In the midst of January’s financial hardship and the global credit-crunch, the most reliable mobile network-Comium, arguably, has cushioned one of its subscriber’s – Zachiatu Bangura economic crisis, by awarding her a cash equivalent of the Euro 2008 trip to London star prize.
Comium’s newly appointed Commercial Director, Dr Osman Habal said though he was not part of the Euro 2008 promotions, however “this is one of the promotions Comium is aiming to provide.”
He made these remarks during the presentation of a Le 4.8m cheque to the star prize winner of the Euro 2008 promotion, at Comium Wilkinson Road head office.
According to Dr Habal this “is a sign of our commitment to our subscribers to buy and share the happiness of being a Comium subscriber.” He explained that being a Comium subscriber is a wonderful experience, adding “who knows you might be a lucky winner of Comium winning the Life’s’ promotion which is a house and a one-in-town classic Benz smart car.
Dr Habal also added that there are series of promotions and activities underway, “which will include promotions and social involvement … this is our strategy at Comium being part of the Sierra Leonean community,” he said.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Paul Hyde said, “this is part of (their) commitment of recognizing and rewarding our subscribers for their patronage” assuring all that “we will continue throughout 2009.”
He explained that what’s unique about their promotion is the fact that you don’t have to buy anything for you to take part “all you need to do is just call” he said, adding “this is the kind of promotion we want to maintain.”
He said “though (her) work commitment might have prevented (her) from going to England we are happy to reward Zachiatu for winning and her long time patronage with the company.” Zachiatu who revealed that she had been with the company since its inception, said she is delighted being awarded with a Le 4.8m cheque. She also disclosed that she opted for the cash equivalent of the prize won instead, adding that we all know what “the economic situation is like in January.”
Zachiatu however disclosed that she is going to spend the money judiciously, “first I’m going to pay my tithe and then invest,” said the NIMO construction company worker.
Mohamed Kallon Comium head of Marketing explained that the Euro 2008 promotion was a one month promotion that started on 7th June and ended on 7th July 2008. “We asked our subscribers to top up 2,000 units and win a trip to England,” he explained.
“We have not increased our credit tariff”- Comium CEO
The sudden increase of Comium’s tariff by some unscrupulous businessmen has troubled the management of Comium.
The Comium Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Paul Hyde on Wednesday disclosed to journalists that they have not increased their tariffs explaining that all what they have done was to decrease dealers’ commission. “We have not increased our credit tariff or the price for Sims,” he said.
He explained that some dealers are hoarding mobile credit and Sims to create artificial scarcity in order to make more profit.
The CEO issued out a strong warning to dealers saying the company “…will terminate the contract of any dealer caught inflating the prices of any of their products.”