Today, after two months, the AirTel GPRS got disconnected. As it was time of exams, I didn’t take recharging seriously. Another fact is that I didn’t have the money to pay for it. Anyway, after two months of unlimited Internet usage, I am going to have a few days of no Internet. Hope I could get it recharged for GPRS before 20th so that I could use net during the Christmas holidays.No Comments | Read More...
Uninterrupted Internet connection
Yesterday, I connected my computer to Internet at about 9PM. At 11PM, I turned off the monitor and went for sleep, with some download and upload work in progress. when I woke up at 6AM today morning, the connection was still there and the upload work has been completed. I haven’t been connected to net for such a long time and my dial up connection with land phone always breaks if its connected for more than 2 hours. So, from now onwards, I could put something in download when I sleep….! Doesn’t it seems great? For me, its really great!!!
But, still, I can’t configure the GPRS connection in Debian. I tried my best, but its not even detecting my phone. As Shyam told, I downloaded a software. But for it to install, more than 10 Perl modules need to be downloaded and installed. I ‘ll give it also a try. If anyone know how to configure, please help me.
Unlimited browsing from today onwards
I recharged the mobile today morning itself to make the balance above RS 15. I got the settings for Mobile Office(The GPRS service from AirTel with which Internet can be accessed through a computer) during noon time. I downloaded some softwares from net with which the mobile screen can be used as a torch and flashlight and some others. Reaching home, I tried connecting net from computer. It was so simple and got connection, the first time itself. The speed is almost the same as dial-up connection through land line but can be used unlimited for a month.
I am going to connect net for the whole night today. Want to know what happens…!
At last, I am "MOBILE"
My quest for a cheap mobile handset with GPRS and computer connectivity came to an end today. Anil, a friend of mine studying for CSE 2nd year at MESCE itself, arranged me a LG G1600 handset with data cable for RS 2000. The set has Java support too. I recharged the SIM with GPRS recharge card but, I came to know that GPRS will be active only on Monday as it will take about 24 hours to activate and Sunday is an holiday for AirTel offices. Also, my balance is only RS 10 and for connecting GPRS a minimum balance of RS 15 is needed.
There was a little problem while I tried to connect the mobile to computer. I solved most of it by downloading a software for LG mobiles from net. Still, data from mobile cannot be transferred to computer. But I am satisfied with what I have got.
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Bought a new SIM card
Today morning, I bought a new AirTel SIM card. The main purpose of buying it is to use Internet via GPRS. My grandmother has offered me the money to buy a cheap handset with GPRS and computer connectivity. The cost of SIM card was RS 200 and the person at the shop offered 10 months validity. But, even in the evening, when I checked it in my grandmother’s mobile, it was showing only 5 months validity and had RS 50 talk time. When I enquired details about this to an AirTel customer care executive, he told me that, the real validity is just 5 months and now its an offer giving 10 months validity for the same price. He also said that the talk time will be reduced to RS 10 when it changes to the offer within 48 hours of activating the SIM. So, I was busy making calls worth RS 40 in the evening and night.
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