Muscat, Oman: Under the patronage of His Highness Sayyid Kamil bin Fahad bin Mahmoud Al Said, Secretary General of the General Secretariat to the Cabinet of Ministers, and in collaboration with the Telecom Regulatory Authority, Vodafone hosted a first of its kind live auction of special gold and diamond numbers, successfully raising OMR over 100,000. All proceeds will be donated to charitable associations and organisations.

Sayyid Fahad Al Busaidi, Chief Corporate Affairs at Vodafone Oman, said: “This unique auction reinforced Vodafone’s dedication to support initiatives that give back to society. The fantastic response we received, raising OMR over 100,000 for worthy causes, exceeded all our expectations. We had over 900 bidders competing to get their hands on 100 of our best numbers and we thank them all for their participation and generosity that made our event a success.”

Although not a new concept to the market, Vodafone certainly ‘did a number of it’ by hosting it live, while maintaining regulatory and data privacy processes, all the while showcasing its sector-leading digital capabilities and commitment to bringing new experiences to customers. The public were invited to pre-register their interest in buying the gold and diamond numbers, which went up for sale during the event. Bidders were then able to submit their silent offers through Mazadcom online auction platform.

Since launching its operations in Oman in March 2022, Vodafone has been determined to do things differently – and digitally. Today, it is the new-generation telco that is changing the game. Its digital business model makes its offering unique, with fully digital onboarding; e-stores; highly customised digital solutions regarding customer care/complaints; fully integrated IT and networks; and subscription-based services. 


About Vodafone in the Sultanate of Oman:

Vodafone Oman was established through a strategic partnership between the Oman Future Telecommunication Company and Vodafone Group, one of the largest providers of mobile, fixed, broadband and digital TV services.

In 2021, the Company obtained a Class I License to establish and operate public mobile telecommunications services in the Sultanate, becoming the third telecom operator in the local market.

Vodafone seeks to employ the latest technologies and digital solutions in the world of telecommunications, aligning its efforts to contribute towards the achievement of the Oman Vision 2040 objectives. This is made possible by giving individuals, companies, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) the opportunity to foster innovation.

The Omanisation percentage within the Vodafone team exceeds 90%, showcasing the company's significant interest in developing local talent, knowledge exchange and localizing technology. These are further enhanced through the provision of a sophisticated work environment that stimulates self-development and creativity.

Vodafone firmly believes that talented individuals, together with cutting-edge technologies, can lead the way towards building a bright future that is sought-after by everyone. The company’s belief is reflected in its chosen slogan, ‘Together, we can’.

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