We always run out of monthly quota for Broadband. Especially when it comes to mobile broadband it has strict FUP policies.
One of the main reasons for running out of quota is because of movies, TV series downloads. Those who download and stream movies online will always suffer this syndrome.
Now most of the major telecom providers has come up with a solution for movie download freaks. Especially if you are someone who put a movie to download over the night and sleep then, this offer from Dialog is for you.
There are 3 packages available right now.
- 100 LKR and unlimited download
- 50 LKR and 3GB download
- 20 LKR and 1GB download
But remember time duration for download would be 00:00 to 06:00 AM.
When you pass morning 6, it’ll start to rip off from your normal package quota. It’s a really awesome offer by Dialog and I love it.
Skype is one of the most commonly used communication software. Skype is used more by business users than non business users where as Yahoo and Gtalk users mostly use it for non business purpose. If you are to talk with someone on Skype then you gotta create a Skype account.
For example, let’s say you want to call someone on Skype but you don’t have a Skype account and you are not interested in creating one too. If above mentioned scenario applicable to you then you can probably use Mobile to Skype calling service from both Dialog Telecom and Etisalat Sri Lanka.
It was first introduced by Etisalat but later Dialog also joined the party. Now you can simply make voice calls to Skype users.
In both networks all you have to do is few steps as given below.
- Type the username and send to the given number (Dialog 678 and Etisalt 4545)
- You’ll receive a number to call the contact
- Make your call from mobile
Filed under: Android, Entertainment, Mobile, Movies, Sri Lanka, Video Post
Watching TV on mobile is fun indeed but it won’t bring the pleasure of watching it on real TV. There are so many apps that can let you stream videos on your mobile. It can be either live or VOD (Video on Demand). YouTube is one good example. We can watch live streams or VOD in YouTube.
Recently Dialog Telecom ventured into TV on Mobile and they named it MYTV. Dialog has access to good number of Television sources compare to other mobile operators in Sri Lanka because of their subsidiary Dialog TV. They’ve got both National and International TVs line up.
If you have the mobile that supports Video Streaming then you can check out this feature. First you need to enable the service by sending an SMS “MYTV” to 678. Then you’ll receive a link to download the app to your mobile or to stream online. It is upto you to download the standalone app. You can check out the available Channels and packages at the page. As you guess, App is rich in feature compare to web interface, though I could spot a couple of bugs in the App (Remember I used to work as Software Tester lol).
I tried both web interface and native app on my Samsung Ace (Running Android 2.3). Both worked perfectly fine. Before watching any channels you have to subscribe to a package or channel. Alternatively you can check out the hands on experience with MYTV in the video given below.
I didn’t go for monthly package instead I choose daily package as I’m not gonna continue to watch Television on my Mobile every day. When there is a need arises, (especially when there is a match or flash news) I can enable day package and pay for the day instead of paying the whole month in vain.
The quality of the video when you stream is poor. It is not very great. I guess it’s due to the fact that Dialog compresses the video as it should be transmitted via the data network (either 3G or 2D). Even with 3G the quality of the video is very poor.
Another thing you have to remember when you activate this service is, you’ll be charged for the data you consume while streaming the videos. Oops yeah? well, you can get rid of the data charges by paying 300 LKR per month, but I’m not stupid to do that. I already have a data package enabled with my connection so I can stream as long as I don’t breach the free bundle data.
Recently bought LG OPTIMUS GT540 and I manged to figure out the settings for MMS today. It’ll b aplicable for most of the Android mobiles.
- Wireless Controls
- Mobile Network Settings
- Access Point Names
Now Create a APN for your data connection.
- New APN
- Name: Dialog
- APN: dialogbb (if you are using data package on mobile)
Now Create another APN for MMS (updated)
- New APN
- Name : mms
- APN: dialogbb
- Proxy: 192.168.122.2
- Port 8080
- MCC : 413
- MNC : 12
- APN type: mms
Now try send a MMS to your phone.. It should work like magic. If it doesn’t work for you lets discuss. If you are on Mobitel, please check this post on how to enable MMS for Android.
Last December I moved from Dialog to Mobitel and bought Mobile Broadband connection. I didn’t realise that I’m making a grave mistake till I brought the modem home. From the day I bought the connection, it sucks.
It’s been almost 8 months ever since I bought the connection and I have a damn one year commitment with Mobitel. They really don’t give a damn about their customers.
I’ve been calling their customer care ever since and the guy answering the call always try to be a smart ass by saying “Sir, You need re-plug the modem” or “NO NO NO Sir! You should not start the mobile partner application manually, let’s restart your machine”. God what nonsense is this?? I’ve studied an IT degree and these people are trying to teach me how to plug the modem when they don’t have a good answer.
Lastly, I launched a complain and there were no response about it. As I remember when u lodges a complaint you’ll be given a tracking number but for Mobitel they don’t have such system because they can’t cheat their customers if they have system.
And I happen to have called Mobitel CC and nagged the guy and he told me, “Sir, they have found the root cause”. Yeah they have found the root cause after 8 fucking months. “Mmmm… Sir there is heavy network congestion in your area”, damn what nonsense even I know that. I don’t have to lodge a complaint to know that there is a heavy congestion.
I have no idea whether Mobitel will ever change or their customer care agents will ever learn to talk with the clients. I have another 3 damn months with Mobitel. I can’t wait to finish the contract with these cheaters who kept on cheating me for last 8 months.
If you are considering buying Mobile Broadband, please dear sisters and brothers DON’T BUY MOBITEL BROADBAND. They are bunch of CHEATERS, who have cheated me for last 8 months. They’ll NOT hesitate to cheat you also.
Following are the two common Error you’d get when you try to connect
iPhone 4 will be available by this month 15th in USA. Today Apple made announcement on their web site also about their new revolutionary device (That’s how they call their device).
HD video is one of the most interesting feature with this phone and they have packed the device with iOS 4.
- Official Site
- iPhone Models Comparison
- About Apple’s New OS
- iPhone 4 guide: preview, pricing, availability
We don’t have the very first iPhone officially released in Sri Lanka so can’t expect iPhone 4 to hit Sri Lanka any sooner. But there is a deal available for iphone 3G at Dialog for about 60 K (Correct me if I’m wrong).
Filed under: Internet, Mobile, Sri Lanka, Tutorials, ubuntu
As mentioned in my previous post I bought Mobitel HSPA connection. When I bought the connection, I bought a new modem too (HUAWEI E156G).
Modem is working perfectly fine on Windows with Mobile Partner software but when it comes to Ubuntu it has problems.
My previous modem E220 had almost no issues on Ubuntu. As you connect your modem everything is done on plug-and-play basis, but when it comes to E156G it was not the same case. First I thought the USB Modem is not even recognized as a device, but Ubuntu did find it but didn’t bring up any pop-up as it does for E220.
Did a googling and found out the way. Hope it’ll be helpful as many people are buying Mobitel HSPA these days.
- First right click on the Network icon and choose Edit Connections
- Now choose Mobile BroadBand tab
- Click on Add button and choose Mobitel
- Once you done with the wizard click on Mobitel and choose edit
- there make sure you have *99# as Number and Mobitel3g as APN.
That’s all now you can connect to Internet using HUAWEI E156G. If you’re using a different provider then change the Number and APN accordingly.
One of the main problems I had with Dialog Mobile broadband is the static IP given to all the users across the mobile broadband. As I remember there were only two IP addresses used. As the result we had enough with sites which block users based on IP.
For example, one dialog mobile broadband user did some automation stuff on Google Blogger and Google sensed it and started to block the IP address. In this case the blogger will be blocked to all the Dialog mobile broadband users as we all share the same IP address.
Another typical example I can think of is Rapidshare. Rapidshare limits the user downloads using IP address. When one users downloads a file from Rapidshare, all other users will be given a error message saying “you’re already downloading a file”.
Fortunately, now dialog mobile broadband is coming with dynamic IP. Every time you connect you’ll have different IP. I believe each broadband users is getting dynamic IP.
Good move from Dialog Mobile Broadband. I’m wondering whether Airtal is giving static or dynamic IP for their users.
You can check your IP at http://whatismyipaddress.com/
Sri Lankans are very unlucky fellows when it comes to iPhone. Apple has announced about a new version of their iPhone OS which will enable you to send MMS and it’ll also allow you to perform copy and paste functionality.
Meanwhile Apple has released a new model of iPhone (known as iPhone 3GS). This model got much more features such as built-in video camera etc.
You can buy iPhone with an operator contract for about $99 and iPhone 3Gs for $199. Unfortunately iPhone is not available in Sri Lanka and none of the operators are supporting it.
If you see someone with a iPhone, he is either using a iPhone like fake phone or illegally bought iPhone.
Sometime back Dialog came up with the iPhone deal and everyone was talking about it. Later they dropped the plan and the page also went missing from their site. If we can get one of our local operators to support iPhone we can get iPhone with a connection for about 11, 000 LKR, which is far way cheaper than all Nokia smart phones.
Hope to see iPhone in Sri Lankan market soon.
People were rumoring about this 21Mbps connection and it’s true and Dialog going to offer this service to Sri Lankans. This happened to be in trial phase right now and later it’ll be expanded to major cities like Colombo, Kandy etc. Most probably it’s gonna cater the demand of corporate sector, not for just you and me
I’m not going to fall for 21Mbps story as I’ve heard about their 7.2 Mbps and later how it went down to 1Mbps.
Here an excerpt from the article in Daily mirror
Dialog Telekom PLC, Sri Lanka’s flagship telecommunications services provider, announced the pilot launch of its HSPA+ (Evolved High-Speed Packet Access also known as HSPA Evolution), technology in Sri Lanka, becoming the first mobile operator in the South Asian region to employ this next-generation technology. With HSPA+ customers can experience download speeds of up to 21Mbps, and uplink speeds of up to 5.76Mbps. HSPA + technology is currently available on a pilot basis at the Dialog Future World in Darley Road, Colombo 02 and Dialog plans to extend the pilot network across key locations in its 3.5G network over the next few months. Supun Weerasinghe – CEO Dialog Mobile said: “This pilot service is a clear indication of Dialog’s commitment to offer the best in technology to our customers, resulting in a user experience that is unparalleled. Wireless data applications that are smarter and offer greater flexibility will shape the future of broadband, which in turn has become a vital element of the mobile product.
Dialog will continue to be at the helm of this broadband innovation in Asia as we deliver upon our promise of The Future Today”.
HSPA+ offers mobile users faster response and less latency for media-rich applications, including high-definition video streaming, web surfing and other next-generation wireless applications with high bandwidth requirements.
Upon the successful completion of the proposed trial phase, Dialog will progressively expand its HSPA+ coverage across its 3.5G network spanning Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Nuwara Eliya, Trincomalee and other major towns in Sri Lanka. Dialog operates the largest and widest 3G/3.5G network in the country, offering high-speed internet access. Dialog supports a range of cutting edge services for enterprise as well as consumer segments including but not limited to mobile TV, mobile video portals, multi party video conferencing, mobile video surveillance and 3rd Generation roaming across 55 countries.
Another article from Sunday Times
Yet another article from City Hits