Etisalat to offer iPhone SE in the UAE on April 5, starting from AED 75 per month Even as several e-commerce portals in the UAE claim to have already sold hundreds of Apple’s hot new iPhone SE smartphones, the official availability starts tomorrow.

Apple’s online UAE store has been accepting orders since March 29 for the Cupertino-based tech giant’s new handy-candy, with deliveries expected within 7 to 10 business days.

Among the UAE’s telecom operators, Etisalat is the first off the block, announcing that it will offer its customers the new 4-inch iPhone SE beginning April 5 (Tuesday) across its key business centres and retail outlets in the UAE.

iPhone SE is available at Apple’s suggested retail price of Dh1,649 (16GB) and Dh2,049 (64GB).

Etisalat will, meanwhile, offer the device with ‘Postpaid smart pay’ options that offer customers flexible payment plans across instalment of 24, 18 or 12 months. The instalments start at Dh75/month (24-month plan) and go up to Dh95/month (18-month plan) and Dh140/month (12-month plan).

The iPhone SE (16GB) is also available on ‘Postpaid Smartphone offering’ with zero upfront charges for a monthly rentals of Dh225, Dh345 and Dh595 for a period of 24 or 18 months, the operator noted.

Meanwhile, iPhone SE (64GB) is also available on the same plans with additional Dh25 monthly rental charges. Customers subscribed to the offer can enjoy monthly data allowance of 5GB, 10GB and 20GB, respectively.

Etisalat’s smartphone offering for iPhone SE also includes flexi or local minutes on all three packages, such as the 20GB monthly data package bundled with 750 flexi or 2000 local minutes (flexi-minutes can be used for local, international and incoming roaming calls).

The device is available in gold, rose gold, silver and space grey colours.

Emirates 24|7 had reported in late March that Apple, Etisalat and Emax has started accepting UAE pre-orders for the iPhone SE.

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