Etisalat reduces roaming rates by 26pc
Dubai, January 31, 2012
UAE-based Etisalat has reduced its GCC roaming tariffs to as low as Dh1 ($0.27), reducing the cost by 26 percent on outgoing voice calls.
Matthew Willsher, chief marketing officer, Etisalat, said: “Our customers have been benefitting from reduced roaming prices since 2010 when we introduced up to 48 percent discount on GCC roaming rates. These further tariff reductions spell huge benefits for holidaymakers and business visitors from the UAE to any GCC country.”
When an Etisalat prepaid or postpaid customer on international roaming in the GCC makes an outgoing voice call to the UAE or any other GCC country, he will be charged Dh2.4 ($0.65), compared to Dh3 ($0.82) for postpaid and Dh3.25 ($0.88) for prepaid earlier.
For example, while roaming on Mobily or on any mobile network in Saudi Arabia, an Etisalat customer calling Oman or Bahrain will get charged at a flat rate of AED2.4 per minute. Likewise, while roaming, all outgoing local voice calls within the country visited, will now be charged at Dh1 only, down from Dh1.3 earlier, the statement said.
Customers need not subscribe for the new roaming prices before traveling. The new tariff will be applied on default when the customer travels to any GCC country and makes a voice call using any GCC roaming partner network. - TradeArabia News Service