Al Jazeera launches SMS news alerts in UAE

DUBAI -, the e-news arm of Al Jazeera television channel that gave the Arab world its first world class all-news 24 hour satellite channel that has become on par with internationally renowned providers of news and information, has tied up with Al Majaz Telecommunications to provide the latest news alerts and developments for GSM subscribers in the UAE through the AlJazeera Mobile.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Thu 23 Oct 2003, 12:19 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 9:44 PM

AlJazeera Mobile was launched at Gitex 2003, the annual exhibition held at the Dubai World Trade Center. The UAE is the second country to benefit from this service after its initial launch in Qatar earlier this month.

Available through SMS and utilising latest speech recognition Voice Portal facility, "the service will provide subscribers with breaking news and political, business and sports updates, as well as analysis, ensuring they are kept informed at all time about recent developments regionally and globally", said Ali Kamal, Marketing Director of AlJazeera at a Press conference held to announce the launch of this path-breaking service. "We are happy to enter into this strategic partnership with Al Majaz and Etisalat."

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