By Bernd Debusmann Jr
The Voico app has already been available to Etisalat customers since October
A new app that will allow UAE residents to make unlimited voice and video calls on their mobiles and laptops is in the final stages of an approval process before being featured by du, according to local media reports.
The Voico app has already been available to Etisalat customers since October last year.
In a Gulf News story, Voico Inc. president and CEO Elie Saber was quoted as saying that “the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) are about to approve our license with du”.
“This is what we have found out from du; that we are going to be featured with them this month,” Saber added. “There was a process we had to go through with the TRA, and so the next step after that is for the app to be available to users on du.”
According to Saber, the app already has 150,000 users without any advertising in the UAE, with an average of 5,000 to 10,000 new users on a daily basis.
“Even though we have been featured on Etisalat, we decided to not go with any advertising until we were finally approved by du,” he added. “Once that’s done, we will start our advertisements about the product.”
Canada-headquartered Voico has millions of users around the world, Saber added.
“We believe that we have enough expertise to offer a similar product to residents in the UAE,” he said.tech news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.