A couple of days ago, I received an SMS on my phone from Menatelecom announcing their new menaHome (the residential tier of services) packages. According to the message, packages above 2Mbps are now unlimited (BD13 and above packages). I decided to take a look at their website (revamped lately). First thing I noticed is that they have definitely added more information (international rates, local rates, throttle speed etc…).
Now the bad thing is that it seems like they are offering more speed but the same data transfer for several packages (2 to 6Mbps). I wondered, why is there still a data transfer cap? The little star next to "Throttle Speed" mentions "Speed after download limit is reached". I thought it was unlimited. Heading to their Facebook page, they also mention unlimited:
The first reply was from someone also not understanding what they meant by unlimited when most packages still had a cap value on them. Menatelecom's Facebook representative then replies that it is "unlimited" browsing but basically everything else gets throttled:
I think Menatelecom did a bad move here, same cap more speed isn't the trend these days. Most people can stream stuff easily on 2Mbps and above connection, but that easily eats through your cap. I was hoping Menatelecom would be able to compete head-to-head with Viva's latest offering of doubling the caps. Let's see how things go when Greenisis is officially launched towards the end of the month.