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krishnandu.sarkar

Simply a DIGITian
Staff member
Re: USB DataCard advice!

Anyway, leave Photon, go with UMG1831, as you are looking for universal thing, and it'll be future proof. And as you have said above, you have so many SIM cards, so you can use whichever gives you good speed.
 
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MatchBoxx

MatchBoxx

the m0nk who sold his PC!
Re: USB DataCard advice!

i get good speed from Airtel, DoCoMo and Vodafone at my place........please provide me a link for that device
 
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MatchBoxx

MatchBoxx

the m0nk who sold his PC!
Re: USB DataCard advice!

I am using BSNL EVDO for the past 3 years, speeds vary wildly, but at least it works compared to Reliance, Tata, Airtel etc. And its unlimited. I have downloaded almost 2TB since start with this so that would probably give you some insight. These days I generally get a connection speed around 1 Mbps, so no complaints.

u live in Kolkata???????
 
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MatchBoxx

MatchBoxx

the m0nk who sold his PC!
Re: USB DataCard advice!

Anyway, leave Photon, go with UMG1831, as you are looking for universal thing, and it'll be future proof. And as you have said above, you have so many SIM cards, so you can use whichever gives you good speed.

will i get TATA PHOTON+ like speed, if i use GSM sim cards with UMG1831 ????
 

Ishu Gupta

Manchester United
Re: USB DataCard advice!

anyone ever tried bsnl evdo? I'd love a review about it.
i am using bsnl evdo for the past 3 years, speeds vary wildly, but at least it works compared to reliance, tata, airtel etc. And its unlimited. I have downloaded almost 2tb since start with this so that would probably give you some insight. These days i generally get a connection speed around 1 mbps, so no complaints.

:) .
 

sygeek

Technomancer
Re: USB DataCard advice!

Oh..That's great. The problem is I don't really know anyone using BSNL EVDO here, and thus the hesitation. Their service varies widely from place to place. Some people get humongous speeds while some are stuck at GPRS-like speed.
 

Skud

Super Moderator
Staff member
Re: USB DataCard advice!

That's the problem with EVDO. BSNL people say having a mobile tower nearby helps in getting good speeds. In Kolkata at my home, my EVDO simply couldn't connect to any tower and I also get very poor speeds in Micromax 2G modem with BSNL SIM. However, it works like a charm at my native place in Tamluk. So before getting EVDO you really need to know whether at your locality it works or not.

Otherwise it is really really good.
 
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MatchBoxx

MatchBoxx

the m0nk who sold his PC!
Re: USB DataCard advice!

That's the problem with EVDO. BSNL people say having a mobile tower nearby helps in getting good speeds. In Kolkata at my home, my EVDO simply couldn't connect to any tower and I also get very poor speeds in Micromax 2G modem with BSNL SIM. However, it works like a charm at my native place in Tamluk. So before getting EVDO you really need to know whether at your locality it works or not.

Otherwise it is really really good.

i'm still reluctant to buy that UMG1831 from ebay as krishnendu bro suggested. Can u please tell me, how good is that micromax USB modem that u r using?
 

Skud

Super Moderator
Staff member
Re: USB DataCard advice!

Speed as per 2G standard is OK for browsing, not so OK for downloading, and you can forget about torrents. BTW, what's your requirements?
 
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MatchBoxx

MatchBoxx

the m0nk who sold his PC!
Re: USB DataCard advice!


thanks! But, why does they all have that T-mobile branding?

Speed as per 2G standard is OK for browsing, not so OK for downloading, and you can forget about torrents. BTW, what's your requirements?

i have a humble requirement of good browsing speed and interoperability! :p
 
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