ABU DHABI- Etisalat’s new Huawei smartphone deal gives customers double the joy, offering for the first time in the UAE, two free devices– Huawei Ascend P7 smartphone and Huawei MediaPad X1 tablet – bundled with a choice of Etisalat’s smartphone post-paid plans. The devices are available across Etisalat’s Business and Service Centres and key retail outlets in the UAE.
Huawei’s flagship model, Ascend P7, remains compact with a 5-inch full-HD display.
Underneath the surface, the smartphone is powered by a 1.8GHz HiSilicon Kirin 910T quad-core processor. It runs on the latest Android version — 4.4.2 KitKat — and features Huawei’s Emotion 2.3 user interface. The 13-megapixel camera can be activated within 1.2 seconds from standby mode by pressing the volume down button, which means that users do not have to manually unlock the phone to use the camera.
Huawei MediaPad X1 is the lightest and narrowest 7-inch tablet, plus it’s a phone. The device is designed in a way that makes it more usable than other colossal phones. It has a generous 5,000mAh battery and a high-res 1,920 x 1,200 LTPS display.
Customers can get their hands on both the devices for free when subscribing to a post-paid smartphone plan with monthly 10GB data allowance and 300 flexi-minutes for AED400 a month or 1GB data and 100 flexi minutes for AED250, both on an 18-month contract basis. Flexi minutes can be used for local, international and incoming roaming calls.
Alternatively, customers can get AED500 upfront discount on the bundled cost of both devices with a 12-month package. The discounted price for the devices is AED2,599 on a monthly rental cost of AED250, and comes with 10GB data and 300 flexi minutes.
Customers opting for this Huawei smartphone and tablet package can also subscribe and use Etisalat’s Taw’am service. Taw’am offers the facility of having two SIM (duplicate) cards with the same mobile number so customers do not have to switch SIM cards from one device to another for making calls or sending SMS. It is available to both post-paid and prepaid mobile customers.
Both prepaid and post-paid customers can choose to buy standalone devices, Huawei Ascend P7 or Huawei MediaPad X1 for AED1,699 and AED1,399 respectively. The standalone devices offer comes with 1GB free data allowance for the first month and for AED99 per month thereafter.
Khaled ElKhouly, Chief Marketing Officer at Etisalat, said, “Etisalat has been leading the mobile device and data services space because of the innovative offerings built to give our customers maximum value, utility and style. It excites us to bring to the market, for the first time, a great combo of two new Huawei devices – smartphone and tablet – for customers to enjoy on Etisalat’s nation-wide 4G network.”
The unique offer is 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 fastest LTE network, which covers 85 per cent of the inhabited area of the country and allows users of 4G phones to connect to the UAE’s fastest Internet at speeds up to 150 Mbps.