Glass ‘half fil’ for du customers?

... or is it half empty, given that the telecom operator's call costs will be the same as Etisalat's?

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By  Anees Dayoub and Ben Flanagan Published  January 31, 2007

The UAE’s new telecoms operator, du, will charge its customers half a fil per second, according to today’s Al Khaleej newspaper.

That is the same as Etisalat, which charges 30 fils per minute.

du has said that it will charge per second, rather than per minute, thus making call charges cheaper than with Etisalat. But the latter has said that it too would begin charging by the second, although it has not said when.

It is also reported that du could also impose some subscription fees on customers. The company is set to announce its pricing policy in full this Tuesday, 6 February.

du has announced that it will start fulfilling customer reservations from 11th February and that all shops and indirect channels will be opened on 25th February. Its Chief Executive Officer, Osman Sultan, said: 'With our planned release of products and pricing on 6 February I believe we are on track to enter the market place with an extremely attractive offering underpinning du's brand values.'

The company – whose full name is Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC – today released its non-audited Financial Results in line with Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority directives.

These results showed a net pre-operating cost of AED 279.9 million for the quarter to 31 December 2006. This brings total net pre-operating costs for the period from December 28, 2005 to 31st December, 2006 to AED 608.5 million. It is expected that the final results will be released in mid February after completion of an external audit.

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