Du, the second largest telecoms operator in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is launching its first pay-per-minute 'unlimited' mobile data service. Titled the 'Start Stop Data Service', the new data plan allows customers to enjoy unimited data for 2fils/minute flat for a maximum speed of 1Mbps.
The pay-per-minute feature allows users to better control their data usage and is ideal for browsing, using social and messaging apps, video streaming and more, said du.
To subscribe to the Start Stop service, customers need to have enough credit balance. Once the service is activated, there is a minimum charge of 30 fils for the first 15 minutes of usage. After that, it will be 2 fils per minute for a maximum duration of four hours in one session. Customers can start as many consecutive sessions with the same fees.
Du and Etisalat, another leading mobile service provider in the UAE, generally offer mobile data plans based on fixed data volume buckets for daily, weekly or monthly usage.