Its one weekend, two great shows…LIME Jamaica since yesterday, January 13, has been buzzing with activities at its Portmore and Kingston & St. Andrew stores ALL for one ‘Mega deal’, to get television enabled mobile handsets just by trading in a mobile phone from another network.
Here is what has been happening. With the roots stage show Rebel Salute schedule for this Saturday at Port Kaizer, St. Elizabeth and the reggae superstar Buju Banton’s Before the Dawn Concert in down town Miami this Sunday the telecommunications giant has capitalized and offering television enabled mobile handsets to all willing to trade in a Digicel or Claro phone.
LIME became the provider of the first digital mobile service in the Caribbean last December when it launch Mobile TV Service in Jamaica, as part of an effort to give customers the experience of the best in entertainment, news and sports. At the moment the telecommunications company offers its digital services in the Greater St. Catherine are of Portmore and Spanish Town, as well as the Kingston & St. Andrew Metropolitan area.
When we here at Dexter Communications (@Lgrandison) tweeted LIME Customer Service (@LimeHelp) asking when it will be spread across the island we were told that they could not confirm at this moment.
Local paper, the Jamaica Observer , in its Friday, January 14 online news edition quoted Regional Project Special Manager, Stephen Price saying, as soon as they stores were officially opened for businesses they were inundated by persons eager to trade in their old network phones for a spanking new television enabled mobile handset.
So with just any working mobile phone from with a SIM Card from “the other Guys” and JMD$2,000 ($2,500 with tax including) for credit Jamaicans were body to body in lines extending from stores and on the streets waiting to get a “TV phone”, enough to cause a traffic congestion on the major road Half Way Tree this Friday morning, where the LIME Head Office is also located.