Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Increase data quota

With the advent of modern technology, Bhutan now has advanced into a technology world. Mobile phones have become ubiquitous and basic communications tools are now used not only for phone calls, but also for accessing the Internet, sending text messages, and many other things ranging from entertainment to even addressing loneliness.
With the change over time, accessing the internet has become a major requirement for every mobile user. B-mobile has operated various services to the client’s satisfaction. I would particularly like to mention prepaid data package that we can subscribe through eLoad or B-Wallet. We get 475MB of data volume and 30 Free SMSes as a bonus with a validity of one month for Nu 99. 
The data package of 475MB seems to last quite long compared to the talk-time balance while accessing internet services. However, the bonus of 30 free SMSes is clearly viewed as a void by many service users. 
While data package is clearly meant for internet access, many users do messaging in social sites such as WeChat and Facebook for example. Or in other words users don’t even mind paying Nu 0.45 per SMS. 
With the availability of social networking facilities in mobile phones, usage of the SMS system is now in drastic decline. Many data package users have now accumulated thousands of free SMSes.

 I would like to request B-mobile to convert those 30 free SMSes into a data package so that data volume is increased instead of free SMS.


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