By Vineetha Menon
50% discount on messages sent from January 5 till end of February 2009.
Etisalat is offering a 50% discount on all international SMS sent between 1am and 7am.
The offer, which is valid from today onwards till the end of February, is open to all GSM postpaid, Wasel and Etisalat pricing plan customers.
The operator also offers the ‘SMS in your language service’ that gives subscribers the option of sending and receiving text messages in Malayalam, Tamil and Sinhalese. It involves downloading a language application from the Etisalat website and installing it on handsets.
Plans are in place to add more languages to this service in the future.
That is great since it costs them nothing at all and they ban using email to send sms, is this the good life or what chaps?
When will Zain or a Wataniya market the way Etisalat and Du does?????
So, the marketing for Etisalat or Du is good? wow... this is a surprise to me. They should perhaps just allow proper competition with worldwide providers such as Vodafone instead of monopolising the market. Supposedly DU brought a new competitive edge to the segment, but everyone here knows that DU is essentially just another branch of Etisalat. Open the doors to proper competition, allow VoIP software to be used such as Skype (and many others out there that are currently blocked 'by law' because otherwise Etisalat and Du may actually have to consider competitive pricing on international calls)...this could be said for many more segments of the market in the UAE... But then... if international competition was allowed, which would also bring some proper customer service into the country.
Thanks to Etisalat for this offer. Meanwhile, I am a business traveller with roaming service. I have been confronted by an Etisalat bill of more than 8000 Dirhams in a passesd month. When I wanted to investigate with Etisalat how come the invoice reach this value?? Waht are the roaming charges per country?? Can you believe that no one could provide me with this information, and the simple answer is that such document is not available!!!! Everyone knows what is the end, just pay the bill otherwise your line will be disconnected. Thanks again to Etisalat.
Am i the only one who thinks that having reduced rates between 1AM and 7AM is rather pointless, for a very large portion of the people who could need it???! If you're gonna give something away, give it all out, or nothing at all... This feels like it's nothing more than an PR gimmick...
I'm just so excited. This is truly the most amazing offer anyone's ever given me !! Now I can just stay awake the whole night and SMS away. As the clock ticks 1am I'll jump right out of bed and hammer away at that phone of mine the whole night. To make up for it I'll skip office and sleep the whole day. This is going to save me millions. I'll be able to pay my greedy landlord as much as he wants, send my kids to summer camp, have that Scandinavian holiday I've always wanted.. Thank you Etisalat, you beauty. 50% off from 1am to 7am for your 'valued' suckers..sorry customers. Who dreams these things up ! Please give them a medal or something and do a big press release on that as well.