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Cell C partners with Facebook

Cell C will become the country’s first mobile operator to partner with Facebook when it launches its location-based service Check-in Deals in South Africa.

By simply checking-in to a location using Facebook’s mobile platforms, consumers can take advantage of great deals offered by participating vendors.

‚It is another proud first for the company,‚ said Simon Camerer, Cell C’s Executive Head of Marketing.

‚Cell C is will be one of only three launch partners and the only mobile operator to partner with Facebook in South Africa, when the service is introduced to the local market on 1 September.

He said with South Africa being one of highest-using Facebook nations in the world, it was only natural to look at this environment to connect with customers and in this instance offer them great value offers through Check-in Deals.

‚We have put together two very competitive, not-to-be-missed deals which will be offered exclusively to Facebook users who follow the check in and redemption process.

The first deal at R129p/m over 24 months includes a Nokia C3 handset with 100 off-peak minutes per month on Casual Chat 100. As an added bonus, customers will also receive 24GB of data (2GB of data p/m over 12 months) and a 7.2Mbps USB speedstick.

The second deal is equally attractive. For only R99 per month over 24 months customers can get their hands on the Nokia E5 handset with 100 off-peak minutes per month on Casual Chat 100. As an added bonus, customers will also get a 7.2Mbps capable Cell C speedstick with 3GB of once-off data (valid for 365 days).

Camerer added that the two deals would be available through Check-in Deals from 1 September 2011 to 30 November 2011 at Cell C stores countrywide.

How to access Check-in Deals

1. Log onto Facebook Mobile

2. Click on ‚Places‚

3. Choose the Cell C store closest to you

4. View the deals you are eligible for

5. ‚Check in‚ to the Cell C store

6. Click on ‚Claim the Deal‚

7. A virtual voucher will appear on your handset screen.

8. Show this voucher to the store clerk.

9. Once the validity of the voucher has been confirmed, the normal sales procedure will be followed.

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