Roam like Home

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Roam like Home?

Roam like Home lets you use your local Freedom plan allowance to use data, make and receive calls, and send SMSs (where applicable) when roaming in any of Etisalat’s preferred roaming partners, covering 123 countries and in-flight use.

New Freedom plans are also eligible to purchase Roam Like Home.

What services are included in Roam like Home?

Roam like Home

Services eligible

Data Weekly

Data Monthly

Data usage only

Voice Weekly

Voice Monthly

Voice calls to the UAE
Voice calls to any number in the visited preferred country
Voice calls to other destinations as per local plan rules
Receiving voice calls

Voice & Data Weekly

Voice & Data Monthly (One-Time)

Voice & Data Monthly (Auto-renewal)

Data usage
Voice calls and SMSs to the UAE
Voice calls and SMSs to any number in the visited preferred country
Voice calls and SMSs to other destinations as per local plan rules
Receiving voice calls

How will I enjoy my flexi minutes with Roam like Home?

Enjoy using your flexi minutes as if you are in the UAE. If you make outgoing calls to any destination within the flexi list, they are consumed from your allowance. However, if you call any destination outside the list (excluding the visited preferred country), then they are charged as per the local plan tariff.

If I call Etisalat Customer Care while roaming, will it be charged using Roam like Home?

Calling 101 or 8002300 while roaming shall be free of charge and not taken from your allowance

How can I keep track of my usage?

You can track your local plan usage in the same manner available as while in the UAE (for example, using the My Etisalat UAE app). Alternatively, you can call Etisalat Customer Care for more information.

What if my usage goes beyond my local allowance?

If your Roam like Home is still valid, local rules/rates shall apply. Note that notifications on your local plan will also be available even if you are using it on Roam like Home. We will also send you notifications when you reach the fair usage thresholds.

What if I have unlimited voice minutes allowance from my Freedom plan, can I enjoy using this with Roam Like Home?

Subscription to Roam Like Home (with voice flavors) comes with capping rules, that is up to 3000 outgoing minutes can only be used from your local allowance. Therefore, even if you have unlimited capacity for making calls, this is still subject to fair usage policy.

What if I’m roaming while in-flight, can I still use Roam like Home?

Yes, you can use it while roaming with Aermobile or SITA OnAir networks, which is why it’s recommended to subscribe before boarding so you can enjoy the service onboard eligible airplanes.

How will I know if I can subscribe to Roam like Home?

Only Freedom Plan customers can currently subscribe to Roam like Home. If you are unsure about your local plan, please visit My Etisalat UAE app or call Etisalat Customer Care.

How can I migrate to Freedom Plan so I can subscribe to Roam like Home?

Simply visit Etisalat.ae/postpaid. You can also migrate by visiting Etisalat business centers or calling 101.

I am subscribed to a roaming pack; can I still purchase Roam like Home?

Yes, you can. Our weekly or monthly roaming packs are activated before Roam like Home. On the other hand, Roam like Home can be activated first before the daily roaming plans.

In case I have Freedom plan 175 having a promo allowance of 200GB (local data), how will I consume my data allowance with Roam Like Home?

You can make use of your data subject to fair usage data caps, as follows:

Freedom Plan

New Local Data Allownce

(Promo)

Weekly Data only

Weekly Voice & Data

Monthly Voice & Data

(One-Time & Auto-renewal)

Freedom 175 / 200

200 GB

use up to 25GB (full-speed)
afterwards speed reduced to 128Kbps

use up to 40GB (full-speed)
afterwards speed reduced to 128Kbps

Freedom 225 / 250

200 GB

use up to 25GB (full-speed)
afterwards speed reduced to 128Kbps

use up to 40GB (full-speed)
afterwards speed reduced to 128Kbps

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