Vodafone Qatar says ‘Shukran’
8 May, 2010: Vodafone Qatar has a customer base of over 500,000 customers after only 10 months of commercial operations in Qatar.
As the second entrant into the Qatari market which broke the long standing monopoly in the country, much of Vodafone's success has been attributed to offers that bring great value to its customers. All people in Qatar can now stay in touch with family and friends in Qatar and across the world more than ever.
Commenting on this achievement, Vodafone Qatar's CEO Grahame Maher said, "We would like to thank the entire Vodafone family who have helped us build our business.
A big ‘Shukran' goes to all of our 500,000 customers including the 1st 1000 customers and our shareholders who have helped us test our services . ‘Shukran' also to all the great Vodafone people and business partners who have worked very hard in making this a reality."
"We could not have done it without the support from many people in Qatar and from people all over the world . We are comitted to make a world of difference to all the people in Qatar and will continue to bring great value and exciting services to the market," continued Grahame Maher.
Over the past 10 months, Vodafone Qatar introduced international calling at local rates which took the market by storm. Earlier this year everybody on Vodafone Qatar's network received 2010 Vodafone minutes valid for a year. Free mobile internet and more recently free Facebook has seen Vodafone democratise the internet for all the people in Qatar. Vodafone has also made domestic calling and SMS more affordable for everyone with promotional rates for local calls at only 39 Dirhams a minute and SMS at only 10 Dirahms per SMS.
" We have built our business and network from scratch in a very short time. With over 500,000 customers who enjoy our value offers and 100% network coverage in the country, we are thrilled to have reached a major milestone in our journey of bringing the best of the Vodafone world to Qatar," said Michael Portz, Chief Marketing Officer, Vodafone Qatar.