Du debuts prepaid landline service in UAE
Homephone Recharge service offers calls as low as 1 fils per second for 190 countries
Residents in the United Arab Emirates can now opt to make prepaid calls through their landline using Du's new Homephone Recharge service that offers call rates as low as one fils per second for 190 countries in the world.
Du's special Homephone Recharge cards work on any landline telephone in the country, regardless of the provider, and is available in denominations of AED 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. To activate the service, Etisalat subscribers need to call 800135 from their landline and dial the prefix 08888 before the number they wish to call. Du customers however need to just dial * instead of 08888, before dialing the required number.
Rates for the service can differ depending on the time and day of the call. For example, customers are charged 1 fils per second during the night daily (and Friday from 9pm to 9am), 3 fils per second during the day from 9am to 9pm, and 1.5 fils per second on Friday from 9am to 9pm. A full list of rates can be found on the Du website.
"We are delighted to offer UAE landline customers exceptional value and flexibility with our new Homephone Recharge service," said Farid Faraidooni, chief commercial officer, Du. "Now anyone with a landline in the UAE can benefit from our incredible calling rates, and enjoy the simplicity of one rate for 190 destinations and the value offered by Pay by the Second billing. Best of all, customers can take advantage of our Homephone Recharge services with no change to their home telephone number, no monthly fees and no service interruption, while getting the option to choose between prepaid or postpaid Homephone service."
Du postpaid monthly plan subscribers can sign up for a postpaid version of the Homephone service at any Du shop or authorised dealer. They will then receive a small device for free that, once attached to the landline telephone, will connect to the service automatically.