Etisalat announces Hajj package

Customers heading to Saudi Arabia will be able to receive international calls via Mobily

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Etisalat announces Hajj package Etisalat has announced roaming packages for Hajj pilgrims.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  October 30, 2011

Etisalat has announced that customers heading to Hajj in Saudi Arabia will be able to receive international calls via Mobily, the KSA operator for free between 30th October and 15th November.

"This is the fourth year in a row that Etisalat has offered free international roaming for Etisalat customers going on their Hajj pilgrimage. It reflects Etisalat's commitment to offer its valued customers the most convenient ways of communicating with friends and family when performing their rituals. This offer is always well received and highly valued amongst our customers," said Rashed Alabbar, vice president, Home Product Marketing at Etisalat.

Customers will be automatically subscribed for this package when they arrive in Saudi Arabia and it is available for both prepaid and postpaid subscribers who have previously activated roaming.

Customers, who have not activated roaming, should visit one of Etisalat's customer service centres within the UAE to activate the service prior to travelling to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Etisalat prepaid subscribers can also recharge their balances when they are in Saudi Arabia, by using the ‘recharge while roaming' service through Mobily recharge cards available in the Kingdom. 

Customers must dial *134* followed by the card number, then #, then click send to recharge their Etisalat account.

"This service is also aimed at enabling the pilgrims to share data and images with their friends and families. Etisalat provides its customers with the opportunity of using data within the Mobily network, via three packages. The Etisalat Alliance Package entitles its subscribers to data usage of 1 GB for AED 95 per day, 2 GB for AED 395 per week, or 3 GB per month for AED 495. Subscribers of the global package can use data from various networks up to 6MB per day for AED 95," said Alabbar:

Etisalat's roaming customers travelling for Hajj pilgrimage can purchase packages from both inside and outside of the UAE, by requesting *177# or sending an SMS to 1010 with the detail of your requested package. 

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