Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 February 2020

How UAE mobile data costs measure up against the rest of the world

The UAE ranks 30th and 37th worldwide this year for prices of prepaid and postpaid mobile broadband, respectively.

ABU DHABI // The UAE ranks 30th and 37th worldwide this year for prices of prepaid and postpaid mobile broadband, respectively.

The International Telecommunication Union based the rankings on affordability, comparing prices of 500 megabyte packages to gross national income.

Below are selected prices for data packages in high-income countries, including the UAE.

Etisalat (Monthly prepaid data packages)

1 GB: Dh 99

3 GB: Dh 149

5 GB: Dh250

10 GB: Dh299

20 GB: Dh 449

Unlimited: Dh999

du (Monthly prepaid data packages)

1 GB: Dh100

3 GB: Dh150

4 GB: 200

10 GB: 300

25 GB: 500

Mobily, Saudi Arabia (Monthly)

1 GB: Dh77

2 GB: Dh98

3 GB: Dh127

5 GB: Dh196

Unlimited: Dh343

STC, Saudi Arabia (Monthly)

500 MB: 69

2 GB: 98

5 GB: 196

Ooreedoo, Qatar (Weekly)

250 MB: Dh15

750 MB: Dh20

1.5 GB: Dh25

3.75 GB: Dh50

Unlimited: Dh101

3, Hong Kong (4G LTE, monthly)

1 GB: Dh89

For 12-month plans paid monthly:

1 GB: Dh80

2 GB: Dh94

5 GB: Dh122

10 GB: Dh198

T-Mobile, US (Monthly)*

1 GB: Dh184

3 GB: Dh220

5 GB: Dh257

Unlimited: Dh294

*The plans listed include unlimited voice and SMS, and unused 4G data can roll over for 3 GB and 5 GB plans.

Viva, Kuwait (Monthly)

A Dh250 monthly prepaid plan includes 500 voice minutes, 500 SMS, 30 international minutes and 30 international SMS, as well as 5 GB data.

lcarroll@thenational.ae

Updated: January 18, 2015 04:00 AM

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