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Bye VIVA, it’s not been fun

Bye VIVA, it’s not been fun

30 Jul, '127 Comments

After a year of painfully using Viva’s mediocre but much over-hyped internet offering in Bahrain, I’ve terminated both contracts for my home and office. The best speed I could get out of Viva was something like 4mbps and that was flaky. As far as the uploads are concerned, I don’t think I got much more […]

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Practical Marketing Lessons

Practical Marketing Lessons

8 Mar, '125 Comments

Lessons in practical marketing: on the left are warm colours, bright but warn environment, hi end tv running a high end looping advert, ‘welcome’ used at the ticket machine, services clearly shown with simple icons and a nice well maintained plant inside and a quick service machine outside. On the right, dark, dingy and old. […]

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Battle of the Telcos has started!

Battle of the Telcos has started!

2 Mar, '1018 Comments

Here’s the VIVA ad this morning thanking the people of Bahrain for their welcome and for the unmitigated success of their number launch campaign: and a couple of pages later we find Bateclo has taken the top half of the page with this: Which is a deep poke in VIVA’s eye! The background of this […]

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Continued frustration with throttled connections, solved?

Continued frustration with throttled connections, solved?

11 Jul, '0918 Comments

I’ve done everything I could to limit the use of the internet in the house just so that at least we go past two weeks before I get the dreaded “you’re it” message from our beloved Batelco. The record was 12 days. Since they upgraded the package to 4MB, which is just a few weeks […]

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Batelco to introduce new broadband packages

Batelco to introduce new broadband packages

14 Jun, '0944 Comments

from Twitter with no confirmation yet on Batelco’s pages: Via @BoilingIce and @ahmedzainal on Twitter. Batelco’s channel alludes to this too: @batelco: Our existing customers will be automatically migrated to the new broadband packages with higher speeds & more usage, up to 90% lower prices! […] E.g.: customers who are currently subscribed to the 2Mbps/BD60 […]

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