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Special needs mobile plan unveiled by touch telecom

The "Maak" plan was launched in cooperation with the Telecoms and Social Affairs ministries. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s mobile firm touch announced a new prepaid service for customers with special needs, offering lower rates to those registered with the Social Affairs Ministry.

“The [Telecoms] Ministry is contributing to this offer in close coordination with the Social Affairs Ministry in consolidating fundamental rights of citizens with special needs, as well as identifying the needs of different social groups to promote their integration in the society and provide equal opportunities for all,” Boutros Harb said in a statement Thursday announcing the new “Maak” plan.

The new plan provides 60 minutes of call time, 60 text messages and 200 MB of data for $10 per month. The plan is only available to customers with a special needs card issued by the Social Affairs Ministry.

“We appreciate the role and cooperation of the Telecommunications Ministry and touch for their exerted efforts toward citizens with special needs,” Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas said.

The telecoms firm, managed by Zain Group, called the new plan “a unique program to instill a culture of social responsibility, which is a priority for Zain Group core business.”

The plan is available immediately, and customers must bring their special needs card from the Social Affairs Ministry and their Lebanese national ID to any touch customer service center to sign up.





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