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Posted On: 26 July 2009 03:20 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Qtel cuts roaming rates for vacationers

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Qtel yesterday launched a new promotion for its roaming services, offering savings of up to 60 percent to people going on vacation this summer. Local calls in select countries will be charged at QR1.99 per minute and calls to Qatar at QR4.99 per minute, the company said yesterday. The Summer Roaming Promotion runs until the end of September and the special rates are being made available to all Shahry — Pay Monthly customers. Qtel has used its international reach to create a Summer Roaming Zone that provides great rates in popular destinations like the Maldives, Thailand, Austria, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, Egypt, Tunisia and more. In many cases, the roaming rates on offer from Qtel will be less than the rate for calling home from a local phone in those countries, the company said yesterday. “This represents up to 60 percent saving for customers spending their vacation in these countries and means that customers can call home from Europe for less than €1 per minute, or call locally for less than €.50 per minute,” a Qtel statement said yesterday. Qtel customers will also be sent a text message telling them about Qtel’s preferred partner and the tariffs on offer when they land in their holiday destination. “Qtel wants people to relax and enjoy their summer holidays, so we’ve made sure they know they’re getting great rates when they use their mobile phone while travelling abroad. This special summer promotion provides the best roaming rates available in Qatar, and ensures that people can use their Qtel phone with confidence around the world,” said Adel Al Mutawa, Executive Director, Group Communications, Qtel. Qtel continues to offer its SmartRoamer service to customers travelling within the GCC. Customers making calls while abroad can also benefit from Qtel’s Nojoom programme, the special reward scheme that awards Nojoom Points, which can be redeemed for rewards, for every riyal spent.