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    Hai guys, I am mahesh. I have nokia 5230 which is 3.5g enabled phone which supports speed upto 3.1Mbps. It has class 32 edge. I have reliance sim. It supports edge in my area(Erode, TamilNadu). Reliance has 2 unlimited plans.
    1. Recharge with 26 rupees you get unlimited internet for 3 days.
    2. Recharge with 107 rupees you get unlimited internet for 14 days.
    I am getting download speeds upto 20 kBps(160kbps) at day time. At night, the speeds are upto 27kBps(216Kbps).
    I use the phone as a modem for computer and i am enjoying cheap and best way of using internet.
    (I read several people paying upto 700 rupees for broad band connection and getting similar speeds. MY advice is use phone as modem and enjoy best browsing )
    IMPORTANT: The speed of the phone modem depends on your phone model.

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    The speed you are getting is good. The problem with Phone as modem is that you won't be able to receive calls while it is acting as modem. Also you won't be able to use it continuously for say 5 hours due to heating problems. Otherwise for casual browsing, it is a good choice. But most of us here use internet heavily.

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    I am using this sim card only for internet. I did not have to worry about missing calls or messages. Your second point about heating issue. My answer is that my phone doesn't get too heated and it is managable.

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    i am also using this technique to get internet when broadband is not present in reach...

    the only dislike maybe battery taxing, and fluctuation of speeds as based on airborne network.
    job takes the child away.

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    In Delhi i'm getting 28-32 kBps DL rate on Reliance Gsm but its not unlimited they have 2.5 gb cap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mahesh5230 View Post
    Hai guys, I am mahesh. I have nokia 5230 which is 3.5g enabled phone which supports speed upto 3.1Mbps. It has class 32 edge. I have reliance sim. It supports edge in my area(Erode, TamilNadu). Reliance has 2 unlimited plans.
    1. Recharge with 26 rupees you get unlimited internet for 3 days.
    2. Recharge with 107 rupees you get unlimited internet for 14 days.
    I am getting download speeds upto 20 kBps(160kbps) at day time. At night, the speeds are upto 27kBps(216Kbps).
    I use the phone as a modem for computer and i am enjoying cheap and best way of using internet.
    (I read several people paying upto 700 rupees for broad band connection and getting similar speeds. MY advice is use phone as modem and enjoy best browsing )
    IMPORTANT: The speed of the phone modem depends on your phone model.
    I also have Nokia 5235 that has 3.5 g but there is no unlimited plan for 3g only for 2.5g in MTNL


    but this is not applicable in big cities like mumbai(or bombay doesnt matter)
    because here there are many EDGE users here and the speed hardly goes over 9kBps=72kbps


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    Dude, you can never compare a broadband connection with mobile internet

    Mobile internet is supposed to be used when Broadband isnt present or when it fails

    You can never keep mobile internet on till you download 32gb of friends episodes :P

    But your idea is good for those who only use net for checking mail,fb ,etc
    640K ought to be enough for anybody.-Bill Gates

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    HTC Mobiles are best when it comes to use Mobile as Modem..
    just plug the Phone and sync using Active Sync..
    Thats it...

    Use your Pc internet connection on Phone or use Mobile internet connection on PC..

    I use Bluetooth to SYNC mobile and my brother will use the PC for some Internet work and in the mean time i will use my Mobile to browse wap sites or watch youtube videos...
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    Man you are quite wrong.For casual browsing mobile net may be OK, but not for heavy downloads;which is the primary use of most of members here.Also remember mobile net is never consistent, it fluctuates within minutes.

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    ^^
    I totally agree
    I use my mobile MTNL 3g only when my broadband crashes
    640K ought to be enough for anybody.-Bill Gates

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    Why don't you do a speedtest and show us the result ^^

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