Telecom Minister Boutros Harb announced today the new rates in regards to the DSL and 3G in Lebanon. Unlike what was previously announced, the rates will be effective starting July 1st and not June 1st. Here are the changes introduced:
– There will be an unlimited internet service offered for the 2Mbps DSL speeds.
– Postpaid customers will get 60 min for free for the $15 charge they were paying monthly.
– Getting a fixed line will cost now 12,000LL instead of 50,000LL.
– For Prepaid lines, one minute will cost now 25 cents (instead of 36 cents), and an SMS 5 cents (instead of 9 cents).
The new DSL rates are practically the same as the ones I posted a week ago. You can check them out [Here] and I posted below the summary I wrote previously:
The DSL 1Mbps (4G and 10G), and the 2Mpbs (20GB) plans will be cancelled and replaced with the 2Mpbs (40GB) and priced at 24,000LL per month which was the lowest rate available. A new 2Mbps service (Unlimited) plan will be introduced and priced at 75,000LL monthly. Moreover the 4Mbps (25GB) will be upgraded to 50GB and its price slashed by more than 50% (From 115,000 LL to 50,000 LL per month). The 6 & 8Mbps plans will also get double the quotas at half the original pricing. Moving on to the HDSL, and I really hope this is true, we will get 80GB instead of 40GB at almost half the price (125,000 LL instead of 225,000 LL).
Moving on to the 3G/4G plans, and this is awesome news, 10$ will now get you 500MB instead of 150, 19$ will get you 1.5GB instead of 750 Mb and 29$ will get you 5GB instead of the current 1.5GB plan.
PS: Screenshots taken from WalidKaram.
There’s no unlimited internet, it’s slowed down after you consume a certain amount until you get so sick of it and use 3g instead
That’s not just in Lebanon but it still counts as unlimited 🙂
Technically, the unlimited package is shared between a specific numbers of users, and by certain user abuse, the connection severely drops down. It’ll be interesting though if bandwidth can be managed for unlimited users to benefit from a stable and fast connection.
in the first picture, why are all the old prices so wrong.. for example 4mb wasnt 265,000, it was 127,000…
also same mistake for the rest of the packages !!
rabjam, I think the old rates are correct, they’re just scaled to equate to the package. For example, a 4Mbps connection having consumed 50GB would cost that much at the current rates. They’re taking into consideration that you over consumed from the current quota and reached the 50GB. Correct if I’m wrong, as I don’t have the old rates/packages at hand, but I believe that’s how they’re basing their comparison.
You should take into consideration the Gigabytes you are getting.
I think that with 4 mb you used to get 25 GB
it says old price, but calculate that with 2mb speed you have 20 gb quota, then 30 gb to reach 50gb new quota. the old price includes over consumption.
So the HDSL will still 2mb???
It is 115,000LL for 4Mb with only 25GB.
The plan in the picture is for 4Mb speed and 50GB cap.
Currently, it will indeed cost you 265,000LL because 115,000LL for the basic cap + additional 25GB at 6,000 per GB (150,000).
Same applies for the rest of the packages. So prices are accurate.
1- Will the free hours from midnight to 7am remain the same?
2- What are the upload speeds for each package?
3- I assume the overages will be calculated in the same manner now employed, right?
And … Thanks for sharing, because sharing is caring.
For your first question, yes unlimited from 12 to 7am will still be there, someone asked Walid Karam and he replied yes.
For the 2nd, well normally for our case the upload speed is 1/4 the download speed, so I’m assuming for 2mbit/s it will be 512kbit/s, 4mbit/s 1mbit/s and so on….
many companies say midnight but it actually starts at 11pm..
Perhaps so, but the 12-7am is definitely true for Ogero(I’m a user)
will this apply to sodetel also , or we’ll have to switch back to Ogero ?
The minister’s adviser tweeted that new E1 lines at the new price would immediately get released to ISPs when the new DSL rates come into effect(July 1st), so for sure private ISPs will upgrade their connections accordingly to more or less match the new plans.
So current Ogero users who are using one of the cancelled plans ( 1 Mbps – 4 and 10 GB, and 2 Mbps) will automatically be subscribed to 2 Mbps for 24,000 LL ?
This is all great but it does not matter if you live in Sahel Alma fpr example which is really not that far from centrale Jounieh, but the maximum dsl line is 512kbit. At the centrale they laugh and say dont bother waiting for the physical cable upgrades it might take years…
So thanks but no thanks.
what about 3G from ISP , no new price ….