The NEWS (Monrovia)

23 November 2012

Liberia: Lonestarcell Launches 'Blackberry Solutions'

Despite the decision by the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) to suspend the operational licenses of Lodestar Cell/MTN for three days (from December 3-5), the company on Thursday launched its subscribers BlackBerry solutions in the country.

Speaking at the program yesterday, the CEO of Lonestar Cell/MTN, Tebogo Mohapi, said the launch of the BlackBerry phone is part of the company's commitment to the Liberian people and the desire of the MTN group to continue to drive the brand in its 22 operations in Africa and the Middle East.

Mr. Mohapi told the gathering that Lonestar Cell is excited to unveil, the BlackBerry solution that brings together smart phones, software and other services that would allow easy wireless access to email, messaging, social networking, phone, calendar, web, multimedia as well as other business.

He said the company provides lifestyle applications that allow subscribers to enjoy freedom and productivity benefits by using BlackBerry smart phones to stay connected with the people and information while on the move.

In a brief statement, the Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Information, Norris Tweh commended the Lonestar Cell/MTN family for the introduction of the BlackBerry solution for its many subscribers in the country.

Minister Tweh assured the GSM Company that government will continue to support all businesses in the country because when businesses are supported the Liberian people stand to benefit.

He said the launch of the technology is a manifestation of the creation and development for the Liberian people. Minister Tweh, however, commended Lonestar for its corporate social responsibility to the society.

Lonestar Cell/MTN is Liberia's oldest GSM Company that operates in all the 15 political sub-division of the country.

The company has re-commits itself to the efforts of the Liberia Government in the rebuilding process of the economy, particularly the Telecommunication sector.

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