Zain is a renowned Telecom company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was established in August 2008 and was immensely popular within the next four months. It set a record of occupying more than 2 million subscribers in Kingdom within the first four months after its establishment. The popularity of the company was due to its cheaper call, SMS and internet packages for the users including the Hajj and Umrah visitors from various countries of the world.
Relevant Information for Zain Users (Visitors)
You can buy a new Zain SIM in SAR 30 from the airport or any nearby franchise. The SIM comes with SAR 23.57 balance. When you use the new SIM without any package, a local call or international call will cost you 0.55 SAR/minute. A local and international SMS will cost you SAR 0.25 and browsing data will cost you 0.50 SAR/MB.
The above-given rates for SMS, Call and browsing are for “Off-Peak” hours. If you use Zain SIM in “Peak Hours” you will be charged 0.65 instead of 0.55. The Off-Peak hours are 8 PM to 8 AM and Peak Hours are 8 AM to 8 PM.
If you want to check the remaining balance, send “BC” to 959 without commas. To check your current package, send “NR” to 959. If you want to recharge, send CR to 959.
For further inquiries, you can call Helpline (14477).
Zain SMS Packages
Zain brings very convenient SMS packages for the prepaid, postpaid users and some promotional SMS packages for the visitors who come for Umrah and Hajj to the sacred cities. I am giving here the details for all SMS Bundles for prepaid users of Zain whether they are visitors or residents of KSA. Here are SMS Packages for prepaid customers.
|Package Name||Price||Package Details||Duration||Activation Code||De-activation Code|
|SMS Bundle 1||20 SAR||1000 local SMS||30 Days||Type "R SMS 1000" and send it to 700160||Type "D SMS 1000" and send it to 700160|
|SMS Bundle 2||30 SAR||3000 local SMS||30 Days||Type "R SMS 3000" and send it to 700160||Type "D SMS 3000" and send it to 700160|
|SMS Bundle 3||50 SAR||10,000 local SMS||30 Days||Type "R SMS 10000" and send it to 700160||Type "D SMS 10000" and send it to 700160|
|SMS Bundle 4||70 SAR||Unlimited SMS||30 Days||Type "R SMS UL" and send it to 700160||Type "D SMS UL" and send it to 700160|
|Kareeb Package||0.15 SAR||0.15 SAR/call (on-net), 0.15 SAR/MB, 0.15 SAR/local and international SMS, Video Call in 1 SAR||Until you change the package||Send "K" to 959||Type CK and send it to 959|
|Khateer Package||0.19 SAR||On-net & Off-net call, SMS, Data/MB in 0.19. Voice call in 1 SAR||Until you change the package||Type "KH" and send it to 959||Type CKH and send it to 959|
|Zain Max||0.45 SAR||On-net & Off-net call, SMS, Data/MB in 0.45. Voice call in 1 SAR||30 Days||Type "M" and send it to 959||Call to 959 to de-activate it|
|Visitor 55||55 SAR||30 Minutes to local numbers, 30 SMS, 10 international minutes, 10 international SMS, 2GB Data||30 Days||Type 55 and send to 959||Call to 959|
|Visitor 99||99 SAR||65 Minutes to local numbers, 65 SMS, 20 international minutes, 20 international SMS, 5GB Data||30 Days||Type 99 and send it to 959||Call to 959|
|International - 1||3.5 SAR||50 international SMS||30 Days||Dial *170#||Dial *170#|
|International - 2||6.4 SAR||100 international SMs||30 Days||Dial *170#||Dial *170#|
|International - 3||12 SAR||200 international SMS||30 Days||Dial *170#||Dial *170#|
Terms and Conditions
These are one-off SMS packages, and you cannot use them in the next month. So, after 30 days, your SMS package will be automatically expired.
You can enable the “Delivery Reports” for all SMS offers for free.
If you want to check the remaining volume of SMS, type “*” and send it to 97991.
The 5% VAT applies to all the SMS packages.
Zain SMS Packages for Postpaid Users
Currently, there are no special SMS packages for the postpaid users of Zain. The company offers only data plans and call packages for postpaid users. However, if the subscriber wants to send/receive SMS to a Zain number, the standard rates, i.e., 0.15 SAR/SMS will be applicable. For other networks, you will pay 0.35 SAR/SMS.