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Vodafone’s “1st Shareholders” Exclusive number promotion. Be the first to choose your number!

Doha, 13 April, 2009: Vodafone announced today that Qataris and Qatari organisations who subscribe to their IPO will have the exclusive opportunity to be the first people in Qatar to choose their Vodafone number!

The “1st Shareholders” will be able to choose their numbers on a prioritized basis. The people who subscribe first will have the first choice.

“This offer is to reward and to thank our shareholders for helping to build our business. We wanted to give this unique bonus to our 1st Shareholders so they can choose their numbers before the general public,’” said Grahame Maher, CEO, Vodafone Qatar.

Once the subscription period is closed, around 1st May, the 1st Shareholders will receive a PIN number that will allow them to go online to Vodafone’s website and choose their numbers. The entire range of Vodafone numbers including Star Numbers will be available. All of Vodafone’s numbers start with “7”.

Randomly generated numbers will be free of charge. 1st Shareholders who want to select their own number will be charged a reservation fee starting from QR 500. All numbers will be at a fixed fee and a valid credit card is required.

And there is more!!!!!!

The 1st Shareholders will have the choice to select from two great value for money bundles in order to start using their number and Vodafone’s services.

Option 1) Pay QR100 and get a value package worth QR 250

Option 2) Pay QR350 and get a value package worth QR1000.

National calls will be charged at 50 Dirhams per minute and each national SMS at 40 Dirhams. International calls to any country in the world will be charged at QR 2.50 per minute and each International SMS at 60 Dirhams. All calls and SMS made will get deducted from the value package chosen.

The 1st Shareholders promotion will be available to join until 31 May 2009. For every number that is chosen, “1st Shareholders” must select one of the value bundles mentioned above and be an active customer.

“The 1st Shareholders like the 1st 1,000 will help us to build our business. All of our first customers will give us valuable feedback. This will allow us to further build our network, to deliver superior services such as roaming and international calls, and to provide world-class customer service,” said Michael Portz, Chief Marketing Officer, Vodafone Qatar.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Qataris and Qatar institutions to be the first to choose their numbers and to experience our services. Importantly our 1st Shareholders will help us build our business of which they will be owners through their investment. They along with us will change the face of telecommunications in Qatar and help us deliver on our purpose of “Making a world of difference for the people in Qatar,” said Grahame Maher, CEO Vodafone Qatar.


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