Dialog Unlimited Mobile Broadband (HSDPA) vs Mobitel M3 Broadband

මේක දැන්ම නොලියා ඉන්න තමයි හිටියේ, ඒත් ලියන්න ඕනේ කියලා හිතුනා, දන්නවානේ මම මෙච්චර කාලයක් ඉන්ටර්නෙට් යන්න බාවිතා කලේ Mobitel M3 Broadband එකක් කියලා, නමුත් මේක 1MB එකක් සදහා අපි රු.1 ගෙවනවානේ, Dialog GSM එක ගොඩක් පිටුපස හිටියේ ඔය HSDPA broadband මිල ගනන් වලින්, ඔන්න Dialog GSM අයද Mobile Broadband වලට අත ගහලා, දැන් දෙනවා Unlimited Mobile Broadband. හැබැයි මේකත් යටින් ලිමිටඩ්, නමට Unlimited 😀 ඒක ගැන තමයි අද කතා කරන්න යන්නේ.

මට මේක ගැන කිව්වේ අපේ මලින්ත මලයා…. මොකද මේ යකා (ආදරේට යකා කියන්නේ, කොල්ලා ලසනයි 😉 ) ඉන්නේ කොහෙන් අඩුවට ඉන්ටර්නෙට් යනවද කියලා, මොකද මිනිහා ඉන්න වනාත්තරයට ADSL තියා හරියට WiMax වත් නෑ, මිනිහා ඉතින් මොකක් හරි ආවොත් මාර බලාපොරොත්තු තියාගෙන ඉන්නේ, මට මතකයි ඔය Lankabell WiMax අපු කාලේ, පුදුම සතුටකින් හිටියේ…. ඒත් මිනිහාට පින් නෑ Mobitel M3 එකෙන් ගැලවෙන්න 🙂

ඉත්න් මම හිතුවා මේකක් අරගෙන බලන්න, එක හේතුවක් තමයි මාසෙට ගෙවන ගාන වැඩිම උනොත් රු.6000 + VAT + MSL නැත්නම්, රු.2999 + VAT + MSL නරක නෑ නේ, මොකද මේ අය කියනවා 5GB download/upload වෙනකන් වේගය 7.2mps කියලා 😀 හරි හරි, කියන්නේ එහෙම තමයි, මම දැක්කේ නෑ 1.5mbps වත් හරියට එනවා 🙂 ගොඩක් වෙලාවට 500-900kbps අතර තමයි වේගය. (ඔව් ඔව් මම 7.2mbps HSDPA Huawei E220 modem එකක් තමයි බාවිතා කරන්නේ)

හරි, දැන් කට්ටිය බලනවා ඇතිනේ මේ රු.6000 කොහෙන්ද ආවේ මේක මාසෙට රු.2999 නම් කියලා, ඒක මෙහෙමයි, ඒ අයගේ FUP (User Policy Package) අනුව අපි මාසයක් තුල 5GB ලිමිට් එක පැන්නොත් අපේ download speed එක 384kbps (3G UMTS) දක්වා අඩුවෙනවා, අපි 6GB ලිමිට් එක පැන්නොත් අපේ වේගය 64kbps (GPRS/EDGE) දක්වා අඩු වෙනවා. නැවත ඊලග මාසයේ සිට අයේ HSDPA 7.2mbps ලෙස ඇරබෙනවා. මෙය වලක්කා ගන්න පුලුවන් එක විදියක් තියනවා, ඒතමයි ඔබට දිනකට රු.100 ගෙවා ඔබගේ අඩු උන වේගය නැවත යතා තත්වයට ගන්න පුලුවන්, මේක තමයි මම කියන්නේ උපරිම ගෙවන්න වන මුදල රු.6000++ කියලා. උදාහරනයක් ලෙස අපි කියමු මම සතියක් තුල 5GB පාවිචිචි කලා කියලා, මට කියන්න පුලුවන් ඉතිරි සති 3ට දිනකට රු.100 බැගින් අය කර මගේ වේගය අඩු නොකරන ලෙස. එචිට මම ගෙවිය යුතු මුදල, සතියට රු.100×7 = රු.700 සති 3ට රු.700×3 = රු.2100, මම ගෙවිය යුතු මුලු මුදල රු.2999 + රු.2100 = රු.5099 + VAT + MSL (ගණිතය පාඩම අවසන්)

හරියට බැලුවෙත් මේකත් Unlimited නොවන බව පේනවා නේ, නමුත් 1MB එකක මිල වන්නේ රු.0.50 වඩා අඩු මුදලක්, මොකද ඔබ කොපමන බාවිතා කලත් ඔබට ගෙවන්න වන්නේ රු.2999 + VAT + MSL, නරකම නෑ. මොක්ද මොබිටෙල් එකේ මම 6GB පාවිචිකරොත් මම රු.6000 + VAT + MSL ගෙවන්න ඕනේ.

දැකපු අඩුපාඩු තමයි, තමන්ගේ බාචිතාකරන MB ගාන බලාගන්න විදියක් නෑ, අනික ඔය කියන වේගය අඩු උනාම අපි කතා කරලා කියන්න ඕනේ ලු රු.100 කපාගෙන වේගය යතාතත්වයට පත්කරන්න කියා, මේක වෙබ් එකේ සිට කරන්න විදියක් නෑ.

අනික් දැකපුවා තමයි, Link එක stable නෑ, අනිත් කොකුම හේතුව ඒ අයගේ DNS servers time out වගේ වෙන එක, ඒක නිසා මම දැනට OpenDNS තමයි බාවිතා කරන්නේ. upload වේගය ගොඩක්ම අඩුයි.

මේක ගන්න මොඩමය නැතුව රු.1000 සිම් එක සදහා ද, රු.3000 නැවත ගෙවන ඇපයක් ලෙසද ගෙවිය යුතුයි.

Dialog Broadband Speed Test
Dialog Broadband Speed Test
Dialog Mobile Broadband Speed Test
Dialog Mobile Broadband Speed Test

ඉහත ඔබට පේනවානේ වේගයන්නම් කියන තරම හොද නැති බව, අනික stable නැති එක තමයි ලොකුම ගැටලුව. තව බාචිතාවෙන් පසු මේක ගැන තව ලියන්නම්.

450 thoughts on “Dialog Unlimited Mobile Broadband (HSDPA) vs Mobitel M3 Broadband

  • Sanath Siriwardena

    Whenever you do speed tests, avoid speed test sites using FLASH . Specially designed by ookla and based on flash. Actually these sites (due to application characteristic in FLASH) are indicating speeds 50% to 60% higher than what user is having.
    This is what you could do to verify your results.
    Say if you have 1500kbps in speed test net, ( SLT 2Mbps)
    Select couple of software in three different locations (3 different servers will be alright) and start your download. The file size should be above 1MB. Now check the transfer speed. Once completed, take the average. Now compare this with your previous results what speed test site indicated.
    Then select a streaming video above 700kbps and start watching. (wwitve.com is good) Better to select three different streaming videos in three different servers. We are doing this to maintain the accuracy of our test. Now can you watch video at 1000kbps speed? Certainly no is the answer. But what speed test.net is saying about your speed? It’s just a piece of fancy utility and nothing more.
    Try to use speed test sites with http and ftp facilities in the future.
    And there is big difference in technology used by Dialog and SLT. The difference is not only limited to the technology (wired and wireless) and the other elements are also affecting the results. This is the reason why we are getting two different results (Higher value for SLT and lower value for Dialog) at speed test.net especially during the peak period. But this doesn’t mean Dialog is providing proper speeds.Just try to understand my point

  • Sam

    @mah
    No no..07-12-2008 divaina newspaper page05
    07-12-2008 silumina page37..in their advertisement they have said that their maximum down link speed is 14.4mbps..either they have learned how to advertise from their rivals (“dialog”) or they have actually upgraded their network..they have not specifically mentioned about “smart” -;sorry for that;- but in the ad. some thing like “high speed Internet for any mobitel phone…”
    is mentioned.

  • mah

    @ sam

    smart normal sims and post paid sims they give 1024 uplink and downlink speeds. i m getting exact downlink speed with smart. uplink i get around 350 as my hsdpa phone supports only 384 uplink. to get higher speeds we have to get a data sim(USIM). their advertisement says that we can use our phone as a modem and they only specified speed range of different phones. (HSDPA, HSPA). some phones support 7.2mb, dont know whether there are phones supporting 14.4 available here.
    anyway 1 cent per kb is too costly to browse internet. but smart delight is very good. 50 rupees per 100mb. plus you get 100 OG video calls and 100sms M to M on the day of subscription

  • Nirmal

    Hi kalinga could you please include whats the different between EDGE and Gprs.How can i find whether i am connected to EDGE or GPRS networks .I am using Mobitel sim.If possible please email them to me.Thanks!

  • @Nirmal

    GPRS is normally you can get around 24kbps – 80kbps (Avg of 32kbps) but depend on the service providers network capability, EDGE (EGPRS) from 64kbps to 236.8kbps but Avg of 64kbps this also depend on the service providers network.

    normally on the phone if your on GPRS it shows as “G” and EDGE it shows as “E” but the phone need to support EDGE, also some windows mobiles even tho it support EDGE it only shows “G” this can be fixed by a simple registry hack on the windows mobile, but this is just a display icon, the phone will use EDGE if its available and if the phone support EDGE even tho it show “G”

  • CJ

    hayy kalinga bro onama connection ekaka download speed hoyanna connectivity speed eka 8 divide karanna ona neda

    E:
    DIALOG HSDPA
    7.2Mbps
    7.2*1024=7372.8kbps
    7328/8=921.6Kbps

    ethakota 921.6Kbps uparima download speed enne

    ADSL gathot

    512Kbps
    512/8=64Kbps
    neda?

  • @CJ

    ඔව්, ඔයා හරි, ඒත්, ඩයලොග් එකේ එන්නේත් 512kbps average speed එකක් තමයි, අනික ඒක ලිමිටඩ් download නේ. ADSL කියන්න “True” Unlimited නේ.

    2990/= +++

    vs

    2250/= +++

    මම නම් කියන්නේ ADSL ගන්න කියල තමයි 🙂

  • Rajapaksha

    Mobitel M3 connection is the Best one..
    I use my Nokia 5320 for browsing internet.. The speed is very good..
    I recommend to use Mobitel..
    M3 is the best…

  • mah

    @ kalinga
    no. smart daily delight is cheap.
    50 rupees for 100 mb
    so 1500 rupees for 3GB. then 5GB is 2500 rup with good speed.
    aditionally you get 3000 mins video calls OG and 3000 sms free if you subscribe for 30 times. also you dont have to pay if you dont connect

  • @mah

    with smart daily delight you have to activate it every day, can you say how much data you will use during the day in the morning ? well no, then i have to activate it again if I’m using more, so i have to keep on calculating how much I have used. if not I’m gonna get charged the normal GPRS charges, what if i pay for 100MB but only used 50MB, then it get expired at 12am.

    i think its inconvenient and not that cheap when you think about it.

  • CJ

    mama inne panduwasnuwara so mahe ADSL thiya Land line wat na
    so mahetta ADSL na
    mobitel use kala
    1500/=package eka ekay
    22400/=k bill eka mobitel ekata polla thibba
    karanna deyak na:(

    mata Dialog HSDPA pihita thama

    mama use karanne university package eka

    rental 1600/= ne e nisa awlak na:)

    api wage awasanawanthainta meka pihitai mekanisa mage frnds la 3k goda
    anika apita 3G na so (EDGE) thiyenne 236kbps enawa download speed 22~18Kbps
    e ati wedak karaganna :-((

  • @CJ

    ගනන් ගන්න එපා, මට මුලින්ම තිබේ GPRS 😀 හික්…. ඒක නිසා ගන්න ගන එපා 22KB/s කියන්නේ ලොකු දෙයක් 🙂

  • Dialog is having an packet lost issue after the node 192.168.126.5, issue seem to be on node 202.69.192.249

    C:\Users\kalinga>ping -t 202.69.192.249

    Pinging 202.69.192.249 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 202.69.192.249: bytes=32 time=247ms TTL=249
    Reply from 202.69.192.249: bytes=32 time=265ms TTL=249
    Reply from 202.69.192.249: bytes=32 time=254ms TTL=249
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    Reply from 202.69.192.249: bytes=32 time=332ms TTL=249
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    Ping statistics for 202.69.192.249:
    Packets: Sent = 87, Received = 84, Lost = 3 (3% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 81ms, Maximum = 601ms, Average = 147ms

  • mah

    @ kalinga
    yes. you are correct.
    but we can activate 25 rupee bundle if we plan to use less amount.
    also we can activate it using another mobitel sim. so no need to keep excess balance in the sim used for data. so you wont be charged after bundle ends.
    its inconvenient, i know. but for me its better than waiting for minutes to open a page! like dialog HSDPA!

  • dropped a mail to dialog about the packet lost and slow speed, seem like a bad router is the issue, or the router cant handle the traffic, issue start around 8pm or so are continues till 1am or so,

    Ping statistics for 216.239.61.104:
    Packets: Sent = 307, Received = 267, Lost = 40 (13% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 185ms, Maximum = 2944ms, Average = 332ms

    13% packet lost !

  • saranga

    @Kalinga(#268)

    1) You don’t have to activate smart daily delight every day.You can just activate mutiples at one time as you need.
    2) There is a seperate USSD code *091# to check the your own Data usage.
    3) SMS will trigger when you reach 90% of ur Data quota.

  • mah

    @saranga
    i dont think its possible. each 100mb bundle should be used with in 24 hours. if activate multiple times , stii you have to use the bundle with in 24 hours.
    you can activate for the next day also. but i dont know whether we can activate for 30 days. anyway activation is easy and do with another sim, so dont have to take sim out from the modem and not necessory to keep excess balance in the data sim. ( warning sms can be missed. if so after that normal data rate will apply. so better not to keep cxcess credit)

  • after few complains and sending few reports to Dialog about the HSDPA issue, they seem to removed the web cashe engine (or proxy) that was @ 125.214.164.4, this was the IP that was shard by any one who use HTTP/HTTPS (WEB) access and the IP 202.69.200.5 is the other NAT gateway used for any other traffic, today dialog is not redirecting its web traffic via IP 125.214.164.4,a and using the main NAT gateway (202.69.200.5), so every seem to be getting the IP 202.69.200.5, i have bean doing a ping test from around, 6pm today, till now (8:03pm), will keep on doing to see if the packet lost issue is still there.

    also i have noticed the packet latency (delay) has come down as well with in Dialog network.

    UPDATE: as soon as i was done with this comment, they have changed it back to 125.214.164.4 and packet lost is back. (8:08pm)

    UPDATE2: they seem to be going back and forth with this, seem to be testing 😀 (8:15pm)

  • @mah

    keep in mind HSDPA speeds are not what each user will get, its whats the tower is capable of, so when any provider says you will get 7.2mbps or 3.6mbps, this is not the speed you get, its just what one tower is capable of, so if there are 10 users connected to one tower that 3.6mbps or 7.2mbps get divided with each user.

    even with M3, you will get around 1mbps or so, so don’t accept it to be 3.6mbps

  • mah

    @ kalinga
    but with my smart connection i always get mote than 1mbps which is the advertised speed. speed tests show more than 1000 and downloads show around 110-130KBPS always. also i experienced mobitel 3.6mb one at their head office. and its much more faster than smart.

  • mah

    @ kalinga
    one of my friends had dialog connection. it was very poor ane he got all the money refunded. he used to watch fox news and with dialog so called 7.2 mb connection he couldnt do that. it was buffering word to word. with m3 1mb also there is some buffering happens occationally but very much better than dialog. and with our workplace adsl 2mb connection also it buffers and not much difference observed compared to m3 1mbps. but m3 3.6mb it goes very smoothly and buffereig line goes more than 1 inch ahead of streaming line.( experienced at big m)

  • Udayanga

    M3 Doesn’t promise what they can’t deliver, that’s why they haven’t given a so called 7.2Mbps package or any sort of misleading unlimited package. But they have clearly made HSPA more affordable with this price cut. Just see that Rs.2490 package with 7GB free data bundle. Excess usage charge is just 50cents per MB. With that package you can go upto 14GB for Rs.6000 to benchmark it against Dialog’s so called unlimited package. With the superior quality of M3 over Dialog HSPA, i believe this Rs.2490 is the best broadband package in the market.
    Cheers, Enjoy M3…!!!

  • @Udayanga

    can you post some speed test results ?

    cant say its good just because its cheap, anyway had issue with M3 in the past same as dialog, but they did fix the issue, so can say M3 is some what better then Dialog.

    its great if you can post some speed test results so we can compare it with dialog, anyway with in 3-4 days will post some test results.

    but what i really want to see is, how M3 will be after 2-3 months once users start to use torrents etc and when there is real traffic on the network.

  • Udayanga

    @Kalinga,

    Agree with you, Currently M3 gives some what better than Dialog with my experience. I said Zoom2490 is the best, as its cheap and M3’s current quality. Better if we have a look at after one or two months from now before arrive at conclusions. Anyway i hope these packages will be get popularized in the market as they give value for money under the current market conditions.

    Cheers…!

  • sandun

    Macho M3 Seems good than Dialog HSPA.But have to look around 2,3 months. Yes some times their quality will reduce due to more users.Hope they’ll stay the same.im using upahara. but they dont giv daily delight for post paid users.(coz imon SLT ADSL home express)
    SLT ADSL is fine. but they should upgrade their 512 kb/s line to 1mb/s.

  • mah

    @ malintha
    this is not at all good no? i m getting more than 1000kb with smart delight.
    and i know from my experience that 3.6mb connection is very much faster than 1mb connection. i feel you should complaint.

  • Rishoban

    I just checked the mobitel’s website. Wonderful price plans. I will definitely change my package after my 6 month contract period ends. No duobt in that! Anyway, after 6 months my e220 modem belongs to me? isn’t it? So, I can unlock it and use with mobitel SIM? Can I?

  • @mah

    like i told in my comment 284, you will NOT get 3.6mbps, as the speed they say is the max the system will go up to, but you have to share the speeds with other users as towers are NOT capable of diliverying the speed they say on HSDPA as the max speed on HSDPA is 14mbps per tower (On Mobitel, and im not 100% sure if all of there HSPA towers are capable of 14.2mbps) and this get divided with other users.

  • i can clearly say Dialog sucks and all i can say now at this point is NOT to buy it !

    not only the speed, even the billing, CS sucks, they always try to put the blame on you rather then see if there is an issue, CS people never listen to the customer, from 3 days after i got the connection i found that they charged me around 18000++ for the 2990 unlimited connection, as they f**up there billing and have bean asking them to fix it, still no luck, now i can’t even disconnect the dam thing. it has bean more then 3 months now!!!

    they have no proper system to handle complains, now one department is sending letters saying XX amount is due bla bla, and asking to call one number, when you call that number and explain them what has happened, the the other stupid department send another latter saying there was no response to the 1st letter.

    now [email protected] is not working at all, now i know why dialog share prices are down, why they DialogTV is not making any profits.

    Dialog don’t care about the customer, they only care about making $$$$ ! that’s it!

    Indi and other are trying to help but they cant do much as most CS don’t know even what they are doing.

    its a sad Future for Dialog!

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