Wataniya Following Zain Way (BB Adv)

June 9, 2009

Just found that Wataniya telecom just launched BlackBerry services in their network. What interesting in their street banner ad (will be posted soon) that they proposed BlackBerry as social device/service not as business oriented service. The street ad says “CATCH UP WITH YOUR FRIENDS/COLLEAGUES”, so it likes “conservative chatting”

Apparently, Zain experience in Kuwait affected the direction in a way!

Wataniya Offer
Postpaid 9KD (only browsing) + 1fils/KB local & fils/KB roaming
Postpaid 13KD local with 10GB (1fils/KB when exceeded & 6 fils/KB roaming)
Postpaid 25KD unlimited local and 10MB free when roaming (6fils/KB when exceeded)
Prepaid package 4KD weekly fees + Usage (1fils/KB)

*all postpaid packages have one year contract! For the 25 KD you will get 1 month free.

Handsets (No handset offers)
Bold @ 185KD
Javelin @ 147

At the end, the offer was not BB WOW! It was expected that at least they would provide BB service with the new touch screen device, Storm.