Phone companies and their packages in Qatar

Phone companies and their packages in Qatar

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

When in Qatar, your mobile phone will operate on either Vodafone or Oooredoo SIM cards for making calls and accessing the Internet on the go. These are the two major telecom companies that operate in the market. Getting a SIM card is very easy with either your passport or your Qatar ID at the airport or any of the Ooredoo and Vodafone outlets across Qatar.

Here are the phone companies and their phone packages available in the country.


Ooredoo is a Qatar-owned telecommunications multinational and has a strong market presence in the country. The mobile network has strong connectivity and offers multiple prepaid as well as postpaid options suited for each user’s needs.

Buying an Ooredoo SIM is as easy as shopping from the Ooredoo eShop and having it delivered to you. Users also have the option of buying it from a supermarket or at any Ooredoo outlet.

Postpaid plans


The Shahry postpaid plans provide the best value in terms of data, local and international calling minutes, and entertainment subscriptions. Users can enjoy a subsidized rate for the first three months of subscriptions. Here are the four Shahry plans.


Qatarna plans provide unlimited local calls, data, and SMS, in addition to international calling minutes and roaming data on the go. Qatarna comes in Gold, Silver, and Platinum packages.

Data SIM

The 5G Data SIM postpaid plan allows the user to enjoy data packages and never-ending internet connection on the go.

Add Ons

Ooredoo users have the option of getting more add-ons to their postpaid plans by paying for additional local data, calls, roaming, international calling minutes, and even extra data allowance for gaming.

Additional Benefits

Ooredoo users with postpaid plans enjoy exclusive benefits such as select subscriptions to Shahid VIP, OSN+, Starzplay, beIN CONNECT, Erosnow, Urban Point and others.

Prepaid plans

Hala Super Recharge

Hala recharge plans are mostly preferable for their additional calling minutes and data. Here are a few Hala Super Recharge packs.

Flexi (All in one packs)

Flexi plans allow you the flexibility to use your Flexi points in any way, whether it is data usage, SMS, and local and international calls.

Hala Prepaid SIM

The Hala Prepaid SIM plan allows you to choose a Hala phone number SIM and then add a pre-loaded Flexi pack to it, according to your preference.

Data Packs

Ooredoo users also have the option of choosing from data packs for using a specific amount of data and these can either be recurring data plans or one-time data recharge.

International & Roaming

The international and roaming packs allow users better access to their home countries. The international packs are tailored specifically to each country, so users can choose from India, Pakistan, Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, Egypt, and many other countries.

The roaming pack allows traveling users a weekly data passport of 100 minutes for QAR 100 each week, up to 1 GB.


The Fan SIM is made just for the fans visiting Qatar for the upcoming global football tournament and can be bought from just about any authorized Oooredoo dealer. Fans arriving to Qatar can easily purchase it from Qatar Duty Free at Hamad International Airport, at the QDF Shop (Baggage Collection area), QDF 24/7 Shop (Arrivals), and Ooredoo kiosk (Arrivals area). Those arriving via road from Saudi Arabia can also purchase it from the Bu Samra border.




Vodafone is a highly reliable telecommunication company that has its services in multiple countries and operates on affordable plans. They offer many prepaid and postpaid plans that offer local minutes, international calling, data services, and other additional benefits.

Buying a SIM will give users a basic plan and is rechargeable online through the My Vodafone mobile application or even at any Vodafone outlet available at nearly all malls and shopping areas.

Postpaid plans

Unlimited 5G plans

The unlimited 5G plans are extremely convenient for those who love to make calls and use a lot of data on the go. These plans offer unlimited local data, calls, and SMS. This package series also gives you access to QA Avio points, MyBook, and Entertainer subscriptions. Here are a few Unlimited 5G plans.

U Plans

The New Vodafone U-Plans come with an online exclusive offer with subsidized rates for the first six months. You can choose the amount of 5G data and the call minutes too and an option to carry forward all your unused data to the next month. Here are some variations of the U-Plans.

Vodafone First plans

For those who use Qatar National Bank (QNB) Debit or Credit Card, then the Vodafone First plans are designed exclusively for these QNB First customers. The QNB first customers are also entitled to extra bonus for each month for the first year of subscription to this plan.

Add Ons

In addition to the regular plans, Vodafone offers multiple add-on options that can give the user booster data, SMS, and calling minutes to multiple countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Phillipines, and nearly 100 countries (depends on the add-on pack).

The Vodafone Weekly or Monthly Passport Pack enables specific roaming data and minutes, and in-flight data too. This Passport Pack is valid in nearly 155+ countries. 

Vodafone for All (special needs)

A great initiative by Vodafone is the Vodafone for All program that offers a 50% discount on all Unlimited Plans for retired citizens or those with special needs.

Customers only need to hold a valid special needs card from the Qatar Society for the Rehabilitation of Special Needs (QSRSN) or the General Retirement and Social Insurance Authority (GRSIA)

Prepaid plans


Vodafone’s Flex plans are one of their most popular prepaid data packages as they offer quite a lot of benefits in a reasonable price. A Flex recharge above QAR 100 gives the user endless internet at reduced speeds once they finish their flex allowance. Following are some of the Flex plans.

Combo Recharges

Combo offers are for those who wish to opt for mobile packages with longer validity. The validity lasts for exactly the amount paid with QAR 1 per day as the validity. Additionally, the user gets local minutes and data benefits too.



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