Viva 21MB vs Zain 21MB vs Viva 7MB vs Fasttelco 2MB

Viva7MB

Viva 7.2MB Connection

All these speeds and insanity just keeps getting confused, nothing is really true until you get it in your location and do some testing. So I had a chance to try out all of the above and I had some surprising results, keeping in mind that Fasttelco is a 2MB Wimax Connection and not a landline connection.

Fasttelco2MB

Fasttelco 2MB Connection

Fasttest Connection:

  • Viva 7.2 MB
  • Fasttelco 2MB
  • Viva 21MB
  • Zain 21MB

Viva21MB

Viva 21MB Connection

Most Constant/Stable Connection:

  • Fasttelco 2MB
  • Viva 7.2MB
  • Viva 21MB
  • Zain 21MB

Zain21MB

Zain 21MB Connection

Those were some surprising results and you can see from download screenshots, and this is in Mishref, it could be different in other areas. Some people told me the best connection is the 21MB Viva connection in the city.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

8 Comments

  1. DOD

    Thanks for the info..its always good to know what the real speeds are when you are deciding which one to get. Maybe somebody will contact you and explain why their service is so slow, no, that would make sense…never mind.

  2. Interesting info, I honestly can agree that the VIVA 7.2Mbps connection is one of the best out there since it really helps with the downloading and all that jazz.

    However I am shocked to see that the 21Mbps connections were in fact slower?!

  3. nameless

    I have the 2 mb connection from fasttelco… its shit service, very slow and too difficult to access gmail. it feels like im using a dialup when navigating with this service. I don’t recommend Fasttelco to anyone.

  4. Fatma

    Ur post is Just on time :D
    ive been dependent on the wifi @ home or the 3G service on my iphone and since the new hot spot update @the iPhone I’ve been thinking of getting an advantage of this but didn’t know what company is offering the best speed and service ! :(
    Just a quick Q, i have 2 iphones so was thinking to have the data line on one and have it as a router, would the viva data line Thing work on my iPhone? Or it has to be on their wifi/wimi (whatever its called) piece? I just wana know if it’s convenient or am I gona be carrying so many stuff to work..
    Thanks :)

  5. @Sauce – Viva & Fasttelco in my opinion, For speed and stability!

    @DOD – Lol! Nobody contacted me as of yet!

    @G-Funk – It seems to be working on a better platform!

    @Jacqui – True, I was willing to try Zain even with their limitations but that speed is just a disaster!

    @nameless – Look to tell you the truth its about your landline and not the ISP even if you contact them and it turns out to be a maqsam issue they can’t do anything about it since its MOC, its the case with Kems, Fast, Qnet or UCC.

    @Fatma – I would get the wireless router as it can get better signal and give you the downloads you need, even if you allow tethering on your iPhone it won’t be at the same speeds as the Viva Router

  6. viper

    Guys what is the best for ps3 ? Fastelco , Qnet or Viva? I tried Viva it gaves just 2 bars of internet on ps3.I need at least 3 bars!!!!!

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