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Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by Udezer69(m): 9:02pm On Jul 02, 2016
TDonald:
OP, the download speed you are calculating can only be achieved in Mars, not here in Nigeria

Even MTN has reached 8 to 10mb/s IN Lagos at around 3pm in the afternoon.... I testify to that... So why not
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by Udezer69(m): 9:13pm On Jul 02, 2016
Abeg o...is this thing even avail IN Lagos?
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by Udezer69(m): 9:43pm On Jul 02, 2016
After three months of unlimited browsing.... What happens next? Does it stop? What happens exactly?

In details please... I'm just a learner

Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by Udezer69(m): 10:46pm On Jul 02, 2016
Dam5reey:


I was like that before, but sometimes i just feel like 1TB of movies.. On my hard disk.. I deleted all one day like that..

For heavy users unlimited Great, I was dreaming of that 7 years ago but in the last 4 years Internet is not something of priority anylonger I download what is needful over the weekend in my office...

I bet you only 5% are heavy users.... Most are just average user who might not pay 9k/ month for internet
Their plans should be user friendly.. 2k for 30GB is Fair enough

I also stated clearly in my first comment for day to day use.. Unlimited internet might be worthless..

2k for 30gb?? ? Pls show me the way
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by purplekayc(m): 11:42pm On Jul 02, 2016
How long would this last? Hope they won't start behaving like the other networks once they have attained the number of subscribers they are looking for?
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by mikron(m): 11:47pm On Jul 02, 2016
dustmalik:

Thanks for the info.
wlcome
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by purplekayc(m): 8:32am On Jul 03, 2016
Stanley08:
Downloaded 106GB in 1 day. Funny thing is that Network isn't even good in my house.

Still doubt Ntel is worth it? Lol.
bro, what about torrents?
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by Stanley08(m): 9:19am On Jul 03, 2016
purplekayc:
bro, what about torrents?

I hardly download torrents. But torrents work. Very well, even on my phone.

CuriousX:


4 Network bars and you said network isn't good at your house? 4/5 bars is a good score if you ask me. 106GB!! Abeg make una lagos and abuja people no paralyze the network before e come my side oo. Just feeling bad I am not in lagos or abuja now

It's not good in my area because i have to hang my modem high up! Like really high in my room. If it's at normal level. 'No Service'. So yh, network isn't good in my area.
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by purplekayc(m): 9:31am On Jul 03, 2016
Stanley08:


I hardly download torrents. But torrents work. Very well, even on my phone.



It's not good in my area because i have to hang my modem high up! Like really high in my room. If it's at normal level. 'No Service'. So yh, network isn't good in my area.
bro
bros, my main concern is do you really think they are just test driving or how long do you think this would last.you know say nah naija we dey.before they start behaving like the other networks.
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by Stanley08(m): 9:32am On Jul 03, 2016
Udezer69:

After three months of unlimited browsing.... What happens next? Does it stop? What happens exactly?

In details please... I'm just a learner

From what they wrote regarding fair usage. After first 3 months, there will be speed throttling after 3GB during 'PEAK' periods. That is like work hours

So for instance, between 8am and 6pm you can only use 3GB before the speed reduces. But after 6pm or say 6pm to 8am 'off-peak' periods you get UNLIMITED and MAXIMUM speed.

So basically when u pay 10K, you get...
3GB x 30 days = 90GB + As much as u can download during off-peak periods.

However, i reckon weekends also count as off-peak so weekends may be 24 hrs.
So, 3GB x 20 (business days) = 60GB + As much as u can download during off-peak periods (including 24hrs weekends).

Which either way still feels like a sweet deal. Regardless, unlimited still better than any data gymnastics. Lol

Finally, i will like to say this is not what Ntel has explained to me. But from what i read on their website regarding fair usage, this is what i understand.

I hope this addresses ur question. Cheers mate! smiley

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Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by Stanley08(m): 9:45am On Jul 03, 2016
purplekayc:
bro
bros, my main concern is do you really think they are just test driving or how long do you think this would last.you know say nah naija we dey.before they start behaving like the other networks.

Read my post above.

However, Ntel's network is not just LTE but LTE-A. Advanced! Which boasts of theoretical speeds of up to 230Mbps and the 'real world' speed is about 90 - 100Mbps which is pretty good. And they are living up to that so far.

Anyways, i also hope 'Nigeria' does not happen to Ntel. But to be honest, the only way they can keep the network good is avoid overcrowding someway either by fair usage just like i explained in my previous post or by making it expensive so many people don't use it (this won't help their profits anyways). Or well, by being very efficient. America has 300 million people and Internet is still dope. Lol.

Finally, Ntel is 'i think' the first LTE-A network available to residential customers.

Swift - 4G LTE
Spectranet - 4G LTE
Smile - 4G LTE
Ntel - 4G LTE-A

To understand LTE and LTE-A better, take a look at the pictures below.

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Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by purplekayc(m): 10:55am On Jul 03, 2016
Stanley08:


Read my post above.

However, Ntel's network is not just LTE but LTE-A. Advanced! Which boasts of theoretical speeds of up to 230Mbps and the 'real world' speed is about 90 - 100Mbps which is pretty good. And they are living up to that so far.

Anyways, i also hope 'Nigeria' does not happen to Ntel. But to be honest, the only way they can keep the network good is avoid overcrowding someway either by fair usage just like i explained in my previous post or by making it expensive so many people don't use it (this won't help their profits anyways). Or well, by being very efficient. America has 300 million people and Internet is still dope. Lol.

Finally, Ntel is 'i think' the first LTE-A network available to residential customers.

Swift - 4G LTE
Spectranet - 4G LTE
Smile - 4G LTE
Ntel - 4G LTE-A

To understand LTE and LTE-A better, take a look at the pictures below.
hopefully using this would save us a lot of money.
Hope it can work in my hsdpa modem ,although am not sure the speeds I would get.

Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by lynxnoon(m): 11:29am On Jul 03, 2016
purplekayc:
hopefully using this would save us a lot of money.
Hope it can work in my hsdpa modem ,although am not sure the speeds I would get.
if the modem doesn't have compatible LTE bands ... am sorry it won't work.
Cheers
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by purplekayc(m): 11:39am On Jul 03, 2016
lynxnoon:

if the modem doesn't have compatible LTE bands ... am sorry it won't work.
Cheers
in case it doesn't ,where and how much is a good modem?
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by Rexyblaze: 11:51am On Jul 03, 2016
purplekayc:
in case it doesn't ,where and how much is a good modem?
bro go and get an unlocked spectranet router or mifi
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by Udezer69(m): 1:12pm On Jul 03, 2016
Stanley08:


From what they wrote regarding fair usage. After first 3 months, there will be speed throttling after 3GB during 'PEAK' periods. That is like work hours

So for instance, between 8am and 6pm you can only use 3GB before the speed reduces. But after 6pm or say 6pm to 8am 'off-peak' periods you get UNLIMITED and MAXIMUM speed.

So basically when u pay 10K, you get...
3GB x 30 days = 90GB + As much as u can download during off-peak periods.

However, i reckon weekends also count as off-peak so weekends may be 24 hrs.
So, 3GB x 20 (business days) = 60GB + As much as u can download during off-peak periods (including 24hrs weekends).

Which either way still feels like a sweet deal. Regardless, unlimited still better than any data gymnastics. Lol

Finally, i will like to say this is not what Ntel has explained to me. But from what i read on their website regarding fair usage, this is what i understand.

I hope this addresses ur question. Cheers mate! smiley

Thanks bro...that was so helpful.... Another thing tho... After the three months... How much do you keep paying? Do you pay per month or do you pay another 10 thousand for another three months and begin browsing again but with fair usage policy?

Second question...
How do I get the sim If I'm in lagos?

Third question
Can I use it on an LTE enabled phone instead of looking for a spectranet modem OR LTE modem?
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by purplekayc(m): 2:43pm On Jul 03, 2016
Rexyblaze:
bro go and get an unlocked spectranet router or mifi
how much does it go for?
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by Rexyblaze: 4:00pm On Jul 03, 2016
20k - 25k new you can get fairly used from 10k - 18k
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by Stanley08(m): 7:04pm On Jul 03, 2016
purplekayc:
hopefully using this would save us a lot of money.
Hope it can work in my hsdpa modem ,although am not sure the speeds I would get.

It will NOT work. 1000% sure
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by Stanley08(m): 7:09pm On Jul 03, 2016
Udezer69:


Thanks bro...that was so helpful.... Another thing tho... After the three months... How much do you keep paying? Do you pay per month or do you pay another 10 thousand for another three months and begin browsing again but with fair usage policy?

Second question...
How do I get the sim If I'm in lagos?

Third question
Can I use it on an LTE enabled phone instead of looking for a spectranet modem OR LTE modem?

1. Lool. You think 10000 is for 3 months? That's cute.
1K for 2 days, 3K for 1 week, 10K for 1 month.
Payment doesn't change. Only 24hrs unlimited changes

2. Check their website they are at V.I and Surulere only for now.

3. Yes u can use in an LTE enabled phone as long as it supports LTE bands 3(1800) and 8(900). Cheers!

Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by Dam5reey(m): 9:13pm On Jul 03, 2016
Stanley08:


1. Lool. You think 10000 is for 3 months? That's cute.
1K for 2 days, 3K for 1 week, 10K for 1 month.
Payment doesn't change. Only 24hrs unlimited changes

2. Check their website they are at V.I and Surulere only for now.

3. Yes u can use in an LTE enabled phone as long as it supports LTE bands 3(1800) and 8(900). Cheers!

You mean my phone must support both LTE band 3 and 8 ?
Or if 3 or 8 is supported will it work?
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by purplekayc(m): 9:36pm On Jul 03, 2016
Stanley08:


It will NOT work. 1000% sure
lol
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Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by LordReed(m): 10:03am On Jul 04, 2016
Using this Ntel on an unlocked Spectranet mifi on my PS4 and PS3 but I can't get it to sign INTO my PSN account. It at least tries on the PS4 I can download digital media on it and watch YouTube. I have tried using dmz, port forwarding and proxydns to no avail.

Anybody have a similar situation? Any solutions?
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by LordReed(m): 10:07am On Jul 04, 2016
Dam5reey:


You mean my phone must support both LTE band 3 and 8 ?
Or if 3 or 8 is supported will it work?

I think it's one band for voice and the other for data. Gionee M5 has only band 3 and it does data but not voice (I think).
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by Dam5reey(m): 8:07pm On Jul 04, 2016
LordReed:


I think it's one band for voice and the other for data. Gionee M5 has only band 3 and it does data but not voice (I think).

Thank you.. so ntel works on M5... cos most phone support band 3
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by purplekayc(m): 9:47pm On Jul 04, 2016
Who's staying around ajao estate ,airport road or ikeja. THAT'S using ntel service .plz tell me how strong the signal is coz am about to go fet mine.
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by Xhaka(m): 11:34pm On Jul 04, 2016
Their subscription price though.
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by Ronnii(m): 4:48pm On Jul 05, 2016
LordReed:
Using this Ntel on an unlocked Spectranet mifi on my PS4 and PS3 but I can't get it to sign INTO my PSN account. It at least tries on the PS4 I can download digital media on it and watch YouTube. I have tried using dmz, port forwarding and proxydns to no avail.

Anybody have a similar situation? Any solutions?

I have the same issue. It browses on the PS3 and the PS4 but doesn't connect to the PlayStation Network.

I called the Customer Care and was just told "Thank you for the feedback". I responded that it wasn't feedback but a valid complaint. Same thing with Instagram, where photos and videos do not load.
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by LordReed(m): 5:11pm On Jul 05, 2016
Ronnii:


I have the same issue. It browses on the PS3 and the PS4 but doesn't connect to the PlayStation Network.

I called the Customer Care and was just told "Thank you for the feedback". I responded that it wasn't feedback but a valid complaint. Same thing with Instagram, where photos and videos do not load.

I think because of the controls they are imposing on their network certain ports are blocked or it is their firewalls blocking certain connections. I sent them an email to unblock all the ports on my connection but I didn't get any response.
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by Kufie(m): 6:22pm On Jul 05, 2016
@Stanley08 Hello Mr Stan, is it possible to use this on the Franklin R702 Modem that Smile 4G gives? I used to run it on an unlocked Huawei modem from spectranet until I damaged the modem. You have any idea if the smile 4G modem is unlockable and if it can work on it?
Re: Subscriber Options for UNLIMITED Internet - WORTH IT? by Stanley08(m): 7:04pm On Jul 05, 2016
Kufie:
@Stanley08 Hello Mr Stan, is it possible to use this on the Franklin R702 Modem that Smile 4G gives? I used to run it on an unlocked Huawei modem from spectranet until I damaged the modem. You have any idea if the smile 4G modem is unlockable and if it can work on it?

Lol. Technically, every modem is unlockable. However, that smile isn't. In the sense that, Franklin told me to contact smile to unlock it for me and smile will not unlock it for you.

So, look for an alternative. Most likely a Huawei one. Cheers.

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