MUSCAT: Ooredoo has launched a global first with its Email Everywhere – Global (EEG) package, a subscription-based data roaming add-on for business mobile customers.

The package allows customers to send and receive office e-mails and WhatsApp messages when they are roaming anywhere in the world, on networks where the carrier has a roaming agreement. With EEG, Ooredoo has created a product for business travellers, which allows them to get their e-mail before they get their luggage. The package is available as an add-on and free of charge if customers’ have a local data bundle of 10GB or above.

“In today’s global arena, access to business communications at all times is nothing short of a necessity and this is especially the case when you are travelling overseas. Nobody wants to go through the hassle of searching for Wi-Fi hotspots, buying endless coffees in order to get Wi-Fi passwords or receiving huge bills after you have switched on mobile data while roaming. Smart businesses today want to be able to start work as soon as they touchdown. By restricting other data services to avoid unnecessary, unpredictable and unanticipated charges, EEG gives customers the confidence to stay in touch, with the assurance that they will know their costs in advance. The EEG plan has a monthly subscription fee, but it is available free of charge when customers are signed up for local data bundles of 10GB or more,” said Said al Shanfari, director of business marketing at Ooredoo.

“We have designed it so that Ooredoo Business customers who are on our higher data plans will be rewarded with the freedom and flexibility of being able to stay connected to their business at no extra charge,” added Shanfari.

SOURCE: Muscat Daily