Du-ing it free for 6 hours!

DUBAI — Several pre-paid customers of du, the new telecom service providers in the UAE, reportedly "enjoyed" free international calls for about six hours in the morning yesterday due to a technical error reported in du's computer system.

By Riyasbabu

Published: Wed 23 May 2007, 8:36 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:27 AM

Confirming the error, a statement from du said: "We have identified a temporary technical error in our system yesterday which enabled "Pay as you Go" (pre-paid) customers to make international calls without debiting their pre-paid accounts instantly. However, it was not clear when the technical error occurred."

The statement added that the customers will not be charged for having made international calls during this short period.

A du customer who preferred anonymity said: "I was surprised to notice no amount being debited from my pre-paid account after making calls to India. I checked it again by calling a friend in India. And it was still free."

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