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"Internet charges on - april 2008" Saudi Arabia Favorite Tip by MirrorCrax

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Favorite thing: for internet's an idea..

you have the regular 56kbps phone line connection by dialing a number and paying a small amount charged to your phone bill for the amoun of time you use, i think its something like 2SR / hour or something... but its very slow

you have another option of adsl ... which has different costs depending on the speed you desire and the isp you will have your account with...generally speaking you pay for 2 things when getting pay saudi telecom a monthly fee for adsl service 128kb is 90sr/month, 256 is 100sr/month,...etc.
and you purchase a prepaid dsl account from an isp, which varies depending on the isp, prices have dropped significantly lately and keep dropping (they're still higher than many other countries)the latest offer i'm currently using is 450sr for 256kbps duration of 3 months from saudi net, however, saudi net made an offer of doubling the duration so now i get 6 month of 256kbps for 450srso its basically 75sr to sum it up ... if you get a 256 connection this i what you will pay:

1. Telephone line installation fee 300sr (sometimes there's an offer and its for free)
2. dsl service installation fee 300sr (sometimes there's an offer and its for free)
3. dsl modem ...150-800sr

the above is the setup cost regardless of the speed of connection, the folloing is the running cost:

4.saudi telecom fee (monthly)
for 128kbps .......90sr
for 256kbps..........100sr
for 512kbps ......... i'm not sue but i think its 120sr
and so on

5. ISP dsl fee - average fee for most isp's now (usually those prices are provided when you purchase a 3 months prepaid card)
for 128kbps.....40-60 sr
for 256kbps ....70-100 sr
for 512kbps .... not sure but i think 140-170sr

there is also satellite internet but i don't know the prices, all i know is that its way too expensive for me

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  • Written Apr 16, 2008
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