Posted in | 29 August, 2011

Wataniya launches International Credit Transfer

Wataniya Telecom Maldives is pleased to announce its partnership with TransferTo, to offer international credit transfer services for the first time in the Maldives. 

Through this service, Wataniya prepaid customers can instantly recharge mobile phones used by friends and family overseas with a simple request via SMS.

Wataniya’s Commercial Director Mohamed Rifau Ibrahim, said, “within our communities, we often have our family and loved ones living overseas. With the TransferTo service, Wataniya customers can now easily transfer valuable credit to their mobile phones and make it even easier to keep in touch. And it’s especially nice at this time of year, for Eid.”

Transfer To CEO Eric Barbier stated, “we are very excited about this partnership with Wataniya Maldives which shows our commitment to the partnership with Wataniya and the Q-Tel group. We are convinced that Wataniya Maldives subscribers will benefit greatly through this service that enables small value transfers as an ideal complement to money remittances”.

Wataniya’s international credit transfer service can be used for sending top-up credit to numerous operators in

Sri Lanka








To use this service, customers can send the destination mobile number (including the country code) to 4046, and follow instructions send via SMS.

For expatriates working in the Maldives, this is also an ideal way to complement their monthly money transfers, enabling secure, real-time international credit transfer to family back home.

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About Wataniya Telecom Maldives


Wataniya launched its service in the Maldives on 1 August 2005. The company provides a wide range of leading-edge wireless voice and data services, delivered with high quality, designed to cater to the demands of today’s discerning customer. Wataniya is a brand of Wataniya Telecom Maldives Pvt Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Qatar Telecom.


Wataniya launched its 3G+ network in January 2008, becoming the first operator to introduce the world-class mobile technology in the country. In October 2009, Wataniya’s mobile broadband service was officially launched to offer “internet anywhere.” Wataniya offers 3G+ services across the country and continues to offer innovative products and services for the Maldivian community.


About Qtel


Qatar Telecom (Qtel) is the exclusive telecommunications provider in Qatar. Its principal activities include local and international fixed telephone, mobile, Internet, data and cable television services.


Qtel is committed to growing its presence in the Middle East and internationally and with Wataniya Telecom and its operations in the MENA region, Qtel is now active in 15 countries including Qatar, Oman, Singapore and Indonesia.


For more information about Qtel, visit