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Digicel reduce rates to the Philippines and set up text code to raise funds after typhoon

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Road Town, Tortola, VI - Digicel BVI announced today that it has reduced its calling rate to the Philippines by 25% in the wake of devastating Typhoon Haiyan. For the next seven days, Digicel BVI customers can call friends and family in the Philippines for $0.14 per minute. The reduced calling rate is available from Tuesday, November 12 through Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

In addition to reduced calling rates, Digicel has also set up a text short code (5151) that gives prepaid and postpaid customers the opportunity to donate toward the relief effort. The short code will be active to receive donations until Saturday, November 30, 2013 and Digicel will also match donations up to $1,000.

“To support the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts, text ’Aid’ to (5151) to donate $1 from your prepaid account balance or add $1 to your Digicel postpaid bill. Digicel donates 100% of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief, and we pledge to match dollar for dollar”, commented Cassidy.

“Our thoughts are with the Filipino community of the BVI at this devastating time, and the thousands of people affected by this typhoon. If Digicel can offer our support in any way, however small, we are willing to help”, commented Digicel BVI CEO Declan Cassidy.

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