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Activate Botim in Etisalat

After handing out Official orders to ban any unlicensed VoIP services like Skype, IMO, and WhatsApp in UAE, a significant majority of UAE expatriates, were left in the lurch owing to the sudden disconnection from their friends and families daily. In this article, you will find different ways to activate botim in Etisalat.

The timely introduction of BOTIM as a Government approved Voice-over-Internet Protocol Service has helped calm the raging waters and quell the subsequent commotion. BOTIM is a privately developed Application that offers unblocked Audio and Video calls and chats over long-distances across countries.

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BOTIM offers encrypted calls and chats with over 500 multiple users, the facility of sharing videos, photos, and voice messages, but more importantly, a convenient way of staying in touch with loved ones back home.

Activating BOTIM is a breeze if you know all about its features and the registration process. But more essential is the fact that you will have to Subscribe to an Internet Calling Plan from a Telecom Operator, preferably Etisalat or DU, to use the App. Here is a quick guide on using BOTIM and, more importantly, how to activate BOTIM in Etisalat.

A brief guide to Activate BOTIM in Etisalat

Before we get down to activating BOTIM, you have to make the fundamental decision of choosing a suitable Subscription Plan for your device. Whether you require a Prepaid plan or Postpaid one, or maybe a Home Wi-Fi Plan, Etisalat offers numerous Internet Calling Plans to suit your needs.

The Basic Etisalat Internet Calling Plans:

Below are the plans provided by Etisalat for users on mobile and wifi to activate botim.

Monthly Plan for Postpaid Mobile

  • Single device use with supported Apps
  • Monthly premium of AED 50 with 5% VAT
  • 30 days Auto-renewal
  • Free unlimited data for the applied period
  • Subscribe via the ‘My Etisalat UAE’ App by texting “ICP” to 1012 or Dial *101# from the Home landline

Monthly Plan for Prepaid Mobile

  • Single device use with supported Apps
  • Monthly premium of AED 50 with 5% VAT
  • 30 days Auto-renewal
  • Free unlimited data for the applied period
  • Subscribe via the ‘My Etisalat UAE’ App by texting “ICP” to 1012 or Dial *101# from your Home landline

Daily plan for Prepaid Mobile

  • Single device use with supported Apps
  • A daily charge of AED 5 with 5% VAT
  • One-time 24 hour deal, No Auto-renewal
  • 1 GB local data for the applied period
  • Subscribe via the ‘My Etisalat UAE’ App by texting “DICP” to 1012 or Dial *101# from your Home landline

Daily Plan for Control Line Mobile

  • Single device use with supported Apps
  • A daily charge of AED 5 with 5% VAT
  • One-time 24 hour deal, No Auto-renewal
  • 1 GB local data for the applied period
  • Subscribe via the ‘My Etisalat UAE’ App by texting “DICP” to 1012 or Dial *101# from your Home landline

Monthly Plan for eLife Home Wi-Fi

  • Multiple device use with supported Apps
  • Monthly premium of AED 100 with 5% VAT
  • 30 days Auto-renewal
  • Free unlimited data for the applied period
  • eLife Wi-Fi required
  • Subscribe via the ‘My Etisalat UAE’ App by texting “EICP” to 1012 or Dial 125 from the Home landline

For devices that use Daily plans and exhaust their daily usage of 1 GB data, further usage will be deducted promptly from any active Data Pack on your device.

Read: Botim Internet Plans for Du

Post-Subscription Process of Using BOTIM App with Etisalat

After settling on your required Internet Calling Plan for activating botim on your Etisalat sim, the next step is to download the BOTIM app from a legal source. For Apple device users, you can use the Apple Store, and Android users can avail of the app from the Google Play Store

Post-Installation, you will have to register with the BOTIM app. Ensure you fill in the details similarly as you did with the Subscription process. Once your details are verified, you are free to start using BOTIM as you see fit.

Read: How to Use Botim App in UAE

Some key points to remember about How to use BOTIM are as follows:

BOTIM only works between users who have the Application downloaded on their devices. So, ensure the person you want to contact also has the BOTIM app installed and ready to use.

BOTIM is a Pay-and-Use application only within the UAE. Anyone residing outside the UAE does not have to subscribe to any Internet Calling Plan or pay any premium. It is a free-to-use app outside the UAE.

For BOTIM to be used on PCs or Laptops, you will have to install an Android Emulator to make compatibility easier and facilitate the smooth functioning of BOTIM on your devices.

The high number of BOTIM users within the UAE is a testament to the services it furnishes. You can rest assured regarding the security concerns since the App is Officially recognized.

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