Du offers prepaid and postpaid BlackBerry Z10 service

UAE telecom provider du has launched both prepaid and postpaid services along with the latest BlackBerry phone - the Z10.

The offers range from both individual and corporate customers and provides varied options including obtaining a handset with an annual contract for just Dh599.

While corporate clients benefit from attractive down payment and plans, there is still no clarity on plans launched for individual subscribers.

A call to du’s toll free assistance this morning resulted in a talk time of 27 minutes with no clarity on the postpaid plans.

According to one executive anyone purchasing a Z10 by paying Dh2,599 will automatically be entitled for free 100MB worth of usage for the first six months.

“You will have to spend a minimum of Dh250 every month and it will entitle you to avail 1GB of data for the next 30 days. However, those purchasing a Z10 before April are also entitled for 4GB free data valued for 90 days for prepaid customers and for 4 months for postpaid customers,” the call centre executive said.

In comparison, an ordinary usage plan entitles a customer for 100MB for Dh50, 1GB of data for Dh100, 4GB of data for Dh200 and 25GB of data forDh500 all valued for one month.

The customer service executive also said that individuals holding platinum Master Card credit cards issued by either EmiratesNBD, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Abu Dhabi National Bank or Mashreq Bank will be entitled to opt for a postpaid connection. However, no details about the handset price structure for postpaid customers was available.

“Currently the only information we have is that you will have to purchase the handset for Dh2599,”the executive said.

Meanwhile, some companies claiming to be in partnership with du are offering Z10 for as low as Dh599 for corporate clients with an annual contract.

For an additional monthly commitment of Dh400 corporate customers can get 10GB of internet, 250 free national minutes, 250 free international minutes, 50 per cent discount between the mobile group and Dh1.65 per minute to 190 international destinations.