JioFi vs alternatives

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  1. jime1

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    Hi Friends,

    I'm thinking of getting JioFi. Or something very similar(cheap/reasonable). Does anyone have experience in this case ?
    Is there any good competition for JioFi from other carriers like !dea,Vodafone,Airtel,Tata or others ? (Google wont give me much on this one)

    I've been searching JioFi for last 2 days, and discovered that there are multiple versions of it like JioFi 1, JioFi 2 and so on, things got really confusing..
    From my experience, !dea SIM had pretty stable connection and speed, even the worldwide pings were optimal ! (but it WAS costly)
    All I need is just a decent internet connection at the most reasonable price.

    Would getting a cheap WiFi hot spot dongle separately be a better thing to do ?
    with a SIM of my choice separately.

    Thanks.
     
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    If you want that connection for home usage, it is better to get a wired connection which has no FUP limits.
     
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    Thanks for the prompt reply Sir !
    Actually, I have an ftth connection already, which unfortunately I'm unable to afford anymore : (
    Hence, looking for cheaper options, as the cellular stuff is cheaper these days (Thanks to Jio effect !), I'm leaning towards that.
    and as I know by experience !dea to be stable and trustworthy, i'm thinking !dea..
    So Sir, kindly guide me accordingly.

    Thanks in advance : )
     
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    Alright everyone,

    I tested !dea cellular internet yesterday, and to my surprise everything about it has worsened ! : (
    Latency is not as it used to be anymore, now its worse than Jio ! Bandwidth is also low.
    So, now I've decided to go for anyone of the Jiofi devices,
    some YouTube reviews say that the old device (M2/M2s) is better than the latest versions...
    What do you guys think ?
     
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    I am in the same boat as you. I am using BSNL. Don't have other options in my area for Fixed Line. Thought of getting JioFi, Tried Jio using my friends, it had no buffering issues.
     
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    If we use Jio internet as hotspot via a mobile vs Jiofi, then what are the basic differences? For 1 the battery effect.
     
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    Well the reviewers say that a JioFi will have a better connectivity and speeds than the Jio on mobile data (with or without hot spot)
    Other major difference will be that you will have a dedicated hot spot device with JioFi and
    it will have more features and functionality as compared to the mobile hot spot.
     
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    Hey Bro, Jio indeed is reasonable if you have a good signal reception at you place.
    And can you tell me which JioFi version your friend has ?
     
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    Thanks. About the last line, what feature and functionality?
     
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    Well I do not know much as I do not personally own a Hot spot router, but it has a admin console dashboard (just like a wifi router has) and it lets you control the device. You should ask your JioFi owning friend for details ..
     
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