Iranian Mobile Operators Offer Special Packages to Subscribers during Ramadan
Today Iranians marked the first day of Ramadan. In order to celebrate approaching the holy month of Ramadan, Iranian mobile operators have come up with new promotional packages offering different types of services to their clients. According to various studies conducted by private institutions, Iranian clients tend to have more calls during Ramadan.
Iran’s leading mobile network, Hamrah-e-Avval, announced on Tuesday that its subscribers can take advantage of unlimited voice calls at nights in Ramadan. However, clients must pay from $0.25 to $3 for activating this service. It is expected that many users will opt-in the offered plans because of the reduced prices.
Irancell, another major mobile operator in the country, has offered 30% discounts on all of its services. Irancell will also reward subscribers as a part of loyalty program. Irancell is the second largest mobile phone network operator of Iran. It is 49% owned by the South Africa-based MTN Group. The company always runs promotional offers in the hope of increasing market share in the country.
Iran’s first and only 3G service provider, Rightel, has also offered free call services to clients. However, the company has yet to make its on-demand video call service available to public due to current conflicts with religious leaders and Qom-based seminaries. Accordingly, Iranian Ayatollahs are unhappy with video call services as they make an easy way for establishing communications between men and women out of Islamic guidelines.