Etisalat offers sim card plans and mobile TV service at Gitex

By on October 17, 2010
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Also launches Etisalat Messenger.

Press release:
Etisalat announced a range of attractive offers that will give all its customers in the UAE the opportunity to celebrate Etislalat’s participation in the GITEX Technology Week. The promotional offers are valid for a limited period of time only.

“Etisalat’s participation in GITEX is assured to be very attractive and distinctive once again this year. Customers will enjoy an exciting range of services and exclusive promotions that will enhance the festivity of the event. Many of our customers may not be able to visit our stand, therefore we would like to offer them the chance to enjoy the latest in communication technology through all the promotions too. I take this opportunity to invite everyone to visit our stands at GulfComms, Zabeel Hall (ZA1) and GITEX Shopper for consumer electronics at the Exhibition Centre, Dubai International Airport”, said Khalifa Al Shamsi, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Etisalat.

The Etisalat promotions include the following;

  1. Gitex Youth promotion

Etisalat’s young customers can send an SMS ‘Student’ to 1110 to avail of free content for one month. Freebies include one month free rental for the ‘Greetune’ Service, one free mobile game, one free MP3 song and one month’s free subscription for content such as sports and entertainment alerts,  .

  1. Mobile TV Service

Etisalat customers can use mobile phones equipped with third generation (3G) to participate in this service during the offer period and enjoy a reduced monthly subscription of AED 20 per month for the first two months, instead of AED 39 per month. Customers can subscribe to this service by sending an SMS with the symbol ‘r mtv’ to 1010.

  1. Prepaid to Post-paid plan

The offer gives privileges to users who switch from Etisalat’s Wasel prepaid to its GSM postpaid plan. Customers can migrate from prepaid to postpaid plans free of charge and without having to change their phone numbers or SIM cards. In addition, they will get free credit worth AED 240, spread over a year, which can be used for voice calls and SMS, both local and/or international.

  1. New GSM Postpaid SIM

The promotion gives customers the opportunity to buy a new Post-paid connection for AED100, offering a 050 fancy number; 100 minutes of free local calls and 100 local text messages, granted over a period of 5 consecutive months.Listen

  1. Etisalat Messenger

The service allows subscribers to exchange instant messages between Etisalat mobile phones, and between phones and personal computers. It also allows multicast services between personal computers. Etisalat Messenger is similar to the leading Internet chatting applications, such as Yahoo Messenger, MSN, Google Talk and others.
The main feature of Etisalat Messenger is that it Enables family & friends to discover each others’ status & availability & accordingly decide when & how to communicate. Dialogues can include multimedia (e.g. pictures, video and sound clips). Offline IM are delivered as SMS/MMS. It supports multi-languages: Arabic and English. Etisalat’s Messenger allows one-to-one and one-to-many messaging communication. Messages support sending emoticons, images and nudges, and the user will be able to view last 50 messages received while being online.

The special GITEX promotion offers customers unlimited usage for free for the first month when they subscribe to the ‘Chat Plus Package’. Customers can register to Etisalat messenger services by simply sending an SMS “r em chatplus“ to 1010 .

  1. Voice SMS

Etisalat’s customers can use the Voice SMS service, one of the innovative services that allows customers to communicate with each other and express their feelings in their own languages and different dialects in an easy and fast method, at a specially discounted rate of 18 fils per message.  To send a Voice message, customers can dial *followed by the mobile number they wish to send the message to, record their message after hearing the tone and end the call.

  1. Vringo

Customers subscribing to Vringo’s video ringtones will get free rental for one month. Customers can subscribe to the service by sending an SMS with “r Vringo” to 1010.


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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