Hutch debuts ‘Common Card’ powering easy Prepaid Top-Ups for Hutch 078/072 Customers

Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka, the fastest growing mobile operator in Sri Lanka recently concluded its acquisition of Etisalat’s local operations.

Having completed the acquisition, both 078 and 072 mobile prefixes will continue to operate under the Hutch brand.

As Hutch will ensure the full spectrum of services are provided for all 078/072 customers, a process of unifying its products and services are ongoing assuring all customers benefit the most affordable mobile services in Sri Lanka.

As part of this progression, Hutch recently introduced a ‘common’ top-up card into the market enabling all Hutch 078 and 072 customers to conveniently top-up their mobile credit through unified 078/072 top up cards.

The Common Card is freely available across Hutch’s 75,000+ retail outlets across the country ensuring customers can purchase the cards from anywhere conveniently.

Additionally with Hutch’s ongoing network expansion and enhanced distribution, both 078 & 072 customers will soon have access to a larger 2G/3G network and the most advanced 4G network that will deliver an enhanced coverage and service.

4G Mobile Broadband solutions are already available in the Western and Eastern Provinces and will soon expand across Sri Lanka.

Commenting on the new Common Card, Melroy Thomas, Asst. General Manager Acquisition and Distribution, Hutch Sri Lanka said, “As the country's fastest growing mobile operator with expanding 2G/3G & 4G network coverage and sales distribution, we sought to create a platform to deliver greater convenience for 078 & 072 customers.

Our novel Common Card is now freely available at all Hutch retail outlets ensuring that all our customers can top up from anywhere with ease.”


Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka (Pvt) Limited is a leading mobile telecommunications services provider in Sri Lanka, operatingunder the brand name “HUTCH” since 1997.

HUTCH is a subsidiary of Hong Kong based multinational conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (CK Hutchison).

Operating in over 50 countries worldwide, and employing over 300,000 people in five core businesses - ports and related services, retail, infrastructure, energy and telecommunications, CK Hutchison is among the largest companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with a reported turnover of approximately USD58 billion for the year ended on 31 December 2018.

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Last modified on Monday, 03 June 2019 10:53