Etisalat provides 3G Netbooks for free

By on March 15, 2009
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Pioneering yet another trend, Etisalat today introduced Netbook device in the UAE, in association with Acer, the second largest vendor for notebooks globally. The Acer Aspire One is an all-new communication device, with a built-in Qualcomm 3G modem and 5 hours of battery life that enables continuous Internet access anytime, anywhere. Etisalat will be offering [...]

Pioneering yet another trend, Etisalat today introduced Netbook device in the UAE, in association with Acer, the second largest vendor for notebooks globally. The Acer Aspire One is an all-new communication device, with a built-in Qualcomm 3G modem and 5 hours of battery life that enables continuous Internet access anytime, anywhere. Etisalat will be offering Acer Aspire One with an all-encompassing bundle package and a lucrative cash-back offer that effectively reduces the cost of device to less than zero.

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Attractively priced at AED 1849, Etisalat Netbook package will include the Acer Aspire One Netbook device along with a free SIM Card, free one month subscription on the 10GB data package (savings of AED 460) and an additional discount of AED 77/month for 24 months on the 10GB data package (savings of AED 1848), providing consolidated savings of over AED 2300 in 24 months, thereby effectively reducing the net cost of the Netbook to less than Zero, over two years.

Commenting on this latest initiative, Mr. Essa Al Haddad, Chief Marketing Officer, Etisalat said,” Netbooks are the latest trend worldwide, with many people already enjoying the portability, on-the-go connectivity and affordability of this emerging new technology. Etisalat is proud to introduce this concept in the UAE, through Acer Aspire One, a Netbook with integrated 3G functionality and full Wi-Fi capability. With the attractive sub-zero price point, the sleek and stylish Aspire One will not only provide tremendous value and on the go connectivity to our customers, but will also change the Internet surfing and consumption dynamics in the UAE.”

Acer Aspire One is an ultra-lightweight, compact and stylish all-new digital device designed to provide connectivity on the move, with an embedded HSDPA capability. With a size smaller than an average office diary, .the device is best suited for businessmen, women, students and customers who need to stay connected to the Internet on the move. Aspire One offers numerous connectivity possibilities, a full and easy-to-use software application suite and battery life of up to five hours. Etisalat customers can also enjoy the high speed internet access across 99% of populated areas in the UAE, through HSDPA technology that provides download speed up to 7.2 Mbps.

Mr.Sanjay Kachroo, Regional Corporate Sales Manager, Acer, said,” The success of the Aspire One netbook globally, illustrates the enormous demand consumers have for mobile devices that keep them connected.  We are delighted to partner with Etisalat to launch this amazing next generation Netbook device in the UAE. Aspire One is a leader in the emerging Netbook market, and we believe that only a telecommunications leader like Etisalat can effectively introduce this device in the UAE. With a holistic value package being provided by Etisalat, Aspire One offers a perfect combination of innovation, convenience, coverage and value.”

Available in sapphire blue, seashell white and pink colours, Acer Aspire One Netbook can be purchased from all Etisalat business centers, commercial stores and authorised key retail outlets.


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