Samatel exits mobile services in Oman

Energy Sunday 15/January/2017 22:22 PM
By: Times News Service
Samatel exits mobile services in Oman

Muscat: Mobile operator Samatel has announced the termination of its mobile services in the Sultanate from yesterday.
“Any Samatel subscribers who wish to keep their Samatel numbers are requested to port their Samatel numbers to the operator of their choice to continue using their number. “Subscribers may submit a port out request for any valid Samatel SIM in person at our office on the second floor of Ghubrah Plaza, 18th November Street, Muscat, or by sending a request by email to [email protected]
“Samatel will bear the cost of porting the number to the requested operator, for all requests received to us before February 15, 2017, along with a refund of any previous balance on the SIM,” Integrated Telecommunications Oman (SAOC) said. An official of Samatel said the Samatel mobile numbers will continue to function for the next one month. “Customers will get one month’s time to change to any other operator. We didn’t have many subscribers in Oman,” said the official.
Samatel was launched as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in 2010.