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du launches Micro Data SIMs for iPad users

Attractive data bundles on offer with Micro Data SIM

Attractive data bundles on offer with Micro Data SIM

Committed to providing its customers with high-quality, competitive data services, du today launched the Micro Data SIM, a new smaller version of Data SIM which allows high-speed data connectivity. The new SIM is available for both its Pay as you Go®, and Monthly Plan mobile customers and comes in a variety of attractive and unbeatable data bundle rates, tailored to the individual needs of each subscriber.

“We are aware of the popularity of the new Apple iPad and we want our customers who have an iPad to enjoy high speed connectivity at attractive rates using our new Micro Data SIM. Catering to our customer’s needs have always been our foremost priority,” commented Farid Faraidooni, Chief Commercial Officer, du.

The Micro Data SIM card is available in 2 versions – Monthly Plan and Pay as you Go®. Both versions can be bought for just AED 55 from any of the du Shops. Customers of the Monthly Plan Micro SIM card can enjoy the service for a monthly fee of just AED 5 which will be waived on subscription to one of du’s attractive data bundles. Customers of the Pay as you Go® Micro SIM card enjoy the service for an annual fee of AED 55. The SIM can also be used with the iPhone 4, which is soon to be released by Apple.

du offers the most competitive data bundle rates available in the UAE, ranging from AED 10/month for 5MB up to AED 360/month for a Data Max bundle (10GB).

Data Bundle AED/Month Out Of Bundle AED/KB
5MB 10 0.01
50MB 40 0.01
200MB 100 0.01
2000MB (2G) 200 0.01
Data Max (10GB) 360 0


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

Mayssam Hamadeh
Manning, Selvage & Lee
Tel: +971 4 3676 324
Mobile: +971 55 495 6484
Fax: +971 4 367 2615