Qtel to offer mobile credit transfers to Asia
Doha, October 18, 2010
Qatar Telecom (Qtel) is launching a new International Credit Transfer service for Hala mobile customers, in a first for the mobile communications market in the country.
The new service is a safe, simple and fast way for Hala Prepaid mobile customers to transfer mobile credit to international numbers in India, the Philippines, Pakistan, Indonesia, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka through an established airtime network.
The introduction of the International Credit Transfer service is a complementary part of Qtel’s ongoing Mobile Money strategy, which will provide a wide range ways to manage their money through the ability to pay and transfer funds locally and internationally via their mobile phones. Sending credit to family in these destinations will be as easy as sending a text message, a statement said.
Qtel is committed to providing more choice and more value for customers in the money and credit transfer field, and has announced a series of major initiatives that will roll-out over 2010 and 2011.
The service allows for credit transfers from as low as QR 10 up to a maximum of QR 250 per month simply using a free SMS message.
Credit is deducted from the sender’s Hala account, and gifted directly to the recipients mobile phone account.
Recharging takes place in real time, with both sender and receiver immediately notified of the transaction by SMS. There is no charge for SMSs to either sender or receiver but a small service fee of only QR 0.50 is charged for each credit transfer transaction.-TradeArabia News Service
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