I saw a notification from B-Mobile about their new mobile Internet packages.
Which package do you recommend?
-- “Surfer”, P/ling
Dear Phuentsholing “Surfer”,
Thanks for your question! With more and more subscribers in Bhutan using data cards to access the Internet, this is an issue that affects many. Starting August 2012, B-Mobile will avail three mobile data packages: “Pay-as-you-go”, “99”, and “999”. Take a look at the comparison table. In addition to the package name and monthly fee, the table shows the monthly data quota, and the charge per extra MB once you exceed the quota.
Excess Data(Nu / MB)
The “99” package is the recommended choice for most users. It includes 333 MB of data, but more importantly, the charge per extra MB is not as exorbitant as the “Pay-as-you-go” package. An extra GB here will cost you around Nu 315.
If you regularly use more than 3262 MB per month - that’s about 3.2 GB - the “999” package becomes cheaper than the “99” one, and will be your best option. B-Mobile used to offer an “Unlimited” package for Nu 999 per month which included unlimited data for a fixed price. This package will no longer be available, and any extra GB beyond the 5555 MB (5.4 GB) will now cost you Nu 210. Note that TashiCell still has an “Unlimited” package for Nu 777 per month. However, the TashiCell network uses the sluggish 2.5G technology, and not the faster 3G technology available on the B-Mobile network in Thimphu, Paro and Phuentsholing.
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