As promised, I brought you the new reduced prices for ADSL Internet in Kuwait, what I did is call the 4 main ISPs in Kuwait (QualityNet, Fasttelco, GulfNet, KEMS) and asked about their new reduced prices. I observed the prices were reduced by over 60% for some of the speeds, I used to pay over KD235 for the 5Mbps per year, now I’ll pay KD148, awesome.
Though KEMS didn’t yet announce their new prices, they told me to wait till the end of this week and Mada said they their prices are the same. Frankly, I’m now satisfied with the new ADSL prices if the capping issue doesn’t arise again. Hopefully we will soon see a drop in prices for the wiresless Internet services (Mada, Wimd, Zain, Viva, Wataniya… etc.)
Last week my ISP kept calling me everyday to try to persuade me to re-new my yearly subscription, they offered me 2 Mbps for 2 years for KD128, this is great but I felt something’s not right. Yesterday I read that ADSL Internet prices in Kuwait will drop by 40% starting next week, this explains everything!
Ministry of Comm. stated that after they conducted a study, they found that Internet prices need to be further reduced, great! I tried to call the local ISPs (KEMS, QualityNet, Fasttelco, GulfNet) to ask about the new prices but they all said that I have to wait till Sunday, but the 1Mbps will be around KD50 per year. So my advice for you is to wait before you decide to renew your subscription.
I will update you with the new prices, stay tuned.
Every time I hear the airplane captain says “Please be aware that Kuwait International Airport is a non-smoking airport” right before landing I say to myself “Is it?”. I read this on Arab Times:
A US citizen resident in Kuwait has refused to sign a contract because one of the articles of the contract reads, ‘following a dispute between the contracting parties, the issue will be referred to competent courts in Kuwait’.
When asked why he refused to sign the contract, he quipped, “Honestly speaking I cannot imagine that the law is applied strictly in the country of officials who smoke cigarettes inside the Kuwait International Airport in violation of the law.”
This has triggered a group of Kuwaiti lawyers to stern warning against Kuwait airport for violating non-smoking law, and in case smoking is not totally banned in 5 days they will file a lawsuit. Though what bothers me most is that among violators are airport employees and security (see above).
As I predicted in my post dated September 02, 2011, I just received marvelous news that mobile numbers transfer between the three operators in Kuwait (Zain, VIVA, Wataniya) will very soon be possible, I was waiting for this since ever! The charge for number tranfser is KD5 and the whole process takes no more than 24 hours.
I will get you the full details like how, where, and when customers can transfer their phone numbers.
Note: Below is a poll we are conducting to see which of the three operators (Zain, Viva, Wataniya) is the one that most people would like to transfer their current numbers to.
Update: I read on the paper thatnumbers transfer will begin by end of April 2013.
I received a video for a massive fire that seemingly started today afternoon at Lulu Hypermarket in Aswaq Al Qurain, I heard they needed 4 fire brigades to put out the fire in two hours and I’m not yet sure about the causes, I just hope everyone is safe. I like Lulul Hypermarket I wish there were no major damages.
Lesson learned here is that Kuwait should now focus more on safety, all big buildings and malls shall be inspected for safety and fire system.
Do you still watch Kuwait TV? I stopped watching Kuwait TV channels for long time now (except in Ramadan) but this may bring up some life back to our national TV; I read on KUNA that KTV will broadcast in full HD starting end of this week, this is kinda great to know but why did it take them so long? I recall posting about the same back in 2011 but nothing was done. If you ask me I think KTV needs more than just High Definition, we need new studios, new programs, professional team.
I just found that there’s a twitter account (not sure if created by Traffic Department) that tweets full name, vehicle type, and plate number for drivers who break red traffic signals in Kuwait streets so they get totally exposed. In addition to personal information it also specifies the exact location, time, and date of the violation. Many are complaining that this is totally inappropriate.
Update: I just received information that Ministry of Interior has denied any correlation with this account, but again how they are able to obtain such specific data?
A blog reader emailed me this video for a brand new KD36,000 Nissan GT-R crushed on Gulf Road, what suprises me is that this supercar was designed with the highest safety standards in the world and has the advanced electronic stability control (ESC) but yet it got tipped over, hopefully the driver is safe and got full insurance.
A reader has emailed me photo for what it seems like a massive fire near Sharq Market and Seif Palace on Gulf Road at 12:45 pm, I received more news that the fire is in the fishermen boats marina. The fire caused traffic jam on Gulf Road and a big cloud of smoke that can be seen from kilo meters away, I hope everyone is safe and I’ll get you more updates soon.
What’s up with Aventadors? After the orange Lamborghini Aventador that got towed in St Tropez, London police has impounded two Lamborghini Aventadors with Kuwaiti and Qatari plates, they say the Kuwaiti driver ‘apparently’ didn’t have any insurance for the U.K and therefore his car got seized, I wonder how much will be the fine?
Though unlike St Tropez, there were no crowd cheering this time.
I saw on the news that Kuwaiti jet-skier Abdullah Al Fadhel has become the world champion after winning three consecutive trophies and golden medals in Arizona and West Virginia of the the IJSBA (International Jet Sports Boating Association, *sighs* that was long) championship in the U.S.
This is such a great achievement and makes us all proud, Kuwaitis definitely are great jek-skiers, you can see that when you visit any of the waterfronts. To see the racing visit Abdullah Al Fadhel Racing Ream channel here