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Old 10th August 2012, 18:29   #631
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How is the Vodafone 3g usb stick with the 599 unlimited plan in Mumbai?? If possible please post your speedtest result.
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Old 29th September 2012, 15:30   #632
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I have a Netconnect+ USB modem bought around 2.5 years back. The modem came with USB cable which I used regularly. Now the cable has gone bad. I bought a regular USB cable from an electronics shop (50-60 Rs). It works fine with my pen drive etc, but doesn't work with the Netconnect Modem - at connection, I get a modem error. I checked with the Reliance store but they no longer sell the cable separately. Nor do they have it included with any of the new modems. I was wondering if anyone knows what the difference between that & one of the regular USB cables?
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I have a Netconnect+ USB modem bought around 2.5 years back. The modem came with USB cable which I used regularly. Now the cable has gone bad. I bought a regular USB cable from an electronics shop (50-60 Rs). It works fine with my pen drive etc, but doesn't work with the Netconnect Modem - at connection, I get a modem error. I checked with the Reliance store but they no longer sell the cable separately. Nor do they have it included with any of the new modems. I was wondering if anyone knows what the difference between that & one of the regular USB cables?
There is no difference. Its just the quality of the local cable that is a problem, as it doesn't transmit enough power to run the modem. Just get a better quality cable and you'll be good for another 3 years (hopefully!!)
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There is no difference. Its just the quality of the local cable that is a problem, as it doesn't transmit enough power to run the modem. Just get a better quality cable and you'll be good for another 3 years (hopefully!!)
Where can I get one? All the local shops have the same identical one.
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Where can I get one? All the local shops have the same identical one.
Try ebay.in, though I really can't guarantee that it will work for your modem, but worth a try

http://www.ebay.in/itm/SONY-OEM-USB-...#ht_1958wt_957

http://www.ebay.in/itm/USB-Extension-Cable-Type-Type-B-3-0-Version-1-8M-High-Qlty-/150910451568?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash=item2322 f6bf70#ht_1995wt_906


http://www.ebay.in/sch/i.html?_trkpa...4&_sop=2&_sc=1
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Where can I get one? All the local shops have the same identical one.
Thanks SLK for link.

The one sold by dvdstoredelhi seller is good, my friend uses it all the time, its good for modem use.
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Anybody facing problems with Reliance Netconnect for the past 2days in Mumbai? Seems there is some major upgradation & to add to to the woes there is some problem with the network in Kandivli(w) & Malad(w)!
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Thanks SLK for link.

The one sold by dvdstoredelhi seller is good, my friend uses it all the time, its good for modem use.
I bought the one sold by dvdstoredelhi - if you see the picture - you will see that one side of the connecter has a case. The actual female connector is inside the case - and is a 1/2 cm in. In case of my Reliance modem, the cheap 40 Rs cable connects it to the computer but gives an error. With the dvdstoredelhi one, it doesn't even light up. I think because of the case, my Reliance modem doesn't even go in completely. Even with my 4GB usb storage, I have to really push it hard in to make it work with this device - the 40 Rs. cable works file with it.

Since it cost me a total of Rs. 90, no point in returning it. I'll try cutting the case up & seeing. This is the first time I am using ebay - what should I do to indicate to the seller that it's not working as intended.

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I used a knife and cut 1 mm off the end of the female's case. And now my USB modem goes in completely & seems to work fine.
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I used a knife and cut 1 mm off the end of the female's case. And now my USB modem goes in completely & seems to work fine.
Can you please post the pic of the cable showing how you shortened it ?

this will help future searchers and will provide them solution.

You can write to dvdstore guys in their ebay page or email them.
Last time i interacted with them, they were very helping types.
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Can you please post the pic of the cable showing how you shortened it ?

this will help future searchers and will provide them solution.

You can write to dvdstore guys in their ebay page or email them.
Last time i interacted with them, they were very helping types.
Since I have already cut it, I can't provide the before picture.

Let me describe it as best as I can.
This is the picture on the ebay site
http://www.ebay.in/itm/SONY-OEM-USB-...-/140857930610

But actual product was a little different - it was like this - http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg

The difference is so tiny that you won't notice it.

Check this picture - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...hmentid=997719

The 1mm I have marked in red is the extra thing - it's slightly longer than that shown in the picture. This prevented my USB from going in completely.

I cut of the red part with a knife & it's all fine now.
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Guys, please do not take the free "Tata Docomo " free modem offer when purchasing "Micromax Funbook". You will be charged for it,from the third month,even if you do not use it ! I had bought a Funbook, and only for one day,i tried using their modem and that was on the first week, and since their speed was not satisfactory, i did not use it at all. now after 4th month, they are calling and telling me that i should pay from the third month. I told them,i did not use it,nor did i purchase it(it was given free). Now they have send me a lawyer notice. Shall i go to consumer court?what else should i do? whom should i complain to?
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Guys, please do not take the free "Tata Docomo " free modem offer when purchasing "Micromax Funbook". You will be charged for it,from the third month,even if you do not use it ! I had bought a Funbook, and only for one day,i tried using their modem and that was on the first week, and since their speed was not satisfactory, i did not use it at all. now after 4th month, they are calling and telling me that i should pay from the third month. I told them,i did not use it,nor did i purchase it(it was given free). Now they have send me a lawyer notice. Shall i go to consumer court?what else should i do? whom should i complain to?
Did you give photo/address proof before getting the modem? Did you ask them to activate it? Did you sign anything? Did you check if it's prepaid or postpaid?
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Did you give photo/address proof before getting the modem? Did you ask them to activate it? Did you sign anything? Did you check if it's prepaid or postpaid?
Yes, I think,i gave my address proof while purchasing the Funbook. I was told it is free for 3 months. I did not call them to activate, It was preactivated,i think.
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Yes, I think,i gave my address proof while purchasing the Funbook. I was told it is free for 3 months. I did not call them to activate, It was preactivated,i think.
Do you have a copy of what you signed - you need to check what terms are there in that.
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