cable TV

By doctvm

whats the Tv connection we get in doha?i mean is it cable tv or dish. and how about internet for home use, is it very costly

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By doctvm• 15 years 5 months ago.
doctvm

gee thanks so i can spend some time in front TV and wont forget malyalam that easly. by the way are u mallu too?i am due 2 join as pediatrican in end of august so will be making the jorney soon. hws the heat now?

By miz4ever• 15 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
miz4ever

For malayalam channels its a one time investment because these channels are free of cost. So you get charged one time for equipment purchase, installation and tuning. then there wont be any problems. you get all the major channels except Surya tv....about 6-7 channels....i guess.

By doctvm• 15 years 5 months ago.
doctvm

thats nice and infirmative mizz i think you have coverd all the indian lanuages i wanted on TV.anyidea what all malayalm channels they are airing?? is dish TV a onetime investment

By miz4ever• 15 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
miz4ever

You get all indian channels including malayalam channels on dish so that would be a better option. If you are looking for Hindi channels also then you can get a Pehla card from official dealers. One of them is Qatar Multi-Tech. When you get here just call up on 4353513 or 4353565 and they will tell you further.....or drop a mail on salesqmt@qatar.net.ae

Have fun...

miz4ever

By mochafrap• 15 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
mochafrap

the local telecom company Qtel offers both cable tv and internet services.

Qtel's cable tv is crap..so don't get that. If you buy a satellite dish you'd find about a handful of free-to-air english channels..but not particularly impressive. Alternatively you may subscribe to either "orbit", "first net", or "showtime" (i prefer the latter). As a general rule that should cost you anything from 120 QR - 300 QR monthly depending on the package you opt for.

About internet..Qtel's internet service isn't half bad..but it is very heavily censored. They offer both dial-up and DSL connections..but most people get DSL. The packages are:

512 KB = 200 QR per month

1 MB = 300 QR per month

2 MB = 400 QR per month

the modem and installation are usually provided for free, but if no promotion is going on at the time they should cost you an extra 350 QR (i think).

hope that helps!

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