New Samsung Galaxy S5 to be offered exclusively to Etisalat customers

April 10, 2014 1:00 pm

Etisalat, the UAE’s leading telecom provider, is offering its customers the latest Samsung Galaxy S5 in ‘Charcoal Black,’ and exclusively in ‘Shimmery White’.

The telecom major is offering the device for free with up to 10GB data and 300 flexi minutes. The flexible minutes can be used for local, international and incoming roaming calls. In addition, Etisalat is also offering the ‘Charcoal Black’ model and later, the Electric Blue’ and ‘Copper Gold’ models.

Customers can choose from a range of options, all with such advantages as per second billing and add-ons, which are designed to suit different requirements.

For post-paid customers there are three plans available.

The device is free on an 18-month contract plan for Dhs250 with 1GB data and 100 flexi minutes or for Dhs400 per month with 10GB data and 300 minutes.

Alternatively, users can get an Dhs500 upfront discount on the cost of the device on a 12-month package. The discounted prices of the32GB and 16GB models are Dhs2,399 and Dhs2,199 respectively for a monthly rental cost of Dhs250, and each comes with 10GB data and 300 flexi minutes.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 can also be purchased on prepaid packages. The 32GB package costs AED2,899 and the 16GB package costs AED2,699 and both come with 1GB data allowance free for the first month and AED99 per month thereafter.

Commenting on the announcement, Khaled ElKhouly, Chief Marketing Officer, Etisalat, UAE, said: “The UAE’s smartphone penetration is among the highest in the world and, as such, we understand that our customers want access to the latest devices as soon as they come on the market.

“As part of our commitment to offer the best value services and offers to our customers, we are giving them exclusive access to the limited edition shimmery white model of the coveted Samsung Galaxy S5, which looks set to become a record breaking handset.”

Currently the fastest 4G LTE smartphone on the market, the new Samsung Galaxy S5 can also be enjoyed on the UAE’s fastest network and includes several notable departures from its S4 predecessor. Its features include a 16MP HDR camera, S Health and built-in heart rate sensor, fifth generation multi-input multi-output (MIMO) WiFi as well as water and dust resistance.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 device can also be complemented with wearables such as the Gear Fit and Gear 2, which cost Dhs799 and Dhs1199 respectively. As the world’s first curved Super AMOLED wearable device, the Samsung Gear Fit features a 1.84-inch touch screen, changeable straps and instant notifications for incoming call, emails and texts. The newly-unveiled Gear 2 meanwhile comes with a 2MP camera, personal fitness coaching in real time, a standalone music player and WatchOn Remote app for controlling TV.

The unique offers are in line with Etisalat’s recent strategy of offering attractive packages for smartphone users. Customers will also be able to take advantage of Etisalat’s 4G LTE network, which covers 85% of the inhabited area of the country and allows users of 4G phones to connect to the internet at speeds up to 150 Mbps.

For further media information:
Iyad Al Zou’bi,
Corporate Communications – Etisalat
Tel +971 2 6182622