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du enhances business mobile offering with launch of 1st ever Smart Business Plan in UAE

Get double the value back and choose from a variety of windows phones starting from AED 199

Get double the value back and choose from a variety of windows phones starting from AED 199

As part of its efforts to transform business communications solutions in the UAE, du today announced the launch of its innovative new ‘Smart Business Plan’, a business mobile plan which brings the latest Windows® handsets with bundled benefits including unlimited internet and email.

“Data has become a vital ingredient for the running of any business, and with today’s increasingly mobile lifestyle, professionals need to be provided with more flexibility and accessibility of data even on the move. Therefore, we are pleased to introduce to our business customers the latest ‘Smart Business Plan’, which provides the benefits of unlimited internet and email, freedom to call anywhere in the world for as little as AED 1 per minute, and the latest windows phones, along with all the benefits of Business Super Plan and Premier Plan,” commented Farid Faraidooni, Chief Commercial Officer, du.

Business customers under Smart Business Plan can choose from a range of latest Windows® phone, bundled with unlimited internet and email, national and international minutes and more, starting as low as AED 350 per month. Also, business customers can now enjoy one unified and attractive rate of AED 1 per 50KB for data usage outside the UAE, anytime, anywhere.

Business customers under Smart Business Plan get a Windows® phone starting from AED 199 and enjoy features such as e-mail, text messaging, instant messaging, and access to the web, mobile applications, calendar and contacts, and complete Windows synchronization with the latest 6.5 mobile operating system from Microsoft.

Snapshot of Smart Business Plan:

*Fair use policy of 10 GB per line applies for Unlimited national data usage (within UAE). Any usage beyond the fair use limit will be charged at 1fils/KB

About du

du, the integrated telecom service provider in the UAE, launched mobile telecommunication services in February 2007 across the UAE, in addition to internet and pay TV services that du provides in some of the free zones of Dubai. Call Select, du’s nationwide fixed line services for voice telephony, was launched in July 2007. By the end of 2008, over 3 million people in the UAE chose to become du customers.

Among du’s many firsts is its historic Number Booking Campaign for both individuals and business, Pay by the Second billing system, Mobile TV, Mobile Payments, first of its kind ‘WoW’ recharge card (which offers customers the choice between more credit, more time and now ‘more international’ recharge option with additional credit on international calls) and Self Care.

For business customers, du business offers include Closed Business User Group and preferred International Destinations. du Broadcast Services division brings scalable media technology platforms and telecommunication solutions to the broadcast community through its world class teleport (Samacom) and Master Control Room (MCR) facilities.

du products and services for consumers and business are available through du’s retail network, currently numbering 33 du shops located in strategic locations across the UAE, more than 3000 authorized dealers Or through du e-shop, accessible at du shops are a one stop shop for mobile service, carrier select and the payment of the service bills.

du is 39.5 percent owned by the UAE Federal Government, 19.75 percent by Mubadala Development Company, 19.5 percent by Emirates Communications & Technology Company LLC and the remaining stake by public shareholders. It is listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and trades under the name du.

Awards to date

  • du presented with an award for Best Middle Eastern Local Currency Deal 2008 by UK’s EuroWeek
  • du won two prestigious awards at UAE Web Awards 2008. du e-shop portal won the best strategic online portal award in the e-commerce category and du media club website won the bronze award in the media and press category.
  • du corporate brand launch campaign awarded a Cristal MENA award in 2008
  • du declared ‘Best Brand’ at Telecoms World Awards Middle East 2007 for innovative branding and outstanding brand success
  • Second place in the New Brand Launch category at the GMR Effectiveness in Marketing Awards 2007
  • Silver Award for the best website in the ICT category at the UAE Web Awards 2007
  • du WoW TV Commercial awarded amongst the best 50 TV commercials in mobile telecom category in the world for 2007

For further information, please contact:

Saugat Chatterjee
Public Relations Manager, Channels Communications
Brand & Communications
Mobile: +971 55 9367045

Gregory Henderson
Manning, Selvage & Lee
Tel: +971 4 3676 275
Mobile: +971 55 495 6484
Fax: +971 4 367 2615