iPhone SE available in the UAE
Etisalat and du release iPhone SE rental plans for UAE customers
Telecom operators, Etisalat and du, have begun offering Apple's latest addition, the iPhone SE in the UAE.
Apple unveiled its iPhone SE last month, which echoes the design of the iPhone 5S, but offers the same functionality and components of the iPhone 6S. The 4-inch display screen means it is the smallest smartphone the company offers, however, this does not diminish performance, as the iPhone SE is built with the same 64-bit A9 chip which is seen in the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.
This week, Etisalat launched several offers with the new smartphone, including no upfront fee and its Smartpay plan which starts at a monthly fee of AED 75, furthermore, post-paid customers can purchase the iPhone and pay with plans up to 24 months.
Users can subscribe by visiting Etisalat Business, Service Centre or Etisalat Authorised key retailers. Users wanting to purchase the smartphone with the postpaid offers can receive up to 200GB mobile data and 2000 local minutes. Those wanting to choose the prepaid offers can receive 10GB free data by dialling *056# for the deal of the day.
du, has followed in Etisalat's footsteps, as the telecom operator will also not be charging an upfront fee for the device, for both 12 month and 24 month contacts. The monthly plans start from AED 250 and go up to AED 1,000, depending on whether the device is 16GB or 64GB.
Fahad Al Hassawi, chief commercial officer at du said: "Apple has always been at the forefront of smartphone innovation and iPhone SE carries on that tradition. At du, we love to provide customers with best-in-class devices like iPhone SE alongside competitive benefits and affordable rate plans."
Apple's online UAE store has been selling the SE since March at the retail price of AED 1,649 for 16GB and AED 2,049.