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Etisalat announces region’s first-of-its-kind business pre-paid plans
The five plans have fixed monthly fees of AED50, 100, 200, 500 or 1,000.
September 19, 2013 11:39 by kippreport
Etisalat, the leading telecom operator in the Middle East and Africa, launched its new tiered Business Pre-paid plans, which provide attractive and flexible options with competitive prices and enhanced value for business customers in the UAE.
This first-of-its-kind proposition provides a comprehensive multi-levelled set of pre-paid offers for business users, with five different plans.
The plans are particularly well-suited for SMEs and businesses operating in the real estate, hospitality and construction sectors, which have large workforces and have employees that hold different levels of responsibility.
The plans will also enable companies to streamline their expenses while maintaining the flexibility to offer different usage limits to different grades of employee. The five plans have fixed monthly fees of AED50, 100, 200, 500 or 1,000.
The unique feature of this new proposition is its bundled allowances for local and international minutes, national SMS, data usage and free closed user group (CUG) minutes. These bundled allowances are what set these plans above all the others offered in the region. A CUG is a set of approved numbers between which all calls are free, irrespective of the plan attached to each number.
This facility can be used for a particular department or working group within a company. Etisalat’s Business Pre-paid plans also offer a variety of extra enhancement options and data add-ons at attractive price points. When an employee’s pre-set allowance is used up, he or she can continue to enjoy pre-paid services via Etislalat’s Wasel recharge cards.
John Lincoln, Senior Vice President, Business-Marketing, Etisalat, said, “These plans reinforce our ‘business simplified’ philosophy, bringing pricing transparency and predictability to businesses. As the leading telecom operator in the UAE, the country with the highest smartphone penetration in the world, we thrive on producing innovative and customizable solutions to meet the dynamic needs of the business sector.”
Speaking on the unique features of the plans, he said, “This new offering addresses the needs of businesses and gives value for money, flexibility and convenience. For the first time, there are pre-paid plans for business customers that place control of telecom budgets completely in the hands of companies. The five plans provide options for all employees based on the positions they hold within the organization. These pre-paid propositions will allow organisations to effectively distribute the monthly telephone allowances among their employees. They also allow subscribers to use the post-paid billing system on a pre-paid service.”
New and existing customers can subscribe to the new plans by contacting an Etisalat account manager, an Etisalat reseller or by visiting an Etisalat business centre.