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Old 16th March 2011, 08:43   #301
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Is videocalling working for anyone on Vodafone in Mumbai? I keep getting a connection error.
Not working for me too. same connection error.
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Guys on Airtel 3G, beware. They can change your 3G data plan without you even knowing. I had activated Rs.200/250MB plan and later upgraded to Rs.675/1.25GB plan. Two days after the upgrade, I get an alert saying that Rs.200 plan is activated. I had to write a couple of nicely worded stinker mails to the nodal office and then to the appellate office to set things right.

I'm waiting for my present billing cycle to get over, so that i can deactivate 3G and return to the Rs.98/2GB 2G GPRS plan.
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Old 17th March 2011, 09:23   #303
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Has anyone else in Bangalore been suffering like me with this Airtel 3G network? (I am on a Flexi shield RS 675 plan). The connectivity to 3G by itself is so pathetic, whenever i need to access the net in a jiffy it changes over to Edge network. And the coverage across is useless. I have complained numerous times to customer care without any effect.

the only plus point for me is i am on a corporate account and i earlier was on 140 rs/ week (RS 560 PM) and now i shifted to 675 3G. For this difference of 110 Rs i feel "privileged" to get 3G network now and then.
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Old 17th March 2011, 10:32   #304
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redrage, if you want to get a better 3G network, set your network to only UMTS/3G, and NOT Dual. AFAIK, SE phones give you the choice between Dual and GSM, so there's nothing you could do. For Nokia devices, you can choose between Dual, UMTS and GSM. I haven't used Android, Bada, Maemo, so can't comment on those smartphones.

My friend who stays near Christ college is facing the same issue that you've described. He's on a pay as you go plan, on a Nokia N85. I do not face too many problems but late at night, it simply won't connect. Sometimes it gets sorted out in a few minutes, sometimes it takes a couple of hours.

Airtel customer care is practically useless, except to vent all your frustration at some bloke, limited to 5 times a day. A better way out is to call their nodal office or write to them.
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I'm waiting for my present billing cycle to get over, so that i can deactivate 3G and return to the Rs.98/2GB 2G GPRS plan.
The 98/2gb data plan is no longer available on post paid connections. It has become 198/2gb
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@ shivmarwaha

What??? So, the existing users will be migrated to the new rates or it is applicable only to the new signups?
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The 98/2gb data plan is no longer available on post paid connections. It has become 198/2gb
Damn! So i'll have to shell out an extra hundred rupees for the same amount of data transfer! In that case, I think i'll consider MNP
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Default Idea Cellular Launches 3G services

Idea Cellular has launched 3G services in MP, HP, Chattisgarh and Gujarat.

They will roll out in the remainder of the licensed circles by 15/4.

Details of their data packs on their website. First impression is that data charges are a rip off.
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Tried TV on 3G, worked quite well. I am on Vodafone Mumbai. Charges are 7 Rs per day or 150 Rs per month.
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@NetfreakBombay -- what is this service called, and what channels are available?

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Old 29th March 2011, 15:00   #311
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Its just called TV. Provided via an App. To install: send "TV" to 111

You will receive a URL with an application to be installed on phone. At the moment, Nokia / iPhone /Android are supported.

this App is free, it shows list of channels.

Once you select a channel, you have two options:

1. Watch it for a day for 7 Rs
2. Subscribe to TV for 150 Rs a month

Don't have complete list of channel. But usual ones like:

1. Cricket (special channel for world cup and IPL)
2. Bunch of English / Hindi news channels
3. Music
4. Kids
4. Sas bahu types

Are there.
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Well with my various trails with Voda 3g over the last 2 days, speed is good but signal fluctuates. To get constant 3G chose only 3G signal on your phone at the risk of call drops. But then its a free trail service i guess and we cant complain.
There are call drops even when you are using 2g/3g together on androids.

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ritayan,

Do you face the issues I am mentioning below,

1) 3G works only on vodafone live APN - once I switch to vodafonemobileconnect the GPRS sign disappears

2) Are you able to use app like gmail. gtalk, marketplace with 3G ? I can't !

But I am still on the BB399 unlimited plan - could that be an issue ?
1) i think you might have to get the VMC plan activated and not the bb plan.
2) yes apps like gmail, gtalk and marketplace are accessible with 3g. so far haven't faced any problems with it.

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Vodafone lags much behind Airtel in Delhi too, its been a week since Airtel launched 3G here but no word yet from Vodafone regarding a launch. But, looking at Bombay Vodafone experiences, looks like we ain't missing much anyway..
Vodafone 3 has done a soft launch in NCR. its available in select locations.
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Old 29th March 2011, 16:05   #313
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The 98/2gb data plan is no longer available on post paid connections. It has become 198/2gb
Not in Chennai. Received my bill with Rs.98/2GB
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Has anyone faced probs with STD video calling on Vodafone?
Calls dont seem to go thru for me to any number in Mumbai.
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any idea when 3G services will start in Hyderabad? there is only bsnl 3G here and isn't that great. in other states how is the 3G service outside the metros?

and also will the 3G services affect the bb rate plans in anyways? have they in other metros?

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