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Du launches special offer for BlackBerry users

Du launches credit back scheme to entice new BlackBerry users

Du launches special offer for BlackBerry users
Du is offering up to AED 904 credit back to new and existing users of its BlackBerry Internet service.

Du has launched a new offer to entice new BlackBerry service subscribers. The credit back offer for new or existing customers promises AED 904 ($246) through various credit options.

The offer would appear to be a direct ploy to capitalize on the controversy surrounding rival operator Etisalat’s attempts to install surveillance software on BlackBerry handsets owned by its customers.

With the new offer, customers who buy a BlackBerry smartphone and du’s Elite Plan can either receive six months of unlimited national BlackBerry Internet service, or receive a 50% discount on the unlimited international Internet service, with both options giving savings of AED 780. Customers will also receive free credit of AED 31 for four months, to give a total credit of AED 904.

Existing customers of du’s Pay as you Go or Monthly Plan customers can get the same offer through migrating to the Elite Plan.

Farid Faraidooni, EVP Commercial, du commented: “At du, we are always seeking ways to surprise our customers with excellent value, savings and flexibility. This credit back offer is a prime example of du’s efforts to give customers more than they expected. Whether they choose credit back for their national or international BlackBerry Internet service, they’ll get six months of savings to enjoy.”

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Pete 11 years ago

I was planning to get a Blackberry from Etisalat for my presonal use, however, after the Etisalat misconduct and spying activities, I will be getting it from du. I hope du will keep a fair and transparent approach with customers. Bye bye Etisalat, hello du.

Harry Barracuda 11 years ago

Good luck with that Pete, but you might want to check Du's coverage if your Blackberry is "essential" to you....

uk1979 11 years ago

i know several people who have moved from etisalat due to their botched spyware. if they hadn't been so incompetent, we wouldn't have known! I've got Du and in Dubai/Abu Dhabi its pretty good and I use data a lot!

uk1979 11 years ago

i know several people who have moved from etisalat due to their botched spyware. if they hadn't been so incompetent, we wouldn't have known! I've got Du and in Dubai/Abu Dhabi its pretty good and I use data a lot!

sam 11 years ago

I think du offer is great...their coverage has improved significantly. I will be moving to du with my Blackberry, specially when they have a great offer with Elite plan. I get full signal wherever I go with my line. hello du here I come.

alaa 11 years ago

i am planning to buy a blackberyy from Du and join the Elite plan. has anyone joined this plan .. and hows it going with the plan ? i am worried if there will be any trouble or problems when i join this plan, because i was using Du before and the network coverage was terrible.. i want to know if it has improved.. i am also worried about the blackberry service is it going to work well when i want use the blackberry messenger with etisalat users ?? i will be thankful for any advice thank you .