Internet Package

What is the best in speed and economical Internet Package in KSA ?? My most of the web usage will be web browsing, FB, Skype and Mails.....

Pl Help

Regards

SR 250 per month from STC and speed 20 mbps or 512kbps from mobily for 6 months SR 550.

Thanx Wilson,

Is this with the router and modem or with the USB dongle ??

Regards

Depends on whether or not you have a telephone landline. If you don't, you can check wireless packages available through different carriers (USB 3G stick). If you have a landline (faster and more stable, depending on where you are located), then a DSL connection is a better option.

Good luck.

Thnx Saudi Guy for the Prompt reply,

Yeh i do have a landline number, but right now i'm using Mobily connect for my internet. The speed is not that bad for my limited use of the internet. However I'm looking for a long and economical plan as the exisiting one gets expired every month....

So what can u suggest in this...

Regards

If your landline supports DSL, then it's probably best if you subscribe to that package. You can get Jud or Jud+ packages. Both give you unlimited landline calls plus an unlimited 4MB connection I believe.

As far as DSL connections go, there's only one provider. Saudi Telecom Company.

Check out the English section of the website, then check the internet solution they provide.

Good luck.

Thanx Saudi Guy for the Info !!!

Regards

after 2 years, i am told by stc technicians that the landline does not support data...it was a rip off

lol.........

Hey;

if you want it mobile try looking at this

Quicknet with a 50% discount on most packages

stc.com.sa/cws/portal/en/individual/ind-landing/ind-lnd-sploffr?favouritLang=en

stc.com.sa/cws/portal/en/individual/ind-landing/ind-lnd-sploffr/ind-intr-str-intrhm-offer

and this for all packages
stc.com.sa/cws/portal/en/individual/ind-internet/ind-int-start/ind-intr-str-intrntonmov/ind-intr-str-quicknet-segments

Advice: avoid other companies go for STC; they have the best services and coverage..

I'm a bit confused by the STC Quicknet webpage.

To clarify for myself, their wireless internet service can be accessed through (1) a USB modem with your laptop/desktop, (2) SIM card with your mobile and/or (3) a SIM card USB adapter modem (therefore being able to use the SIM in your mobile and the USB adapter modem for you laptop)?

Hello Friends,

I dont knw whether my question is directly related with the topic or not but still i guess some of you may guide me :)

Which is the best service available for international calling from ksa (particulalrly to Pakistan).There are many companies offering Internet call packages i am a bit confused which is more reliable.

pl. comment.

Regards,
nauman

Skype would be your best bet, Then there are some other applications to be installed on fone, which can help u making calls at cheaper rate with the internet sim, though i don't know whether that's legal thing in KSA or not. But almost everybody is using this service......

No Saimans, Skype is a lot expensive for countries in the sub-continent.

For India mobiles, 'Jumblo' is the most popular that offers 5 halalas/minute.

For Pakistan mobiles, based on my experiments, SmartVoip offers the best quality at 19 halalas per minute. There are some cheaper options as well but they either fool around or do a trade-off on quality.

And let me elaborate what's the story behind those suspicious Mobily SIMs.

For making VoIP calles, You need 3 things.

- Internet connection : 3G (or even WiFi)
- An account with any VoIP provider.
- A mobile phone supporting SIP technology. (even very old Nokia phones will do e.g. N73)

And here is how it works:

- People get a data (internet) SIM from mobily/STC
- The mobile technicians setup SIP settings on phones as per the VoIP provider.
- You have to purchase balance from Jumblo etc.

That's it! This doesn't violate any local laws.

The dark side of this technology is losses to local GSM providers on international calls. If this goes beyond limits, KSA government will have to ban VoIP service from internet media. A few countries have done that (like UAE) and this is a constant risk.

I used mobily when iw as in jeddah

they had just come out with a modem that is both battery powered, and wall powered so you can take it places. 5 devices connected to it, and it was about 13mps give or take at any given time. it was 250SAR a month, but well worth itsince i could take the modem, some rechargable batteries and ipad is now always connected on the way to work

It's called a router solution @Freshlikesushi. And it's there since they started the 'Mobily Connect' service back in 2007.

TheLegendLeads wrote:

No Saimans, Skype is a lot expensive for countries in the sub-continent.

For India mobiles, 'Jumblo' is the most popular that offers 5 halalas/minute.

Isnt Skype free if both the ppl have the internet account and access.

And pls put some more emphasis on 'Jumblo'

Thanx

TheLegendLeads wrote:

It's called a router solution @Freshlikesushi. And it's there since they started the 'Mobily Connect' service back in 2007.

This particular modem came out in 2010. before that they didnt have a battery powered modem that could do the faster speeds

Hi all

I have just moved to Riyadh and need to get the Internet up and running in my compound. I do not have a landline so cannot access the Internet that way. Hoŵever I would like to achieve the best speed possible and speed is more important than price for me. Can someone please suggest the best option for me? I have read a lot about WiMAX failing catastrophically and also 4g only being in the early stages. I am based in rawdah area near exit 13 at khurais road.

Thanks a bunch for your help, in advance

If speed is your main concern, 4G LTE must be the best bet. It's under development & won't be available in near future.

For 3.5G, Check out quality availbility in your area; which one works best: STC/Mobily or Zain.

WiMax is a kind of 4G...already proven 'unreliable', it will go obselete soon worldwide.

i hated wimax.

i have to figure out what to get when i get there. still waiting on name of compound i will be at

i got WiMax from mobily 2mbps without antenna not good, using additional antenna (speed shatters) sucks  :sick

TheLegendLeads wrote:

If speed is your main concern, 4G LTE must be the best bet. It's under development & won't be available in near future.

For 3.5G, Check out quality availbility in your area; which one works best: STC/Mobily or Zain.

WiMax is a kind of 4G...already proven 'unreliable', it will go obselete soon worldwide.

... So I should 4G LTE but can't because it's not available yet? Ok I need something that is available now. What is mobily connect turbo, and can I get it considering my situation described in previous post?

Cheers

I mentioned 4G because all the time you'll hear the service providers mentioing it. Somone told me that it's available in some limited areas. Which areas; No clue.

Connect Turbo is HSPA+ and as they claim, the speed can reach 21Mbps.

Yes thanks for your reply.

I can read from the website that connect turbo can reach 21mbps and is HSPA

However what the website does not tell me is whether I can get this even though I have no land line or iqama.

No worries, I will ask a mobily kiosk.

Thanks anyway

have to have an iqama iirc. i know they asked for mine when i got it

i could play xbox360 online with the connect turbo

Has anybody tried softcall for VOIP?it looks much cheaper even than that of jumblo...

Legend especially your comments are awaited...!!:)

2 sort of charges apply when you use VoIP.

- The call charges per minute
- Connection Charges {everytime your call connects, you are charged}.

I recently tried megavoip.com, they are offering $0.007 which is 2.6 Halalas per minute. But are charging 4 cents as connection charges (every call). And the call drops quite often. Quality was unsatisfactory as well.

SoftCall.me is offering 6 Halalas for pk and at the bottom of the page they have put a footnote about absence of any connection charges.

I'll give it a shot in a couple of days and will PM you. If you happen to try before me, do let me know.

im using jumblo and ifoneplatinum, the experience with jumblo sometime call drop or voice break down. ifoneplatinum got good clarity. ifoneplatinum price ( SR30= 700mins) (SR60 1400mins, my suggestion is use ifone :top:

Their rate for pk is around 24 halalas/minute @wilson.

@TheLegendLeads no idea about pk, but for india its more cheaper than  24 halalas/minute

Oops my mistake @wilson. Somehow I knew @ttshah is talking about pk. But no one mentioned that in the thread. :rolleyes:

ifoneplatinum rate for india is awesome....just 4.2 halala.

@ TheLegendLeads hope so one day the rates will clash and calling will be more cheaper

Does anyone know where I can buy a mobily connect turbo router? Everywhere seems to be out of stock... I mean know - not just think they might know somewhere which may do them but no idea really

Thanks

Friends..

i just hve tried softcal its realy cheap (as far as india/pak) and call quality is also excellent!!

wilson_derry wrote:

@ TheLegendLeads hope so one day the rates will clash and calling will be more cheaper

@ttshah has discovered a VoIP provider (SoftCall.me) that offers 5 H/minutes for PK. SoftCal has given a break-through on the prices.

ttshah wrote:

Friends..

i just hve tried softcal its realy cheap (as far as india/pak) and call quality is also excellent!!

I couldn't check the quality yet. One thing I noticed is that there is no option to transmit your original number to the other party. I like the feature that you call someone through VoIP but the other party sees your number as +9665xxxxxxxxx

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