Etisalat, one of the leading telecom operators in the Middle East and Africa, yesterday launched the ‘International Credit Transfer' facilitating its Wasel and Ahlan prepaid customers to transfer airtime to any prepaid account globally.
Etisalat customers currently are able to transfer balance between local mobile accounts. This functionality is now enhanced as Etisalat is connected to more than 170 mobile network operators across 70 countries.
Subscribers can access International Credit Transfer by sending an SMS to 1700 with the recipient's mobile phone number. Users immediately receive a message with instructions to complete the transaction. This is followed by a reply from the recipient's operator detailing the various denominations available to be transferred to the mobile number.
"The International Credit Transfer is designed understanding the growing need of the expat community of gifting airtime to their loved ones back home or recharging their own prepaid account while roaming in UAE. It was essential to offer value to the recipient and the sender guaranteeing security and privacy of the transaction," said Khaled ElKhouly, Chief Marketing Officer, Etisalat.
Etisalat Wasel/Ahlan subscribers can conduct up to 10 transactions a month and three a week to any prepaid mobile account in the world. Users can transfer maximum credit of AED300 per transaction and AED500 in a month.