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Etisalat offering wi-fi service at Zabeel Park

Visitors to the park can enjoy uninterrupted connectivity

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 00:00 May 13, 2010
  • Gulf News

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Dubai: Etisalat has signed an agreement with the Dubai Municipality to provide a wireless data communication service at Zabeel Park in dedicated hotspots.

Under the agreement, Etisalat will provide wireless telecommunication services to cover the Zabeel Park area, enabling visitors to connect to the internet.

The agreement, jointly signed by Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality; and Ganem Al Merri, Deputy General Manager, Dubai region from Etisalat.

Visitors to the park can enjoy uninterrupted connectivity with their wi-fi enabled devices, such as Smartphones, Netbooks, Notebooks, PDAs and portable gaming consoles, to connect to the wi-fi network of Etisalat.

The wi-fi service is designed to provide fast, reliable data communication services to visitors at a nominal cost starting at Dh5 for the first 30 minutes.

Etisalat Al Shamil and eLife customers are invited to enjoy free wi-fi access of up to 16 hours per month, depending on their subscription packages.

Etisalat internet subscribers can simply use their existing user name and password to avail the wi-fi service.

Al Shamil customers with 1-4mb package can enjoy up to four hours of free wi-fi access per month while subscribers with over 4mb package can enjoy up to eight hours of free wi-fi access per month.

Etisalat eLife customers with starter package (1mb) will get four hours of free access to the wi-fi hotspot, while subscribers with packages above 8mbps can enjoy eight hours of free wi-fi internet, with additional eight hours, making it 16 hours of free wi-fi.

Visitors can simply connect to the wi-fi network by making quick payments through their mobile phones and credit cards.

Customers who wish to subscribe to wi-fi access on a monthly basis can also do so for a monthly fee.

Comments (3)

  1. Added 18:10 May 13, 2010

    Another remarkable achievement by Etisalat , Congratulations! Not only am I more than satisfied by their superb phone / internet related services - now I have another reason to cheer! Thank You Etisalat for enabling me to keep in touch with my loved ones 24x7, irrespective of geographical location.

    Shiuli Dutt Dey, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 10:09 May 13, 2010

    Very Expensive. Internet should have been free. Its a park and I don't think you will boost its publicity by charging for both entrance and the internet separately.

    Abdullah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 10:00 May 13, 2010

    And I was thinking it would be free all the time as long as you stay in the park .

    Zakir Hussain, -, Pakistan

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