Anonymous, 04 Apr 2020Du network offers 3.5 gb btw if you want option and "not go with the most expensive". My poin... moreI don't like the fact that as a tourist I have to get a special simcard I just check the Web site of du and yes it's better than etisalat but for 110 uae I get 3.5gb like you said but if I could get a regular prepaid simcard I could get 6gb(still not much but better) for 150uae but as a tourist I don't have that option while in other countries I have that option and that's what's bothering me. And the only thing I found that was cheap in dubai was food(except in burj Al Arab but that's understandable ) and uber(oil is probably also cheaper there) dot the rest everything was about the same price as we had here
AbdulSamad, 04 Apr 2020extra
i'm talking about prepaid cards and not post paid cards because the tourist card of t... moreDu network offers 3.5 gb btw if you want option and "not go with the most expensive".
My point was not that it is cheaper in uae, it is definitely expensive. But then a lot of other things are cheaper, that is economics, some things are cheaper some expensive and taxes: 0.
Saurabh123, 04 Apr 2020I was talking about the price difference between a contract which only residents can take and ... moreextra
i'm talking about prepaid cards and not post paid cards because the tourist card of the uae is a prepaid card and yes there is a difference in price but not as big as you make it out well atleast i haven't seen it any where else than in the uae
Saurabh123, 04 Apr 2020I was talking about the price difference between a contract which only residents can take and ... moreFirst I'd like to correct something from my last post because I checked the etisalat website it was 1gb and not 2gb
I don't think you get the point I'm making I don't get the option in uae to buy a different product with company's some thing that I do get in Egypt and other countries and money is not a problem but give me the option to choose and about the WiFi in dubai it's terrible it would randomly stop working and I had the problem on my Samsung my wife's iPhone and our daughters ipad so don't say it's a good alternative that you get with 5 hours of free WiFi 5 hours is nothing if you go to dubai mall for shopping and you daughter she'll finish most of it in one day. And like I said the WiFi was terrible even in dubai mall
And about mobile cost in the UK I have family there and I go ones or twice a year there I pay maybe 10 or 20 pounds for 10gb to 40gb(for my daughters ipad I and my wife don't need it because our regular plans work there) depending on how long I'm staying so I don't know how yo come up with prices like 100 or 60 pounds for 15 gb. I think you just searched the most expensive plan they have in the UK and you don't need to buy the most plan you can search and find other option and that's the point I want to make in other countries you can choose a plan that's befitting you and unlike uae where the only have one plan for tourist.
Like I said price is not a problem as long it's easy to use without a problem but I don't want to worry or wast my time with how many gb(or hours if it worked) I have remaining
And finally about calling with a visitor card I can get 60 minutes but no data or 40 minutes but 700 mb of data or 0 minutes and 1gb of data and 5hours of WiFi in all 3 options do you think that these options are acceptable compared to other countries or do you say sent a missed call and wait to be called back. Because 60 minutes for 7 days is nothing. I hope you understand my point and don't come with examples of 60 to 100 pounds without doing any research of what is available
AbdulSamad, 03 Apr 2020no it doesn't i have been to many country's and i have never ever had to buy a special prepaid... moreI was talking about the price difference between a contract which only residents can take and a prepaid card which a visitor would take. How can you compare cost of mobile in Egypt to Dubai? Next you will say India has connections that charge only 2$ per month. Like in UK, 100£ EE prepaid gives you 15GB data and a contract will give you 60GB. In US, Verizon gives 55$ 2GB, but on contract gives 50GB.
And what you are given as tourist in Dubai, the plan includes Wifi in all public places and international calls. I have never heard any place else where the plan includes calls anywhere across the world. It is definitely more expensive than a lot of places but as a resident the contract prices are much lower.
Saurabh123, 01 Apr 2020You are so out of touch with reality and economics.
And for mobile connection cost, isn't tha... moreno it doesn't i have been to many country's and i have never ever had to buy a special prepaid for just tourist for example i was in dubai last may i had to get a tourist card but in september/november i was in egypte went to an etisalat shop and they gave me a regular prepaid card with 10 or 15gb while in dubai i only got 2gb and in europe if you come from somewhere else you can still get a prepaid card like the everyone else it doesn't matter if you in germany or greece or spain you can get a prepaid card like anyone else.
i work in a telecom shop myself and we get people from uae(and other country's) here and we give them standard prepaid card or if they want a post pay but thats more for people who are doing business or are here for a very long vacation so the one out of touch with reality and economics is not me but you. and that is the how the world works well except if you live in a country with authoritarian government
Anonymous, 01 Apr 2020calm down ffsI see who's side you're on since you want the truth to be calmed down ffs..
"Many of its residents are actually expatriates"
actually 80% in UAE are foreigners
AbdulSamad, 01 Apr 2020people living there are living the oil dreams as long as they have oil they have 0 tax for peo... moreYou are so out of touch with reality and economics.
And for mobile connection cost, isn't that how it works in every country, contracts vs tourist sim?
KMB877, 01 Apr 2020Your government gets the money from oil export, not from a phone bill!Ya use Google and learn yourself
KMB877, 01 Apr 2020Your government gets the money from oil export, not from a phone bill!Oh Cryboy, Atleast google your self about UAE's oil economy before commenting like a cryboy. Admin please approve.
Saurabh123, 01 Apr 2020In UAE, the taxes are 0, you don't pay any taxes to the government at all and still the infras... morepeople living there are living the oil dreams as long as they have oil they have 0 tax for people living there but if your are there as a tourist you pay tax the tourist tax and considering were talking mobile internet in dubai with etisalat as tourist you pay 100aed for 1gb but as someone who lives or workes there you pay 75aed for 3.5gb and the tourist card is only
Airbus A340-500, 01 Apr 2020These supposedly "free and open for business" countries have always embargoed all VoIP calling... moreIn UAE, the taxes are 0, you don't pay any taxes to the government at all and still the infrastructure is the best in the world. If the telephone bill is a little higher and all money goes to the government, what's the argument in it. Just calculate the tax you pay every month vs the benefit of "free video calls".
These supposedly "free and open for business" countries have always embargoed all VoIP calling like Skype, Google Hangout, WhatsApp and the like - a la China so that all calling revenue goes to their state owned crappy telecom monopolies.
The loser is always the poor worker on the street who isn't so technologically versed with VPS and what have you.
Shame on all of these hypocritical Middle Eastern countries.