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Oman: 5 Best Prepaid SIM Cards Buying Guide (2022)

Oman – a Sultanate known for being the oldest independent state in the Arab world, the Arabian Oryx & its ships.

With its constant warm desert climate, the country is not for those who do not like the sun (you would suffer, ha).

But what makes Oman an interesting travel destination compared to other Middle Eastern countries?

It has a lot to offer.

From the world-famous Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque to the Mutrah Souq bazaar.

Those who love to hike can visit the Jebel Shams or Wadi Ash Shab.

Or you can swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Bimmah Sinkhole.

Excited about your trip already? Yeah – me too.

But the Sultanate is not an inexpensive travel destination – costs can add up quickly.

That is why you should use a local SIM card when traveling to save on international roaming costs. International roaming can be expensive.

Fortunately, SIM cards are not too expensive in Oman.

You can get an Omani SIM card for 2 OMR from Omantel and Ooredoo in their stores. FRiENDi Mobile and Renna Mobile give them for free through resellers. So does Red Bull MOBILE, but a plan purchase is required. Muscat- and Salalah International Airports (MCT & SLL) sell SIM cards as well.

Omantel, Ooredoo & Renna Mobile also have tourist SIM cards offering interesting perks to short-term travelers, including international minutes and SMS.

Moreover, while Oman itself is not cheap, the cost of mobile data is not too crazy for regional standards.

In this guide, I will tell you everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Oman. Let's do this.

Buying a SIM Card in Oman Guide (Logos of Omantel, Ooredoo, Renna Mobile, RedBull Mobile & Friendi Mobile)

Original publication: 24th of December 2019. Last updated: 20th of September 2022.


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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Oman?

Anyone living in or visiting Oman can buy an Omani SIM card from the mobile network operators ( Omantel and Ooredoo Oman) or MVNOs (FRiENDi Mobile, Red Bull MOBILE & Renna Mobile) with some restrictions.

The main restriction is that you can only have ten active SIM cards in your name in Oman.

Besides that restriction, you are free to use Omani SIM cards.

You do have to comply with the SIM card registration regulations.

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Moreover, you need a phone that supports the frequencies used in the country (preferably all of them to have the most optimal experience while in Oman).

Furthermore, you need to have a SIM-lock-free device.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Oman?

You can get an Omani SIM card in Omantel and Ooredoo stores. FRiENDi Mobile, Red Bull MOBILE & Renna Mobile sell their SIM cards through third-party retailers (including supermarkets). Muscat International Airport and Salalah International Airport sells SIM cards too.

You can expect to pay the following for Omani SIM cards:

  • Omantel (عمانتل – Oman Mobile): 2 OMR
  • Ooredoo Oman (اوریدو عمان – formerly Nawras): 2 OMR
  • Vodafone Oman: 9 OMR (launch offer)
  • FRiENDi Mobile Oman (فرندي موبايل عمان): free!
  • Red Bull MOBILE Oman: free, but plan purchase required
  • Renna Mobile: free!

The following mobile operators also have SIM cards targetting tourists:

  • Omantel (عمانتل – Oman Mobile): 5 OMR (Tourist Pack)
  • Ooredoo Oman (اوریدو عمان – formerly Nawras): 5.25 OMR & 10.50 OMR (Visitor Pack)
  • Renna Mobile: 3.15 OMR, 5.25 OMR & 10.50 OMR (Visitor Pack)

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Can You Use Your Phone in Oman?

Oman uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA phones will not work in Oman. If your phone has a SIM card slot, then it supports GSMA (99% of the phones do support GSM nowadays).

Traditional European frequencies are used in Oman, which are mostly used in ITU Regions 1 and 3 (Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe & Oceania).

The Americas (North-, Central– & South America + the Caribbean – ITU Region 2) use American Frequencies, which differ from the European ones.

ITU Regions Map
By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work, using this file by Denelson83, CC BY-SA 2.5

If you bought your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU regions 1 and 3), you should not experience any issues with using your phone in Oman.

If you purchased your phone in the Americas (ITU Region 2) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, then there is a possibility you cannot use your phone when in Oman or can only use slower networks (3G or 2G).

If you have a medium/high-end device with Tri-Band or Quad-Band support, you can use your phone in Oman (to some extent) – also on 4G/LTE and 5G NR.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Oman

Oman has two Main Operators and three Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)

  • Omantel (عمانتل – Oman Mobile)
  • Ooredoo Oman (اوریدو عمان – formerly Nawras)
  • Vodafone Oman
  • FRiENDi Mobile Oman (فرندي موبايل عمان – Ooredoo Oman MVNO)
  • Red Bull MOBILE Oman (Omantel MVNO)
  • Renna Mobile (Omantel MVNO)

The following frequencies are used by the Omani operators:

  • 2G: 900 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2300 MHz (Band 40)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Oman, check out this page by Will My Phone Work (may be outdated or inaccurate at times).

Again, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator (meaning you have to roam internationally or buy another unlocked phone that does support the frequencies listed above).

If you want to learn how international roaming works, this guide explains it in-depth. If you wonder why it is often so expensive to roam, this article explains the hidden reason they do not want you to know.

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A Note about Vodafone Oman (Launched in December 2021)

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Vodafone Oman has (finally) launched in December 2021.

In 2019, it was announced that Vodafone was selected to become the third mobile operator in Oman.

In early 2021, Vodafone finally its Class I license to start offering mobile services.

Now, it is ready to rock and roll.

As Vodafone Oman is still brand new, it will take a while before it has its full portfolio of plans ready.

Moreover, it still needs to build up its 4G/LTE and 5G NR networks.

For now, I will follow Vodafone Oman's developments closely.

If you already live in Oman, especially in Muscat, you can consider Vodafone Oman and be one of their first few customers.

Previously, it had the Vodafone Launch Offer with 77 GB, 777 local minutes & 777 local SMS for 77 days, costing 9 OMR.

Vodafone Oman Launch Offer

Initially, it was said that the Launch offer would not be available after January 2022 anymore.

However, you can still get it until about March!

You can get a Vodafone Oman SIM card in Vodafone stores or from resellers.

Since February, you also have the February Data Offer with 6 GB of data for 3 OMR.

Vodafone Oman February Data Offer

But this offer was short-lived.

Now, it has a handful of other plans, but not as attractive as tje Launch Offer.

In a few months, when Vodafone has more time to build its network.

Tourists and travelers will be better of with the five other options, which will be discussed in-depth throughout this guide.

Once Vodafone Oman has matured enough, it will certainly be included in this guide.

5G NR in Oman

Commercial 5G NR has been available in Oman since February 2021. It is available on the Omantel and Ooredoo Oman networks. The MVNOs do not have 5G NR access so far.

You can use 5G NR for free with select (prepaid) plans.

Best SIM Card in Oman

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Oman, I recommend going with Ooredoo. It has the best coverage and is about as fast, and sometimes even faster, as Omantel.

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Best eSIM in Oman

Unfortunately, none of the mobile operators offer eSIM (to prepaid customers) in Oman yet.

However, you can get travel eSIMs from Airalo and Holafly.

Airalo has the Omancom eSIMs:

Oman Omancom eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have the following three options:

  1. Oman/Omancom 1 GB eSIM for 7 days
  2. Oman/Omancom 3 GB eSIM for 30 days
  3. Oman/Omancom 5 GB eSIM for 30 days

For Airalo eSIMs, the links above and below will automatically get you the Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers available – a code is not necessary.

You can also get Oman eSIMs from Holafly:

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No unlimited data for Oman (yet)

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

With these eSIMs, you can skip Oman's SIM card registration scheme entirely and use it immediately upon arriving in Oman!

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TIP: Check out my eSIM lookup tool for an overview of local mobile operators offering eSIMs to prepaid customers and travel eSIMs I use and love (for eSIMs in Oman and eSIMs worldwide).


Best International/Travel SIM Card for Oman

If you want to buy the best international/travel SIM card for Oman, I recommend going with SimCorner's Oman Travel SIM card with 6 GB of data for 15 days. Consider SimCorner's Asia SIM card, also with 6 GB of data, for 8 days to be used in Oman and 20+ countries, including nearby Bahrain, Kuwait & Qatar.

Asia Travel SIM Card (6 GB for 8 days) SimCorner

© SimCorner

The SimCorner Asia SIM card can be used in Oman and the following other countries:

You can also get the SimCorner International Travel SIM card with 6 GB of data valid for 15 days to be used in Oman and 100+ countries, including most of the ones mentioned above (Asia) and in the Americas, Europe & Oceania:

SimCorner International SIM Card Banner
© SimCorner

Instead of spending between 5 USD to 15 USD for SIM cards in each country, get a SimCorner travel SIM card covering numerous countries for just one price!

Use discount code PHONETRAVELWIZ for extra savings!

SIM Card Registration in Oman

SIM card registration with your passport information is mandatory in Oman. It will be done at the point of sale.

Moreover, you can have up to ten active prepaid SIM cards in Oman.

This restriction applies to both Omani citizens and non-citizens (including migrant workers and tourists).

Internet Censorship in Oman

There is internet censorship in Oman. The government censors various things, such as LGBTQ content, pornography, political criticism & escort services.

However, unlike other countries in the region, internet censorship is not as strong in Oman.

That is why I would recommend using a VPN to browse the web in peace. I use both NordVPN and Surfshark.

NordVPN has the most servers of any VPN service out there, which I love.

Surfshark is insanely cheap for the price they charge.

Depending on where I am, I will either use NordVPN or Surfshark.

Neither VPNs have servers in Oman (obviously), which makes sense, but connecting to nearby countries will still result in fast browsing speeds.

You can get amazing discounts for both NordVPN and Surfshark when using these links. Stay safe, secure, and private in Oman!

(oh, by the way – VPNs are not illegal in Oman, but the authorities may not like it. But what are they going to do? You will be private anyway 😉 just do not do anything silly like insulting government officials).

VAT in Oman

As of April 2021, the Omani government introduced a Value Added Tax (VAT) of 5% applicable to most goods and services in Oman.

Some companies include the VAT in their prices already, while others do not.

Many Omani mobile operators do not.

This means that most prices mentioned in this guide are exclusive of tax.

When this is not the case, the price column will say price excl. tax, meaning the relevant taxes are exclusive of the price.

VoIP Ban in Oman

VoIP services have mostly been banned Oman.

Examples of VoIP services are WhatsApp calls, Facebook Messenger calls & Snapchat calls.

One of the most cited reasons why VoIP services have been banned in the Sultanate is that it would result in loss of (international) call and text revenues for Omantel and Ooredoo Oman.

Unless the VoIP service has servers located within Oman, the VoIP service will be blocked.

VoIP calls with Google Talk, Viber & Yahoo are possible in Oman through licensing deals.

During the 2020 pandemic, the Omani Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) temporarily lifted the ban on VoIP services for select services, including Google Hangouts, Skype, Teams & Zoom.

VoIP services through social media apps were, and are still, banned.

At the time of writing, it is almost 2022, and the ban has not been reinstated – hopefully, it will stay this way.

For other apps, you should use a reliable VPN to bypass the VoIP ban and to avoid excessive international call rates.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Oman

Flag of Oman

In the introduction, I mentioned that the cost of mobile data is not too high in Oman.

Countries like Yemen straight-up rob you of your money for a connection.

So, how expensive is mobile data in Oman?

The average price for 1 GB of data in Oman is 2.12 USD, below the Middle Eastern average of 3.94 USD. The world average is 4.07 USD.

If you compare 2021's numbers with 2019's numbers, the average cost of data decreased by 81.2%.

Let's talk about mobile data speeds – are they fast?

Yes, they are – the 6th fastest in the Middle East.

Oman's median mobile download speed is around 47 Mbps.

Oman usually hovers around the top 30 countries with the fastest median download speeds globally, so it is doing well.

And even if we look at the median speed over a year, it has gone up with 14 Mbps from 33 Mbps in 2020 to 47 Mbps in 2021.

In terms of mobile coverage, it is often a neck and neck race between Omantel and Ooredoo Oman.

The Omani Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) created this infographic showing which mobile operator has the best coverage in a governorate.

In most cases, Ooredoo Oman is the (clear) winner, so keep that in mind if you plan on traveling in rural Oman.

With reasonably priced SIM cards, extensive nationwide coverage (excluding deserts), fast mobile download speeds, and low mobile data rates, you should have a smooth network experience in Oman.

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Currency in Oman

5 Omani Rial Bank Note
© Central Bank of Oman/البنك المركزي العماني

Oman uses the Omani Rial with the symbol OMR (which will be used throughout this guide).

Prices in Oman are listed in RO or ر.ع.. For example, 25 OMR is ر.ع./RO 25.

For reference, below are some exchange rates between OMR and USD (US Dollars – Rounded):

  • 1 OMR = 2.60 USD
  • 10 OMR = 26 USD
  • 100 OMR = 259.70 USD

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Omani Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Omantel (Oman Mobile), Ooredoo Oman (formerly Nawras), FRiENDi Mobile Oman, Red Bull MOBILE Oman & Renna Mobile, and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices, and availability
  • Recharge/top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans, and special packs (such as social media packs)

With that being said, let’s see what Oman has to offer to us.

Omantel (عمانتل – Oman Mobile)

Omantel Oman Logo
© Omantel

Omantel, also known as Oman Mobile or عمانتل, is the largest mobile operator in Oman.

It was the country's first telecommunications company.

To this day, it is primarily state-owned (51%).

And who says state-owned companies always have to be bad ;)

Omantel uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2300 MHz (Band 40)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78)

This is what you will learn about Omantel:

* Coverage
* How to Get an Omantel SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Omantel

Omantel has extensive coverage throughout Oman.

4G/LTE can be found almost anywhere (except for the desert).

Below is Omantel's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Omantel

You can get an Omantel SIM card, called Hayyak Prepaid, for 2 OMR with 1 GB (10 days – dial *666*4#) in Omantel stores. Data-only SIM cards are available for 3 OMR (3 GB for 15 days) and 5 OMR (6 GB for 30 days). SIM cards are also sold at Muscat International Airport and Salalah International Airport.

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Omantel Tourist Pack – Omantel's tourist offering.

For 5 OMR, you get 2 GB, unlimited WhatsApp (after exhausting your 2 GB data allowance), 50 Flexi minutes & 50 Flexi SMS – all for 10 days.

Although you get unlimited WhatsApp, your speeds will be throttled to 512 Kbps after using more than 2 GB.

Your Flexi minutes and Flexi SMS can be used to call and text to the following countries:

While the pack itself is valid for 10 days, you can resubscribe to it for another 5 OMR by dialing *314#.

Finally, the SIM card itself is valid for 30 days. You can purchase a regular plan after your Tourist Pack expires.

However, the 30-day validity cannot be extended with a plan purchase or a credit top-up.

Omantel Oman Tourist Pack
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It is also possible to get an Omantel eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

To use an Omantel eSIM, you need to have one of the following devices:

  • Google Pixel 4/4 XL
  • Huawei P40/P40 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro/11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12/12 Pro
  • iPhone SE 2020
  • iPhone XS/XS Max
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+/S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
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Note that Omantel offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and if you have enabled it in the settings.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Omantel

Omantel top-up vouchers are sold in Omantel stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Oman.

To top up your Omantel SIM card, dial *101*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *101*123456#.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

Omantel Oman Top Up
© Omantel

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *100# to check your Omantel balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Omantel app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery).

Omantel Oman App
© Omantel

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Omantel

Omantel has seven data-featured plans:

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Marhaba Combo Packs – Omantel
Price (excl. VAT)Nighttime Data 1International MinutesCountryValidity
2 OMR200 MB100 minutesPakistan30 days
2 OMR200 MB200 miutesBangladesh30 days
2 OMR200 MB200 miutesIndia30 days

1 for between 0:00 and 7:00

Omantel Oman Marhaba Combo Packs
New Hayyak Plans – Omantel
PriceDataSocial Data 1Local/International Minutes (Flexi) 2Validity
2 OMR1 GB500 MB35 minutes7 days
4 OMR2 GB500 MB50 minutes28 days
5 OMR7 GB1 GB50 minutes7 days
6 OMR3 GB1.5 GB100 minutes28 days
9 OMR8 GB2 GB250 minutes28 days
12 OMR15 GBN/A300 minutes28 days
18 OMR30 GBN/A600 minutes28 days

1 for Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter & WhatsApp
2 for local use and to Bangladesh, India & Pakistan

Omantel Oman New Hayyak Plans
Hayyak Recharge Plans – Omantel
Price (excl. VAT)DataLocal MinutesValidityActivation Code
3 OMR1.5 GB15 minutes30 days*666*3*VoucherCode#
5 OMR1.5 GB300 minutes30 days*666*55*VoucherCode#
5 OMR3 GB50 minutes30 days*666*5*VoucherCode#
7 OMR6 GB 1175 minutes30 days*666*7*VoucherCode#
10 OMR13.5 GB200 minutes30 days*666*10*VoucherCode#
15 OMR24 GB350 minutes30 days*666*15*VoucherCode#
Omantel Oman Hayyak Recharge
Hayyak Mobile Internet Plans – Omantel
Price (excl. VAT)DataValidity
0.20 OMR100 MB1 day
1 OMR1 GB1 day
3 OMR2 GB7 days
5 OMR5 GB28 days
Hayyak Data Only Plans – Omantel
Price (excl. VAT)DataValidityActivation Code
3 OMR3 GB15 days*343*3#
5 OMR6 GB30 days*343*5#
10 OMR15 GB30 days*343*10#
Omantel Oman Hayyak Data Only Plans
Unlimited YouTube & Music Passes – Omantel
Price (excl. VAT)PlanApp DataAppValidityActivation Code
0.30 OMRUnlimited YouTubeUnlimitedYouTube3 hours*666*1*2*3*8#
2 OMRUnlimited MusicUnlimitedAnghami30 days*666*1*2*4#
Omantel Oman Unlimited YouTube & Music Plans
Non-Stop Social Plans – Omantel
Price (excl. VAT)DataAppValidity
1.50 OMR10 GB @ high-speed, then unlimited @ 1 MbpsFacebook7 days
1.50 OMR10 GB @ high-speed, then unlimited @ 1 MbpsInstagram7 days
1.50 OMR10 GB @ high-speed, then unlimited @ 1 MbpsSnapchat7 days
1.50 OMR10 GB @ high-speed, then unlimited @ 1 MbpsTikTok7 days
1.50 OMR10 GB @ high-speed, then unlimited @ 1 MbpsTwitter7 days
1.50 OMR10 GB @ high-speed, then unlimited @ 1 MbpsWhatsApp7 days
3 OMR10 GB @ high-speed, then unlimited @ 1 MbpsAll above apps7 days
Omantel Oman Non-Stop Social Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Omantel

  • Name: Oman Mobile
  • APN: taif
  • Username: taif
  • Password: taif

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Ooredoo Oman (اوریدو عمان – formerly Nawras)

Ooredoo Logo
© Ooredoo

Ooredoo Oman, just Ooredoo but also known as and formerly Nawras, is the other mobile operator in Oman.

It was known as Nawras until 2014.

Ooredoo is only slightly smaller than Omantel in terms of market share.

It is also the cheaper option in most cases compared to Omantel.

Ooredoo uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2300 MHz (Band 40)
  • 5G NR: 3500 MHz (n78)

This is what you will learn about Ooredoo:

* Coverage
* How to Get an Ooredoo SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Ooredoo Oman

Ooredoo has the best coverage throughout Oman.

4G/LTE can be found almost anywhere (except for the desert).

Below is Ooredoo's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Ooredoo Oman

You can get an Ooredoo SIM card, called Shababiah, for 2 OMR with 2 OMR credit (30 days) OR 1 GB (10 days) in Ooredoo stores (1/2/3). SIM cards are also sold at Muscat International Airport and Salalah International Airport.

Ooredoo Oman SIM Card Price

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Ooredoo Visitor Pack – Ooredoo's tourist offering.

These two Ooredoo Visitor Packs are available:

PriceSIM CardDataLocal/International MinutesLocal/International SMSValidity
5.25 OMRVisitor Pack OMR 5.250 4 GB50 minutes50 SMS10 days
10.50 OMRVisitor Pack OMR 10.50010 GB50 minutes50 SMS15 days

While the Visitor Packs are valid for 10 days or 15 days, the SIM card itself is valid for 2 months.

Moreover, a top-up will extend the validity by two months.

Ooredoo Oman eSIM Banner
© Ooredoo Oman
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It is also possible to get an Ooredoo eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

The eSIM only works with the iPhone XR, iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Ooredoo Oman

Ooredoo top-up vouchers are sold in Ooredoo stores (1/2/3) and from Recharge Outlets, including grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Oman.

To top up your Ooredoo SIM card, dial *115*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *115*123456#.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *102# to check your Ooredoo balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Ooredoo Oman app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery).

Ooredoo Oman App
© Ooredoo Oman

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Ooredoo Oman

Ooredoo has four data-featured plans:

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Hala Plans – Ooredoo Oman
PricePlanDataSocial Data 1Local MinutesInternational Minutes 2Validity
2 OMRHala OMR 21 GB500 MB50 minutes25 minutes7 days
3.50 OMRHala OMR 3.51.5 GB500 MB50 minutesN/A28 days
5 OMRHala OMR 57 GB1 GB50 minutesN/A7 days
6 OMRHala OMR 63 GB1.5 GB100 minutes25 minutes28 days
9 OMRHala OMR 98 GB2 GB250 minutes35 minutes28 days
12 OMRHala OMR 1215 GBN/A300 minutes50 minutes28 days
18 OMRHala OMR 1830 GBN/A600 minutes75 minutes28 days

1 for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter & WhatsApp
2 to Bangladesh, India & Pakistan – allowance can also be used for local calls

Ooredoo Oman Hala Plans
Hala Internet Add-Ons – Ooredoo Oman
PricePlanDataValidityActivation Code
0.50 OMRHala Internet RO 0.500.25 GB1 day*555*53#
1 OMRHala Internet RO 11 GB1 day*555*21#
1 OMRHala Internet RO 10.4 GB7 days*555*83#
2 OMRHala Internet RO 21.5 GB7 days*555*84#
3 OMRHala Internet RO 32 GB28 days*555*22#
4 OMRHala Internet RO 45 GB7 days*555*85#
5 OMRHala Internet RO 54 GB28 days*555*23#
7 OMRHala Internet RO 76 GB28 days*555*81#
10 OMRHala Internet RO 1012 GB28 days*555*69#
20 OMRHala Internet RO 2025 GB84 days*555*26#
More Internet Plans – Ooredoo Oman
PriceDataValidity
1 OMR300 MB10 days
2 OMR1 GB10 days
3 OMR1.5 GB30 days
5 OMR3 GB30 days
10 OMR12 GB30 days
Ooredoo Oman More Internet Plans
Hala Digital Add-Ons – Ooredoo Oman
PricePlanDataValidity
0.53 OMRStream OnUnlimited @ SD quality 11 day
1.05 OMRStream On HDUnlimited @ HD quality 11 day
3.15 OMRSocial+Unlimited 30 days

1 for Viu & YouTube
2 for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter & WhatsApp

Ooredoo Oman Hala Add-Ons

APN/Internet Settings – Ooredoo Oman

  • Name: Ooredoo
  • APN: ooredoo
  • Username: test
  • Password: test

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FRiENDi Mobile Oman (فرندي موبايل عمان)

FRiENDi Mobile Oman Logo
© FRiENDi Mobile Oman

FRiENDi Mobile Oman, just FRiENDi Mobile but also known as فرندي موبايل عمان, is an Ooredoo Oman MVNO.

It is the largest MVNO in the country.

FRiENDi Mobile used to be active in Saudi Arabia as well.

However, Virgin Mobile KSA bought FRiENDi Mobile KSA a few years ago.

The company behind FRiENDi Mobil Oman, Majan Telecommunications, is also the owner of RedBull MOBILE Oman.

To learn about FRiENDi Mobile’s frequencies, jump back to Ooredoo Oman’s frequencies.

This is what you will learn about FRiENDi Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get a FRiENDi Mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – FRiENDi Mobile Oman

FRiENDi MOBILE is an Ooredoo Oman MVNO, meaning FRiENDi MOBILE uses the Ooredoo Oman network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with FRiENDi MOBILE, jump to the Ooredoo Oman Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – FRiENDi Mobile Oman

You can get a FRiENDi Mobile SIM card, called Super SIM, for free with 2 OMR credit from FRiENDi Mobile retailers, which are independently-owned shops throughout Oman. SIM cards are also sold at Muscat International Airport.

FRiENDi Mobile Oman Super SIM Card
© FRiENDi Mobile Oman
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Dial *100# to access the FRiENDi Mobile menu.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – FRiENDi Mobile Oman

FRiENDi Mobile top-up vouchers are sold by FRiENDi Mobile retailers and other establishemnts, including grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Oman.

To top up your FRiENDi Mobile SIM card, dial *100# and follow the instructions.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *201# to check your FRiENDi Mobile balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the FRiENDi Mobile Oman app (Android/iOS).

FRiENDi Mobile Oman App
© FRiENDi Mobile Oman

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – FRiENDi Mobile Oman

FRiENDi Mobile has seven data-featured plans:

Most FRiENDi Mobile plans can be activated by dialing *303#.

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Hot Offers – FRiENDi Mobile Oman
PriceDataLocal MinutesValidityActivation Code
1 OMRN/A100 minutes 130 days*420*1*3#
2 OMRN/A150 minutesNo expiry*410*2#
3 OMR2 GBN/A30 days*601*6#
5 OMR5 GBN/A30 days*601*5#

1 +10 minutes to Bangladesh for 5 days

FRiENDi Mobile Oman Hot Offers
App Exclusive Offers – FRiENDi Mobile Oman
PriceDataLocal MinutesValidity
2 OMRN/A200 minutesNo expiry
3 OMR2 GBN/ANo expiry
5 OMR5 GBN/ANo expiry
FRiENDi Mobile Oman App Exclusive Offers
Saver Mix Plans – FRiENDi Mobile Oman
PriceDataLocal MinutesValidityActivation Code
10.50 OMR12 GB175 minutes30 days*601*10#
16.80 OMR24 GB350 minutes30 days*601*16#
FRiENDi Mobile Oman Saver Mix Plans
Saver Data Plans – FRiENDi Mobile Oman
PriceDataValidityActivation Code
0.20 OMR80 MB2 days*601*200#
0.50 OMR250 MB5 days*601*500#
0.80 OMR350 MB10 days*601*800#
1 OMR950 MB1 day*320*7#
3 OMR3 GB30 days*601*6#
3.15 OMR4 GB7 days*601*3#
3.50 OMR3 GB30 days*601*7#
5 OMR5 GB30 days*601*5#
5.50 OMR6 GB30 days*601*8#
FRiENDi Mobile Oman Saver Data Plans
Freedom Data Plans – FRiENDi Mobile Oman
PriceDataValidityActivation Code
1 OMR250 MBNo expiry*320*2#
2 OMR950 MBNo expiry*320*8#
3 OMR1.5 GBNo expiry*320*3#
5 OMR3.5 GBNo expiry*320*4#
10 OMR8 GBNo expiry*320*12#
FRiENDi Mobile Oman Freedom Data Plans
Data Cards – FRiENDi Mobile Oman
PriceDataValidity
1.50 OMR1 GB30 days
3 OMR3 GB30 days
5 OMR5 GB 1No expiry

1 +500 on-net minutes for 30 days

FRiENDi Mobile Oman Data Cards
Great Value Plans – FRiENDi Mobile Oman
PriceDataValidity
2.50 OMR3 GB7 days
3 OMR4 GB30 days
FRiENDi Mobile Oman Great Value Plans

APN/Internet Settings – FRiENDi Mobile Oman

  • Name: FRiENDi
  • APN: net

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RedBull Mobile Oman

Red Bull Mobile Oman Logo Small
© Red Bull MOBILE Oman

Red Bull MOBILE Oman, just Red Bull Mobile, is an Omantel MVNO.

It is Oman's newest MVNO that started in 2019.

Red Bull MOBILE's target group is the youth. However, anyone – including the old – can get Red Bull MOBILE SIM cards.

To learn about Red Bull MOBILE’s frequencies, jump back to Omantel’s frequencies.

This is what you will learn about Red Bull Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Red Bull MOBILE SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Red Bull MOBILE Oman

Red Bull MOBILE is an Omantel MVNO, meaning Red Bull MOBILE uses the Omantel network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Red Bull MOBILE, jump to the Omantel Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Red Bull MOBILE Oman

You can get a Red Bull MOBILE SIM card for free from Red Bull Mobile vendors. However, a plan purchase is required (starting from 2 OMR).

RedBull Mobile Oman SIM Card
© Red Bull MOBILE Oman
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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Red Bull MOBILE Oman

Red Bull MOBILE top-up vouchers are sold by Red Bull MOBILE retailers and other establishments, including grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Oman.

Red Bull MOBILE recharge cards can be redeemed online or on the Red Bull MOBILE Oman app (Android/iOS).

Red Bull Mobile Oman App
© Red Bull MOBILE Oman

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *600# to check your Red Bull MOBILE balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Red Bull MOBILE Oman

Red Bull MOBILE has five data-featured plans:

All Red Bull MOBILE plans can be activated on the Red Bull MOBILE Oman app.

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Special Edition Plans – Red Bull MOBILE Oman
PriceDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesOn-Net SMSValidity
2 OMR1.5 GBUnlimited35 minutesUnlimited7 days
4.20 OMR2.5 GBUnlimited50 minutesUnlimited1 month
5 OMR8 GBUnlimited50 minutesUnlimited7 days
9 OMR10 GBUnlimited250 minutesUnlimited28 days
21 OMR30 GBUnlimited600 minutesUnlimited1 month
Red Bull Mobile Oman Special Edition Plans
Monthly Plans – Red Bull MOBILE Oman
PriceDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesOn-Net SMSValidity
4.20 OMR2.5 GBUnlimited50 minutesUnlimited1 month
6.30 OMR6 GBUnlimited100 minutesUnlimited1 month
10.50 OMR14 GBUnlimited200 minutesUnlimited1 month
15.75 OMR24 GBUnlimited350 minutesUnlimited1 month
21 OMR30 GBUnlimited600 minutesUnlimited1 month
Red Bull Mobile Oman Monthly Plans
Plans – Red Bull MOBILE Oman
PriceDataWhatsApp DataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesOn-Net SMSValidity
6 OMR4 GBUnlimitedUnlimited150 minutesUnlimited1 month
8 OMR8 GBUnlimitedUnlimited150 minutesUnlimited1 month
10 OMR14 GBUnlimitedUnlimited150 minutesUnlimited1 month
15 OMR24 GBUnlimitedUnlimited350 minutesUnlimited1 month
Red Bull Mobile Oman Plans
Open Data Plans – Red Bull MOBILE Oman
PriceDataValidity
0.50 OMR250 MB1 month
1 OMR600 MB1 month
1 OMR1 GB1 day
1.50 OMR1 GB1 month
Red Bull Mobile Oman Open Data Plans
Social Data Plans – Red Bull MOBILE Oman
PriceSocial Data 1Validity
0.50 OMR250 MB1 month
1 OMR600 MB1 month
1.50 OMR1 GB1 month

1 for Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter & WhatsApp

Red Bull Mobile Oman Social Data Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Red Bull MOBILE Oman

  • Name: RedBull Mobile-INTERNET
  • APN: internet

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Renna Mobile

Renna Mobile Oman Logo
© Renna Mobile

Renna Mobile is an Omantel MVNO.

It was the country's first MVNO.

The company behind Renna Mobile, Majan Telecommunications, is also the owner of FRiENDi Mobile Oman.

To learn about Renna Mobile’s frequencies, jump back to Omantel’s frequencies.

This is what you will learn about Renna Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Renna Mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Renna Mobile

Renna Mobile is an Omantel MVNO, meaning Renna Mobile uses the Omantel network and does not have its own mobile infrastructure.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Renna Mobile, jump to the Omantel Coverage section.

SIM Card Price – Renna Mobile

You can get a Renna Mobile SIM card, called Renna SIM, for free with 2 OMR credit from Renna Mobile vendors.

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Renna Mobile Visit Pack – Renna Mobile's tourist offering.

The following Renna Mobile Visit Packs are available:

PriceDataLocal MinutesValidityActivation Code
3.15 OMR1.25 GB10 minutes7 days*181*201#
5.25 OMR3 GB25 minutes10 days*181*202#
10.50 OMR8 GB25 minutes15 days*181*203#
Renna Mobile Oman Visit Packs Tourist SIM Cards
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Dial *181# to access the Renna Mobile menu.

Dial *181*91# to change the system's language.

Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Renna Mobile

Renna Mobile top-up vouchers are sold by Renna Mobile retailers and other establishemnts, including grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Oman.

Renna Mobile Oman Top-Ups

To top up your Renna Mobile SIM card, dial *181*3# and follow the instructions.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with debit and credit cards. However, only Oman-issued cards are accepted.

Dial *181*2# to check your Rennai Mobile balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the My Renna app (Android/iOS).

Renna Mobile Oman My Renna App
© Renna Mobile

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Renna Mobile

Renna Mobile has five data-featured plans:

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Combo Plans – Renna Mobile
PriceDataLocal MinutesLocal/International Minutes 1ValidityActivation Code
3.68 OMR1 GBN/A25 minutes30 days*181*1875#
10.50 OMR2 GB200 minutesN/A30 days*181*1730#

1 for local use and to Bangladesh, India & Pakistan

Data Bundles – Renna Mobile
PriceDataValidityActivation Code
0.30 OMR95 MB3 days*181*001# 1
0.50 OMR190 MB3 days*181*001# 1
1 OMR300 MB7 days*181*001#
1 OMR950 MB1 day*181*111#
2.50 OMR1.25 GB30 days*181*2505#
3 OMR1.5 GB30 days*181*0315#
3.50 OMR2 GB30 days*181*3505#
4.20 OMR2.5 GB30 days*181*4005#
4.50 OMR3 GB30 days*181*4505#
5 OMR5 GB30 days*181*5530#
6.5 OMR6 GB30 days*181*6505#
8.40 OMR8 GB30 days*181*808#
10.50 OMR12 GB 230 days*181*1050#
15.75 OMR22 GB 330 days*181*1530#
21 OMR25 GB30 days*181*20005#

1 the activation code for those two plans is indeed, somehow, the same – it is not a typo from my end
2 +200 local minutes
3 +350 local minutes

Renna Mobile Oman Data Bundles
Day & Night Data Bundles – Renna Mobile
PriceDataNighttime Data 1ValidityActivation Code
2.10 OMR300 MB700 MB30 days*181*2002#
3.15 OMR750 MB1000 MB30 days*181*3002#
8.40 OMR3 GB4 GB30 days*181*8002#
Renna Mobile Oman Day - Night Bundles
Extra Data – Renna Mobile
PriceDataValidity
0.11 OMR50 MBUntil plan expires
0.53 OMR300 MBUntil plan expires
Renna Mobile Oman Extra Data Bundles
Extra Internet Bundles – Renna Mobile
PriceDataValidity
0.35 OMR200 MB 1Until plan expires
0.60 OMR100 MBUntil plan expires
0.65 OMR500 MB 1Until plan expires
2 OMR500 MBUntil plan expires

1 for between 23:00 and 5:59

Renna Mobile Oman Extra Internet Bundles

APN/Internet Settings – Renna Mobile

  • Name: Renna Internet
  • APN: renna-internet

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