Come Sign at The Avenues with Zain حملة تواقيع في الأفينيوز مع زين

في إطار حملة زين الحالية ضد كتابة الرسائل أثناء القيادة، تقوم زين بحملة جمع تواقيع ضد هذه الظاهرة السلبية الخطرة. الحدث يقام في نهاية هذا الإسبوع، في الآفنيوز، و يستمر إلى يوم السبت

Zain is having a special event this weekend at the Avenues Mall, to sign a pledge not to text and drive. Check out Drive Zain’s campaign site here.

Bloggers Anti-Internet-Capping Campaign لا للإستخدام المحدود

There is a campaign by bloggers to fight the ISP’s recent internet capping procedures. Here are the details:

قررنا انا و الاخوه والأخوات المدونين الكويتيين القيام بحملة ضد الانترنت المحدود , وبما انه زمن الثورات قررنا القيام بثورة انترنتية ضد الانترنت المحدود تحت حجة “الاستخدام العادل ” فنحن المدونين نرفض رفضا تاما القيام بمثل هذه الممارسات اللتي تسلب من المشترك او المستخدم حرية استخدام للانترنت بالشكل المتعارف عليه في كل دول العالم , نحن ندفع في الكويت اسعار خيالية من اجل توفير خدمة انترنت ذات استخدام عادل بكل ماتحمله الكلمة من معنى , فالأستخدام العادل معناه ان يكون الانترنت غير محدود وغيرد مقيد بحجم ما , ولايجب ان افوت الفرصه للحديث عن ارتفاع اسعار الانترنت في دولة الكويت , فالاسعار هنا فعلا خيالية ومبالغ فيها , والمقابل خدمة محدوده جدا وغير عادلة للاسف نحن في زمن الانترنت وفي عام ٢٠١١ لايكاد يوجد شخص في الكويت الا ويستخدم الانترنت , وقد دخل الانترنت في جميع الاشياء سواء الهواتف النقالة والكمبيوترات وحتى الاتصالات اليومية والمراسلات بين الاشخاص , فمن هنا نعلن نحن المدونين الكويتيين عن رفضنا القطعي والتام لما يسمى بالانترنت المحدود

لذلك …

نطالب كل من يملك القرار بالتدخل بأسرع وقت ممكن لوقف هذي المهزلة ، وبناء على كلام النائب الفاضل أحمد السعدون الذي أقر بأن شركات الإنترنت ( غير مرخصة ) فنطلبه و بقية الشرفاء بالإسراع في وقف هذا العبث

هذا مجرد موضوع للتذكير !! وإن لم تتوقف الشركات عن سياساتها واسعارها المبالغ بها ، فسنقوم بكشف كل الأوراقومن له حق القضاء سينصفه بدون شك

I myself am a Quality-Net & Zain Ego client, for a long number of years. I have to say I’m quite happy with Q-Net, and haven’t noticed any capping on my 4 Mbps DSL connection. On the other hand, I hated Zain’s 27 Mbps Ego service for years in Chale, till I finally cancelled it after 4 unsatisfying years; and that was like just a year ago, before any capping ever took place. Therefore I can’t really or honestly say that I’ve been negatively affected by either company, in terms of capping.

I know bloggers are a community, and it is nice to a part of that when the need rises to be collectively supportive. Then again, blogging is also such an impersonal experience. I saw myself alone when faced with that dreadful DHL thing a few months back. I managed to solve it on my own, and it didn’t really cause a serious problem for me. Therefore; I see blogging as very personal when my readers and commenters are involved, but rath impersonal when fellow bloggers enter the pic.

Having said that, I do have to balance the two, the personal & impersonal together. But my decision will always be to genuinely opt helping out the blogging community.

This post shows my support. I hope it helps everyone out. Good luck fighting the ISPs.

Personal note: Mark, Babbleq8, Bananaq8, Kaifan5, Ims85, 6ofaga, and Saudi newvision: you guys & gals are a huge part of what’s good in the blogging community.

Excellent News From VIVA تفائلوا بالخير ياعملاء فيفا

http://twitter.com/#!/SalmanAlBadran/status/82202249790631937

Everyone around me knows how loyal of a client I am to Zain, for almost 20 years now; but that has never stopped me from criticizing them. Zain, being the 1st ever mobile operator in Kuwait had a million advantages over its competitors, and was able to rule the market in terms of # of clients, geographical reach, coverage… etc.

All of this said, it shouldn’t deter the other Telecom companies from trying to provide better services in Kuwait. For example, I’ve always had problems with VIVA’s coverage in a lot of areas; like chale, wafra, and the airport. No matter how great VIVA is in offers, customer service, and honesty; if their network doesn’t work, not a lot of people are going to stick with them.

That’s why this new tweet by VIVA’s CEO is making me super optimistic. According to Mr. Salman Al-Badran, VIVA’s coverage issues will all be solved before the end of the month. That is like music to my ears.

I know I am from that kind of people who look at change with suspicious eyes, which is the main reason why I’m stuck with super expensive & poor customer service Zain for almost 2 decades. But still, I would love to have a VIVA phone that works anywhere I am in inside of Kuwait; be it chale, Garrouh, Wafra, or anywhere else.

Excellent news VIVA. I’m looking forward to your complete coverage, may you have great luck in this endeavor.

iPhone4 Prices from Zain Kuwait

   

What Are Zain Upto at the 360?

Zain is having something special over at the 360º Mall, called Zain City, from May 22-28. I wonder what it is. The 360º is already crowded enough, without having a huge corporate event there. But them again, it might not be an exhibition. I guess we’ll find out in a few days.

Good Work Zain: Before & After

The "After" Ad in today's paper

The "Before" Ad in yesterday's paper

If you remember yesterday, Zain ran an ad that most of us thought was offensive. It bordered on making fun of physical abuse and beatings. Almost all of the comments I got thought so too.

The ad went a long way, it made it all the way to the GCC, where BanatZayed posted about it. That’s really embarrassing to Kuwait, and Zain should’ve thought of the consequences before running such an negative ad.

Anyways, I guess the people over at Zain were listening to us. Coz they ran the exact same ad in today’s paper, but changed the nasty words into neutral non-offemsive ones. The result was pretty and nice.

I had said “I would love to see Zain drop this ad from its marketing campaigns”. I’m happy to see them try to fix unintentional mistakes.

Great Job Zain.

To view the whole ad, check page #3 of Al-Qabas.

Zain’s Failed Ad

Not OK at all.

I believe companies have a social duty towards elevating public standards and leading people towards the right way to behave, thereby adding class and knowledge to peoples lives.

Using low class, physical violence, or rude social behavior in marketing is a fail in my book.

Any physical abuse, slapping or otherwise, is not funny at all. It unconsciously makes people belittle this agreesion act, and treat it as a normal and natural way of expressing emotion.

I would love to see Zain drop this ad from its marketing campaigns.

To view the whole ad, check page #3 of Al-Qabas

Big draw for Zain’s Ferrari is tonight at 7 in 360 mall

Since we lost the Gulf bank draw a couple of nights ago, my only hope now lies with Zain’s Ferrari draw. Besmellah w inshalla a77ad mennah eyfooz.

Picture taken from Bananaq8’s blog.