“ How long does the 100LE card last you?” this question we’ve heard over and over during the last month after the Company's internet failed due to “maintenance issues”. We all immediately switched to mobile hotspots and then it dawned on us, which operator provides the best value?
As usual, we gathered four victims, I mean volunteers each with a different mobile operator. We asked each of them to charge for 100LE and sat quietly and observed what they got.
When we first started the exercise we found it very confusing, the naming of each company in addition to not all having a basic 100LE package got us initially confused, especially since the value was interchangeable between minutes, SMS, and MBS (that's not even taking into account what you're using the megabytes for).
Program 1 (8,000 Megabytes & 400 units)
Program 2 (7,000 Megabytes & 500 units)
Program 3 (3,000 Megabytes & 2,000 units)
All 100 packages are customed to complete a month.
Based on some simple math here’s our conclusion:
Some brief information about the mobile network operators:
Orange: This was the first operator in Egypt when it was launched in 1998 as “Mobinil”, and was changed to Orange in 2016.
Vodafone: It is the second operator to enter the Egyptian market in 1998 and was launched with the brand name “Click”.
Etisalat: Was established in 2007 directly by the Etisalat parent company
WE: Is the mobile arm of the national landline telecom operator and was launched in 2017 and is the only Egyptian owned business.
Compare and Decide? Is a series of articles to help you decide between various service options in the Egyptian market. It is based on real life tests by our team and we can tell you they have a lot of fun doing them.