Alfa introduces important discounts to the Lebanese market with a new prepaid plan

Press release
Published June 15th, 2011 - 05:52 GMT

As part of its ongoing efforts to provide the most convenient offers at reduced prices to its subscribers, Alfa, the first Lebanese mobile operator managed by Orascom Telecom, announces that it has launched a new prepaid plan under the name “Alfa Waffer,” enabling all prepaid subscribers to benefit from new and discounted packages on all voice calls, SMS, and value added services.

“The new Waffer plan was tailored to meet needs of our subscribers and to cater for the growing demand for mobile services among all segments,” said Alfa Chairman & CEO, Marwan Hayek commenting on the launch. Hayek continued: “As part of our permanent endeavour to enhance the telecommunications industry in Lebanon, in partnership with the Lebanese Ministry of Telecommunications, we are always seeking ways to introduce flexible offers to our subscribers while allowing them to save on their calls and services. The new Waffer plan definitely falls within this framework.”

The new “Alfa Waffer” plan proposes to the Lebanese market three new recharge cards that allow Alfa prepaid subscribers to benefit from lower tariffs reaching a 36% discount versus current and all having a 30-days validity:

The $9.09 recharge card offering 30-minutes air time or equivalent,

The $15.15 recharge card offering 60-minutes air time or equivalent,

And the $27.27 recharge card offering 120-minutes air time or equivalent,

(All prices are excluding VAT).

With any “Alfa Waffer” recharge card, prepaid subscribers benefit from 25% discount on local and international SMS and all available value added services; e.g. 7 cents per local SMS vs. 9 currently, : $7.13 for BlackBerry vs. $9.5, $1.13 for clip alert vs. $1.5, etc.

In addition, Alfa will introduce the $3.64 Emergency recharge card, (VAT Excluded), the first of its kind, which allows subscribers who run short of credit to recharge their line as many times as they want during the  30 days.

To benefit from “Alfa Waffer” plan, new subscribers can buy the new Alfa Waffer SIM card for only $4.55 (VAT excluded). Existing Alfa prepaid subscribers have the option to switch to “Alfa Waffer” at no additional cost by simply sending a free of charge- SMS to the short-code 1028.

For more information on the new “Alfa Waffer plan,” please visit our website:

It’s worth mentioning that “Orascom Telecom Holding” (OTH) is the international leading mobile operator in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia and counts over 104 million subscribers.

Background Information


Alfa is Lebanon’s first mobile network, managed by Orascom Telecom, Media and Technology (OTMT) since 2009. We capitalize on the vast know-how and international expertise of our Management and Leadership, in order to deliver quality and professional solutions to the country’s mobile sector. Technology innovation and being the pioneer operator has been a constant focus at Alfa since inception, especially in the recent years, introducing the latest global mobile technologies in Lebanon.

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