Nawras launches buy now and pay later scheme for BlackBerry® Smartphones 

Nawras ‘first’ gives customers a new easy payment method for smartphones

 

Muscat, 3 May 2011 – Thanks to another Nawras ‘first’ launched recently at COMEX, postpaid mobile customers in the Sultanate of Oman can now be the proud owner of one of the latest BlackBerry® Smartphones  after simply paying a small down-payment and selecting a data plan. The cost of the smartphone can be spread over a period of either 12 or 24 months according to customer preference.

 

The convenient payment scheme being offered for the latest smartphones covers the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9780, BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800 and BlackBerry® Curve™ 9300.  After paying the down-payment of 21 Omani Rials, monthly repayments are as little as 6 Omani Rials over 24 months.  A standard warranty of 1 year is included in the price.

 

Product Manager, Issam Al Ismaily said, “We have listened to the requests of our customers and in response we have designed this easy payment scheme to help with the purchase of a quality smartphone.  Customers can choose one of three different models offering a variety of functions and then select the data plan that best suits their individual usage style.”

 

The choice of great value data plans includes BlackBerry® Lite, National and Global.   Monthly subscription plans start from just 9 Omani Rials.

 

Once again, Oman’s customer focused communications provider is changing and simplifying how customers buy. With this easy payment scheme, a BlackBerry® Smartphone is now more affordable, particularly for small business enterprises.

 

Help is easy to obtain too. By calling 1506, customers reach the 24 / 7 BlackBerry® helpdesk manned by friendly customer service champions who are well-versed on all aspects of BlackBerry® service from Nawras.

 

The new BlackBerry® Smartphone plans were announced as part of the exciting line-up of new products and services unveiled by Nawras at last week’s COMEX event held in Muscat. 

 

Further details of BlackBerry® Smartphones from Nawras can be found by contacting [email protected], or visiting www.nawras.om/nbs or any Nawras Store.  Nawras multi-media contact centre can be reached around the clock by calling 95011500 or simply 1500 for Nawras customers.

 

Six years ago, Nawras, a Qtel company, began changing the telecommunications landscape in the Sultanate of Oman by changing what people buy and where as well as how they get help and pay.  Nawras continues to offer innovation and great value with new products and services as well as ‘firsts’ for Nawras customers.

 

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Notes to the Editor:

 

Nawras:

Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG was founded and registered in the Sultanate of Oman in December 2004. It launched its service in March 2005 as the second mobile operator in Oman operating under the name “Nawras”. Nawras was awarded the second fixed licence in Oman in 2009, and launched its international gateway in April 2010, its corporate fixed and broadband services in May 2010, and its residential fixed and broadband services in June 2010. Nawras is currently serving more than 2 million mobile customers across the Sultanate. Following a successful IPO, Nawras is listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM) under the “nwrs” ticker since 1 November 2010.  Nawras is majority owned by the Qtel Group, a leading global telecommunications group, with presence in 17 markets and a customer subscriber base of more than 74 million. Nawras also has a number of significant Omani shareholders which ensures that the company is strongly integrated into the Omani society. Nawras has won a number of awards including Best Employer Asia 2010, Leader in Communications 2010, Customer Service Provider of the Year 2010, and Middle East Mobile Operator of the Year 2007.

 

About the Qtel Group

The Qtel Group provides a full range of telecommunications services in Qatar and across its presence in 17 countries. Our vision is to be among the top 20 telecommunications companies in the world by 2020 through expansion in both the MENA region and South East Asia.

 

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Julie Amann

Press Manager

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