• Offers FREE device with subscription of Etisalat’s 4GB data bundle
  • Offers 3 months FREE 500MB data with standalone device at AED 2,499

Abu Dhabi – 13 June, 2012: Etisalat today announced the availability of the highly anticipated Samsung GALAXY SIII smart phone in the UAE. Offered on the country’s widest HSPA+ network, the third generation of GALAXY S, the GALAXY SIII is available to Etisalat’s Wasel prepaid and postpaid customers with multiple options to suit their requirements.

Matthew Willsher, Chief Marketing Officer at Etisalat, said, “Etisalat’s line-up of the latest, most popular smart phone devices are well-suited to our customers’ dynamic lifestyles and requirements. Over the years, we have teamed with leading manufacturers from around the world to bring devices that live up to our customers’ expectations. We are delighted once again to introduce the Samsung GALAXY SIII, a 16GB powerhouse that is also available for FREE with Etisalat’s 4GB data bundle subscriptions.”

Commenting on the device’s unveiling, Ashraf Fawakherji, General Manager of Telecommunications Group at Samsung Gulf Electronics, said, “Effortlessly smart and intuitively simple, the Samsung GALAXY S III is a best in class device that successfully integrates a human centric design with game-changing smartphone technology. Complemented with great, value added data packages, our UAE customers will now be able to fully optimize the device’s uncompromised performance and enrich their overall smartphone experience.”

The Samsung GALAXY S III, with its superior hardware and innovative features, offers maximized consumer benefits and enhanced smartphone usability. Designed for humans and inspired by nature, the smart device packs intuitive features that can recognize the user’s voice, face and intention. The GALAXY S III, based on the latest Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system, is fitted with a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display; an 8 megapixel back camera (with zero shutter lag); and a 1.9MP front camera.

Wasel prepaid customers can purchase the device on a standalone basis from selected Etisalat Business Centers and Outlets at AED2,499 and enjoy FREE data usage of 500 MB for three months. From the fourth month onward, the data will be available for as low as AED50.


While Etisalat’s prepaid plans for GALAXY SIII will be launched soon, postpaid customers can subscribe to any of GALAXY SIII voice and data plan options on a one-year contractual basis. These plans are value-packed with up to 4GB data, up to 800 local minutes or 200 international minutes of voice calls, and up to 200 SMS. Customers subscribing to the 4GB data ‘Plan 3’ can get the Samsung GALAXY SIII for FREE. Customers also enjoy the flexibility to choose as well as switch their preference between receiving free local or international talk time, bundled with their Samsung GALAXY SIII plan.

Corporate customers can get their new Samsung GALAXY SIII device for FREE upon subscribing to ‘Plan 2’ for voice and data. Alternatively, they can choose the competitive monthly installment option available on a 24-month agreement (refer www.etisalat.ae/samsung for more details).

Customers can subscribe to the new Samsung GALAXY SIII plans and receive their devices from any of Etisalat’s Business Centers and Outlets across the UAE. Furthermore, customers can easily upgrade to any Samsung GALAXY SIII plan of their choice, as and when required.

For more information on devices and bundled plans, customers can call 101.


About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

Etisalat brings Samsung GALAXY SIII to customers in the UAE

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