Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
As you'd expect we are planning a BIG twitter contest with amazing prizes to celebrate the FIFA Club World Cup. The contest is called 3x3HD. We will tweet 3 questions a day for 3 days. Next week you can win a chance to join the guys up there on the 'Etisalat Match in the Sky'. It's a jawdropping vertical football pitch where the world's most daring footballers play an amazing sky-high game. Lucky winners who answer our contest questions correctly will get to join the players up there for a penalty shoot out.
During the tournament the big prize to end our 3x3HD contest will be tickets for the best seats in the stadium for the final Club World Cup game on December 18. Full details will come later but we promise you will be glued to your twitter screen that week too, watching for the questions and finding the answers.
So what does the HD mean? Remember we said 3x3HD? Well for the rest of the year, when we don't have international football games right here in the UAE, eLife HD (High Definition) TV is the best way to enjoy 'almost like being there' football in your own home. When you subscribe or upgrade to eLife Triple play you get to watch all the Premier League games for free through our Abu Dhabi Sports Package on eLife and E-Vision. Current eLife triple play and E-Vision customers can enjoy watching the Barclays Premier League for only AED 29 per month for a 12 month subscription.
We'll be telling you more about HD TV during the 3x3HD contest - so watch this space.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Try this link and test your connection speed.
Until now our closest speed test options have been based in Qatar and have not given accurate responses for UAE internet users. The TRA (Telecommunications Regulatory Authority) now provides this truly local way to accurately test connection speeds. You can use it directly from the TRA website here or through our website here.
Many things affect your internet speed, including the number of computers and other devices using the connection, your browser and programs running in the background on your computer. We have a detailed set of FAQs here to explain more about internet connection speeds.
Try it today!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Before you decide you might want to take a look at the great offers for free and heavily discounted handsets - and yes, iphone 4 and the Blackberry Torch are included, along with Sony Ericsson and the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Handset prices depend on the MyPlan package you chose.
Want to know more? Check the MyPlan page at www.etisalat.ae and read the other 2 articles introducing MyPlan, add-ons and international calling.
If you make a lot of international calls you can also chose from our Favourite Country, Super Off-Peak and Global Friends and Family options.
How to subscribe
When you are ready to switch to MyPlan or take advantage of our money back new subscription offer just call us on 101, visit your local Etisalat service centre or subscribe directly from your Etisalat.ae/online account page.
Full terms and conditions for the MyPlan packages are listed on the website here.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
We all want to reach out and greet friends and family during the Arafat day and Eid holidays, so special off-peak holiday calling rates start at 9pm on Sunday November 14. All mobile and fixed-line international calls will be charged at off-peak rates until 7am on Saturday, 20 November, 2010.
The free viewing includes 22 High Definition channels, as well as popular channels from OSN, Pehla, Firstnet, ART, TFC, AD Media with English Premier League matches and many more options of top quality family entertainment.
Enjoy the festive season and Eid holidays with eLife and e-vision from Etisalat.
If you are a Wasel customer and you make local or international phone calls any time during the day then you are eligible for the offer. Depending on the usage, you can receive up to 40% of the used talk time, the bonus value is then credited back into your account as soon as you cross the set usage limits within a month. Usage is calculated on a monthly basis every 30 days starting from the 1st day of the promotion. The free credit can be used for making both local as well as international voice calls and for sending text messages within the validity period.
The promotion will also soon be extended to postpaid customers too.
If you are a Wasel prepaid customer you can opt in by simply sending an SMS with the character U to 1010, and join the promotion without any monthly rental or connection fee. For your convenience We will notify you via SMS every time you receive your bonus credit. In addition, you can check your free talk time balance by calling *121*2# and you can check your accumulated usage by calling *144*4#.
For more information you can call 800PROMO (77666).
Monday, November 8, 2010
To celebrate the Haj 2010 we are offering free incoming roaming calls in Saudi Arabia between 08/11/2010 and 21/11/2010.
In addition, to make everything a little simpler whilst in Saudi Arabia, we have a new flat rate of AED 1.25/min for outgoing calls to local, UAE and GCC destinations. AED 1.25/min for incoming calls outside of the Haj period and, yes you guessed it, AED 1.25 for all outgoing SMS.
Of course, we haven’t forgotten calls to other Arab destinations and the rest of the world. We now offer a flat rate of AED 5/min for calling other Arab destinations, and AED 10/min for all other international destinations.
These offers are for all our postpaid and Wasel subscribers when using the Mobily network. For more information please call 101, the only thing you need to do to take advantage of these prices is select Mobily when you roam in Saudi Arabia.