Papua New Guinea Facebook group, Sharp Talk, criticizes DigicelPNG’s new prepaid data plan
The new promotion offers a 100 MB weekly (7 day) data pass to subscribers for K20 which, according to The National, allows them to save 30%.
However, Sharpie Denyse Marie, said it was actually more than the 24 hour data pass. She said this data pass costs K1.49 and multiply that with 7 days you get K10.43 which is actually cheaper than the K20 /7 day pass. Marie wrote:
Digicel’s weekly 100 megabytes @ K20 is very expensive. In actual fact a little bit of arithmetic will tell you that it’s actually a rip off.
Currently Digicel has the daily 20 megabytes @ K1.49, so if you multiply that by 7 days you get K10.43 which equals 140 megabytes for 7 days buying it at the daily rate. So it’s actually half the cost with an extra 40 megabytes if you purchase at the daily rate. Looking at it, the 100 megabytes weekly at K20 is actually a rip off.
Another Sharpie, Charlie Gilichibi, said that Digicel should not be “lying to the public that its internet rates are cheap.” He said:
If rates are 15 toea or less per megabyte, then I would use the word cheap because BeMobile and some other ISPs are retailing at 15 toea and less per MB so Digicel shouldn’t be lying to the public that its internet rates are cheap. You cannot be a price leader (higher end), drop your prices later but still above your competitors and say that is cheap.