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Which modem to choose----URGENT

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    Question Which modem to choose----URGENT

    HI

    I am from bangalore.

    I am interested i BSNL EVDO service.

    when i went to inquire at the bsnl office they offered me 3 types of modem.

    i am about 1 km from the evdo tower.

    they offered me ZTE AC8700 , Micromax 300C and Prithvi UE100 .

    Which modem will offer me better download speds.

    i use win7 64bit computer.

    Reply needed quickly modems available for short period only

    Thanks
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    Its not 4 its 3. Prithvi and UE100 is no different. The company is Prithvi and the model number is UE100. Many people including a close friend of mine have complained that the ZTE modem is low on speed. I personally dont know about the Micromax one. Im using the Prithvi UE100 along with two other members (Mr. Sarvesh and Mr Sumit) of this forum and we are really happy with the modem's performance. If you ask me, i would suggest you to go for the prithvi model but this modem is not supported on 64bit operating systems. It works like a charm on 32 bit windows 7.
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    which should i go for,
    only micromax is the option then

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    Quote Originally Posted by vspraneeth05 View Post
    which should i go for,
    only micromax is the option then
    Presently I am using Prithvi UE100 modem and it works like a charm on a 32 bit operating system. I have heard about some issues in 64 bit operating systems.

    Micromax 300C is also a very good option. You can consider it.

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    Thanks sir, can i know your download speed (KBps--as in IDM) and distance from the tower?
    i had a reliance before gave me 68KBps. but got spoilt.
    Have to be careful before investing again..

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    Hey guys,can anyone tell me what type of sim is in a bsnl evdo datacard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabe55 View Post
    Hey guys,can anyone tell me what type of sim is in a bsnl evdo datacard?
    It has R-UIM (Removable User Identity Module). Just like SIM is for GSM, RUIM is for CDMA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vspraneeth05 View Post
    Thanks sir, can i know your download speed (KBps--as in IDM) and distance from the tower?
    i had a reliance before gave me 68KBps. but got spoilt.
    Have to be careful before investing again..
    I get very good speeds in EVDO around 2-2.5 mbps...I am at a distance of 3 Km from BTS

    Sent from my GT-I5510 using Tapatalk 2

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    better go with unlocked mts mblaze...i hv used zte ac8700 and micromax 300c...mts mblaze is better than both......micromax 300c has a software problem which makes it to go 1x on HSIA mode.....abt prithivi i dont knw...in faridabad the modem offered by bsnl is of teracom with sim....

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    Huawei E1751

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    Quote Originally Posted by montsa007 View Post
    Huawei E1751
    Wont work in this case since the above mentioned modem is a 3G GSM modem and it cannot be used for CDMA network.

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    i am interested in the prepaid version.
    what is the recharge for 1 year validity.
    IF i take a plan fro unlimited (750+tax), i heard that on the next month that balance will automatically be deducted form my account(if i have Rs10, next month i will become -740).

    Can i use it for 1 month and not use fro 3 months (assuming i have validity fro 1 year).

    I am highly confused. BSNL people are not able to help.

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    i am interested in the prepaid version.
    what is the recharge for 1 year validity.
    IF i take a plan fro unlimited (750+tax), i heard that on the next month that balance will automatically be deducted form my account(if i have Rs10, next month i will become -740).

    Can i use it for 1 month and not use fro 3 months (assuming i have validity fro 1 year).

    I am highly confused. BSNL people are not able to help.

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    Micromax 300c is best,

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    Quote Originally Posted by vspraneeth05 View Post
    Thanks sir, can i know your download speed (KBps--as in IDM) and distance from the tower?
    i had a reliance before gave me 68KBps. but got spoilt.
    Have to be careful before investing again..
    It's Depends on your location, i get about 50+ in IDM

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    i am interested in bsnl evdo prepaid connection.

    IF i take a plan for unlimited (750+tax), i heard that on the next month that balance will automatically be deducted form my account(if i have Rs10as balance, next month i will become -740).


    IF i want to chance to 2.5GB plan. what should i do since next month 750 will be deducted an UL plan will get automatically activated.

    Can i use it for 1 month and not use fro 3 months (assuming i have validity fro 1 year) or then balance will keep on going into negative!!!!! even if did not use

    pls help

    I am highly confused. BSNL people are not able to help.

    How can i use for 1 month and if i do not want to use for 2 to months what should i do???

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    Thanks,so what should be the specifications of a datacard if i want to use the sim of EVDO(i'm willing to use my own datacard rather than the prithivi).Can u plz suggest me a few datacards of around Rs.2000

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    Sir,can u plz tell me what should be the specifications of a data card if i want to use the sim of EVDO(i'm willing to use my own datacard rather than the prithivi).Can u plz suggest me a few datacards of around Rs.2000.Suppose i have a data card which supports HSUPA, HSDPA, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, WCDMA networks(the Huawei E303C).Will it work with the EVDO R-UIM?

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    Huawei E303C is a GSM modem. So it won't work with EVDO. You need to have a CDMA/EVDO modem for it to work. Why do you want other modem than Prithvi UE100? It is the cheapest EVDO modem available out there.

    Still there are a few Modems available around 2000/- such as Micromax 300C.

    Check it out on Flipkart

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    Because i'm a regular user of bsnl 2g gprs with Rs.98 pack.Sometimes i might need to use the same datacard for this purpose.Will the prithvi UE100 or the Micromax 300C support 2g SIMS for gprs?
    I've checked the Huawei E303C modem at flipkart,still have a doubt-WCDMA and CDMA are totally different?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gabe55 View Post
    Because i'm a regular user of bsnl 2g gprs with Rs.98 pack.Sometimes i might need to use the same datacard for this purpose.Will the prithvi UE100 or the Micromax 300C support 2g SIMS for gprs?
    I've checked the Huawei E303C modem at flipkart,still have a doubt-WCDMA and CDMA are totally different?
    You cannot use a GSM sim in CDMA/EVDO modem. You will need a separate GSM/3G data card for it.

    WCDMA is 3G. It sounds like CDMA but it's not CDMA or EVDO.
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    Finally after a long wait i got my Prepaid Prithvi UE100 Card with UL plan.
    Getting good speeds of average 1Mbps

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    Quote Originally Posted by vspraneeth05 View Post
    Finally after a long wait i got my Prepaid Prithvi UE100 Card with UL plan.
    Getting good speeds of average 1Mbps
    Which platform used? I mean Microsoft Windows 32bit or 64bit!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon08 View Post
    Which platform used?
    I use Win7 x64 home premium. I heard that modem courses problems with x64....
    Using without any problem. already downloaded 9GB
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