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List of Mobile Data Providers for Expats in Dubai

Before you can have your working mobile phone or a valid number, you need to apply for a mobile package from a registered provider here in Dubai. Securing the required documents and fees should be prioritized to successfully get your phone and service after application.

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Choosing the provider that can give you the service is the first step. Selecting the best provider that suits your needs is advisable. Some expats experience issues involving their network provider as some of them deliver poor service to their customers. To avoid dealing with problems about the service, it’s good to do some research.

Mobile Service Provider

Choose from This List of Mobile Data Providers

Etisalat Postpaid Plans

When talking about mobile data packages, you’re going to think first of the minutes of calls, data allowances, text allowances, and so on. It is normal to encounter these since this will be the basis of your mobile data service. Etisalat offers 2 data plans, one is postpaid and the other is prepaid. Etisalat is popular for having various data packages and bigger data allowance. The following is the postpaid data packages offered by this provided with a 24-month contract:

  • SMART 150 – with 6 GB data, 300 min flexible minutes, no preferred numbers and number of minutes for AED 150 monthly.
  • SMART 300 – with 18 GB data, 600 min flexible minutes, 1 preferred number, and 300 min preferred number of minutes for AED 300 monthly.
  • SMART 600 – with 25 GB data, 1,200 min flexible minutes, 2 preferred numbers, and 600 min preferred number of minutes for AED 600 monthly.

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Du Postpaid Plans

Du is a popular network provider in Dubai. Here’s the postpaid data packages this provider offers to expats:

  • SMART 150 – with 6 GB data, 300 min flexible minutes, no preferred numbers and number of minutes, and special number + Anghami for AED 150 monthly.
  • SMART 300 – with 18 GB data, 600 min flexible minutes, 1 preferred number, 300 min preferred number of minutes, and bronze number + Anghami + entertainer for AED 300 monthly.
  • SMART 600 – with 25 GB data, 1,200 min flexible minutes, 2 preferred numbers, 600 min preferred number of minutes, and silver number + Anghami + entertainer for AED 600 monthly.
  • SMART 1000 – with 100 GB data, 2,500 min flexible minutes, 3 preferred numbers, 1000 min preferred number of minutes, and gold number + Anghami + entertainer for AED 1000 monthly.

Virgin Mobile

While there is confusion in choosing between a postpaid and prepaid plan, Virgin mobile is in the middle. It is postpaid in a way that you can subscribe using their mobile app and your credit/debit card and prepaid and you can cancel your subscription anytime. This is best for people who don’t want any commitment or contract, especially if you’re just in the country for a short period of time.

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