I’ve been a KEMS customer for years but unfortunately the government landline can only take so much. The landline at my house on good days reaches 2Mb download and 0.6Mb upload which is nothing compared to 4G connections and I can no longer put up with it. After hearing a lot of positive feedback about WiMD I made the switch.
The first impression everyone gets is their pretty pricy, which they are but I found out they have cheaper prices if you’re okay with a 200GB cap per month. That’s about 6.5GB per day, more than enough for me so I went with a 6Mb speed from WiMD (cost KD 210 + KD 25 installation + KD 25 router). Best part about WiMD is they offer 1:1 download/upload ratio.
For some bad marketing reason they don’t have their new prices on their website. All they have is a low quality terribly pixelated chart floating on twitter so I decided to make one myself, below are their prices. Notice how cheaper it is to get a capped subscription.
Even though I paid for a 6Mb connection I’m getting 7Mb download and 8Mb upload on this speed test, though keep in mind this is the first time this has happened. Usually I get 6Mb upload and download. The speed has been a huge jump from my previous connection with KEMS.
I’m thinking of paying WiMD more and boosting my connection to 10Mb next month. The internet hasn’t been stable, download should give me around 750KB/s speed but it actually ranges from 350KB/s – 750KB/s. Gaming has been worse, I actually got a better ping on European servers with the 0.6Mb upload speed I had with KEMS believe it or not.
I will have a separate review on gaming with WiMD, which is the main reason I switched to them. It’s not that bad overall, Kuwaiti servers give me a ping around 10 – 25, European servers give me around 130 – 220 and I haven’t tried American servers but I’m guessing they will be around the 350 range.