Exclusive: Greenisis Sneak Peek

Just got an email from Greenisis (previous post on them), with a bit of good news for those waiting for their launch!

  • Their first shop will open next week, at the Manama Car Park building.
  • Plans start from BD15.
  • Last but not least: TRULY UNLIMITED (fingers crossed that translates to truly uncapped :-p).

The most important line in the email, and I quote: “We will be offering truly unlimited broadband from BD15 per month!”

I’m just as anxious waiting for the full details!…

Bahrain’s New “Green” ISP

Within the coming months Bahrain will have a new ISP joining the market. The company will be called Greenisis and they already have a website up (a teaser for now). They are joining the green technology marketing trend since they will be using low emission equipment (hopefully no compromise on quality). They are backed by a company known as Kleos that "is a Telecommunications Company specialized in designing, building and operating the world's most advanced wireless mobile broadband access networks" (Kleos home page).…

Review: Viva Bahrain Broadband Service

​Edit​As of August 2012 it seems like Viva are once again throttling the already throttled speed once you go over your limit. You will have a few gigs at 512Kbps before getting dropped down to 128Kbps.

Edit: As of January 2012 it seems like Viva is not throttling the throttled speed mentioned towards the end of the review (the 512Kbps throttle speed going down to 128Kbps after going over a certain amount).…

Hotfile Down :-(

It seems like one of the best file hosts, Hotfile is currently down :-(. I noticed my downloads on jDownloader stop and thought it is probably a bug in jDownloader or my ISP acting up. Apparently they weren’t to blame, Hotfile is really down…

I hope they were not taken down or having financial problems (they are one of the most popular and have one of the cheapest premium accounts).

My guess its probably some DDOS attack, admin error or some of those hamsters powering the servers died.…

Review: Menatelecom WiMax

It has been just over a month that I have been using a new ISP (switched from Batelco to Menatelecom). So far the experience has been great, but of course like anything there are pros and cons. I am subscribed to the 2Mbps, 12GB cap package that costs BD30/month plus BD3 for the WiMax device rental.

The device is simply a single port router (Motorola CPEi 750), similar to cable modems in some countries.…