From Wednesday, 3rd December 2008 onwards Viva has made its network active. So people can now go to Viva centers and purchase new SIM cards. The people who have registered numbers online during the last 4 weeks can pick their sim cards from the sim collection outlets or authorised dealer outlets on the dates specified below. All the numbers starting with:
- 550 may collect between Dec 6 and Dec 12.
- 551 or 552 may collect between Dec 13 and Dec 19.
- 553, 554 or 558 may collect between Dec 20 and Dec 26.
- 555 may collect between Dec 27 and Jan 2.
- 556, 557 or 559 may collect betweeb Jan 3 and Jan 9.
Sim Collection outlets are:
- Mishref Fairground Exhibition Hall - No 8.
- Slayil Resort - Al Jahra
- Al-Manar Mall - Al Jahra
- Al Kout - Fahaheel
- Marina Mall - Salmiya
- Airport (Arrival Lounge)
Authorized Dealer outlets:
Currently, over 500,000 people have registered with Viva in the last 4 weeks. These people have to show up with their Civil ID or Passport during the timeslots mentioned above.