Batelco Announces Enhanced Postpaid Packages - **Shared Minutes and Lower Rates**
Manama Bahrain: Batelco, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s leading mobile operator has announced major enhancements for its postpaid mobile subscribers. The rates for all postpaid packages will remain the same but the benefits have been enhanced to offer shared minutes and lower rates for video calls.
Currently, each postpaid package includes a number of free minutes for calls and SMS messages, with up to 2000 free minutes and up to 100 free SMS’s depending on the package. Now these free minutes can also be used for free voice and video calls.
For the first time in the Kingdom, customers can use their free minutes to make voice calls to any network in the Kingdom, which is great news for Batelco customers.
Additionally, Batelco has introduced lower rates for video calls from 40 fils per minute. Furthermore, any new customers who subscribe or upgrade to Batelco’s Freetime 2000 package service during August will receive 50% off their line rental for two months. The promotion will run until 31st of August 2008.
For more details visit any Batelco Retail Shop or phone 196.
Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) is the leading integrated communications’ provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain and a significant force among the regions key telecommunications players.
Batelco serves both the corporate and consumer markets in the most liberalised and competitive environment in the Middle East, and remains committed to delivering cutting-edge telecommunications to its customers in Bahrain and the MENA region. The Company’s management and staff are driven by an enthusiasm for delivering the best customer experience based on innovation, affordability and reliability of products and services.
Batelco offers complete, end-to-end telecommunications solutions for its residential, business and government customers. The comprehensive solutions portfolio covers mobile services, international roaming, Broadband Internet, satellite services, WiFi, and MPLS IP-VPN based network services utilising our Next Generation all IP Network providing Datacoms services over fixed and wireless platforms in addition to managed services including systems integration and management.
Batelco has invested US$1.4 billion in Bahrain’s telecom infrastructure since 1981, including significant investment in NGN (Next Generation Networks) infrastructure which has reinforced the Kingdom’s position as a leading communications hub. The Company’s shares are listed on the Bahrain Stock Exchange with a total capitalisation of approx US$ 3.1 billion as of June 2008.
With an ongoing strategy to grow overseas, the Batelco Group incorporates joint venture operations in Jordan, Kuwait, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.