Intending haj pilgrims who will depart for the holy land can contact their families and relatives easily with the purchase of mobile phone SIM cards from telecommunications service providers in Madinah. The packages offered are user-friendly and reasonably priced.
The mobile phone SIM cards can be purchased anywhere within the area of the country's intending pilgrims' accommodation in Madinah. A number of mobile phone telecommunication service providers are available and it is up to the pilgrims to make their choice. Usually the packages offered are similar to those offered in Brunei Darussalam which is incoming and outgoing calls, data usage for internet surfing, social media and others. Before purchasing the sim cards, intending pilgrims need to bring along their passports and a copy of their e-haj visa for registration.
Meanwhile, intending pilgrims can make endowments through a company that handles endowments, alms giving, tithe and fidyah, located nearby to the locations where the country's intending haj pilgrims are staying. The intending pilgrims need only to go to the endowment handling company's office and hand over the cash money.
Source: Radio Television Brunei