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Wednesday, 7th June 2017

The beautifully crafted Nokia smartphone range and the Nokia 3310 officially launched in Sri Lanka exclusively with Mobitel Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 – delivering the latest pure Android experience – will be available to buy at Soft logic outlets and Mobitel main branches island wide 

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, can now announce that its first Nokia smartphone range – comprising of the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 – will be available to buy at Mobitel and selected retailers alongside the Nokia 3310. Unveiled earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the smartphones combine superior craftsmanship, distinctive design and powerful entertainment features with a pure Android experience, giving you the ability to use your phone, your way.  
The Nokia pure Android based smartphones are launched exclusively in Sri Lanka with the National Mobile Service Provider Mobitel as the official mobile telecommunications partner for the same. Mobitel will be offering an attractive voice and data bundle to all customers who purchase any of the phones to enjoy the full experience of the latest devices. 
Nokia 6: Powerful entertainment experience and superior craftsmanship
Combining superior craftsmanship and distinctive design with an immersive audio experience and a 5.5” full HD screen, the new Nokia 6 delivers a truly premium smartphone experience. The unibody of the Nokia 6 is crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminium and is perfect for those who want a robust phone with outstanding entertainment credentials. The smart audio amplifier with dual speakers allow consumers to experience a deep bass and unmatched clarity, whilst Dolby Atmos® sound delivers a powerfully moving entertainment experience.
With outstanding colour reproduction, the Nokia 6 has a fully laminated display stack delivering excellent sunlight readability without compromising the slim form. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 mobile platform and the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 505 graphics processor, the Nokia  6  strikes  the  perfect  balance  between  performance  and  power consumption,   designed   to   deliver   premium   quality   entertainment   with   battery   life   to   spare, maximising your entertainment experience on the go.  The Nokia 6 is available in four distinct colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper – and will retail at {MRP 35,990}. Mobitel will be offering a special package applicable to both Pre-Paid and Post-Paid customers of Rs. 150/- talk time monthly for 3 months and 2GB data monthly for 6 months free.
Nokia 5: Seamless, premium and durable design
The Nokia 5 has been precision engineered out of a single block of 6000 series aluminium to create a perfect pillowed body that flows seamlessly into the laminated 5.2” IPS HD display with sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass. Featuring a ground-breaking innovation in antenna design the Nokia 5 brings robust structural integrity, attention to detail and the quality of a high-end flagship. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 mobile platform, Nokia 5 delivers excellent battery life, improved graphics performance – all in a package that perfectly balances everyday usability with a premium quality design. With additional features including an 8MP, 84-degree wide-angle front facing camera – to squeeze even more scene into your selfie – and excellent sunlight and low light screen visibility, there are plenty of reasons to keep the Nokia 5 out of your pocket and in your hand where it belongs. 
The Nokia 5 is available in four distinct colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper – and will retail at {MRP 29,990}. Mobitel will be offering a special package applicable to both Pre-Paid and Post-Paid customers of Rs. 150/- talk time monthly for 3 months and 2GB data monthly for 6 months free.
Nokia 3: Superior craftsmanship at an affordable price
This stunning new smartphone is designed to deliver an outstanding experience with unprecedented value.  The Nokia 3 features a precision machined aluminium frame forged out of a single piece of aluminium, offering exceptional structural integrity and protection where it counts. Featuring a fully laminated 5” IPS display with no air gap and sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass, the Nokia 3 offers durability and superb clarity delivering a viewing experience that is second to none. With fewer reflections thanks to the polarised screen, the experience is crisp and clear offering unbeatable visibility even in bright sunlight. With seamlessly integrated 8MP wide aperture cameras (front and back), the Nokia 3 packs a truly premium quality smartphone experience into its compact and elegant form. The Nokia 3 is available in four distinct colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper  – and will retail at {MRP 21,990}. Mobitel will be offering a special package applicable to both Pre-Paid and Post-Paid customers of Rs. 150/- talk time monthly for 3 months and 2GB data monthly for 4 months free.
Always Pure Android 
With all Nokia smartphones you will always have the latest pure Android experience for your device. With monthly security updates your Nokia smartphone is safe, up-to-date as well as clutter-free – putting choice at the heart of the consumer experience.  And with the latest Android come the latest features including the latest capabilities of Doze, which saves battery life while the phone is in a pocket or bag. The new Nokia smartphones feature Google’s most recent innovation, the Google Assistant, building further on a great Android experience. Our teams have worked together to ensure conversations with the Google Assistant happen seamlessly on Nokia smartphones.
Nokia 3310: 
Thin, light and incredibly durable, the Nokia 3310 is a head turning modern twist on one of the best-selling feature phones of all time. Boasting an incredible 22-hour talk-time and month long stand-by, the Nokia 3310’s fresh, colourful, modern design brings it bang up to date.  
Talk all day, text, take pictures, listen to music, and get hooked once more on the original mobile gaming hit Snake, all on a single charge. With its unparalleled month-long standby time, the Nokia 3310 encompasses everything you knew and loved in a sleek modern polycarbonate casing, and with inherent colour throughout its body the Nokia 3310 is more vibrant than ever before. Available in four colours - Warm Red and Yellow, both with a gloss finish, and Dark Blue and Grey both with a matte finish the Nokia 3310 will retail at MRP 7,990. Mobitel will be offering a special package applicable to both Pre-Paid and Post-Paid customers which will include a free voice and SMS bundle.
Caption – Mobitel Senior General Manager Marketing - Isuru Dissanayaka, HMD Global Marketing Head for APAC – Shane Chiang, Mobitel Chief Executive Officer – Nalin Perera, HMD Global General Manager Thailand and Emerging Asia – Sandeep Gupta, Softlogic Holding PLC Executive Director/ Sector Head Mobile Division  – Ranjan Perera and Softlogic Communications Director Sales – Rajeev Gooneratne unveiling the latest Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3.
About HMD Global
Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the new home of Nokia phones and tablets. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for mobile phones and tablets. Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation. For further information, see  
Qualcomm Snapdragon and Qualcomm Adreno are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Android, Google and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc.
Thursday, 1st June 2017

mCash introduces Standing Orders from your mobile for the first time in Sri Lanka  

The National Mobile Service Provider Mobitel’s mobile money platform, mCash recently launched a facility providing customers the ease of giving a standing order via mCash to schedule payments to other mCash users and pay key utilities and other bills. This hassle-free service will be another first from mCash, allowing mCash customers to schedule pre-defined payments at regular intervals using a mobile phone to other mCash users such as family & friends and also to over 40 key service providers including Insurance, Electricity, Water, Telephone and Leasing, for the first time in Sri Lanka. Mobitel has always been in the forefront of ICT innovation and introducing this innovative service offering through mCash to further enhance the convenience of customers stands testament to this. 
Taking the offering a step further, the service also sends out free SMS reminders before the due date to ensure the customer is always updated. In the event the payment is not successful, it provides free follow up reminders via SMS and also re-checks the possibility of making the payment, 7 days continuously from the due date. This entire service offering is easy to schedule and provided to mCash customers at no extra cost. This service also enables mCash customers to not have to worry about missing important payments again as mCash will take care of settling the payments on the pre-defined date scheduled by the customer.  
To access mCash Standing Orders, customers are requested to dial #111# from any Mobitel and Etisalat connection, select Standing Orders from the provided menu and schedule payments accordingly.
Having experienced rapid growth over the years with a growing clientele, mCash has enabled its users to maintain a mobile money account to experience a whole new quick and convenient method of carrying out monetary transactions. Licensed under the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, mCash provides a full range of services that include Top up, withdrawals, money transfers, paying utility bills, insurance premiums and leasing payments, settling payments for government taxes, making charitable donations and purchases for goods and services. mCash has an extensive Retailer network of  16,000+ touch points islandwide including Mobitel Branches, SLT Teleshops and Singer Mega outlets, Supermarkets, Leading Banks,  650 + Commercial Bank ATM’s for cardless withdrawals and  300 + Pay & Go kiosks located in central areas for mCash services. To register for mCash simply dial #111# from your Mobitel or Etisalat phone to get started.


Tuesday, 30th May 2017

Now you can gift your data with Mobitel for the first time in Sri Lanka  

In keeping with its growing popularity as a caring provider, Sri Lanka’s National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel, proudly launches a Data Gifting solution for its valued Pre-Paid broadband customers. Through this offer, Mobitel Pre-Paid customers will now be eligible to gift a portion of their activated Data bundle to another Mobitel Pre-Paid user. Such innovations are driving customer satisfaction and attracting more users to use data in the Broadband market which is currently experiencing a high growth rate.
The Data Gifting service enables Pre-Paid customers to make a minimum gift bundle of 250MB and a maximum gift bundle of 10GB with a validity period of 7 days. To gift a day bundle: Type DGD< Space>receiver’s mobile number< Space>250MB & SMS to 170 and to gift a Night Bundle: Type DGN<Space>receiver’s mobile number< Space>250MB & SMS to 170. There will be a nominal fee of Rs. 2/- + taxes for the transaction done within a given month.
The Data Gifting solution is a thoughtful innovation that fulfills customers’ needs, existing Pre-Paid data customers who don’t fully utilize their data bundle can now gift it to their loved ones, without letting it go waste. This service can also be used for emergency situations when a friend or loved one runs out of data and needs a solution in a hurry. It is also an ideal solution for existing low end Pre-Paid data customers who are reluctant to move towards high value data plans as it cater to their budget needs. The Data Gifting solution is yet another customer satisfaction initiative from the nation’s most caring service provider – Mobitel. 
Mobitel’s innovative services are enhancing communication, technology, health, and IT literacy opportunities for citizens by boosting data usage through solutions that meet customers’ daily usage requirements to enhance their lives.
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