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Etisalat, Du announce special offers for customers

31 October 2013

Etisalat calls at 1 fil per second to 135 nations, Du offers lowest call rates to Pakistan.

UAE's telecom carriers Etisalat and Du announced special offers for their customers in the UAE on Wednesday.

Etisalat announced its new tariff of 1 fil per second for calls to 135 countries, including all GCC countries, the UK, the USA, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, the Philippines and most European countries. A rate of 2 fils per second is available to an additional 47 countries.

The new tariffs are applicable round the clock to all Wasel Prepaid customers without the usual peak/off-peak time price differences. Users are charged a connection fee of Dh1.50 per call, with per-second billing of 1 fil, or 2 fils depending on the destination.

To subscribe to the new IDD tariffs, a limited time offer, customers can simply SMS “1Fils” to 1012 or dial *111# and follow the menu. The 1-fil and 2-fil rates can be activated on top of customers’ existing tariff plans, overriding normal tariff charges. Users can subscribe to both the “Call International, Pay Local” and “1fils International” promotions and benefit from the best rates available to their preferred calling destination. “These new rates deliver incredible value to residents of the UAE, allowing them to talk longer to various destinations around the world at more affordable rates via Etisalat’s high-quality telecom network,”said Khaled Elkhouly, Chief Marketing Officer, Etisalat UAE.

The new international call prices will make it more affordable for the large community within the UAE, who have family and business interests outside the UAE, to stay in touch with their friends, families and business concerns,” said Khaled Elkhouly, Chief Marketing Officer, Etisalat UAE.

du has added a tenth country to its Call Home for Less international calling promotion. Prepaid customers can now call any network in Pakistan with the lowest call rate in the UAE — 0.5 fils per second, with the country’s lowest setup fee of Dh0.5 per call.

The promotion also includes nine other countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Nepal, and Nigeria. du said that Call Home for Less is the smart choice for anyone looking for the best international calling rates to the network of their choice to no less than 10 top destinations.

To opt in for free, prepaid customers can dial *135*30#. After a call setup fee of Dh0.5, the call will be charged at just 0.5 fil per second.

“Our Call Home for Less promotion is a great hit with our customers, and we are proud to expand the number of countries that can be called for such special rates to include Pakistan,” said Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Commercial Officer, du. “We design our offers to meet our customers’ needs. There is now even more flexibility to speak with family and friends in our top 10 most popular international calling destinations.” -news@khaleejtimes.com

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