Thursday, May 11, 2006

Batelco + Morons...

Okay so Batelco has announced new broadband packages, can you call them broadband here in Bahrain? Hardly, but at least it gets by better than dial-up.

The company has imposed threshold on the usage where it used to be unlimited. They have reduced the prices and doubled the speeds. Great! But wait, now instead of the unlimited usage I used to get I get a limit of a certain amount of GBs to download every month. If I exceed my limit, I get hit by a hefty bill where I get charged 10 Fils per extra megabyte, YES MEGAbyte not GIGAbyte.

Now this is utterly and purely wrong, and it's exploitation at its best. However, we have a lot of shitty mentalities to thank. It's the idiots who connect the whole of a village or neighborhood to one or two ADSL lines and share the connection, causing the bandwidth to be exhausted. I know that this is only an excuse Batelco is using to justify the new packages. But it's kind of true. Now I am not defending the new packages, I am appalled by them. But I am sure it wouldn't have happened if all those idiots didn't build webs of network cables on the streets. You can notice it upon entering some areas. Lengths and lengths of cables criss-crossing and connecting different houses and buildings. Now Batelco had clearly announced that it was illegal. Let's put Batelco aside, isn't it against municipality rules? Some people just love to break rules, as if rules were put to be broken.

Now I know they have done this because a lot can't afford the overpriced 40 or 50 BD a month, but come on! You oppose things by breaking rules? Isn't that in itself thievery? So it's not okay that someone steals from you, but it's legit for you to steal from others? Stealing is stealing, whether rich stealing from the poor or vice versa, period. So thank you dipshits for making Batelco impose limitations on me, a FULL paying customer.

This is what happens when idiotic mentalities clash, some idiots in a corporation who ruin the name of the whole company, making the other honest workers there look like public enemy no. 1. And idiots on the street opposing those first idiots by acting like the shitheads that they are. The result? A mushroom cloud of hate and opposition hovering above the rest of us.

And Batelco, you should be ashamed of yourselves for punishing EVERY user for a fuckup of a stinkin' bunch who actually make a profit sharing those ADSL connections, and they end up whining and bitching most of all, naturally. But what sickens me more is those "Network Overlords" who use Batelco's bad image to their own benefit.

All in all, people from both sides deserve it, for being such assholes in the first place, as for me, I will have to limit my online playtime and browsing to be just like those people who count the crumbs of bread they have left until the end of the month.

Oh and there is this site, which objects to the new packages. What I liked about it that this person asks not to blame all the employees for the mistakes of a few, but other sites just curse at Batelco and ALL of its employees, to those I say, fuck you, tools. What if you were working for an evil corporation and you got cursed at? You wouldn't like it at all, would you? But wait, I forgot, it's A-Okay for you to swear at others, but when others do it to you, they're infidels right? What dipshits!

Dammit, it's all because of the extremists, it's their fault, them and their ninja wives. Blame them for everything, don't blame Canada, blame Ninjas and their bushy-bearded towel-headed men.

Screw this shit, I'm gonna go get me a P.O. Box!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're such a maddox wannabe

1:39 PM, May 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is an online petition. Please sign it.

2:23 PM, May 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW .... its seems that Batelco keeps on exploiting its monopoly excessively .... to be honest i still have the dial up i know im outdated but seriously i dont use the net that much plus there are no download limitations.... when are other companies going to enter the market saving us from Batelco ..... although i need to slaute the organizers for their way in coveying the message to Batelco criticizing without taking things more personally :)

3:20 AM, May 13, 2006  
Blogger Evil Pissed-Off Bahraini said...

According to Batelco insiders, they claim that it costs them more to chase after the high users who are using illegal networking in their neighborhood, but when you think of it, if Batelco had a better bandwidth monitoring system, they could simply look at the accounts with high usage and investigate whither they have an illegal network or not, even prosecute them legally, while maintaining the unlimited privilege to all users who are benefiting from the service and have a legal high usage.

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4:35 PM, May 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey why did mahmood al-yousif remove you from his site?

Come to think of it, why have you removed the link to his site? Isn't he like the most popular blogger ever in Bahrain?

4:33 PM, May 16, 2006  
Blogger LiB Team said...

the blogs we link in our site are the ones who have featured us back in return, so when decides to put us back on then we will be more than glad to do the same.

Yes Mahmood is a very famous blogger and his views are really great, with him being objective and trying to highlight that most of Bahrain aren't extremist towel-heads or ninjas, we wish him all the best.

That's why it would be most beneficial if we featured each other and worked together towards improving our image as Bahrainis and "normal" people.

11:43 AM, May 18, 2006  
Blogger God's Loyal Opposition said...

Interesting capitalist move Batelco pulled off there. With the entire world getting cheap communication I have to check batelcoeshop every now and then. No worries We all know who wants the extra money. Anyways Mahmoud is an interesting fellow and it would be great for you to feature for him..Too bad I can't since my material isn't exactly politicaly correct.. Would like to thank you guys for pushing me into blogging as I am approaching my 1000th milestone. Still growing too bad none of the visitors are actually from here.

Cheers mate

6:05 PM, May 20, 2006  
Blogger "BahraiNiyA" said...

FINALLLY SOMEONE I CAN AGREE WITH!! frankly, as a bahraini its unbelievable to see those lines zig zagging every corner you drive into any neighbourhood, as the LIB team stated, stealing is stealing. it would NEVER happen else where, dont know why those young bahraini's just love making that extra 30 dinars profit whilst sharing the same internet line for the "fireej", for god's sake go get a job at jasmi's if u desperately need it. Batelco really did the mistake of not stopping it before hand, but what theyre doing is right, the limited amount of download capacity is unreasonable, but i knew that the average internet user would download 11 gb a month, so 15gb is the monthly limit i guess (sorry im not that pc literate if figures or bytes are wrong)...ive been trying to explain the whole situation to all the lame ppl surrounding me...apparently no one knows the true story, i really appreciate your efforts in sending your message bro, everyword you said was exactly what i had stored in mind.

6:57 AM, May 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow this guys are taking you people to the slaughter house and chopping you gonads off!

5:22 PM, December 15, 2006  

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