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Digicel projects sale of 20,000 smartphones during June

Friday, May 30, 2014 | 3:56 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Telecoms company Digicel says that it will introduce the lowest priced smartphones on the local market as part of its ongoing drive to widen accessibility to mobile internet.

According to Digicel, with the price set between J$4,000 and J$6,000, the company expects to distribute over 20,000 of the new devices throughout the month of June based on current demand.

Handsets will include its own brand along with others from Alcatel, Huawei and Amgoo.

Distribution director, Patrick King said that nearly one million customers use mobile data on Digicel’s network and the increased population coverage due to its efforts can only be positive for entertainment and enterprise.

Last month Digicel completed the construction of an additional 187 cell sites, bringing the total number of 4G Mobile sites on the Digicel network to over 600, a release from the company said.

King also commended the government in its recent effort to reduce the duty on smartphones as it ensures “that access and affordability of mobile Internet are increasingly within reach.”

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