Kuwait

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The currency of Kuwait is dinar (its code is KWD). It is sub-divided into 1,000 fils. It is the highest-valued currency unit in the world.

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[edit] Cellular Operators

[edit] Zain

Zain Group is a mobile telecommunications company founded in 1983 in Kuwait as MTC or Mobile Telecommunications Company. It was rebranded to Zain in 2007. Zain has commercial presence in 8 countries across Africa and the Middle East with about 37.6 million customers as of 31 March 2011. It supports GSM-900/1800, 2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, 4G LTE technologies.

APN settings

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  • password: pps (or) (blank)
  • APN name: pps (or) apn01

[edit] Wataniya

It supports GSM-900/1800, 2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA technologies.

APN settings

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  • APN name: action.wataniya.com

[edit] Viva

It supports GSM-900/1800, 2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA technologies.

APN settings

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  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: viva

[edit] Prepaid plans

[edit] Zain

Prepaid service from Zain is called eeZee. It includes voice, data, and Blackberry offers.

Zain offers prepaid Internet packages under the name eeZee Connect. These packages offer Internet for smartphones, tablets, e-GO devices and routers:

Monthly
Data included Speed Price How to activate
1 GB Low KWD 5 / US$ 17.60 Send SMS with M2 to 999
2 GB Regular KWD 8 / US$ 28.15 Send SMS with M1 to 999
8 GB High KWD 13 / US$ 45.75 Send SMS with M4 to 999
15 GB Regular KWD 14.5 / US$ 51.03 Send SMS with M3 to 999
30 GB High KWD 23 / US$ 80.94 Send SMS with M5 to 999
12 GB 4G KWD 17 / US$ 60.00 Send SMS with M7 to 999
35 GB 4G KWD 25 / US$ 87.61 Send SMS with M8 to 999
80 GB 4G KWD 35 / US$ 122.65 Send SMS with M9 to 999
Weekly
1 GB Regular KWD 2.5 / US$ 8.80 Send SMS with W1 to 999
4 GB High KWD 4 / US$ 14.08 Send SMS with W2 to 999
6 GB 4G KWD 6 / US$ 21.03 Send SMS with W3 to 999
Daily
300 MB Regular KWD 0.75 / US$ 2.64 Send SMS with D1 to 999
1 GB High KWD 1 / US$ 3.52 Send SMS with D2 to 999
2 GB 4G KWD 2 / US$ 7.01 Send SMS with D3 to 999

Also two add-ons are available:

Data Volume Price To activate via SMS To activate online
5 GB KWD 3 / US$ 10.56 Send SMS with A1 to 999 Visit connect.kw.zain.com
25 GB KWD 12 / US$ 42.23 Send SMS with A2 to 999

BlackBerry on eeZee allows you to send/receive emails, surf the Internet, and chat on your prepaid line. The plans are:

Monthly Plans
Package (30 Days) Price Data Usage How to activate
Local Unlimited KWD 15 / US$ 52.79 Unlimited Send SMS with BBF to 999
Complete KWD 11 / US$ 38.71 300 MB Send SMS with BBP to 999
Lite KWD 6 / US$ 21.12 100 MB Send SMS with BBL to 999
Weekly Plans
Package (7 Days) Price Data Usage How to activate
Local KWD 4.5 / US$ 15.84 Unlimited Send SMS with BBW to 999

Note that with Zain BlackBerry Complete and Lite packages, you will gain access to the following services:

BlackBerry Complete Services BlackBerry Lite Services
  • BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)
  • BlackBerry Mails
  • One E-mail
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • My Space
  • Internet Browsing
  • App World
  • Google Talk
  • Yahoo Messenger
  • Windows Live messenger
  • AOL
  • Whats App
  • BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)
  • BlackBerry Mails
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • My Space
  • Internet Browsing
  • App World
  • Whats App

To subscribe to any of BlackBerry eeZee plans send BB to 999, to check the remaining validity of your plan send Q to 999.

[edit] Where to buy

eeZee prepaid numbers and recharge cards are available at all Zain branches and distributors all over Kuwait.

[edit] How to activate

To activate Prepaid Internet on your smartphone send NET to 999 or visit http://connect.kw.zain.com

[edit] How to top up

1. eeZee Recharge Cards:

Card Price Validity
KWD 1 / US$ 3.52 20 days
KWD 1.5 / US$ 5.28 25 days
KWD 3 / US$ 10.56 60 days
KWD 5 / US$ 17.60 90 days
KWD 10 / US$ 35.19 180 days
KWD 20 / US$ 70.39 365 days

2. Auto Recharge - a payment solution that will automatically deduct a certain amount of your choice on a daily, weekly or monthly basis directly from your bank account. Accepted cards are Visa & MasterCard credit cards, NBK ATM (K-Net) and Gulf Bank ATM (K-Net) cards.

Zain subscribers can activate the Auto recharge service by completing the online form, visiting one of Zain branches or by calling 107.

3. Zain Emergency Credit - it allows you to continue your calls whenever you want, even if your credit id nearing zero. The service adds KWD 0.5 / US$ 1.76 to your balance. To activate it send 500 to 999.

4. Credit Transfer - you can transfer credit from your prepaid account to other prepaid or postpaid Zain account.

In order to begin using this service, you will have to activate it via SMS. Credit transfer commands and text (by SMS service) are:

  • To register new subscriber: send ON to 99998
  • You will receive a pin number, which you will use for all future transfers
  • To unsubscribe from service: send OFF [pin] to 99998
  • To initialize transfer: send T [recipient] [Amount] to 99998
  • To confirm the transfer: send [pin] to 99998
  • To cancel the open transfer: Send cancel to 99998
  • To change the pin: send c [Old pin] [New Pin] to 99998

You can send a minimum of KWD 1.5 / US$ 5.28 and a mximum of KWD 30 in a single transfer. The monthly limit is KWD 30 / US$ 105.58. At least KWD 1 / US$ 3.52 must remain on your balance after the credit transfer operation or it won't be completed.

Validity of the transferred credit:

Amount Transferred Validity of Transferred Credit
KWD 1.5 / US$ 5.28 to KWD 2.9 / US$ 10.21 15 days
KWD 3 / US$ 10.56 to KWD 4.9 / US$ 17.24 30 days
KWD 5 / US$ 17.60 to KWD 9.9 / US$ 34.84 60 days
KWD 10 / US$ 35.19 to KWD 19.9 / US$ 70.03 120 days
KWD 20 / US$ 70.39 to KWD 30 / US$ 105.58 365 days

[edit] Wataniya

As of February, 2013 Wataniya is testing its 4G network. No plans are available at the moment, but they promise to deliver them rather soon.

[edit] Viva

[edit] VoIP applications

[edit] GPS and other navigation applications

[edit] Restaurants, hotels and other recommendation applications

[edit] Social Networking applications

[edit] Special Travel applications

[edit] Wi Fi Networks

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