Posted on : Sun, 16 May 2010

Doha, 16 May 2010 – Qatar National Bank (QNB) and Qatar Telecom (Qtel) are together offering the best alternative payment terminal network in the country for Pre- and Post-Paid Qtel customers.

QNB ATMs, which are among the most advanced in the country, now offer the same services available to Pre- and Post-paid customers at Qtel Self Service Machines.

Using any QNB ATM, both QNB and non-QNB customers can access a range of pre-paid services including HALA Pay As You Talk direct top-ups, Ebhar internet vouchers, Q-Cards for landlines and payphones, and Dawli vouchers for international calling.

In addition post-paid customers utilizing Qtel’s Shahry, mobile broadband and residential fixed line or Mozaic packages can pay their bills conveniently at the nearest QNB ATM.

This joint service has been launched in response to growing demand for large alternative payment channels that allow Qtel customers to utilize the services 24/7 and save time by avoiding long queues.

Instead, all Qtel customers can locate any QNB ATM in their vicinity and complete payments or pre-paid purchases within minutes while having their Qtel accounts credited instantly.

As part of the introductory campaign for this service, starting from 16th May until 15th June 2010, customers using QNB ATMs to access Qtel purchase or payment services will be automatically entered into daily prize draws for BlackBerry 9700.

All Qtel transactions carried out at a QNB ATM are instantly reflected in the user’s Qtel account. This is supported by a unique agreement between the two to link their interfaces in real time.

QNB has offered, and will continue to offer, numerous Qtel services to customers using its ATMs as well as the Bank’s online banking platform eazylife to complete Qtel bill payments or HALA top-ups.

In 2009, QNB became the first Bank to introduce real-time direct top-ups for Qtel customers, replacing the old system of issuing credit vouchers for HALA pre-paid customers, which however is also available to customers as an option.

This new extension of the service is the first in the country to offer cross-platform functionality in real time to Qtel users featuring all the services, benefits and security of a Qtel Self Service Machine, including free airtime Bonus Credits for each Hala top-up, proportional to the purchase.

QNB is also currently the only bank that offers these services to Qtel customers regardless of whether they use a QNB card or cards that have been issued by other banks, making it just as easy to complete these secure transactions at any QNB ATM or Qtel Self Service Machine.