By Delly Waigeno – EM TV News, Port Moresby
Anyone in Papua New Guinea can now exchange their old mobile phone for a new one, on the proviso that the old phone is still in working order.
Bmobile-Vodafone Group CEO, Sundar Ramamurthy, said phone owners can trade in their old phones at a price of K19.
It is a limited offer, which will run for 10 days from January 20 through until the 30th.
At a media conference today, Ramamurthy said the exchange offer came about as Bmobile-Vodafone recognised that many phone users still use their old handsets because they are unable to afford new ones.
Ramamurthy said Bmobile-Vodafone has a refurbishment policy and a comprehensive program that addresses environmental concerns when it comes to the proper disposal of old phones and batteries, which can be harmful.
Bmobile-Vodafone’s network coverage has a reach of between 5.5 million to 6 million people.
The CEO also said that the SIM Registration Process is progressing well for the company, following the launch of the Compulsory SIM Card Registration regulation launched by the government and regulator, NICTA, last year.