Ooredoo Offers Pilgrims Double Roaming Value with Musafir Hajj
With the arrival of the Hajj season, Ooredoo is providing customers with a great value 10-day roaming plan to keep them connected to family and friends for the duration of their stay in Mecca. ‘Musafir Hajj’ provides those travelling to Saudi Arabia a generous 2 GB and 30 minutes for just 10 OMR.
Feras Al Sheikh, Director of Consumer Sales at Ooredoo, said, “Hajj is one of the world’s largest calendar events, a spiritual journey that 11,000 people from Oman will be undertaking this year alone. Joining millions in the Holy City, we want our customers to be able to focus on the rites of pilgrimage, savour every moment, and share them with their loved ones back home without worrying about buying new SIM cards or running out of data. By listening to what customers want, we have provided a much needed boost to those visiting Saudi Arabia, to make sure Hajj 2016 is worry free and memorable.”
Ooredoo have also linked up with the Ministry of Endowments & Religious Affairs to promote awareness and safety for Hajj; part of living out their value of ‘Caring’ in this important journey.
To opt in to Musafir Hajj, Shahry customers need to dial *141*95# while Mousbak users have to dial *141*94#. For more information on Musafir Hajj and the Musafir bundles, visit any of Ooredoo’s 41 stores or go to www.ooredoo.om.
Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG (“Ooredoo”) was founded and registered in the Sultanate of Oman in December 2004. It launched its service in March 2005 as the challenger mobile operator in Oman, originally operating under the name Nawras. The Company 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. Since 2010, Ooredoo has been an integrated services telecommunications operator and is currently serving over 2 million customers across the Sultanate. Following a successful IPO on 1 November 2010, Ooredoo is listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM) under the “ORDS” ticker. Ooredoo is majority owned by Ooredoo Q.S.C. and also has a number of significant Omani shareholders which ensures that the company is strongly integrated into the Omani society. Ooredoo has won a number of awards including Jury’s Distinction Award for Customer Service Excellence in the telecom sector 2013, Leading Telecommunications Company at the Arab Achievement Awards 2013, Best Operator Network at the Telecoms World Middle East 2013 Awards, a number of awards for their outstanding campaigns at the Dubai Lynx Awards in February 2014 and the CommsMEA award for Middle East Mobile Operator of the Year 2015.
About Ooredoo Group
Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo has a presence in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives, Myanmar and Indonesia. The company was named “Most Innovative Company of the Year – MEA Region” at the 2015 International Business Awards.
The company reported revenues of US$ 9.1 billion in 2014 and had a consolidated global customer base of 114.9 million customers as of 30 September 2015. Ooredoo’s shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.