Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Shift from Prepaid to Postpaid for Free

Are you a prepaid Wasel user who wants to shift to a postpaid account instead? Well today is your lucky day!

For a limited time you can transfer your Wasel account across to a postpaid GSM account free of charge. You get to keep your current SIM card and number. Not to mention the AED 240 of free credit (AED 20 per month for 12 months). Migrating allows you to take advantage of all the other discount options available to postpaid customers.

To immediately migrate your account you just need to dial 101, or pop into your local Etisalat outlet. For more information take a look at the latest offers section here.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

How to be a Winner

Our World Cup Contest is in full swing, so here's a little more information on what you need to do to be a winner, and what you can win in each draw.

We'll start with how to win, as this is likely to be the most important to you. Everyone who enters a picture (read here for how to enter) will have their name added to the hat, more commonly known as the “Etisal-Hat”. Your name will go into the “Etisal-Hat” once for every entry you submit, so if you want more chances of winning, enter lots of different pictures. Don't forget to tag entries with #etisalatfc and tweet them to @EtisalatUAE or we won't see them.

There are 4 draw dates, June 24, July 1, July 8 and July 11, on each of these dates one handset will be given away. On June 24 you are playing for a BlackBerry Javelin, July 1 is for an iPhone 3GS, July 8 is for the second BlackBerry Javelin and finally on July 11 for the second iPhone 3GS.

There's still plenty of time to get your entries in for the first draw on Thursday, so get supporting, get tweeting, and get those entries in. We look forward to seeing what you come up with.`

Friday, June 18, 2010

We want to see your World Cup Pictures

If you follow @EtisalatUAE on twitter you have probably seen tweets about our World Cup Contest? We have two iPhone 3GS handsets and two BlackBerry Javelin smartphones to give away between now and the World Cup Final on 11th July. We want to know how are you celebrating and showing your support for your team? You’ve seen the guys on our home page , what does match time look like at your place?

What are you doing to show which team you support? We’ve seen flags waving from cars, people in hats, painted faces and windows and office cubicles festooned with flags. How are you celebrating? Tweet us @EtisalatUAE and send us a link to your picture on twitpic, yfrog or another twitter picture site. We will keep your pictures in our favourites file on twitter.

We will be running twitter prize draws on June 24, July 1, July 8 and July 11 to decide which pictures win the prizes.

  1. Tweet a picture to @EtisalatUAE showing how you support your favourite World Cup team (Use twitpic, yfrog or another twitter photo sharing service)
  2. Include the hashtag #etisalatfc
  3. Check our favourites to see a selection of the pictures
  4. Watch our tweets for the draw times
  5. Wait to see if you are a winner for a BlackBerry or an iPhone 3GS

Good Luck!


Follow Etisalat on twitter

Use twitpic or Yfrog to post your pictures

See the pictures in our favourites file

The small print:

By posting your pictures on the internet your are making them public and their subsequent use can not be controlled by Etisalat. You are giving us permission to file your twitter message about your pictures in our favourites file on twitter, and to talk about your picture on twitter (don't worry we will be kind!) Pictures that you do not wish to be seen in the public domain are not eligable for this contest. Etisalat reserves the right to decide which pictures are added to the favourites file and included in the prize draws.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hot news - Live EPL with Etisalat

Hot news! We will soon be announcing our new Abu Dhabi Sports Package with ALL 380 Barclays Premier League Games LIVE and in HD. Watch this space for more information soon.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Stay on top of the game with Etisalat’s special 2010 World Cup mobile services and fun-filled activities across UAE

In summary
  • Etisalat’s dedicated 2010 World Cup Mobile Portal, SMS Service and Greetunes
  • 2010 World Cup special screening venues and activities at Etisalat Outlets in Malls across the country

'Football is very close to our hearts' commented Khalifa Al Shamsi, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Etisalat. Now you can follow every detail of every game being played in South Africa throughout the tournament with dedicated Etisalat 2010 World Cup services.
Goal subscription service: Get all the goal action to your mobile via SMS - to subscribe send 'WC' to 1110 for only AED 10

World Cup 2010 Mobile portal: A dedicated portal at covers news on all the games, teams and players. Stay updated throughout the event with player profiles, statistics, fixtures, tables and team line-ups by subscribing to the Mobile portal; SMS ‘WC’ to 1611 for only AED 12 for the whole tournament. You can also follow your favourite team with updates via SMS for only AED 3 per week.

You can also download and enjoy various football related ringtones, wallpapers, themes and animations for this event. Browse the portal now at from your handset.

Football Greetunes: Choose from a collection of the 2010 World Cup songs available on Etisalat’s Greetune portal for your mobile phone. These include the popular tunes by Shakira, Akon (Oh Africa), Nancy Ajram (the official Arabic song) and many others. Etisalat customers can simply visit to subscribe and select from the collection.

Live events: As ‘Telecom Partners we are also bringing you the chance to come together with your family and friends in supporting your favorite team at the special live screening tents set up at The Stadium (The Walk, Dubai) and Meydan, Dubai. We have also set up HD and 3D TV demos at Etisalat outlets in malls across UAE for you to experience and enjoy watching the World Cup in high quality.

For more assistance and information on the services and activities, customers can call 101.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Etisalat launches new iPhone app

Connects iPhone device users to latest Etisalat products, services, offers and Etisalat Service Centers and payment machine locations

To enhance your ability to communicate with us we have released a new iPhone app in the UAE that can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple store.

The new application integrates convenient features to provide individuals as well as business customers in the UAE complete information on Etisalat’s latest products, services and offers in mobile, fixed line, Internet, data and entertainment.

To simplify customer experience, there is also a locator that they can use to search Etisalat Service Centers and payment machines nearby.

The app is available for you to download through iTunes, or directly from your iPhone devices through App Store, with a wi-fi connection on iPhone OS 3.1.3.

Khalifa Al Shamsi, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Etisalat said, “This introduction aims to enhance our customer service as it provides detailed information about Etisalat’s bouquet of products and services on an easy, user-friendly interface. In addition, there is a built-in locator that guides our customers to the closest business center to them, through a map or by listing down the various locations, whichever is convenient and required by the customer.”

This app will be further developed on an ongoing basis at a later stage in order to include many new services like mobile payment and so on.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The best deal for the best phone

Be part of the biggest technology company in the world and join the largest telecommunications family in the UAE.It was recently announced that Apple had overtaken Microsoft as the world’s largest technology company.

We continue to bring you even better ways to get the best technology, as a new Etisalat customer buying a prepaid or postpaid iPhone 3GS you can now take out some great special offers.

The Offers

  • All new postpaid customers purchasing an iPhone 3GS (16GB or 32GB) on ANY PLAN will get TWO MONTHS FREE RENTAL.


  • All new prepaid customers purchasing an iPhone 3GS 8GB, 16GB or 32GB will receive 500MB OF FREE DATA FOR TWO MONTHS then 500MB OF DATA THEREAFTER FOR JUST AED 99.


More good news
  • This Prepaid plan can coexist with any other mobile data plan and you enjoy the benefits of both
  • Prepaid customers can unsubscribe at any time by calling 101 and speak to the iPhone team

This offer is only valid for a limited period, so don’t miss out and call our team now!

For more information and to subscribe please call 101.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Etisalat launches 3D TV in UAE

  • Heralds a new era of viewing TV in real life dimensions
  • UAE: the 1st country in the region to provide 3D on IPTV.
  • Available for eLife triple play costumers and E-Vision 2010 FIFA World Cup package subscribers for free.
Starting today, if you subscribe to triple play eLife or E-Vision you will be able to receive 3D TV without any additional fees at this stage. You can now enjoy viewing TV in high-quality 3D on your 3D enabled TV sets for a truly unmatched experience.

Initially you can enjoy watching the Al Jazeera 3D channel that currently broadcasts sport activities from around the world. As the The official broadcaster you can also watch, for the first time ever, the hugely anticipated 2010 FIFA World Cup from South Africa in wonderful 3D.

Etisalat has invested nearly 5 billion dirhams in the high data capacity and capability of fiber-optic over the last 2 years that puts customers amongst the leaders in home entertainment and advanced device users globally.

The service will be available to E-Vision customers and to all eLife triple play customers without any pre-setting, system configuration or registration. All you have to do is enjoy the 3D technology on your 3D enabled TV set!

Etisalat provides all its new customers or current subscribers upgrading to the eLife triple play Premier package (16MB) or Max package (30MB), the ability to catch the 2010 FIFA World Cup excitement on Al Jazeera sports channel, in superior 3D quality and for free. Etisalat's eLife triple play service combines Internet, fixed line and TV service in one.

In addition, customers can also opt for subscribing to 3D TV service and HD on a stand-alone basis from E-Vision.