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Etisalat lowers GCC roaming costs

If you're using Etisalat as your mobile service provider and travel to other GCC countries frequently, you'll notice a bit of a dip on your monthly bills. The telco has reduced it's roaming rates for calling, texting and using data from the 1st of April for both prepaid and post-paid customers. 

New vs old

The following are the new rates by Etisalat that went into effect the 1st of April:

Outgoing calls to UAE & other GCC
Old: 2.277 AED/min, New: 2.203 AED/min

Outgoing Local calls
Old: 0.918 AED/min, New: 0.881 AED/min

Outgoing SMS
Old: 0.257 AED/SMS, New: 0.22 AED/SMS

Incoming Calls
Old: 1.028 AED/min, New: 0.808 AED/min

Data
Old: 3.122 AED/MB, New: 2.203 AED/MB

While these prices make calling when traveling with Etisalat a little bit more affordable, we highly recommend purchasing data packs to keep your data costs in check. These bundles provide you with a lot more data for a lot less and are available on both du and Etisalat networks.

Abbas Jaffar Ali
Managing Editor - Middle East

Abbas has been living and breathing tech before phones became smart or clouds started storing data. It all started when he got his very first computer- the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. From computers to mobile phones and watches, Abbas is always interested in tech that is smarter and smaller because he believes that tech shouldn’t be something that gets added to your life- it should be a part of your life.