Sorry you had to scroll down so much, but I wanted everyone to see how much Zain wants me to get their Ramadan offer. I don’t know if it’s just me, keeping in mind that I’m unsubscribed from all Zain ads and promotions, yet I’m spammed with this. There’s a lot to like about Zain, this not being one of them.
I normally don’t pay attention to new offers but since I was a Zain customer suffering from the bad offers this came in handy. I was complaining the other day on twitter that Zain has the worst offers but the best network so I kind of don’t want to change them. I switched from Ooredoo to Zain around 4 years ago.
Since I’m a postpaid customer I went through the prepaid offers first, 250 GB (with no daily cap limit) for 6 KD sounded very reasonable to me (Data SIM). Plus I get a free MIFI, the only catch is I have to commit to this offer for 12 months. The Mifi costs around 25 KD, so it’s like I’m getting the first 4 months free.
Out of curiosity I looked at the Prepaid plans, and apparently they’re even better. A mere 3 KD will get 200 GB every month (with no daily cap limit) , that’s at least 10 times my monthly data consumption and the offer has no commitments. So I ordered a really good MIFI, as soon as it arrives I’m getting a data SIM from Zain. Keeping in mind that if I want to renew it’s even cheaper, 2.5 KD. I’m planning to top up the data SIM 10 KD every 4 months.
For more details on their plans visit Zain.com.kw
I randomly found out about this offer while browsing [Zain’s Website]. You can apparently get anywhere between 25GB – 1000GB of local internet capacity just by using Booking.com on your next trip. Considering most of us already use Booking, this offer can come in handy.
Unfortunately the free internet capacity will reset after one month, so if they give you 1000GB which is very hard to fully consume in 1 month, it will still be gone in 30 days. To benefit from this offer you have to book through their link: http://booking.kw.zain.com
FREE local GB’s
$210 – $299.99
$300 – $499.99
$500 – $849.99
There are two things I like about Zain’s video celebrating their 33rd anniversary. The first is they let the employees talk about Zain rather than just a cheesy PR stunt sugar-coating everything, similar to how other brands would do it. The second is on how they bought employees from all walks of life, and not just the Kuwaitis to talk about what Zain means to them.
I’ve been a customer of Zain for about 3 years now, ever since the service to switch your telecom but keep your number was introduced to Kuwait. I’ve had my ups and downs with Zain but can easily say I’m much happier with their service in compared to the previous telecom I was with (the red one).
If there’s one thing I’m really fed up off it’s definitely how not one internet provider in Kuwait offers stable internet for gamers. I’m an avid online gamer and have tried Quality Net, KEMS, Gulfnet and now currently with WIMD. WIMD is pretty bad for gamers,
very unstable, haven’t been able to play for the past 3 days and what’s worse is speedtest is showing me 1 MB download/upload speed. Everytime I call them they tell me they will restart my connection and everything should be fine, except nothing changes, everything is as is.
I only know of two companies that offer a ‘gaming service’ where they will boost your ping performance for a fee. Zain offers something called ‘Net Booster’ which will optimize your internet for gaming. I know someone that has tried it and says it was completely useless, nothing has changed, his online ping hasn’t changed a bit.
Fast Telco on the other hand have ‘Fast Gaming‘ which promises a ping of less than 99 for KD 99. This can be very misleading as I doubt a server in America which reach a ping this low. The service is only available for Fiber Optic users, so I can’t have it. It would be interesting to see if someone has tried it and can confirm it’s working. As 99 ping in Kuwait for gaming is not too far from a dream.
If you’re an online gamer and have found a solution to play on a stable low ping or you’re a interter provider who thinks they have the solution, please [contact me].
Update: I take back what I said about WIMD, it’s not the best option for gaming but it works. Turns out a big part of the problem was me connecting wirelessly. I went through a hassle to connect through LAN (ethernet) and there was a significant difference in ping and response rate when gaming.
There are a lot of apps out there which allow you to pay your bills/top up, this one however has two things I like. First is the simple user interface, tap on the telecom, fill in your information and pay. The other part that I like is the fact that you can also purchase iTunes and Google Play prepaid cards right from the app.
Nice to see someone is finally bringing a hackathon event to Kuwait. For those that don’t know what it is, it actually has little to do with hacking and more to do with innovation. Zain are looking for developers that can make an app which lets users pay products and services without entering credit card information, rather using their phone’s credit/bill. Details can be found [here].
- 1st Place: $10,000
- 2nd Place: $4,000
- 3rd Place: $1,000
I was one of the first to switch telecoms after number portability was enabled between telecoms in Kuwait. To my surprise after reaching UAE my line didn’t switch to Etisalat or Du, it just had no signal. I tried everything, including manually selecting a telecom but nothing worked. Turns out if you switch to another telecom you no longer having roaming or data roaming services, and I don’t know when this issue will be resolved.