After Minister of Telecommunications Nicolas Sehnaoui’s account started following me on Instagram I followed back and got an extremely pleasant surprise: Tests of 4G mobile Internet in Lebanon… This is awesome, but I really, really, really, really, really hope the data cap will be MUCH greater than what we’re used to. After all, what’s the point of lightning speed Internet if you can’t use it?
Looking back to my mobile Internet experience in Lebanon, it wasn’t that shabby compared to T-Mobile here in the US for example. However, the prices are still way too high and the data caps are extremely low. Unlimited data plans is what we want, not necessarily on 4G speeds, 3G will do, just make it unlimited your excellency!
Be the Minister Game
Also, the Ministry has launched a game onlie: BeTheMinister.com where you answer a few questions about the ministry’s progress in the past few years (price reductions, subscriber increases, etc. which are in the reports that are embedded in the game’s home page, so don’t worry if you don’t already know them) and you enter the draw to “become minister for one day” and a chance to win 1 of 200 4G dongles to be the BETA testers of the brand new 4G network in Lebanon. Sweet deal, I already finished it *fingers crossed* it would be cool if I were a minister for a day =D