Qtel’s pioneering Passport is now a permanent service, in response to popular demand from customers throughout Qatar.
Qtel Passport, which provides 100 roaming minutes for all calls and 1 GB of roaming data for only QR 100, was launched as promotion in July 2012, and has become one of the most successful roaming services ever offered by Qtel in the region.
Thousands of Qtel customers have used the service since its launch, on 60 mobile networks in 35 countries around the world. In particular, the service has proven very useful for customers travelling within the GCC, Middle East, Europe and the United States of America.
Qtel Passport is available on all networks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – STC, Mobily and Zain – so customers will be able to enjoy full peace of mind when they perform Hajj. With the Eid holiday coming up at the end of October, Qtel is expecting the service’s success to grow, as the company continues to provide the service on networks throughout the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and the United States.
Qtel Passport is valid for seven days, but can be renewed an unlimited number of times for longer trips. Both pre-paid Hala and post-paid Shahry customers can subscribe to Qtel Passport by sending a free SMS or by calling a Qtel call centre around the clock.
Qtel Passport can be activated in any of the covered countries at any time. Shahry customers send an SMS message reading “QP” to 114, while Hala customers send an SMS reading “QP” to 121. Hala customers need a minimum credit balance of QR 100 to use the Qtel Passport.
If customers use up their Qtel Passport allowance during the seven-day period, then they will be charged QR 1 per 1 MB of data or QR 1 per minute until the 7-day duration expires, after which standard rates will apply.
Qtel Passport is available in Australia (Telstra), Algeria (Wataniya), Bahrain (Batelco, Zain, Viva), Bangladesh (Airtel, Robi), Canada (Bell, Telus), Czech Republic (O2), Denmark (TDC), Egypt (Vodafone, Mobinil, Etisalat Misr), France (Bouygues), Germany (O2), Hong Kong (China Mobile), India (Idea, Vodafone), Indonesia (XL), Iraq (Asiacell), Ireland (O2), Italy (TIM, Wind), Jordan (Zain), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Zain, Mobily, STC), Kuwait (Viva, Zain, Wataniya), Malaysia (Celcom, Maxis), Maldives (Watanyia), Oman (Nawras), Palestine (Wataniya), Philippines (Globe), Singapore (Starhub, M1), Sri Lanka (Dialog, Mobitel), Switzerland (Swisscom), Thailand (Truemove, AIS, Total Access), Tunisia (Tunisiana), Turkey (Avea, Turkcell), United Arab Emirates (etisalat, du), United Kingdom (3, Everything Everywhere, O2) and the USA (T Mobile and AT&T).
When customers travel, they need to manually select the participating roaming operators on their handsets, so they enjoy full Passport benefits. Roaming services on other operators will be charged at standard roaming rates.
Qtel continues to add more networks and countries on a regular basis, and the full list is always available on the Qtel website at www.qtel.qa.
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