There was a time, when the only telephone service provider in Saudi Arabia was STC – Saudi Telecom Company. Those were days of costly local and international calls.
The scenario suddenly change with entry of UAE based Etisalat telecom operator through the name Mobily. International calls had become affordable and locals were also cheap. Having a mobile was easy for common man and gone were the long lines in Batha for sim card. The competition drove the call rates lower and lower and every few month there offer from one company and immediate counter offer from the other telecom company. Those were days, when advertising boards only showed STC and Mobily.
The entry of Zain was much advertised but it did not live up to its image. There was not much change in the market rates. Zain’s connectivity and range still raises some questions.
So which is the best mobile service provider?
Well, I am currently using Mobily, the reason being that I do not want to change my number – I have given it to too many people. However, Zain does seem to come up with offers for international call, though it soon matched by STC and Mobily. However, for international calls, I prefer to use internet. You may find this article useful for internet calls. To know the best at anytime, you can visit the website of companies and compare.
We tried working on preparing a comparison for different service providers, but with everyday changing rates, it was hard to keep up to date. Thus we provide you the directly the company websites: