Lonestar accuses Cellcom/Orange of network congestion

Wednesday 30 March 2016 | 10:15 CET | News
Liberian operator Lonestar Cell MTN says it has discovered what it calls a plan by competitor Cellcom/Orange to undermine its three-day free calls service, New Dawn reported. Lonestar said Cellcom/Orange has been using its 143 service to send messages to all Lonestar MTN subscribers to undermine its promotion. The company's deputy CEO, Louis Roberts, accused Cellcom/Orange of deliberately congesting the service to prevent subscribers of Lone Star Cell from accessing the programme.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Cellcom Liberia / Lonestar / Orange
Countries: Liberia
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