Omantel launches games portal
Nazara Technologies and Electronic Arts have joined forces to offer these services to Omantel customers; games will be available on Java and Android platforms at launch
Omantel has launched ‘Omantel Games Club' in the Sultanate, to coincide with the summer vacation.
Users of the service will be able to download an unlimited number of games for a fixed daily, weekly or monthly subscription fee. Omantel stressed that no extra charges will be incurred while surfing and downloading games.
Bader Al Lawati product developer at Omantel Consumer Unit said: "The company attaches great interest and care to meet the needs of its young subscribers. The launch of Omantel Games Club is part of our plans to provide the most innovative products and value-added services. This is an exclusive product for our customers which we believe will enrich their experience especially with the emergence of smartphones that do not only provide unlimited communication possibilities but also limitless entertainment ones. There is no need to pay per game, simply subscribe and enjoy the games, as long as you have a subscription you can download and play unlimited games."
"This exclusive first of its kind Games Club is the ideal product for our youth allowing them to have more fun during this summer. Surfing the portal & downloading games will not incur any data charges; however a valid subscription is needed to play the games.
"The product is launched in partnership with Nazara Technologies and Electronic Arts, a global leader in digital entertainment, and will provide our customers with rich experience and loads of interactive games that include renowned games like Need For Speed The Run and EA Sports' FIFA 12 which will be made available to customers on JAVA and Android platforms at launch," Al Lawati added.
Subscribers can sign up to this service by sending an SMS with the letter ‘g' to 91212. Alternatively they can visit the Omantel Games Club Portal at www.omantel.om/gamesclub.
The packages include the daily package which is offered for 250 Bzs ($0.65), the weekly package for RO. 1 ($2.60) and the monthly package for RO 2.5 ($6.50).