Why am I blogging about Omantel's internet offerings?
Because it's some awesome news! That's why!
Starting on Wednesday January 26th, 2011; Omantel will be rolling out the following new Internet packages:
Yes, thats correct, I had to double check myself to be sure. 40Mbps down and 5Mbps up for 60 rials a month with unlimited usage and the fixed line rental thrown in as well. I imagine that the 24Mbps and 40Mbps tariffs will only be for people that have FTTH (eg Wave residents). Personally I'm excited about not having to fork out RO 99 a month any more, and getting 12 Mbps unlimited now for only RO 35 a month!
For those subscribers that were previously on different plans, you will be upgraded as follows:
Existing subscribers in the 512Kbps plan will be upgraded to the B plan which features a download speed up to 2Mbps for a monthly subscription fee of RO 12/ only.
Existing subscribers in the 1Mbps plan will be upgraded to the B plan which features a download speed up to 2Mbps for a monthly subscription fee of RO 12/ instead of RO 19.
Existing subscribers in the 2Mbps plan will be upgraded to the C plan which features a download speed up to 2Mbps plus unlimited internet usage and bundled fixed line with 100 free minutes(on-net fixed to fixed) for a monthly subscription fee of RO 20/ only instead of RO 29.
Existing subscribers in the 4Mbps plan will be upgraded to the D plan which features a download speed up to 5Mbps plus unlimited internet usage and bundled fixed line with 100 free minutes (on-net fixed to fixed) for a monthly subscription fee of RO 25/only instead of RO 39.
Existing subscribers in the 8Mbps plan will be upgraded to the E plan which features a download speed up to 12Mbps plus unlimited internet usage and bundled fixed line with 100 free minutes (on-net fixed to fixed) for a monthly subscription fee of RO 35 only instead of RO 99.
Now, to me, Plan A and B will become very unpopular except for those that are very light users of the Internet. I suspect Plan C will become the most popular (unlimited downloads for RO 20 a month at 2Mbps).
The other big news is that for most subscribers (Plans C-G) the fixed line rental fee (currently RO 4.900) is bundled into the cost. This is a great step forward from Omantel, it's like we've gained 10 years in technology and pricing in this one fell swoop.
I wonder how the people at Nawras will respond to this?
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