Cell Broadcast (CB) is designed for simultaneous delivery of messages to multiple users in a specific area. Where as the short message service “SMS” is a one-to-one service, Cell Broadcast is a one-to-many geographically focused cellular based system that instantly broadcasts voice, data, or multimedia content to a large number of people. The broadcast range can be varied from a small area to the entire network. Broadcast relays the message indiscriminately to every phone without having to identify and locate individual phone numbers.
For Oman Mobile subscribers, to activate Cell Broadcast for FREE, please follow the instructions below:
Go to menu, select message options
Make Cell Broadcast ON
Subscribe by adding the channel/ topic number you would like to receive as SMS as follows:
What are Channels?
In order to send CB-SMS, we need to define channels/ topics in users’ handsets. The channels that we can define are:
Emergency 001: Through this channel we send emergency requests such as evacuating areas etc.
MADA News 002: Through this channel we send MADA promotions and news.
HAYYAK News 003: Through this channel we send HAYYAK promotions and news.
NAMA News 004: Through this channel we send NAMA promotions and news “special campaigns, rate plans and products”.
Municipality 005: Through this channel we send Municipality information and announcements that are related to the city in which Oman Mobile subscribers reside.
Sports 006: Through this channel we send Oman national teams news.
Tourist Info 007: Through this channel we send mobile messages related to foreign tourists visiting Oman.
Corporation Service 008: Through this channel we send mobile messages related to advertisements and promotions.
Prayer Time 009: Through this channel we broadcast daily prayer’s time and Ramadan announcements.
News 010: Through this channel we broadcast business and international news.
Entertainment 011: Through this channel we broadcast fun and amusement news
Security Market 012: Through this channel we broadcast daily stock and market movers news.
Travel Info 013: Through this channel we broadcast flight and airport related information.
Technology 014: Through this channel we broadcast information technology and communication news.
Governmental 015: Through this channel we broadcast daily government and ministries news
Location Info 050: Through this channel we broadcast the area name where customer is located.
The promotion is valid until end of December 2008
Business customers including NAMA can use the service for FREE for the first monthly request
Cell Broadcast activation differs from handset to handset
Oman Mobile subscribers can add/ delete any defined channel/ topic number for FREE
The Cell Broadcast service is available in all governorates and regions of Sultanate of Oman
For more information please contact our Corporate contact Centre at 1235