Ooredoo Maldives Launches Special Postpaid Plan with Free Data for Viber for the Elderly Community, in Line with World Telecommunications Day 2022 Theme

PUBLISHED May 19, 2022 | updated May 19, 2022 02:24

Ooredoo Maldives launches “Israhvehinge Plan” a special Postpaid plan dedicated to the elderly community as part of its activities for this year’s World Telecommunications & Information Society Day. The plan was launched to enable, encourage and boost adoption of digital technological usage among the elderly community, under this year’s theme “Digital Technologies for Older Persons and Healthy Ageing”.  

This special package was launched by the Hon Minister of Gender, Family and Social Services, Aishath Mohamed Didi. During the launch Minister said: “Ooredoo's Senior Citizen "Postpaid" package is a great initiative which will make it a lot easier for the elderly community to navigate through and become a part of the digital world.” 

“Internet has rapidly become a crucial necessity of people's life, especially during the post pandemic era. We now greatly depend on technology not just for communication but to access information, accelerate our economy and even to provide quality health care services. It is important to ensure that all ages are included and benefitted through digital advancements. Today, we launch this special package for the elderly community to encourage their involvement in the digital world to enrich and empower their lives. Technology brings new opportunities, improving the health and overall quality of life, and we remain committed in continuing our efforts to enrich the lives of our elderly community through digital.” Managing Director & CEO, Khalid Al-Hamadi. 

The newly launched package for the elderly community, Israhvehinge Package provides upto 30% discount on their chosen Postpaid monthly fee and free data dedicated to Viber to customers who are 60 years old and above to help them stay connected with their loved ones. In addition, all customers subscribing to the package will also receive Club Premier Gold membership benefits including special discounts and offers from a vast array of local and international brands and businesses. 

“Rakuten Viber has always been about connecting people for free and securely - no matter who they are and wherever they are in the world. We continuously strive to innovate our product features and localize our efforts based on the most important needs of our users. Viber has always been keen on enabling and empowering our users to do more within the app making this partnership with Ooredoo such an honor. We are looking forward to more local collaborations in Maldives with such a respected and trusted company like Ooredoo,” said David Tse, the Senior Director in APAC for Rakuten Viber.  

To further accelerate the adoption rate of digital technologies by the senior citizens to facilitate their physical, social and mental wellbeing, Ooredoo Maldives will continue to hold Digital Literacy Programs and awareness sessions across the nation. Digital Literacy Program was initially introduced by Ooredoo Maldives in 2018 and continues to conduct sessions focusing on cyber safety, and basic navigation through commonly used digital platforms among the elderly community to stay connected, access information and receive services.  

As a community focused company Ooredoo remains committed in enriching the lives of the people and improve the quality of life through digital, leaving no one behind. 


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