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January 27, 2014
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Cabbie gets wheels in Digicel #BrighterChristmas Facebook competition

Digicel Senior Communications Manager Shelly-Ann Harris hands over four brand-new tyres to Oraine Andrade, a taxi driver who was nominated on Facebook to receive the well-deserved gift from Digicel. - Contributed

Having four brand-new tyres on your car is something that many drivers rarely experience. This was no longer true for Oraine Andrade, a taxi driver who plies the Spanish Town to Angels route as his main source of income.

Andrade was presented with four brand-new tyres by Digicel at a popular tyre shop off the Spanish Town bypass last week.

Andrade was nominated by his girlfriend, Bridgette Hudson, to receive this special gift as part of the Digicel #BrighterChristmas Facebook competition. Bridgette explained that Andrade is a dedicated, hard-working father, who uses the taxi as his main source of income to take care of his family, including his two-year-old son Akshay, who is very ill.

After putting on his new tyres, Andrade gladly showed off pictures of his son to the Digicel team and explained that, "These tyres are really a timely blessing as I actually needed to get new ones. To be able to change all four of them, at one time, is great and would not have been possible without Digicel."

Shelly-Ann Harris, Digicel's senior communications manager who presented the new tyres to Oraine, said: "It's great to see how customers all across Jamaica are using data on their mobile phones for a variety of purposes, including interacting with us on social media. The fact is that more and more customers are engaging with us online through our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, which stand at just under 700,000 fans combined. The DigiFam is growing online and we are so glad that this is now also a great way to give back to our loyal customers. We really hope the tyres will go a far way for Oraine and his family."

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