Infoconnect this year to me was fortunately better than previous years. What I liked the most was every internet provider had unique offers and a big variety to pick from. Unlike previous years where everyone had pretty much the same discount with ~KD 10 in difference between them. If you’re planning to renew your connection you definitely need to pass by.
It’s worth noting if you do not have fiber optics technology in your house than most of the offers render useless. You see amazing prices for 20 Mb and 50 Mb subscriptions but your line will probably handle 2 Mb or 3 Mb max. The internet offers out there are mostly targeting users with landlines that can handle high speeds.
Fast Telco has a neat offer for an annual subscription of KD 66 that covers your max landline speed. After calling them they confirmed the big catch, this offer is valid only for ADSL users, not fiber optics users. So only lines that normally can take up to 2 Mb or 4 Mb. You get 3 months of free internet on any subscription you take with them.
KEMS, which I am using as my back up internet has a really good offer of 50 Mb internet subscription for KD 240 annually, the original price was for more than KD 2,000 which is a huge discount. They also have offers for lower connection speeds and from what I understood they do not throttle or limit bandwidth consumption on any of their speeds.
WimD, which is my main internet provider right now because my landline can only handle 2 Mb speed. The government doesn’t look like it’s planning to install fiber optics in Qurtoba any time soon so I guess I’m sticking with them. They are pretty much my only good alternative for fast kind of stable internet.
They have cut all their unlimited annual subscriptions by almost half and slightly reduced the prices of their limited annual subscriptions (200 GB Cap per month). I currently have a 6 Mb limited subscription with them and thinking of switching to 12 Mb unlimited even though the cap worked fine, I never fully consumed it.
I never tried QualityNet’s gaming or nitro packages but I honestly doubt the gaming package reduces latency and offers better performance when the split second counts like in Battlefield or Call of Duty. They too have massively cut their prices, if you’re already a Quality Net user then renewing for a year will be much cheaper.
InfoConnect is available from Jan 26, 2014 to Feb 1, 2014 9am to 1pm & 4pm to 9pm (Friday Only 4pm to 10pm).