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  • 4 - 8 KBPS

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  • 8 - 16 KBPS

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  • 16 - 32 KBPS

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Airtel GPRS with 1 - 4 KBPS

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    Angry Airtel GPRS with 1 - 4 KBPS

    I applied for airtel on 6-2-2007 and it was running by 8-2-2007. The salesman promised a minimum speed of 35 KBPS, but it's not even 3 KBPS . Horrible. I am running it with GPRS on Nokia 6600 throgh Bluetooth. Any Suggestion to get 35 KBPS ?

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    As you said gprs.. The max speed is not going to be more then 48kbps with gprs.
    However if you have an edge enabled phone and your area has edge services provided by airtel(airtel doesnt support edge every where its just select locations right now) then with edge your max speed will be 100kbps which means about 12.5kB/sec and no more then that coz that is the max from airtel's end as I have had a word with a few supervisors at airtel delhi...

    The newest phones with edge have class 32 edge which can support speeds up to 384kbps but thats not gonna do any good coz airtel bottlenecks it at 100kbps.

    I have been using airtel's gprs connection with my motorola A920 which has class 10 gprs and I get speeds of around 5-6kB/sec which is what I would expect.

    Not sure how and why the airtel guy promised you speeds of 35kB/sec which amounts to 280kbps which is not true as far as I know..

    Give customer care a call and shout and scream at them and if you have any proff of airtel guy making those claims go to a consumer court.

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    That^ being said...the maximum transfer rate of bluetooth on a 6600 is around 5-6kbps if not less....just fyi

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    Administrator said that the maximum speed gonna be 12.5 KBps. But one of those who voted is getting 16-32 KBPS. Well, what's your area and which is your phone, also by which method are u connected (Bluetooth, Infrared or any other) and r u using it Through GPRS ? Is it an unlimited plan? 16-32 is amazing on airtel.

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    Hey dudes,

    I am getting 0 - 6 on Nokia 6600 after complaining and without complaining i'm getting 4 - 16 on Nokia 6270 through USB cable. Usually 4 - 10 KBPS. That's amazing and if i complain them I'm getting 4-16 but the salesman promised a minimum of 35 KBPS. . Is 6270 edge enabled. Can u tell with the following text -

    Whenever i connect GPRS on my phone instead of a G in a box E comes in the Box.

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    i hav been using Airtel GPRS around 3 years while in Chandigarh-Phillaur & now in Gurgaon . Airtel GPRS service is not good , i use 6230 , The only benefit is that it is unlimited usage ability but what the fun if it even fail to provide the speed of 1 kbps.. although i have downlaoded full OS overnight..

    but as now broadband is widely available they should aslo decrease their proces & do some improvement in providing speed.

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    i have an airtel datacard.. its really bad. its the same as gprs and its edge enabled.... and it says the mamximum is around 238 kbps.. but that would mean around 24 KBps but i hardly get 2 or 3 when i download that too in an area where the signal is around 90 - 100 %... after complaining too there has been no improvement. though on one occasion i got a download speed of 20KBps. that has been the highest so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mittina View Post
    i have an airtel datacard.. its really bad. its the same as gprs and its edge enabled.... and it says the mamximum is around 238 kbps.. but that would mean around 24 KBps but i hardly get 2 or 3 when i download that too in an area where the signal is around 90 - 100 %... after complaining too there has been no improvement. though on one occasion i got a download speed of 20KBps. that has been the highest so far.
    thak go d u told me i was thinking to got this for my laptop.. thanks a lot but what about reliece data card

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartflight View Post
    Hey dudes,

    I am getting 0 - 6 on Nokia 6600 after complaining and without complaining i'm getting 4 - 16 on Nokia 6270 through USB cable. Usually 4 - 10 KBPS. That's amazing and if i complain them I'm getting 4-16 but the salesman promised a minimum of 35 KBPS. . Is 6270 edge enabled. Can u tell with the following text -

    Whenever i connect GPRS on my phone instead of a G in a box E comes in the Box.
    Yes it is edge enabled and the 16 kbps you are talking about cannot be constant its just the burst and you will see it setteling down below 12.5 as in practice airtel doesnt provide speeds more then 12.5kB/sec ie 100kbps.

    Life will be moch more easier with wimax enabled phones and wimax will be available any time soon this year speeds 1mbps+

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    Quote Originally Posted by niceguysan View Post
    thak go d u told me i was thinking to got this for my laptop.. thanks a lot but what about reliece data card
    I have not used reliance data card on a regular basis but a few of my friends who are reporters with news papers all of them use reliance data cards to send thier articles and high res photographs back to thier offices when they are out of station and they swear upon the speeds and quality of the connection they get.I can assure you that speed is better then airtel's gprs but to be honest they are more of less the same.

    You will be paying a lot more with reliance as compared to airtel.

    The normal rental for unlimited data transfer on airtel gprs is 499rs a month but I only pay Rs99 and you can get that aswell just call thier billing department and ask them for a discount and hopefully if your usage is like me (I dont download anything) you will end up paying just Rs99 per month (I am at NewDelhi).

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartflight View Post
    Administrator said that the maximum speed gonna be 12.5 KBps. But one of those who voted is getting 16-32 KBPS. Well, what's your area and which is your phone, also by which method are u connected (Bluetooth, Infrared or any other) and r u using it Through GPRS ? Is it an unlimited plan? 16-32 is amazing on airtel.
    There are some kids around who just vote for the sake of it even though they have never use gprs Trust me its impossible on airtel as they cap speeds at 100kbps.May be in future when wimax phones arrive airtel will have to do something to keep thier customers from moving to wimax service providers to get better speeds.

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    What is wimax ?

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    I would say Airtel GPRS is not bad at all.

    What I do is, I have Airtel GPRS, which I use to browse on my laptop using a Data cable, (Not blue tooth please).

    The connection shows 410kbps strength. Although when I check the effective speed, depending on the time of the day, it varies between 25-97 kbps. I use my N72 as the modem.

    I have successfully downloaded Windows Vista, (almost 3 GB) and many movies and Vids using this connection. Ofcourse, I use a few tweaks to fine tune speed, but for Rs. 375/- a month, it is not bad at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by undertaker View Post
    I would say Airtel GPRS is not bad at all.

    What I do is, I have Airtel GPRS, which I use to browse on my laptop using a Data cable, (Not blue tooth please).

    The connection shows 410kbps strength. Although when I check the effective speed, depending on the time of the day, it varies between 25-97 kbps. I use my N72 as the modem.

    I have successfully downloaded Windows Vista, (almost 3 GB) and many movies and Vids using this connection. Ofcourse, I use a few tweaks to fine tune speed, but for Rs. 375/- a month, it is not bad at all!
    Not a big deal, i too hav downloaded many games Windows Longhorn & Windows Server 2003 with it i hav been using it since 3-4 years , i used it with N6230.. in haryana it is not that gud as it is in Punjab & chandigarh

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    Quote Originally Posted by niceguysan View Post
    Not a big deal, i too hav downloaded many games Windows Longhorn & Windows Server 2003 with it i hav been using it since 3-4 years , i used it with N6230.. in haryana it is not that gud as it is in Punjab & chandigarh
    Not a question of 'not a big deal' or 'big deal' man!

    Members here are lamenting that speed of Airtel gprs sucks.

    What I am saying and what you just confirmed is that for less then Rs.400/- for an unlimited plan which is pretty trouble free, the deal is actually good!

    Many times, I have used download manager in the night, slept and by morning, downloaded huge video files.

    Those with limited GB limits can even consider taking Airtel GPRS as additional backup. In any case it is damn good for normal surfing, (e-mails, chats etc.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by undertaker View Post
    Not a question of 'not a big deal' or 'big deal' man!

    Members here are lamenting that speed of Airtel gprs sucks.

    What I am saying and what you just confirmed is that for less then Rs.400/- for an unlimited plan which is pretty trouble free, the deal is actually good!

    Many times, I have used download manager in the night, slept and by morning, downloaded huge video files.

    Those with limited GB limits can even consider taking Airtel GPRS as additional backup. In any case it is damn good for normal surfing, (e-mails, chats etc.)
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    I agree with Admin
    And I am also using Mobile Office for my laptop
    And the maximum speed you get is never more than 8kBps.
    But yes things have changed now eaarlier the speed range used to be 2-4kBps
    And now the range is 4-8kBps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agent View Post
    But yes things have changed now eaarlier the speed range used to be 2-4kBps
    And now the range is 4-8kBps.


    Oh Really hmm things have changed now u hav jumped a too High Oooo


    lol

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    Default i get good speeds on airtel gprs

    i activate mobile office once in a week and work as much as i can..

    i nearly download 700 mb stuffs...
    and total bandwidth usuage will be around a gb... even torrents run fine.. in the day time the speed on torrents will be around 8 to 12 kb/s and in the night time it increases to 16-18 kb/s.. once the speed reached 22 kb.. but it was just for a an hour or less...
    well. what can u expect for 20 bucks...
    previously i had bsnl 500 home.. i became sick coz getting up every night ... the broad band fever came down and now i am really relaxed..and took out the connection.. ..
    i update my OS ,download the top mp3 hits of the week if there are any new releases .. thats enough for me.....

    i am from mysore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by abyssman View Post
    i activate mobile office once in a week and work as much as i can..

    i nearly download 700 mb stuffs...
    and total bandwidth usuage will be around a gb... even torrents run fine.. in the day time the speed on torrents will be around 8 to 12 kb/s and in the night time it increases to 16-18 kb/s.. once the speed reached 22 kb.. but it was just for a an hour or less...
    well. what can u expect for 20 bucks...
    previously i had bsnl 500 home.. i became sick coz getting up every night ... the broad band fever came down and now i am really relaxed..and took out the connection.. ..
    i update my OS ,download the top mp3 hits of the week if there are any new releases .. thats enough for me.....

    i am from mysore...
    HOPE U R HAPPY AND SATISFIED

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    i used 2 get 12-20 kbps on airtel n cud download 400 mb in a day...with my n93 as a modem n my lapi's inbuilt bluetooth which is faaaast....depends on which area u in and wat quality phone u use....

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    Hello friends,

    the topic of this thread is really very serious one, but the point is this:

    Is it worth paying for what connections speed you get by Airtel GPRS.


    ppl in this thread seems to be very funny who speek about connection speed which is even less than 12kbps..

    Yes this is a gr8 advantage to check your email sitting in the train or even travelling by autorikshaw... afterall India is an IT phantom of the future.

    I have used GPRS on airtel more than 5 years , 3 years back i first tried watch TV channels like Aaj tak, zoom etc on my second phone 6230, even at that time the streaming was perfect, but now i am on broadband , & my wifi ipaq gets free wireless accepoint easily while im roaming near the office or sometimes sitting in the cafeteria.

    i have a mate who has GPRS enabled on his phone showed me how better it is if going by unlimited plan, but their are many unlimited plans by broadband connections though little bit much costlier or almost same.

    I didnt find that if the GPRS speed has improved than before. what i feel is airtell is just on the loot by takeing the advantage of ppl less knowledge of accesing the interent & by provisioning unlimited hype.. now they have another idea to loot using blackberry bla bla .

    dont know what the wireless future would be , & how fast internet be ther on it...

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    hello friend's i am new to the airtel gprs , customer care persons informed they are providing 45 kbps, but i am getting only 2 to 4 kbps , iam using sony ericson w700i, is there any solution that i get more speed

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    Thumbs down nopes

    no way.. its the max u get on AIRTEL GPRS...

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    Hey i used to get 7-8 kbps download speed on airtel till few months back but now it sucks with 1-1.5Kbps download speed (Mobile office Rs20/day)
    But now i've got an Idea prepaid and it is giving me 15-18KBPs download speed constantly and its almost a month now speed even went to 21-22 in night and i am really satisfied with it considering the same price Rs 20/day
    I am using Nokia 6630.

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    Thumbs up 6-10 KBps.

    Ya it is 6-10 KBps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aktmnr View Post
    Hey i used to get 7-8 kbps download speed on airtel till few months back but now it sucks with 1-1.5Kbps download speed (Mobile office Rs20/day)
    But now i've got an Idea prepaid and it is giving me 15-18KBPs download speed constantly and its almost a month now speed even went to 21-22 in night and i am really satisfied with it considering the same price Rs 20/day
    I am using Nokia 6630.
    Dude that is Rs 600 /month

    dont you think that you are paying really really high price for a speed of 15 KBps were as BSNL is giving 2 Mbps

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardencityboy View Post
    Dude that is Rs 600 /month

    dont you think that you are paying really really high price for a speed of 15 KBps were as BSNL is giving 2 Mbps
    Yep you are right buddy but considering my requirement its good. As for the week days i use my office broadband connection of 5 MBPS and need a net connection only on week ends that too just for checking my mails, some wall papers download and reading blogs so its good to have Net (Rs 20*8days=Rs160 per month) with a good 18kbps that tooo considering the fact that its a GPRS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aktmnr View Post
    Yep you are right buddy but considering my requirement its good. As for the week days i use my office broadband connection of 5 MBPS and need a net connection only on week ends that too just for checking my mails, some wall papers download and reading blogs so its good to have Net (Rs 20*8days=Rs160 per month) with a good 18kbps that tooo considering the fact that its a GPRS.
    OH! now i get it
    You mean you pay only for the days your use, then it is very good
    I taught that you need to pay Rs 20/Day for the whole month if you subscribe for the service

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    Thumbs up I m getting max 10 kiloByte/sec on W200i

    I m getting max 10 kiloByte/sec on W200i.

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    guys whn i ws using airtel gprs it used to be 4-5kbs both in karnataka as well as in delhi.....but with airtel data card it hovered around 13-15 kbps........the basic thing is u cannot use these speeds for dwnlding or uploading......it can only be usd to chk mails or just surfing the net......but with rel data cards it ws not so bad as the phon or the data card gives 15-17kbps....but still reliance is damm costlier thn airtel.....it is upon u ....weather u can afford to pay for rel or be happy at airtel.....

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    i am also using airtel gprs and getting speed around 5 -6 KBps which is maximum speed in gprs:surrender:

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    5-6 is what i get on my nokia 3500c

    it's a class 10 EDGE enabled phone
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    im getting speed upto 7 kbps with my sony ericsson w300i

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    Quote Originally Posted by prabhat_singh008 View Post
    im getting speed upto 7 kbps with my sony ericsson w300i
    of course sometimes even my speeds touch 8 or 9

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    but max. speed is upto 7 ??????

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    Is there any way of finding the speed of GPRS?
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    and how can u check ur speed?????

    it is always around 6-7 kb. no need of check
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    Quote Originally Posted by prabhat_singh008 View Post
    and how can u check ur speed?????

    it is always around 6-7 kb. no need of check
    i dont check my speed anywhere...im talking general dl speeds

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    Quote Originally Posted by prabhat_singh008 View Post
    it is always around 6-7 kb. no need of check
    How do you know that thw speed is around 6~7 kb...
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    there is a difference between bits(b) and bytes (B)
    256kbps is = 32kBps

    bcoz i hav checked it
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    If You Are Getting Slow Speeds smartflight It may be Cause You Are Using Blutooth Try A Direct data Cable Connetion . I AM Useing An N72 Connected Using A Data cable And Get Good Speeds Upto 22 kBps In HTTP And Torrents

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    in gprs most of the mobiles 0-4kbps and it may go till 8 or 10kbps but if you need more speed you should use 3g service or wifi on mobile

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    in 3g service u could get speed upto 3.6 mbps which means 450 KBps but u couldn't get unlimited plan they max of 10-15gb data transfer...... so the best way of internet is ur landline broadband.....

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    I think if you really want wireless broadband go for CDMA EVDO (Normally around 2mbps) from TATA indicom/Reliance/MTS or GSM edge (Around 200kbps)
    from Airtel/Idea/Vodafone etc
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    i was using gprs before i got broadband...
    i was getting speeds till 29kbps...constant at night..!!!!
    was happy..
    but now more happy..
    getting 235kbps for broadband....
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    Airtel sim pripaid GPRS 15day plans speed better than monthly 502 Plans.....
    I usess Airtel GPRS last one year nov-2008 to now.....I usse also Daily GPRS plan But 15 day plan speed is better.....i foun spee 4-8at monthly and 8-16 Kbps 15 Day Plan.....
    But unlimited seric change its not better....It coustly now We can only 500mb free dowanlod after that 30p/50kb...on monthly plan ...another also ..

    Now it is very costly...

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    Most of the times it used to be quite close to the speed I requested for the service unless there is some outage. I used it for over 2 years and I am quite happy with the service

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    It is different at different places. at cities the speed is better.

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    Yes thats true and it varies from region to region, but otherwise I am quite satisfied with the service

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