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It’s all about Etisalat (and Gulf News)

Local (leading?) telecoms provider Etisalat has been making the news recently for all the wrong reasons.

First the BlackBerry service stops working:

gulfnews : etisalat BlackBerry disruption latest in a series of problems, say subscribers.

Then mobile services in general:

gulfnews : Etisalat mobile services in UAE restored after disruptions.

Etisalat upgrade affects connections – The National Newspaper.

It is necessary to go back a few weeks to get more context on Etisalat’s behaviour towards its esteemed clients:

Etisalat BlackBerry update was indeed spyware, RIM provides a solution.

Competing carrier Du didn’t think twice before trying to capitalize:

Du launches special offer for BlackBerry users – Telecoms – News & Features – ITP.net.

Uncharacteristically Etisalat took out a full page advert apologising for the muck up faults.

Life in Dubai: An apology from Etisalat!.

I couldn’t help wondering then, how with all this consumer confidence to reclaim they were running this sort of crappy ad:

Taken somewhere off Gulfnews.com

Taken somewhere off Gulfnews.com

I mean, large skyscraper space in business section, say something enticing, reconciliatory, whatever.

Unrelated side news (both puns intended): Gulfnews site running Google Ads?

  1. il-Maggot
    October 14, 2009 at 10:30 am

    mhux taqleb mal GO!

    • October 14, 2009 at 6:52 pm

      When they open shop here I will đŸ™‚

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