You’ll be surprised with what you find.
This is where things start to get really interesting as both telecom operators flex their muscles to provide various packages for people with different usage needs. Let’s start with the most basic postpaid plan.
The Etisalat package provides much more value than the Du plan, especially with the 15 minutes of international call time, making it the clear winner. If you’re the type to SMS you buddies though, the Du offer may be a little tempting. Students, if not going for the Prepaid packages, will likely want to use the Etisalat package here.
Now let’s move onto the power packages, where the monthly expense gets higher, but so do the benefits.
The first two packages (AED 100 and 250) from Du provide a whole lot more than Etisalat. Once again, Etisalat seems to focus more on local coverage, whereas Du provides a more balanced portfolio with equal coverage on both local and international communication. And given the expat population living in UAE, the DU package certainly seems like the more sensible choice.
In all the packages you’ll also notice that Du has the clear advantage in terms of providing a whole lot more SMS and International SMS and minutes compared to Etisalat for the same price. And given the abysmal data package provided by Etisalat, there is no reason anybody should go with Etisalat’s postpaid package. Du is the clear winner here with much more added value compared to what you’re paying with Etisalat.