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Digicel Play nets 20,000 subscribers

Published:Wednesday | April 6, 2016 | 4:00 AM
Rosalin Marshall gets a big hug from Digicel brand ambassador, Usain Bolt, who congratulated her for being Digicel Play’s 20,000th customer. Looking on are Roger Marshall (left), Rosalin’s husband, and John Suranyi.

Digicel Play has announced that its service has passed the 20,000-subscriber mark in Jamaica, less than 60 days after reaching 10,000 customers.

To celebrate the occasion, the company found its 20,000th customer, Rosalin Marshall, in Portmore, St Catherine, and gave her a mind-blowing surprise.

Corporal Rosalin Marshall, a police officer of 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 when she saw Digicel ambassador and the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, waiting to present her with a new 55-inch LG TV, three months of free service and gifts 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. "I can now record my favorite shows and use pause and rewind to watch the news because I usually get home late at nights. the service is just great," she said.

"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."

"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."