Etisalat Announces Freedom Package For The Disabled

By on March 30, 2010
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Disabled customers can now choose from 4MB, 8MB, 16MB and 30MB internet speeds at discounted prices.

Press release:
Etisalat’s disabled customers now have a special reason to stay seamlessly connected with Etisalat higher Al Shamil broadband speeds now introduced to its ‘Freedom’ Individual Discounts program for Disabled customers.

In Etisalat’s commitment towards the disabled community in the UAE, it has added faster Al Shamil Internet speeds of up to 4Mb, 8Mb, 16Mb and 30Mb at discounted prices, in order to provide these customers with necessary tools that help them take advantage of the Internet’s transformative powers.

Commenting on the initiative, Khalifa Al Shamsi, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Etisalat said, “As global leaders of telecom and broadband services, it is Etisalat’s enduring commitment and responsibility to bring these advanced technologies closer to the disabled community in the UAE. We strive to empower them as we strongly believe in their capabilities to contribute to the society. It is therefore part of our value system to always introduce innovative products in order to boost their development, help them integrate with society and to communicate more effectively at affordable prices.”

Disabled customers now have the choice of surfing and exploring the Internet on higher Al Shamil speed of 4MBps and those connected via Etisalat’s fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network can avail of 8MBps, 16MBps and 30MBps Al Shamil speeds, all included under the Freedom Disabled individual program. These are in addition to previous Al Shamil subscription options of 256k, 512k, 1Mb and 2Mb Internet speeds. All connections include free installation and 50% discounts on monthly rentals as follows.

Table 1. Freedom Individual Disabled Customer Package for Al Shamil broadband (in AED/month)

Al Shamil

Speed

Standard Price

(AED)

‘Freedom’ Price

(AED)

1 256K 149 75
2 512K 189 95
3 1Mb 249 125
4 2Mb 349 175
5 4Mb 449 225
6 8Mb 499 250
7 16Mb 549 275
8 30Mb 699 350

The Freedom program for disabled individuals offers free connection charges, 50% discounts on the rentals and usage charge, including the local Voice, SMS, MMS and video calls. The discounted programme includes the following valuable services for disabled customers: fix home line, Al Shamil broadband high speeds , BlackBerry and GSM post paid including the GSM value added services such as Push to Talk, fixed SMS, 3.5G Mobile broadband Data, location based services, Push mail and  Email Reader. In addition, E-Vision offers free installation and 15% discounts on the monthly basic channels fees.

Etisalat has continuously supported people with disabilities and has demonstrated this by sponsoring various special needs events and activities such as Special Needs Olympics, Rehab 2008 and the Federal law of the handicapped awareness campaign.


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