Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fantastic new eLife Triple Play service with Free 2010 FIFA World Cup Promotion

Our new bundled eLife triple play service includes three services together – landline, broadband Internet and TV, for more convenience and greater value. You can now enjoy Etisalat’s TV service on its fiber optic-based network with unlimited entertainment options, high-definition video quality and many new features, including 20 minutes of free international calls per month.
As part of this fantastic new eLife package, we have captured the upcoming football fever when you subscribe to the Premier package (16MB) or Max package (30MB), you will get free access to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, aired by Al Jazeera sport channels.

When will this be available?
It is immediately available to eLife-connected homes. If you want to subscribe to the eLife triple play benefits you can simply call 800 PROMO (77666) or visit any of Etisalat’s Business Centres and Outlets across the UAE to apply. We have facilitated the subscription process with our sales representatives bringing the eLife bundled product offering directly to residents who can sign up conveniently from the comfort of their homes.

The amazing features that come as part of eLife triple play packages include:
  • Basic TV services that are offered in three language-based packages: Arabic, Asian and Western choices. You can select the first package which is already included in the Triple Play subscription, with additional packages available at a nominal rate. Premium TV is also offered for an additional fee.
  • High Definition or “HD” TV channels are also available as every connection includes the latest HD-capable TV Set Top Box. You can access an impressive list of channels including, Al Jazeera Sports HD, Abu Dhabi HD, Dubai Sports HD, OSN Movies HD, Food Network HD, Outdoor Channel HD, Discovery HD, NatGeo Wild HD, ShowSports HD, Fox Sports HD, Fashion TV HD, iConcerts HD, and Luxe TV HD.
  • A Personal Video Recorder or “PVR” TV Set Top box that will be available soon. Offered as an optional extra, the new box will be capable of “pausing” any live TV channel as well as rewinding and playback feature. The instant and planned recording will make TV watching more convenient for you.
To find out more about this fabulous offer please visit

Monday, May 24, 2010

Watch 2010 FIFA World Cup in full High Definition with Etisalat

As football fever soars, Etisalat brings football lovers in the UAE the spectacular chance to subscribe, watch and win with the new 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa package. Available on E-Vision, part of Etisalat and the leading cable TV provider in the region through Al Jazeera Sport Channels. Starting today until 30 May 2010, the new promotion entitles you the chance to enter a raffle draw and win a full high-definition TV (HD).

Commenting on the promotion, Khalifa Al Shamsi, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Etisalat said, “Our customers can now enjoy the world’s largest sporting event through our tie-up with the Al Jazeera Network, thereby meeting our promise of providing the best in TV entertainment.”

Humaid Sahoo, CEO of E-Vision elaborated, “Tailored around customer needs, the E-Vision packages, including the new 2010 FIFA World Cup from Al Jazeera Sport Channels package for AED 370, not only providing access to world class sporting events, but also the choice and flexibility of mixing channels that our customers and their families will get the most out of.”

As a new or existing customer you can obtain the 2010 FIFA World Cup promotion by subscribing to E-Vision’s FIFA World Cup package along with the Al Jazeera Network, in addition to the regular direct entry packages. Simply call customer care at 101 or 800101 for subscription.

If you select Al Jazeera Sport Channels to watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup package from E-Vision you will also benefit from a free HD Set-Top-Box and an easy, hassle free installation activated within 24 to 72 hours. Plus at any time you can upgrade or add any premium package, with all the premium entertainment channels of your choice.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Dubai Municipality and Etisalat provide Wi-fi connectivity in Zabeel Park

Etisalat Al Shamil and eLife customers can enjoy free internet access through a dedicated Wi-Fi hot-spot at the Zabeel Park, Dubai

Visitors to the park can now enjoy uninterrupted connectivity through their Wi-Fi enabled devices including Smartphones, Netbooks, Notebooks, PDAs and portable gaming consoles, to connect to the robust Wi-Fi network of Etisalat. The Wi-fi service aims to provide fast, reliable data communication services to all visitors at a nominal cost starting at AED 5 for the first 30 minutes.

Etisalat Al Shamil and eLife customers can enjoy free Wi-Fi access of up to 16 hours per month, depending on their subscription packages. Etisalat Internet subscribers can simply use their existing username and password to obtain the Wi-Fi service.

Al Shamil customers with 1-4Mb package can enjoy up to 4 hours of free Wi-Fi access per month while subscribers with over 4Mb package can enjoy up to 8 hours of free Wi-fi access per month. Etisalat eLife customers with starter package (1Mb) will get 4 hours of free access to the Wi-fi hotspot, while subscribers with packages above 8Mbps can enjoy 8 hours of free Wi-Fi internet, with additional 8 hours, making it 16 hours of free Wi-Fi access.

Other visitors can simply connect to the Wi-Fi network by making quick payments through their mobile phones and credit cards. Customers who wish to subscribe to Wi-fi access on a monthly basis can also do so for a monthly fee of AED 95 per month, which will include 12 hours of Wi-Fi internet access, per month.

Etisalat mobile customers, who wish to obtain this service can simply get the charges for the service deducted from their Wasel account, or get the charges billed to their post-paid account.

Visitors, who are not existing Etisalat customers, can purchase the Wi-Fi hotspot prepaid cards and Etisalat Blue prepaid cards or make payments through their credit card to use the service.

Monday, May 10, 2010

HSPA WiFi Modem

Etisalat HSPA Wifi Modem E5830 is an attractive product with defined design that fully shows your modern attitude toward life. It has high performance while connecting to the internet that you will enjoy a better experience than through fixed networks.

A highly convenient and speedy access to the internet is becoming a necessity in the modern business life, and mobile broadband product is the best choice for you.

Etisalat HSPA Wifi Modem E5830 a trendsetting mobile broadband service which enables customers to simultaneously connect up to five Wi-Fi-enabled gadgets all under one single plan.

Fitting snugly into a small pocket, the Etisalat HSPA Wifi Modem E5830 converts HSPA mobile signals into an umbrella of powerful Wi-Fi coverage for up to five devices to access the Internet securely. It functions for various Wi-Fi devices, such as netbooks, notebooks, portable media players, handheld game consoles, personal digital assistants (PDAs), mobile phones and even cameras.

HSPA Wifi Modem E5830 will help you to enjoy:
• fast and easy Internet access on the move
• Access rate up to 7.2 Mbps for the downlink and up to 5.7 Mbps for the uplink.
• Short Message Services “SMS”.

The HSPA Wifi Modem E5830 has the following top-notch features:
• HSPA modem
• USB interface
• Wireless interface
• HSDPA DL 7.2 Mbps,HSUPA UL 5.7 Mbps
• Defined design and high performance

Device Charges -749 (AED) HSPA WiFi Modem E5830

How to Subscribe
Using the features of HSPA WiFi Modem E5830 does not require any specific subscription on the SIM/USIM card.

All what you need to do is to get your HSPA WiFi Modem E5830 unit from any Etisalat main Business Centers or retail outlets all over the UAE.

Documents Required
No documents are required to get the HSPA Wifi Modem E5830

Contact Us
Please call at 101 to our customer support representative for further information & assistance.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Etisalat slashes International call rates to 50 fils per minute

Limited period offer for All UAE landline users .

Etisalat is now offering the best international calling rates to landline customers. We have slashed International Direct Dialing (IDD) rates to 50 fils per minute. Effective from May 10th until 9th August 2010, all UAE landline users can call anywhere in the world, anytime, at just 50 fils per minute.

The offer is available to all landline users in the UAE, benefiting both, e-Life as well as non-Etisalat landline users, with incredible international calling rates. Even if you don't have an Etisalat landline connection you can also benefit from the reduced rates. Just take the Etisalat Select Service that is free of charge - all you pay for is the usage

You have two great choices:

First offer: You can benefit from the best international calling rates of 50 fils per minute (all day), for one selected country of your choice for a flat fee of AED 20 per month. Simply call 125 to select your preferred country and enjoy the discounted rates. Rates of all other local and international calls will remain unchanged.

Second offer: As well as reduced call rates of 50 fils per minute for a selected country, if you take this offer you can pay a connection charge of AED 1 per international call to the selected country, rather than the flat fee of AED 20 per month. On this plan you can choose to ‘pay-as-used’, rather than paying a monthly fee of AED 20. Rates of all other local and international calls will remain unchanged.

You also have an option to switch from one offer to another, based on your needs. You can subscribe to this promotion by dialing 125, or by visiting any Etisalat business center or outlet in shopping malls throughout the country. Etisalat mobile customers can subscribe to Etisalat Select service by sending an SMS “ES” to “1010”. For all other mobile users, you can call 800-101 and request the service.

Subscribers of special IDD tariff plans such as “Super off Peak”, “Favorite Country”, and “Friends & Family” can also benefit from this promotion by subscribing to the above mentioned offers. The IDD tariff plans will be put on hold during the promotion period, and you will automatically be reverted to your original plans after the promotion.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Changing Outlook configuration to receive emails outside UAE

If you are travelling outside the UAE and need to continue accessing your emails via Outlook Email Client, you may need to change the configuration as follows:

Outlook Email client (EIM):

1- Change setting: tools -> email accounts -> view or change existing e-mail accounts.

2- Change the email server

3- Set outgoing mail server (SMTP) to

4- Under more setting, select Outgoing Server tab

5- Check ‘My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication'

6- Select ‘Use same setting as my incoming mail server.’

Email works everywhere in and out of UAE. Therefore customer can keep the same in UAE

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Micro SIMs launched ready for the Apple iPad

The new Micro SIM card has gone on sale today - the first in the region. The Micro SIM is the new format that Apple is using in its iPad devices and forthcoming iPhones to enable mobile broadband access. The new card has been designed so it can still be used in normal mobiles as well as the iPad.

So if you want to get ready for the iPad and future proof your SIM card the Micro SIM card is available now for both post and pre paid customers. Get hold of one now and you can start using it immediately with a range of options open to you:

Use it with the Tawa’am service as a second SIM card on the same number so can use multiple devices sharing the same data package. A Tawa’am SIM Card is available for a one-time payment of AED 100.

Replace your existing data SIM card with a Micro SIM card so you are future ready. Priced at AED 25 you can pick one up at your local Etisalat business center.

Purchase a Micro SIM card now and you can also take advantage of our latest offers at the same time:

New Postpaid line using a Micro SIM with 100 free minutes of local calls and 100 free SMS messages all for just AED 100

Enjoy a new Wasel connection with a Micro SIM card for the special discounted price of only AED 75. A great price but that's not all you will also receive AED 25 of free credit as soon as you activate your card.

Try out unlimited internet connectivity whilst on the move at a fabulous price. Use your new Micro SIM card with the unlimited mobile broadband package for only AED 99 per month for 3 months.