UAE carrier Etisalat shows support for Windows Phone with official app

Etisalat is a carrier covering the UAE (United Arab Emirates) region and the company has already launched an official app for Windows Phone. With this app installed consumers on the network are able to check out services and account features. It's fairly simple to use and enables users to receive support, locate service centers and even hotspots to connect to.

Here are some highlighted features from the app listing:

  • Around me – Find your nearest Etisalat business center, outlet, payment machines and Wi-Fi hotspots
  • mStore – Instantly subscribe to special offers, data and roaming packages
  • mParking – Pay the parking fees from the palm of your hand
  • myNews - stay up to date with the latest Etisalat news & offers
  • Etisalat World – Looking for etisalat apps? find all etisalat apps here
  • Live chat now enabled – Talk with our customer support representative and get the assistance 24/7.
  • Enhanced graphic layouts and usability
  • Improved Look & Feel of mStore section


Please note that consumers with Etisalat are recommended to download the app.

QR: Etisalat

Thanks, Syed, for the tip!

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