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Nawras extends International Credit Transfer service to postpaid customers

Oman’s customer friendly communications provider is delighted to be extending its popular International Credit Transfer service to Nawras Ajel postpaid customers.

Oman: Sunday, June 10 – 2012Now all Nawras customers can conveniently use their handset to transfer credit to friends and family in Yemen, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Tanzania, Turkey, Sri Lanka and Syria.

Ammar Al-Lawati, Nawras Payment Services Manager, said, “Postpaid customers can now transfer airtime per month to customers in 15 countries with over 50 different operators. International Credit Transfers are safe, fast, convenient, reliable and cost effective.”

He added, “We’ve had a fantastic response from Nawras Mousbak prepaid customers who have used the International Credit Transfer and now we are thrilled to be extending it to our Nawras Ajel postpaid customers too. This convenient service allows more customers to get closer to their friends and family abroad in a number of different countries and we will be adding even more destinations to the list shortly in order to help and delight our customers.”

The International Credit Transfer service is simple and easy to use by dialling *222# to view instructions in English or Arabic. From the menu displayed, International Credit Transfer can be selected and the recipient’s international mobile number entered. This is followed by deciding the amount of airtime to send from the choice of four denominations shown for each currency.

When the International Credit Transfer message is sent by a Nawras Ajel customer, the corresponding value and charge is added directly to their bill. When the service is used by Nawras Mousbak customers it is deducted from the sending customer’s credit. In all cases, the recipient receives the credit in real time.

Nawras customers can receive more information about this service by sending a free SMS with the keyword ‘intr’ to 1500 or by calling 1500.

Notes and media contacts

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 challenger 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. Since 2010 Nawras has been an integrated services telecommunications operator and is currently serving around 2 million 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 and 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 Innovation in HR Strategy 2011 from Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards, Outstanding Leader from TMT Finance Middle East 2011, Best IPO in the Middle East from emeafinance magazine and Strategic Leadership Award from Global HR Excellence Awards 2011.

About Qtel Group:
The Qtel Group is a leading international communications company, with a significant presence in the MENA region and Southeast Asia, and having a consolidated customer base of 83.4 million as of December 2011. It operates a portfolio of brands including Qtel, Indosat, Asiacell, Wataniya, Nawras, Nedjma and Tunisiana. The Qtel Group’s principle activities are mobile telephone services, broadband solutions, digital futures and fibre technologies, serving both consumer and business markets. Headquartered in Doha, Qatar, Qtel Group is ambitiously growing its global business on the basis of its insights into the needs of customers in emerging markets. Qtel Group’s ultimate parent company is Qatar Telecom (Qtel) Q.S.C., whose shares are listed on the Qatar Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.

For further information please contact:
Julie Amann Press Manager Nawras
P.O. Box 874 P.C. 111, Central Post Office Sultanate of Oman
Fax: +968 9510 4099


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