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Old 29th December 2010, 00:50   #451
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Just saw the ad today. I think ill get it by next week. 21mbps seems really, really good. Will keep you updated.
21mbps should be the max speed of the equipment. The real speed should depend upon the network. I guess its 7mbps. Not sure.
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21mbps should be the max speed of the equipment. The real speed should depend upon the network. I guess its 7mbps. Not sure.
Well they offer 3 different types of plans, for 3.2, 7.2 and 21mbps. I guess if they are charging for 21 then it will certainly be faster than 7. Anyway will try and get a trial from Docomo and update here on the speed.
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Old 29th December 2010, 01:23   #453
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I guess if they are charging for 21 then it will certainly be faster than 7. Anyway will try and get a trial from Docomo and update here on the speed.
Do not fall for their adverts blindly. Even Docomo has TATA written before it.
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Do not fall for their adverts blindly. Even Docomo has TATA written before it.
Well im using Photon + and im getting a download speed of 230+ kbps usually. Thats pretty quick. And my dad is in the Tata's, if we dont like it well return it.

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Old 29th December 2010, 02:06   #455
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Hello, my just found, newest, bestest friend can you get your Daddy to get some one to get my photon+ connection mended
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Anyway will try and get a trial from Docomo and update here on the speed.
Yes, do keep us updated.

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Even Docomo has TATA written before it.
I'm sure you're having a lot more TATA's in your daily life. Starting from the morning tea.
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bought a photon plus from my colleague. it worked decently at my office premise (E-city BLR) but now when i try at home its pathetic.

look at the speed they offer :( very bad. i feel as if i am in stone age. the dial up used to be faster than this

Download Speed: 81 kbps (10.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
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Whats the cheapest deal one can get? I am planning to provide a connection at my inlaws and the monthly downloads wont exceed 500MB. I am looking for speed of 1mbps
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I'm sure you're having a lot more TATA's in your daily life. Starting from the morning tea.
Well I am not a tea person but I do have TataSky

It seems someone reported my above post to the powers that be in TataTele and things started to move. I had a flurry of calls and lo and behold one fine day a guy landed up with a replacement USB stick. Well the new one came with a microscopic crack but it also brought with it much much better speed and stable connection. I am now and waiting for them to come forth and keep their promise of adjusting my bills for all those months when I was paying for Photon+ but the connection was permanently stuck on Whiz.

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If this is in Bombay, look no further than You telecom. I have found their connection to be the fastest, most stable and very competitively priced. The only other company that does better is our very own MTNL.

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Check what signals you are getting Whiz or Sky.

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Hi Khoj,

I had checked signal type. some times its photon+ some times whiz. today i am at my native (mangalore) here its working very well. at my office it works very well but my home which is 3 kms from office, its pretty slow :(
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@recshenoy,

If you have a photon + connection that is the service you should get and not Photon+ / Whiz.

In your dialer window see bottom right hand, there is a logo of a gear wheel and it reads 'settings'. Click on that and in the sub menu click on network. You will get a window which gives the options of Photon+ only, Hybrid (+ and Whiz) and Whiz only. Select Photon + Only and click Apply, click OK and exit the settings.

This will ensure that your device will catch only photon + signals. If you have problems connecting etc in this mode, then it is definitely time for you to get your USB stick replaced by the company.
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Thanks Khoj, Yes had done that last week. Once i did that my photon plus signal went to ZERO and only when i changed back to HYBRID, some times whiz some times Photon came up.

Today morning after returning from native, tried using the device. it worked decently on photon plus signal. let metry again in the evening before calling customer care
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Guys - I'm in the market for a USB mobile internet / data card.

However, I need some plan with unlimited downloads and with no FUP. I'm fine with 512 kbps speed. This data card will be for home/personal usage (i.e. music+movie downloads via torrents).

I was previously using MTNL Triband (over WiFi) and was paying Rs 999 for a 1 MBPS Unlimited (without FUP).

So the data card needs to be as close a replacement as possible.
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Thanks Khoj, Yes had done that last week. Once i did that my photon plus signal went to ZERO and only when i changed back to HYBRID, some times whiz some times Photon came up.

Today morning after returning from native, tried using the device. it worked decently on photon plus signal. let metry again in the evening before calling customer care
Exactly what was happening with my stick. You too need your USB stick to be changed. Tell them you are a regular paying connection and got the connection coz of the TATA name and blah blah In my case it worked, actually that isthe truth too. Between the Reliance and TATA brands it was easy to make the choice.

Now as I said before the connection is a snap and speeds very good. Claims 3.1 Mbps every time I connect but the speed check test does not run any more.
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Hi,

Anybody using Idea Data Card in Tamil Nadu (more specific in Chennai / Coimbatore)
What is the speed you are getting?
I am getting around 30~40kbps download speed.
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