20,000 subscribers for Jamaica's Digicel Play

Monday, April 4th, 2016
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Digicel Play Jumps To 20,000 Subscriber Milestone In Jamaica

  • Twenty Thousandth customer surprised by World’s Fastest Man, Usain Bolt!
  • Company in the process of rolling out its service to Spanish Town

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Digicel Play has announced that its service has passed the 20,000 subscriber mark in Jamaica, less than sixty days after reaching 10,000 customers. To celebrate the occasion, the company traced its 20,000th customer, Rosalin Marshall, to Portmore and gave her a mind-blowing surprise.

Corporal Rosalin Marshall, a police officer for 17 years, thought she and her husband, Roger, were being taken to a secret location to participate in a focus group session. However, her eyes popped wide open when she saw Digicel Ambassador and the world’s fastest man – Usain Bolt – waiting to present her with a brand new 55-inch LG TV, three months of free service and goodie bags courtesy of Digicel Play.

“Did you see my eyes popping out of my head when I saw Usain? I’m upfront and personal with him, wow,” shrieked an overly excited Rosalin. “My Pastor told me a few weeks ago that God is going to give me a mind-blowing experience. My mind is blown today – this is really a surprise.”

Rosalin also had high praises for the Digicel Play service. “The internet is so fast, I can’t catch it,” she said. “Another thing that stands out is that I can record my favorite shows and use pause and rewind to watch the news because I usually get home late at night. Plus my husband is a sports fanatic, so now he gets to watch the Super Bowl on his tablet even if he can’t be in the living room where the TV is – the service is just great,” she added.

“Digicel Play has seen record-breaking growth since we launched in Kingston,” said John Suranyi, Group CEO for Digicel Play, Caribbean and Central America. “This is a clear indicator that customers want a better home entertainment experience and that is exactly what we are delivering to Jamaican homes using the fastest fibre in the region to give customers access to world-class content at the touch of a button.”

Suranyi adds; “And even as we’re celebrating this milestone, we have thousands of customers in the process of being connected in Kingston and Portmore and I want to take this opportunity to apologise for not being able to connect them as quickly as they wish; our team is working around the clock to get everyone connected to our service as soon as possible.”

“Kudos to our employees and business partners who continue to be instrumental in sharing this product with customers, and their success is evident by the satisfaction our customers are expressing with the new options that Digicel Play provides.”

Digicel Play recently announced that it has secured exclusive content deals with major global network operators including BBC, NBCUniversal, CBS and Bravo to give its customers more choice and flexibility in their content viewing experience.