I went to collect a Viva SIM card after receiving an SMS requesting me to go to the Mishref Showrooms (Ard Al-Ma3ari’6), but it was incredibly crowded.
The place was packed with people. Especially foreign workers.
It was obvious that getting in would be a hassle, so I called 102 (Viva’s hotline) and learned that I could go to Souq Sharq instead. Once there, there was only one person in line and all I had to do was spend 5 minutes filling out their form. Their subscription fee was KD 15, and I was told that their pricing is 30 fils per minute during off-peak, and up to 59 fils per minute during peak hours. The Prepaid plans will be distributed next week.