Team Fiji athletes and officials receive telecommunications boost for the 2015 Pacific Games.
Saturday 20th June 2015 – Digicel Fiji today has provided Team Fiji athletes and officials a special package which they can use at the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea next month.
The prepaid roaming SIMs were distributed to the 453 member contingent during the final Team Fiji assembly in Suva today. The specially designed package will see Team Fiji members paying only local Fiji rates while roaming in PNG.
Digicel Fiji Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Darren McLean said this package will allow our athletes and officials to use their mobile phones just like if they were making a call or using data at home, taking away the roaming charges which can be a challenge for customers.
“It’s important to provide the best support for our athletes and officials as they will be flying the Fiji flag at the Games in PNG. We are pleased to give each member in the team a Freedom SIM to use for the duration of the games. It offers the best package to call and use data”.
“It is important to stay connected with family and friends while our athletes are away in PNG. They now have the ability to stay in touch with family and friends and they can call, text and use social media as we have removed all roaming charges for the whole traveling group”.
The contingent was offered 40c to calls back to Fiji, for calls within PNG and incoming calls, texts to any mobile network will cost 25c and 800MB data for $5.99 valid for 7 days.
Team Fiji chef de mission, Mrs. Cathy Wong said she was delighted to have Digicel Fiji on board and praised the company for providing this special value package to call home for our athletes.
“Communication is vital for our athletes and because we would be in PNG for 18 days, talking to family back in Fiji is very important. This takes care of ‘corridor fever’ which is something our athletes face while on tours because mobile bills are too high to call people at home”.
“This has made my team very happy because we can call home and talk to family and friends and stay connected on Facebook and with calls at local rates with Digicel”.