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    Some BSNL centers take some fees for EvDo 'plan activation' which is permanent and one time, irrespective of sim replacements.
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    Mukesh Ambani is here to do business and not charity. The reason behind giving Free is to import as much as users on their network so that the network gets over saturated (Because the low ARPU users try to squeeze the last bit of data which otherwise they cannot afford to). He wants to make sure that the system shall perform well in future - so by doing so he will be able to test the load capacity and stability of his network as well. Further being a business man he will also be able to release payment of the company who is commissioning the project across India once he is convinced that the system is OK for handling extreme load (conducting real time thorough testing). As far as calls are concerned Jio themselves are responsible for call drops - By doing so they are tarnishing the image of competitors as well as savings money which they have to pay as interconnect charges otherwise. Just the way they have put a limit of 4GB for data - likewise they have also put a limit in their network for total number of calls to through to other networks which costs money to them. Out of total subscribers hardly 20% of the users will be heavy users whereas 70% will be average users and 10% will be light users once the charges are imposed after commercial launch. So finally when FREE scenario will be over the Jio performance will surge up suddenly. But as KanagaDeepan said Jio should not Drag/extend this FREE scheme beyond January otherwise it will obviously have adverse affect as well as give opportunity to AVoID to hold back customers with new lucrative offers (which they have already started). Instead of FREE they should have given the SIM for some kind of advance 3 months deposit/subscription which would be adjusted once the commercial services start and shall be binding - then the things would have been different and only genuine users would have approached for the SIM. At the moment any TOM DIC-K & HARRY is just taking a SIM for 3 months FREE RIDE and believe me will never ever use JIO once the free period is over. So although Jio may succeed in having millions of subscribers in their customer base but the active users will be much less than that after commencement of the commercial launch. Good luck JIO!!
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    From Tomorrow onwards. MNP is going to be started with JIO, only selected persons/companies. Those who opting MNP will be ported to JIO with unlimited preview for 90 days without any phone. Just now got the info from one of the JIO employee. Will confirm after seeing the internal circular, who are eligible to MNP. Initially, all the JIO employee sims (their personal sims of different networks) are eligible. This is confirmed.
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    Additional settings and information that can be useful for everyone: http://www.andaman-nicobar.bsnl.co.in/evdo_pre.html http://bsnl-evdo-datacard.blogspot.in/ http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/f803/bsnl-evdo-android-smartphone-success-1741143/ http://www.maharashtra.bsnl.co.in/cdmalist.asp http://www.keralatelecom.com/cdma/evdoloc.asp http://hackingrt.blogspot.in/2014/05/new-bsnl-cdma-and-evdo-udp-trick.html http://telecomtalk.info/bsnl-launches-4-true-unlimited-evdo-data-stv/95214/ **All information sole rights of the respective publishers. I have no connection with any website apart from gaining knowledge. The following files are shortlisted from BSNL SNEA. They are BSNL official files for standard CDMA programming and configuration. Sancharsoft for CDMA - Guidelines.PDF Linux+Seetings+For+NIC+EVDO.pdf NIB-II DNS Change.pdf EVDO roaming implementation 050411.pdf Implementation of full mobility in CDMA Network 02-06-15.pdf To Know CDMA prepaid data usage - Procedure.doc EVDO Config Procedure.doc Install Droid VPN and use UDP port 9200 and we will get 1.5 Mbps speed on 1X
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    Enough of this endless waiting for 4G. I warn these Ambani brothers to get in line and start 4G. Otherwise..... I will be compelled to get 2 rcom 2G sims, insert into my dual sim phone, activate data in both and forcefully extract 2G+2G = 4G data from rcom network. ☺☺☺☺
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    Finally Generated the UPC after 90 days of Miserable, Pathetic, Crappy Network of Reliance "4G" As far as I felt, 1 went for 4g From EVDO and Landed in No G at all Moving to Idea, My Secondary Network which kept my phone services Alive, RIP CDMA, But Reliance Sure did a KLPD of the Climax for Me at least!!!
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    BSNL CDMA works on any sim based or non-sim cdma handset. The attached prl works in non sim handsets with the below programming. Pri ch A= 279 B=320 (latest prl 7 works on any channels, other prls use 279 for 1x voice and 320 for evdo rev 0) Sec ch B= 384 NID/SID= 14499/65535 MIP type= Simple IP PPP user= cdma, ppp pass= cdma, AAA= cdma BSNL_evdo_1X_no_7.prl BSNL_6.prl BSNL_7_cdmaws.prl
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    Requirements:- QXDM Not Required:- Root, Bootloader unlock Steps:- Part I:- GSM edge unlock 1. Select LTE from mobile networks settings. Remove SIM and switch off phone 2. Boot into bootloader mode and select BPTools, after phone boots, enable debugging 3. Map the comports correctly to QXDM 4. Airplane mode 5. In QXDM, open command prompt, type spc=000000 6. Open NV browser, look for item 441 and make it 0x383 or 0xFFF in band line, click write 7. Look further for NV item 946, write 0x0028 in band pref 8. Lastly item no 1877 and write 2622339 to rf_bc_config line 9. Reboot 10. Phone now boots in global mode, insert GSM SIM and use with EDGE data. CDMA section remains untouched. Part II:- 3G HSPA+ UMTS 2100 mhz unlock (part II only after getting Edge signal) 1. Select LTE from mobile networks settings. Remove SIM and switch off phone 2. Boot into bootloader mode and select BPTools, after phone boots, enable debugging 3. Map the comports correctly to QXDM 4. Airplane mode 5. In QXDM, open command prompt, type spc=000000 6. NV item 946, write 0x0EA8 in band pref 6. NV item 1877 and write 245891456 to rf_bc_config line 7. Full flash current firmware by fastboot with emphasis on fastboot erase modemst1, fastboot erase modemst2 8. Phone boots in global mode with HSPA+ Note:- Firmware flashing will remove unstable signal issue. All the changes will be permanent. CDMA/evdo remains as it was earlier.
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    i purchased airtel locked huwai B310s 927 in olx for Rs. 900 and unlocked. Now it is accepting all the 4g sims of india (idea, airtel, JIO, and Rcom4g) and also all 3g sims. Except with JIO sim all other sims working not only data and voice also (landline phone can be attached to this router) Jio working with data only. It is covering Nearly 100 feet area (through Wifi). This may be moved to appropriate Thread.
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    I am try with Three different Band of 4g. Via my mtk engineering mode. Screen shot Below Sent from my F103 Pro using Tapatalk
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    Software update message from my friends' Moto X Play. Finally motorola ready to support rjio volte.
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    RCOM CDMA used Lucent network cards and ATC hardware, Tata CDMA and BSNL CDMA used Cisco network cards and ZTE hardware. Reliance GSM used China made cheap hardware, some components costing a mere Rs 60. Moreover RGSM is based on 1800 mhz hence frequent maintenance. Reliance cannot improve voice quality after some extent so they have made illegal icr to Tata Docomo GSM even where it's own network exists. Idea and Vodafone have invested astronomically in 4G components so they will any day provide superior quality. If the upcoming 700 Mhz LTE slots are bagged by idea, it will be pack off time for RCOM-RJIO alliance. RJIO has an obsession to create and expand it's LTE capacity because it feels even if they dont get enough subscribers of their own, they will trade 4G icr with other GSM operators like Videocon and Uninor. 4G monopoly of RJIO will be destroyed further when 3G operators will give narrow band 4G on their same spectrum. There is no sim card ICCID IMEI binding like Jio in other networks. Reliance will definitely be instrumental in providing cheap 4G as LTE revolution but ultimately other networks will succeed. Sent from my K016 using Tapatalk
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    LG stock firmware links for public download. LG Tribute 2 LS665 TOT w dll:- https://docs.google.com/uc?id=0B_Hol5T47S-baExha2dCWThrQTQ&export=download LG Tribute 2 LS665 bin firmware:- http://www.4shared.com/archive/b3TqOMtgce/pro_yemen_ls665.htm LG Stylo LS770:- https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24533100289589827 https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24545065934258674 LG Tribute 2 GSM Unlock:- http://www.4shared.com/zip/le0cW_7Ace/LG_LS665_unlock_SIM_DIAG-Arab_.htm LG Stylos LS770 GSM Unlock:- http://www.4shared.com/zip/7OK7kD3Xce/Root-and-unlock-LG-LS770-Arab-.htm File share courtesy:- Yemen CDMA Team Sent from my K016 using Tapatalk
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    This whole thread is full of this answer and the post just above yours also details the same nicely. What exactly do you want, you will have to move your eyes a little bit to get the info you seek.[emoji12] [emoji41] [emoji23] Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
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    एक पत्र आदरणीयट (अछे दिन) प्रधानमंत्री मोदीजी के नाम *रिलायंस का 4G घोटाला, बहुत बड़ा भ्रष्टाचार होने से पहले उठायें कदम* जैसा कि आपको मालूम ही होगा, रिलायंस कंपनी CDMA सेवा बंद करने जा रही है | उपभोक्ताओं को लिखित में 28-05-2016 शनिवार शाम 7 बजे SMS message मिला कि रिलायंस कंपनी 31-5-2016 से CDMA सेवा बंद कर रही है | 30-05-2016 को रविवार | यानि कि उपभोक्ता को कोई समय नहीं दिया गया कि इसके खिलाफ अपना कोई पक्ष रख सके | जबकि पिछले 1 महीने से रिलायंस के लगातार SMS messages आ रहे हैं कि आप अपने 2G CDMA Card को मुफ्त में 4G में upgrade करवा लें | मगर कभी ये नहीं बताया गया कि CDMA सेवा बंद की जायेगी | यह उपभोक्ताओं के साथ बहुत-बड़ी धोखाधडी है | *लाखों-करोड़ों CDMA फोन बेकार हो जायेंगे और यह जनता का नुकसान, राष्ट्रीय नुकसान होगा* तथा मजबूरन 4G के लिए जो मोबाईल फोन ख़रीदने पड़ेंगे, वे *करोड़ों- अरबों रूपए रिलायंस कम्पनी तथा उनसे जुड़े लोगों की जेब में भ्रष्टाचार के रूप में जायेंगे* एवं कितने ही रूपए *चीन की कंपनियों* को जायेंगे और हमारे पास पड़े CDMA Phone बेकार हो जायेंगे | ऐसा लाखों लोगों को करोड़ों का नुकसान होगा | यह नुकसान, जनता का यानि देश का नुकसान है | तथा कम्पनी अपनी जेब भर रही है | अतः तुरंत इस बड़े भ्रष्टाचार को रोकने की कार्यवाही करने की कृपा करें | और तुरंत रिलायंस कम्पनी को आदेश दें कि CDMA सेवा बंद न करें | आशा है, जनहित और राष्ट्रहित में आप तुरंत कार्यवाही करेंगे | और 31-5-16 से सेवा बंद कर दि गयी है | जबकि कम्पनी ने इसकी वैधता तारीख 11-09-2017 तक दी हुई है | धन्यवाद ! आपसे नम्र निवेदन है कि ये सन्देश कृपया आपके सभी whatsapp Groups एवं Social Media सभी में इतना फैलाएं क़ि मोदी जी सुचना-प्रसारण मंत्री श्री रवि शंकरजी, TRAI सभी को पंहुच जाए [emoji378] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    It's reliance. Morons is the first criteria they check before hiring someone.
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    Ref.: Moto E3 Power, a FlipKart purchase Recovery-menu [to Wipe Cache Partition/Hard reset ...etc.] Pls. note, If you use Volume-down+Power button combo to enter Recovery-menu [as per Motorola Device Help/User Guide], a Chinese language Pop up will appear which is a "Testing-menu" and Not Recovery-menu. to Exit this Chinese Pop up, you need to remove the battery and start the device normally. However, Volumeup+Power button combo gets you to Recovery-menu best wishes
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    Update: Did some RnD on Engineering Mode (*#546368#*371#) IMS setting and VoLTE Enabled on LG Phoenix 2 At&t. Now i can make voice call using Phone dialer without 4G support.
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    Upon clearing my one abandoned drawer, I found following 1 piece ZTE CDMA modem for BSNL. I am sure it will not have any provisioning. Am also not sure how helpful it will be to get service. 1 Piece RELIANCE modem. 1 screen OK, Moto Razr Maxx. Main board has problem, not getting charged. 1 piece Samsung Epic phone, screen has problem , screen ON but touch pad not working. 1 piece Samsung Moment handset. Working well. 1 Piece modem dead Palm Treo handset. Please let me know if any thing is useful to any one. Else will scrap it.
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    @LTE4G Good point, reg the possibility of call being restricted from JIO's end as well, to minimize IUC payments... Now I have seen that only 100 calls / minutes free per day limit applicable for prepaid users in JIO. NOT sure, if its a welcome offer thingy or applicable for all, especially in Rs149 plan. I am sure nobody will care about that in JWO, as calls are hardly connecting. For Rs149 per 28 days, if they apply the same limit (100 mins per day) that brings to 2800 minutes for Rs149 and with current IUC of 14p / min it comes to around Rs392. That Rs243 loss can be easily adjusted by IUC from incoming calls [14p/min income by IUC] and Jio2Jio calls (no need to pay IUC for the calls), unused FREE calls per day, overage charges @ 2p/sec in home and Rs0.45 / Rs0.80 / Rs1.15 during roaming. Simply put, FREE calls is NOT a big deal / loss for JIO, imho...
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    Coupon code is still a must... MNP for now is not a good decision, even for secondary connections. AVoId group will never give enough poi till the end of freebies as they don't have any other weapon to counter the jio freebies and avoid port out of their customers. Even if trai slaps them with penalty, they will say, we are increasing poi, it will be OK within weeks, but still deliberately not give enough poi for sure. So wait for the drama to complete by 31-dec-16. But one thing is for sure, if jio increases the free usage till March 2016, then real high end users will get annoyed of jio without any doubt. Except few of high end users who got early access to jio services [like us], most of them are waiting for end of free services. They really don't care much about free services, don't like standing in lines, don't like the way DX store guys [due to heavy work load] treat, don't like to wait few weeks for activation. For them, even paying double for services is better than bearing those annoyances and that's where AVoId rules. The people who are ready to stand in line for hours doing nothing will not really help jio in ARPU. But, If you still want to try MNP on jio for your tertiary number [hardly used for calls], then look for a DX store with NO lazy guys [hard to find] and also having eKYC facility + blank sim availability. Finding such a store is slightly easier than finding an unicorn. I have got all my jio sims from other state as the DX Mini guys in my hometown are good for nothing, super lazy+ dumb, burden for jio. All the best. sent from my Lenovo vibe P1 using Tapatalk
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    No confusion. Jio join needs your phone [whether 2g or 3g or 4g phone] connected to jio network. So a phone connected to jio network via jioFi [using Wi-Fi tech] qualifies as well. Similarly for jio sim in 4g non volte phone. Yes. This is a much more important issue. Not everyone jumps to buy volte phone. For example in my family everyone has 4g phone, but none of them is volte capable. So jio must concentrate on launching good quality LYF phones with great battery life. These LYF phones never last long and so the name LYF is not at all suitable for them, imho. According to me $EX would have been a better brand name for those short lived phones. So I recommend the following names for their phone series.. LYF == $EX Flame == Hand [better than Nothing] Wind == 0ral [now we are talking -- may be not] Water == $traight [upTo the point] Earth == 3sum [more features and price] sent from my Lenovo vibe P1 using Tapatalk
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    Looks like, They forgot to tell you the year...
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    in iPhone, sending sms to UK is must for activation of iMessage and FaceTime with number. International SMS is not free from JIO preview offer or samsung sim offer. for that, money topup is necessary. Now you got the point.
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    Well after trying hard for two days I was finally able to get a wind 4 handset with the jio connection. The wind 4 has been discontinued and it is not available in Delhi with any reliance digital store. I was hell bent on buying this particular model owing to the enormous battery. Sincere thanks to Mr Kanaga who strongly advised me to get This particular one , it was on his recommendations that I zeroed in for WIND4 Thanks mate Now waiting for the connection to be activated. Will share the data speed, quality etc in a couple of days Sent from my LGLS991 using Tapatalk
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    Bro, for the price [Rs3500] it's bang for the bucks. The cheapest Jio LYF phone with 1GB RAM. I have seen it in showroom. Good for the price. Go for it, if you just want to use for 3 months free data and sell or give away the phone to somebody after that. The other phones in 3000Rs price has just 512MB RAM, whereas jio bloat itself needs 600MB RAM. But if you are ready to pay more for bigger battery, go for wind 4, closing your eyes. It's the LYF phone with biggest 4000mAh battery. I have used it personally and is the best vfm [in LYF phone terms] handset to enjoy jio preview offer. It has 5" HD display, looks good [especially the brown one], slim and performs good if you disabled the Jio bloat. sent from my Lenovo Vibe P1 using Tapatalk
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    Why one should experience it, if they know it's a trap???
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    At my home, I am experiencing voice quality of reliance 4g far superior than Airtel. I cant talk on airtel without voice breaking while Reliance 4G is as good as CDMA was.
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    u can use sim with other mobile after doing some tweaks with other mobile now i m using lyf sim with redmi note 3 all working data calling and sms
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    I have been using Reliance after porting it from TATA Indicom where I was a postpaid customer for 10 years. Reason being, they stopped their services in almost entire Bihar, entire J&K. And I roam a lot, travel a lot. And I needed a good connection worth TATA Indicom. Except for when they closed, Indicom was a thousand x better than RIM. If my cust care call had to wait for more than 1 minutes, I received a call back. If I complained about anything, and SLA used to be 24/72/36 hours and if it weren't resolved used to get discount in bills without asking. I used port out request, randomly, for the heck of it...and I got 200x6months discount on billing. I was a GOLD customer for them, don't know what that means, but had Credit limit of 14000. And my bill never went above 1k. My plan was of Rs. 399/- worth Rs. 300 free calling. 30p local, 50p std. TATA to TATA free. Incoming free. O/G used to be T-T free, otherwise 30/50p. SMS free. I really have deep respect and love for CDMA operators they forced the market to change. From a talktime of Rs. 90/- in Rs. 330 recharge per month validity, they had to change because Indicom had launched Rs. 300/- in Rs. 330/- per month with innovative per second billing. First in World. They changed the scenario. Then they launched incoming free way back in 2005-06, which COAI got stopped because of pressure from GSM operators like Airtel, Hutch! Before that RIM had launched MOnsoon Dhamaka...and DAPO which had changed the market! My salute to the pioneers of the market! I had opted for Airtel once for want of handset, when I realised what I go through.....I chose to make my Indicom no as primary one. It has stayed for so more than a decade now with CDMA. Previouslywith Indicom, since Oct with RCDMA. They are dying a death, because Ratan TATA and Mukesh Ambani personally couldn't do anything about it! If RCDMA were with Mukesh Bhai, it would have had been different. Launching a handset in 2002 with live video streaming was nothing more than a dream for Indian customers. Live news channels, everything. He subverted a few policies, but it was good for customers. He changed the market. Later on when it went with Anil, and indicom was given over....things changed for worse!
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    Similar experience here... went to nearest web world shop...saw the guy struggling with sim reader...he did not know in which direction to insert the sim. (Personal observation: the sim patching devices which reliance is handing over to them are...well buggy, they seem like sawed off version of sim reader) Anyways...i offered to help but this guy was too proud i guess....my 10+ years of telecom and hardware/software patching seemed irrelevant. The next shop flatly refused. Finally, the one at Pitam pura (like 5 kms from my house) was much more accommodating....i helped him patch the imported handsets (APN, *#*#4636*#*# network selection etc) Spent like an hour after my sim was patched helping other customers...the shop was empty when i was allowed to leave.:)
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    I wonder why some people are still complaining regarding Jio' pricing & also frowning against the withdrawal of unlimited night (2 AM - 5 AM). Those who have recharged with ₹499/- & above got 100GB Flat for 90 days & those stuck with ₹303/- Summer Surprise 1GB/day can always recharge with Booster-pack if needed. I think they are the one who never complained while 1GB 3G data used to cost ₹251/- for 28 days. How can we be so GREEDY? Why can't we be rational?
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    This forum started for maintenance and guidelines for the CDMA user community. If one carrier stops, we switch to a different operator. I am writing this, because no one is sure of any particular CDMA continuing in short future. BSNL can help CDMA users in some regions of service and will help those who have single network handset. I am also aware that BSNL is surrendering cdma spectrum in some states but it still help us. RUIM of BSNL is hybrid type, data works on normal sim based handsets like Moto E, Moto X, Droid series etc and also on handsets like VZW Note 3, Note 5, S5, S6, S7 Nexus 6 etc. A small amount of one time programming is required after sim activation. Note that there is no *228 for OTAF and was removed from network in 2010. MIP profile type:- make simple IP from mobile ip (mainly essential) Ppp user= your10digitmin@AAAVD.in (only required in some handsets) Ppp pass= your10digitmin Dial string/APN= #777 BSNL CDMA back end all India operations are handled from Vadodara and we can directly contact them for any issues. Sent from my K016 using Tapatalk
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    Now its back to normal.. I mean more than NORMAL. Its now 32Mbps speed. So sure, they are rigorously testing their network to the limit. ALL IS WELL. Looks like they are just testing after how much data / how many days, they have to reset the server. Now Jio is carrying 16000TB per day (that is 4 times of Airtel + Vodafone + Idea combined usage), becoming the WORLD's largest network, even beating ChinaMobile. So this brings me a lot of hope, especially after STOPPING the free data usage in new year. After real commercial launch, this amount of load will NOT be there even if they give data at flat rate of Rs50 per GB. Dear JIO, I am waiting for the end of free data to all, to make a switch...
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    Sprint HTC M9 does not have LTE RF NV items active of any of the three bands. UE locks RF items as soon as an overseas SIM is inserted. Sprint HTC A9 works on JIO after tweaking 6828, 6829 and 65633. Sent from my K016 using Tapatalk
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    Prepaid & postpaid 4G Data Plans - Jio https://www.jio.com/en-in/plans Download the pdf to see additional detailed information. ALL-IN-ONE Data Add on (1GB 4G + 1GB WiFi for ₹151, 2GB 4G + 2GB WiFi for ₹251 ... etc.) Combo voucher Plan vouchers Top up vouchers Jio Apps Terms and conditions 1. Voice is truly free – no charge towards voice or the data used to make 4G voice calls. 2. "Unlimited at Night" pertains to data used between 2am – 5am. 3. Wi-Fi data benefits in the plans pertain to Wi-Fi data availed in the Public Wi-Fi hotspots of RJIL. 4. The subscribers can avail the above plans effective from 1st January 2017. 5. The data used by the consumers for Jio applications, Video calls and other content available on internet would be uniformly debited against plan data allocation. 6. Unutilized free benefits will be forfeited at the end of validity. 7. The prepaid packs with denominations Rs.19, Rs.129 and Rs.299 cannot be availed as a First recharge by new subscribers. 8. 25% additional 4G WiFi data benefits will be provided to students on providing a valid identity card, as per process. 9. Prepaid tariffs are inclusive of all applicable taxes. 10. On Postpaid tariffs applicable taxes will be charged. The Postpaid subscribers opting for the Auto-debit option using credit/debit cards/online transfer to pay their monthly mobile phone bill and opting for e-bill will be accorded an additional 15% discount on the bill value. 11. The above plans can only be availed by customers possessing a LTE compatible handset. 15% discount on bill value for auto-debit is interesting.
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    Preview offer extended officially to ASUS and Panasonic Phones. @dkaile
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    They can't have any such agreement since TRAI will not allow. But yes ! if you are planning to switch then immediately you should port out to any other operator then you can switch to Jio after 90 days (i.e. by 15th November) - But if you continue with Reliance then you cannot port out after 16th August and lock in period would be till 30th November.
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    I have been closely observing this forum since last few months regularly and finally decided to join to share my experience of "A journey from CDMA to LTE". I am using RIM CDMA right from 2003 (Dhirubhai Ambani Offer). I had two Mobile (Prepaid) and one Netconnect+ Data Card (Prepaid) connection and was quite happy because of good connectivity, decent speed and coverage while roaming - till I came to know that reliance is UPGRADING CDMA/EVDO to 4G. Reliance started informing me through SMS regarding all the development and finally on 11th & 12th May I was asked to collect my SIM from the Reliance Web World. On 12th May I went and collected two SIMs one for Mobile and one for Data Card for FREE - Recharged my prepaid mobile with ₹97 (LTEMIG) and got Pre Migration benefit of 150 mins. Promo Talktime + R2R free + 1GB data for 30 days along with Post migration benefit too. Registered my SIM through 1299. I had 50p/min Lifetime plan which changed to 2p/sec valid for 180 days (So let's hope my base plan may revive after 180 days) Two days later I went and collected another SIM for my other Mobile too but had to Recharge with ₹1 Only and NO Pre-Migration benefit - (Only Post Migration benefit of 150 mins. Promo Talktime + R2R free + 1GB 2G/3G Data + 10GB 4G DATA for 30 days) Later registered my data card SIM online when it stopped working. (Didn't buy Wi-pod) On 24th May received SMS that please insert your New 4G SIM when there is no network on both mobiles. My both mobiles became inactive and I was much worried since the New SIM also didn't work. When I dialed my numbers from another mobile it said "please check the number..". At Last finally my numbers became active after 6 hours and 8 hours respectively. Core balance was carried forward & also enjoyed Post Migration benefit of 150 mins. Promo Talktime + R2R free + 1GB 2G/3G Data for 30 days on both prepaid mobiles. But after 3-4 days I was shocked as one of my SIM stopped registering on Reliance network and became in-active but again resumed after approx. 4-5 Hours by itself. Didn't face any other CLI or SMS sending problem only USSD kept on giving weird results. If you activate international roaming by mistake SIM will fail to register even on Reliance 2G/3G network too. My SIM's were from 4/16 lot but never had any problem with data. Though it showed "you don't have any data balance" I could use data in 3G mode. After consuming 1GB - Data stopped in one of my mobile which had 0 balance and in other mobile it wiped my core balance too and then stopped. Later on I bought LAVA X11 Dual SIM 4G (supports Band 3/5/40 & voLTE too - in case I want to opt for Jio after commercial launch) Unfortunate I could not latch/register on Reliance 4G (LTE) though it was always available in manual scan list. Kept calling customer care and they kept assuring that it will be solved.. Later sent SMS to 1925 and again 3G data started though I have 0 balance (Seems will be adjusted against 10GB credit). Over chat online one Customer care executive told me that my SIM requires software upgrade & only then I will be able to latch to 4G network. I told him that I am not facing any issue with 3G data but he said it is marked in their system against my SIM. So I took all my three SIMs and got software upgrade patch. Still no luck. So called Customer care (again over chat since 198 was not giving option to talk to customer care executive) and finally a Ticket was generated against my complain to be solved in three days on 10th July. To My surprise on 11th July night I just tried to again manually select Reliance 4G and got registered with full bars inside my bedroom too. WOW! and though data was working but It only opened rcom.co.in homepage no matter what you type. While this was undergoing my number again became unreachable for some time. But since 12th July afternoon though it is connected to 4G (LTE) - data is also connected but net is not working any more.But if I switch to 3G network my data starts working normally and also Shows "Data used 0.00 bytes. Avail Bal Main Rs.0.00, it is valid till 28-06-2030. Data Usage balance:0.00 bytes." while switching. When dialing or receiving call/sms/ussd 4G switches to 3G/H/H+ temporarily for voice. I have disabled voLTE as it was enabled by default and afaik rcom does not use voLTE at present. Looking at the signal strength indoors I can say it is Band 5 (850Mhz). While connected to 4G if the data is switched off or mode is changed to WCDMA (3G/H+) - it shows a message "Data used 0.00 bytes. Avail Bal Main Rs.0.00, it is valid till 28-06-2030. Data Usage balance:0.00 bytes." and while connected to 3G (H+) if I dial *367# or *111# to check balance it shows "Your main account balance is Rs.0.01. it is valid till 20-07-2021" - so I believe that still our connections are in HYBRID mode (RGSM + LTE) & not totally shifted to LTE4G independent core system. And once it is totally shifted to LTE4G, we can expect 10GB 4G data after deducting our 3G usage. Likely to be on 16th August 2016 IMHO. Finally My Data card SIM got activated today (13th July) though it was showing under migration in their system since 24th May. Data Card latches to 4G but no internet data transfer. It gets connected to WCDMA (3G/H+) too and internets also works but amount gets deducted from core balance. (I am using Data SIM in Handset) No sign of 10GB 4G yet. So the data connection fall backs on 2G/3G confirmed. Again here the message while switching network mode shows "Data used 0.00 bytes. Avail Bal Main Rs.0.00, it is valid till 27-09-2028. Data Usage balance:0.00 bytes." and if I check balance by dialing *111*1*3# or *367# it shows different messages - interestingly it also shows the promo R2R free 0 mins. free loc 0 mins valid Data 0 bytes for 30 days though SMS and Calls are barred. To be continued..... Mumbai Circle (Mira-Bhayandar East) Though still waiting for 10GB 4G data..... ......Should I go for Reliance's blessing in disguise for loyal CDMA users: RCOM WEBSITE UNDER 4G PREPAID MUMBAI CIRCLE PLAN & PACKS CHECK THIS :- PREPAID VOICE >> MINUTES PACK >> "ALL CALLS ₹97.00 VALIDITY 30 DAYS PLAN" View DETAILS it gives "150 Minutes for Local & STD calls+1GB 3G/2G+43200 Minutes of Local & STD onnet Calls+10GB 4G data" Looks lucrative - Better than JIO.
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    Theoretically, RGSM cant deny port out...but then they should not have denied data connectivity (As happened during CDMA -> 3G switch). It is difficult to assume when it comes to reliance...anyways...lets see how it goes. Right now the projected tariffs would drive customers away....as airtel is offering better services and prices. These are highly impractical rates, if these are final ones. Guys....once we are in GSM/3G/LTE domain...as Reliance has forced us to....we are in open market. No more buying expensive CDMA/EVDO handsets and bearing reliance behavior.... so as soon as reliance behaves irrationally...people are gonna jump ship. I am sticking to reliance for now...as my postpaid plan is the same as earlier with same services. Coverage is bad but i never used reliance as primary connection anyways...just for data.
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    Let me FIRST clear two things. [1] I am NOT saying to ALWAYS stay away from RCom.. I am saying that, the transition from RCdma to RGsm will be too frustrating that (happened in other circles), its better to move away to other operator and come back after 3 months, when all dust settles down, IF ITS YOUR PRIMARY NUMBER.... No need to panic, if its secondary number. Further the voice clarity difference between RCdma and RGsm are like heaven and HELL. Another reason to move away from RGsm. [2] I am NOT saying to move to AirTel. I am NOT Airtel fanboy. Yes, I use Airtel and I am happy with their services, as they are nice to big customers, even though I was skeptical initially, when I moved to them from Tata due to lack of options. But I am NOT recommending everyone to switch to Airtel. By saying move away from RGsm, I refer to MTS > BSNL CDMA > Aircel > Airtel > Vodafone > Idea > and even BSNL GSM, whichever suits them better. Yes.. From deep sh!t to bull sh!t... They have zillion more miles to go... Like @dr.faramroze said, their 2GSM equipments are too pathetic to give good services on GSM. Aircel-RCom merger will take several months to complete.. Do you remember when RCom-MTS merger talks begun and situation today after many many months? Instead port out to Aircel and enjoy those benefits IMMEDIATELY. Further in areas where RGsm has good coverage, we can't select Aircel 2G. We have to deal with pathetic RGsm network. In places where there is NO RGsm coverage, we can manually select Aircel 2G. But in transition we may miss several calls. Happened to me when using TataGSM, even though it has tie-up with Aircel. So porting out to Aircel is much better option, than waiting for RGsm coverage to become NIL and going to Aircel 2G via ICRA. Yes.. Better than RCom EVDO, but NOT better than Vodafone or Airtel's 3G, as Aircel 3G network has more users and congestion comparing others. Airtel was also same one year back, but situation improved for good after they got EXTRA 3G slot for TN. Further, if Aircel 3G is really good in your area, then porting to Aircel is much better than dealing with pathetic RGsm. Yes.. Thats why I am saying to port out from RCom and come back to them or RJio when 4G chaos completes... Further I am using RJio for 6 months. I used to get 62Mbps during Feb, but after preview offer, speed gets reduced drastically to 7Mbps at the same place, which is slower than Airtel 3G and 4G (but still good enough).. So things are NOT always rosy... I mean, RJio current network condition NOT a good reason to bear the pathetic RGSM. Further have you seen the RCom 4G tariffs??? Its even worse than RGsm_3G plans (in Delhi for eg).. So you are NOT getting good deal in RJio network, if you are using RGSM... May be you are talking about Chennai. In Chennai Aircel and AirTel has 900MHz spectrum. In RoTN (Rest of TN) Aircel and Vodafone has 900MHz. WRT number of subscribers, Airtel is number 1 in Chennai and Number 3 in RoTN. Aircel is number 1 in RoTN and number 2 in Chennai. Vodafone is number 2 in RoTN and number 3 in Chennai. In combined Chennai + RoTN, Aircel is number 1 and Airtel number 2, Vodafone number 3. Below image is summary of last year, to give Idea about NOT just TN, but all circles of India.. Because RCdma will NOT be available after few days and RGSM voice clarity is WORST. So better to port to other operators and NOT fall from heaven to HELL and fall to earth instead.. Staying with RGSM is NOT a solution for 2 months at least.. Come back after 3 months, when things improved sufficiently...
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    hello again fellow members with all the craze going on about 4g lte and what handsets to buy, i had recently posted that two of the xperia z series which are now affordable and fully support all three bands of lte. but this thread is for deals and this one seems just perfect, could be for a limited time as its seems like a replacement product which comes with 6 months manufacturer warranty. yes its selling on ebay india - Oneplus 2 http://www.ebay.in/itm/201555711389?aff_source=Sok-Goog Rs.16,499/- fabulous phone with all 4g lte bands supported for indian use and dual sim support, you get snapdragon 810 processor which is just a step below 820, 4 gb ram unbelievably and 64gb onboard storage. amazing construction with official various back panels to change looks when you want. an impressive 13mp camera with OIS for great low light and fast moving objects. for this price i think its one of the best smartphones to buy in india right now. the only new gen features you can complain for are NFC and quick charge, which are missing but i am sure you can do without them as well.
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    (1) Actually the problem is not about the coverage. It's about the voice clarity of RGsm [or lack of it to be precise]. My home is just 200m away from RGsm tower. But if anyone calls me in old RGsm no, they always hear some motor running sound in background. Compare this to the earlier crystal clear voice clarity Rcdma customers are used to, then it's better to port out IMHO. (2) Another thing, 4G will take minimum 1.5 months to get launched by Rcom and instead of dealing with Rcom 4g chaos, knowing no 4g coming for 1.5 months, people can use other network [incl 4g] for 3 months and return back to Rcom 4G, if it was still good at that time. (3) Last but not least, people often forget one important point. The 4g coverage of Rcom will be as good as Rcdma earlier, but voice coverage will be worse. Seeing the half full signal bars of 4g, You may think that you are in good coverage area, but in reality you may be missing so many voice calls in the background due to lack of voice fallback network. Simply put, data coverage better than voice coverage is more like a curse in the disguise of boon, IMHO. So my best advice for Rcdma customers of TN, is port out for time being if it's your main number. This whole thread is a very good proof of Rcom's inability in handling such delicate situation. Else if it's just a secondary number, then you can surely take chances and enjoy Rcom's comedy. sent from my Lenovo Vibe P1 using Tapatalk
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    Even if u don't enter the old RSN, just enter your reliance number and ur new sim number and still ur number would get activated on the new sim. So practically it's not mandatory to put ur old RSN. I have tried this twice and both the times, the number was activated on the new sim. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
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    Good News, all bloatware can be removed from Wind 4. It can be rooted and and works with some cynogenmod restrictions. All applications are working. Su works from Command. Our member Sunil Kirar achieved this. PM him for details.
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    Great write up. Most truthful (except few dates here & there). I would give 100% thumbs up for excellent management of CDMA by RCOM & many 'first' things they did for the consumer. EVDO, was long used by all of us, even before many in India, started hearing about 3G. Two things I recall especially, about this amazing CDMA offering by Reliance was. 1) In 2004, when I was a deputed to Delhi for a year, I did not have TV & I used to watch Live Aaj Tak, NDTC etc news channels on Reliance network on a forgotten phone GTRAN. Under DAPO, it was free, so.. 2) In 2004, I had made a reliance post paid bill payment on phone with my credit card, while visiting gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad. Now, all these things look trivial. But, it was almost 12 years ago !!!! 3) In 2006, when I visited Sikkim, RCOM network was live, even in faraway hilly areas, & I got surprized to get a call from office on top of a hill. 4) In 2012, I had visited forest near Madikeri , Mysore. And in the middle of jungle (not exactly middle, kind of outskirt), I was able to access Internet & share my coordinates with friends on cdma. Joke, is to ensure full connectivity, I had taken extra "IDEA" card with me. Handset struggled most of the times searching network So, CDMA + RCOM will remain undisputed king in the area of communication & the way people use them. That's why even after this 4G debacle, I am not giving up & keeping patience, to see what they have to offer !!
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    Large number of port outs happening everyday here in Gujarat. The numbers increasing after 4G sim activation. There is no 90 day binding but a few store guys have resorted to fraudulent tactics of not processing bill payments after port code is obtained. Sent from my K016 using Tapatalk