Samsung Galaxy S3 becomes region’s first 4G LTE phone

By on December 11, 2012
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Etisalat offers LTE based device a day before the iPhone 5.

A day before the launch of the iPhone 5, Etislalat, the largest telco in the region is releasing the Samsung Galaxy S3 in an LTE flavor. Priced at AED 2,400, the 4G capable Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE will be able to download data at speeds of 100Mbps. Priced at AED 2,400, consumers signing up with a pre-paid plan will receive 1GB free data for their first month while post-paid consumers can get a bundle of 4GB data, 800 local / 200 international minutes and 200 SMS for AED 249 per month.

Press Release

Etisalat welcomes the UAE to a new era of 4G LTE mobile experience as Etisalat announces the exclusive availability of ‘Samsung Galaxy S3 4G LTE’ on the country’s widest, high speed Etisalat 4G LTE network.
Etisalat’s customers can enjoy 4G LTE super speeds of up to 100Mbps on this new Samsung smartphone that is priced at AED 2,499. Offering AED2400 of the device value back as free talk time, data and SMS over 12 months, Etisalat gives customers attractive options of contract-free pre-paid and post-paid bundled packages, starting 12 December 2012.
Pre-paid customers will receive 1GB data free for the first month and AED99 monthly rental from second month onwards. Post-paid customers can get a bundle of 4GB data, 800 local minutes or 200 international minutes of voice calls and 200 SMS (worth AED449) for only AED249 per month. Over a period of twelve months, customers get the device value of AED2400 back as talk time, data and SMS included in the bundle. Customers enjoy the flexibility to switch their preference between receiving free local or international talk time, bundled with their Samsung Galaxy S3 4G LTE plan.
The new Samsung smartphone will have speeds of up to 100 Mbps which will allow customers to enjoy high speed apps such as video-streaming, online gaming and many other facilities on the nation’s first and widest 4G LTE network. Etisalat’s 4G LTE network has the capability to support speeds of up to 150Mbps and has recently conducted the world’s first 300Mbps speed test on its LTE network.

Chief Marketing Officer at Etisalat, Khaled ElKhouly is excited about the far reaching potential of the new smartphone device. He said, “Etisalat was the first in the region to launch its widest 4G LTE network across the UAE in September 2011. While our customers have thoroughly enjoyed LTE super speeds through data devices available in the market, there has been a great demand for LTE-enabled voice devices. We are excited to be first in the region once again to introduce the Samsung Galaxy S3 4G LTE smartphone, allowing our customers to explore the unlimited possibilities of 4G LTE 100Mbps speeds, that too at an amazing price-back advantage of AED2400.”

The 4G LTE network provides coverage to 80% of the UAE’s populated areas and allows full mobility and smooth transition between LTE and HSPA+. Customers outside 4G network areas will automatically connect to Etisalat’s 3G network ensuring their access to reliable and high speed internet wherever they go. Etisalat’s 3G network has the widest coverage in the country covering 99% of the populated area and is the most reliable high-speed data network in the country.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 4G LTE was created to compliment the lifestyle of the social media savvy individual. Featured as the intelligent phone for humans, it includes various innovative smart features such as Smart Stay, Direct Call, Smart alert, Social tag and S voice which promise to enhance the customer user experience. The operating system of choice here is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which is beautifully accompanied by Samsung’s user friendly TouchWiz interface. The phone is equipped with an 8 megapixel digital camera, a 4.8 inch screen and offers 16,384 MB of internal storage. In addition to this the S3 is also equipped with Additional Display Support, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor and scratch resistant glass surface.

Customers can subscribe to the new Samsung Galaxy S3 4G LTE plans and receive their devices from any of Etisalat’s Business Centers and Outlets across the UAE. For more information on price plans for Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, customers can visit www.etisalat.ae.


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  • James Prabhakar

    What about the people who have devices purchased from Vendors in Dubai (Eros Electricals) , how they can subscribe to the LTE service ? or we need to purchase a fresh device from Etisalat ?

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