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Friday, 18th August 2017

National Savings Bank and SLT Mobitel in a partnership to create a  Digital Revolution involving a new experience of Savings – NSB i Saver.

Sri Lanka’s Savings Giant NSB has joined hands with Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel the National Mobile Service Provider to create a new digital environment of convenience and flexibility in saving money.
A customer would now be able to save money via 16000+ Mobitel mCash Retailers spread across the country anytime with a message received instantly to one’s mobile phone. This NSB i Saver product was successfully launched on 16th August, 2017 at a ceremony held at NSB’s Head office graced by His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, The President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as Chief Guest, along with several other distinguished guests.
NSB i Saver is a digital innovation which is expected to provide customer convenience through Mobitel standalone and all franchisee outlets at any time during the day. This innovative service is expected to further inculcate the habit of savings amongst Sri Lanka’s populace, thus resulting in wealth creation and mobility of funds for investment.
NSB has achieved AAA Fitch rating (Ika) for 15 consecutive years and is the only bank where its Deposits and Interest are Guaranteed by the Government of Sri Lanka, thus the safest place for all deposits. Mobitel’s mCash operating platform has witnessed a rapid growth in usage with a digital payment eco-system supporting transactions via mobile devices and through retail counters. The 16000+ customer touchpoints include Mobitel branches, SLT Teleshops, Singer Mega outlets, Supermarkets and 300+ Pay & Go Kiosks situated across the country.
NSB i Saver is the latest addition to the mCash portfolio approved by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka for broader customer engagement in pursuance of enhanced opportunity to save money.
Thursday, 17th August 2017

Mobitel unveils the next tech revolution with ‘X Station’

Mobitel, the National Mobile Service Provider, proves yet again its credentials as the unrivaled leader of the country’s digital revolution by unveiling ‘X Station’, the first hi-tech Internet of Things (IoT) concept store of its kind in the country. Synonymous with having brought technology trends to Sri Lanka such as 3.5G and 4.5G, Mobitel is proud to power its vision to bring the exhilarating experience of a ‘connected world’ to the country. The ‘X Station’ is the expert hub for futuristic technology products and services that will enhance and simplify lives while enabling visitors to experience the tech revolution. 
‘X Station’ offers an experience like never before with technologies and gadgets that are trending around the world today. Not only does it showcase the latest and best in technology, but also provides users the opportunity to be a part of the entire experience of the same. It showcases the latest in Smart Home and Home Automation with in situation experience zones of how your home can be interconnected using the internet and devices, Smart Health – connected devices you can use at the comfort of your home to keep track of your health in a smart an accurate manner including other smart equipment to monitor the environment as well and also includes gaming & virtual reality. Another feature experience zone is the 3D printing zone which is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka. X Station will provide a live demonstration of 3D printing and other related high tech devices for customers to get the complete experience.
By establishing ‘X Station’, Mobitel strengthens its vision to be the ICT leader in the country and to provide Sri Lankan citizens to experience and use devices to enhance and simplify their day to day lives. Mobitel has promised to care, share and deliver to its customers the latest in ICT technology and trends and is delivering its promise to integrate these new technological developments into its service offerings for an incredible experience. Now it aims to go one step further, with the opening of the ‘X Station’ that is now open for everyone to be a part of the experience. 
Caption – Official opening of the ‘X Station’ by the Honorable Minister of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure Mr. Harin Fernando in the presence of the Chairman of Sri Lanka Telecom and Mobitel Mr. P. G. Kumarasinghe Sirisena and Members of the Board of Directors of Mobitel.
Caption – Demonstration of Virtual Reality and Gaming at the X Station in the presence of the Honorable Minister of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure Mr. Harin Fernando, 
Chairman of Sri Lanka Telecom and Mobitel Mr. P. G. Kumarasinghe Sirisena, Members of the Board of Directors of Mobitel and the Chief Executive Officer of Mobitel.
Caption – The first Digital Transaction at the X Station being completed by the Honorable Minister of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure Mr. Harin Fernando and the first customer Mrs. Erin Fernando.
Monday, 24th July 2017

• Mobitel has extended the Cash Bonanza Montero Extravaganza Programme to give away another 12 luxury Monteros for 2017 • Prizes worth over Rs. 185 million have been awarded to a total of 108,606 customers up to April 2017

The National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel’s Cash Bonanza Montero Extravaganza programme reached fever pitch in June 2017, witnessing growing participation of customers as a result of the exciting prizes on offer. Mobitel announced Sujeevi Renuka De Silva from Pannipitiya as the lucky winner of the Cash Bonanza Montero Extravaganza for the month of June 2017. Mobitel Senior General Manager Sales & Channel Development Mr. Chandika Vitharana handed over the prize on the occasion of the prize giving for June 2017, which was held at the Pradeshiya Sabha Grounds in Monaragala on 22nd July 2017. The event was made more joyous with a grand Carnival followed by a musical show with the band “Flash Back” performing along with various other popular artists. 
The Mobitel Cash Bonanza has whipped up tremendous excitement as customers contend for the 6 luxury Monteros yet to be given away by Mobitel for the remaining months of 2017. The programme will gift 12 lucky winners with one luxury Montero over the 12 months of the year. In addition, Mobitel will award cash prizes of Rs. 500/- each to a total of 219,000 lucky customers throughout the year. In all, Mobitel customers are poised expectantly to receive Rs. 350 million from the operator through 2017.  
Besides the award giving ceremony, carnival and musical show, other activities were also organized through the day for participants, including a kid’s play area with entertainment and a variety of Mobitel products stalls for customers to experience the sheer range and scope of products and services offered by the operator. Customers could avail of special offers extended for the occasion, including the Upahara smartphone offer, gift items and more. Customer could also access a gaming zone offering the ultimate gaming experience, powered by Mobitel High Speed 4G Broadband connectivity. Additionally, on the day of the carnival a special ‘Eye Clinic’ was held for valued customers where 1,000 customers were given spectacles free of charge along with an eye checkup done by qualified and experienced opticians.
Mobitel Pre-Paid, Post-Paid and Broadband customers are eligible for the Mobitel Cash Bonanza draw with every Rs. 50/- cash recharge, reload or Post-Paid bill value payment. For the daily cash prizes, Pre-Paid winning customers will receive the prize by way of talk time for the same value and Post-Paid winning customers will receive the prize by way of a rebate on their Post-Paid bill. Cash Bonanza winners will only be notified via Mobitel’s customer care hotline 071 27 55 777 and in writing via post. Customers will not be charged an additional fee for any prizes they have won.
Caption - Mobitel Cash Bonanza Montero Extravaganza June 2017 Winner Sujeevi Renuka De Silva and Family from Pannipitiya with her brand new Montero from Mobitel.


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