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The Growing Role of Connectivity for Hospitals in the COVID Era

In a difficult economic climate, Rajathanee Hospital enhanced its medical services with dtac business WorryFree solutions 21 August 2020 – Rajathanee Hospital, the largest private hospital in the province of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, is enhancing medical services with effective connectivity solutions. In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, patients have been negatively affected due to a difficult economic situation, prompting the hospital to seek greater efficiency. The hospital reported that the dtac business WorryFree package is proving to be an effective enabler for patients and medical staff to remained connected with one another, reduce costs and improve the quality of healthcare. Surin Prasithirun, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Rajathanee Hospital said, “Despite easing lockdown measures, the hospital relies on communication technologies to maintain strict social distancing. And with people taking more precautions when going out, the hospital communicates with its patients through text messages and instant messaging to reduce face-to-face interactions. Patients are notified when the appointment date is close, and prescribed medicines are shipped to patients who don’t have to receive physical care at the hospital.” Rajathanee Hospital also plans to implement a mobile queue management application to reduce waiting time for medical services and prescriptions as well…

dtac customers enjoy Mother’s Day special offers and “8th month best deals” with brand name beverages only from dtac reward

7 August 2020 – Today, dtac reward is launching special offers for August, celebrating Mother’s Day with great deals on brand name beverages. dtac customers are invited to bring moms to watch a movie in First and Deluxe Classes at SF Cinemas nationwide and indulge on discounted Swensen’s ice cream cakes. Treat yourself with the #TamJaiPakTukWanSuk (spoil yourself every Friday) campaign all through August with beverages at Au Bon Pain, D’Oro and KOI Thé at only 28 to 38 baht a drink, starting today at participating partners throughout the country. Ms. Penpa-Nga Suddhimondala, Head of Loyalty (dtac reward) at Total Access Communication PLC or dtac, said, “dtac reward brings happiness to customers with every celebration, such as Mother’s Day in August. dtac celebrates this as the month of love for moms in every home, inviting customers to take their moms out to watch movies and indulge in delicious ice cream cakes and refreshing beverages at special discounts.” These special offers are available for prepaid and postpaid customers who are currently active and registered as Platinum Blue Member, Gold Member, or Silver Member for dtac reward status. (Dial *140# for free to check your dtac reward status or log in to…

dtac makes lucky numbers more personal in seamless digital journey

23 July 2020 – dtac today introduced a new digital platform to find lucky numbers selected for specific birthdates by numerologist Tossaphorn Sritula, widely known as Ajarn Chang. After customers key in their birthdate, the system combs through 150,000 numbers to find the ones which he believes will bring good fortune to those born on that day. The lucky number recommendations are free while numbers are available for subscription from 499 baht per month. In a new survey, dtac found that 74 percent of Thais believe in numerology, the divine or mystical relationship between a number and coinciding events. Around 88 percent of numerology believers in Thailand expressed their interests in possessing lucky numbers due to four main reasons: increasing their confidence in love, financial and work affairs (85%), solving their life problems (35%), they were encouraged to do so by a friend (12%) or by a fortune teller (8%). How Lih Ren, Chief Marketing Officer at Total Access Communications Plc or dtac, said: “dtac is the pioneer of lucky phone numbers in the Thai market. And this is our most seamless and most personal platform yet. From finding your own personal lucky number to subscribing, it’s a very smooth…

dtac reward celebrates ‘tam jai pak took wan suk’ with ‘national french fry day,’ giving away 3,000,000 fries on 24th and 31st July’

July 23, 2020 - dtac reward teams up with popular French fry establishments to spread happiness to customers again in this July with the campaign ‘Tam jai pak took wan suk.’ The campaign aims to celebrate the ‘National French Fry Day’ by offering 3,000,000 fries for free when customers order via GrabFood Delivery. This will be the first time ever in Thailand for dtac reward customers to be able to wait for their fries at home instead of waiting in line at stores. Customers can register for the code on Fridays 24th July and 31st July 2020. The code, which will be valid for 7 days after registering, can be redeemed any day of the week. Penpa-Nga Suddhimondala, Head of Loyalty (dtac reward) at Total Access Communication Public Company Limited or dtac, said, “dtac reward’s ‘Tam jai pak took wan suk’ is returning and is ready to bring happiness to customers after the lockdown measures have been relaxed. However, even though most activities outside of home are allowed, dtac still focuses on providing any privilege that customers can enjoy at home. In order to do so, dtac partners with food delivery services which have been very popular and been providing…

The Union Prospers Insurance chooses dtac WorryFree to empower its digital sales and services in the new normal

July 16, 2020 – The Union Prospers Insurance Public Company Limited, an insurance with strong financial and great standard with sales representatives in all regions of Thailand, chooses dtac WorryFree package together with iPhone SE to facilitate organization agility and empower digital capabilities of the organization in the new normal. Captain Rachata Pisitbannakorn, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at The Union Prospers Insurance Company Limited, said, “The company’s Motor insurance sales has been increasing in the actual and post-COVID-19 outbreak. In serving customers in the social distancing, our sales representatives can’t use normal sales channels. We leverage connectivity and a digital platform to sell and serve our customers, and continue our digital transformation efforts to better serve our customers in the day that their behaviors already shifted to the new normal.” The digital transformation efforts that have become the new normal for the insurance industry align with the recently announced policies from the Office of the Insurance Commission. The policies include enabling sales representatives to permanently implement digital face-to-face selling. Besides traditional face-to-face selling, insurance sales representatives of Union Prospers Insurance can now offer products online through phone calls or video calls, submit customer’s personal data and documents on…

dtac reports sequential profitability growth despite dent in revenues due to COVID-19

15 July 2020 – Total Access Communication PLC. or dtac reported performance for Q220 with quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year decline in quarterly service revenues excludinginterconnect charges as a result of full pressure from COVID-19, but with healthy growth in EBITDA and net profit driven by cost optimization capability Sharad Mehrotra, dtac’s Chief Executive Officer, Total Access Communication PLC. or dtac said “The second quarter was marked by the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, including a month-long shop closure and nationwide lockdown. The crisis translated into a direct impact on revenues from the tourist and migrant segments, international roaming and new acquisition, and overall decline in customer spend. The situation has led to changing customer behavior in terms of data usage and adoption of digital channels. We took priority in connecting people through our reliable network and providing relevant offerings for the new normal, while supporting broader society through various relief initiatives. Having remained 100% operational throughout the crisis, we are now in a position to accelerate our digital transformation.” At the end of Q220, total subscriber base stood at 18.8 million with a subscriber loss of 835k during the quarter from COVID-19 situation. Subscriber loss is on account of lower acquisition…

dtac Jaidee pharmacy vouchers to broaden access to licensed pharmacies

Newly launched e-vouchers make visits to a licensed pharmacist more affordable Pharmacists will be invited to join the platform, where customers can purchase discounted vouchers. June 29, 2020 – Due to growing health concerns and financial hardship, dtac is tackling the issues of self-medication and fake drugs. The Jaidee pharmacy vouchers are valid at participating pharmacies and can be purchased at discounts of up to 50%. Under this scheme, dtac customers both prepaid and postpaid can purchase vouchers worth up to 200 baht for 89 baht, while vouchers worth up to 300 baht cost only 150 baht. The e-vouchers can then be redeemed at participating drug stores by showing the confirmation SMS. The campaign lasts until Dec 31, 2020. For more information, visit www.dtac.co.th/s/Evoucher. At the same time, dtac is also opening an application for certified pharmacies nationwide to join the project. Pharmacists can visit  http://bit.ly/arincare or dial 064-226-6888 for details. How Lih Ren, Chief Marketing Officer at Total Access Communications Plc or dtac, said: “dtac starts from the challenges our customers face in their daily lives and then looks for solutions that empower them. Jaidee pharmacy vouchers bring health and peace of mind to customers who are often outside…

dtac and NetFoundry launch virtual networks for the new normal

June 22, 2020 – dtac is now offering a virtual network solution for businesses that is faster and more secure than existing hardware and VPN offers. dtac Business SmartConnect powered by NetFoundry operates under a novel model dubbed, “Network as a Service (Naas),” which is ideally suited for the post-COVID-19 world. It allows employees and businesses to reliably and easily connect to cloud, boosting their performance and efficiency. Rajiv Bawa, Chief Business Group at Total Access Communication Plc or dtac, said “dtac is committed to empowering businesses and driving growth through three key principles: trust, simplicity and honesty. To overcome business challenges and achieve their business goals in this challenging time, we’ve been developing a wide range of solutions that help businesses cope with the new normal.” dtac’s new service, SmartConnect powered by NetFoundry, can connect distributed applications in any cloud, on any device and anywhere. dtac is the first and the only connectivity provider in Thailand to a cloud-native, highly-secured, and performant option that requires no hardware or and without the need for outmoded networking methods such as VPNs. In addition, users can access their cloud-based data up to 10 times more quickly than traditional networks, with the extra…

dtac offers unlimited, full-speed internet and IoT solutions for health industry

June 16, 2020 – As part of its #bettertogether campaign, dtac is supporting all healthcare professionals with free and special charges for data services. Its latest offer grants all its corporate customers in the healthcare industry free unlimited-speed internet for three months. Magnus Muller, Head of B2B SME Division, Total Access Communication Plc. or dtac said “dtac’s mission is to empower businesses in Thailand to use digital channels effectively. With the #bettertogether campaign, we are focusing on our frontline heroes in the healthcare industry to ensure they have unlimited, full-speed internet connectivity solutions to do their jobs in the best possible conditions. Mobile connectivity, IoT and digital channels can help these businesses and professionals better serve patients, stay safe, and save both time and costs.” New business clients in the healthcare industry can also register for dtac’s WorryFree SIM package, starting at 599 baht/month, until July 31st, 2020, and get the same free unlimited-speed internet benefits. dtac is also launching Internet of Things (IoT) solutions specifically for the healthcare industry, such as GPS tracking used for ambulances, telemedicine, and mobile medical equipment. For more information, visit https://www.dtac.co.th/business/ , call 088-188-1678 or dial *1806 for dtac numbers.  Magnus Muller, Head of…

HUAWEI nova 7 SE 5G flagship smartphone with AI camera available for pre-order at dtac

Price starts at THB 5,990, down from the original price of THB 11,900 June 12, 2020 – Total Access Communication Public Company Limited or dtac and Huawei Consumer Business Group Thailand are offering a 5G experience on the HUAWEI nova 7 SE 5G at promotional prices. The smartphone is available for pre-order at discounted prices, starting at 5,990 baht, down from the original price of 11,900 baht. This offer also includes premium gifts with a value of 2,177 baht. The special promotion marks the launch of two 5G smartphones from the nova 7 series: HUAWEI nova 7, a smartphone with top-end specifications that will fulfill the needs of heavy gamers, and HUAWEI nova 7SE, a top-performing value smartphone with an AI-powered, quad-camera system. The flagship devices are officially launching 12th June 2020. HUAWEI nova 7 and HUAWEI nova 7SE are 5G-compatible smartphones which can use all networks in Thailand. The devices will offer a complete 5G experience and cater to every need. In addition to their great value and high-speed network capabilities, these smartphones come with a superlative camera, lag-free gaming and brilliant screens. Customers can pre-order from 12th June at 7:30 PM until 21st June 2020, or reserve through…