Etisalat, the leading telecom operator in the UAE, announced the UAE’s first eWIFI offer aimed at providing unlimited Wi-Fi data roaming access, with convenient daily, weekly, monthly options, for customers when they travel abroad.
Through a partnership with iPass – one of the world’s biggest Wi-Fi hotspot aggregator companies with a network of 1.4 million access points across 130 countries – Etisalat will offer travelling customers ease of access and unlimited high-speed connectivity at different places, including hotel and conference venues and global airports. The offer works with both prepaid and postpaid lines.
Subscribers of Etisalat’s roaming packages can avail of the weekly or monthly access pass. This will enable them to enjoy high-speed internet by subscribing to unlimited Wi-Fi access for Dhs100 per month in addition to their weekly/monthly roaming packages of Dhs200 or 500, respectively. Customers currently enjoy 1GB allowance with the weekly data roaming package and 1GB data and 1000 incoming voice minutes with the monthly roaming package. More information on roaming packages can be found on the Etisalat website (www.etisalat.ae/roaming). The eWIFI daily is also available as a standalone offer for Dhs60 with unlimited access
Khaled El Khouly, Chief Marketing Officer, Etisalat – UAE, said, “This offer is another example of our constant innovation that has now helped combine the best of two offers. Earlier this year, we launched the mobile data roaming packages for our customers, enabling hassle-free travel without high mobile data costs. The Traveller Combo enabled subscribers to choose the mobile data roaming pack that is most suitable for them. Now, customers can get unlimited access to Wi-Fi at high speed on top of current weekly/monthly roaming benefits. With the eWIFI offer, customers get added value by remaining continuously connected.”
He added, “Our constant endeavour is to provide customers three essential features: variety of choice, competitive pricing and ease of use. This offer provides all three requirements with the widest network of hotspots and simple-to-use features like the hotspot finder, which helps customers find iPass hotspots (maps with Wi-Fi hotspots highlighted) easily.”
The unlimited and fast Wi-Fi Internet access across iPass network hotspots is available at competitive prices for use on Wi-Fi devices including all laptops and iOS and Android devices.
To start using the service, customers can download and install Etisalat eWIFI application from the Etisalat website (www.etisalat.ae/ewifi) or selected app stores like iTunes or Google Play free of charge. The customer can text ” id” for daily access or ” ir” for weekly/monthly access from his Etisalat mobile phone (prepaid or postpaid) to 1010 to receive eWIFI login and password.
Customers can subscribe to the eWIFI offer while travelling. Access time begins from the first log-in to iPass hotspots while travelling (so validity for the daily pack for 24 hours begins from the time the user first logged-in).
Iyad Al Zou’bi
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