Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Webpage Redirected to VAS Activation Page: Idea Cellular

Few days back, I was browsing internet on my smartphone on Dolphin Browser. I tried to open and it got redirected to some shitty VAS page. (see below)

If you touch on YES, you will be deducted Rs 45 for 15 days. I was lucky that I was using Idea 3G that time with zero main balance.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ozone WiFi Review

Public Wifi is getting traction in India. Several companies are investing money to make money from Public Wifi services. Among them Tata Teleservices and Ozone WiFi is have prominent background.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Random Approach: Airtel 4G Wifi vs Tata Photon Max Wifi vs MTS Mblaze Ultra Wifi

On my way from CITY CENTER 1 to Bidhannagar railway station to Shovabazar metro station (Auto route), I have collected available Wifi networks details. This random approach is based on that details.

WiFi Based ISP at Barrackpore

Location : Barrackpore

SPEEDNET - open wifi network.

5 such networks found - PANPARA, WIRELESS PARA, SECTOR 1, SECTOR 3 (equipment company is Ubiquiti Networks), RUIYA (by
* Earlier all of them were detected as 'Meghbela Broadband'

DIGINET 5G - one network, euipment from Ubiquiti.

WISHNET wifi (at Atindra Cinema?) - single network. Once found, later it's not found.

** Though these are open, here authentication is done with your device's MAC address. So unless you're subscribed to them you can't connect to these networks.

** Recently people found 'Jionet' Wifi network (secured). It's Reliance Jio's Wifi service.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Reliance Jio's WiFi Services Got Live in Kolkata

Kolkata - country's first city to have mobile services, was also privileged to see country's first 4G/LTE network. And recently we have seen Reliance Jio has rolled out its Wifi services, Jionet in Kolkata. State government of West Bengal headed by tmc supremo & chief minister pushed this pilot launch (details later) like a part of their governmental announcement as 'India's first Wifi city'.

The launch event was held at the Park Street, just near to Park Street Metro station as a public event on February 5, 2015. In that event Mr. Tarun Jhunjhunwala, eastern head of RJIL was present on behalf of RJIL.

Kolkata got free WiFi. Who is the company behind it? Is it a government project?

Reliance Jio Infocomm is the company behind free WiFi in Kolkata. It's not a government project, but government is claiming the credit as they allowed RJIL to lay OFC across the state.

So it's basically Jio's Wifi services. Why is this private company offering free WiFi?

Jio clarifies the fact that it's a pilot project and that's why it's free for time being. Also they are allowed to monitor and create database based on users' activity on their WiFi services as the terms and conditions read.

Kolkata is the India's first WiFi city - is it true? 

No, it's not true. This tag is actually done for political ground by tmc people. Jio's Wifi services was first live in Ahmedabad on February 26, 2014. Later Jio expanded its pilot project in other cities of Gujarat - Baroda/Vadadara and Surat. 

What's the brand name of Jio's Wi-Fi services?

It's Jionet.

Jio's recently launched WiFi service is a 4G product - is it true? 

Jionet is not a 4G product. It's served over 2.5MHz unlicensed spectrum, with a strong backhaul of Jio's OFC network. It's not LTE also. 

Does Jio has a helpline phone number or email id to contact? 

Jio Helpline: 1800 103 8877 
Jio Care:

Jio WiFi Launch at Park Street, Kolkata

Bengali Newspaper Advertisement

Will be updated.

Monday, February 02, 2015

!DEA 3G Review at Kolkata

really?, Not really.

Thought 3G-ICRA is yet under discussion, A-Vo-Id group is launching 3G over circles where they have no 3G spectrum. Thus !DEA 3G was launched in Kolkata.

I took a SIM, popped  it on my mobile after 4-7 days after documentation. 

After doing the first 3G recharge (Rs 123 - 1GB, 30 days) the network automatically chooses 'Vodafone 3G Roaming'. On manual selection it detects as IDEA 3G; on network name on front screen it's "Vodafone IN | !dea".