Saturday, January 9, 2010
Telikom launches phone card
By HILDEGARD F GANAK UPNG
TELIKOM PNG has yet again
launched another innovation among
other new products and services
launched in recent times.
The product, launched at Jacksons
International Airport on Thursday, is
the Kumul Universal Access Card.
The phone card is indeed suitable for
overseas travelers to make international
calls from other countries into
Telikom has described the calling
card as ‘a product that delivers the
call convenience for frequent travelling
customers who may not have the
time to shop for phone cards overseas’.
Kumul Universal Access Card will
make possible international calls for
either business or family in more than
15 countries. Calls using the card can
be made from public phones and even
in hotel room phones.
Telikom PNG Chief Executive
Officer Peter Loko said anyone who
travels and lives overseas can use the
card to make cheaper calls.
He said the card will come in
handy for travelling executives,
tourists, PNG students studying overseas,
the working class overseas and
family members, friends and business
partners living in other countries. He
said telikom is excited about their
new product and urged everyone not
to leave without one and to buy as
many as they can.
Mr. Loko further thanked Air
Niugini for working with Telikom to
promote the product. He also thanked
Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for
their permission to use the airport
premises to promote the product. Air
Niugini’s Deputy General Manager
for Marketing Dominic Kaumu said
Air Niugini is looking forward
towards strengthening its relationship
with the nationally owned telecommunication
giants and they will also
sell the product at the airport.
Travelers at Jacksons International
were lucky enough to receive free
promotional Kumul Universal Access
Cards during its launching on
Thursday. International Rugby
League heavy weights Charlie Wabo,
Menzi Yere and Michael Mak were
also present at the launching to promote
the new product.
Kumul card was launched when
David Anderson, a joint owner of Sky
Telikom made a call from his mobile
phone using the Kumul Universal
Access Card from his office in
Sydney Australia to a Telikom access
phone at the airport.