du to reduce roaming rates throughout GCC

du will be reflecting all GCC default rates as per the TRA directive as of 1 April 2016

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du to reduce roaming rates throughout GCC du will reduce its roaming rates in the GCC in line with the announcement made by the Gulf Cooperation Council’s Secretariat General to reduce the roaming rates
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  March 31, 2016

du will reduce its roaming rates in the GCC in line with the announcement made by the Gulf Cooperation Council's Secretariat General to reduce the roaming rates.

Amongst du's lower rates, roaming customers will only be charged AED 0.95 per minute for all local calls made within the visited GCC country, AED 0.29 for all sent SMS while roaming, whilst data roaming will only cost customers AED4.77 per MB for both prepaid and post-paid customers.

Fahad Al Hassawi, chief commercial officer at du said: "As a telecommunications provider, it is our responsibility to create social and financial ecosystems that truly benefit our valued customers, and add life to their day to day communication needs. This announcement is a step that will enrich the bond between all GCC countries by boosting tourism and business in parallel."

The new unified rates aim to simplify customers' lives and ensure a seamless experience during their travel, by staying connected with their family, friends and business associates through their original numbers, without the need to purchase a new SIM from each destination within the GCC.

Hassawi added: "At du, we continue to empower our valued customers with even more affordable connectivity and communication as they travel, for business or leisure, throughout the GCC. As a UAE business, we are vested in supporting and encouraging all initiatives that ensure people happiness and welfare. Therefore, we support this announcement, and will continue to establish joint ventures and encourage cooperation between the private and government sector for the good of the community."

 


du GCC Rates applicable until31 March

du GCC Rates applicable from 1 APRIL

Calls made to other GCC countries including home country (within the GCC)

AED 2.40/min

AED 2.35/min

Calls made within the visited GCC country (Local calls while roaming)

AED 1.00/min

AED 0.95/min

Calls received while roaming within the GCC

AED 1.25/min

AED 1.25/min

Outgoing calls to ROW

AED 9.00/min

AED 9.00/min

SMS sent while roaming within the GCC

AED 1.00/SMS

AED 0.29/SMS

Mobile Data (PPU) usage while roaming within the GCC (without bundles)

AED 1/50KB (Postpaid)(AED 20/MB)

AED 1/30KB (Prepaid) (AED 34/MB)

AED 4.77/MB

 
Related: GCC to slash roaming charged by 40%

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