Midnight launch of iPhone 5 at Etisalat Business Centres


Thirteen Etisalat Centres in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and across the UAE to open for iPhone 5 sale

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In a move reminiscent of Apple stores worldwide, Etisalat is organising a special midnight launch of the long-awaited iPhone 5. Thirteen of Etisalat’s Business Centers across the UAE will stay open from 11 pm onwards on 12 December 2012 and sales will begin at midnight.

In the Abu Dhabi region, the Main Business Centre and the Al Ain Business Centre, as well as the Deira and Al Wasel Business Centres in Dubai will open for the midnight sale. In the Northern Emirates, the Musharif Business Centre in Ajman, and the Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah Business Centres will open for this event. The iPhone 5 will also be available for purchase at Terminals 1, 2 and 3 at the Dubai Airport, the Al Samha petrol station in Abu Dhabi, the Al Manakh and Al Nouf Business Centres in Sharjah and the Sharjah Airport, all of which are operational 24 hrs.

The upfront price for iPhone 5 is AED 2749 for 16GB, AED 3149 for 32GB and AED 3549 for 64GB devices. Pre-paid plans offer customers 1GB data allowance for free the first 3 months. From the fourth month onward, the 1GB data will be available for as low as AED99.

Etisalat’s iPhone 5 bundled post-paid plan also provides customers great value with three attractive options that includes a contract-free package with 8GB data allowance; 800 local minutes or 200 international minutes of voice calls; and 200 SMS for a monthly rental of AED225. The package offers customers double the data for half the rental as compared to post-paid packages on a 12-month contract basis.

Post-paid packages and data plans on contract basis offer customers FREE or discounted iPhone 5 devices along with applicable data allowance, local or international talk-time and national SMS.

Etisalat has also introduced iPhone 5 business plans featuring flexible options and incredible value with an increased data allowance of up to 10GB, 400 local or 100 international minutes and 100 SMS per month. For more information on packages and rentals for business plans, customers can visit www.etisalat.ae/iphone.

All individual and business customers subscribed to iPhone 5 post-paid plans enjoy the flexibility to choose as well as switch their preference between receiving free local or international talk time, bundled with their plan.

Etisalat’s iPhone 5 customers will enjoy an enhanced mobile data experience offered on the nation’s widest 3G HSPA+ network. Etisalat’s HSPA+ network covers more than 99% of the country’s populated areas and supports Internet speeds of up to 42Mbps. It allows customers to enjoy speed-demanding apps such as video-streaming, networked gaming, browsing and much more.

Apple’s brand new iPhone 5 features a larger display, a faster chip, ultrafast wireless technology and an 8MP iSight camera that shoots 1080p HD video. The 4-inch Retina display lets you see larger, vivid and more lifelike images with an outstanding battery life. Supporting the latest wireless technologies the iPhone 5 now connects to even more networks all over the world. With the all-new Apple-designed A6 chip in the iPhone 5 the CPU and graphic performance of the phone is twice as fast as the A5 chip.

For more information on all iPhone 5 packages and subscription, customers can log on to www.etisalat.ae/iphone or call 101.

* By Adrian Ash – head of research at BullionVault – the secure, low-cost gold and silver market for private investors online.

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