tsk1979

3.5G HSDPA speed available on normal GPRS/EDGE plan?

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I am on reliance GSM network, and have Mobile 99 pack activated (2.5G)

I normally see download speeds of 50-80kbps with a symbol "E" in notification bar, which stands for "EDGE".

Today, I started seeing "H" in the notification bar, and speeds of 1.3 mbps!

Now HSPDA means 3.5G. I am not sure if this was available. And how is it even working on my phone when I just have GPRS enabled!

Any idea?

I hope I do not get billed for this, cause I have just registered for GPRS, and I never asked customer care to enable HSPDA on my connection!

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My dear friend, You will be billed as per your data plan and not as per the speeds you are getting. :)

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I just have the M99 GPRS/EDGE plan. I was looking at the 3G webpage. they have a Pay as you Go plan.

I serioously hope I won't be billed 3G. I have confirmed with customer care who say 3G happens only if customer asks for it!

Rest, end of month bill will tell.

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You cant trust reliance, I have been paying on for stupid VAS activations(activated without my consent) for past 6 months until this MNP came. I came to know only when it is charged on my account and they would never adjust or waive it off.

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Customer care tells me 3G not activated on my account, but anyone calling me gets the message "This customer is enjoying 3G".

I am wondering whats the deal!??

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My dear friend, thats a free NONSENSE Caller Tune from Reliance, which they activated on many subscribers accounts regardless to subscriber is using a 3g handset or activated 3g or not.

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Now HSPDA means 3.5G. I am not sure if this was available. And how is it even working on my phone when I just have GPRS enabled!

Any idea?

It is High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) :)

Are you using a Nokia phone? In that case you can turn 3G off and access GPRS/EDGE alone by changing the settings.

Menu > Settings > Phone > Network Mode

Select GSM instead of Dual Mode

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I know I can manually switch off 3G, but my question is why enable HSPDA is subscriber has not asked for activation.

anyways, I am told by many people that reliance is currently in testing phase, therefore many subscribers are getting HSPDA. It will last for maybe a couple of months more

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Well I would say, enjoy it till it lasts :)

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ya its true enjoy till it last

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Take a prepaid Card and use it as data modem. Dont try any stunts with postpaid you may get a heavy bill at the end of your billing cycle

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Take a prepaid Card and use it as data modem. Dont try any stunts with postpaid you may get a heavy bill at the end of your billing cycle

guys it was working for me fine till i was using M51 plan, but now i rechraged it with Rs.99 and received sms, ur modem will activate shortly, and now i'm getting only GPRS speed. :( so guys, dont recharge it with Rs.99

Can anybody tell me how to deactivate all net plan? or how to deactivate modem service? So i can re-use the service of Rs.51

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