We look at the replacement data plans for Blackberry users and select the best ones.
If you are on a Unlimited Global/Roaming data plan, then things don’t look as good for you.
Etisalat BES/BIS Unlimited Global subscribers
At Etisalat, your bill goes down from 295 per month to 260 per month and although you et unlimited local data, 800 local and 200 international SMS/MMS messages, you only get 10MB of international data per month which is barely enough for a week’s worth of emails. Forget browsing or using youtube on 3G while abroad.
du Unlimited international BlackBerry Service subscribers
With du, you can sign a 12 month contract and reduce your package price from AED 260 to AED 130. This gives you unlimited local data as well as 800 local and 200 international SMS messages. Data roaming is double of what Etisalat provides at 20MB per month which is probably enough for a little bit of emailing and tweeting but again, no browsing or watching youtube videos over 3G.
Between Etisalat and du, we don’t think either one offers a good replacement package for the unlimited roaming data package for the BlackBerry. However, du does offers a better plan than Etisalat with double the international data at half the price. Roaming charges on du are AED 1 for 50kb of data which equates to AED 20 per MB of data.