For all Samsung smartphone fans eagerly awaiting the release of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: post-paid and pre-paid mobile phone plans are now available in the UAE through Etisalat and Du.
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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge postpaid plans
There are three Etisalat postpaid plans which offer the device free on a contract basis. These vary in prices depending on the amount of data usage you require and talk-time.
- Free device plans:
|Data usage (per month)||Talk-time (minutes)||Contract period (in months)||Monthly fee (AED)|
|1 GB data plan||50 minutes of free “flexible” (local or international) talk-time.||24 months||
|10 GB data plan||300 minutes of free “flexible”(local or international) talk-time or 1000 minutes of free local talk-time.||18 months||
|20 GB data plan||750 minutes of free “flexible”(local or international) talk-time or 2000 minutes of free local talk-time.||18 months||
- Plans with upfront fee for device:
|Device model||Samsung Galaxy S6 price||Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge price||Monthly fee||Package|
|32 GB||AED 1,999||AED 2,499||AED 250||You get the 10 GB data plan: with 300 minutes of free “flexible”(local or international) talk-time or 1000 minutes of free local talk-time on an 18 months contract.|
|64 GB||AED 2,299||AED 2,799||AED 275|
|128 GB||AED 2,599||AED 3,199||AED 300|
Currently Du is only offering the Samsung Galaxy S6 (32 GB device). For an update of the higher device models in S6 as well as the S6 Edge plans with Du, stay tuned to Souqalmal.com.
- Post-paid plans for the Galaxy S6 include the Du Smart Plans and the Du Emirati Plans. Depending on the plan, you can get up to 2,500 flexible minutes (which can be used for national or international calls), up to 10 GB of data, free calls to a preferred number, and 1,000 SMS per month. The handset price is AED 2,599 and the monthly cost is detailed in the plans.
- Smartphone festival offer: Du is currently offering an AED 600 discount on the handset price with any of its post-paid plans of above AED 250 a month. Hence, the Galaxy S6 (32 GB device) is offered at AED 1,999 with this offer.
Note: If you’re already on a post-paid plan from Du or Etisalat, you may need to pay an additional cost to terminate your current contract early.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge prepaid plans
With the pre-paid package from Etisalat, customers pay an upfront price for the handset, and they get 1 GB of free data for the first three months, after which the monthly fee applies. The upfront prices are as below.
Samsung Galaxy S6 price and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge price
|Samsung Galaxy S6||Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge|
|32 GB||AED 2,599||AED 3,099|
|64 GB||AED 2,899||AED 3,399|
|128 GB||AED 3,199||AED 3,799|
Du Pay As You Go customers pay a set-up fee of AED 55 to get the line. Du offers the Samsung Galaxy S6 (32 GB device) for AED 2,599. You can convert this purchase to installment plans of 12 months with your credit card. On an installment plan of AED 250 per month, Du offers 1GB of data free and on a plan of AED 290 per month, it offers 4GB of data free for 12 months.