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Etisalat’s new Wasel plan offers more savings

Per-second billing from Etisalat means that a customer only needs to pay for the exact number of seconds used

  • Staff Reporteer
  • Published: 15:39 November 12, 2012
  • Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Etisalat announced on Monday that it has introduced a new Wasel per — second billing plan in the UAE offering its discerning Wasel pre-paid customers higher savings on both local and international calls.

Per-second billing from Etisalat means that a customer only needs to pay for the exact number of seconds used on a call. This simplifies the billing process and maximizes savings for the customer making it easy to calculate the cost of each local or international call.

In addition to per-second billing, Etisalat has also announced a competitive rate for international calling. Subscribers of Etisalat’s new Wasel prepaid plan can choose from more than 200 international destinations to call for as low as 99 fils per minute during off-peak hours and all day on Friday. Upon subscription to the new Wasel plan, customers will receive detailed instructions via SMS, allowing them to flexibly choose their preferred international destination.

Commenting on the introduction of the new Wasel plan, Saleh Al Abdooli, Etisalat’s CEO said, “At Etisalat, we are spending more and more time talking to our customers and listening to what they want. We are constantly evaluating their feedback and driving changes in our technology and service offerings so that we can meet their expectations. The new per-second billing plan offered on the country’s widest HSPA+ and 4G mobile networks certainly offers a compelling proposition in terms of call quality, experience and price.”

Existing Wasel pre-paid customers can activate their per-second billing plan free of charge by simply dialing *140#. New Wasel pre-paid subscribers will enjoy the new mobile tariff automatically. Under the plan, all customers will be charged at 0.5 fils per second for local calls made from their Wasel pre-paid accounts.

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