• 14 November 2007
    Dhiraagu Introduces International Mobile Prepaid Roaming Service
    Effective today 15 November 2007, Dhiraagu introduces International Roaming service for Prepaid Mobile customers.

    With this new development all Dhiraagu prepaid mobile customers could use roaming service while overseas. This is the first time in the Maldives that Prepaid mobile customers would be able to use their GSM phones abroad.

    Dhiraagu prepaid customers will be able to use roaming facility with 195 operators in more than 80 countries. The initial phase of prepaid roaming would allow Dhiraagu prepaid mobile customers to send and receive SMS, receive calls and send call-me-back requests while roaming.

    Receiving calls while on roaming would be cheaper than making calls. In addition Dhiraagu prepaid customers can also send and receive MMS and use GPRS where these services are supported.

    Customers who want to recharge their prepaid mobile accounts while on roaming may use Dhiraagu recharge vouchers or simply recharge through Dhiraagu Quick Top-up or Quick Recharge service. To activate international roaming service, customers can simply send a blank SMS to 515. There is no monthly fee or deposit required.

    The roaming charges are determined by the visited country’s operator but there will be no charge for SMS received. For details please refer to the tariff table.

    This service would be further enhanced during phase 2 that would allow Dhiraagu prepaid mobile customers to use their GSM phones to make calls. Phase 2 will be implemented shortly and rolled out on completion of bilateral tests where priority will be given to most popular destinations for local travellers.

    Countries from where outgoing call can be made will be updated on our website. Prepaid mobile roaming is another new service offered by Dhiraagu and is currently available in the Maldives exclusively to Dhiraagu customers.

    Dhiraagu introduced International Roaming service to post-paid customers on 08 May 2000 and was initially provided to Singapore, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom.

    Currently Dhiraagu has international roaming facility with 215 operators in 86 countries across the world. Please visit www.dhiraagu.com.mv to view the list of countries for which prepaid roaming service is applicable and details on roaming charges.

    When Dhiraagu PREPAID mobiles roam in: Receive Call Send SMS Receive SMS *Int MMS GPRS (10KB) *Local MMS
    Bangladesh ,Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka 25.0 9.0 Free 5.0 2.09 0.5
    Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore 15.0 15.0 Free 5.0 2.09 0.5
    Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Macau, Cambodia, Thailand, China, Myanmar, Taiwan, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam 40.0 6.0 Free 5.0 2.09 0.5
    Saudi Arabia 9.5 4.0 Free 5.0 2.09 0.5
    Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, United States, United Kingdom, Yugoslavia 50.0 10.0 Free 5.0 2.09 0.5
    Rest of the world 60.0 12.0 Free 5.0 2.09 0.5

    GPRS charges will be applied in addition to MMS charges.

    Media contact for more information

    Mohamed Mirshan Hassan
    Manager Marketing Communications and Public Relations
    Phone: 3311336
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