Since a few days, Mauritius has been added to the list of countries whereby Orange provides the service, Deezer, for a monthly subscription fee of Rs150. Available for both MyT and ADSL users, the service allows you to listen to millions of soundtracks (including some local Mauritian artists) and have access to some radios.
With Orange, Deezer provides nearly instanteneous playback and without any need for buffering (unlike youtube for instance) since the files are stored onto a local Orange server (from what I have been told). Ironically, the buffering we experience in Mauritius is directly related to the unstable and low speed connection provided by Orange. btw, the speakers are not provided with the Deezer service and you still need a computer connected to the Livebox/Adsl modem. In fact, Deezer itself provides different types of accounts providing additional features as from $2.49 to $4.99 monthly.
However, if you are like me, still surfing on the 512Kbps MyT package, you will be forced to upgrade to the 1Mbps package (and the associated monthly subscription fee ) and consequently move to the new Livebox 2 because of the incompatibility of Livebox (first version).
We are living in a world in which every cent counts and instead of providing an irreprochable service, they are still finding ways to milk the customers.I don’t know about you but I would say
Long Live Youtube!
Thank to Vishal M. for suggesting this topic.