DO NOT CONFUSE - Bandwidth is limited

DO NOT CONFUSE - Bandwidth is limited

It sounds very great when hearing that we have unlimited internet connection usage for 5 USD per month in Cambodia.

I open a topic in barcamphnompenh google group to find out who has used and how he/she felt and mostly they felt bad to fall in such a fake promotion.


In fact, it has no unlimited as they said but they gave following options:

  1. For 0.5$/day, bandwidth allow only 50Mb only
  2. For 2$/week, bandwidth allow only 300Mb only
  3. For 5$/month, bandwidth allow only 1Gb only

This information we got only when we call to cellcard center (812) if you check in their website: (CLICK on Price) no mention about the bandwidth.

Another thing to be careful:

They will charge you after you already use the limited bandwidth (ex: 1gb) by 400KB/cent (See in their terms and conditions):

Users will be charged pay-per-use rates (400KB/cent) upon expiration of their package, or upon reaching the fair usage limit associated with each package

CellCard doesn’t notify their use before they automatically charge their customer, they should cut or notify user while they subscribed so that many people have lost their money from phone after just try to use their service for a day to try. (See an example user who used to this promotion “in Khmer”)

In Cambodia, many people always fall into such promotion by many phone service providers. Every day, they always promote their phone service usage by many ways. Who always falls into this? Mostly students, young people who always think they are cheap so keep calling unnecessary things.

The first quarter of 2010 that the number of mobile phone subscribers increased to 7.1 million users. (from blog)

Maybe phone service providers forgot one warning of the Ministry of Information said lately in 2009: About phone service advertising

So please be careful before you make decision on the promotion.

  • Pongsametrey SOK
  • mkr

    Yes, it’s kinda fake promotion. However, during the used to reach the about MB (50MB) then the message service center will send to our mobile phone to remind that they will fair charged according the usage.
    It’s usual, promotion always good product but real product not mean anything.

    So decide yourself to use or not?

  • Pongsametrey SOK

    Yes, I think so. I decided not to use but may sometimes subscribe in case we get out of the town.
    In fact, for speed, mobitel gives a good one compare to others; Just we have to take into account in case we use it when our bandwidth reached.

  • James

    Yes,it is simply an advertising con-job. My 1 month ‘unlimited’ got used up in half that period. It is simply a lie to say it is unlimited. More shocking is that they are allowed by the authorities to send out such an advert on this promotion with such impunity…
    Well, I guess impunity is something we are anyway used to here…

  • mickel

    cellcard sucks! liars! users! taking advantage to their precious customers!

  • mickel

    the gov’t as well as the authorities are damn liars and users too….just money for the mouth and they allowed…who lives in money will die because of money…idiot people ruling the country! corrupt!

  • Chenda Phal

    So,…announce that to all the students, internet users, and all of us should be careful and make it sure to consider before we decide to choose the one best. As well, I would like to say many thanks for your information. Last month, when I saw the promotion for internet access for Unlimited Plan with Cellcard, I was really interested and connected with it to my laptop computer. Actually, I could check and surfed the internet only for a few minutes. Then I called to their call center asking them about the internet access via my phone and connect it to my computer. But a few minutes later, they locked my account; so then, I could not use the internet anymore…Some famous companies which providing telecom services can be the best deceiver or cheater their clients because they need to maximize their profits in the strong competitive environment.

    Thus, before we make a decide please keep to make sure with them by asking information…more info can be make us clear.

  • Pongsametrey SOK

    Oh, that’s bad but good to let’s other know such cheating to be careful before hand.

  • Thanks for great information !

  • Jloc

    I’m from America and use a jailbroken unlocked iPhone on os 4.01. Unlimited in America itself only means 2 gb per month. If u wanna tether to compy they charge u extra 30 bucks per month so it’s not just Cambodia. USA too. They don’t want you destroying their network using too much. My first night w Internet here i used up my entire gigabyte on inet 3 using mywi dled from cydia. It’s not unfair but if u let them know of course they’re gonna cut you off. For my iphone4 I just txt msg inet3 to 6767 and let them
    Eat another five bucks to get another gig. But I gotta take out the sim and put it back in for it to work again. Once my gig is up they just cut me
    Off altogether. So be wary of your usage and know that five bucks only gets you a gig. If u wamna use a Lot go find a cafe w free wifi better.

  • Oh, see. Thanks for your advise. It may be in Cambodia, we just experience such kind of promotion. But it’s good after this experience people trying to know well before any try on the promotion.

  • Didn’t realize the admin would reply to such an old post but yeah. I’ve been here about three weeks and wasted about twenty bucks already. The second time I inet3 though they gave me two gigs before they cut me off. Haha. I dunno what to say. Ive mainly been trying to find out info on why my sim doesn’t always load properly and why my Internet goes out sometimes unless i remove my sim and put it back in and restart a couple times. Personally I think it’s cuz the jerk that cut my sim for me did it wrong and shaved too much off the top allowing a bit of the contacts from the sim to touch the sim tray. Anyways it’s quite an offense really to the others if you are a bandwidth hog as los Angeles, new York, etc have huge problems w slow networks in America. And I’m assuming there’s a lot less towers here to begin with. I mostly use up a lot of bandwidth at night time when it’s not as congested. Though it’s really getting expensive. It kinda sucks being here without proper unlimited Internet that’s fast as well. Oh well. I’ll be home may 5th so just a little bit more left to go. Cheers from ta khmau.

  • roland

    if i surf net facebook or watching youtube it is consider that my 1G bandwitch is decresing??? if my bandwitch decreasing, its better to use another network ..

  • Kisl

    Y e s ! u are right Cellcard company said unlimited but it limit zzz f*ck this promotion of cellcard