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PHOTOS: Free phone, SIM card and $6,000 credit promises draw crowds to phone outlets

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2015 | 1:40 PMJodi-ann Gilpin, Gleaner Writer

Members of the police force spent a big portion of this morning trying to control large crowds that gathered at various Digicel outlets in the Corporate Area.

This comes after the telecommunications company sent text messages informing customers that they would be able to access a free phone, SIM card and $6,000 credit if they make the switch to Digicel under the number portability scheme introduced at the start of this week.

Number portability allows persons to switch their networks but keep their telephone numbers.

Meanwhile, Telecommunications company LIME this morning reported that it has had more than 700 requests from persons wanting to switch from the Digicel network.

At the same time, LIME says 50 of its customers have asked be switched to Digicel.

On Monday, number portability was introduced to Jamaica.

Both fixed line and mobile phone customers can benefit under the number portability system.