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Data & Credit Transfer

Quick and easy data sharing service which allows you to send data to anyone with an Etisalat number whether prepaid or postpaid. Take a slice out of your monthly data allowance and help them stay in touch.

Benefits

A fast, easy and flexible way to transfer data balance to family and friends.

  • Transfers can be in multiples of 100MB, with no limit in prepaid, and up to 5GB data per transfer in postpaid
  • Transfer fee: AED 3/100MB, charged from the account balance or added to the monthly bill
  • Maximum of 5 data transfers are allowed per month from monthly plans of 1GB or above
  • Transferred data validity: 10 days, consumed before other regular data allowance
  • Transfers are accepted as long as the sender’s remaining allowance doesn’t dip below 100MB

How to use

  • Via the My Etisalat UAE app
  • By dialling #100*ReceiverNumber*DataInMB# (for example, dial #100*05XXXXXXXX*1000# to transfer 1GB data to receiver’s number 05XXXXXXXX)
  • By dialling #100#

How to monitor data usage

As a receiver, you can track how much data you have left in several ways:

*Important to know:

  • As a receiver, you will be notified via SMS upon consuming 100% of the transferred data allowance
  • There will be no out-of-bundle data access after consumption of the transferred data balance

Need more information? Read our frequently asked questions.

As an Etisalat customer, you will be able to gift airtime to your loved ones overseas, or recharge your Prepaid number back home. If you are a visitor with an Etisalat Prepaid account, you can utilise any unused prepaid credit towards recharging any prepaid account from your home country.

Benefits

  • For expats, the assurance of staying in touch with their relatives by sending a "gift of airtime"
  • For tourists and business visitors, the assurance of staying in touch with business partners and families by keeping foreign prepaid accounts active while roaming in the UAE
  • Recipients do not have to visit any top-up outlet to top-up airtime – they will receive the credit instantly on their mobile, along with a confirmation SMS
  • Convenience and security of being able to use their own mobile handset to complete the transaction, anytime, anywhere
  • Lower transaction fees than money transfers from overseas for low-value remittances, with savings for the sender
  • Instant cross-border airtime transfers made easy

How to use

  • Via the My Etisalat UAE app
  • By texting the international prepaid number (for example: 9198XXXXXXXX) to 1700 (free)

Charges

Once the international prepaid number has been sent, you will receive a message with the available denominations in the destination country and the corresponding charges in AED before confirmation. There will be no additional charges.

*Important to know:
To initiate a transaction, you need to have sufficient balance on your Wasel account, or a valid Postpaid account.

Transfer credit from your mobile (prepaid or postpaid) to your family and friends with prepaid numbers. Local Credit Transfer provides flexibility of transferring credit in different denominations.

How to use

  • Via the My Etisalat UAE app
  • By dialling 100*Mobile Number*Amount to be transferred# Example: If you wish to send AED 5, simply dial *100*05XXXXXXXX*5#

Charges

Credit transfer Minimum amount Daily maximum Monthly maximum
Postpaid AED 2 AED 150 AED 500
Prepaid AED 2 AED 150 AED 1,500

5.25% (5% VAT included) of the transferred amount will be deducted from the sender as a transaction fee.
Example: If Mobile A transferred AED 100 to Mobile B, then AED 105.25 (AED 100 + AED 5.25) will be deducted from Mobile A and Mobile B will receive AED 100.

Etisalat now offers prepaid customers a new and free way to ask for credit from family and friends who are on the Etisalat network.

Benefits

  • Simple and easy to use
  • Free of charge

How to use

  1. Type: *107*05XXXXXXXX*Amount# (the number of the person you are asking credit from) and press send or call key.
  2. The destination number will receive a message informing him/her that you need credit with the amount specified as follows: "Mobile Number 05xxxxxx is requesting you to transfer AED x (amount). To transfer the amount just type the following command: *100*Mobile Number*amount# and press the send key”.
  3. Once the amount is transferred, you will receive the credit on your phone.

*Important to know:

  • Only prepaid customers can use this service
  • The service is limited to 2 requests per day
Target: Live