Digicel is reminding customers of the importance of being prepared for the hurricane season.
To assist customers in staying prepared, Digicel is providing complimentary hurricane tracking maps at all Digicel locations. The large scale tracking map also includes general hurricane information and tips on what to do before, during and after a hurricane.
These hurricane tips can also be found on the Digicel Cayman website at www.digicelcayman.com
In order to track a hurricane on the map, customers should monitor local news for the latest weather advisories and look out for information on hurricane positions which are given by latitude and longitude. Customers should then record the storm centre position, date and time on the tracking map. As the storm proceeds the points should then be joined together to form the storm track, states a press release.
To get the latest hurricane updates on their mobile phones, Digicel customers can text the word ‘STORM’ to 4636.
To help customers stay in touch this hurricane season, Digicel is also offering a hurricane package throughout the season. In any Digicel store, customers may purchase a Nokia 1112 for just $49 and also receive a free car charger. The Nokia 1112 is designed to weather any storm and includes a built in flashlight, up to 5 hours talk time, up to 400 hours standby time, sturdy casing and a large screen display.
‘Digicel has been working diligently to make sure that our customers can stay in touch with friends and family locally and overseas in any weather. We’ve protected our network sites, increased capacity and upgraded back up systems throughout our 3-island network in the Cayman Islands. We have our business continuity plan in place and have a dedicated Crisis Management Team tasked with preparing for a storm strike, and spearheading recovery afterwards. As soon as a storm is identified as a potential threat, the Crisis Management Team is mobilized to monitor and track the storms progress. This is all in effort to ensure that all areas of Digicel’s operations are secured,’ said Mr. JD Buckley, CEO Digicel Cayman.