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Posted by Arun on 19 December 2011 - 02:37 AM
I apologize for the delay in posting the FAQ topic as I wanted to post it few months ago with many members asking for it. This FAQ topic will be kept updated based on feedback/suggestions received.
Using foreign handsets with Reliance CDMA network (or another CDMA network):
Q: Can I use <insert any foreign CDMA handset here> with my existing Reliance CDMA connection?
A: Yes, since MEID/ESN of the handset can be registered with Reliance nowadays, the handset can be made to work with Reliance CDMA using your existing connection.
Q: What is MEID? What is a MEID Registered Handset?
A: MEID means Mobile Equipment Identifier. It is a unique number for each CDMA handset which is generally displayed under the battery compartment. MEID registered handset means the number is entered and accepted as valid in the respective CDMA network’s internal network management software. Unless it’s registered, it cannot be used on that particular network.
Q: So all I need is to get the MEID/ESN of the handset registered with Reliance to start using the foreign CDMA handset?
A: It isn't easy as that. The handset has to be fed with Reliance network's parameters using programming softwares. There is no straight forward procedure and the procedure varies for different handsets. Some handsets are very difficult to configure and you might even end up bricking the handset if you are not sure what you are doing.
Q: So I should not import the handset here if I want to use a foriegn handset with Reliance CDMA? What is the best way then?
A: Exactly! Please DO NOT import the handset as activating it with another CDMA network requires technical expertise and softwares after the MEID/ESN is registered. It is recommended to buy a pre-configured handset from any good seller in the Buy/Sell forum. You should be able to transfer the connection using a Handset Change Card (HCC) or from Reliance Web World/Mobile Store to the handset which the seller will provide you. Please save yourself the hassles of configuring the handset by purchasing the handset directly from a seller in the Buy/Sell forum. If you are thinking to import the handset to save money, there will not be much saving considering that you have to pay someone to get the MEID/ESN registered and get the handset configured.
Q: How can I find a good seller to buy the handset from?
A: To make is easier for new members who are not aware of the existing sellers with good feedback from buyers, RIMweb is introducing a new seller group where good sellers with a proven record of selling foreign handsets successfully and has excellent feedback from buyers. To know more about the benefits of buying from RIMweb Reputed Seller group, please check this topic.
Q: Is it illegal to configure a foreign CDMA handset with Reliance? Will my connection be misused by someone?
A: Using an MEID registered handset is safe and there isn't much chance of misuse unlike other illegal methods like cloning. The legality in changing the settings of operator locked foreign handset is debatable but certainly not illegal as cloning a handset.
Q: Do I get warranty for the foreign CDMA handsets from the sellers here?
A: Unfortunately you cannot get manufacturer warranty for foreign handsets imported here. There were some incident discussed in the past where members have reported the manufacturer to have given warranty for their handsets, but that may not happen normally. They had to send the handset to US through some relative to avail the warranty. It was also reported that HTC may provide warranty services on imported handsets in India but they charge a flat fee of Rs 1,400 to even inspect the problem. The handset seller may be able to provide limited support (as in acquiring parts or availability of service locations) depending on what the issue is. If you are not comfortable with purchasing a handset without warranty you may consider purchasing a handset directly from Reliance instead. With that said, the foriegn CDMA handsets (mostly imported from US) are of good quality and majority the buyers of foriegn CDMA handsets here have had trouble free experience.
Q: Will I be able to use data (1x or EVDO) in the foriegn CDMA handset?
A: Yes, data (both 1x and EVDO) will work in most handsets posted in the Sell forums. The sale topic will mention if data (CDMA 1x or EVDO or both) will work or not. On imported Blackberry Handsets in CDMA mode, BIS (Blackberry Internet Services) don’t work on Indian CDMA networks, however some sellers were able to offer that as well in the past. Data (1x or EVDO) is not yet possible on CDMA iPhone as of now.
Q: What are the data (1x and EVDO) plans (prepaid and postpaid) available that I can use with the handset?
Some sellers may offer even better data plans (like retention plan) that are not normally available to the public, you can check that with the seller.
Q: What is the process to transfer my existing connection to the handset?
A: You can use a Hanset Change Card (HCC) to transfer the connection or the seller will give you instructions on how to transfer the MDN at a Reliance Web World / Mobile Store.
Q: If I want to sell the handset to another person what will be the procedure at that time?
A: You may have to seek the assistance of your handset seller for transferring the handset (including reconfiguration the handset data parameters for new user's MDN) to another person when you want to sell it. The seller may charge for that service which is fair. You can clarify such charges by the seller by email/PM when you buy the handset.
Q: Can I register MEID and use the handset with TATA or MTS network in India?
A: MEID/ESN registration with TATA and MTS is not as easy as Reliance, however some sellers do sell handsets registered for TATA, MTS. The handset seller will mention the sell topic whether the handset is compatible with other networks or not.
FAQs for those who already have a foreign CDMA handset to be activated with Reliance CDMA:
Q: I read this topic late and had unknowingly imported an handset from US. What can I do now to transfer my Reliance CDMA connection to it?
A: These are the main steps:
1) Get the ESN/MEID registered (by giving parametrs like MEID or ESN, SPC, Manufacturer, Model, Sub Model)
2) If the Handset allows changing SPC, then change to ZERO (you require to know the SPC/MSL Code to chanage SPC - Generally On eBay.com there are many sellers selling SPC for these Handsets)
3) If SPC cannot be changed then give original SPC for MEID Registration (for Sprint, iPhone, and Blackberry)
4) Restore the original MEID if it is not the same (This VERY difficult procedure and only experts can do this with their professional tools)
5) Change network parameters (NAM1 - MNC - MCC, enter MIN as any number starting with 9, enter MDN as any number starting with 9) and load the PRL to that of Reliance Mobile CDMA.
You should be able to activate the handset after that by transferring your connection using a Handset Change Card (HCC) or transfer MDN at a Reliance Web World/Mobile Store.
Q: Where do I get my handset's MEID/ESN registered or request EVDO activation?
A: You may try contacting the sellers in the Reputer Seller Group. Please find the group members here. You can contact them by PM (Personal Conversation) from their Profile page. Please do not post requests for MEID registration or EVDO activation/configuration on the forum topics/posts.
Q: What is a fair cost to have the MEID/ESN registered?
A: Since there is no defined cost for MEID/ESN registration, the seller may charge a nominal fee for the registration process. A fair cost seen among sellers offering MEID/ESN registration alone (without handset configuration) is around Rs.500 but it will vary depending on the seller.
Q: How do I restore the MEID and configure the handset settings for Reliance CDMA?
A: There is no universal way of restoring MEIDs. The process to restore original MEID will be different for different handsets. Some handsets may restore ESN/MEID with a master/factory reset, however this is not always the case. Some handsets may require only minutes while some handsets will require several hours. You may even end up bricking the handset if you are not sure what you are doing. So the best and easiest way is to get it done by the person who registers your handset's MEID/ESN.
Q: What is a fair cost to get the handset configured over TeamViewer or directly?
A: The cost for the handset configuration will vary depending on the seller, the specific handset model, your technical knowledge, etc. I had discussed with several sellers for their opinion and none of them are willing to commit themselves officially due to various limitations. So you have to contact a seller and request help so that the seller can understand your requirement and give you a custom quote for the help with configuration. You may be quoted less if you are technically proficient to handle some of the configurations from your side provided you have the softwares. Some sellers may be able to configure the handset through TeamViewer (http://www.teamviewer.com) while some sellers may want you to send the handset via courier or deliver directly. So it basically depends on what you and the seller are comfortable with after discussion. Some sellers may offer to configure it for free if they have time to spare.
Some sellers have to depend on third parties for having the MEID/ESN or EVDO activated, so the time required for this procedure will vary which is one main reason why sellers cannot give a commitment. Please try to get it done through sellers in the Reputed Seller Group forum and avoid new sellers with no feedback as I have received few reports of people (on other platforms like quikr.com, olx.in) being duped or ignored after collecting the money for MEID/ESN registration.
Q: Will I be able to utilize the email@example.com email address for sending complaints regarding Reputed Sellers for not registering/activating my imported handset within the time-frame they promised?
A: No, the firstname.lastname@example.org email address cannot be utilized for sending complaints regarding MEID registration or configuration of your imported handset as the process may take longer duration sometimes beyond their control. You need to be patient with them to get it done. This is another reason why it is recommended to buy the pre-configured handset directly from a seller instead of importing a handset yourself.
Q: I am technically inclined, have required softwares and am willing to take the risk. Where can I discuss the steps to configure the handset myself once the MEID is registered?
A: Topics for that purpose can be discussed in this sub-forum. You can find a tutorial for flashing your handset after MEID registration here: http://www.rimweb.in...n-registration/
Q: How do I know if the MEID is registered or not?
A: You can check that by sending SMS with format: GETSTAT RSN# or MEID# from any active Reliance CDMA handset to 53733
Q: What is the fair cost for EVDO activation if I want to use data also?
A: Once again, as mentioned earlier there isn't a predetermined cost for EVDO activation. You may contact any one of the reputed seller to find out the price including configuration of the handset.
Q: How do I generate the NV dump file for my handset/MDN myself to configure EVDO in my handset?
There are no publicly available NV dump file generators as of now. Hence it is not possible for now and you have to depend on your handset seller or any one of the reputed seller as mentioned earlier in this topic to get the NV dump file generated. If you have the NV dump file from the handset seller, then you can upload it to your handset using the steps mentioned in the configuration topic.
Q: My handset seller has already configured the handset with EVDO parameters (using NV dump file) and now how do I request for EVDO activation with Reliance?
A: Your handset seller or the person so registered the MEID should be able to request for EVDO activation of your handset with Reliance. However if they are unreachable you can try requesting from your side at Customer Care (*355/*222/*333), though it is not going to be a straight forward process since most Customer Care personnel are not trained properly on how to handle such requests. If one of them could not help you with taking the request, try asking them to transfer to a supervisor or try calling later hoping you will get through with someone else. Otherwise you can go to a Reliance Mobile Store or Web World to submit the request.
Note: You have to request for EVDO activation only if you have already activated the handset using *228 (and received the Welcome SMS)
When calling Customer Care, here are tips posted by various members:
"Ask Them to check if A12AUTH (A12 Auth) is active on your MDN or not? If They don't understand then tell them its related to EVDO, and simply ask them to take a request for A12AUTH activation."
"You can also them you have an OMH RUIM and have done *228 activation already."
"If they ask which handset you are using, tell them its Samsung Corby or Samsung Galaxy i500, etc."
"If *355 tells that they deal only with data cards, tell them you a Micromax EVDO data card in which you to use the RUIM card. For plan change you can call *222/*333 later after EVDO is activated"
"If they ask for the SIM number, them give them MEID/RSN mentioned in your handset"
"Activation time can vary between 12 - 48 hours and you will get a confirmation call from Reliance asking you to restart your handset. If they ask you to do *228 activation then that means your handset is not activated properly yet."
"Shoot a mail to Netconnect.Broadband@relianceada.com for EVDO activation request. Just mention that you are using Samsung Galaxy POP i559 (Open Market Handset) on Reliance CDMA prepaid network and mention your mobile number. They will take up the request."
"I got evdo activated by emailing to customer care of rcom and appellate authority.
The email address according to circle is easily available on rcom website .
Mail them for evdo activation with your name, mdn, circle and alternate number and it will be done."
I have got EVDO activated at Reliance and uploaded the NV dump file given by the handset seller; how do I check whether EVDO is activated now as the status icon always shows 3G/EV in my handset?
A: Newer handsets always show 3G/EV status icon even if you are connected to 1x. Most custom ROMs have a fix for this and you can try one of them. However if this is a new handset, avoid rooting/custom recovery before making sure EVDO is activated and working.
If you can't try a custom ROM with the fix, then download the "Speed Test" app. Select "Reliance Communications Mumbai" for the server. Start the test and check the ping and download speed. Repeat the test and also try with the closest server location near you. Check the "Results" tab and if the results are all above 500 ms or if the download speed is all below 150 kbps, then you are likely to be connected to 1x and not EVDO.
If you just got the confirmation call, you can try giving it one more day and then check again. If the ping/speed still does not change then you can check it with your handset seller. Make sure *228 says that the handset is already activated.
Note: Avoid applying any OTA updates or rooting/custom recovery before you make sure EVDO is activated.
Posted by @mitJ@in on 11 June 2011 - 10:32 AM
Ok guys... Now we are available here on RIMweb.in to provide the EVDO activation to Aam Admi who are unable to get it through the Reliance Contact Centre and/or Reliance Outlets.
Following are the rules and regulations:-
1. EVDO Activation Request will be processed only for RIMweb.in Registered members having more than 10 posts.
2. Members need to send an email from the email address registered with your RIMweb.in profile with the following details to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (please send to either one only and not both!!)
RIMweb.in member username (this is the forum registration member profile username so that we can check your post count and NOT your full name)
MDN - 10 Digit Number
RSN - RSN Number of the handset/OMH Sim Card
Handset - with model #
Alternate Contact Number - Any Alternate Mobile Number to which a confirmatory call shall come from Mumbai Reliance Headquarters for EVDO Confirmation.
3. After sending the email the member will receive a confirmation email within the next 7 days. Members cannot make any irate demands for the activation of EVDO. We shall pick up the numbers once in a week for activation and the member should understand that it may take upto 10 days; though we will be trying to activate in 2-3 working days normally.
4. This activation procedure is meant for members who have purchased an EVDO handset along with OMH Sim Card (like Samsumg Galaxy POP, Corby, SCH 369, SCH 239, LG 510 Cookie, LG 235 etc.) from Reliance for which the EVDO parameters are already registered in OMH Sim Card with Reliance. The number/connection of the member should be on either an OMH SIM Card or a Non Sim handset which is having EVDO Facility and whose EVDO Parameters are also registered with Reliance.
5. An SMS will arrive on the member's handset regarding a request being registered at a Reliance Outlet and asking for overall experience. Member needs to either reply with "YES" or leave it. Please DO NOT reply with "NO". If we get a "NO" SMS from any member, then this project for EVDO Activation shall be closed immediately.
And after getting EVDO Activated, Memeber may confirm us by posting here in this thread.
Please Read This:
How is EVDO activated on Reliance CDMA?
There are two steps for EVDO Activation
First, the parameters of EVDO should be registered for the handset in Reliance Server. In case of OMH SIM Card and Official Reliance BlackBerry having EVDO (BlackBerry 9630, 9650, 9230, Style etc.) and Official Reliance Non SIM EVDO Handsets (Like - Samsung Atlas, Coolpad N900), the parameters are already registered with Reliance. And in case of Imported handsets, you need to check whether your EVDO parameters are registered with Reliance or not. We are NOT here for REGISTERING THE EVDO PARAMATERS of imported handsets.
Second step is after your EVDO Paramters are available in Reliance Server, EVDO won't start automatically. We have to submit request for EVDO; WE ARE HERE DOING THIS WORK ONLY in this thread. We have seen many members asking for help to do this as Customer Care is clueless about it and that is why we are helping here.
* Making EVDO work on imported handset requires programming the handset with necessary HSD PRL's, HSD username and password in addition to the handset parameters being registered in Reliance Servers. That is outside the scope of this initiative. You may contact your handset seller for necessary assistance to register EVDO parameters at Reliance and configure in your handset if your handset's MEID/ESN is registered with Reliance.
* We can activate EVDO on BlackBerry handsets only if you have active BIS Service (CDMA) on the handset. In Case of BlackBerry handsets, member will not get any Service Request SMS. We will get EVDO activated on BlackBerry handsets directly from AAA Phongen Team.
* To configure handset like Samsung Galaxy POP CDMA:
Go to Setting > Wireless > Mobile Network > APN > Add new APN >
Username = MDN (10 digit number)
Password = MDN (10 digit number)
Homepage – www.google.com
Save it and then select it as default.
You can use now as per your NetConnect Traiff plan
You can change NetConnect plans by calling: 180030005555
All data plans available for Reliance Mobile CDMA can be found in this topic
Posted by Sadikk on 07 February 2011 - 11:16 AM
1) Download Excel file attached.
2) Remove Battery from ur phone and note down the HEX MEID which starts with "A"(Make sure u not giving MEID from phone status)See Pic Attached.
2a) While u note down MEID from back sticker of phone, just click one Clear photo of that sticker.
3) Update Excel file with ur MEID, Name, City and Contact number.
4) Email Excel file and Photo of sticker to Meid@Cellwala.com (use this email only to send MEID file. This isn't pushing to my Blackberry so cant reply on queries)
5) Once done we will let you all know through email/sms.
Notice - if u have ESN based Handset just insert 8 digits ESN in place of MEID.
Request - Please do not attach Zip files.. just attach Excel and jpeg. (Save lots of time for me.)
Please contribute to help Hetal recover expenses incurred and for future softrware development
Our process - once u send ur MEID for registration u can check if its done by sending SMS "GETSTAT A1000000123456" to 53738 u will get sms reply if its says this RSN can be used with postpaid GSk prepaid GSK and HCC means registration is done. if its not yet done u will get reply Failure! requested RSN not found.
Real time update for MEID registration request is here
For EVDO activation: - if u have ur meid registration done from somewhere and want EVDo on ur handset. add me in Gtalk. this will be done on case to case basis and will be processed one on one. my Gtalk is Shaikhsadik@gmail.com
Appeal - we are trying to raise funds to cover the costs incurred till now. Please see the link HERE and also bank details attached.
CAUTION - We know some people make your phone *228 enable by feeding Dummy ESN/MEID these are forged ESN/MEID data feeded in Reliance system (High Risk). so kindly check ur MEID/ESN on back of ur phone and match it within the phone. If they match its done official if they dont match, get original registered ASAP. ITS REALLY IMPORTANT
Posted by parin on 18 September 2013 - 02:04 PM
Now Reliance has Made EVDO activation Easier, Just send a Simple SMS & your EVDO will be activated in 3 hrs,
You Just need to Send Below SMS for Activation
Posted by rajanmehta on 29 November 2010 - 01:02 AM
Everyone waiting with excitement for MNP launch in their respective circles. I thought some FAQ on important issues at one place will help all. So drafted this. I know there is a separate MNP thread but some critical information gets lost in so many posts and also some questions are not answered there. Hope you all find this useful. Will update this if something more comes to attention. Thank You and enjoy MNP.
When is MNP being launched in my circle.
Mobile Number Portability has been launched across India on 20th January 2011. For Official Confirmation of this, See Here http://www.rimweb.in...post__p__216104
In What circumstances my request for MNP may be rejected?
-A period of 90 days has not expired from the date of porting if you have ported your number earlier.
-A period of 90 days has not expired from the date of activation of your current number even if it was not ported earlier.
-There are some outstanding dues by way of pending bill or bills.
-There is a pending request for change of ownership of number.
-The mobile number to be ported is sub-judice.
-Any court has passed an order prohibiting the porting of the concerned number.
What exactly is meant by outstanding dues.
Outstanding dues will mean the amount by way of actually generated bills as on the date of your request for MNP. Suppose if your Billing Date is 7th of each month and you make a request for MNP on 15th of that month, outstanding dues will mean the amount of your bill generated on 7th of that month. The subsequent amount of your usage and rent till the time of actual number porting will have to be paid by you to your existing operator later on as and when the final bill is generated. However this amount is not considered as outstanding. You are only supposed to pay it. If you don't, then even after MNP, your number can be de activated by the new operator based on complaint by your existing operator.
I am a very old mobile subscriber and in the earlier days there was a lot of deposits to be paid for STD, ISD. I have such deposits with my existing operator. Can i adjust it against my outstanding so as not to wait for a refund.
You cannot. However as per the TRAI Quality of Service norms, your existing operator is supposed to refund you all the deposit within a period of 60 days from the date of closure.
I am a CDMA subscriber and want to switch to a GSM Service. My friend is having GSM Service and wants to switch to CDMA Service? Is it possible?
Yes. You will be able to switch from CDMA>GSM as well as GSM>CDMA.But you will need a GSM Handset if switching from CDMA and CDMA handset if switching from GSM.
I am swiching from CDMA to CDMA and have an official handset from my current operator. Will the same handset work with the new operator.
If you are having an OMH (Open Market Handset) Sim CDMA handset, it will work with the new CDMA service provider. For other handsets it is a grey area. TRAI in its Mobile Number Portability Regulations has mentioned the following as one of the reasons for rejection of MNP request.
"there are subsisting contractual obligations in respect of which an exit clause has been provided in the subscriber agreement but the subscriber has not complied with such exit clause:"
There are lots of CDMA handsets sold at cheap rates by operators. You pay as less as Rs 1000 to Rs 2000 for them. However we all don't care to read the fineprint of terms and conditions. If the terms and conditions says that the handset is the property of the operator, then you will be stuck there as the operators will interpret the above TRAI clause as per their convenience and say that the customer needs to return the handset back to them.
I am a postpaid subscriber but would like to be prepaid one with the new operator.
Yes you can do that. You can also be a postpaid subscriber from prepaid.
I am a prepaid subscriber and have a good amount of balance in my account. Will it be carried forward to new operator.
No. You will lose your prepaid credit balance with the existing operator.
I have a lot of add on packs like SMS, Onnet free talktime etc. Will it be carried forward to the new operator of my choice.
Unfortunately No. You will have to select a fresh plan of your choice from the new operator.
For how long my services be disrupted.
Your services will be disrupted for not more than 2 hours on the day of actual porting. Even this will be mostly done between late evening to early morning hours to cause least inconvenience. Your phone will remain operational on all days while your MNP request is under process.
I am interested in switching to a new operator of my liking. What do i need to do?
-Send an SMS: PORT<space>Mobile Number (that is to be ported) to 1900.
For ex. PORT 1234567890
-Your existing operator will immediately provide you with a 8 digit alpha-numeric porting code that you need to submit to the operator you wish to opt to along with relevant documents.
-The unique porting code will be valid for 15 days for all service areas except Jammu & Kashmir, Asaam & North East Licensed areas where the validity of the Unique Porting Code allocated to a subscriber will be 30 days from the date of request OR till such time the number is ported out, whichever is earlier, irrespective of the number of requests the subscriber makes.
- You need to submit the documents to operator of your choice within this time frame.
-Your number will be ported to the new operator within a maximum time frame of 7 Working days. For Jammu & Kashmir it will be maximum 15 Working days.
What Documents are required for porting the number to a new operator?
-Duly Filled Customer Application Form of your new operator alongwith the UPC (Unique Porting Code) details.
-Your Adress Proof and Identity Proof.
-Copy of last bill paid to your current operator.
I made a porting request to the new operator but now changed my mind and do not want to shift. What to do?
You can cancel your porting request to the new operator within 24 hours of submitting the application but the porting fees of Rs 19 (If you had paid) will be non refundable.
I will port from say Reliance to Tata Docomo. I understand that my number remains the same but if i surrender my number in Tata Docomo, what happens to the number?
Once you surrender your ported number, it will again revert back to the Original Operator for issue to a new customer.
I stay in Gujarat but now will be shifting to Mumbai Soon. So i guess it makes sense to port my number to a Mumbai Circle Telecom Operator.
Currently you can only port your number to an operator within your telecom circle. Inter Circle portability is not allowed yet but is on the radar of the govt. and will happen ultimately.
Can i use the same SIM Card of my current operator after i port to a new operator.
No. Your Operator will issue a new Sim Card to you. You can continue to use your current operator's Sim card even after you give the portability request but only till the time of actual porting. Once porting is done, insert the new sim card.
I am sick of those unwanted marketing calls and already registered with the Do Not Call Registry. I guess even after porting i will have peace of mind as my number remains the same.
Picture is not completely clear yet but some operators are saying that you will need to re-register for Do Not Call Registry. If your new operator has an option in the CAF form for activation of DND, select it otherwise activate it after porting.
Is there any charges for this?
TRAI has mandated maximum of Rs. 19/- for MNP request to be paid to your new operator. However your new operator has the option to waive it off.
I fulfill all the criteria for porting my number still my porting request was rejected by my current operator/i am facing technical glitches wherein my current operator has de-activated my number but new operator is not activating hence i cannot make or receive any calls/What to do if i have any complaints regarding my MNP porting process?
You should first try lodging complaints with your current/new operator for resolution of your MNP porting related complaints. If still there is no resolution, you can always complain to Deptt. of Telecom OR TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India). Officially neither DOT or TRAI has announced any procedure/contact details for people wanting to complain regarding MNP Process/issues. However, you can lodge your complain on the following public e-mail of DOT & TRAI.
Deptt. Of Telecom email@example.com
What Precautions i should take so that my porting request is not rejected?
During Generating The Port Out Code:
Ensure that the SMS you are sending for generating the Porting Code is without any signature. Many people put default signatures in their SMS.
Some of the Operators are intentionally blocking the Generation of Port Code and you may receive messages like, "Can not process Your Request, Please Try After Some Time". In such cases, lodge a complaint with the Customer Service of Your Operator and wait for resolution. While lodging the complaint, be firm and tell your Operator that unless your complaint is processed in a reasonable time frame, You will take the matter further by lodging Complaints to DOT and TRAI.
Before Proceeding to New Operator With Port In Request
Ensure that there is no pending request for Change of Ownership of your number with the current operator.
Ensure that you have already paid of your last generated bill to your current operator if you are a post paid customer.
Check that 90 days have passed from the date when your services was activated with the current operator.
If you have converted your Postpaid to Prepaid with your current operator, ensure that 90 days have passed from the date of activation of Prepaid. (Though this is not uniform and debatable)
Do not give Port In request to more than One Operator with the same UPC Code.
If you have received any free handset with time commitment or are under some scheme with your current operator which mandates you to fulfill certain obligations, Clarify with your current operator what you need to do so that your contractual obligations are fulfilled and port out will not be rejected.
While Going to New Operator For Port In
Ensure that your Unique Porting Code and Mobile Number is Correctly Filled in the Necessary Forms.
During The Porting Process
If you are a Postpaid Customer and a fresh bill is generated while the porting process is going on, Pay it off immediately preferably in Cash at the Operators Outlets, So it reflects immediately in your account.
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Posted by Vinod Nayak on 14 February 2014 - 12:27 AM
There is not a single thread which gives all the information regarding the LS980.
also i was getting lot of pm's regarding the GSM unlock. so basically this thread
will have all the information, if anything is left out please feel free so message me
or in thread.
Personally i was a Samsung fan until they came out with the Kn0x security. i had
2 choice the Note 3 and the LG G2, since the Note 3 had issues with data not
working on CDMA mode and the G2 was and still is wallet friendly, so i decided
to go with the G2 and till date i DO NOT regret it.
LAG is something that is simply not in its dictionary, super smooth. Like the
HTC One this phone is also sealed and comes in 2 variants 16 and 32 Gigs.
Initially only 2 colors Black and White, now the actual(international) site has
many different ones. This one is a LCD compared to the S4 with AMOLED,
To be frank only if you have the two phones together you might see the difference.
I found the G2 to be more vibrant and a lil brighter side compared to the S4.
1000 times more accurate smartstay display than the S4, Same with auto
brightness. Feels much lighter than the S4 and the build quality
is anyday better than S4, feels solid in hand. Many have debated about the volume
and power keys being at the back, actually its something you have to try and
then understand, now if i handle any other phone than my G2 i tend to Tap the
display 2 times softly to get the screen going, like the home or power button, im
so used to it now. Tap 2 times on display to lock the screen & same to to light the
display back again. Initially when i first got the phone i used to tap hard thinking
that was the right way and 7/10 times it used to work, did not know that one has
to tap very lightly as possible. Soft tap 2 times gets it locked and vice-versa 10/10
times. Its actually easier to use volume rockers in the center position then one side
like anyother phone. Theres more to this phone and i dont have the patience nor
time to explain everything.
Phone definitely requires a case to protect it from fall, i have the Spigen Slim Armour.
Runs on 4.2.2JB and 2 updates have been released till date.
LS980ZV7 (Initial Release)
LS980ZV8 (Security Update)
LS980ZVA (Sprint Spark and loki-killer) Not used in India so i have not taken it.
Also if you are a custom ROM freak DO NOT INSTALL the ZVA update as it removes
the ability to do that. People who have taken it do not worry as there is a work around.
Only if you understand everything mentioned in the above link proceed else you
just might end up with a hard brick.
Sprint Dialer Codes
5689#*980# - LG Hidden Service Menu Thanks to EricDabbs
##RTN# - RTN Menu
##SCRTN# - Erases any info that has been OTA provisioned. Forces a reboot and re-activation.
##DIAG# - Enables diag mode. this menu blocked by MSL. Simply enter your MSL
##DATA# - Advanced data menu.
##DEBUG# - Debug Menu
##CLEAR# - Reset network settings
##UPDATE# - Forces Activation
##GPSCLRX# - Clear GPS
##GPSTESTPRL# - ??
##WLAN# - WLAN info
##LOG# - syslog info
##MRU# - MRU Clear
##SSDRTN# - Reset SSD
##TEST - Data Test menu
##YOUROWNMSLHERE# - Service Programming menu
##443336772# Shows MSL code near the bottom of the screen thanks mojo4321
##4433386368# - Developer menu
##4437736368# - Producer menu
How to back up EFS
Its already confirmed RUIM data only works if used before flashing anything to the phone,
Out of the box phone can be used for RUIM with calls sms and data. so its very important
to back up complete stock state EFS partition
Two ways to backup EFS, below i have mentioned how to root, during the root process at
one stage EFS partition is backed up auto.
Or after root use FreeGee from Google Play (Requires root access)
Install and backup EFS.
How to get you MSL/SPC
Easiest method to get SPC:
Dial ##443336772# and your SPC/MSL will be displayed on the screen!
Probably this will work for other LG phones also.
[Credit goes to phonegeek]
How to Gain Root Access
where did i get this ? SOURCE
1 After you have downloaded the file required for root,
Put the phone in Debug mode, for this under settings go to Developer Options.
If you do not have Developer Options under settings simple go to
Settings/About Phone/Software Information under this tab on Build Number 10 times
continuously and it will enable the Developer Options in your phone.
liking later when you are done with root)
3 Connect your phone to PC/Laptop
4 Under pull down notification change the USB settings from MTP to Charge Only
5 Unzip the ioroot file and from the folder execute the run.bat file
6 The command prompt will ask you to press any key as show in pic below
7 You will be prompted to toggle USB connection shown marked in red,
three ways you can toggle that, show in marked yellow, select the first one,
remove usb connection from the phone and re-plug it back. the PRESS ENTER.
8 Your phone will show toggled notification and also it will ask you to allow USB Debugging
with the computer showing the computers RSA key, Mark "Always allow from this computer" & select ok.
The command prompt it will warn you again about loosing warranty and more warnings,
this is the last point to decide to continue or press CTRL+C to cancel. PRESS ENTER.
Your phone EFS will be backed up like shown in pic below and again it will ask you to
press enter, PRESS ENTER.
9 Phone is rooted and phone will reboot. check if you have SuperSu or SU in your phone.
GSM Unlock For G2 LS980
This is a temporary GSM unlock & not a permanent or a solid one.
Two known issues, you cant access Wi-Fi settings, as it crashes if you try to access,
and you cant dial any number without adding 0 before it.
Example: Sunny Leons phone number is 6969696969, to call her you gotta dial 06969696969.
If you dial direct 6969696969 the phone app crashes and your phone switches to GSM mode if
you are in CDMA mode.
As far as i know these are only 2 known bugs this unlock has. hope we get a more stable unlock.
Install ROM Toolbox Lite
1 Run Rom Toolbox Lite and select performance marked in red
2 Select build.prop editor marked in red
3 Select search using the magnifying glass icon below marked in red
4 In search field type "build.target" as shown in pic below
5 Select "ro.build,target_operator" as show in pic below
6 Change value from "SPR" to "spr" as show in pic below and press ok marked in yellow.
7 Reboot popup will come, select ok and reboot the phone.
Your phone should be GSM unlocked now.
Install Telinfo to switch between CDMA(CDMA Auto PRL) & GSM(GSM Auto PRL)
Permanent Unlock for the LG-G2-LS980
Achieved the Permanent Unlock for the same through a friend.
This lock is permanent even if you reset the phone system using phone,
LG Flash Tool can erase this lock by flashing any firmware.
Roaming, APN settings are in stock settings. WiFi menu does not crash anymore
and the same goes for dialing any number with 0 is not required anymore.
There is no known issue with this lock. also can switch between CDMA and GSM
without the need of 3rd party apps like i mentioned above in my TEMP UNLOCK.
CDMA data does not work on NV and i have not tested on RUIM. Calls and SMS work fine.
This Lock is not free and might cost anyone anywhere between 1.6k to 2k.
Posted by @mitJ@in on 12 January 2012 - 06:30 PM
This thread has been opened to clear all the doubts regarding using DATA Services on Reliance CDMA Phones. I see many members seeking for help to know details about the plans, or many members ends up making huge Bills due to wrong plan selected or wrong PPP used.
PPP plays an important role while using the DATA on CDMA phones, its same as like APN in the GSM. The PPP you will use, you will be charged as per it only. There are two PPP :- RMW PPP and RNC PPP. If one use RMW PPP by taking RNC plan or vice versa, it will end up in huge bill or sudden decrement from Prepaid Balance. All PPP settings are initially done by your seller in case of Imported Handsets and are set to RMW in case of Proprietry Reliance Handset.
So carefully choose the plan and use the PPP Accordingly.
All plans listed can be used on the phone or tether to your PC.
Any member can ask the question about the same if there is any doubt and all queries will be answered and solved within 48 hours.
Prepaid Rs.5 pack discussion: http://www.rimweb.in...a-mobile-users/
Posted by Genius on 04 December 2013 - 04:27 PM
Wait Wait Wait ........ab hum aa gaye hai
All is well in well and war..... i shall clear things for all of you - many in the forum also dont know this
Importing and running CDMA phones is not one men job, there is one HUB of operation at a time and previously it was Mumbai and now its Raipur, let me clear this more, I am in-charge of importing and provenience and selling, under me there are centers who do there respective job.
As you can see from my status - Arun loves me and for that very reason i have been given this opportunity to do this, only who writes this has command over reputed sellers.
Now lets get started:
I Import phones from USA and few from UK and china, for this i have tie-ups with 2 agencies in respective countries, now all the phones are of good ESN or MEID as they are never activated and just shipped to my collector in NY. The agents work in small town to remain low
The best deals in sets are searched by our mumbai thana office
Once reaching NY the phones are inspected and shipped to 2 ports in India (kolkata or delhi)
Upon reciept of phone one is send to RnD center in Nasik one is given to top reliance guy
when RnD is done its parameters are registered its ready to rock its goes to our review center in Merut where each parameters are tested by edge of SWORD
kolkata centre holds major stock and so is pune centre
then 70% of the stock are shipped to nearly 9 sellers in ebay and 19% remains for forum 10% local sales and 1% for me
Nearly 70% of ebay and other market is supplied by me, 80% of sellers sell my phone
I am looking for a partner to join me - intrsted
Posted by HetalDP on 16 February 2012 - 11:40 AM
SNAPSHOT OF CDMA SINGLE DATA PLAN
Rs 247 MN247 1gb Rs 0.50 per Extra MB(ACT MN247 53739)
Rs 448 MN448 2gb Rs 0.50 per Extra MB (ACT MN448 53739)
- Hassle Free Browsing- Single Data Plan would allow internet access on Mobile/Phone as modem
- Mobile Data plans can now be offered to 1X/EVDO/Smart phone users without ambiguity
- Data benefits could be consumed on Mobile &/or Phone as a Modem.
- Data plans could be purchased through SMS, CRM and Rworld channels
- No Dual / Hidden Charges applicable while browsing RWorld / external internet sites on Mobile.
- Uniform browsing charges while browsing internet through Native WAP/HTML or 3rdparty browsers.
- Default Pay As You Go Charges of 2p/10KB for mobile / phone as modem.
- Overage charges post quota completion as low as 1p/10KB and 1p/20KB for mobile / phone as modem.
- EVDO Smartphone / Android handset users can now purchase affordable Mobile data plans
- Rworld Network Usage Charges of 5p/10KB while browsing RWorld and internet sites on mobile is not applicable
- Default Mobile Internet PAYG charges of 50p/MB while browsing internet sites on mobile is not applicable.
- Network Usage Charges of 5p/10KB applicable while browsing internet sites on mobile is not applicable.
- For 1x handset: Default charges of 60p/min (day) 30p/min (night) while using handset as a modem is not applicable
- For EVDO handset: Default charges of 50p/MB while using handset as a modem is not applicable
Currently there is no change for Prepaid CDMA RIM Subscribers - launch date would be communicated later.
Posted by Arun on 06 March 2014 - 12:45 PM
Buy-Sell section is now a separate sub-forum accessible at http://buysell.rimweb.in using the same login that you have at RIMweb.in - So you do not have to register again. Just go to http://buysell.rimweb.in and you will be logged in automatically using your RIMweb.in forums login. I wanted to integrate the sub-forum completely including the existing member group and full profile; however this is still not done yet and I am continuing to work with 3rd party developers to achieve this so that it would be a fully seamless integration. Until this is achieved, we will manually sync your account details. Even though this is going to be a lot of manual work for the moderators, I had no choice but to re-open the Buy Sell forum with this temporary arrangement now since it is getting delayed a lot.
Since the Buy-Sell section will function as a separate sub-forum, it will no longer clutter the main forums with Sell topics when there is a surge in new Sell topics and so there will be no more restriction period in between. It will be always open with scope for expansion instead of clogging up the main forums as it is due for expansion itself with the upcoming launch of Reliance Jio services. The existing guidelines and formats will be used as usual and this has been posted over to the new Buy Sell forums. The existing forum for Feedback topics will be used so that previous sellers will not lose their feedbacks.
For the temporary arrangement until full integration is achieved for automatically exporting member groups and member profile statistics, the following steps will be followed for manually syncing the member groups and stats.
* Your first topic/post in the new Buy Sell sub forums will go into moderation preview queue.
* The moderators will then look up your profile at RIMweb.in forums and will update the member groups and stats at BuySell.RIMweb.in
* Your topic/post will then go live with your existing member profile details and thereafter you can post normally.
Tapatalk is currently disabled for buysell.rimweb.in due to a technical issue; should have a fix in a few days time.
Posted by @mitJ@in on 09 August 2011 - 01:54 PM
I keep on getting calls and mails from the RIMwebians regarding any CDMA Prepaid Plan available to use on imported phones or official phones.
Okies here you go now:-
Plan - This is a plan in which you need to send a SMS, Rs. 5 shall be deducted from your core balance and you shall get 1.38 hours of usage daily so it comes to 41hours for 30 days on Rs. 150.
The day you need the plan, you may subscribe it, the day you dont need it, skip it, it is NON AUTO RENEWAL PLAN.
And i think you may do it multiple times too in a day if you want more hours in certain day; Suppose i know that i need 6 hours of internet today, I shall do the SMS steps 4-5 times.
Here is the process now:-
The SMS Codes are different for different circles.
For Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Bihar, Karnaraka, MP, CG, Orrisaa, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Kolkata, West Bengal, HP and Rajasthan
SMS "ACT<space>NET50" to 53739
For Mumbai, Maharashtra and Goa
SMS "ACT INT" to 53739
And NO such plan for Kerela, Tamil Nadu, Chennai and UP circles.
Settings which needs to be used:-
To utlise the benifit of this plan you need to use NetConnect settings, that is Username and Password of PPP dialer should be your MDN (Mobile Number) and if you used on RWorld platform you shall be charged as per RWorld tariff, not this plan.
Note - It is a time based plan, so when you dont need internet you need to turn it off, otherwise if you kept turned it on by mistake, your all balance shall vanish by deducting @ 60p/minute.
In case of any issue, Please post in the topic itself, and if you dont get any revert within 24 hours, Mail the issue - firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Arun on 09 July 2013 - 11:18 PM
For those who are deciding between HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4; here's my comparison report after a couple of months usage of both handsets. I have the Sprint CDMA version for both, of-course on Reliance CDMA now
The best thing about the HTC One is its look and feel. With all Samsung Galaxy handsets looking similar, S4 will look like it belongs on a far more downmarket phone. HTC One on the other hand stands out from the rest of the crowd and gets more attention as it doesn't have the common look like a Galaxy or even an iPhone. When I was at the Burj Khalifa (Dubai) in early May, a foreigner there saw the HTC One in my hands and screamed "hey look... its the new HTC handset!" - I don't think he would have noticed if I was using a Galaxy S4. The replaceable battery option does get some points for Galaxy S4 though.
Since I had used a Galaxy S3 before, the S4's rectangular boxy shape did not feel that comfortable as the S3's under body cover is more curvy and hence more comfortable. Anyway the S4 is more comfortable to hold than the HTC One for me as it feels to have more grip.
The Ones power button is on the top left edge, and doesnt really extend from the phones surface at all. So if you are upgrading from a handset like S3, it will take some time to get used to it and especially the navigation buttons.
Even though the screen size difference is only 0.3", I do feel it makes a good difference as the HTC One screen looks a bit more cramped when you look at it many days after using the S4. So a big advantage there for the S4 over HTC One.
Feature-wise Samsung Galaxy S4 has load of cool features but in the 2 months of usage I had, the only time I used those "cool" features were when I was showing off the handset to someone or when they asked me about those features. Yes, they do work fine and not just gimmicks, its just not really going to be used all the time. Those "cool" features do take up battery life as well.
Camera had mixed results for me. Some pics looked better on HTC One while some looked better on S4. The HTC Ones colors are more accurate in my opinion and more crisper. Overall, I would say the HTC One is better for low-lit conditions.
Battery life feels more or less the same with both handsets.
BlinkFeed on the HTC One was kind of weird for me in the beginning but eventually I started liking it. Make sure you filter the sources that you require to make it better. I still like TouchWiz navigation than HTC Sense, maybe that has something to do with the fact that I was used to it before with the S3.
I have seen many reporting over-heating problem with the GSM Galaxy S4 but I haven't noticed any over-heating issue with the Galaxy S4 CDMA (mine is Sprint).
The most disappointing aspect of both HTC One CDMA and Galaxy is that SVDO (Simultaneous Voice and EV-DO) has been removed which was present in Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC EVO 4G LTE. The reason behind it is that they added simultaneous voice support for LTE which is more popular now in US than EVDO. So the 3G (EVDO) data session will get cut off when you make or receive a call.
EVDO works great on both handsets. I have run these tests on both handsets together at the same time...
I have heard some people say that EVDO is faster on HTC handsets but in my opinion it just varies. I have done EVDO speed tests on both handsets together at the same time during different time of the day/night and have seen varying results.
However I do notice that HTC One had more reception signal strength as per the dBm ratings checked together at the same time:
(the dBM value is in -ve, so the lesser (to 0) the better)
Posted by Honest on 28 February 2012 - 04:42 AM
I'm starting this thread to share the sources from where you can get FREE products / samples / collectibles / services etc.
Thought to start this thread long ago but waited to get my freebies delivered first to make it sure that the sources are genuine. Its better late then never.
Lets start this thread from the FREE Samples available from Procter & Gamble (P&G).
Get Free Samples of :
1. Gillette Fusion Razor (Trial Pack)
2. Olay Total Effect (8 ml)
3. Head & Shoulders Shampoo (80 ml)
4. Pantene Pro V.
5. Ariel Oxyblu (200 gms)
6. Olay Natural White (Trial Pack)
7. Pampers (Pack of 2)
Here are the pics of some of the products I got delivered from P&G :
Apart from the above 3 products, I also got my sample of Olay Total Effects and Head & Shoulders which has been consumed by my Old Lady so can't post the pics for the two.
Samples of Arial Oxyblu and Olay Natural White are yet to be delivered.
Here is what you have to do in order to get your FREE samples :
Simply register at the below mentioned page and answer some simple questions to get your FREE samples.
Dear Friends, if you come across any source to get FREEBIES then do share the same in this thread.
Posted by Arun on 25 December 2012 - 03:13 AM
It's great to share with you the 9th Anniversary of RIMweb.in as yet another eventful year has passed by. It has always seemed possible and today we are here celebrating an occasion close to our hearts!
In 2012, we saw an upsurge in smartphone usage and popularity among our members thanks to Android. RIMweb.in would like to thank all its handset sellers for bringing a wide range of high end CDMA handsets for all members at the cheapest prices and for offerring a hassle free experience with activating both voice and data services on the Reliance CDMA network. The Reputed Seller Group members deserve a special mention for making the voice/data activation process much easier for everyone on their high end CDMA handsets which would have otherwise been a tough nut to crack on CDMA.
Given the enormous growth and development of the smartphone & tablet market in 2012, we can expect some highly groundbreaking developments for high speed data services in 2013. It is shaping up to be the year of 4G / LTE in India according to the industry analysts. Reliance Industries' telecom subsidiary, Infotel Broadband, is expected to be game changer who is getting ready to unleash voice over data services when it launches high-end data services hopefully by the second half of 2013. Infotel Broadband is expected to shake up the telecom market in the same way as it did about a decade ago when it rolled out low-cost mobile services. We have now added a separate section for Infotel Broadband 4G LTE and will evolve it further according to the developments in the future.
We would like to give a heads up that our Super Moderator Ashok Karkera is organizing a RIMweb Meet in Mumbai on the 6th of January, 2013. The date & place is tentative as of now; and you can keep in sync about the event in the forum topic and/or Facebook Group page:
Keeping in sync with the latest happenings in the telecom & communications industry in India, RIMweb.in has always received commendable support from all you members! Not to forget, RIMweb.in is an unbiased independent / unofficial public discussion forum for the Reliance Mobile subscribers community and evolved later to support the entire Indian telecommunication industry. Today we can proudly say that the discussion forum has managed to help and support fellow members for all their queries, grievances and become a platform for sharing experiences in an efficient and effective manner. It has been a long plausible journey has left its marks on the Internet and in the hearts of many, individually.
On behalf of all the members & moderators at RIMweb.in, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year - 2013 too!
Time to bid Adiós to the year by and Congratulations once again to you, for the 9th Anniversary of the RIMweb Community!
As part of the anniversary celebrations... and throwing the toast... we have a lot of goodies for you - the members who has made RIMweb what it is today!
We are giving away online vouchers worth Rs.500, Rs.250 and Rs.100 to the top contributing 50 members. The top members have been filtered based on the Reputation points received during the past 1 year (December 23, 2011 - December 22, 2012) and the number of posts in the past year as well. The top 5 members will get Rs.500 worth online voucher, next 20 members will get Rs.250 worth online voucher and the remaining 25 members will get Rs.100 worth voucher.
The online recharge vouchers can be redeemed for anything that is transact-able online like Mobile recharge, DTH recharge, etc. that is convenient to you. All the winners will be contacted individually by email (registered for your RIMweb.in account) with the details after January 2, 2013. You will be contacted by email only (and NOT PM), so please make sure that the email address in your profile is updated by then.
Please find the list of winning members below (sorted alphabetically):
Rs.500 worth online voucher winners:
Rs.250 worth online voucher winners:
::: VA :::
Rs.100 worth online voucher winners:
Posted by rajanmehta on 19 February 2012 - 12:22 PM
This was a revelation waiting to happen. After spending thousands behind that latest dual core android beasts, do you still think, it lags in performance. Your Memory Card is to be blamed for that...
Reason perhaps Apple Still does not allow Memory Cards in iPhones after all this years!!!
As per a recent study, "Revisiting Storage For Smartphones" at the Georgia Institute of Techbology on File and Storage Technologies..
Download Full Study Paper >> http://static.usenix..._papers/Kim.pdf
With manufacturers focusing on the speed and number of cores a smartphone’s processor features, megapixel numbers, and network technologies like LTE, the performance of an Android handset should largely be based on its hardware, right? Wrong, according to a new study undertaken by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The type and brand of microSD storage installed in the device could just as well be the culprit. Their study that found that flash storage often accounted for a 100 to 300 percent drop in performance. In one instance the numbers dipped by an astonishing 2,000 percent.
The researchers tested top selling 16GB embedded flash memory cards in several Android smartphones and found performance over WiFi varied between 100% to 300% across applications.
In one flash memory test, performance dropped more than 20X.
Ironically, benchmarking tests showed that some lower grade microSD cards performed better than some higher grade cards. As for naming names, Kim writes that Kingston's microSD card performs so badly that its results need to be removed from test data to get realistic averages. Transcend performs the best for random writes by as much as a factor of 100 compared to the competition.
The bottom line is that the brand of microSD card you use in your device does make a difference in how fast it runs. Kim checked the launch time for eight popular apps including Angry Birds, Twitter and YouTube and found that Kingston's microSD cards offered up the slowest times for most of the apps.
And for those who complain about how sluggish their Android model is, a change in the microSD card brand you use could make the difference.
"A good chunk of time for users is spent waiting for websites to load ... [and for] applications to load," said Hyojun Kim, a Ph.D. student in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech.
And, while waiting for apps to load is annoying, a more nefarious impact of poor flash performance is that it depletes a smartphone's battery.
Kim said wireless network performance has kept pace with most of today's mobile applications, as have the single and dual core CPUs being used in today's sophisticated smartphones. What hasn't kept pace is the bandwidth of NAND flash, he said.
"Why would anyone want to see a 20-second wait time on their phone, particularly if the network is not the problem," he said.
The research identified the problem with poor flash device performance to be rooted in random I/O from application databases such as heavy random writes.
In flash memory, random write performance is orders of magnitude worse than sequential writes, Kim said.
The smartphone tests involved the use of applications such as WebBench Browser, Facebook, Android Email. Google Maps, App Install, Pulse News Reader, and RLBench SQLite. The flash cards came from Transcend, RiData, SanDisk, Kingston, Wintec, A-Data, Patriot Memory and PNY.
"Apart from the benefits of selecting a good flash card, there are some fundamental ways we're using storage in a bad way," he said, referring to the way many applications are created to write data randomly, which causes flash performance to fall of a cliff.
Posted by Karthik R on 18 February 2011 - 12:07 PM
- 3G – Third Generation mobile technology will allow users to get a better host of services and connectivity speeds from their service provider. That means download speeds on mobile devices will be faster as well as data and media streaming.
- 3GPP - 3rd Generation Partnership Project can be construed to be a combination of all GSM, GPRS/EDGE and W-CDMA specifications.
- A-GPS – Assisted Global Positioning System allows for a quicker mode of gathering required satellite information via the internet via servers. GPS enabled handsets can get information without the use of A-GPS however it would take a little longer. In order to use A-GPS you would of course require a working internet service on your mobile handset via your service provider.
Android has become extremely popular today, with devices powered by the OS providing stiff competition to Apple's devices. In case you're not familiar with them, here's a list of the codenames used for Android OS versions.
- Donut - Version 1.6
- Eclair - Version 2.0/2.1
- FroYo - Shortened form of Frozen Yoghurt, Version 2.2
- Gingerbread - Version 2.3
- Ice Cream Sandwich - Supposedly Version 2.4
- Honeycomb - Version 3.0, optimized for tablets.
A stock ROM is the official, signed software version from a phone manufacturer that will either come on the device when you buy it or will come in the form of an update.
Custom ROMs, however, are either altered version of this software or modified versions of Google's stock Android software.
So what does the "customized" part mean? Since Android is open source, developers are free to take stock ROMs, modify them, strip them of garbage, optimize them, add things, and pretty much do whatever their imagination and skills allow.
Here are the steps for installing Custom ROMs, at a glance :
- Root Your Phone
- Install ROM Manager App
- Back Up
- Download the ROM you want to try
- Flash It
- Want to go back? Restore It
- BREW - is Qualcomm's open source application development platform for wireless devices equipped for CDMA technology.
- Bluetooth – A wireless method of communion between devices for either data transfer or remote access and control.
- Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR – Bluetooth (BT) with Enhanced Data Rate offers faster rates of communication between Bluetooth enabled devices.
- A2DP - Advanced Audio Distribution Profile allows Bluetooth enabled media devices to communicate with receivers in Stereo Bluetooth headsets for better audio experiences.
- AVRCP - Audio/Video Remote Control Profile allows BT enabled devices to communicate and control and interface with other BT enabled devices not just for data transfer but in a more in-depth sense. For example one can control your PC's media player via Bluetooth from a mobile handset equipped with Bluetooth that also has an AVRCP profile.
- BTS - Base Transceiver Station; the network entity which communicates with the mobile station.
- CDMA - Code division multiple access is another form of mobile/cellular technology that allows users to use the entire spectrum of frequencies available that are capable of providing better sound and data communication. Some CDMA handsets have built in SIM cards, so specific handset models have been designed for this technology. The range of mobile handsets available with CDMA, are a little more limited as compared to GSM. CDMA is a military technology first used during World War II by English allies to foil German attempts at jamming transmissions.
For more info you may want to check out Basics about CDMA / EVDO
- CMOS Sensor – Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor are most widely used in mobile handset cameras. The reason for this is because these sensors require fewer components (perfect for space constraints) and lesser power so it also reduces the cost.
- Core - A core, in its basic terminology, is a distinct CPU. Any singular core is capable of executing all of the necessary computations and instructions to ensure a smartphone can function at all. Learn more about Single Core / Multi - Core chips and find out whether you need them here.
- TFT LCD - Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Display. TFT LCD type screens are also used in TV's and computer monitors.
- QVGA – Quarter Video Graphics Array is 240 x 320 pixels, this is pretty standard for most mobile handsets
- VGA - Video Graphics Array is 640 x 480 pixels for handsets with larger displays
- WVGA - Wide Video Graphics Array 800 x 480.
- OLED - Organic Light-Emitting Diode. Nokia's N85 uses this type of display.
- AMOLED - Active Matrix OLED. An enhanced version of OLED screens, AMOLED screens used very commonly now, in phones like Nokia's N8. Active-matrix OLED displays provide higher refresh rates than their passive-matrix OLED counterparts, and they consume significantly less power.
- Super AMOLED - Super AMOLED refers to touchscreens where the layer that detects touches is integrated onto the screen rather than being a layer on top of it. This leads to increased brightness and clarity. The Samsung Galaxy S bears this type of screen.
- Super AMOLED Plus - First introduced with the Samsung Galaxy S II series smartphones, is a further development where the PenTile RGBG pixel matrix is replaced with a common RGB subpixels arrangement, going from eight to twelve subpixels in a group, resulting in finer details. The screen technology is also brighter, thinner and 18% more energy efficient.
- Retina Display - First used in Apple's iPhone 4, the Retina Display is an IPS LCD screen that packs has a very high pixel density (number of pixels per inch), making it very hard for the naked eye to distinguish between pixels and therefore leading to seemingly higher quality.
- EDGE - Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution can also be called EGPRS or Enhanced GPRS and means exactly what it states. It's one step above GPRS and provides for a little faster browsing and data transfer speeds.
- ESN - An ESN is a numeric identifier that uniquely identifies a CDMA phone. The ESN is what a CDMA network uses to identify a phone and determine which subscriber's account, if any, it is linked to. Because of this, when switching from one phone to another, subscribers will have to provide the ESN of the new phone to the network carrier before it can be activated. The ESN is being phased out in favour of the MEID. This is happening because phone manufacturers are literally running out of ESN identifiers.
- FDMA - Frequency Division Multiple Access-a transmission technique where the assigned frequency band for a network is divided into sub-bands which are allocated to a subscriber for the duration of their calls.
- GSM - Global System for Mobile communications (originally from Groupe Spécial Mobile). To cut a long story very short is the technology that allows for mobile handsets to connect to service providers using any model phone or any service provider anywhere in the world. GSM handsets can be used with SIM cards.
- GPRS - General Packet Radio Service is universal as a mobile data service (packet) for 2G and 3G networks. It provides data rates from 56 up to 114 kbit/s of information when connected to the net via the mobile handset's browser.
- HDMI - High Definition Multimedia Interface : A standard for audio/video cables and connectors. HDMI supports and carries high-definition (HD) video and multi-channel audio over a single cable. It carries an all digital signal, ensuring high quality. Some phones have a Mini-HDMI (Type C) or Micro-HDMI (Type D) connector to allow the phone to be connected directly to a television, so that video content on the phone can be played back on a full-size television screen. This requires a HDMI cable with a Mini or Micro - HDMI connector on one end and a full size (Type A) HDMI connector on the other end.
- Hot Swap Slot – A memory card slot that's accessible without having to remove the battery or the rear panel. Some handsets do have a memory card slot just under the rear panel that but you won't need to touch the battery. This could also be termed as a Hot Swap Slot.
- HSCSD - High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data implies four times faster data transmission for mobile for users using GSM with rates up to 38.4 kbit/s. It's basically high speed implementation of standard GSM transfers.
- HSDPA - High-Speed Downlink Packet Access is often associated with 3G. It allows networks to provide higher data transfer speeds and capacity. Current HSDPA deployments support down-link speeds of 1.8, 3.6, 7.2 and 14.4 Mbit/s.
- iDEN - is a mobile telecommunications technology, developed by Motorola, which provides its users the benefits of a trunked radio and a cellular telephone. iDEN places more users in a given spectral space, compared to analog cellular and two-way radio systems, by using speech compression and time division multiple access (TDMA).
- IR – Infra Red is slowly being phased out these days with BT taking a bigger and more active role in a mobile handset's wireless mode of data transfer and communication. IR means having to keep two handsets aligned with their IR receivers facing each other or 'in line of sight' whereas Bluetooth doesn't not have such limitations and is faster as well.
- Jailbreak – Jailbreaking means hacking into the core system of the iPhone so as to allow users to gain access to areas that were otherwise closed off (Unix File system).
- QWERTY – A full QWERTY keypad is a mobile keypad that would allow you to visualize and use this type of mobile input system as well as you would a desktop PC's keyboard. Each company tries to design their handsets keypad to mimic a PC's as best as they can.
- SureType - or Half QWERTY keypad are essential the same. SureType is more specific to BlackBerrys.
- Virtual Keypad - is an On-Screen keypad which is specific to handsets with touchscreens. These are also available in QWERTY, SureType or Half QWERTY as well as normal alphanumeric options.
- Swype - Swype is a virtual keyboard which allows users to enter words by sliding a finger or stylus from letter to letter, lifting only between words. It uses error-correcting algorithms and a language model to guess the intended word. It also includes a tapping predictive text system in the same interface.
- LTE - Long Term Evolution is the name given to a project associated with 3GPP to help improve and perhaps even standardize future mobile technology. A lot of devices that supported LTE connectivity were launched at CES 2011, but were marketed as 4G-enabled.
Interested? Follow more about LTE here
- Mail for Exchange – A more up scaled version of Push Mail would be Mail for Exchange. With an application being installed on the handset itself, this service would also download your emails in a real-time environment and also sync and integrate with your Contacts list and Calendar. Much like having MS Outlook on your mobile.
- MEID - An ID number that is unique for each new CDMA mobile in the world. It identifies the phone to the network. MEID is a replacement for ESN. It began replacing ESN in 2005 since the pool of ESN numbers has been virtually exhausted due to the number of devices in use. It is equivalent to IMEI in GSM phones.
- Memory Cards
- Secure Digital Card (SD card) - SD cards are used in many small portable devices such as digital video camcorders, digital cameras, handheld computers, audio players and mobile phones. In use since 1999, SD Memory Cards are now available in capacities between 16 Megabytes and 1 Gigabyte, and still growing. An SD card typically measures 32 mm x 24 mm x 2.1 mm and weighs approximately 2grams.
- MiniSD Card - After the success of the SD Card (Secure Digital Card), the miniSD Memory Card was developed to meet the demands of the mobile phone market. The MiniSD Card provides the same benefits as the SD Card, but is smaller than the original SD Card. MiniSD Cards are typically found in many newer mobile phones with features such as built-in digital cameras, downloading and games, basically the mobile phones where the miniSD can meet the requirements for increased data storage. MiniSD cards are 21.5 mm x 20 mm x 1.4 mm and generally provide 16MB to 256MB of storage.
- MicroSD - Mainly used in mobile phones and other small handheld devices the MicroSD format is currently available in capacities up to 4GB, and it roughly 1/4th the size of the SD card at 15mm W 11mm W 0.7mm. The MicroSD card is also the smallest memory card available.
- Card adapters can be purchased that enable backwards compatibility — this would allow MicroSD cards to work in SD and MiniSD slots, and also for MicroSD cards to work in SD card slots.
- MultiMediaCard (MMC) - The MultiMediaCard (MMC) standard was introduced by SanDisk and Siemens in 1997. The card itself is 32 mm x 24 mm x 1.4mm and is often used in place of the SD card. Transfer speeds of a MMC is around 2.5MB/s and they can often be used in SD Card readers.
- Sony Memory Sticks - Sony Memory Sticks are light, compact and designed for a wide variety of devices including digital cameras, recorders, and more. With the use of an adapter most Sony Memory Sticks can be used with almost all Memory Stick PRO compatible products.
- Memory Stick Micro (M2): 15 mm x 12.5 mm x 1.2 mm
- Memory Stick PRO: 50 mm x 21.5 mm x 2.8 mm. The Memory Stick PRO format has an an 8-bit parallel interface with theoretical transfer rates up to 480Mb/s. It is commonly used in high megapixel digital cameras and digital camcorders.
- Memory Stick PRO DUO: 31 mm x 20 mm x 1.6 mm. The Memory Stick PRO Duo media is about one-third the volume and half the weight of standard-size media, but offers all the advanced functions of Memory Stick PRO media.
- Multi-Touch – This term is applied to specific usability on touchscreen mobiles that allow for specific actions. For example – the pinch to zoom feature in the Apple iPhone. It's a more sophisticated touchscreen feature that has hardware and software working simultaneously to recognize more than just one point of contact with the screen and responding to the same. Most touchscreen handsets' UI will not permit the use to multiple contacts with the screen to activate features and function.
- Nav-Pad or D-Pad – This refers to the five way navigation pad that's usually located under the display and can be used to maneuver through menus and settings. The center key is for selecting options. Nokia also uses what they call a Navi-Wheel that's similar to the iPod's Click Wheel. It's soft touch scrolling in a circular motion for moving around a menu system.
- NFC - Near Field Communication allows for the wireless communication to take place between mobile devices with a very fixed radius of about four inches. This system is not unlike BT or IR but it does have the limitation of distance.
Read more into NFC here!
- Podcasts – Podcasts are either video or audio snippets on various topics uploaded to the net via individuals, corporations, radio stations etc. that can be downloaded for playback on a mobile handset via an active internet connection. They're usually in the form of web feeds.
- PRL - is a database residing in a wireless (primarily CDMA) device, such as a cellphone, that contains information used during the system selection and acquisition process. In the case of RUIM-based CDMA devices, the PRL resides on the RUIM. The PRL indicates which bands, sub bands and service provider identifiers will be scanned and in what priority order. Without a PRL, the device may not be able to roam, i.e. obtain service outside of the home area.
- Proprietary Ports – As the name implies, it's the connectivity port for a handsfree, charger or USB that is design-specific to a single company's brand of handsets. It's also one of the more irritating aspects in the mobile phone industry. With a standard port, users can simply use wires from other products and vice-versa instead of hunting for a very specific wire that in most cases is only available with the handset manufacturer who would probably charge a premium rate.
If you are confused about cables and wires, this topic may prove helpful - Guide to PC's cable and Wiring
- Push Mail – This service allows a handset with an active internet connection and support for the same to always download new messages from a designated server linked to your personal email address. What this means is, a real-time download of all incoming emails to your mailbox which you can access from your mobile as well as your PC.
- Pwnage – To be Pwned is the same as street slang for 'Owned' i.e. to be taken for a ride (in some cases) or to be to be controlled against your will. In the world of the iPhone to have your iPhone Pwned, would mean to jailbreak it and gain access to all areas. A Pwnage tool is required to do just this.
- RDS – Radio Data System is a very frequent term attached to the FM radio capabilities in a mobile handset. It's a method of transmitting small but useful snippets of digital information via the radio's frequencies that would include Track name, name of the artist etc.
- SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) - A cell phone's SAR, or its Specific Absorption Rate, is a measure of the amount of radio frequency (RF) energy absorbed by the body when using the handset. All cell phones emit RF energy and the SAR varies by handset model
Read more here.
- Series 40 and Series 60 – S40 or S60 are mobile User Interfaces (UI) that work with the Symbian Operating System. S40 UIs are usually found in some of the lower end Nokia handsets and S60 can be found in some of the more advanced. Nokia has launched a touchscreen version of their Series 40 UI and of course, you'll all be familiar by now with the 5800 XpressMusic that uses a S60 touch based UI. Nokia's N8 had a new version of their Symbian UI, named Symbian ^3.
- Tap-Screen/SurePress - The latest in touchscreen technology is RIM's offering in their BlackBerry Storm 9500. While the UI works quite like any other touchscreen interface with response to touch by sliding your fingers across the screen; in order to actually activate major functions or selections, the screen itself can be pressed, not unlike a normal button on a keypad. This technology is what we call Tap-Screen and what RIM calls SurePress.
- UIQ - User Interface Quartz, is essentially a platform based on the Symbian Operating System (OS). A variant of sorts. Later versions are used in handsets that have touchscreen interfaces. The UIQ platform also allows for plenty of development and also supports Java.
- UMTS - Universal Mobile Telecommunications System is one of the 3G mobile cellular technologies. Also understood as 3GSM in many cases, it essentially implies a sort of hybrid combination of 3G with its speed and GSM with a more globalised standard.
- Unlock – Unlocking carrier locked phone implies you would be able to use it as an open GSM handset so that it would no longer be tied to a single carrier. You'd be free to use any service provider's SIM card and services attached to the same without disrupting the use of the handset in any way.
- USB – Universal Serial Bus is simply a wired standard used for interfacing between a mobile handset and a PC for various purposes be it media and data transfer, backing up of information or even recharging the battery. Mobile phones usually have this in mini-USB and micro-USB variants.
- VOIP - Voice over Internet Protocol, in the simplest sense, implies the ability to make voice calls over the internet. In a mobile phone it would mean the ability to make a call using Wi-Fi, EDGE or any other internet service the handset permits.
- WAP - Wireless Application Protocol is simply the system used by a mobile handset to connect to the internet but it's a little more 'strictly' basic when compared to GPRS or EDGE.
- W-CDMA - Wideband Code Division Multiple Access is another type of 3G network.
- Wi-Fi - is a mode of wireless connectivity but with a stricter sense. It allows for mobile handsets to connect to Wi-Fi routers in a certain area for quick and high speed internet connectivity.
- WiMAX - Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access is a wireless digital communications system intended for much larger areas as compared to Wi-Fi. It can provide broadband wireless up to 50 km for fixed stations, and 5 - 15 km for mobile stations. Wi-Fi on a much larger scale like EDGE/GPRS with broadband speeds.
- MIN - Mobile Identification Number
- ESN - Electronic Serial Number
- PRL - Preferred Roaming List
- SID - System Identification Number
- SCM - Station Class Mark
- CAI - Common Air Interface
- A Key - Authentication Key
- NAM - Numeric Assignment Module
- SPC - Service Programming Code
Feel free to add new terms to this topic
Edit : Updated with more terms..
Posted by rajanmehta on 03 January 2013 - 06:01 PM
- The first objective of the forum is sharing of knowledge, help in technical matters. Buying/Selling though very important but is not THE primary thing for which the forum stands.
- It will be good if there are more reputed sellers but NEWBIES/Non Serious players who are here to make a fast buck/extra/side income can't be encouraged/allowed.
- Ofcourse if they are serious & continue with the forum, they will surely migrate to the next level in the long run. The system has to be designed as such.
- Regular Members who are selling occassionally OR single handsets (Upon changing/upgrading the handset) should face no difficulty/obstruction in posting their sell topics. (Ofcourse should comply with all rules)
- Minimum number of posts for opening a sell topic for a single item should be 25 & Member since not less than 2 Month. (Applicable for All Members).
- If someone wants to open a sell topic with multiple items at a time, then the Minimum number of posts should be 100 & Member since not less than 6 Month.
- Someone wanting to sell multiple items but not having 100 posts but having 25 posts can post sell topics with a SINGLE item only, finish the transaction, receive the feedback & then open another topic for another item. No multiple ITEM sell post in the same topic to be allowed.
- All instances of sellers posting that he is having x phone/phones in stock for sell without actually giving complete details as per Buy-Sell guidelines should be strictly prohibited. There have been multiple instances of such practice recently with even the current problem sell topic of the fella with less then 10 posts having such post.
oh i forgot i have a xperia ion its brand new! and also have samsung exhilarate in like new condition both GSM unlocked and costs 19500 and 12500 respectively.
- Not trying to blame anyone. Admin/Mods here do a wonderful job always. But we have only 2 Active as of today. Arun & Kamalbhai. Pretty busy too. Also this is complete free SEVA. It's entirely understadable that every topic may not receive every attention all the time.
- But then we should think of APPOINTING additional MODERATOR/s who can contribute.
- For used phone sell topic, minimum of 6 photographs compulsory displaying front/back and all 4 sides.
- As soon as the sell is closed, the posting member asks for closing the topic and it's closed immediately. No sell topic should be closed untill the buyer has posted the feedback.
- A separate TOPIC named Buyer's Checklist for Online Imported CDMA Handset Buying on RIMWeb should be created and a link to that topic should be made mandatory to be placed in all sell topics in RED Color (Except may be of Reputed Sellers). Possible Content of that topic given below
- Have you taken complete details of the seller like Full Address/Contact/Email/Numbers?
- Have you confirmed with the seller all details regarding MEID Registration/EVDO Data/Configuration/Activation?
- Have you confirmed with the seller regarding what services he will offer regarding above during initial sell & at the time of resale?
- Have you confirmed whether above services are free or chargeable? If chargeable, What will be the charges?
- Have you kept details of all communication with seller whether through pm/email handy? This will help in the event of a dispute.
- Have you satisfied yourself with the seller credentials/reputation/regular availability on the forum?
- Have you verified how long the seller is on the forum & checked the past feedbacks if any?
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