Vodafone Qatar reaches over 250,000 customers

27 October, 2009: Vodafone Qatar announced today another amazing milestone. Since the company's launch of services in Julythis year, over 250,000 customers have joined to date.

In September 2009, Vodafone Qatar announced that 150,000 customers had joined and in just over a month, customer figureshave dramatically risen by an additional 100,000.

"Weare absolutely delighted with the progress we have made in building our customer base which has significantly exceeded our forecasts.Thank you to His Highness The Emir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani and His Highness the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani for choosing us to help deliver part of Vision 2030. Thank you also goesout to Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned, the Qatar Foundation and Mr. Rashid Al Naimi, Board Member and supporter for being the best possible partners in this exciting venture," said Grahame Maher, Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Qatar.

"Special thanks to our Chairman, His Excellency Sheikh Abdulrahman Bin Saud Al Thani andthe rest of our Qatari board members for their support, help and coaching ofour operational team. Thank you to our 80,000 Qatari shareholders whose faith in us allowed us to become a 70% Qatari owned company.We also must thank ictQATAR for paving the way for competition with the new regulatory framework in Qatar and thank all the government departments, municipalities and Qtel who have helped us obtain approvals, permission and access to sites to build our extensive network coverage to serve 99% of the people in the country within 12 months. We couldn't have reached this milestone without the support, dedicationand effort of all our staff, suppliers and partners- thank you! Last but notleast, we'd like to say a big thank you to all of the 250,000 people who have joined Vodafone Qatarover the last few months. We promise to continue to "Make a world of difference for all the people in Qatar" and look forward to bringing you even more value,more innovative products, more great services and more amazing promotions very soon," continued Grahame Maher.

Customers are joining Vodafone in their retail stores located across Qatarand in over 500 partner distribution outlets. 70% of account customers have joined in Vodafone's Online Store at www.vodafone.com.qa.

Since Vodafone's launch, customers have been enjoying innovative services and fantastic promotions including international calls to anywhere in the world for the cost of a local call, free SMS & MMS weekends and 300MB worth of free Mobile Internet.  

Vodafone will be making several exciting announcements over the next few months, so stay tuned!



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