Etisalat to Provide WiFi Connectivity in Zabeel Park

By on May 13, 2010
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Etisalat Al Shamil and eLife customers can enjoy Free Wi-Fi access through dedicated hot-spot.

Press release:
As part of its ongoing commitment to providing a world-class communication network, Etisalat has signed an agreement with the Dubai Municipality to provide Wireless data communication at the Zabeel Park, Dubai through dedicated hotspots.  As per the agreement, jointly signed by Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality and Mr. Ghanim Al Marri, Dy. General Manager, Dubai region from Etisalat, Etisalat will provide wireless telecommunication services to cover the Zabeel Park area, enabling visitors to connect to the Internet.

Starting today, visitors to the park can enjoy uninterrupted connectivity through their Wi-Fi enabled devices, like Smartphones, Netbooks, Notebooks, PDAs and portable gaming consoles, to connect to the robust Wi-Fi network of Etisalat. The Wi-fi service aims to provide fast, reliable data communication services to the visitors at a nominal cost starting at AED 5 for the first 30 minutes.

Etisalat Al Shamil and eLife customers can enjoy free Wi-Fi access of up to 16 hours per month, depending on their subscription packages. Etisalat Internet subscribers and can simply use their existing username and password to avail the Wi-Fi service.

Al Shamil customers with 1-4Mb package can enjoy upto 4 Hours of free Wi-Fi access per month while subscribers with over 4Mb package can enjoy upto 8 hours of free Wi-fi access per month.  Etisalat eLife customers with starter package (1mb) will get 4 Hours of free access to the Wi-fi hotspot, while subscribers with packages above 8Mbps can enjoy 8 hours of free Wi-Fi internet, with additional 8 hours, making it 16 hours of free Wi-Fi access.

Visitors can simply connect to the Wi-Fi network by making quick payments through their mobile phones and credit cards. Customers who wish to subscribe to Wi-fi access on a monthly basis can also do so for a  monthly fee of AED 95 per month, which will include 12 hours of Wi-Fi internet access, per month.

Etisalat mobile customers, who wish to avail this service can simply get the charges for the service deducted from their Wasel account, or get the charges billed to their post-paid account.

Visitors, who are not existing Etisalat customers, can purchase the Wi-Fi hotspot prepaid cards and Etisalat Blue prepaid cards or make payments through their credit card to use the service.

Commenting on this latest initiative Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah , Director General of Dubai Municipality said , “Offering state-of-art technology and facilities has always been our priority at Dubai Municipality in our endeavour to provide better services to the residents of Dubai. Our partnership with Etisalat for this latest initiative, will provide excellent connectivity services to the public and is part of our overall plan to ensure access anytime, anywhere.”

Mr. Ghanim Al Marri Dy. General Manager, Dubai region from Etisalat said, “Etisalat is delighted to partner with Dubai Municipality in its vision to provide a holistic and robust telecommunication infrastructure in the Emirate. The new initiative of connecting Zabeel Park through Etisalat’s Wi-Fi hotspot service substantiates our promise to provide a convenience, coverage and value to our customers, who can now connect to the Internet while on the move, at affordable costs.”

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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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