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How much do you pay for your internet? They rip us off in Egypt.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by youssef93, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. youssef93

    youssef93 Senior Member

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    Internet here is a reason good enough to get your immigration papers together. :D

    Packages start from 512 kbps to 8 Mbps for the home user. Up to 48 Mbps for "businesses". I was over at Comcast's website a bit ago and my jaw dropped. Thought internet in the US was "expensive". Turns out it's nothing compared to us. We only have two "major" companies providing the service nationwide, with others mostly being shittier than shitty.

    Take a look at the prices:

    http://www.linkdsl.com/LinkDSL_Code/Pages/DslAvailabilty/ServiceSubscription.aspx?lang=en-us

    http://www.tedata.net/eg/en/Home-ADSL/Home-ADSL-Prices-List

    Note: 1 USD = approximately 6.96 EGP.

    To give you just a taste, the 2 Mbps down/ 512 kbps up package WITH A MONTHLY TRAFFIC CAP of 4 GB (like...two HD movies and you're done for the month) costs 70 EGP, or $7 approximately.

    For about $20 you get 4 Mbps down / 1024 Mbps up WITH A MONTHLY TRAFFIC CAP of 40 GB.

    Some people are calling for an "internet revolution" here against the ISPs :D

    How much do you pay and what do you get? Are there any "sneaky", "stupid"...etc policies applied by your ISPs to make your lives harder?
     
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    Numbuh362 Elite Member

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    In the US most people pay for more than they use. I'm paying over $50 a month for my internet and I'm only averaging 5mpbs, they claim I get "unlimited" bandwidth but they throttle you after a few hundred gb.
     
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    In Bucharest Romania, I get monthly unlimited internet for almost $5/month. The speed is huge, basically is limited by my ethernet card, downloading almost any torrent with 10 MB/s.

    Biggest ISP in Romania, RDS, asks $15 for internet with torrent speeds at 4-7 MB/s + 60-70 cable TVs + free mobile internet via stick
     
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    I am in Kashmir, India and here for 20 GB Monthly data at 2 MBPS Speed.... I pay around $23 Monthly...! And there after it gets Capped and hence slow speed.
     
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    U$ 90 for "100 mbps"

    The reason I put that in quotes is I never actually got anywhere close to a third of that.....
     
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    20$ for 10mbps.
     
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    i give 3$ per month buddy..
     
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    Bartholomew Regular Member

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    ~$15 for 50Mbit/s unlimited here. Optical internet/phone landline. Total, including phone, is ~$25/month
     
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    Just signed up for unlimited 40mbps for £20 plus line rental so roughly $50 all in. Hasnt arrived yet but you can get decent broadband in the UK for under $10
     
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    Egypt as well as MENA region countries have expensive internet...as well as electricity..as well as water..as well as transportation,... yu get the picture
     
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    I use Wetherspoons internet for free when I am having a pint. Top class service, can't beat it.
     
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    120meg, unlimited, £37.50 per month.
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    no ones ripping off . basic principle of demand and supply come into factor . plus there are several other factors such as cost of laying fiber , renting intercontinental lines , cost of operation etc etc etc .

    Small countries with a higher per capita income and where population in spreadout uniformly have a advantage as ROI is much higher for the capital invested . Where as big countries with a lower per capita income and where internet users are sporadically located(in cities which are generally far from each other) cost of operation is much higher than .

    So , don't download those two movies and rather use the valuable bandwidth to earn money .
     
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    I get it for free as I know the WiFi password of my Resident Company. With download speed of 4Mbps, and no download cap. I usually use 200GB average on month.
     
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    18$ for a speed of 4Mbps in India, but here the speed doesn't remain constant. I never experienced the speed of 4 Mbps yet.
     
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    $16 for this and yeah this is unlimited.

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    Same. Fibre Optic. I use about 1TB a month. Can live without food or heating, but NOT internet!