Residents in the UAE can now make voice and video calls for just AED 5 a day – and legally, too.
Introduced by Yzer Group last Wednesday (August 22), the cloud-based Yzer app offers powerful features and services which include automatic translation, video calls, voice calls, texts, group chats and more to the users. The messaging app is available for download via Google Play Store as well as the App Store.
Low-cost Messaging App Offers Video Calls for Just AED 5 a Day
In the UAE, Du’s mobile data subscribers have to shell out at least AED 50 a month and AED 5 per day on mobile packages (SMS + data + call), while home Wi-Fi users will need to allot at least AED 100 a month to enjoy their VoIP service. This still does not include the 5% value-added tax (VAT), as shared in a report by the Khaleej Times.
The one-day package worth AED 5 is targeted at price-sensitive consumers as well as blue-collar workers in the UAE.
Of note, Etisalat subscribers will be able to use this messaging app in the near future once the two companies sign up.
For their part, Osman Sultan, CEO of Du, said the company is open to every app that is compatible with the UAE regulations.
He added, “Yzer is a partner and we don’t see it as a competitor. We welcome it because our partners have extra features. The translation is an added value. We are a channel partner and we want to offer as many possibilities to our customers as possible.”
The UAE is now acknowledging the entry of third party voice over internet protocol (VoIP) service providers, giving more economical options to the residents to make audio and video calls.
At present, the VoIP feature is blocked in the UAE, but local telecom providers have introduced their own apps such as Botim and C’me – to make international calls.
According to Dubai-based businessman Balvinder Singh Sahni (popularly known as Abu Sabah), partner and Co-CEO of YZER Group, “This investment is not just an investment into an application, it is an investment towards the future of UAE. I see this as an opportunity that will be a key driver in bringing people and businesses closer. This application has every chance to become the most popular means of communication globally.”
With communication lines made available and affordable to every resident in the country, there will be a shift in economic progress in various sectors that may benefit from this change.