Are you Ready for the Number Change?

by · July 27, 2010

Hopefully everyone in Qatar (and all of those who call Qatar) are well aware that fixed and mobile phone numbers will be changing tonight just after midnight from seven to eight digits. The team in charge of the numbering change made it easy – you just have to repeat the first digit of the phone number. Yes, so simple even I can manage it.

This change will only impact phone numbers starting with 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Emergency numbers will remain the same.

So are you too lazy to add the digit to all your contacts in your phone or your Outlook address book? Well great news – numerous organizations have developed apps that will do it for you. The following applications were shared with me by people involved in the numbering change, but I have not tried them, so I can’t promise they work. Also, even though most of them are “free,” you should know that there will be the standard data charges that apply whenever you download an app.

Let me know if you try one and how it works. Hope this helps – and be sure to tell all your friends and family about the numbering change.

Qtel on Facebook

Qtel is promoting a free sync on Facebook for all major handsets including Nokia, Blackberry, iPhone and Android.  Basically, send an SMS to 92567 and you will receive a link to download the application.

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=125989484113066&comments

QMyNumber

This application will update your Microsoft Outlook address book. To use this tool you will need a phone with software capable of synchronizing your address book with Outlook. The application is free of charge.

http://qmynumbers.info/e/

QWIC

The Qatar University Wireless Innovation Centre has developed an application that updates all contacts on your iPhone. The application is free of charge.

http://www.quwic.com/

Qontacts

This application will be available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Java ME enabled phones (e.g. Nokia, Sony Ericsson). The application is free of charge.

http://www.qontactsapp.com/en

QQatar NNumbers

Compatible phones for this tool are iPhone, BlackBerry and Nokia S60 phones. Other systems like Android and Java are under development. The application costs EUR 2.99 (~ QAR 11) for each system.

http://www.qatar-numbers.com/

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  4. Hilal Malawi says:

    If you use a Mac computer, I wrote a little Applescript App that will automatically go through your Address Book and update any phone number that starts with 00974 or +974.

    More details on my site:

    Hope you find it helpful

  5. free phone numbers gal says:

    Thanks for the info about Qatar! I especially like the discussion related to free phone numbers possibilities. Great Post!

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