TIMECel beats sales target


  • Business
  • Wednesday, 05 Mar 2003

BY LINCOLN YAP

TIMECEL, the mobile communication unit of TIME Dotcom Bhd (TIME), has surpassed its target of selling 50,000 units of the TIMECel SMS X-Cite prepaid pack launched in August last year, according to TIMECel (director of mobile) Mohd Fauzi Omar. 

Fauzi said a number of promotional events and activities had been held in conjunction with the launch of the package, including a nationwide football competition in which more than 600 teams had taken part and where the eventual winning team won RM30,000, as well as the TIMECel Maestro Scholar Challenge with a grand prize of RM5,000 cash. 

Mohd Fauzi Omar

“Since the package was targeted mainly at the student community, we organised the Maestro competition to identify the most well-rounded student,” Fauzi told StarBiz during the final rounds of the competition in Kuala Lumpur last Friday. 

The TIMECel SMS X-Cite package Is designed to cater to student needs, especially and provides a number of services like SMS Chat, e-mail, SmartInfo, download of ringtones, logo downloads, picture message downloads, SMS address book, an SMS calendar, logo and picture message uploads, as well as daily horoscopes in both Chinese and English. 

The grand prize of RM5,000 cash was won by Muhammad Nazri Khairuddin while the first prize of a Modenas Kriss motorcycle was won by Phang Win Ming. Second prize went to Mohd Fadli Baharuddin, who won a personal computer while the third prize went to Sri Mohd Hasri who won a palmtop. 

“We strongly believe in harnessing the full potential of today’s younger generation. The contest challenges different skills from general knowledge to mastery of mind power,” Fauzi said. 

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