For those who remember dial-up modems and the sound of handshake …
Today the European Parliament voted to end roaming charges by Christmas 2015, as part of a wider vote in support to the Commission’s proposed regulation for a “Connected Continent” (telecoms single market)*.
Today I became a happy owner of PrimeTel PrimeHome installation, also known as Triple Play. Triple Play is this new way of bundling together loads of television channels, ADSL Internet connection, and really cheap telephony. It’s said to cost only 25 CYP month, but I got lucky and received a promotion offer of free installation and 3 month of service free of charge as well.
I didn’t have any time to play with it just yet, but it looks quite good. Here are the things that I’ve noticed during my short experience:
- Television has an electronic TV guide with a time schedule for all programs for all channels. This is very handy.
- Internet connection was way to easy to install. Just plugged the Ethernet cable straight into my laptop and I was done.
- Sound quality in the telephone is a bit less than CYTA’s. There is some minor background noise all the time. But it’s not as bad as it can sound.
- Switching channels on TV is a lot slower than before. This will need some getting used to. But it’s a fair trade for not having to configure any of the channels, crispy clear quality of image and sound, TV guide, and the selection of channels.
I’ll probably post more about it later, when I’d played more with it, but don’t hold your breath on that one.
P.S.: I might be somewhat biased being an employee of PrimeTel Ltd., and having received the package free of charge (installation + 3 month). Take my words with a grain of salt. And pepper.