The move is being taken to help customers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic
UAE-based telecom operator Etisalat has made its monthly internet calling plan free for a two-month period to help its customers amid the coronavirus pandemic, the company has announced.
“To stay in touch with your loved ones during these challenging times, subscribe to the monthly Internet calling plan service for free in April and May, and enjoy voice and video calls with the supported apps,” a message to customers said. “To subscribe, SMS ‘ICP’ to 1012. Together at home matters.”
Etisalat customers who are already subscribed to the package will have to unsubscribe and then subscribe again to take advantage of the deal. Subscribers will also be able to use VoIP apps including Botim and C’Me to make video and audio calls.
In March, Etisalat – along with rival Du – agreed to provide internet data packages via mobile phones to ensure that learning continues for students across the UAE amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The move – which followed an announcement from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) includes families with no home internet services.
The TRA has also mandated that the UAE’s telecom companies, Etisalat included, put on hold the suspension and disconnection of mobile services amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.