Posted 6th of December 2018

Ooredoo unveils new safety devices for children, pets

Press Release

Ooredoo has announced that parents and pet owners in Qatar can now keep tabs on their children and their pets any time of the day or night, thanks to a new launch from the company.

MyKi Touch and MyKi Pet – devices worn by a child or pet that connects with the MyKi mobile application – are fitted with GPS and GSM tracking, so that parents and pet owners can identify the location of the device at any time. They can also control, observe and make adjustments to the device using the MyKi application on any mobile device or tablet, or even through a web browser.

The MyKi Touch device offers enhanced safety features such as call blocking, which ensures that the device cannot receive calls from unknown or blocked numbers, and special number speed dials whereby parents can set their own numbers as speed dials, the company has said in a statement.

Parents can also input a set of authorised numbers to which the watch can make calls. And, in case of emergency, children can press an SOS button that automatically sends GPS co-ordinates to their parents and initiates a call to the speed-dial number straight away.

Additionally, devices can be pre-set with zones so that if the device leaves or enters the zone, parents and pet owners will be notified straight away, the statement notes.

Manar Khalifa al-Muraikhi, director of PR and Corporate Communications at Ooredoo, said: “Child safety is of paramount importance. We understand parents worry about their children, and equally pet owners worry about a beloved animal getting lost. With these simple yet highly effective devices, both parents and pet owners can relax a little more knowing they can track the location of the device their child or pet is wearing, and identify where that device is.

“With the MyKi device, they can also rest assured that their child will be able to contact them easily in case of an emergency. At Ooredoo, the needs of parents – and indeed pet owners – are important to us and we’re pleased to be able to offer these devices and services to enhance their digital lives.”

In order to benefit from this new safety concept, customers need to purchase the tracker – available for sale at a recommended retail price of QR325 for the MyKi Touch and QR275 for the MyKi Pet – and get hold of the micro SIM required to operate it, available at any Ooredoo shop. They then need to pay a monthly subscription fee of QR35 or, for the first year only, an advance yearly payment of QR340. Thereafter, subscription will revert to monthly.

The MyKi Touch Pack subscription comes with 500 minutes of local calls per month and 0.5GB data, while the MyKi Pet Pack subscription includes 0.5GB data with calls and messages charged at standard out-of-bundle rates.