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Ooredoo launches new Android app amid Ramadan telecoms competition

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Local telecommunication provider Ooredoo (formerly known as Qtel) has debuted its official mobile application for Android phone users, making it easier to top up prepaid credits, make bill payments and manage reward points.

The application also include a directory for commonly-used phone numbers and offers details of the company’s store locations.

Ooredoo already has apps for Apple iOS and BlackBerry 7 users, and says a BlackBerry 10 app is on the way.

Both Ooredoo and Vodafone, its competitor, also offer similar functionality via mobile-optimized websites.

Qatar’s two telecom companies are fiercely competitive and have both been pushing special Ramadan pricing as well as running full-blown advertising campaigns this month. 

Here’s one of Ooredoo Ramadan ads:

And one from Vodafone:

Vodafone, which was awarded an operating license in Qatar at the end of 2007 to break the Qtel (now called Ooredoo) monopoly and recently announced it had narrowed its losses, has yet to dive in to the local app market.

Have you tried Ooredoo’s apps? Which service do you choose?

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