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DiGi Paves the Way with 24-hour Service for Prepaid Plus Reload and Purchase of Chatz

DiGi and Convenience Shopping Sdn Bhd sign pact, giving DiGi customers hassle-free service options at 180 7-Eleven stores nationwide

Kuala Lumpur, August 23, 2001 - Malaysia's largest GSM 1800 mobile network service providers, DiGi Telecommunications, today signed an agreement with Convenience Shopping Sdn Bhd, owner and operator of 7-Eleven, the country's largest chain of convenience stores.

Notching another first for DiGi, the agreement allows DiGi's Prepaid Plus and chatz International Calling Card (ICC) customers to obtain prepaid reloads and purchase chatz 24 hours a day, at all 7-Eleven stores located nationwide.

In his speech, Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Datuk Abdul Rahim Bin Haji Din, Managing Director of DiGi Telecommunications, said that DiGi recognised the need to constantly innovate and create new, useful and practical services as this is vital in meeting the evolving demands of the individual and corporate consumers alike in this fast-paced society of ours.

"With mobile subscribers projected to grow at a robust pace of between 20% - 35% annually over the next three years, having strategic and practical services for our customers is pivotal," added YBhg Tan Sri Abdul Rahim.

Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Quah Jin Ho, Director/General Manager of Convenience Shopping Sdn Bhd said, "We are indeed very pleased to offer this service to DiGi's customers. We are confident that with this state-of-the-art electronic on-line system, availability of reloads and chatz cards in our unique 24-hour stores is assured."

Via this service, DiGi's customers can approach any 7-Eleven store to purchase DiGi Prepaid Plus airtime and chatz at electronic terminals installed at the respective outlets. Upon transaction, the customer will receive a voucher for whichever service requested. The Prepaid Plus customer then simply calls DiGi's IVR centre at 016 - 299 1800 to activate the reload. The activation process takes approximately between two to five minutes.

For chatz, the customer will be issued a voucher, which will be printed with a 15-digit PIN number. To initiate international calls, the customers would have to dial DiGi's freephone number and then enter the PIN numbers, followed by the desired destination numbers to get connected.

Customers are now able to purchase the DiGi Prepaid Plus airtime reload of RM50 and also chatz of RM50 denomination, making payment by cash for these services. Customers can direct their queries to the respective 7-Eleven stores or to DiGi at 016 - 221 1800. DiGi has put in place a secure system to effectively and successfully manage a smooth transaction process.

To date, DiGi has signed many alliances with various esteemed organisations within the financial, entertainment and information technology industries. Its partnerships with key market players like Maybank Berhad, Public Bank, Yahoo, Cinema online and GHL systems clearly demonstrate DiGi's commitment to offer its customers alternative options that will enhance their lifestyle requirements and add value to their lives. In time to come, customers can look forward to more useful and relevant services in association with various industry movers and shakers, as DiGi maintains this vision of forming smart alliances.

"Besides strengthening market offerings in this area, our partnership with 7-Eleven represents a paradigm shift that will boost DiGi's competitiveness in an increasingly borderless world," remarked YBhg Tan Sri Abdul Rahim.

Moreover, with DiGi's network upgrading and expansion program currently well underway and on track, coupled with its dependable and efficient customer service, and spearheaded by a prudent management team, customers can expect more industry-leading products and services from DiGi, designed to take them beyond mere satisfaction.

About DiGi

DiGi, with its core philosophy of "Connecting You to Your World", is a telco that listens to its customers and tailors its services to suit their lifestyles - services that are meaningful and relevant, enhancing the way they live, work and play. DiGi is the first telco to launch the prepaid concept for mobile services in Malaysia and till today remains the market leader. DiGi is also the first telco in Malaysia to launch a revolutionary and cost-saving postpaid mobile service to suit the different usage and lifestyle patterns of the customers of today in line with full deregulation.

With its unwavering focus on providing customer-delight, DiGi offers the most comprehensive and innovative range of products and services to take its customers beyond mere satisfaction. This is reflected in its many industry-leading offerings, all of which are delivered with and exceptional standard of service that best exemplifies DiGi's professionalism and commitment to their customers nationwide.

About 7-Eleven

Convenience Shopping Sdn Bhd (CSSB) was incorporated on June 1984 and is the pioneer of 24-hour convenience stores in Malaysia via its licence to operate 7-Eleven stores in Malaysia. The first store was opened in 1984 in Kuala Lumpur. The license was granted by 7-Eleven Inc of United Stated of America. Offering customers 24-hour convenience, seven days a week is the cornerstone of the 7-Eleven business and has become one of the most recognised brands in the world.

Building its foundation on quality, cleanliness, selection, service and value, 7-Eleven provides customers with a convenient, clean, safe and comfortable shopping environment with excellent customer service. 7-Eleven is working to become a premier retailer, known for innovative products as well as high quality staples - a destination for consumers