Coverage of 11 countries, 23 operators and more than 300 price plans

DUBLIN, January 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The “Middle East Smartphone Rate Tracker & Analytics – 2023” the newsletter has been added to offering.

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Pricing is used as one of the key differentiators by mobile operators across the industry. Keeping up with the increasing complexity of the packages offered is a challenge.

The analyst has researched and cross-checked the prices of both prepaid and postpaid smartphone pricing plans across the middle East since 2008 and just released the latest edition covering 11 countries and 23 operators and more than 300 pricing plans.

Prices presented in local currency, euros and US dollars allow for a quick and similar comparison of 3000 and more covered pricing plans.

In this continually updated service, each quarter, based on a vendor survey, the database will illustrate how operator marketing strategies create plans to retain loyalty, attract new customers, and increase usage and value.

The database also highlights key changes announced by operators since the previous update, which are easily identified as marked in red.

Key information collected and provided in the Excel spreadsheet includes:

  • Name of the operator

  • Effective/Verified Date

  • Type of client (Consumer, Youth, Senior, etc.)

  • Subscription type (Postpaid/Prepaid, Hybrid)

  • Contract duration for Postpaid plans (mtm, 6, 12, 18, 24 plans)

  • Valid for prepaid plans

  • Plan Name

  • Cost in local currencies and euros (taxes included and excluded)

  • Inclusive assignments like Voice, IDD, SMS, MMS, Data, VAS roaming, others, a separate column for each of these)

  • Charges (per min, per SMS, per MMS, per 1 Mbyte of data

  • Tax rate

  • Comments (these relate to the pricing plan and provide additional information, such as additional details)

Geographic coverage (mobile network operators and MVNOs)

  • bahrain

  • Egypt

  • Jordan

  • Kuwait

  • Lebanon

  • Glass of beer

  • Oman

  • Qatar

  • Saudi Arabia

  • United Arab Emirates

Database highlights include:

  • Postpaid and prepaid rate pricing plans for consumers and businesses, presented in tabular format, in local currency, euros and US dollars, allowing easy comparison

  • Each plan provides details like cost and allowances that come with it.

  • All data is updated quarterly, changes made are marked in red.

  • The summary report provided with each update commenting on key changes

  • Investigated by a multilingual team

  • Consultation service provided by a tariff expert with 24 years of experience in telecom tariffs

Who should subscribe to this service

  • Government agencies that need to compare mobile prices between countries

  • Telecommunications operators

  • Software and equipment vendors

  • consultancies

  • Investors, Venture Capital Companies and Financial Entities

Deliverables every quarter (4 per subscription)

subscription includes

A selection of companies mentioned in this report include

  • Alpha

  • batelco

  • Of

  • etisalat

  • Libyan mobile

  • Cell phones

  • oman mobile

  • Ooredoo (Nawra)

  • Ooredoo (formerly Qtel)

  • Ooredoo (formerly Wataniya)

  • Orange

  • saudi telecommunications

  • STC (Live)

  • I touched

  • Virgin mobile

  • vodafone

  • Zain

  • **The list may not be exhaustive.

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