I would like to clarify these offers out of my own personal (bitter) experience and wish to caution everyone regarding these unlimited plans. Please read carefully:
Depending upon your handset (mine is Nokia 5800 Xpress Music)you will have 2 diferent kind of settings stored in your mobile e.g, R Connect and RWorld Wap... right?
On the Rs 99 browsing plan you are only allowed to browse internet using your inbuilt crappy browser for as much as you like but not allowed to download anything (you can if you want but it will be charged). Messenger, Gmail etc is considered as data download and will be charged.
On the Rs 299 plan, you are free to do anything... use messenger, browse, download an attachment from your gmail etc free of cost...
Here comes the biggest and hidden catch.... You should only do all this using the RWorld WAP setting and NOT R Connect setting. Any internet activity done using the R Connect setting is CHARGED SEPARATELY..!!!! Irrespective of which plan you are on!!!
I am telling you out of my experience. last week I subscribed to the Rs 299 plan and started using internet access, Push email etc left right and center using the R Connect setting thinking that it doesn't matter which setting I use as it is unlimited.... i got billed Rs 1500 for 1 week usage...!!! After speaking to CC guys, then they hesitantly told me the real deal.
I have now deleted the R Connect setting from my phone altogether to avoid even accidentally using it and have left only the R World WAP setting active for all internet related activities.
Don't worry, you can still do most of the internet related activities using the R World WAP setting. I have tested the following:
- Browse Using Opera
- Use Gmail App
- Use Google Maps
- Facebook Apps
- Twitter Apps
What you can't do is (please correct me if I am wrong.... I would love to be proved wrong as I am looking for a solution):
- Cannot use any of the Push Email Apps or any email kind of clients 9Nokia Messaging, Emoze, Profimail, Seven etc). They simply refuse to connect using the R World WAP setting.
- Cannot use Fring Messenger App. This also refuses to connect through R World WAP setting.
Please feel free to share you experinces and any solutions that you may have for the above things I said.
But please remember.... Try to do all internet access ONLY through the WAP setting as the access point. STAY AWAY from R CONNECT Access Point