Etisalat makes traveling this summer easier with the expansion of its preferred partner network for data roaming. Customers subscribed to Etisalat's mobile data packs can now access Internet on the country's largest roaming network of a total of 248 operators in 106 countries.
Etisalat's enhanced roaming network includes all GCC (Gulf Corporation Council) countries, allowing customers to enjoy data usage anywhere in the region as well as in 36 new destinations worldwide including Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Maldives, Philippines, Tunisia, South America and South Korea. Etisalat has also added 110 new networks in existing and new countries.
Etisalat's daily, weekly and monthly data roaming packs offer customers the UAE's most competitively priced data allowances for hassle-free travel without high mobile data costs.
Depending on their data consumption needs on any handset or tablet, including BlackBerry devices, customers can choose from one of the many options available from Etisalat: 25MB for AED25 daily, 100MB for AED35 daily, 1GB for AED 200 weekly and an incredible monthly Traveler pack that includes 1GB data and 1000 incoming minutes for AED 500.
Customers can view and purchase roaming packages by dialing *177# (for free) from the UAE or abroad. All packages start from the first instance of Internet access outside the UAE. Traveller pack is valid for 30 days starting from subscription date.
Khaled ElKhouly, Chief Marketing Officer at Etisalat, said, "Etisalat is constantly working to bring about service improvements and price reductions in all its propositions. Last year, we introduced mobile data roaming packs that offer as much as five times the usage for half the price through our already extensive preferred roaming partner network. However, we did not stop at that. Knowing well how important it is for our customers to browse the Internet or access their emails and social networks while traveling, we continued our efforts to make the service better. Our newly enhanced data-roaming network is a result of our dedicated and rigorous efforts to give our customers higher international data coverage at lower costs.
Etisalat now offers full coverage in many countries for customers subscribed to data roaming packs, meaning that customers traveling to these countries need not worry about network selection for avoiding high roaming charges", ElKhouly added.
Some of the countries where customers can enjoy full data roaming coverage include Austria, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Japan Malaysia, Netherlands Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and United Kingdom.
Upon arriving at their travel destination, customers will be also notified about availability of preferred partner(s) through a welcome SMS. To help customers keep control of their data roaming usage and charges, Etisalat also offers a range of other customisable services, including out-of-bundle caps and SMS notifications.
Iyad Al Zou'bi,
Corporate Communications – Etisalat
Tel +971 2 6182622