Review: Viva Prepaid Broadband

It has been around a week since Viva launched their new service, prepaid (mobile) broadband. After seeing the ads in the press and on the streets, I decided to give them a try, after all for BD10 I’ve got nothing to loose. Before getting into the details, let’s compare the offers of prepaid broadband currently available in Bahrain (along with recharge options, screenshots from their respective sites).

Batelco

Starter price: BD6
Credit included: Unknown

Menatelecom

Starter price: BD30 / 33 (depending on which USB device, mykey1, mykey2 respectively)
Credit included: None

Zain

Starter price: BD24
Credit included: Unknown (e-Go device + data line mentioned in starting price, definition of data line?)

Viva

Starter price: BD10
Credit included: BD5

As you can see, Viva seems to be the most affordable at the moment.…

Viva Bahrain Review: SIM Pickup

Today morning I had decided to go and collect my Viva SIM card from the closest outlet to home, Al Jazira supermarket, Zinj. The Viva website mentioned that their branch there is open 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm, perfect.

I left home just under 10 minutes to 9am, its really close, and especially today being a Friday (weekend here), I was practically the only person on the road!…