Nashua Mobile will be offering 8ta’s cellular services and products to its subscriber base nationwide with immediate effect.
8ta, a division of Telkom, is South Africa’s fourth and newest mobile network operator.
Nashua Mobile says the new offerings are in line with its commitment to offer its customers access to the widest possible selection of the best products and services from South Africa’s leading networks.
8ta’s full range of postpaid products are available from Nashua Mobile’s national network of dealers and franchised stores. 8ta’s prepaid products will be available from 7 June 2011. The company says customers that opt for 8ta can choose from a flexible set of offerings tailored for a range of budgets as well as an extensive selection of handsets from leading manufacturers like Samsung, Nokia, BlackBerry, HTC and Motorola.
“We are delighted to offer our customers even more choice by adding the 8ta products and services to our portfolio," says Andy Baker, Nashua Mobile CEO. "8ta offers some compelling, competitively-priced voice and data products for consumers.
“What’s more, the backing of Telkom means that 8ta is ideally positioned to be a major player in a converging telecommunications landscape," Baker adds. "We look forward to seeing what sort of bundles and products the company will be able to offer in the convergence space in the years ahead.”
The first 100 000 8ta customers to sign up for a contract will get free calls to a nominated Telkom number for 24 months – an offer that provides a taste of what could be coming down the line from Telkom and 8ta in the months and years to come.
Stephen Blewett, executive for marketing and sales at 8ta, says that a partnership with Nashua Mobile will enable 8ta to extend its reach into the market by giving it access to the Nashua Mobile customer base and retail infrastructure.
“As one of the largest independent service providers in South Africa, Nashua Mobile is a perfect partner for our business,” Blewett says. “We look forward to working with Nashua Mobile to grow our subscriber base in the years to come.”