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Orange money, fast Internet to aid Westgate

WESTGATE-TANKNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 24 – Integrated telecommunications services provider, Orange has provided high-speed Internet connectivity to the Kenya Red Cross Emergency Response Centres to allow reliable, effective and faster communication as part of the Westgate relief initiative.

The centers are situated at the Visa Oshwal Centre, the Aga Khan and MP Shah Hospitals in Nairobi.

Apart from Internet connectivity, Orange has also set up a toll-free Orange Money account to be used by its subscribers to make contributions towards those affected by the Westgate mall hostage siege.

The contributions will be channelled to the account dubbed Orange CSR Operational Account through the business number 222222.

For the purpose of this campaign which is raising money in support of the victims of the Westgate siege – the Orange Money Bill Reference is ‘Westgate.’

“These initiatives are part of our solidarity with Kenya and Kenyans as we try to cope with the challenges brought about by the terror attacks at the Westgate Shopping Mall last Saturday,” CEO Mickael Ghossein said.

Meanwhile the telecom company has launched special international calls rate bundles that will see Orange customers make voice calls for as low as Sh2 per minute to the United States of America, Canada, China, India and the United Kingdom. The same rate will also apply for the United Kingdom’s fixed network.

The international call bundles offer also comes with free bonus data on the bundle purchased.

The offer will give Orange pre-paid customers across the country increased talk time with family, friends and business partners at affordable rates.

To activate the offer, Orange subscribers top up from Sh100, they then dial #123#, select option 3 for offers and select option 3 again for international bundles.

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Each bundle has a 30 day validity period from the date of purchase. Once the bundle is over, the subscriber needs to purchase another bundle as this offer is not renewed automatically.

The offer that runs up until December 15, 2013.

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