Etisalat offers translation service for mobile users

DUBAI — Mobile users can now receive translations of their text messages for Arabic and English characters through ‘Tarjim’ the new translation service launched by Etisalat.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 15 Dec 2004, 11:06 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:29 PM

Users send a phrase or word to a number in either English or Arabic and receive translations on their phone. This service is offered in partnership with Sakhr Software Co, operators of, one of the most popular online translation resources in the region.

Mohammed Al Fahim, Etisalat’s Executive Vice-President for Marketing, said: “In this multicultural society of ours, this service should be a great help. People would not need to worry about being unable to communicate with someone who does not speak their language, as they could probably just show them their mobile screen with the required query or message. We are sure that this service will see more success than the online option, and would be of particular use to college and university students for their course-work.”

For a message charged at 60 fils, the user can send 160 English characters and 70 Arabic characters via SMS to 1001. (Messages over this amount will be considered as multiple messages.) Translations will be sent back to the same number. Tarjim will be available to both prepaid and postpaid mobile subscribers.

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