Dubai SIM Card

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Dubai SIM card Posted Oct 26, 2006
Hi,

How much does it cost to get a Dubai SIM card number?
I plan to buy a mobile number in Dubai upon my arrival, however I would need to travel a lot for work... would the mobile number still work when I am outside the UAE?

Any help would be much appreciated.
Thank you,

Jolin

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Posted Oct 26, 2006
Its 165 Dhs (last I checked) and comes with 20 dhs of "free" time.

165 dhs = 43 US$
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Posted Oct 26, 2006
But to buy one you have to have to be a resident cus a pp copy with the visa page has to be submitted....
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Re: Dubai SIM card Posted Oct 26, 2006
Jolin wrote:would the mobile number still work when I am outside the UAE?



Yes, it will still work if you're outside UAE.

Open this site for more info - international roaming services (http://www.etisalat.ae/index.jsp?lang=e ... 24a8c0____ )
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devilsdiciple wrote:But to buy one you have to have to be a resident cus a pp copy with the visa page has to be submitted....


you need to be a resident for GSM (pst paid) but Wasel (pre-paid) you don't, you just need a passport copy with your visa copy (tourist is okay)

I'd say the bulk of people I know use Wasel
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fayz wrote:
devilsdiciple wrote:But to buy one you have to have to be a resident cus a pp copy with the visa page has to be submitted....


you need to be a resident for GSM (pst paid) but Wasel (pre-paid) you don't, you just need a passport copy with your visa copy (tourist is okay)

I'd say the bulk of people I know use Wasel


I did the math and it is cheaper to use Wasel than Post Paid!!

But because I'm getting an extra sim, I have to go down this route :?
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Posted Oct 26, 2006
^ian^ wrote:
fayz wrote:
devilsdiciple wrote:But to buy one you have to have to be a resident cus a pp copy with the visa page has to be submitted....


you need to be a resident for GSM (pst paid) but Wasel (pre-paid) you don't, you just need a passport copy with your visa copy (tourist is okay)

I'd say the bulk of people I know use Wasel


I did the math and it is cheaper to use Wasel than Post Paid!!

But because I'm getting an extra sim, I have to go down this route :?


I figure the same thing out but how does getting an exta sim make you go down that route?
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