The National , Monday, May 30, 2011
By ANCILLA WRAKUALE
TELIKOM has launched its new mobile phone service Citifon with the cheapest rates last Friday in Port Moresby.
The mobile service was officially launched by Telikom chief executive officer Peter Loko witnessed by the media and other Telikom staff.
Loko said the mobile phones were based on the 3rd generation (3G) network and would initially be focused in Lae and Port Moresby with expansion to other centres to follow soon.
He said the launch of the mobile service was part of their strategy in moving towards data mobility.
Meanwhile, Telikom chief commercial officer Ajay Mathur said the product was significantly different and offered the cheapest rate for customers with internet rate as low as 29t per megabyte.
“The brand targets young Papua New Guineans across the country and the service would initially be available in the cities and will gradually expand to the interiors of the country where code division multiple access (CDMA) coverage exists.
“It aims at providing value-for-money products and services for the people of PNG and at the same time allowing them to keep in touch with family, friends and colleagues,” Mathur said.
Citifon has five range of handsets that includes V3 Gem, V3 Xing, V26, V27 and Alcatel OT-1650C.
These handsets come with new features that includes FM radio, preload music from Telikom music channel, video player, camera and data modem that can be used to browse the internet or put in the phone to use as an internet modem.