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Basics Edit

There are three operators in Kuwait:

  • Zain (formerly MTC)
  • Ooredoo (formerly Watanya)
  • Viva

On all operators: 2G: 900, 1800 MHz; 3G: 2100 MHz; 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz in Kuwait City.

Ooredoo and Zain have the best service and coverage. Viva is less reliable, although it is supposed to give good speeds. To find a plan that suits you, check the companies and ask your friends in Kuwait what providers they use.

Prepaid SIM cards cost about KD 5 and are a good option, if you're only in Kuwait for a short time and want to keep your current phone.

Zain Edit

Zain-mtc-1-
Zain in Kuwait is the Group's flagship operation, which was established in 1983 as MTC and in 1994 became the first telecom operator to launch commercial GSM services in the region and now offers 4G/LTE.

Availability Edit

Their prepaid product is called "eeZee". Starters are sold in their stores for KD 4 with KD 4 credit. store locator

Recharge cards for KD 1, 1.5, 3, 5, 10 and 20 are sold, extending service for 20 to 365 days.

Data feature packs Edit

To enable data, send NET to 999 or you may subscribe or check your balance from our service menu by dialing *107#. All bundles include 4G/LTE where available.

Their data bundles are called eeZee monthly bundles valid for 30 days:

Data

Price

Extras

Activation

10 GB KD 5 WA, FB, VB u1
60 GB KD 8 WA, FB, VB u2
200 GB KD 12 WA, FB, VB, NF, YT, DM u3
500 GB KD 15 WA, FB, VB, NF, YT, DM

unlimited Zain calls

u4
unlimited KD 20 WA, FB, VB, NF, YT, DM

unlimited local calls

u5

To activate, text code to 999, go to your personal account or use their app. To cancel, send DCC to 999 then reply with Y for confirmation. "Unlimited data" is actually limited to 34 GB per day. Extras are not debited from your allowance and include social media Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber and streaming of Netflix, YouTube and Dailymotion. For extra data to existing packages you can add 10 GB for KD 3 by sending O4 to 999. All plans auto-renew. to stop, call 107.

Data-only SIM Edit

Aimed at routers and tablets they sell their new Prepaid Internet Plans:

Data

Price

Validity

Renewal

200 GB KD 3 1 month KD 2.5
1 TB KD 9 2 months KD 7.5
1.5 TB KD 12 3 months KD 9.5

Booking of plans is through http://connect.kw.zain.com/where you can also buy these add-ons for extra data:

  • 50 GB: KD 3
  • 100 GB: KD 5

More information Edit

  • APN: pps
  • Username: pps
  • Password: pps
  • Zain website in English

Ooredoo (formerly Watanya) Edit

Ooredoo-logo

Ooredoo, now rebranded from Watanya and based in Qatar is the 2nd provider in Kuwait. It rivals with Zain and has an equally good coverage and speed in the country.

Availability Edit

They offer different prepaid packs in their stores (branches). Their prepaid starter pack XPress for instance costs a one time activation fee of KD 5.

Data feature packs Edit

For PAYG use, you can activate data by sending START to 1618 and deactivate by STOP to 1618. Data out of bundle is 1 fils per KB. They offer these data packs:

Volume

Period

Price

Activation

5 GB 24 hours KD 0.500 D
1 GB 7 days KD 1 MY1
4 GB KD 1.5 MY2
10 GB KD 2.5 MY3
500 MB 28 days KD 1.5 MY0
3 GB KD 3 MY4
15 GB KD 5 MY5
50 GB KD 8 MY6
150 GB KD 10 MY7
500 GB KD 15 MY8

To activate packs, send code to 515 or type *515#. Packages will auto-renew. To turn off, type *161#. All packages include unlimited WhatsApp, Skype, Viber and Tango use, not debited from the data allowance.

Data-only SIM Edit

For routers and tablets, they offer a data SIM called X-Net. It is sold in these denominations:

  • KD 3.5: 60 GB for 30 days, renewal: KD 2.5
  • KD 5: 300 GB for 30 days, renewal: KD 3.5
  • KD 15: 500 GB for 90 days, renewal: KD 14
  • KD 30: 1 TB for 180 days, renewal: KD 25

It includes the same apps as mentioned above for free. Management of this SIM is done through http://www.ooredoo.com.kw/mynet/main.

More information Edit

  • APN: action.wataniya.com
  • ooredoo website in English

VIVAEdit

Viva

VIVA, by Kuwait Telecom Company and Saudi Telecom, is very much in 3rd place in this country. But it gives the lowest prices for starter packs and data.

Availability Edit

They welcome you with their starter pack for KD 2 with the same credit loaded in their Branches. For the first top-up you will receive a bonus of 25%.

Top-up vouchers of KD 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 20 give 20 to 365 days of service validity.

Data feature packsEdit

You can add these data packages called Surf On:

Validity Data Price Code
24 hours 500 MB KD 0.500 15
7 days 1 GB KD 1 14
30 days 4 GB KD 4 11
50 GB KD 7 12
2 TB KD 18 13

Activation is done by texting code number to 567. The monthly packages include free Facebook, Viber and WhatsApp.

Data-only SIM Edit

As data plan for mobile devices, they only offer one package called Prepaid Internet: KD 5 for 500 GB data valid for 30 days. This SIM card is sold at KD 5 too.

More infomationEdit

  • APN: viva

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