Three of the local telecommunication service providers – Mobitel, Hutch and Dialog is offering off-peak broadband data packages called Late Night Internet, Midnight Pack, Nighttime Package respectively. Wonder what the other two carriers will name their offpeak packages, in case they decide to follow the rest… any suggestions? As the package names implies, they are all for late night internet surfing or rather downloading, starting from midnight to six in the morning. I believe Mobitel and Dialog made a strategical move by targeting their postpaid customers to stay away from network overload issues. Where as Hutch offering theirs to all prepaid customers. When comparing all three off peak night time plans, I feel Hutch is offering the best package. When you compare Hutch with Mobitel, e.g. by activate 2 Midnight Packs, you get 8GB for two hundred and eighty rupees, where as Mobitel’s 8gig pack will cost you Rs.350. On the other hand [...]
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Wondering what eZ Cash is? It’s a mobile money service introduced by Dialog Axiata, which you can use, to send and receive money; pay your utility bills and for various other transactions. For more details and ‘getting started’ guide, click here. Is this useful? read on to find out I was most attracted to the utility bill payment service, because I beleive it makes our life easier. Remember the days when we had to go to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), or the National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWSDB) itself to pay the bill? And then they made it easy by letting us pay it at a designated bank or a supermarket. But still you need to fill slips and stand in ques to pay the bills. But eZcash has made it more easier! Now all you have to do is, add up the utility bill totals at the end of the month and [...]
Thanks to Etisalat Sri Lanka, I was able to get ma hands on the Samy’s latest flagship phone, the GalaxyS3. And here it is! You may already know that the S3 comes with a Quad-core 1.4GHz processor coupled with Mali-400MP graphics processing unit and 1GB of RAM, which I believe is partly responsible for the best browsing experience that you can get on a smartphone. Browsing is so smooth and fast, and if you are a Chrome user on your desktop, you can easily sync your bookmarks, saved passwords etc between the devices. Talking about the display, it has a superb 4.8 inch Super HD AMOLED screen. In my opinion, I feel screen size should not get bigger than this on a smartphone, since I felt a bit uncomfortable reaching to the top of the screen with my thumb, while holding the phone with my other fingers. This time Samsung has opted for the PenTile display [...]
The easiest way is to do a broadband speed test This broadband speedtest was done in Wallawatta, on a weekday between 8pm to 9pm with Airtel, Dialog, Etisalat, Hutch. I did three test for each network with a time gap of 5 to 10 minutes, and then arrived at the average. The main objective of this test was to decide whether I should change my Internet Service Provider (ISP) or stick with Dialog. Download Speed (Mbps) Upload Speed (Mbps) Airtel 0.88 0.11 Dialog 2.20 0.31 Etisalat 3.25 0.08 Hutch 2.81 0.15 For detailed test data please click here. I know it would have given a better picture if I had done a number of speed tests at different times of the day and on different days – weekdays, weekends etc. I actually did, but somehow lost them. Please note Mobitel was not included in this speedtest as I did not have [...]
Etisalat Sri Lanka is to spend 18.5 billion rupees to expand it’s network by adding 480 new base stations and over 500 existing base stations in the urban area will be upgraded to third generation (3G) base stations and bring HSPA 28.8 megabits per second speed. Alcatel-Lucent has been chosen as the vendor.
The Postpaid customers who pay their total outstanding bill amounts on or before the due date for the months of April & May will qualify for a lucky draw. Only COSP & Individual Postpaid customers are eligible for the promotion. Kindly note that COCP customers are not eligible. Prizes on offer: TVs/Mobile phone/Ipods/DVD players/Toasters Selected customers will be notified via SMS & will receive bill inserts. Source
Now you can enjoy Free D2D outgoing minutes and SMS on your prepaid package. Hurry! Reload Rs. 200 or more to enjoy this offer. Conditions The minimum reload or recharge card value should be Rs. 200.00 Free minutes and SMS are valid for 48 hours. This offer is valid till 30th of April only. Applicable for prepaid packages only. Source
Now Airtel Customers Can Receive O/L Exam Results Via SMS As Soon As It Released. To Receive Results: Type EXAMSIndex Number and send to 7545 Charges Rs. 2 + tax Per SMS. Source
Nokia 1202 – Rs. 2,990/- Vodafone 236 – Rs. 2,490/- Free Prepaid SIM Available at all Customer Service Points What’s more… you will be entitled to Voucher worth Rs. 1,500/- that can be redeemed when purchasing a Dialog TV Connection or HSPA Dongle. Therefore with this voucher : * Dialog TV primary connection price will ONLY be Rs. 8490/- * Dialog TV secondary connection price will ONLY be Rs. 5500/- * HSPA Dongle (on a Standard Unlimited 10GB Package) will ONLY be Rs. 4490/- * HSPA Dongle (on a Standard Unlimited 5G package) will ONLY be Rs. 5490/- Hurry and make use of this low cost phone offer, as it will be only available till stocks last or the 19th of April 2010.