Press Release:Telecel Zimbabwe today has presented four of its subscribers who entered the Go to Brazil Bhora promotion with tickets to the 2014 FIFA World Cup that will be taking place in Brazil from June 12 to July 13.
The mobile network operator is covering all expenses for the trip, including air tickets, visa application costs and bed-and-breakfast accommodation in a three-star hotel. The prize also includes some spending money.
The lucky subscribers who won the all-expenses trips to the World Cup are Sophia Muchechetere, Dumisani Dumisani, Victor Chakasikwa and Loyed Chakanyuka.
Twelve other subscribers were presented with cash prizes of $500 each. The winners of the cash prizes were Barnabas Chitsomba, Joseph Makina, Kudakwashe Hondo, Moja Lusaka, Sasha Mandaza, Leonard Nyabonde, Leslie John, Deggeden Dewah, Ponayi Morris Sithole, Precious Bhasera, Wegner Marange, and Zamir Magid.
The guest of honour at the presentation of prizes, Mr Mauricio De Jesus, vice-consul at the Brazilian embassy, thanked Telecel for giving its subscribers an opportunity to be part of the 2014 World Cup that would be held in his country.
“We are here at the request of our ambassador and Telecel to help Telecel celebrate this prestigious moment as the company is helping us promote the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
“We are working very hard as Brazilians to make sure that everything will be in order in time for the World Cup kick-off for all foreign nationals, including Zimbabweans,” he said.
“We would like to thank Telecel for the initiative to launch this promotion as we see it as a tourism package that is giving us an opportunity to showcase what we have in Brazil,” Mr De Jesus added.
Telecel Zimbabwe launched the Go to Brazil Bhora promotion last month. It runs until August 8.
Other prizes which will be drawn at a later stage include four more all-expenses paid trips to the soccer World Cup, World Cup jerseys, Sony handsets, airtime, weekly cash prizes of $500 and monthly prizes of $10 000.
There are two ways of participating in the promotion. The first is by sending a free text message with the letter “B” to 33330. This option is open to pre-paid subscribers only.
After sending the message, subscribers receive points every time they recharge their phones with airtime. The more airtime loaded for calls, the more points earned, which will increase the chances of winning prizes.
Twenty points are awarded for newly activated Telecel prepaid lines as well as for reactivated lines. A one dollar recharge earns 10 points. Two dollars earns 30 points. A five dollar recharge earns 100 points, while a $10 recharge earns 250 points and $20 earns 600 points.
The second way of participating in the promotion, which is open to both pre-paid and post-paid subscribers, is by sending a blank text message to 33566. Every time subscribers do this, they will receive three questions related to football for them to answer at a cost of 25 cents.
A correct answer earns the subscriber 10 points, while five points are awarded for incorrect answers.
Four of the total eight World Cup tickets go to subscribers who have earned points through recharging their phones with airtime while the other four go to subscribers who have earned points through answering questions.