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Posted On: 10 March 2009 07:50 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Vodafone cells start ringing

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Vodafone Qatar said the first customers connected to its network have already been using their Vodafone numbers making local calls and sending text messages. “We are still running some tests but we have already delivered a few numbers, which are now being used by some customers. The Vodafone numbers released can call local Vodafone and QTEL numbers… Full-scale service will be available in the following weeks and the network will be commercially active later this year,” said Grahame Maher, chief executive officer of Vodafone Qatar. Calls will be charged at Dh55 per minute and text messaging/SMS is at Dh40 during the two-month promotion. Vodafone Qatar announced earlier it will connect the “first 100 customers,” selected from Vodafone’s first 1,000 customers, to its network today. The 900 will be linked to the network over the following days. “We are testing our radio sites and we would like to put up more temporary, as well as long-term lease sites. We hope to add more sites every month until we obtain good coverage across the country,” said Maher, who said they are thinking of having around 10 Vodafone shops in the country. In a local report, Vodafone stated around four Vodafone shops will be functional today.