The following is an analysis of the¬†defunt (Website of the Government of Mauritius back then), by Nadim [Facebook: ] , that I am publishing with his expressed permission. – No political intent behind same ūüôā Have a nice time reading.

Please note that this analysis was carried out in 2013 and was never published. I got my hands on same, some hours ago and asked for permission to publish it.

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Since long, I was looking for some ‘real’ saver-packages provided by mobile phone providers in Mauritius. By real, I ¬†mean those which will make you take make the best out of your mobile but at little cost (call, sms, and data). Especially today, with the advent of Internet connected services and the huuugge library of apps that require Internet connections. Recently, I had a issue whereby somebody with only some minutes of Whatsapp conversation over data connection, had Rs.30+ of mobile credit deducted. I thought to myself, is it that expensive? If yes, then this would slow-down the rise of Internet-Connected services both at developers’ side and users’-side.

Even if I often and always criticize Customer Services, note that the Customer Services responded kindly and explained to me clearly what was eating up the credit and all and did not mind to keep on replying my emails. Thanks buddy

Then, I came across an advert by Orange Mauritius whereby they are offering packages with SMS, data and unlimited Facebook and decided to write this article.

So, in this article; I will be touching the following points;

  1. Are the packages offered by Orange Mauritius ‘real’ (as mentioned above?)
  2. How to make the best out of those existing packages and save money you spend on mobile credit.

So, let’s go !

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5As from the 1st of September 2013, all mauritian mobile phone numbers moved from 7 digits to 8 digits with a ‘5’ at the start of the number. This targets all subscribers of Orange Mauritius, Emtel, MTML/Chilli and all devices that uses the GSM protocol to communicate. Explained as a means to increase the capacity of the number allocation system as “we will soon be lacking numbers”, this decision has had mixed reactions from the population as a whole. For some, nothing great has changed whereas for others, that has had a huge impact on their way of life. In this post i will try to enumerate the problems faced together with solutions and suggestions.

Press ‘5’ to continue…

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For Orange Mauritius Broadband (DSL) Users only 

Several users of the Orange Broadband Internet Service reported that they cannot access Google and Youtube since the morning of Monday the 18th of February. Either a blank page was the only reply or simply a ‘Connection Timeout’ Error. Orange Mauritius, in a post on its Official Facebook Page, said that the ‘problem’ was on Google’s side and that they have opened a ticket about it; meanwhile , the company advised its users to change their DNS Server Addresses to that of Google. Here’s a ‘tiplet’ on how to proceed.

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