10 September, 2007

Zain Vs. Batelco Poll results


There was a small poll to the right for the past week. Now with Zain in the picture, I wanted to know what you all think; I asked you if you will keep Batelco, keep Zain, or shift providers. Here are the results:

Get a new Zain line and throw away Batelco
2 (18%)

Stay with Batelco
4 (36%)

Throw away Zain and move to Batelco
0 (0%)
Stay with
Zain
5 (45%)

Wow, absolutly no one (0%) wants to leave Zain! (zain la?*) While this poll had only 11 participants, 63% are either keeping thier Zain lines or throwing away batelco for it. the remaining 36% will stay with Batelco
Thank you for everyone who took part. What do you think of this?
* Sorry, couldn't resist the pun!

6 comments:

ammaro.com said...

i got an MTC line when they first came out and dropped it 3 months later... their service was ridiculous at first, but I guess that was because they had just started up then...

anyway, I guess theyre doing a lot better now. Maybe ill check them out again

Eyad the Great said...

I have both, and as we say, 3ambar o5o blal.

the thing that I like the most about MTC is the Help Desk, they are actually their to help than to give you a Hard time like when you call stupid Batelco.

Redbelt said...

Actually Eyad, this is my selling point for anyone who is still using Batelco. Plus I get to trust my phone bills. Something that I cannot say about Batelco IMO.

Anonymous said...

When I came to Bahrain almost 2 years ago, I compared MTC and Batelco, and MTC won with leaps and bounds. I have never had a problem with them, when I roam (UK, Kuwait, UAE), I never had a problem. It always works. My bills are always correct. The help-desk know their stuff. I always recommend people to use MTC. I pay MTC on average BD100 a month, and I am on the phone A LOT.

When I first saw the "teasers" for Zain, I thought a new clothing store is opening in Dana Mall. To my shock and horror, I heard that this is the new MTC identity.

Even though I am sure the actual service of MTC (Zain) won't change, I am now ashamed to be a customer of them. Their shop (off exhibition road) looks like a ice-cream parlor. It has lost the corporate feel to it. When new people arrived at my company, I always recommended them to go and get a MTC number, but now I won't do that anymore. The image Zain is projecting with the new identity is unprofessional, "run-of-the-mill" and just plain disgusting.

I would change my number in a flash if there was a 3rd cellular provider in Bahrain, because Batelco just does not cut it. You hear horror stories of people roaming and arriving in a foreign country and they can't even phone Batelco in Bahrain.

So I am saying NO! NO! NO! to Zain, but there are no other alternatives unfortunately, so I guess I will have to put a paper bag over my head if I have to go and pay my bill so people can't see how ashamed I am walked into that "ice cream parlor".

HR said...

I dont know how correct this poll is ....

To my knowledge, I have seen more people dumping Zain ...

the only reason why people were buying Zain was that it was giving 26 min to India / Pakistan and Bangladesh and most of them were buying for single use. "Use-and-Throw".. So next time you want to buy a SIM card , you dont have to visit the Zain shops, all you have to do is walk around in Manama, you can find many used Zain SIM on the roadside..

Redbelt said...

HR
I don't know where you get your information from, but most people in Bahrain do not get phones to call Bangladesh. They use it to conduct local phone calls. If you have a comment on that please come again.