Wataniya announces launch of emergency credit scheme

Telecoms provider Wataniya has announced the launch of an “Emergency Credit” scheme that it has said allows prepaid mobile customers to receive up to MVR100 in phone credit wherever they are by dialling a special number.

According to the company, the scheme is designed to allow customers to make emergency calls in situations where they would not normally be able to top up their phone credit, before reimbursing the amount when they next buy credit.

“On the next recharge, the emergency credit amount will be deducted automatically from their account,” Wataniya stated following the launch of the scheme today.

The new service, which is available to Wataniya’s prepaid and ‘wMix’ customers who have been using the company’s services for at least six months, can be accessed by dialling ‘*140#’.