Monday, 27 April 2009

FRiENDi set to launch its MVNO service – Oman

FRiENDi mobile, a UAE-based international mobile reseller company, will launch its MVNO service in Oman on Tuesday, 28 April. To activate the service, customers will be required to buy a FRiENDi mobile starter pack available with an introductory promotional offer of 100 free minutes, as well as 100 free SMS. However, the scheme will be applicable to a pre-defined number of customers on a first come first serve basis.

FRiENDi will introduce three different recharge vouchers with the lowest priced card at Bz 500 (USD 1.30). In addition, customers will have the option to recharge for as low as Bz 10 (USD 0.03).

Commenting on the new service, Antti Arponen, Chief Executive Officer of FRiENDi Oman, said: “'A FRiENDi mobile SIM will not only offer a competitive rate for local calls as well as exciting value added services, but our international call rates are the lowest mobile rates in the market, with for example calls to the UK for as low as Bz 179 (USD 0.47) and India Bz 159 (USD 0.41). The call rate for FRiENDi mobile to FRiENDi mobile is a flat rate of Bz 39 (USD 0.10) per minute anytime, with no peak or off-peak timing, while FRiENDi mobile users can call to other local networks for Bz 39 (USD 0.10) per minute off-peak.”

FRiENDi mobile starter packs will be available at various outlets, such as Lulu, Safeer, Zahra phones, KM Trading, Zahrath Al Hanna including others. Customers will also get a chance to select their chosen number by booking for the service in advance. These customers will be required to bring their code to the dealer to get the number reserved via the FRiENDi mobile website.