Category Archives: Misc

Inadvertent waste of Rs.129 BSNL Main Balance due to Plan-485’s ‘free’ Internet data expiry; How to check BSNL ‘free’ Internet data validity

I had an unpleasant experience yesterday (5th Nov. 2018) morning with my BSNL 3G Mobile service provider’s handling of expiry date of my PLAN-485 with them. I thought I should share that info. with readers and also have this info. … Continue reading

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Puttaparthi June 2018 daytime Jio 4G speeds are very poor with BSNL 3G speeds being significantly better!

Last updated on 20th June 2018 Jio 4G speeds in Puttaparthi over the past month or two have seriously dipped (250 Kbps to 350 Kbps in daytime typically). This has impacted my browsing activity when using Jio 4G as pages … Continue reading

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Cancellation of Airtel Prepaid SIM involves blocking SIM and waiting for 90 days of no usage for automatic disconnect of Airtel number

As mentioned in a previous post, Unhappy experience with Airtel Rs. 1500 cashback offer on Karbonn A40 smartphone; Internet Speed Tests with A40 + Airtel AND JioFi3 Router + Jio, https://ravisiyer.wordpress.com/2018/01/23/internet-speed-tests/, last updated on 4th Feb. 2018, I had returned … Continue reading

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Was able to use my first of eight Rs. 50 free cashback vouchers from Jio

On 22nd Jan 2018, I had bought a Rs. 399 Jio plan giving 1 GB per day for 84 days for one of my two Jio SIMs/numbers – the 8xxx one. I was promised 8 Rs. 50 cashback vouchers (50 … Continue reading

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Hotspot feature of (Jio) LYF C459 4G smartphone using Jio 4G SIM, works well as WiFi Internet connection on PC desktop

My first usage of the Hotspot feature of my new LYF (Jio owned company) C459 low-price 4G smartphone as my WiFi Internet connection on PC desktop was disappointing! [I bought it from Jio.com website for Rs. 3899.] In speed tests … Continue reading

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LYF C459 low-priced 4G Android smartphone and its setup

I ordered a (Jio owned) LYF C459 4G smartphone for Rs. 3899 from Jio Website on 28th Jan. 2018. Key specs of the LYF C459 device are: 4.5 inch touchscreen display, Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, Dual SIM (4G + … Continue reading

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Jio Data Add On packs are low-priced and interesting options when one exhausts per day data quota under base plan like 399 1.5 GB per day plan

What should one do when one exhausts the per day data quota on a Jio plan like Rs. 399 plan giving 1.5 GB per day for 84 days? [Before 26th Jan. 2018, the 399 plan gave 1 GB per day … Continue reading

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Setting WiFi connections to Metered on Windows 10 prevents Windows Automatic Update downloads on those connections

A large Windows Update download ate up my data quota for the day on my Jio connection. This was done automatically without my having noticed it. Using a small increment of 153 MB for the day (a sachet plan) had … Continue reading

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Unhappy experience with Airtel Rs. 1500 cashback offer on Karbonn A40 smartphone; Internet Speed Tests with A40 + Airtel AND JioFi3 Router + Jio

Last updated on 4th Feb. 2018 Overview of Airtel Rs. 1500 Cashback offer on Karbonn A40 Indian, and my unhappy experience of it The Rs. 1500 cashback scheme of Airtel and some its vendors including Karbonn was attractive enough for … Continue reading

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Resolved “No Internet, Secured” problem faced with using TP-LINK TL-WN725N USB WiFi adapter on desktop PC to connect to JioFi 4G WiFi router

First, the problem and the solution in short. I use a TP-Link TL-WN725N 150Mbps Wireless N Nano USB Adapter to connect over WiFi to JioFi 3 4G router to browse the Internet on my desktop PC. That stopped working over … Continue reading

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