iambanned wrote:DU is cheaper to buy, cheaper to use, and reasonable OK with coverage. Nowhere as close to Etisalat as coverage, but thats understandable.
Etisalat is charging too much for new Sim, call charges are per minute, but network is sound.
For a newbie, I would suggest start with DU, coz you will not lose anything by taking a new sim card, as you will get equivalent talktime. if you are not happy, switch over!
Etisalat charge every 30 sec., Du is definitely unreliable and in some closed areas you'll find ur phone with NO coverage. I had a Du line since the very beginning hoping they'd improve, but I switched back to Etisalat cuz Du still have a long way to go.
1 funny thing about Du (my line is postpaid) is their bill on their helpline contain only the current month dues, and if u have dues from a previous month(s) u need to check their website or wait for your bill sent by postal mail. Once I didn't know I have previous dues and didn't pay them then they barred all my outgoing calls including calls to their own customer support line!!!!!!
I had to call them from my Etisalat line to settle things up and return my line to life.
For fairness sake: their customer support people both on the phone and on their shops are very friendly and helpful. But their operations people and senior management don't look like they have an improvement plan on the short term...
I still use Du for international calls though...