Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma on several islands across the Caribbean, Digicel SVG on Tuesday, September 12, announced that it is providing 100% of its prepaid customer base with 10 minutes of FREE talk time for them to contact and connect with their loved ones abroad, residing in Irma affected islands.

Shortly after 8am on Tuesday, customers’ were given access to the one-off free talk time, which has an expiry of 7 days to call the hurricane battered Caribbean counties including: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The British Virgin Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

“We understand the need to be able to quickly connect with family and friends during and following any disaster and we are happy to provide our customers with some relief and with the means to do so,” said John Davies, Country Manager at Digicel SVG.

Davies added that while it would have been much easier for a post-paid Digicel customer to reach out to their loved ones in these affected islands, as post-paid customers currently enjoy unlimited Digicel calls to the region, it was equally important for Digicel to step up and do something for its prepaid customers.

Hurricane Irma is said to be the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic outside of the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.

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