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Du offers flat global rate for mobile Internet

Dubai, June 16, 2010

Du, a leading telecom service provider in the UAE, has launched a flat data pricing rate for its subscribers who use mobile Internet while on worldwide travel.

The transparent One World One Rate for mobile internet while roaming - a first-of-its-kind offer in the GCC region - will enable customers to enjoy more value, simplicity and convenience, a statement said.

“du is committed to providing top-quality, affordable and, most of all – uncomplicated – roaming services in order to cater to the needs of its international customers,” Farid Faraidooni, chief commercial officer, du.

“Following on from our highly competitive One World One Rate, which already provides appealing and simple rates for voice and SMS usage abroad, this additional offer for mobile internet while roaming provides our customers with peace of mind, rather than having to worry about hidden international operator costs,” he added.

All du Elite plan and Premier plan customers with roaming service get the benefit of an attractive and unified rate for mobile Internet usage – with no need to opt in for the service – paying just Dh1 ($0.27) per 50KB while travelling around the world.

The One World One Rate for mobile Internet while roaming is applicable for all mobile Internet usage generated using smartphones or data dongles such as checking emails, uploading pictures on blogs, status updates on Facebook or searching for information via Google while roaming abroad, and is available with any foreign network which supports mobile internet services, apart from in-flight and satellite operators, du said in a statement.

“We have roaming agreements with over 430 operators in over 140 countries including data roaming agreements with over 300 operators in over 100 countries,” Faraidooni said.

“As a result of these strategic collaborations with telecom operators across the globe, we are able to offer our customers the benefit of using data services while roaming anywhere in the world,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service




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