Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, commonly referred to as du, is one of the two telecom operators in the United Arab Emirates. The company offers fixed line, mobile telephony, internet and digital television services across the United Arab Emirates. Recently, du announced new access to an app that allows UAE residents to use licensed VoIP services offered by telecom companies. This is important because the UAE bans access to some VoIP apps such as Skype (News - Alert), and limits how and when users can access virtual private networks (VPNs).
The addition of the YzerChat app to the internet calling pack offers residents access to messaging services and HD video calls, said the company. YzerChat is a secure cloud-based messaging app that automatically translates chats into different languages.
“At du, we are constantly pioneering new ways to integrate cutting-edge technological capabilities into our customers’ lives,” said Fahad Al Hassawi, deputy chief executive officer of Telco Services, EITC. “By empowering their every day with innovative additions to our Internet Calling Pack, such as the YzerChat app, we are thrilled to be enriching their connected experience and empowering them to enjoy seamless, hassle-free lifestyles,” he said.
By subscribing to du’s internet calling pack for Dh100 ($27.22) per month for a home package, and Dh50 ($13.61) per month for a mobile package, consumers can access to YzerChat – in addition to video and voice calling service BOTIM – to get unlimited access to video calls, voice calls and SMS messaging to friends and family, both in the UAE and across the world. YzerChat supports 16 languages, including Arabic, French and Chinese
“YzerChat is brought to its users by a team of like-minded people from diverse countries, cultures, and backgrounds who speak 24 different languages,” said Alibek Issaev, Founder of YzerChat. “United by a passion for innovative technologies and social networking, we have been developing YzerChat with an aim towards removing language barriers and providing multiple tools to enhance an unlimited social interaction. We hope that du’s customers enjoy using YzerChat to connect with their families, friends and business partners located all around the world as much as we do,” he added.
Edited by Maurice Nagle