Etisalat Launches Multi-Usage Micro SIM Card Compatible with Apple iPad 3G

By on May 3, 2010
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The micro SIM card is available as a duplicate SIM card, data SIM card or normal postpaid/Wasel SIM card.

Press release:
Etisalat today announced the launch of a Micro SIM Card that is compatible with Apple iPad. The first such SIM Card, to be launched in the region, the micro SIM card has a special dual usage design making it compatible with both a normal mobile phone and the iPad device, which requires Mobile Broadband Internet access. Available for both postpaid and prepaid plans, customers have the flexibility to utilize the SIM card through Tawa’am (duplicate SIM with the same number), only for data service, or as a normal SIM card for their existing devices.

Tawa’am SIM Card

Current customers can also get Micro SIM Card through Tawa’am service which enables them to get two SIMs with the same number. This will allow them to use their current date package subscription with any device; Tawa’am SIM Card is available for a one-time payment of AED 100.

Data SIM card & replacement

Customers can also purchase the Micro SIM Card for data use only, priced at AED25. Etisalat customers can replace their existing SIM cards with the Micro SIM card, by visiting the Etisalat business center.

Postpaid mobile service

Customers can additionally avail of the ongoing postpaid promotion while purchasing the Micro SIM card for their postpaid number or through Tawa’am. Priced at AED 100, the promotion entitles customers to 100 minutes of local calls and 100 SMS’s credited to their accounts over a period of five months.


Customers can also benefit from the ongoing Wasel promotion, while purchasing the Micro SIM Card for their Wasel account. As part of the ongoing promotion priced  at AED 75, customers will receive back AED 25 as free credit immediately when they activate the Micro SIM Card, reducing the cost of the new card to AED 50 only. The free credit can be used for local, international calls and SMS, and it can be used within three months after activating the Micro SIM Card. Customers can dial *121*8# to know their free credit balance.

Khalifa Al Shamsi, Sr. Vice President Marketing / Etisalat said: “We launched the Micro SIM Card to fulfill the demand of our customers who are looking forward to receive best technologies and services compatible with latest telecommunication devices. The new SIM card is designed to provide high speed internet for iPads, and is future ready for upcoming mobility devices that combine voice and data applications.”

The new Micro SIM card could be used with Etisalat’s mobile broadband offer where customers can enjoy unlimited Internet connectivity on-the-move by subscribing to the unlimited mobile broadband package for a promotion price of only AED99 per month, reduced from AED395.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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