Dec 6, 2008


Just after VIVA, a new telecom company, run by Saudi Telecom Company (STC)...announced that they're gonna provide free incoming calls from anywhere after thir launch, the giants Zain (formerly MTC-Vodafone) and Wataniya started the same on Dec 3rd... the very same day tht VIVA was launched... 

A 'lil facts bout Zain n Wataniya first...


  • ZAIN... established in 1983 and was the first ever mobile operator in the Middle East.... its holds 57% of the market share... and is the most respected of brands in Kuwait... Its the trend-setter and one filthy rich company... They have over 1.71 million customers in Kuwait alone...









  • WATANIYA... established in 1999 and was a major reason towards reduction of rates n introduction of offers in those days when "MTC" were KINGS... i remember when we guys were bak in skool.. only Wataniya was cheap n practical for us EXPATS... anyways... it holds bout 43% of the market... Wataniya has over 1.2 customers...




I guess we'll jus have to wait n see how this three-way battle for supremacy goes on in the coming months and years.. but one thing thats for sure is tht there're gonna be a lotta offers n reduction in rates thats gonna happen... so if ur in q8... ur jus in the rite place at the rite time... n then there were 3...

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