Alfa, the Lebanese mobile network operator managed by Egypt’s Orascom Telecom Media and Technology (OTMT), has launched international pre-paid voice roaming. Initially the service allows Alfa’s pre-paid roamers to receive calls automatically via 292 operators in 154 countries, while outgoing calls are currently available in Turkey via Turkcell, in the UAE via Etisalat and in Egypt through Mobinil. By the end of January, making calls will be possible in France through Bouygues Telecom, in Iraq through Korek Telecom, and in Kuwait through Viva; other countries to be added soon to Alfa’s outbound roaming call list include Saudi Arabia through Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and a number of other countries/operators whose names will be announced successively on Alfa’s website, the cellco’s press release stated.
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