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UAE telco Etisalat cuts GCC roaming rates

UAE telco Etisalat cuts GCC roaming rates

Etisalat previously lowered roaming rates on April 1 last year

UAE telecoms provider Etisalat has reduced its roaming rates for voice calls, text messages and data in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council.

Starting from April 1, prepaid and postpaid customers will receive discounts of up to 29 per cent while travelling in the region.

The specific savings are 29 per for data, 21 per cent for receiving incoming calls, 14 per cent for outgoing texts, 4 per cent for outgoing local calls and 3 per cent foroutgoing calls to the UAE and other GCC countries.

Call type Effective until  March  31 2018     Effective April 1 2018      Savings
Outgoing call to UAE & other GCC 2.277 Dhs/min 2.203 Dhs/min 3%
Outgoing Local call 0.918 Dhs/min 0.881 Dhs/min 4%
Outgoing SMS 0.257 Dhs/SMS 0.22 Dhs/SMS 14%
Incoming Call 1.028 Dhs/min 0.808 Dhs/min 21%
Data 3.122 Dhs/MB 2.203 Dhs/MB 29%

 

Etisalat previously lowered roaming rates on April 1 last year under an inter-GCC deal to reduce tariffs by 40 per cent.

Read: UAE telecom operator Etisalat cuts GCC roaming tariffs

The latest price cuts come under instructiona from the UAE’s Telecoms Regulatory Authority.

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