du exclusive packages up for grabs

The telecoms provider is participating in the Special Numbers Auction where it will provide a number of limited edition packages

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du exclusive packages up for grabs du revealed the mobile numbers 052 111 1111 and 052 600 0000 are the most exclusive in the 2016 edition in its exclusive packages (ITP Images)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  January 31, 2016

du announced during this year's Special Numbers Auction, a total of 50 exclusive packages in four different categories will be awarded.

In collaboration with Online Auctions, the categories include Auction Gold, Auction Diamond, Auction Platinum and Auction Platinum Plus, with each package offering various benefits, such as flexible minutes, roaming minutes, data, monthly billing discounts and free smartphones.

"Our special numbers auctions have opened the doors to pioneer new avenues for giving back," said Ahmed Aburahima, executive vice president, government relations, du. "Companies are increasingly looking beyond traditional CSR platforms to make a real difference to society. Our Special Packages for Special Numbers auction constitutes an innovative platform that enriches the concept of charity in the life of everyone in our social system, whether they are supporters or beneficiaries."

Furthermore, du revealed the mobile numbers 052 111 1111 and 052 600 0000 are the most exclusive in the 2016 edition in its exclusive packages. The highest bidders will be issued a certificate of ownership for their numbers, which will comply with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority regulations.

Ahmad Ahli from Online Auctions, said: "This event aims to support community initiatives, and serves as a premier platform that allows individuals to effectively contribute to the benefit of the Emirati community. We, in turn, are keen on following the best standards and practices to ensure transparency and customer satisfaction, and look forward towards another prosperous collaboration with du."

Following last year's auction event, du allocated a share of the proceeds to charity. The telecoms provider plans to support various initiatives of the Al Jalila Foundation this year.

The Special Number Auction takes places on 6 February at the InterContinental in Dubai Festival City at 4pm.

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