Etisalat Postpaid Plans

Etisalat (Arabic: meaning “communications”) is a global Emirati telecommunications services company presently operating in 16 countries spanning Asia, the Middle East, and Africa under the brand name Emirates Telecommunication Group Company.

About

Etisalat is the world’s tenth biggest mobile network operator, with more than 154 million customers as of February 2014. Etisalat reported consolidated sales of AED51.7 billion and net profits of AED9.1 billion as of December 31, 2020. The company’s total market capitalization is now AED194 billion.

Etisalat is one of the Middle East’s Internet centers, offering access to other regional telecommunications companies. It is also the Middle East and Africa’s largest provider of international voice traffic and the world’s 12th largest voice carrier.

Etisalat has 510 roaming agreements in place as of October 2008, spanning 186 countries and allowing BlackBerry, 3G, GPRS, and voice roaming. In New York, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, and Singapore, Etisalat has Points of Presence (PoP).

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History

Etisalat, a joint-stock business comprising International Aeradio Limited, a British firm, and local partners, was formed in 1976 as part of the Emirates Telecommunication Group Company PJSC. The ownership structure changed in 1983, with the government of the United Arab Emirates owning 60% of the firm and the remaining 40% being publicly listed.

The UAE central government passed Federal Law No. 1 in 1991, granting the organization the power to provide wired and wireless telecommunications services within the nation as well as between the UAE and other countries. It also provided the company with the authority to grant licenses for the ownership, importation, manufacture, use, and operation of telecommunications equipment.

This effectively granted Etisalat regulatory and control capabilities, thereby completing Etisalat’s monopoly in the UAE. The law provided provisions for the growth of the country’s communications industry to preserve the country’s economic development.

Etisalat UAE has three regional offices: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and the Northern Emirates. The telecom activities in the emirates of Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah, and Ras Al Khaimah are covered by the Northern Emirates regional center, which is headquartered in Sharjah.

Etisalat operates in the United Arab Emirates, where mobile penetration is already among the world’s highest 200%. Etisalat gained notoriety in the UAE for its attempts to roll out its Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) network. Etisalat has finished the FTTH rollout for 85 percent of Abu Dhabi homes by the end of 2009, making the UAE capital the first in the world to be covered by fiber.

Services

Etisalat provides a variety of Internet services for residential customers, including:

  • Access to the Internet through 3G mobile devices
  • Internet connection through 4G mobile phone
  • Internet services with a high bandwidth (Al Shamil and eLife)
  • Dialup Internet connection is available as a prepaid or post-paid service.
  • In collaboration with Gamestream, they provide cloud gaming services.

It is the sole internet service provider in the UAE. Etisalat announced the commercial launch of its 4G LTE network in December 2011. Forbes Middle East ranked Etisalat the most powerful business in the United Arab Emirates in 2012.

How do I acquire an Etisalat postpaid plan?

Applying for a postpaid line in the UAE is fairly straightforward. You may apply in person or online at an Etisalat store near you. You may also acquire the line from any Etisalat partner. To acquire the line, however, the proper documents are required.

Documents required:

Original Emirates ID

Any of the following papers are acceptable

  • A salary certificate with a stamp (minimum salary: AED 2,500)
  • A driver’s license
  • Bank/online bank statement for the last three months
  • Utility statement from the previous month, with an actual address
  • Contract of tenancy/ownership
  • Contract with the Ministry of Labor (minimum salary: AED 2,500)

Postpaid Plans from Etisalat

Etisalat Freedom offers a total of 12 options. The cheapest monthly subscription is 1200 AED and includes 200GB of local data.

Freedom Plans

No.PackageFeaturesPriceVAT
1Freedom Plan 1200100 GB Local Data4000 Local Minutes or 2000 Flexi (Local & intl.)100 UAE Wi-Fi hoursNo ContractFree Delivery within 24 hours  1200 AED/Month  5% VAT Excluded
2Freedom Plan 1000  100 GB Local Data4000 Local Minutes or 2000 Flexi (Local & intl.)100 UAE Wi-Fi hours12 Month ContractFree Delivery within 24 hours  1000 AED/Month  5% VAT Excluded
3Freedom Plan 600  50 GB Local Data2000 Local Minutes or 1000 Flexi (Local & intl.)100 UAE Wi-Fi hoursNo ContractFree Delivery within 24 hours  600 AED/Month  5% VAT Excluded
4Freedom Plan 500  50 GB Local Data2000 Local Minutes or 1000 Flexi (Local & intl.)100 UAE Wi-Fi hours12 Months ContractFree Delivery within 24 hours  500 AED/Month  5% VAT Excluded
5Freedom Plan 300  20 GB Local Data1500 Local Minutes or 750 Flexi (Local & intl.)100 UAE Wi-Fi hoursNo ContractFree Delivery within 24 hours    300 AED/Month  5% VAT Excluded
6Freedom Plan 275  20 GB Local Data1500 Local Minutes or 750 Flexi (Local & Intl.)100 UAE Wi-Fi hours12 Months ContractFree Delivery within 24 hours    275 AED/Month  5% VAT Excluded
7Freedom Plan 250  15 GB Local Data1000 Local Minutes or 500 Flexi (Local & Intl.)100 UAE Wi-Fi hoursNo ContractFree Delivery within 24 hours  250 AED/Month  5% VAT Excluded
8Freedom Plan 225  30 GB Local Data1000 Local Minutes or 500 Flexi (Local & Intl.)100 UAE Wi-Fi hours12 Months ContractFree Delivery within 24 hours  225 AED/Month  5% VAT Excluded
9Freedom Plan 20010 GB Local Data500 Local Minutes or 250 Flexi (Local & Intl.)100 UAE Wi-Fi hoursNo ContractFree Delivery within 24 hours  200 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded
10Freedom Plan 17510 GB Local Data500 Local Minutes or 250 Flexi (Local & Intl.)100 UAE Wi-Fi hours12 Months ContractFree Delivery within 24 hours  175 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded
11Freedom Plan 1252 GB Local Data200 Local Minutes or 100 Flexi (Local & Intl.)100 UAE Wi-Fi hoursNo ContractFree Delivery within 24 hours  125 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded
12Freedom Plan 1002 GB Local Data200 Local Minutes or 100 Flexi (Local & Intl.)100 UAE Wi-Fi hours12 Months ContractFree Delivery within 24 hours  100 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded

New Freedom Plans

Freedom plans are brand-new postpaid mobile plans that allow you extra data and minutes with or without a contract, as well as free UAE Wi-Fi hours.

(With 12 months Contract)

No.PackageFeaturesAdditional BenefitsPriceVAT
1New Freedom 1254 GB Local Data200 Local Minutes or 100 Flexi (Local & Intl.)100 UAE Wi-Fi hours12 Months Contract  Free activation worth AED 125Free delivery within 24hrsSmiles-icon Smiles Buy 1 get 1 voucherExclusive Roam like Home packsBill limit to control monthly spend125 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded
2New Freedom 20013 GB Local Data800 Local Minutes or 400 Flexi (Local & Intl.)100 UAE Wi-Fi hours12 Months Contract  AED 225 off when you set up Autopay   Free activation worth AED 125   Free delivery within 24hrs   smiles-icon Smiles Buy 1 get 1 voucher   Carryover up to 50% data for 1 month   Exclusive Roam like Home packs   Bill limit to control monthly spend200 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded
3New Freedom Unlimited 1 Country Plan 32527 GB Local Data700 Flexi (Local & Intl.)∞ Calls to preferred country100 UAE Wi-Fi hours12 Months Contract  AED 225 off when you set up Autopay   Free activation worth AED 125   Free delivery within 24hrssmiles-icon Smiles Buy 1 get 1 voucherswitch-icon Switch TV subscriptionCarryover up to 50% data for 1 monthExclusive Roam like Home packsBill limit to control monthly spend325 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded
4New Freedom Unlimited Local Calls Plan 32527 GB Local Data∞ Local Minutes 100 UAE Wi-Fi hours12 Months ContractAED 225 off when you set up AutopayFree activation worth AED 125Free delivery within 24hrssmiles-icon Smiles Buy 1 get 1 voucherswitch-icon Switch TV subscriptionCarryover up to 50% data for 1 monthExclusive Roam like Home packsBill limit to control monthly spend325 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded
5New Freedom Unlimited Calls Plan 6002 GB Roaming Data (Opt-in via SMS)50 GB Local Data∞ Flexi (Local & Intl.)100 UAE Wi-Fi hours12 Months Contract  AED 225 off when you set up AutopayFree activation worth AED 125Free delivery within 24hrssmiles-icon Smiles Buy 1 get 1 voucherswitch-icon Switch TV subscriptionCarryover up to 50% data for 1 monthExclusive Roam like Home packsBill limit to control monthly spend600 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded
6New Freedom Unlimited Calls Plan 120040 GB Roaming Data (Opt-in via SMS)125 GB Local Data∞ Flexi (Local & Intl.)100 UAE Wi-Fi hours12 Months Contract  AED 225 off when you set up AutopayFree activation worth AED 125Free delivery within 24hrssmiles-icon Smiles Buy 1 get 1 voucherswitch-icon Switch TV subscriptionCarryover up to 50% data for 1 monthExclusive Roam like Home packsBill limit to control monthly spend1200 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded

(With NO Contract)

7New Freedom Unlimited 1 Country Plan 37527 GB Local Data700 Flexi (Local & Intl.)∞ Calls to preferred country100 UAE Wi-Fi hoursNo Contract  AED 225 off when you set up AutopayFree activation worth AED 125Free delivery within 24hrssmiles-icon Smiles Buy 1 get 1 voucherswitch-icon Switch TV subscriptionCarryover up to 50% data for 1 monthExclusive Roam like Home packsBill limit to control monthly spend375 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded
8New Freedom Unlimited Local Calls Plan 37527 GB Local Data∞ Local Minutes 100 UAE Wi-Fi hoursNo Contract  AED 225 off when you set up AutopayFree activation worth AED 125Free delivery within 24hrssmiles-icon Smiles Buy 1 get 1 voucherswitch-icon Switch TV subscriptionCarryover up to 50% data for 1 monthExclusive Roam like Home packsBill limit to control monthly spend375 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded
9New Freedom Unlimited Local Calls Plan 7002 GB Roaming Data (Opt-in via SMS)50 GB Local Data
∞ Flexi (Local & Intl.)100 UAE Wi-Fi hoursNo Contract  
AED 225 off when you set up AutopayFree activation worth AED 125Free delivery within 24hrssmiles-icon Smiles Buy 1 get 1 voucherswitch-icon Switch TV subscriptionCarryover up to 50% data for 1 monthExclusive Roam like Home packs700 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded
10New Freedom Unlimited Local Calls Plan 130040 GB Roaming Data (Opt-in via SMS)125 GB Local Data
∞ Flexi (Local & Intl.)100 UAE Wi-Fi hoursNo Contract  
AED 225 off when you set up AutopayFree activation worth AED 125Free delivery within 24hrssmiles-icon Smiles Buy 1 get 1 voucherswitch-icon Switch TV subscriptionCarryover up to 50% data for 1 monthExclusive Roam like Home packsBill limit to control monthly spend1300 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded
11New Freedom 22513 GB Local Data800 Local Minutes or 400 Flexi (Local & Intl.)100 UAE Wi-Fi hoursNo Contract  AED 225 off when you set up AutopayFree activation worth AED 125Free delivery within 24hrssmiles-icon Smiles Buy 1 get 1 voucherCarryover up to 50% data for 1 monthExclusive Roam like Home packsBill limit to control monthly spend225 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded
12New Freedom 1504 GB Local Data
200 Local Minutes or 100 Flexi (Local & Intl.)
100 UAE Wi-Fi hours
No Contract    
Free activation worth AED 125Free delivery within 24hrsSmiles-icon Smiles Buy 1 get 1 voucherExclusive Roam like Home packsBill limit to control monthly spend150 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded

Emirati Freedom Postpaid Plans

The Etisalat Emirati Package is a postpaid plan that includes local voice, data, SMS, and minutes to chosen numbers. Only Emiratis are eligible for special advantages and limitless savings.

With four postpaid plans to select from, you’ll have access to a world of unique benefits:

With 12 Months Contract

No.PackageFeaturesAdditional BenefitsPriceVAT
1Emirati Freedom 25015 GB Local Data100 Local Minutes 12 Months ContractRoam like Home GCCSpecial Treatment  Silver NumberFree Smiles Buy 1 get 1 voucherFree Switch TV subscription100 UAE WIFI HourPriority ShippingFree activation worth AED 125250 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded
2Emirati Freedom 40030 GB Local DataUnlimited Local Minutes 12 Months ContractRoam like Home GCCSpecial Treatment  Silver Plus Number40,000 Yearly Smile PointsFree Smiles Buy 1 get 1 voucherFree Switch TV subscription100 UAE WIFI HoursPriority ShippingFree activation worth AED 125400 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded
3Emirati Freedom 75050 GB Local DataUnlimited Flexi Minutes (local & intl.) 2 GB Roaming Data RoW12 Months ContractRoam like Home GCCSpecial Treatment  Gold Number100,000 Yearly Smile PointsFree Smiles Buy 1 get 1 voucherFree Switch TV subscription100 UAE Wifi HoursPriority ShippingFree activation worth AED 125750 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded
4Emirati Freedom 1500150 GB Local DataUnlimited Flexi Minutes (local & intl.) 2 GB Roaming Data RoW12 Months ContractRoam like Home GCCSpecial Treatment  Gold Plus Number200,000 Yearly Smile PointsFree Smiles Buy 1 get 1 voucherFree Switch TV subscription100 UAE WIFI HoursPriority ShippingFree activation worth AED 1251500 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded

(Without any Contract)

5Emirati Freedom 27515 GB Local Data1000 Local Minutes No ContractRoam like Home GCCSpecial Treatment  miles-icon Free Smiles Buy 1 get 1 voucherFree Switch TV subscription100 UAE WIFI HoursPriority ShippingFree activation worth AED 125275 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded
6Emirati Freedom 45030 GB Local DataUnlimited Local Minutes No ContractRoam like Home GCCSpecial Treatment  Free Smiles Buy 1 get 1 voucherFree Switch TV subscription100 UAE WIFI HoursPriority ShippingFree activation worth AED 125450 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded
7Emirati Freedom 85050 GB Local DataUnlimited Flexi Minutes (local & intl.) 2 GB Roaming Data RoWNo ContractRoam like Home GCCSpecial Treatment  Smiles Buy 1 get 1 voucherSwitch TV subscription   100 UAE WIFI HoursPriority ShippingFree activation worth AED 125850 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded
8Emirati Freedom 1600150GB Local DataUnlimited Flexi minutes (local & intl.)Roam like Home GCC & RoWSpecial treatment    Free Smiles Buy 1 get 1 voucherFree Switch TV subscription100 UAE WIFI HoursPriority ShippingFree activation worth AED 1251600 AED/Month5% VAT Excluded