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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Starcomms opens shop @ Lekki

Remmy Nweke

UNified Licensed Operator (ULO), Starcomms Limited, has opened shop at the Lekki Shopping Mall, just as the telco recorded over 400,000 subscriber base.

This is the eight-shop the operator is opening in addition to six Starpoints in Lagos State, thus bringing to 14 its customer service centres in the state.

Speaking at the event, Commercial Director, Starcomms, Mr Prakash Pantham, said that the launch shows the operator’s commitment to its Nigerian customers and which is a boost to its recently obtained unified license from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

He disclosed that the telco has achieved over 400,000 subscriber base till date, and is maintaining the pace as the fastest Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA 1x) telco in the country.

He noted that the reason behind the setting up of the Star shop at the Lekki Shopping Mall, was to draw its services nearer to the residents of the area.

Also speaking, the Public Relations Manager at Starcomms, Ms Laura Johnson, said that any phone or hardware that is purchased at the new shop attracts 10 per cent discount to the customer.

This discount, she said, would draw residents to the shop within a week, assuring that every service obtainable at the firm’s headquarters is available at the new shop including voice and data.

She also spoke on the operator’s recently introduced Per Second Billing (PSB), which she said, could be activated by interested subscribers by sending a short messaging service (SMS) to the network, stressing it would be up before 72 working hours.

Ms Johnson equally said the product, tagged, ‘Lifestyle Per Second Billing’ package is a prepaid tariff plan that is billed by the second, and helps subscribers to pay for exact talk time utilized.

As stated by her, all new subscribers would now be activated by default on the PSB platform, while existing subscribers could migrate to the Lifestyle PSB by visiting any Starcomms Shop or Starpoint nationwide, fill a migration form and within three working days the migration will be completed.

The Vice Chairman of the Ikoyi Club, Mr. Jide Odekunle, accompanied by the senior manager at GTBank, Mr. Isa Omagu and Mr. Kolawole Ayawale of CentreSpread, later declared the shop officially opened.
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