Internet connections, today, are as expensive as they are essential. The Sultanate of Oman is no different when it comes to high prices of the internet. Even though average internet speed of internet connection in Oman is still in its evolving stages and has a long way to go; the internet packages are still a strain on average income.
If you are looking for a new internet package for your family, there are many things to consider. As all your family members are likely to demand internet for their own unique reasons; you need to incorporate that factors when you are choosing a fixed internet plan.
These days, no one uses internet for mere browsing or learning about the world around them. It is the world of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, people are using the internet to educate, learn, entertain and discover new things in new ways, as was never possible before. And in order to fully experience internet and all its glory, you need an internet package with enough broadband limit as to do justice to the requirements of all devices of all your family members. Going for the cheapest package available won’t do you any favors in the longer run. Ask yourself these questions beforehand and then decide on which package you deem more appropriate for your family:
Go to fibernet or cable internet?
Albeit, these aren’t the only two options for internet connection in your home but these two are most viable options for residential internet connection in Oman. You could always use wireless or satellite internet but we know you will agree that those options aren’t without their rather sizeable limitations.
We suggest you pick fibernet connections for internet because:
- It’s true. We sell it.
- It’s also much faster and offers higher quality. A fact, which also just happens to be true.
Do you need fixed data limit or opt for unlimited?
If you are big on gaming, downloading and live streaming then you should opt for unlimited internet packages to avoid problems that come when the data capacity reaches its limits. Unlimited data plans tend to render you free of worrying constantly if you are eating up too much internet to suit your plan.
How much speed do you need?
Now of the all available home internet services, we have reached a conclusion (based on statistics) that for a family of 3-4 people, an internet connection with a speed of 35-50 Mbps should suffice. This range of plans will offer the speed and quality service that you are looking for.
For a family of 5 + members, an internet connection in Oman with 70-100 Mbps will be the right pick. It might be expensive but that it also means that all family members will be able to plug in their devices without worrying.
Do you need Digital TV with your broadband connection?
Are you a live streamer to the core? Do you use services like Netflix regularly? Or any other family member of your does? Currently, 4k video streaming is what consumes the internet most, so to enjoy uninterrupted live streaming, you will need heavier data plans.
What contract duration will you be comfortable with?
Internet connection in Oman usually comes with a 12-month contract. It might sound like a lengthier commitment but in the span of a year, you can actually check your service for all kinds of flaws and then decide to continue or discontinue service.
Will you have to pay for installations and initial setups?
That depends on your provider. Some ISP’s do not charge a thing for initial setup but you would have to return everything if you chose to discontinue their data plans. Internet connection in Oman, especially fibernet connections will need a thorough pre-installation arrangement.
Once you know the questions to these answers you will not be blind-sighted by glamorous sales pitches. You will ask the right question and value each option on potential merits and choose the package that suits your internet habits and is budget friendly.