Etisalat launched yesterday a new ‘Global Data Plan' that offers post-paid mobile customers the convenience of local data, roaming data and unlimited Wi-Fi in a single package.
The new plan is the first of its kind in the U.A.E.. It offers a pocket-friendly alternative to different data packages that customers need to buy every time they travel. It includes 10 GB data for local use, 1 GB of roaming data, unlimited local WiFi and unlimited roaming eWiFi for only Dh500 per month. 1 GB roaming data included in the plan can be used on Etisalat's extensive network of 248 preferred roaming partners in 106 countries.
Business as well as leisure travellers love that they can access their work or personal emails, websites, handy apps and online services on their smartphones with just a few taps. However, using data during an overseas trip can become a very costly affair for customers not subscribed to roaming data packs in advance.
Etisalat's new Global Data plan is innovatively designed as a one-stop solution that offers frequent travellers ease of mind over purchasing new roaming packs or switching between multiple local and roaming data packs before every travel. It also eliminates the need to buy local or roaming WiFi separately.
Khaled ElKhouly, Chief Marketing Officer at Etisalat, said, "We are excited about our new Global Data plan which is the U.A.E.'s first and only plan that combines local and roaming data and offers customers significant value for money. We have accounted for the high volume of data our customers use when they travel. Therefore, we launched a plan that offers convenience of use and at the same time, helps prevent bill shocks due to accidental use of local mobile data abroad.
"As part of the new plan, customers can seamlessly use 10 GB of data and unlimited WiFi locally for their everyday needs and simply continue with the same plan abroad without additional charges for 1GB roaming data and eWiFi", ElKhouly added.
Customers can subscribe to the new plan by sending an SMS - "CDP" - to 1010 or by dialling *170*10#, and check their data balance for local as well as roaming allowances by dialling *170*1#. The plan is available on a minimum three-month commitment.