Pacific Islanders in New Zealand can now buy and send Digicel mobile Top Up back to the Islands
Wednesday, 21 July, Auckland: New Zealand’s Pacific Island community now have a new remittance option for sending value or a gift to friends and family back in the Islands with the launch of Digicel’s new ”Top Up Your Friends & Family” service.
Digicel, the Pacific Island’s leading mobile provider operating in six Pacific Island countries, is now offering Digicel mobile Top Up credit in thousands of dairies and convenience stores throughout New Zealand. Customers can now simply buy Digicel mobile Top Up vouchers from their local prepaid outlet, available in $15, $20, $30 and $50 denominations, and can then send the Top Up credit to any Digicel prepaid phone in the Pacific via www.digicelrecharge.com or via 0800 DIGICEL (0800 34 44 235 or 09 9652715)
The selected Digicel mobile phone will receive the Top Up value in the local currency and with great exchange rates and no fees attached, the service is an excellent value remittance or gift option. Digicel Pacific provides mobile communications to over 1.6 million Pacific Islanders in Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, Papa New Guinea and Nauru.
Speaking at the launch of “Digicel Top Up Friends & Family”, His Excellency, Mr Faolotoi Reupena Pogi, Consul General Samoa said; “Being in contact and sending money, value or gifts back to the islands to family, friends and the community is integral to the culture of New Zealand’s Pacific Islanders. The amount of money sent from New Zealand annually is phenomenal and has a hugely positive impact on the lives of the Islanders and the development of these nations. I therefore highly commend Digicel on this service which allows people send value home, with no fees attached, meaning more of the value gets to those who need it. The gift of Top Up or essentially the ability to communicate, will mean families can stay connected even if they are divided by the Pacific Ocean.”
Pepe Christian Fruean, CEO, Digicel Samoa said; “Digicel Top Up in New Zealand is an excellent remittance or gift option to send value back to loved ones to help them stay in touch. Digicel mobile international rates for calls from Samoa and Tonga to New Zealand are significantly cheaper than mobile calling rates available in New Zealand and we believe that this service will provide another way to help families, friends, church groups and communities stay connected.”
To celebrate the new service Digicel will add an additional 10% bonus credit on all Top Up sent from New Zealand in July.