QTel Mobile Broadband - Has anyone used it??
By tom.c.smith • 7 years 4 months ago.

Hi,

I'm new in Qatar and am looking to setup an internet connection for my apartment.

The fixed line ADSL connection seems quite expensive, so I have been looking at 3G type mobile broadband with USB dongle modem. The Qtel prices for this mobile broadband are similar to setup with ADSL connection and modem.

I have used this type of 3G connection in the UK, and the speed can be quite slow and the coverage is not great.

I am wondering if anyone has used Qtel's mobile broadband service and can give me any comments on the coverage and speed in Doha, especially in the Al Saad area.

Thanks,
Tom

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By stealth• 7 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
stealth

the fixed line ADSL is cheap compared to mobile brodband

By DaRuDe• 7 years 4 months ago.
DaRuDe

lets just know how he finds it cheaper than ADSL connection.

Let him try the broadband will see him later how he likes it.

By stealth• 7 years 4 months ago.
stealth

maybe he will be using only a minute daily :)

By shazbat• 7 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
shazbat

I have both Qtel ADSL (lowest speed at QAR 200 pm) and mobile internet dongle (QAR 100 pm). I dont see any difference in the speed.

Its' cheaper to buy the dongle in the UK and modify it for use in Qatar.

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By ste• 7 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
ste

I have it (5GB download @QR 300 per month) and it generally works very well.

"only mad dogs and englishmen go out in the midday sun"

By anonymous• 7 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Is the dongle USB powered?

How is it billed - Pre-paid or Post Paid?

How much does the dongle cost?

By shazbat• 7 years 4 months ago.
shazbat

Is the dongle USB powered? YES

How is it billed - Pre-paid or Post Paid? POST PAID

How much does the dongle cost? QAR 800 HERE OR £50 UK

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By adeel_9298• 7 years 3 months ago.
adeel_9298

Hi,

Can I use my 3G phone e.g. Nokia N95 as a modem and connect my laptop with it? I know I will need postpaid subscription, but can I save 800 QR by not buying a modem and use my phone instead?

By Rinner• 7 years 2 months ago.
Rinner

Hi, I have an Orange USB modem which I used in the UK - Its an ICON 225 - Does anyone know if this will work with Qtels Sims or do I need to splash out on Qtels own Modem. I know I had to unlock my orange phone for it to work here but wondered if the modem might work?

By shazbat• 7 years 2 months ago.
shazbat

If it dosnt, you can 'unlock' the modem too :)

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By winnican• 7 years 1 month ago.
winnican

Hi ,

were you using voip call with broadband ?

I tried but not good .

thanks

By winnican• 7 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
winnican

Better to try it in qtel shop in landmark or vilagio.\

By winnican• 7 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
winnican

yes I try ,

but will not give you full speed 7.2 may be not more than 3 .

I tried it ,it's good but not with voip call.

By anonymous• 6 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

If you are looking for a reliable and fast broadband internet connection then usually ADSL connection is faster as compared to mobile broadband. For 3G type mobile broadband with USB Broadband dongles modem you'll have to see what speed they are offering.

Nicky

By nicaq25• 6 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
nicaq25

QTel broadband (USB modem) is good if you're in a constant mobile and want to access the internet, and fixed line ADSL I think is much more cheaper.

By kinimoto• 6 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
kinimoto

fixed ADSL line is a better option tom, ive tried it before.. trust me... it's possible that you can have excess payments with mobile broadband, since it's not unlimited unlike with ADSL line.

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By NigelB• 6 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
NigelB

Would it not be of greater benefit to use a mobile broadband that plugs directly into the USB socket as this uses satellite rather than phone cable and so is more reliable and can be used in places that usually suffer with poor or little signal. The family needs a reliable source as the internet is an invaluable tool for education. ADSL is way cheaper, but not as reliable. If you are on the move I would use the mobile broadband.

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