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Ooredoo completes nationwide 4G network for free access by users

February 3, 2014



DOHA: Ooredoo customers can now access the 4G Key for free permanently as the telecom giant celebrates the completion of the nationwide network of 4G services, Waleed Al Sayed, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, told a press conference yesterday.

Customers can now experience 4G, Qatar's fastest Mobile Broadband network, in all inhabited areas. The service will provide online data access at a speed about three to six times faster than the existing 3G network.

Al Sayed said the 4G Key, which usually costs customers QR60 per month for Shahry and QR15 per week for Hala, would be free for all Shahry pack customers and Hala Mobile Internet or Broadband Pack customers as part of Ooredoo's 2014 'Year of Digital' campaign.

Present at the conference were Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al Thani, CEO, Ooredoo, and Nasser Al Attiyah, Olympic medal-winner, and brand ambassador, Ooredoo.  The most advanced network will be available for prepaid Hala Mobile Internet or Broadband Pack customers and all postpaid Shahry customers. To access the 4G key on mobile and smartphone devices, Hala customers should SMS the keyword '4G' for free to 121. Shahry customers can send '4G' to 114.

Al Sayed said: "Last year we launched Qatar's fastest 4G network, connected more than 100,000 customers to Ooredoo fibre to homes, launched business fibre and drove innovation with our Ooredoo App. This year, in celebration of our customers who helped us achieve all of this, we're making 4G free to say thank you for your support and start #OoredooSmart." Customers have rapidly adopted 4G. They can enjoy the smoothest Internet browsing experience, easily transfer big files, stream HD video from Ooredoo's 'Mozaic GO' app, and quickly update social media.

Launched in December last year, 'Mozaic GO' is a new application which enables customers to stream on-demand films and series from the Mozaic library, and enjoy them on iPads anywhere in Qatar. The service is available on iPhones and iPads but soon it will be launched for other smart devices such as Android.

Ooredoo has asked customers to ensure their phones are 4G-enabled before activating the 4G key. Users can find out if they have a 4G ready phone by going to www.ooredoo.qa/en/4G-devices.

The Peninsula


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