You’ll be surprised with what you find.
Given that UAE has only two telecom operators, the choice people have here may not seem much at first glance, especially since the TRA owns a large percentage in both these companies. However, dig a little deeper and you’ll find great value products suitable to your lifestyle.
Today I’ll be looking at mobile and broadband internet packages provided for home consumers by both Etisalat and Du. Let me get this out of the way first: I’m not looking at special offers, bonus packages and add-ons. When you get into those, especially bonus offers for mobile packages (such as extra credit on incoming calls from Du). The same goes for the TV packages in the broadband bundles; I won’t be looking at what TV channels (HD, 3D or otherwise) are available as part of the deal. All I’m looking at are the prices and basic services provided to give you guys an idea of which telecom operator provides better value for money.
I’ll start off this comparison with Mobile packages. Both telecom operators provide a huge variety of packages to suit individual needs and budgets. There are many subsidized handsets available as well, depending on data plan and special offers you choose from both Etisalat and Du which you can check out.
Before I begin though, I would like to remind everyone that Du charges local and international calls by the second, unlike Etisalat where a full minute’s rate is charged as soon as the new minute starts. Depending on how you make your calls daily, this can be a huge money saver for a lot of people. So keep that in mind.