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New in the country, looking for a phone.

Postby Beck87 » Mon 09 Aug 2010 00:15

Hi all,

I've just moved here from Brighton. Wanted to say hi first of all. =)

Now, I need to buy a cell phone, but I have no clue where to get one. Can I buy a subscription and get a free phone with the subscription, like back home?

I heard about a place called *****, which seems to be in the news a lot and looks like they've got a wide range. Are they just a retailer or are they carriers as well?

Your advice would be very helpful, as I'm quite cut off from the world and only able to communicate via Internet at work.


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Postby Graeme » Mon 09 Aug 2010 01:03

If you read the posting guidelines you will realise we don't let people advertise or ask for recommendations as we then get inundated with spammy adverts. I don't know where you could be in the UAE and so cut off from the world; there must be numerous supplies of cell phones and their associated plans out there.
Good luck with your search.
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Postby Beck87 » Mon 09 Aug 2010 01:24


I must've missed the part about not allowing people to ask for recommendations. All apologies. Now, where you got the idea that I was advertising is beyond me. This doesn't seem like a very lucrative advertising platform to me.

I've been here a little over 24 hours, so I haven't quite acquired a lay of the land, or any mobile plans for that matter.

I'm in Al-Ain, and if you have any useful information, I'd appreciate it. Otherwise, my google search of "UAE Expat Forum" was quite fruitless. I was under the impression that I could get help from more seasoned expats in the area, to avoid getting ripped off, as I hear it happens quite often here.

Thanks for the information anyway, I know now to avoid asking for recommendations at all costs! =)
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