Tuesday, September 27, 2011

iPad with BSNL 3G

Many of you thinking to buy iPad will be worried about its usage in India and more so with the 3G network..

Is it possible to buy Ipad from US and use in India? Yes , very much ...

Is it possible to use iPad 3G sold in US in India? Yes, but with a 3G sim sold in India like BSNL 3G (one more you need to buy iPad with AT&T 3G , the T mobile version is CDMA , so no sim card slot)

Ok , so the big 2 questions are over...now ...how to do it?

Lets start with the preparations to use 3G Ipad

1) Buy a BSNL 3G sim (180 rupees , which includes the sim card charge(Rs 59) as well as basic "3G special" plan(Rs 120)..)and put in a mobile..

2)Wait for activation of sim which usually takes  4 hours to a day time , dial 123 and find out whether activated , if they say the balance and validity then yes , you are ready to go... validity of plan will be 180 days...and free net usage of 200MB which should be used within 30 days of activation

3)Now after activation , you need to make your 3G sim usable in Ipad ...how??for that you need to make the regular sim, a micro sim...  you need to take out the sim that came with Ipad, using the sim extractor provided by iPad and cut the Bsnl 3G sim using scissors exactly like  AT&T micro sim , so that it fits to the sim tray of iPad.

4)Now after putting the sim , go to Settings>Cellular data> and move the slider to ON..

Yes that's it...you are ready to fly

It will automatically select 3G if your location has 3G signal, otherwise it will go back to Edge signal.

As already told Bsnl 3G special plan comes with 200 MB free net usage , but kindly keep track of the usage as it can finish so fast , to check your usage go to Settings>General>Usage

After the free usage is over , you need to recharge , for that kindly put the micro sim back in any mobile and do the recharge, with little effort you can fit the micro sim in  sim card slot of any mobile...

There are so many 3G prepaid plans available

3G Prepaid Data Plan

     My speedtest showed this on using 2g sim on iPad in an area with 3g coverage

(Usually a  3g sim with 3g network will give you 0.6-0.8 Mb/s )

2g prepaid plans :

Important: It is not possible to recharge a 3G sim with 2G data plans

If you remember BSNL was offering iPad postpaid plans at Rs. 999 and prepaid Data RCV with Rs. 999, Rs. 599 and Rs99 which are now withdrawn.

New Bsnl Tablet Plans effective from Nov 1st 2011

Pan India 3G mobile service operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) today revised its ipad 3G data plans. Now all Unlimited 3G Data Plans for Apple Devices are withdrawn and new limited plans introduced which will be effective from 1st November 2011.

Now the the cost of BSNL Micro SIM Kit and activation cost for prepaid will be Rs. 30 where as on postpaid it will be Rs100.On activation BSNL will offer free usage of 200 MB which will have a validity of 30 days for prepaid users.

The new revised BSNL tablet 3G data plans .

Speed Post - A facility under utilized

Speed post is a postal service provided by the India Post which is the public postal service of India , aimed at providing a faster delivery. It was first launched in 1986 , but many of you might be thinking why I am writing about this , the answer is, still it remains an under utilized service. It provides shipping of both documents as well as parcel at almost down bottom rates

You can send any item within India at a cost of just 25 rupees , if the weight is less than 50 grams

The other rates are as follows

Given below are the revised Speed Post rates effective 11th June 2007


Upto 200 km

201 to 1000 km

1001 to 2000 km

Above 2000 km

Upto 50 grams
INR  12

INR  25

INR  25

INR  25

INR  25

51 to 200 grams
INR  20

INR  25

INR  30

INR  50

INR  60

201 to 500 grams
INR  20

INR  40

INR  45

INR  70

INR  80

Additional 500 grams or part thereof
INR  5

INR  7.50

INR  15

INR  30

INR  40

One other advantage of speed post is that you can track the post either through sms or through the India Post website .  I have tracked my sent items and let me tell you this  facility  works fine.

Or you can Sms SP<speed post number> to 55352  to track

New tracking page of India Post Speed Post

Now Indiapost has updated their website giving it a fresh and organized look

One advantage most people say about another service of India post called Registered mail service is security, speed post also provides compensation not only for a loss/ theft of the sent item , but also will compensate for a delayed delivery of the item( but I am not sure whether this will be dealt easily as they say )

So my humble request to those who sent items through private courier services is, try to use our own public mail service, which works really fine at a cost incomparable to private courier services...enjoy speed post...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

BSNL GPRS and troublesome customer care..

Last few weeks I came to realise how a customer care should never function, yes I am talking about our "friendly neighbourhood" BSNL.I had several unsuccessful attempts in converting my 2G sim to 3G, so finally I decided to stick with my 2G, but I need a bsnl gprs plan change.

So many plans were mentioned in BSNL website, confused with those plans I decided to call customer care, ringing, ringing, ringing......no answer for the last 2 days....so I started my search for the same in the world of internet.I got so much information from lot of forums, so I decided why not writing it all together  in my blog which may help few people who are and will be struggling to find an answer from customer care.

So apart from the usual pay per use plans for prepaid bsnl gprs there are quite a number of options.They are

This looks quite good,but there is no information in bsnl site to know how to avail this.

For getting these you have to type GPRS7/13/54/89/199/245/303 (GPRS followed without space by the plan) and send to "53733"

GPRS 7 is for 7 with 100 mb and 1 day validity ,GPRS 13 for 14, GPRS 89 for 98 GPRS 199 for 219 GPRS 245 for 270 . The amount deducted and amount that you are sending as sms are different which is due to service tax.Only thing that is needed for a plan change is balance in your voice call amount and activated GPRS in sim(ofcourse you need that... lol )

Next big trouble is how to know the balance of GPRS usage  type DATA2G and send to "53733"  (different zones have different methods for knowing balance this is for south zone)

Finally I managed to pull that off......Thank God!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Privacy on internet - an unattainable reality !

It all started with sharing information for military purpose,where secrecy was the top most priority but now it has reached to a stage where we can even be traced to a specific location in this world if we send any update through internet.Yes, I am talking about much feared word nowadays internet privacy.

                                          Within few days google will roll out their new version of social networking site called google+ with much improvements in organizing your friends in virtual world as well as opportunity to interact with new people through video chat called "hangouts".Many consider google+ as a potential Facebook killer, let the questions whether we need a social networking site set apart, most people now fear about what is called privacy in virtual world.First of all what is privacy in internet, by my reckoning what most people consider privacy is they must be able to survive in this virtual world without being noticed , or by least number of people.This can be the simplest way to put privacy without going to complex definitions, and things about credit card details, bank accounts and much personal data. But this basic definition will be lost if we sign up in any social networking site, I know you will not believe me if I say this right away.Suppose you are a member of social networking site(99.999% probability) just type your name in any search engine,it will direct you to your social networking site profile and if you search by images you can even see your picture.If you still don't believe me you can try this while reading this blog ,results will come in .013 seconds in your search engine.So where is your privacy level in this world of information explosion.Things will really get bad if you use any third-party application in social networking sites, as it will come up directly if you post anything on their social networking page.

So next question most people will ask is then what they should do? Answer is really simple never disclose anything on internet that you will never disclose to a friend in presence of a  stranger.Internet is like a stranger or rather invisible stranger hearing all your conversations with your friend, he may use that information in any form to another stranger.Keep all private information to email,phone and most importantly person to person talks.

So people  beware privacy is just a false impression in this virtual world,most rightly the price that we have to pay for tons of information we gain each day from internet.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Coin Market

                                                                        Coins on Sale

Terms and Conditions :

1. Interested people need to contact me using that option on the top of the page or mail me in the address gadgetcoins@gmail.com

2. You will be notified of the price through the reply mail and shipping charges depend on the location.

3.Upon request the sale can be done through ebay listing , making use of secure paisapay

4. Exchange of any of the coins for a coin can also be negotiated through mail.

Thank you.
Coins on Sale

 World Coins + 1/2 Anna

India Commemorative

5 Rupee Commemorative

 2 Rupee and 1 Rupee Commemorative

Kindly contact me  if you are interested.

 British India  1/2 Anna                                   1

Sri Lanka1 Rupee

Bahrain100 Fils

Qatar50 dirham

UAE1 dirham

Euro (Ireland)50 cent

2 cent

Ireland1 pence

Singapore20 cents

Thailand1 baht

5 baht

Honk Kong20 cents

10 cents

2 dollar

Italy50 Lira

Saturday, January 1, 2011

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