Carlos Tull wins piece of the rock

Digicel staff blowing out birthday candles today.
Digicel staff blowing out birthday candles today.

Carlos Tull, 37, of Hopewell, St. Thomas, has 120,000 reasons to smile on Thursday, Valentine’s Day, when he celebrates his 38th birthday.

That’s because he walked away from a field of eight other finalists with the first prize of a plot of land at Gemswick, St. Philip, in the Digicel Christmas promotion “Win a Piece of Paradise and Smile”.

In a brief interview with Barbados TODAY at Hilton Barbados Resort earlier today, the self-employed Tull said: “The win has not settled in yet.”

Later, he added that he was trying to pay off a minivan so that he could begin plans to acquire land to build his home when he learnt of his fortune. Tull, who is the father of two children and the step-father of one, pointed out that he has been a customer of Digicel for many years.

Meanwhile, as the company celebrated its ninth anniversary today, it honoured nine of its workers who were there for five years. Among those receiving awards for their service were: Karen Bridgeman, Sharron Thomas and Dave Cumberbatch of the Corporate Customer Care Team; Kevin Harding of the Technical Team; Tim Maher, head of Business Development; Yasmine Millington of the Retail Sales Team; Alydia Roach of retail sales at the Colonnade on Broad Street; Krystle Smith, Senior Marketing Executive; and Corey Wood, a switching engineer with the technical team.

In a brief presentation, Chief Executive Officer of Digical, Barry O’Brian, expressed “a high level of satisfaction” that over the last nine years Digicel had fulfilled its goal of becoming the number one mobile operator in Barbados.

O’Brien noted that since its launch on February 11, 2004,†Digicel had consistently brought customers “unbeatable value with market leading products like “Free after 3”, “Free after 10”, pre-paid data-day-pass, SMS bundles and Digicel Choice voice and internet services, allowing Barbadians to “call anywhere in the world for two cents a minute”.

The CEO further noted that since its launch of Barbados’ first 4G Network in December 2011, it had introduced the latest 4G smartphones and Wi-Fi devices, while serving customers island wide products like residential broadband, an affordable, high-speed reliable Internet solution.

O’Brien promised to work closely with the business community to improve levels of efficiency and profitability through the use of technology such as the company’s WiMax and GPS Tracking services. He pointed out that this was a growing segment of the company’s business, serving over 500 clients island-wide.

O’Brien stressed that the next major step for Digicel was to break ground in the landline sector. He pointed out that with the awarding of a full domestic services licence by the National Telecommunications Unit in August last year, Digicel was one step closer to “breaking the monopoly which exists in the local landline market”.

“We are eager to offer the market an attractive landline service, with free local calls, additional value and superior service as is the case with our current offerings in the mobile sector,” O’Brien said.

He also gave the public the assurance that Digicel would continue to be a good corporate citizen giving sponsorship to worthy causes and promoting local artistes.†(WG)†††††††

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