Ooredoo to sell SIM cards according to market demand

Ooredoo Myanmar has refuted rumours that only 20 SIM cards will be distributed to each retail store and confirms that it will provide as many SIM cards as the market demands.

“Everyone may have as many SIM cards as they want,” said Thiri Kyer Nyo, information officer for Ooredoo.

Ooredoo’s SIM cards will be 3G Advanced, meaning they will require mobile handsets with 900 to 2100 UMTS frequency range, according to former announcements by the company.

“Ooredoo aims to grant data services at reasonable prices for all. We are now negotiating with handsets vendors. The network of Ooredoo will cover 97 per cent of the country in five years,” Thiri Kyer Nyo continued.

The interest has been raised as two private foreign telecomm companies – The Ooredoo and the Telenor – prepare to launch SIM cards within the next few months.

“We have high interest in SIM cards of the Ooredoo and the Telenor. They promised to distribute SIM cards to retail stores as the market demands. The handsets with JAVA system aren’t qualified for 3G network. I recommend the Android powered,” said a technician at a handset retail store.

The two telecomm companies have been licensed since February this year and are planning to begin providing mobile services as soon as possible.


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