GT-OneTouch launch fixed GSM phones for schools

22 Aug 2008

GT-OneTouch, the mobile arm of Ghana’s national fixed line PTO Ghana Telecom, has launched fixed public GSM terminals in secondary schools under the banner S-Link, in an effort to expand its subscriber base. Reports from the IDG News Service say the new service was unveiled on a pilot trial basis in six schools on 13 August using a device with the same functionality of a standard mobile phone. GT-OneTouch marketing officer Chris Tsegah says students using the GSM terminals can be allocated a permanent number on the network, allowing them to take advantage of a personalised SIM phone book and other functions. Tsegah said the GSM devices have full voice functionality and operate on a pay-as-you-go basis via the user’s SIM card. Those wishing to take the service must purchase an S-Link start pack which includes airtime credit. They can then sign up to a number of value added services, such as SMS and free night time calling.