Ooredoo enables Qatar World Cup Fans to stay connected for free

By launching Hayya SIM
Ooredoo enables Qatar World Cup Fans to stay connected for free
Part of the press conference (Image credit: Ooredoo)

Ooredoo, the Official Middle East & Africa Telecommunications Operator of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, announced during a recent press conference, the planned launch of Hayya SIM and a 2022 Gift for fans attending the world’s biggest sporting event.

Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad bin Nasser Al Thani, Chief Commercial Officer at Ooredoo, said: “Whether you are residing in or visiting Qatar, as an Ooredoo customer you will encounter first-hand how we prioritize the customer experience.”

Available from Nov. 1, Hayya SIM cards will offer visitors to Qatar 2022 local minutes, 2022 local SMS, and 2022MB data, with the line valid for three days.

Visiting fans with a Hayya Card will be able to obtain a Hayya SIM at one of several dispensing machines that will be conveniently available at airports, ports, and land borders; in taxis; at metro stations; in hotels and at official FIFA fan accommodations; at Fan Zones; at Ooredoo shops, franchises and dealers; and many more. Visitors will also be able to get a Hayya SIM online at the Ooredoo eShop.

The Hayya SIM will be available in two formats; a physical SIM card and an eSIM. Visitors subscribing to their Hayya SIM at the Ooredoo eShop will be able to have the SIM delivered to any location of their choice in Qatar, while those opting to use an eSIM will receive it via email.

Activation of the Hayya SIM will be quick and efficient; eSIMs will be activated as soon as the customer connects to the Ooredoo network, while physical SIM cards can be activated via the Ooredoo App or at the Ooredoo eShop.

Ooredoo is utilizing sophisticated artificial intelligence technology as part of its digital onboarding process, both to speed up authentication and ensure security. The AI technology enables quick validation of identification details, while Face Capture with Liveness and 3D Face Map enables comparison of selfies with ID photos for quick and easy identification.

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