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Mtn 3.5g Data Service: How Good?

http://www.mtnonline.com/fastlink/infopack.asp

I was wondering how good MTN's Fastlink 3.5G service is. Could anyone who has used or is using MTN's Fastlink 3.5G service to browse the internet on their computers give info on it's reliability and average data speeds.

*MTN did not give the tariff for prepaid customers on their site

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Ok what i really need is help on tethering. I have tried the one posted by NEGRO_NTNS and it worked b4 i subscribed to BIS. Now it doesnt connect anymore. I even downloaded bb tethering app from GETJAR and same thing dont work, thats my only concern for now and i'd really be glad if i can browse with it on my lappy

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How do u want the forum to help you now ?

In wat respect ?

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For me i use my nokia 5200 as modem for mtn 3g services it perform the same function as the usb modem,so dont bother your self looking for usb modem for 18k just get a second hand nokia phone that you know is gprs/edge enabled get the usb cable with ur nokia pc suite and dial from ur fone phone to migrate to any data bundle you which to operate, its kinda fast and better than cdms, good luck

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@dclique, pls what software is that? the mtn 4 my area sef na ogbanje, but now that u mention i tink dt may be the prob 4 my end too

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Please is there MTN 3.5G in Ibadan and how fast is it?

Thanks

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My phone has only Dual and Gsm mode. So i use a software to change to UMTS only.

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MTN 3G in my area is very stubborn it wouldnt come unless i use a software to change my phone to UMTS only.

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MTN 3G in my area is very stubborn it wouldnt come unless i use a software to change my phone to UMTS only.

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man u guys are really enjoying mtn.down here in umuahia,what we got is 2.5 but i think its even 2.G.imagine the download speed is 5kps sometimes even less.damn ,we really need 3.5G

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I am missing my 3g services on bth MTN N Zainology. .

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where is ur area? when are de going to launch 3g in Ikotun-idimu area?

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Em. . What did dey launch?

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hmmmm Big boy!!

Stancozy where u @?

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For me i am not using thier fastlink modem but i use my nokia phone as the modem and it is performing the same function,download as the fastlink modem is doing.dont waste ur time looking for thier fastlink modem just visit mtn website u will see it there that not only thier fast link modem work for the browsing but i subscribe to 10000 naira monthly 24hrs plan.

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@flyuche

I ges u can heave a sigh of relief nw abi?

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@4llabe, on your phone, goto settings,=>Network=> the change ur network mode To Umts from Dual Mode. . It also depends on ur area, if there is 3g signal there. .

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@stan, na MTN Yello, FM.

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so pleeeeaaaaseeeee some1 tell me hw u folks move up to this 3.5 g thing abeg ehn biko. wat is it that does the magic

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very funny,

well, do i take dat as a 'No'?

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Well, a trial will CONVINCE u

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hey guys, can i use zain or glo sim in my fastlink modem?

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Same here oh!!

4 d past 2 days nw hv nt bin able 2 stay logged in 4 up 2 a min!! & my bundle expires in 5days tym(stil wit 2gig 2 burn)

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i know mtn has had some issues however i have rocked mad speeds with them. One problem for peeps could be the selection of network - change from '3G preferred to 3G only' ,  Good luck!

lynxnoon - how did u connect urs with unix/linux - i use ubuntu next to my windows - and i cant link up my mtn fastlink!!

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Where's victor i need his modem,

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@stan

I ges u r using d 2 abi or which 1?

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[b]@sta[/b]n, what r u doing in that Kokolet's thing !?

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I'm in Ibadan now and I'm still getting gprs speeds. It's pretty annoying. Gone are the days where I kill 1gb per day.

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@all

MTN thinks they are fooling us by telling us that via sms due to network upgrade, you may experience outage in international calls, roaming, blackberry, data services. Meanwhile the outage was due to the Sat-3 issue. Other operators sent sms linking the poor service to Sat-3, just do *556# on your phone now and see MTN deceit message. The speed is now increasing becos they are now routing data traffic through part of the Sat-3, from the response time you know that. Its less than 550ms. Carry go wt your download abeg .

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mehn mtn is really acting up

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MTN is very good at cooking up excuses for their poor service. dem no go see my kobo again . if dem like make dem roll out 5G.

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wat else can i use dis freakn modem 4

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@lynx, i pity for u, na here u go stil run come. . When una run the Bandwith finish. .

Do, remember Starcomms will always be your HoMe !

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Geez, facebook.com in less than a minute, is Old nu's na, Starcomms is present too.

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@Dclique

Why u just dey spam NL with these messages?

@lynxnoon

Yes. MTN is undergoing network upgrade. Lets see how it turns out.

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My Nairalanders, Pls, Vote for Dclique as assistant moderator in Education section, thanx

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I dont know if its only me but MTN has been terribly slow for like a week now . The maximum i get is 15kB/s on the 3g network

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who says mtn doesnt rock, i use mtn wiv 3.5G netwrk, with a connection speed of 7.2mb/s, my downloads are faster, jeez,

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Well as 4 me i tink mtn is d best for speed & connectivity on 3G ntwks

Most of u guys hvn probs may b 3G coverage area or compartibility issues

For nw MTN ROCKS!!!

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They are not reliable.

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MTN 3G IS VERY VERY VERY POOR SERVICE, ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT!

THE PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED

CANNOT FIND SERVER

BLAH BLAH BLAH,

WORST INTERNET SERVICE!

BY THE WAY, I SUBSCRIBE FOR NITE, BUT SEEMS TO BE ALWAYS ON (24 HOURS)!

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i cant even download stuff with d meager 3gig sef, keeps going off

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