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Airtel into deal with Apple launches iPhone 5s [Ghana News Agency]
[June 28, 2014]

Airtel into deal with Apple launches iPhone 5s [Ghana News Agency]

(Ghana News Agency Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) A group photo of Airtel Ghana representatives and Apple Inc. at the launch Accra, June 27, GNA - Airtel Ghana, on Friday finalised a partnership deal with Apple Inc., makers of the iPhone range of smartphones, to outdoor the iPhone 5s on Airtel network.

The iPhone 5s, touted by many phone lovers as one of the best produced smartphones on the market in recent times, is made available at all Airtel Shops nationwide.

Mr Kwadwo Okyere Amoako, Manager in charge of Data at Airtel, Ghana said: "Airtel is the only telecom company in Ghana to stock the iPhone 5s handset, Apple's current flagship phone which is a revised version of its predecessor, iPhone 5." The specially designed iphone, has a new home button design, using a laser-cut sapphire cover surrounded by a metallic ring, Touch ID, a fingerprint recognition system built directly into the home button, an updated camera with a larger aperture and a dual-LED flash optimized for different color temperatures, a A7 dual-core processor, and the first 64-bit processor to be used on a Smartphone, among others.

The iPhone 5s allows easy, wireless access to email, phone, calendar, web, multimedia and other business and lifestyle applications.

Mr Amoako announced that customers who buy the iPhone 5s from Airtel, get a juicy package which includes 1gb data plus 100 minutes free airtime to be used for calls to all networks, 1000 SMS for free every month for six months after purchase.

This, according to him, is in addition to one year Apple warranty and the superior network quality and experience one gets for being on the Airtel network.

He said: "A smartphone of this nature is best used on the smartest network; our 3.75G network - the fastest and widest in Ghana –so you can enjoy all the multimedia services on your iPhone 5s on Airtel.

"You can make clearer calls, watch live TV, access high speed internet and enjoy live streaming at never before speeds." The Marketing Director of Airtel Ghana, Manu Rajan also explained that Airtel believes in offering the best products and services to its cherished customers.

He said: "We therefore go to great lengths to partner with world class service and product leaders to ensure highest levels of service and latest generation technology." Ms Marian Addo-Kufuor, representative of Core Group Africa, the official distributor of Apple products in Ghana, said: "We are delighted to partner with Airtel to bring the many benefits of Apple's iPhone 5s to its customers.

"We will be supporting Airtel in its everyday mission by bringing the latest products and services to the market." Drew Murray, Director for Business Development at GMEA and the iShop at Accra Mall which is the only Apple Authorised Reseller in Ghana, assured customers buying their phones at an Airtel outlet of access to the same preferred service level as customers buying their phones from the iShop.

He said: "As the only authorised partner for Apple Service in Ghana, iShop will offer Airtel iPhone users access to the skills of Apple Certified technicians and a guarantee of genuine Apple parts." Murray explained that Airtel customers would have a free device set-up and update for all iPhones purchased through Airtel outlets as well as enjoy a 10 per cent flat discount on wide range of accessories from selected brands, valid till July ending.

GNA // (c) 2014 Ghana News Agency (GNA) Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (

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