Mobilink partners with PTV to bring Elections 2008 Updates
Islamabad: 06 February 2008: Mobilink, the country's leader in cellular communication with a growing base of over 30 million customers and part of the Orascom Telecom group has signed an exclusive partnership with PTV for providing regular SMS/IVR updates for the forthcoming Elections.
SMS/IVR services will provide customers with updates on national and provincial assembly results, profiles of various political parties & prominent political candidates. For instance, users interested in national assembly results, just need to sms "NA" to 2008 and they will receive all the results on their mobile phone. Price for this service is a nominal Rs 100 + Tax. In addition to sms services, customers can also listen to Live PTV Election transmission along with regular results updates (On election days) by dialing 1947 from their Mobilink number.
Bilal Munir Sheikh, Vice President Marketing, said, "In an era of advanced technology, everyone would like to be the first to know the results of Elections 2008, therefore, keeping our customers interests in mind, we are providing them easy access on elections news and updates. We have partnered with PTV to bring timely results and information to our customers in the palm of their hands, in a matter of nanoseconds."
Mobilink is creating excitement and providing ease, for people in sharing election results. The SMS / IVR service will keep subscribers posted on their mobile phones even in areas where there is no availability of television set or electricity; the new service will help people stay connected. Since the entire nation will be keen to find out the results of their preferred political party.