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.
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
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.
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.
Filed under: Entertainment, Internet, Mobile, News, Sri Lanka, Tutorials
I don’t know what’s going on, but Facebook officially giving SMS update for Sri Lankan mobiles along with UK, USA, Canada and Maldives.
To start the process log-in to Facebook and go to settings and then click on Mobile tab. Dialog has come up with a complete user guide for this process, therefore I’m not going to write about it.
Just after the mobile number confirmation you can choose your own SMS options in facebook such as what type of notifications to receive etc.
Unfortunately this service is only available on Dialog and Mobitel networks. Real sorry for Huth, Tigo, Airtel users. I’m not regretting that I’m still with Dialog
1) Wide coverage
I don’t think other than mobitel none of the network have got a competitive coverage in Sri Lanka. Even my home town Trincomalee and my native place Point-Pedro covered by Dialog (Recently Mobitel also expanded their coverage to Jaffna suburbs). Airtel got worse coverage. They don’t have coverage even in Trincomalee so no point of talking about Jaffna.
2) Still not sure about Airtel
Though Airtel come to the market with a big blow, I’m still thinking twice to switch my network as I’m brand addicted to Dialog (though I scold them like nothing) and not sure about the services Airtel offers. Its matter of time that is necessary to gain trust on “Airtel”
3) Value Added Services
Dialog call charges are competitive and offer value added services such as My 10, Lifetime discount which you can’t find in any other network including Airtel.
4) Changing Number
Aiyo, I hate changing numbers. Once you changed your number you have to inform your campus friends, club friends, office friends where you need to allocate a special budget for it. This is one of the reasons why I changed my KIT to Blaster than directly going for a new blaster package.
5) Most of the People still use Dialog
Since most of my friends are using Dialog connection, it’ll be cheap for me to make calls (I can make advantage of 1000 free mins). Once existing users start to switch network, I’ll seriously think of changing my network.
As of now these are the reasons why I’m still staying with Dialog. If I happen to write a post about why I hate dialog, I can write even more. He… he..
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Update: 17 Aug 2009. This method is no longer working for mobitel
You may wonder how these people send free SMS to mobitel. It’s not a wonder or a magic. There are some companies offering email to SMS service. In Sri Lanka only Mobitel is offering this service.
If you know PHP or ASP or Perl then you can use this concept to create a widget that can send SMS to user.
You can get phone number as an input and then if you can generate an email as I described above then you have created the widget. I have already created a widget to send free SMS using PHP. If you need the source code simply drop me a mail at mayu3g AT Gmail DOT com.
Unfortunately other operators such as Dialog, Hutch doesn’t offer such service!!! If you need to send them mail then you need to buy a SMS gateway, which is very expensive.
For Indian Friends
|1. Andhra Pradesh||Airtelfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2. Andhra Pradesh||Idea Cellularemail@example.com|
|3. Chennai||Skycell / Airtelfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|4. Chennai||RPG Cellularemail@example.com|
|5. Delhi||Airtel||9810||???Not Working|
|8. Gujarat||Airtel||9898||???Not Working|
|9. Gujarat||Celforce / Fascelfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|10. Goa||Airtel||9890||???Not Working|
|11. Goa||BPL Mobileemail@example.com|
|12. Goa||Idea Cellularfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|13. Haryana||Airtel||9896||???Not Working|
|15. Himachal Pradesh||Airtel||9816||???Not Working|
|16. Karnataka||Airtel||9845||???Not Working|
|19. Kerala||BPL Mobileemail@example.com|
|21. Madhya Pradesh||Airtel||9893||???Not Working|
|22. Maharashtra||Airtel||9890||???Not Working|
|23. Maharashtra||BPL Mobilefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|24. Maharashtra||Idea Cellularemail@example.com|
|25. Mumbai||Airtel||9892||???Not Working|
|26. Mumbai||BPL Mobilefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|27. Punjab||Airtel||9815||???Not Working|
|28. Pondicherry||BPL Mobileemail@example.com|
|29. Tamil Nadu||Airtelfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|30. Tamil Nadu||BPL Mobileemail@example.com|
|31. Tamil Nadu||Aircelfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|32. Uttar Pradesh (West)||Escotelemail@example.com|
|33. Uttar Pradesh (West)||Airtel||??||???|
|35. Andhra Pradesh||Hutchfirstname.lastname@example.org|