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Business News of Wednesday, 9 October 2002

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Mobitel introduces new services

MILLICOM (Ghana) Limited (Mobitel), the first cellular phone company to operate in Ghana, has introduced yet another innovative value added service , namely ?Balance Enquiry by Text (SMS)? to its fast growing number of GSM subscribers.

In addition to its large analogue subscriber base, Mobitel has within two months of its launch of a Digital GSM network managed to hit a very high new subscriber mark.

Mobitel has been synonymous with the introduction of many innovative value added services and in September 2002, introduced ?Balance Enquiry by Text (SMS) ? the first of its kind in the cellular phone industry in Ghana.

With this new service, Mobitel GSM and Buzz GSM subscribers can request and have their current balance sent to them by Text (SMS). All the Mobitel GSM and Buzz GSM subscribers have to do is to send a short code ?B1? by Text (SMS) to ?820? and get a prompt feedback by Text (SMS). This innovative service is currently free of charge.

According to the General Manager Sales and Marketing, Mr Stanley Okoh, Mobitel is not only poised to regain its position as market leader through the introduction of this innovative service but is also ready to offer its subscribers services which are at par with GSM cellular phone standards worldwide.

He also mentioned that Mobitel telephony technology is evolving worldwide and mobile phone subscribers now enjoy more value added features on their handsets.

?Mobitel will strive to ensure that its subscribers enjoy some, if not all, of the features on their handsets?. He promised that its subscribers will soon be enjoying many more innovative value added features.

Mobitel is a subsidiary of Millicom International Cellular (MIC) SA and a world leading international operator of cellular telephone services.