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    Default Suggest me a USB 3G Dongle

    I need a modem aforementioned. I found D-link DWM-157 that's about 1800 taka. And some generic chinese ones around about 800-900 taka.

    Now my questions are:

    1) Should I get the D-link one for better software support? Do even 3G modems have any software?

    2) I'll probably use my Banglalink and/or Airtel sim card(s). If they do have a software GUI can I buy internet packages straight from the GUI?

    3) How to set up the Internet settings (a la APN and others) in the modem?

    4) I'll do some light usage probably during the weekend or so on my laptop. The generic ones are 7.2 Mbps while the D-link one is 21.6 Mbps. Will it make any significant difference?

    I'm more leaning towards the generic Chinese ones but I'm not enthusiastic about throwing the money and then finding out it doesn't work or is problematic.

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    Get 4G/LTE. You can use Ollo or Banglalion sim along with 3G operator sims. And most of the mobile operators will probably be rolling out 4G sometime this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swapnil View Post
    Get 4G/LTE. You can use Ollo or Banglalion sim along with 3G operator sims. And most of the mobile operators will probably be rolling out 4G sometime this year.
    Can you suggest one? Generally cheaper if possible. And can you answer the questions regarding software?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybaris Caesar View Post
    Can you suggest one? Generally cheaper if possible. And can you answer the questions regarding software?
    Sorry. Can't answer your actual questions. Only was stating my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swapnil View Post
    Sorry. Can't answer your actual questions. Only was stating my opinion.
    Yeah. Thought as much.

    I tried looking into your suggestion and found out only Huawei E3372h-210 available in BD via Banglalion. Price 3k. I asked them if its unlocked and can it support upcoming GP, Airtel, Banglalink LTEsims. They said most prolly not. Dunno if it's true or not.

    But fact is I just couldn't wait for something not present yet however promising it is. So bought a generic 800 taka modem. Surprisingly it has everything I wanted. Voice call, SMS heck even USSD to buy internet packages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybaris Caesar View Post
    Yeah. Thought as much.

    I tried looking into your suggestion and found out only Huawei E3372h-210 available in BD via Banglalion. Price 3k. I asked them if its unlocked and can it support upcoming GP, Airtel, Banglalink LTEsims. They said most prolly not. Dunno if it's true or not.

    But fact is I just couldn't wait for something not present yet however promising it is. So bought a generic 800 taka modem. Surprisingly it has everything I wanted. Voice call, SMS heck even USSD to buy internet packages.
    What's the model number? Can you also check if it's capable of sending and receiving text message ?
    some of them has clunky gui.

    if your modem supports USSD menu , it should work with bkash menu as well right ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by minitt View Post
    What's the model number? Can you also check if it's capable of sending and receiving text message ?
    some of them has clunky gui.

    if your modem supports USSD menu , it should work with bkash menu as well right ?
    Aonetech 3G USB modem. Seriously it's as generic as these things come.

    On first install Windows detects it as a CD drive. Obviously for the driver and accompanied sw to install. 3 MB total I think.

    But the sw doesn't detect the device nor the SIM. Restart fixed it.

    Then it's all sunshine and flowers. After restart you can create APN and start using internet. Has phonebook although it doesn't read the contacts saved in the SIM it seems.

    Has SMS. Inbox, Outbox, Draft. Has notification for incoming SMS.

    USSD tab. Though this hangs up sometimes. Windows restart fixes it. The USSD message fornatting are also little cluttered. Meaning options are separated by space instead of break.

    Call tab. Incoming, Outgoing etc.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Only problem is it gers connected as dial-up and Windows 10 has no option to set it as metered. My phone's USB tethering gets detected as Etgernet and I can set it metered.

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    I would suggest buy gp modem and pair with skitto sim , banglalion and ollo has terrible network or package vice versa

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensei View Post
    I would suggest buy gp modem and pair with skitto sim , banglalion and ollo has terrible network or package vice versa
    Airtel use kortesi. 1 GB @ 10 taka'r ekta package ase. So I'm good. Ar vuleo GP'r net chalabo na.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybaris Caesar View Post
    Airtel use kortesi. 1 GB @ 10 taka'r ekta package ase. So I'm good. Ar vuleo GP'r net chalabo na.
    Kon package eita 10 takay 1gb dey :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensei View Post
    Kon package eita 10 takay 1gb dey :O
    *21291*710# chaple. majhe majhe kaj kore. majhe majhe kore na.

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