It just means tension-free, longer telephone chats with your family back home in India. These cards have been in the market for a while now, but not many are aware of them, or know where to find them.
These cards, come in various denominations starting Dh15 to Dh50, and can be found in your local grocery store, some supermarkets and even outlets of the two telecom operators.
The du cards are called Hello!, while Etisalat cards are called Five.
The Dh15 has a little over an hour of calling time to India, and a validity of 15 days. The higher the denomination, the longer the validity.
Etisalat’s Five calling card offers discounted call rates to Bangladesh, China, India, Kuwait, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka for as little as 40 fils per minute.
Each card has an exclusive number that consists of 12 digits or more. You would need to dial the exclusive toll-free number listed on the card, key in the code, and then dial the number you wish to call.