Ooredoo slashes cost of data packages – permanently
Qatari incumbent makes permanent cuts to data prices
Ooredoo is permanently reducing the price of four of its most popular data packs, in response to rising customer demand for data services.
With the new pricing plan, the two most popular Shahry Data Packs - 3GB and 6GB - and two Hala Data Packs - 750MB or 1500MB - will have their cost reduced by 50%.
The Shahry 3GB and 6GB options for BlackBerry, Mobile Broadband or Mobile Internet Packs will drop to a monthly fee of QR80 (down from QR160) and QR100 (down from QR200), respectively.
Similarly, all Hala customers subscribed to Data Packs for BlackBerry, Mobile Broadband or Mobile Internet will enjoy half-price browsing at only QR20 per week for 750MB and QR25 per week for 1500MB Packs.
Originally, the price of the packages had been slashed as part of the special Summer Data Promotion, launched earlier this year. However, the telco said that feedback from customers had been so positive, and the number of people using Mobile Data had risen so sharply, that it decided to make the offers permanent.
Mobile broadband saw particularly strong demand in September, with the increase in traffic and people in the cities leading more people to use mobile broadband on their smartphones and tablets.