Qtel launches unlimited mobile broadband
Qatari incumbent boosts broadband offering with all-you-can-eat package
Qtel has launched a mobile broadband plan that allows customers with 3G-enabled devices unlimited access to the internet, including unlimited downloads, for a fixed monthly fee.
Qtel was able to roll out the service, known as Mobile Broadband Unlimited Plan, after upgrading its network with HSUPA and HSDPA technology.
Adel Al Mutawa, executive director, group communications, Qtel, said the company decided to launch the service after customers said they wanted to be able to use mobile broadband services without “worrying about charges down the road.”
“Unlimited mobile broadband means more choices and greater value, especially for the regular user. Customers no longer need to worry about a limited monthly data bundle or any extra charges on their bill,” he said.
Customers opting for the Mobile Broadband Unlimited Plan need to make a one-off QR100 ($27) connection fee before paying a QR400 ($110) a month for a ‘no limits’ data bundle.
Customers who subscribe to the plan for 12 months receive a new Qtel E180 USB modem, worth QR 779 ($214), for free. The device is lighter, smaller and faster, and uses the latest technology in order to take full advantage of HSDPA availability within Qatar, according to Qtel. The modem is also available in stores across Qatar.
Qtel is working with retailers including Starlink, Jumbo, PC One and Virgin Megastores to help market the Unlimited Plan.
As well as the Unlimited Plan, Qtel confirmed that it will continue to offer the Lite, Plus and Max Data Plans, so that customers can select the right pack to suit their monthly budget and data download usage.
Qtel deploys the latest 3.75G in its broadband service, which provides customers with a very fast Internet experience. The network currently provides download speed (HSDPA) up to 7.2 Mbps and an upload speed (HSUPA) up to 2 Mbps.