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Omantel offers ADSL home packages.

MUSCAT -- The home packages of internet hi-speed (ADSL) services, which were recently launched in the Sultanate, are one of the three services provided by Omantel to its subscribers.

The home packages of internet hi-speed (ADSL) services which give subscribers a chance to choose many options, have received a positive response from individuals.

Acents[euro]A"It's a positive step to develop the internet service in the Sultanate," said Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Balushi.

He said that the five packages which are provided by Omantel provide an opportunity for subscribers to choose what is suitable for them according to their needs.

He added that the use of internet is different from one person to the other and depended on the requirements of each individual and nature of work. It is important that everyone has the opportunity to choose appropriate use of the services, he added.

Sultan Al Mamari said that the home package indicates the service will develop in future, specially everyone's usage is different from others, some use it for entertainment, while others depend on it for their work and studies, this means that use of time, speed, surfing and download is different from one person to another and providing options to the users will have a role to encourage the internet users to choose what is suitable.

Acents[euro]A"We hope in the future to review the prices currently applied for the service and should reduce to cope with the capabilities of each individual," he said.

Hussain bin Hassan Al Omari said: Acents[euro]A"We have received the new internet hi-speed (ADSL) strategy service news with happiness, especially as it provides us many options."

He added: Acents[euro]A"We hope Omantel will exert greater efforts to provide internet hi-speed (ADSL) service in all regions and wilayats of the Sultanate."

In wilayat Bahla, the service is only available in two exchanges and we hope to cut the prices to make it affordable for all," he added.

Yasir Al Omari said: Acents[euro]A"We thank Omantel for providing the new strategy which gave the internet users a happy news and for providing them with home package and high speeds, but I think the prices need to be further reviewed by Omantel, as well as providing the service in other regions where it is not available."

It is worth noting that the home segment includes five packages and each of them contains advantages and different speeds.

The first package provides internet surfing with 512 kbps and a number of value added services -- one e-mail free in addition to free security software solution includes anti combat viruses program (and spam), unwanted e-mails and monthly rent of RO12 only, in addition to 1 baisa for each (MB) of downloading.

The second home package is available with 1 megabit free download with 2 gigabit, value added services, 2 free e-mails in addition to free security software solution which includes anti-virus program (and spam) unwanted e-mails and a monthly rent of RO19 only.

The third package is available with at 2 megabit free download with 5 gigabit, value-added services, 3 free e-mails in addition to free security software solution which includes combat viruses program (and spam) unwanted e-mails and monthly rent of RO29 per month.

The fourth package provides 4 megabit, 1 free download with 10 gigabit, value-added service, 5 free e-mails combat viruses program and unwanted e-mails (spam) with monthly rent of RO29 per month.

The fifth package provides 8 megabit, free unlimited download with 10 gigabit, value-added service, 7 free e-mail combat viruses program and unwanted e-mails (spam) with monthly rent of RO99 per month.

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