Posted on June 03, 2013

Ooredoo has passed a major milestone with more than 310,000 people now using its Shahry service, illustrating the value and convenience of Qatar’s leading postpaid service.

The rapid growth in customers for this service – and the strong rise in the number of people using post-paid services from Ooredoo – underlines the on-going growth of Qatar’s communications sector as well as Ooredoo’s leadership position in the market. Qatar now has one of the fastest-growing postpaid sectors in the region, driven in part by innovations introduced by Ooredoo.

In recent months, Ooredoo has launched a series of initiatives to enhance network coverage and offer more choice and great value for Shahry customers. Ooredoo has seen strong uptake in the number of customers opting for Shahry by switching their mobile number to Ooredoo, signing up for Shahry Packs and choosing Ooredoo Passport services.

Ooredoo has seen a spike in the number of customers signing up for Shahry Packs, which bundle local and international minutes, SMS, MMS and mobile Internet data. Shahry Packs, which start at QR 55 per month, offer customers a wide variety of choice and flexibility for customers keeping in touch with friends and family in Qatar and abroad.


After Mobile Number Portability launched earlier this year, many customers have also brought their mobile number home to Ooredoo – with a significant number switching to Shahry Packs in the process. Ooredoo is expecting more customers to sign up for Shahry plans in the coming months.

Customers can sign up for a Shahry plan in-person at any Ooredoo Shop or the online Ooredoo eShop at Customers need a valid Qatar ID or residence permit, and there is a one-time connection fee of QR 50.

Matching Shahry voice services, Shahry Mobile Broadband Plans are now the most popular mobile Internet service in Qatar. Many customers have eagerly signed up for the Shahry Unlimited Mobile Broadband Plan in order to access the ultrafast 4G Long-Term-Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband network, which launched in April.

Customers can access 4G on a 4G-enabled My-Fi device or USB modem, then subscribe to the Shahry Unlimited Mobile Broadband Plan and unlock the 4G service with the 4G Key, which costs an additional QR 60 per month.

For more information on Shahry, customers can visit the Shahry page on the Ooredoo website at