Qtel is First in Qatar to Offer International Credit Transfers from your Mobile

Published October 18th, 2010 - 03:01 GMT

Qtel is making a new International Credit Transfer service available for Hala mobile customers.

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.

To activate the service, customers will simply have to send the text message "ACT" to the number 92266. Once customers activate the service, they can choose their own three digits to create a personal PIN code, which will be used from then on to manage credit transfers.

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.

Qtel has listened to the needs of their valued customers and realised that International Credit Transfer is an ideal way for Hala Prepaid customers to top-up the mobile phones of people they are constantly in touch with overseas. 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.

For full list of available destinations and Terms & Conditions visit www.qtel.qa.

Other than cash, International Credit Transfer is the best immediate gift that a Hala Prepaid customer can give to friends and family abroad. With the new service, there's no worrying about exchange rates, and no delays in transfer due to network problems. Everything is managed directly from customer's mobile phone.

For people with family back home, the service will provide an important link which will enable them to ensure that loved ones always have credit with which to stay in touch.

In the process of bringing the latest mobile technology and innovations to its customers, Qtel is progressing rapidly towards launching a trusted, secure and convenient "Mobile Money" service that will enable Qtel customers to access many financial services directly from their mobile phones. This credit transfer facility signals the beginning of a new wave of value transfer services for Qtel's customers. 

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