Oman’s incumbent operator, Omantel, has cut the cost of international calls to all countries for all of its mobile and fixed line subscribers.
The new reduced rates were introduced today and include peak and off-peak rates. Omantel has also extended its off-peak timing to 13 hours, from 6 pm to 7 am.
Fixed line customers can call more than 70 countries including GCC, Indian sub-continent, and a majority of Arab and European countries for OR 0.065 Bzs ($0.17) per minute. For mobile calls to the same destinations, tariffs start at OR 0.085 per minute.
Other countries are grouped into four separate tariffs of OR 0.120, 0.140, 0.200, and 0.250 for off peak mobile calls, and OR 0.099, 0.125, 0.175 and 0.225 for off peak fixed line calls.
Haitham Abdullah Al Kharusi, vice president for consumer unit at Omantel, said that the new off-peak rates would be extended to 24 hours on Fridays and national holidays.
“Our customers can immediately enjoy the benefits of this new tariff simply by dialing the required international number without the need to call any special code or subscribe to any package as the service is readily available for all our subscribers,” he added.
Omantel competes with Nawras in Oman’s fixed line and mobile sector, and numerous MVNOs in the mobile sector.