Some of my friends have been getting calls from Zain for 5G offers. The offer is really amazing and I can’t wait to get a call to get that offer. The offer is 17.5 KD for 600 GB + 5G Router. The commitment is for 2 years as usual, and the speeds that my friends are getting are around 280 MB. This offer isn’t available at stores, and Zain has to call to get that offer.
When I heard that 5G can reach crazy speeds like 200 to 800 MB, I decided to go for it as soon as it releases. I assumed I just have to buy the 5G router and I will immediately have it, but that wasn’t the case. I have to pay for a new package, which cost much more than 4G. I understand that telecom companies have to pay a lot for the new infrastructure, so it is their right to charge more for the service. I was sure to go for 5G as soon as it releases, but when I saw the pricing, I decided to wait. 24 hours later, the prices were kind of decreased or the capacity was adjusted to reflect lower prices. I will eventually upgrade even at these prices, but I am observing at this stage, because almost everyone is waiting for lower prices in Kuwait. I see people on social media all the time saying if you don’t subscribe now and get locked for 2 years, they will lower prices. At the Duwaneya, my friends are saying the same thing. Almost everyone is waiting for lower prices, and they are sure that it will eventually happen. I am not sure what changed in Kuwait that people became very price cautious even those who can easily afford it. After seeing the prices just right now, it seems that people are right, because I am seeing lower prices and limited time offers for the time being.