Telecom Cook Islands (TCI) celebrated its 22nd birthday in July, and had two competitions running for the duration of the month.
Roimata Kautai won $100 of credit to her landline after entering the draw for the prize by purchasing a Samsung phone, which she said will help her pay the bills.
Roimata Vainerere received a Samsung Galaxy S3. It is the latest addition to her mobile phone collection – she now has three that are in working order, but she has held onto “countless” others that are no longer in operation.
Both winners were thrilled to receive their prizes from Telecom chief executive officer Jules Maher and marketing assistant Shane Andrews at Telecom’s main office in Avarua on Thursday.
TCI was formed in 1991, and has seen various milestones such as introducing Kia Orana cards in 1998, prepaid credit for mobile phones in 2001 and dial-up internet for all outer islands in 2003. More recently, Telecom launched a new website last year, and visited the outer islands to improve mobile coverage. Maher recently attended the launch of four satellites for Telecom’s upcoming O3b internet service, which it signed up for in 2010 and is likely to launch in November.