Malawi to insure Blackberry & Samsung handsets
TELECOMS| July 25, 2012, 2:26 p.m.
By Gregory Gondwe, Blantyre, Malawi
Blackberry and Samsung handset owners have something to smile about as Airtel Malawi and Nico General Insurance have come up with an insurance package for their devices.
Airtel Malawi Managing Director Saulos Chilima hailed the insurance cover, Cellsure, as the final solution to give relief to consumers who own these mobile phone handsets.
“This will enable customers to get back their mobile phones when lost or stolen,” said Chilima. “An insured Blackberry and Samsung will give peace of mind and the freedom to users and enable them continue with their business when their phones have been replaced.”
Nico General Chief Executive Officer Eric Chapola agreed with Chilima on the insurance cover.
“Cellsure will help ease the lives of mobile phone owners as they will be assured that they will have their handsets replaced once lost or stolen,” Chapola reiterated Chilima’s point.
He said although Malawi already has insurance products for mobile phones but the one created through their partnership with Airtel is a special one.
“What we have done today is to change the strategy,” said Chapola during the launch of the insurance policy in Blantyre last week.
He said the current arrangement would enable them to insure the phone from the point of sale.
“The moment you buy a phone, it gets insured at that point,” Chapola said before warning the customers against carelessness.
“Cellsure will only cover accidents,” he said and categorically pointed out that people should not expect their gadgets to be replaced if they damage them deliberately.
Chilima said this partnership is going to transform the whole telecommunication sector in Malawi as this is a solution to redefine the essence of Blackberry.
MORE TELECOMS NEWS
Airtel opens new service outlet in LagosAirtel Nigeria, has opened a new service outlet, 'Expo Centre' at 47 Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Read More
Mayor opens new ICT shopHer Worship the Mayor of Francistown has opened the doors of a new ICT initiative in Francistown, in the form of a shop from the country’s leading mobile communications provider, Mascom. Read More
Africell, Airtel on collision course over cableUganda’s Africell is set for a legal battle with Airtel as the two trade accusations over the theft of fibre optic cables. Read More
Vodacom coasts home with two industry awardsVodacom Business Nigeria has won two prestigious awards at the Beacon of ICT (BoICT) Awards ceremony. Read More
Vodafone Ghana to reward whistleblowers on cable theftVodafone Ghana is enlisting the help of the general public to help curb cable theft across the country. Read More
MTN Cameroon renews subscriber identificationMTN Cameroon has launched a nationwide campaign that will run until June 2016 to confirm the identity of each subscriber. Read More
Dairo, Ogiemwanye, Uwaoma now Directors at Etisalat NigeriaEtisalat Nigeria has announced the appointment of Adeolu Dairo as Director, Consumer Segment, Elvis Ogiemwanye as Director, Brand & Experience and Eric Uwaoma as Director, Enterprise Segment. Read More
Kenya Power, Safaricom in broadband projectKenya Power International and Safaricom have signed a MoU that will see more Kenyans connected to broadband Internet. Read More
MTN Ghana undertakes 4G LTE site testingMTN Ghana says it has started testing over 60 cell sites located in four different regions of Ghana to pave the way for a successful 4G LTE launch in the third quarter of this year. Read More
FEATURED STORYCriticism over Remita borne out of ignorance, says SystemSpecs
The CEO of SystemSpecs, the company behind the revenue-saving Nigerian Single Treasury Account (TSA) system, speaks to Biztechafrica.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHIBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South Africa
IBM is opening a new IBM Cloud Data Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom and is designed to support cloud adoption and customer demand across the continent.
COMPANY NEWSKeeping up with the mobile banking evolution
Africa especially has witnessed the trend of mobile banking, due to the well-known fact that today more people on the continent have access to a mobile phone ...