UAE telecom operator offers discounted rates for Diwali

October 27th, 2008 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Dubai, Oct 27 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) leading telecom services provider Du has announced off-day peak rates and discounted short messaging service (SMS) rates on account of Diwali.Du’s mobile phone customers can make local SMS for 0.15 dirham (Rs.2.05) instead of 0.18 dirham (Rs.2.46) and international SMS for 0.45 dirham (Rs.6.15) instead of 0.6 dirham (Rs.8.19).

The offer will be valid Oct 28 when the festival will be celebrated.

“Diwali is an important festival for Indians across the globe and we are happy to be celebrating this event with our Indian customers in the UAE, enabling them to keep in touch with their loved ones abroad,” Farid Faraidooni, executive vice-president for Du’s commercial operations, said in a statement.

There are around 1.5 million expatriate Indians in the Gulf.

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