Etisalat cuts GCC roaming rates by 50pc
Abu Dhabi, October 14, 2010
Etisalat, the leading telecom service provider in the UAE, has reduced by up to 50 per cent international roaming rates for customers traveling to any of the GCC countries.
The new rates include all local calls within the roaming country and all outgoing calls to the UAE. Etisalat has also unified tariff for roaming calls made to the rest of the GCC countries, a company statement said.
Wasel prepaid roaming customers can call locally, within the country they are travelling, at a reduced rate of Dh1.30/min ($0.35/min), while calls made to any other GCC country, including the UAE, will be charged at a flat rate of Dh3.25/min.
The enhanced tariff rates follow Etisalat’s new simplified approach to roaming prices for worldwide destinations announced earlier this year, whereby Etisalat unified international roaming charges as per 3 easy-to-remember geographic zones namely: GCC, Arab Countries and the rest of the world, the statement said.
“The revamp of international roaming rates for GCC is in line with Etisalat’s commitment to offer our customers the best value, whether they’re in the country or traveling abroad,” said Khalifa Al Shamsi, senior vice president of marketing, Etisalat.
“Etisalat has extended its international roaming services by partnering 580 telecommunication networks globally, in 190 countries, making Etisalat the largest roaming network in the Middle East. This further consolidates Etisalat’s position as the region’s leading provider of international roaming services,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service