Which mobile phone plan is for you?
The minute you decide to take up a mobile phone plan in the UAE, the first question that comes to mind is which mobile phone provider should you take it from – Etisalat or du. These two telecom providers are constantly competing to offer you the best deals on mobile phone plans in the market.
There are a set of things to consider when searching for a mobile phone plan from Etisalat or du and this starts with:
1.Is it Blackberry, Data or Voice only?
So what do you really need the mobile phone plan for -blackberry package, data plan, voice and messages or a mix of all? Based on choosing one of these options, you would have already narrowed down your search to almost a third. If you don’t get all that you need in one mobile phone plan then you can always take two plans that service your requirements. Make sure you pay only for what you will be using and don’t take mobile phone plans with a higher fee and more benefits that you do not necessarily need.
2.Do you need a mobile handset with the plan?
If you plan to buy a mobile phone then you have the option of taking it with a mobile phone plan from Etisalat or du. Both providers offer the handsets with easy payment plans over 12 to 24 months but it is also important to note that such plans come with an upfront fee. So make sure you search and compare the different mobile phone plans available on Souqalmal.com
3.Free national and international minutes
Both Etisalat and du offer mobile phone plans that come with free national and/or international minutes and the monthly fees are usually higher when you get more free minutes so always compare the different mobile phone plans to pick the one with the minutes you will need. It is very tempting to go for the mobile phone plan that offers you the highest minutes but then if you don’t use it, you will lose it and you will be paying a hefty monthly fee at the same time so think it through properly.
4.Free national or international SMS’
If texting is your way of communication, then it might be a better option for you to choose a plan that offers you free national or international SMS based on your needs..
5.Free data with your mobile phone plan
In the current world we live in, accessing your emails, staying in touch with your friends and family through social apps or making skype calls has become a necessity so if that is the case for you then make sure you choose a mobile phone plan that comes with free data. Both providers offer you the option to add more data to your mobile phone plan for an additional monthly fee.