Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Wasel Homeland International plan

Cheaper calls to Asian countries during our new extended off-peak hours

Call friends and family in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Philippines at a great new rate of 99 fils/minute. With our new international-calling ‘Wasel Homeland’ plan Wasel prepaid mobile customers enjoy the discount rate during special off-peak hours from 5pm to 9am, Saturday to Thursday, throughout the day on Friday and public holidays.

Extended off-peak hours mean you can call your family when it's convenient and not worry about time differences. You can comfortably talk for longer between the UAE and Asia.

No rentals or subscription fees, all local calls will be charged at 35 fils/min for the first minute and a flat day rate of 30 fils/min from the second minute onwards. Other international calls will not be affected and will be charged as per the normal rate and timings.

Subscribe to the 99 fils Wasel Homeland plan by sending an SMS, ‘e99’ to 1010. You can also subscribe through IVR (Interactive Voice Response) by calling 125, select ‘3’ and then select ‘1’ for the “Wasel Homeland” plan. You can also call customer service at 800 PROMO (77666) or visit your nearest Etisalat business center or outlet to subscribe or unsubscribe.

Find out more at here at etisalat.ae

Get more from your MORE reward points during GITEX technology week

Now you can now manage and redeem your MORE reward points online. At our newly launched online rewards shop you can chose to spend your Etisalat MORE reward points on talk time, partner vouchers or 3,000 other product and service options - all online through our convenient new online rewards shop. Register online for MORE rewards during GITEX technology week and you will receive 2500 bonus points that can be redeemed online instantly for talk time worth AED25.

During this week you can also use your reward points to enter a prize draw for a travel package, including air tickets, accommodation, transfers, match tickets, to see the match between Manchester City and Manchester United on November the 10th. MORE rewards members will receive an entry ticket for 700 MORE reward points. The draw will be held on October the 27th and the lucky Winners will watch the match from the the Mancunian VIP stand.

Etisalat is the first telcom operator in the world to launch an online shop for it's reward program and to celebrate this we are giving #GITEX visitors the chance to win 2500 more points when they correctly answer questions at our stand in Za'abeel Hall.

H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, the UAE Minister of Environment launched the new service yesterday. He used Etisalat's online MORE rewards shop to make an online donation of one million MORE reward points to Special Care Centre, Abu Dhabi on the main stage at the GITEX.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Special Offers for Gitex 2010

GITEX may be over but some of our Technology Week special offers are still available

Switch from Wasel to postpaid for free
Thinking about switching to postpaid? This is the best time to do it! Move to postpaid GSM for free until the end of this year and keep both your phone number and SIM card. You will also get free credit worth AED 240 spread over a year to use for voice calls or SMS both local and international rates.

Mobile TV on your 3G phone.
Try our mobile TV service for only AED 20 for the first 2 months (usually AED 39). Send an SMS with 'r mtv' to 1010 before November 15 to try it out!

Free Etisalat Messenger for a month!
Our messenger service enables family and friend to stay in touch across Etisalat's mobile network. Send instant messages, photos, videos and sound clips between phones and/or computers. You can message in English or Arabic and see your last 50 messges when you are online. To get your first month of unlimited use for free send an SMS “r em chatplus“ to 1010 . Offer valid until November 15th 2010.

Send a voice message as an SMS
Sometimes friends and family just want to hear your voice, and it can be quicker to send a voice message than switch languages on your mobile. Until November 15th you can send voice SMS messages for only 18fils. To send a voice SMS message key *followed by the mobile number you wish to send the message to. Record your message when you hear the tone and then end the call. Voice messages are stored just like other SMS messages. Listen whenever you like.
Voice SMS messages cost just 18fils each until Novembber the 15th. Nothing to sign up for and no subscription needed. Just key * before the number and send you message.

Fun video ringtones from Vringo for free until November 15th. Subscribe to Vringo by sending an SMS with "r Vringo" to 1010 before November 15 and your first month's rental is free. Get a fun video ringtome for each of your favourite callers from Vringo's huge collection and change your video ringtone as often as you like.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Blackberry® Announcement

Since the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority’s August 1 announcement regarding the possible suspension of certain Blackberry applications, our focus has always been to ensure continuity of service for our customers. With the TRA’s notification of uninterrupted Blackberry® services in the UAE, we are pleased to confirm that all Blackberry® services will continue to operate as normal.

As a service provider to over 80% BlackBerry® users in the UAE, we will continue offering exceptional services to all our existing and future BlackBerry® customers. In light of the TRA decision, the alternative mobility packages we announced in August, for its existing BlackBerry customers, are no longer applicable.

We will also be launching two new BlackBerry devices – the Torch and the New Curve, along with other exciting offers in the coming days.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Gear up to become the next F1x3 racer

Once again you have a chance to race the superfast Etisalat F1x3 car at the Dubai Aerodrome. Everyone was so excited about last year's event we have brought back the Etisalat F1x3 car to give more people the chance to enjoy the larger-than-life experience of Formula 1 racing, up close and real.

Our F1x3 car is an original F1 racing car with three seats specially designed to give you the ultimate racing experience on the track. Lucky winners will get the chance to ride in this dream car at the Dubai Autodrome on 29th and 30th October with a professional race driver. You can enter the draw for a chance to ride in the car by simply sending a text message 'F1x3' to 1110. You will get one draw entry and one week of F1 race alerts for free. You can call 800 PROMO for more information on the prize draw.

The F1x3 car will be displayed at the GITEX Shopper 2010 from 16-23 October where motor enthusiasts can get a first hand feel for the car. It carries three passengers at a time with the engine capacity, accelaration, maximum speed, look and feel of a Formula 1 racing car. The car can reach speeds of around 300 km/hr and accelerates from 0 to 200 in 4.8 seconds.

Race days feature controlled drives with professionals experienced in international championships, so you will hit those extraordinary speeds in safe hands. Passengers will be equipped with FIA homologated overalls, boots, gloves and helmet.

All entries for the draw must include name and passport details. To claim their prize winners must not be taller than 1.9 meters or weigh more than 100 kgs. Winners who are under 18 will need to supply parental authorization for the ride and be accompanied by a parent or a legal tutor.

What are you waiting for?
Text message 'F1x3', to 1110 today and enter for your chance of the ride of a lifetime