Qtel slashes mobile prices for Ramadan

Rates apply to picture and video messaging; 700 global and local mobile operators participating.

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Qtel slashes mobile prices for Ramadan Customers can now send greetings for QR0.90 to over 700 mobile operators globally.
By  Martin Morris Published  August 15, 2009

Qatar’s Qtel is offering a special rate for picture and video messaging (MMS) during the Holy Month of Ramadan, with customers now able to send greetings and wishes to over 700 mobile operators globally and locally in Qatar for QR0.90.

MMS has become a popular way for people to share greetings with friends, allowing them to combine pictures, audio and video with a long text message.

During Ramadan, many people send Islamic imagery and verses from the Qur'an, along with congratulatory messages, as well as Eid Greetings during Eid al-Fitr.

In addition, MMS has become a popular method of sharing readings from the Qur'an, Hadith (oral traditions) and Anasheed (Islamic vocal music) with family and friends.

Recognising the importance of Ramadan, Qtel is offering a special rate of QR0.90 all day, every day, and is working with mobile operators in over 200 countries and territories around the world to enable customers to send MMS internationally.

The Ramadan offer is set to run from August 16 through to October 10, covering the whole of the Holy Month of Ramadan and the Eid Holiday.

"Sharing Ramadan greetings with our friends and families is one of the important traditions of the Holy Month, and Qtel wants to ensure that everyone feels able to do so.

''We have used our international network to deliver this new offer for the people, and hope that it brings them joy this Ramadan," said Adel Al Mutawa, Executive Director, Group Communications, Qtel.

To be able to send an MMS, customers simply require an MMS-capable handset and have the Qtel MMS settings. The settings can be retrieved by texting ALL to 92072.

Qtel will send a special reminder for people who don't have those settings, so that they can access a website which supports MMS.

Mozaic Mobile portal offers a wide range of dedicated Islamic content, along with a selection of Ramadan and Eid greetings. The portal is at www.mozaic.qa.

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