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tallyouth
July 7, 2004, 10:58 AM
ive been having some issues connecting to the internet on my pone via the gprs is the network down anyone else having such difficulties

digitalchef
July 7, 2004, 01:27 PM
nope, just used it.
what kinda problems you having??

tallyouth
July 7, 2004, 02:02 PM
service not availble and things like that :-\

digitalchef
July 7, 2004, 02:04 PM
what kind of phone you using??

Y@tta
July 7, 2004, 02:05 PM
I&#039;m having a problem with BOTH GPRS systems....
At one time i could stay at home (Chancery Hall) an use C&amp;W GPRS fine yea it might take a little time to connect but after about three tries i&#039;m surfing. Ohhhh where have those days gone since from about Thursday i have no been able to connect i keep getting PPP link error msg&#039;s. I can sometimes connect via Digicell GPRS but it slow like molasses when it does decide to work. :-[

So my night time surfing has been cut short.....

digitalchef
July 7, 2004, 02:11 PM
i live near chancery hall, and i just used it to download a game awhile ago. actually i had no problems at all

Y@tta
July 7, 2004, 02:19 PM
Hmm i using a C332 an C333 phone.
it might work as soon as i get home but after like 10mins i can&#039;t connect again:-(

digitalchef : U onthe hill itself?

tallyouth
July 7, 2004, 04:01 PM
SAMSUNG S300

digitalchef
July 7, 2004, 04:14 PM
nope, i live in havendale

tallyouth
July 7, 2004, 04:25 PM
and i live in portmore

pcpeart
July 7, 2004, 06:48 PM
you downloaded a game using digicel&#039;s network :o I live on the mona campus I can hardly even get to check my email it moves at snail pace and worst sometimes it just hangs up its awful I&#039;m seriously thinking of getting a c&amp;w phone it moves much faster, when is digicel gonna improve their network?

tallyouth
July 7, 2004, 08:08 PM
you downloaded a game using digicel's network :o I live on the mona campus I can hardly even get to check my email it moves at snail pace and worst sometimes it just hangs up its awful I'm seriously thinking of getting a c&w phone it moves much faster, when is digicel gonna improve their network?

fi real!! And then dem having so many god da**n promotions
and no good network to support it not to mention the next thing where people using their phones as modems lots of stuff hugging the network digicel needs to take some time to access their customer service resources
TRUST ME

digitalchef
July 7, 2004, 08:35 PM
actually, i believe digicel is upgrading their network. passing a million customers puts alot of weight on their shoulders.

tallyouth
July 7, 2004, 08:59 PM
although i know that the promotions are for the purpose of making money btu man so much on the million customer supporting network. thats serious risk and constraints their taking on ::)

Virus_NCU
July 7, 2004, 09:57 PM
I live in red hills heights and it working fine. after 10pm to 7 in the morning it very fast, i also downloaded a game &quot;Unreal 2K4 Demo&quot; - 250mb

by the way knows the username and password for the C&amp;W GPRS network?

makaveli
July 7, 2004, 11:33 PM
leon i have a s300 also, the service wasnt down, can be 3 things when ever u get that message, 1.just turn the phone off for a little while- 1 minute, then turn it back on. 2. try changing the APN from wap.digiceljamaica.com to web.digiceljamaica.com from time to time. 3. go to funbox then wap browser then settings and hit &quot;clear cache&quot;

Y@tta
July 8, 2004, 09:16 AM
digitalchef i was try to post last night with no luck i was able to browse but whenever i clciked the Post button and i waited nothing. When i&#039;m on the flat i have no problem but once i reach on the hillit&#039;s intermitten.

BUT otherwise i was surfing an using irc like normal last night :-)

tallyouth
July 8, 2004, 01:44 PM
i did the all that already

digitalchef
July 9, 2004, 10:27 AM
i keep getting error messages about 70% time i try to send mms with my phone. i can browse the net and most of the times i can receive mms.
anybody have this problem??

pcpeart
July 9, 2004, 04:51 PM
I got a txt message today saying that digicel is gonna start charging for their GPRS service. I was just wondering if they had upgraded their system cuz the last time I used it (yesterday) it was still moving @ snail pace ???

igodit
July 9, 2004, 05:20 PM
I also got the message saying as of july 12 they will be charging for the gprs service.

digitalchef
July 9, 2004, 06:05 PM
are you serious, this sucks

Virus_NCU
July 9, 2004, 06:40 PM
FREE PAPER BUN ;D

I got that Text too, but is&#039;nt that too soon?
About the Service i think sometime ago they said that when them start charging they are going to openen up the bandwidth. I hope so, because i am planning on buying a GPRS PC card for my laptop. I have not seen the Newspaper today, does anyone knows how much they are going to charge?

digimon
July 9, 2004, 09:27 PM
and i hope it&#039;ll be a flat rate ting! cuz i know seh if i leave my phone fi download a 250MB file in the 3:000&#039;s i expect to see credit on it when i man wake up!!

BTW, it was blazing yesterday! (july 8th). so they must be upgrading di system.

and if it&#039;s 2 expensive i man nah tek it. BTW, they dont even give us a global IP address! (e.g 10.8.1.71 thing!)

pdiddy551
July 9, 2004, 09:28 PM
Serious?? That sucks my cwgprs is down and i was just planning to setup my digicel gprs :&#039;( anyways i read the newspaper today and i saw nothing so hopefully they decide to push it back ;D

digitalchef
July 9, 2004, 11:02 PM
yea i just got it, and u know who ain&#039;t happy.

Ropy
July 9, 2004, 11:38 PM
Hopefully they won&#039;t charge per mb.

makaveli
July 9, 2004, 11:47 PM
yup. i got the text too, it has been like a rocket since july 8, anyone knows how will they charge for gprs service? i need to call digicel customer care ::)

tallyouth
July 10, 2004, 10:36 AM
i dont get the text........ yet that is. i new that it wolud happen sooner or later butthis is a bit sooner still,
now whats got to happen is that i&#039;m just gonna have to d&#039;load every thing i think i need b4 i have to start paying this GPRS bill thingy.

Greatis
July 10, 2004, 05:33 PM
i dont get the text........ yet that is. i new that it wolud happen sooner or later butthis is a bit sooner still,
now whats got to happen is that i'm just gonna have to d'load every thing i think i need b4 i have to start paying this GPRS bill thingy.

that's what everybody is going to do an jam up the system... now I will hardly be able to connect... :-\

makaveli
July 10, 2004, 08:41 PM
i dont think the charge will be that bad anyways

fortis
July 11, 2004, 08:43 AM
it gonna be 0.25 cents per kb.

This price is outrageous, My God.

Just do the calculation ppl, say u talking down a 5mb files.

I am glad i am with cw

makaveli
July 11, 2004, 11:11 AM
i know there was a catch for digicel giving 1200$to every costumer for the year ;D would be better if they gave out free calls on weekend like cw did last year ;D griffjon July 11, 2004, 01:50 PM What happened to a flat daily/monthly fee like they were talking about for a while? this per-meg thing is$^%$%&amp;. That means I pay ~$3-5 per spam I download!

Anyone know people at Digicel? &#039;cuz, especially for the quality of service I&#039;ve had the past few months with GPRS, that&#039;s an insane cost.

tallyouth
July 11, 2004, 02:13 PM
any body here uses the select service is it the same thing for you too ???

digitalchef
July 11, 2004, 05:04 PM
i really need to find that out, they didn&#039;t mention which service it was for in the ad.
does any1 know??

Virus_NCU
July 11, 2004, 06:38 PM
Tomorrow is the day People to Falk out the money or put down the phone.

I know what i am going to do... Put down the phone :-\
.25 cents per kb, them sick ina dem head?
C&amp;W $9 flat rate way better. tell me if i am wrong but would&#039;nt that be for every 1mb the cost is$250,
Digicel u let us down bad.

Only one way i would end up paying soo much money for this and is if i start getting 256k downlink speed.

Boo
July 11, 2004, 10:01 PM
Digicel u let us down bad.

Only one way i would end up paying soo much money for this and is if i start getting 256k downlink speed.

I see Digicel is starting to show its &quot;true colours&quot; in Jamaica as it does in the rest of the Caribbean :P

Maybe you people may "switch on" to C&W and AT&T Wireless when they arrive cause many pals who switched to Digicel when they launch here are now switching back to C&W (some even opted for TDMA over GSM) because of MANY FAULTY HANDSETS and SLUGGISH NETWORK SERVICE :o

Now Digicel spending tonnes of monies on marketing in an effort to keep customers. Every week is a new promotion :o

Virus_NCU
July 11, 2004, 10:45 PM
Farewell.. ::) to Digicel GPRS

the .25c is a 50% deal :o

what happen when the deal done. .50c per kb ($500 per 1mb) &#039;Kiss mi neck&#039; I mark this Post as a souvenir, as it is the last post using my digi phone. :( i hope all this will be reconsidered. :( :&#039;( digitalchef July 11, 2004, 11:40 PM @virus, lol, i ain&#039;t gonna put the phone down, i will just stop using gprs. come on guys, we all new from the beginning of the free gprs that digicel was going to charge for the service eventually. i believe that they have postponed the freeness for quite sometime now. they need to get real, these prices are ridiculous. anybody know what at&amp;t is up to?? digimon July 12, 2004, 12:18 AM lmao@!! LMao!! lmao!!$0.25 per Kb???? Half Price!!!!?? damn....that digicel manager guy must have hit his head againt one a di GSM pole dem! It must have been a typo in th newspaper!!! cuz if i&#039;m not wrong, with a regular dialup u can get $50 per MB! not$500!

anyways, anyone who knows business would know seh all that is just an experiment to see if they can get such ambitious customers to actually pay that much.....anyways, this is my last post as well...until i get a dsl, dialup, or b&#039;come a millionaire to pay for Digicel&#039;s GPRS phone rate!

GPRS Internet
July 12, 2004, 10:16 AM
Digicel must be trying to make up for all the Freeness ;D If i remember correctly at no time was c&amp;w gprs free for extended periods

tallyouth
July 12, 2004, 10:41 AM

tallyouth
July 12, 2004, 11:56 AM
i cant browz at all now even browzing is available this is bull s@*t star &gt;:(

willy
July 12, 2004, 12:17 PM
I was told that the prices posted were to weed out the people dem who cant afford it, let it stay like that for a period of time to see how much people still using that service then invest in to more bandwidth if needed... ;D i was using it this morning and in less than a min $20 was taken away from mi fone &gt;:(....now i gotta start phreaking again ;D i need to beat the system ;) digitalchef July 12, 2004, 12:46 PM thanks for testing out the prices for me willy ;D. :o$20 dollars for less than a minute of use, them mad.
now i know for sure i&#039;m not using gprs anymore until they drop those prices.

tallyouth
July 12, 2004, 01:06 PM
im wondering if its because of the fact that more and more of their phones are coming with the capability too be used as modems to access the net from the pc why they&#039;re charging so much on time

Greatis
July 12, 2004, 01:14 PM
i dont think the charge will be that bad anyways

you must be eating these words now makaveli ;D

tallyouth
July 12, 2004, 01:18 PM
he was smoking rum at the time im sure ;D

Greatis
July 12, 2004, 01:19 PM
hmm... there is always a way to beat the system Willy. In this case it is to stop using the service ;D

tallyouth
July 12, 2004, 01:23 PM
man i just pi**ed &gt;:( times 1000

digitalchef
July 12, 2004, 01:31 PM
hmm... there is always a way to beat the system Willy. In this case it is to stop using the service ;D

i agree

willy
July 12, 2004, 02:31 PM
there&#039;s another way of that i&#039;m sure ::)

SQLDBA
July 12, 2004, 03:10 PM
You guys made big a mistake loving a company,they are in it for money,reel in the customers then like frying fish u gut dem.if your guys hero was first you think they would not have done what the monopoly did ?,we need to be educated when making choices,your guys network down from what i hear now regulary and REMEMBER when it comes to DATA services always ,always go CANDW or else you will be the looser as u guys are now.and you providers GSM service and coverage is not that good anyway as i once thought.pick up everwhere huh

Boo
July 12, 2004, 03:40 PM
You guys made big a mistake loving a company,they are in it for money,reel in the customers then like frying fish u gut dem.if your guys hero was first you think they would not have done what the monopoly did ?,we need to be educated when making choices,your guys network down from what i hear now regulary and REMEMBER when it comes to DATA services always ,always go CANDW or else you will be the looser as u guys are now.and you providers GSM service and coverage is not that good anyway as i once thought.pick up everwhere huh

AHHH..Correct. Apparently thousands of mobile users on &quot;THE BIGGER BETTER GSM NETWORK&quot; saying that all around the Caribbean :o

You might see big smiles on the C&amp;W boss man. He might say: &quot;I never thought we&#039;d get back JA, but I was dead wrong&quot; ;D

Boo
July 12, 2004, 03:56 PM
Now that Digicel has announce what pals refer to here as mad rates...there are simple explainations as to why their rates WAY higher than the competition.

Digicel currently doesn&#039;t see C&amp;W as a big problem to them well at lease for now. Look at the market statistics. Digicel says it has over 1 million subscribers. How much does C&amp;W have? Remember that C&amp;W recently increased its landline rates because its competitor is a weak one in this area. Do you see persons switching over to Gotel since the increase ???

Rates may not be the determine factor between choosing providers. I mean 1 millions guys in Ja fall in love with Digicel..do you think they would switch to C&amp;W or Oceanic because of just one simple rate change?

How do you know if C&amp;W won&#039;t increase its rates similiar to that of Digice; ???

griffjon
July 12, 2004, 05:34 PM
i need to beat the system ;)

It&#039;s surprisingly easy, it seems... ;)
(still posting free via GPRS, blep blep!)

ProdMaster
July 12, 2004, 06:41 PM
Good thing mi did &quot;switch on&quot; 2 weeks ago .Although I use the Digicel to browse the net using my phone and as a modem I didnt think that Digicel would do that to us seriously. :-\ I just tried to browse the net on my phone and I got a text immediately telling me &quot;Insufficient Balance!&quot; :o.

Well I will continue to pay the 9 dollars a day which I am cool with and another thing if you dont have credits on C&amp;W you still browse the net until when you put on credits they automatically subtract which is completely fair. :) Digicel has
over one million customers but how much is active?

&quot;DI OWNA FI DI YARD&quot; is definately back! I am posting this using C&amp;W.
http://www.naruto-kun.com/gallery/Gifs//Jiraiya/Jiraiya_01(73).gif

griffjon
July 12, 2004, 07:02 PM
C+W is $9 Ja per day? or US? If J, please to be informing me of where I may purchase the whatever digicel is smoking, thanks. Ropy July 13, 2004, 12:04 PM C+W is$9 Ja per day? or US? If J, please to be informing me of where I may purchase the whatever digicel is smoking, thanks.

I don&#039;t think you are feel good. Which one of us would pay $9US per day? Ropy July 13, 2004, 12:29 PM I was just told by someone currently using the service that there is an access fee of$10. :o :o

GPRS Internet
July 13, 2004, 01:14 PM
It keeps getting worse :-\

Virus_NCU
July 13, 2004, 01:46 PM
something strange is happening. Yesterday i was being change and now today its free!

willy
July 13, 2004, 02:00 PM
a friend of mine is having that same problem ;D

Virus_NCU
July 13, 2004, 02:16 PM
Guest what ??? Digicel is charging for GPRS only when access from the handset. I am talking based on the c332 and c333. For all handset at the end of each GPRS session a signal is sent to the provider indicating the number of bytes transfered, some phone like the c332 &amp; c333 displays this, and there are others that dont. this is the signal digicel use to know how much bytes is transfered so they can charge you.
However for the c332 when using the USB cable this is not activated. this can be identified by the little &quot;arrow and lock&quot; icon at the top of the phone screeen.
right now i am still using it free.
Sooner or later digicel will figure this out. if they dont well... thank to the c332. i will treasure it. ;D

ramesh
July 13, 2004, 02:20 PM
Some Internet cafes in the US charge US$10 for the full day. Ropy July 13, 2004, 02:33 PM You heard it here first folks, a temporary work-around to... has been discovered ;D. tallyouth July 13, 2004, 02:58 PM thank god ;D lets hope this stay put at free after access Tj July 13, 2004, 03:42 PM Gosh, the lashing, lashing, lashing, lashing out ppl, lwad unno mek mi head a hurt mi. (so this is what happens when the freeness done, gosh)..ppl is like this, i guess the company have to mek money somehow and we all don&#039;t like it (well the creditless ones anywayz..lol), but from my point of view, i&#039;d rather pay per use that have money taken from me even if i&#039;m not using the net (C&amp;W). If we think bout it there are ppl out there that use the GPRS service rarely and lets do a simple math here, y&#039;all with me. let say three days out of the month i use my service and download, hmmm say 25kb which is about$6.25 ;) but if i were with C&amp;W i&#039;d pay $18.00. :-X Now i don&#039;t know how most of you look at it in comparison (using a 30 day month)$270 :-\in comparison to pay as you use.

I guess it all boils down to usage i guess, it might suit some but tick off others. Guess you can&#039;t please all the ppl all the time i guess.

Thats just my 2cents

Virus_NCU
July 13, 2004, 09:40 PM
Hey Tj, its obvious that ur not a internet bumm like most of us here. i spen 20hr out of the 24hr a day on the internet.
It would be better paying $270 monthly with C&amp;W that pay by bytes with digicel. Normally when disconnecting my average download size is 25mb, guess how much money that is :-\ So in this whole charging thing C&amp;W realy take the cake. Who the hell download only 25kb, techjamaica homepage alone is 211kb SQLDBA July 14, 2004, 07:56 AM (TJ) 25kb ? your daddy work there or what ?,please do not insult other members of the site by suggesting that the price is OK.Once the phone connects to your PC u will use over a 1mb and for real tech people a meg is a joke.because thats why Harddrives are in Gigagbytes. Techsavvy July 14, 2004, 08:50 AM Digi have dun it again 1st with their lame customer service now with there overpricing of their lame gprs service .its like highway robbery .25cents a kilo to browse n download is just lame.TJ if u dnt see it this way then im sorry for u.obviously ur nt using ur fone !!!hmm... try giving it away. DIGI thumbs down :o &gt;:( it costs more for their service than it costs for dial-up Tj July 14, 2004, 08:57 AM Guys guys, Didn&#039;t want to statr a world war 3 but if i can&#039;t say my two cents then where the freedom of speech. Well one, i am a internet junkie as much as any of you guys so i do know how costly it can be. But what my point was geared towards were the ppl that hardly use the service, ppl who use it one or two time... (y&#039;all need to read my post again) :). and two, just read what point one says.. I wasn&#039;t saying it was the best and as i said in my post, &quot;I guess it all boils down to usage i guess, it might suit some but tick off others. Guess you can&#039;t please all the ppl all the time i guess&quot; Once again i wasn&#039;t saying it is the best buy rather it works for me. and no SQLDBA ma daddy don&#039;t work there and i was only saying it works for me, how can i be insulting ppl, guys could you all just read the post before y&#039;all respond. this was in no way an insult. well i&#039;m outie peace out ;D Virus_NCU July 14, 2004, 11:19 AM sorry TJ. Even if i am not a power users and only access the internet once a month, it would be better to pay$2xx a month and have space to access the net incase of any little emergency than to pay $2xx for every visit. bloggins July 14, 2004, 12:07 PM I checked this with a riend of mine @ digicel and the 10 dollars is not a charge, it is the minimum amount you need on your account to access the service but if you only used 2 dollars of the 10 you will still have the 8 on your account makaveli July 14, 2004, 06:38 PM im working on a work around for this techies, i have a friend &quot;professional phreaker&quot; so &quot;hopefully&quot; we can still have free WAP service with digicel. ;D GPRS Internet July 15, 2004, 10:39 AM im working on a work around for this techies, i have a friend &quot;professional phreaker&quot; so &quot;hopefully&quot; we can still have free WAP service with digicel. ;D Might be tru.... but free for how long 8) BTW, what are the speeds now that they are charging ? griffjon July 15, 2004, 01:14 PM Last night it seemed to be charging for using the web APN, thankfully I only had 16 credit left instead of a full card, so I found this out quickly with not too much monetary loss!! bloggins July 15, 2004, 03:55 PM Well me try di free ting wid di c333 an it neva work. btw it work fi anybady else? willy July 15, 2004, 04:02 PM Well me try di free ting wid di c333 an it neva work. btw it work fi anybady else? Well it did for me for about a day or two but yesterday i fell asleep about 1:00 pm and by 2:00 pm my$100 was done.
anyway digicel cant keep a good yute down those interestin in to beating the system can look up waptunneling ..muahahahah ;D

bloggins
July 15, 2004, 04:06 PM
ppl ppl check out di CW pricin

Local Currency&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;C&amp;W Jamaica&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Currently Promoted As Free
Package&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Pay per Use&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Postpaid Packages&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Prepaid&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Postpaid&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;5&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;15&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Fee&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;N/a&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;250&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1,110&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;4,000&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Included Mb&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;N/a&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;5&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;15&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Effective Rate&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;400&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;250&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;222&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;267&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Picture Messaging&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;N/a&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;12&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;12&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;12&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;12&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Additional Charge for Mobile Web without Postpaid Plan&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;500&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
GPRS is only available on Prepaid if the Customer signs up to the bFree Anytime Plan&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;This incurs a fee of J$9/day in return for cheaper Voice Rates&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; bloggins July 15, 2004, 04:09 PM In order to access GPRS with CWJ, you must switch to their B Free Plus package which costs$9 a day (B Free Plus is a package that offers cheaper voice rates plus access to their GPRS service).
Right now, a CWJ customer doesn’t really pay for using GPRS (however they are of the impression that the $9 a day is for GPRS access (this is not entirely true). When CWJ re-launches their GPRS product a customer will begin to pay for GPRS in addition to that$9 charge for B Free plus.
Sometime ago, CWJ did publish their GPRS rates (which they have not enforced as yet as just like we did, they are offering it free).

ProdMaster
July 15, 2004, 06:50 PM
ppl ppl check out di CW pricin

Local Currency******C&amp;W Jamaica***************Currently Promoted As Free
Package******Pay per Use******Postpaid Packages*********
******Prepaid***Postpaid***1***5***15***
Fee******N/a******250***1,110***4,000***
Included Mb******N/a******1***5***15***
Effective Rate*********400***250***222***267***
Picture Messaging******N/a***12***12***12***12***
Additional Charge for Mobile Web without Postpaid Plan******************500***
*********************
GPRS is only available on Prepaid if the Customer signs up to the bFree Anytime Plan*********************
***This incurs a fee of J$9/day in return for cheaper Voice Rates****************** Yeah I remember those prices in their initial launch and its also on their website.I am wondering whats the catch here. :-\ .Anyway I will continue to enjoy the$9 dollars a day. :D

Virus_NCU
July 16, 2004, 01:30 AM
Its no Compitition. It is just fun. :D
http://img56.photobucket.com/albums/v172/Virus_Ncu/conn.jpg

Boo
July 16, 2004, 10:40 AM
Yeah we have a similiar thing with C&amp;W GPRS here...on the Bfree plus option you get unlimited GPRS service for just EC$0.20 per day which is roughly EC$6.20 per month. Similiar speeds as dial up but a way smaller price. Unlimited Dial Up is priced at EC$129 per month :o I&#039;d switch to GPRS but I&#039;m currently using the ADSL service for EC$179 per month for 128Kbps downstream ;D

Greatis
July 16, 2004, 10:56 AM
$179 for 128kbps downstream is alota do man. jeez that would could break a leg. :o Boo July 16, 2004, 11:11 AM You think that&#039;s bad...1.5 Mbps for EC$999 A MONTH :o

Here&#039;s this DSL pricing from C&amp;W Grenada

EC$179.00 for 128kbps 64kbps EC$249.00 for 256kbps 64kbps
EC$599.00 for 768kbps 128kbps EC$999.00 for 1544kbps 256kbps

PS: There is no competition in the internet business at this time..well there&#039;s one other British Company called Blue Stream and they offering Internet to Business customers. They were suppose to launch dial up last May.

digitalchef
July 16, 2004, 11:15 AM
what is the exchange rate from ec to ja??

Boo
July 16, 2004, 11:23 AM
what is the exchange rate from ec to ja??

128K EC$179 is about J$4,128.61
256K EC$249 is about J$5,743.15
768K EC$599 is about J$13,815.86
1544K EC$999 is about J$23,041.80

Currency change complients http://www.xe.com.

PS: ain&#039;t we paying a lot for DSL now :o

digitalchef
July 16, 2004, 11:33 AM
ok, but thats just a little more expensive than what c&amp;w is charging.

Virus_NCU
July 16, 2004, 12:45 PM
The Business Market there may be different. Problebly its all about availability and they are willing to pay that. Just like the cell Phones.

Boo
July 16, 2004, 01:51 PM
The Business Market there may be different. Problebly its all about availability and they are willing to pay that. Just like the cell Phones.

True True...the percentage of internet users to population in Grenada is way higher than Jamaica. I think Ja estimates roughly 10% of population having internet access. Virtually everyone in Grenada has access to the internet whether dial up or DSL..even if its at their homes, schools, work, internet cafes, etc.....

ProdMaster
July 16, 2004, 04:44 PM
128K EC$179 is about J$4,128.61
256K EC$249 is about J$5,743.15
768K EC$599 is about J$13,815.86
1544K EC$999 is about J$23,041.80

Currency change complients http://www.xe.com.

PS: ain&#039;t we paying a lot for DSL now :o

:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
cost arm and leg there man

BeachJamJm
July 20, 2004, 12:57 AM
C&amp;W has a new &#039;plan&#039; out for GPRS ... &quot;pay J$500 per month payable by the last day of each month&quot;. Actually, i&#039;m not sure how new this is but that&#039;s what the C&amp;W personnel told me when i bought a nokia gprs card from them. The sim had$100 credit on it when i bought the card and i haven&#039;t added any to it and i have been on a couple weeks.

I am generally not impressed with GPRS dl speeds, however, it works for me as i have no cost-effective alternative atm as c&amp;w hasn&#039;t provisioned us with landlines where i am in MoBay and the non-gprs wireless service available &#039;no ready&#039;.

Virus_NCU
July 24, 2004, 10:12 AM
From Last night, whenever i acces my GPRS connection i realise that $30 is added to my credit. Is this a sort of promotion or a problem? Is anyone else experiencing this? I started out with$45. after a couple of conecting and disconecting i now have $185. ProdMaster July 24, 2004, 11:20 AM Virus on which one of the networks? ??? Virus_NCU July 24, 2004, 11:33 PM Digicel, i dont know if its the phone, i am using the z200. and its still happening. i talk out the credit though. when ever the credit finish it dont work, so i put$100 on it and it start going up again ???

ricky
July 25, 2004, 12:01 PM
yow any1 find using thier gprs on a pc or labtop and find that digicels billing price is RIDICULOUS......I ran un $200 in less than 30 secs...is better mi stick to cybervayle or go C&amp;W..dem have$10/day fi dem gprs. Digicel need fi check dat back..plus that pricing too far away from C&amp;W billing 4 the same service. Yo mystic..yuh si wat the problem is..digicel neva look into the fact that using the feature on a pc or labtop gonna draw so much bytes...how di hell dem fi charge per kilobyte.... Yo the pricing perfectly aight when u surfing on the phone itself...but is bad when u use in on a pc....C&amp;W fi mi money.. **** digicel

ricky
July 25, 2004, 12:26 PM
Basically i came down from school in may and say lemme purchase a digicel phone to gwan run as my modem..cause digicel is the BIGGER BETTER NETWORK.....oh god wat a rasss mistake...trus mi. 2 bills in 3 mins hahaha yo dat is some trang weed digicel smoking...and it look like they aint getting the point cause a bout 3 weeks now and dat pricing aint change dat monopoly style of business is bad

DaRk-TippER
July 26, 2004, 09:01 AM
i totally agree with ricky...... digicel is dooing something which is bad 4 business

tallyouth
July 26, 2004, 09:54 AM
how much of us still browz by gprs through the &quot;BIGGER BETTER NETWORK&quot; ::) ??? cause i sure dont &gt;:(

digitalchef
July 26, 2004, 10:05 AM
nope, stop using it the day before the prices came to effect.

Boo
July 26, 2004, 01:19 PM
You guys should realise even if the network sucks or the prices seen ridiculous to the competition that Digicel is doing business to make profit. The prices may not be that to suit the common man..but I&#039;m sure if they have most of the business market in GPRS they would stand to make serious profits :)

tallyouth
July 26, 2004, 01:36 PM
You guys should realise even if the network sucks or the prices seen ridiculous to the competition that Digicel is doing business to make profit. The prices may not be that to suit the common man..but I&#039;m sure if they have most of the business market in GPRS they would stand to make serious profits :)

thats the question do you think they do ??? i dont, i could be wrong though. and even if thats the case why change so much dont they think thats a little bit unreasonable business or no business

ProdMaster
July 26, 2004, 02:48 PM
Digicel, i dont know if its the phone, i am using the z200. and its still happening. i talk out the credit though. when ever the credit finish it dont work, so i put $100 on it and it start going up again ??? Virus if thats the case keep enjoying it !! ;D Boo July 26, 2004, 05:02 PM thats the question do you think they do ??? i dont, i could be wrong though. and even if thats the case why change so much dont they think thats a little bit unreasonable business or no business The question from me is which sensible business remains in a market for several years and is yet to make any profits? I would think that after 3 years in Ja plus way ahead of its competitors that Digicel should be generating enough profits. If not it could mean that they spending too much money on marketing (TRUE) or they have very high operating and maintenance costs :o Well if any business ain&#039;t profitable, best option is to withdraw from the market...did I read an article sometime ago about Digicel denies that it plans to sell ??? digitalchef July 26, 2004, 05:11 PM digicel just spent a bag o cash upgrading there system, and they ain&#039;t done yet. the money to pay for these upgrades have to come from somewhere. i was talking to some (rich and/or business) people, and they all are still using the gprs like crazy. maybe digicel&#039;s intentions were for these kinda of high society people that don&#039;t mind forking out a$5000 phone bill from digicel and not for the poor people.

funny, in the gleaner the other day, there was an article saying that c&amp;w only tended to the rich people, and digicel came like a night and shining armor and rescued us. so maybe they are starting to tend to the high society folks once again.

do i hear centennial anyone??

yes you did it read it right, digicel has no current plans on selling.

Boo
July 26, 2004, 06:15 PM
Well either they use the monies from Esat Telecom (the Irish company the investor sold to build Digicel) or they get some form of loan from a commercial bank. :)

I believe that when Digicel sat down to price their GPRS they studied the dynamics of the Jamaican market first (like any smart operator). If they realise that mostly the business consumers utilize their services they will price their services to make profits. That&#039;s why operators charge a higher price on peak times.

It seems that Oceanic Digital is analogous to AT&amp;T Wireless in Caribbean. They both haven&#039;t grown at a fast rate as Digicel and C&amp;W plus they have small market shares. (I have never seen an AT&amp;T ad on TV..only one in a while radio and newspaper ads..not to mention slient promotions ::))

tallyouth
July 26, 2004, 06:50 PM
its just not fair, right now based on possible projections from the digicel plz&#039;s they think that the money they spent on upgrading their gonna make it back through us whether by us browzing or buy us buying credit just to get the extra $100.00 a month............. did you know that there are persons who buy 2, 3 even 4 chips just to get that 100 extra......... some even thought that if they bought a 1000.00 that they would get another 1000.00 bwoy some plp ::) Boo July 26, 2004, 10:21 PM its just not fair, right now based on possible projections from the digicel plz&#039;s they think that the money they spent on upgrading their gonna make it back through us whether by us browzing or buy us buying credit just to get the extra$100.00
a month............. did you know that there are persons who buy 2, 3 even 4 chips just to get that 100 extra......... some even thought that if they bought a 1000.00 that they would get another 1000.00 bwoy some plp ::)

What&#039;s not fair about competition...remember the days of a monopoly ??? Like I said these businesses are here to make profits quick and use ways that may appear honest while at the same time trying to be a good coporate citizen.

Speaking off promotions, I remember a huge promotion Digicel had in the OECS. You could &quot;LIVE FREE FOR ONE YEAR&quot;. I have a few opinions on this promotion some of which I won&#039;t disclose here :-X. I remember early in the game when a Digicel spokeman was trying diss C&amp;W on live TV saying that his company has nothing to hide so it doesn&#039;t use fineprints pointing out a couple of &quot;hidden charges&quot; and &quot;conditions&quot; in C&amp;W&#039;s fine prints. (C&amp;W was actually comparing their rates to Digicel&#039;s). When pamphlets of Digicel&#039;s promotion was being distributed lo and behold...A WHOLE BACK PAGE WITH FINE PRINTS...they make C&amp;W look like joke ;D ;D

But look..if you aren&#039;t satisfied with the rates offered by Digicel..switch over to competition. I&#039;m sure that the other two guys are capable of handling the job.

Does Oceanic Offer internet and data like GPRS on Digicel and C&amp;W ??? ???

tallyouth
July 26, 2004, 10:26 PM
dont even know

Boo
July 26, 2004, 10:32 PM
dont even know

Well that&#039;s interesting...I don&#039;t hear discussions about Oceanic or their service here either. Is it that they aren&#039;t popular or no Oceanic customers are in TechJa ???

Is it about the CDMA technology or the type of phones they sell..I still don&#039;t understand why Oceanic ain&#039;t listed in the WEB2SMS tool ???

digitalchef
July 26, 2004, 10:40 PM
yea, where are the centennial folks.
lets do a poll who have which cellular company.

Boo
July 26, 2004, 10:48 PM
A similiar poll was done about two months ago..it was actually which mobile provider gave the best service. ;D

C&amp;W and Digicel got equal percentage...guess how much Oceanic get??

tallyouth
July 26, 2004, 10:50 PM
first time Oceanic came on this island not even a thought i wasted on them, they have some pretty ugly phones with some wierd rates and services

Digicel: came out with a bang decent hand-helds and other shizznits

CABLE &amp; WIRLESS: was always here i still prefer world talk cards having one never fails in doing the trick

Boo
July 26, 2004, 11:01 PM
first time Oceanic came on this island not even a thought i wasted on them, they have some pretty ugly phones with some wierd rates and services

Oceanic can be that bad...they must have some feature or service that puts them ahead of competition. What about US mobile users roaming in JA? CDMA is the #1 mobile technology in the US today..ahead of GSM and TDMA counterparts

tallyouth
July 26, 2004, 11:07 PM
they have some oceanic to oceanic free call sh*t thats probably it as far as i hear from the shout........

Virus_NCU
July 26, 2004, 11:50 PM
thats true, and guest what... The phone with the service is free. just pay for 2 months service $2300. did i mention that the phone are palm PDa smartphones :D I got 2 of them for my girlfriend and i, and we chat till we head gaan. we even chat on the phone beside each other ;D DaRk-TippER July 27, 2004, 09:31 AM check this out http://www.oceanicdigital.com/Jamaica.htm. If oceanic keeps up to this 1XRTT-EVDO plan then pretty soon persons interested could be browsing the net @ speeds up to 384Kbps on their hansets. Boo July 27, 2004, 09:58 AM They planning to launch High Speed Wireless internet. That sounds a bit interesting :D SQLDBA July 27, 2004, 11:49 AM How about flip phones for 5300 dollars inclusive of the 2 months access charge via freepaid,i am considering it.Jamaica is poor and we cant keep wasting money i spend between 4-5k on phone cards per month and ODJ has bout 75% coverage now plus CDMA does sound cleaner. tallyouth July 27, 2004, 04:28 PM plp some a unno comin like woman as soon as likkle problem reach the relationship unno ready fi cut................ why unno nu stay wid digi, dont use the gprs, and see what else they are coming with b4 unno make decisions ??? digitalchef July 27, 2004, 04:51 PM LMAO ;D. leon how you tan so bad. i ain&#039;t leaving digicel in the near future, its just that there is nothing wrong with checking out there competition. you have woman problems?? ;D tallyouth July 27, 2004, 05:03 PM yep ;D :-\ Boo July 27, 2004, 05:04 PM plp some a unno comin like woman as soon as likkle problem reach the relationship unno ready fi cut................ why unno nu stay wid digi, dont use the gprs, and see what else they are coming with b4 unno make decisions ??? You know..sitting down and wait for a company to come out with new stuff can get frustrating. Like when one company launch and another is pendind, that one will tell you wait for them and so on. Plus it's always good to check out competition. @Digitalchief....I don't think anyone would have girl problems over cell phones..or else that dude may fall in love with his cellie instead ;D ;D ProdMaster July 27, 2004, 05:06 PM I believed that Miphone said they would start to offer high speed data services this November it was in one of the observers cannot remember the day. :-\ tallyouth July 27, 2004, 05:11 PM LMAO ;D even those give trouble ;D Virus_NCU July 27, 2004, 10:14 PM How about flip phones for 5300 dollars inclusive of the 2 months access charge via freepaid,i am considering it.Jamaica is poor and we cant keep wasting money i spend between 4-5k on phone cards per month and ODJ has bout 75% coverage now plus CDMA does sound cleaner. sorry only select phones: the motorola(peanut phone with radio) and the Palm SmartPhone. the palm have a little flip thing that can pass it off as a flip :D Virus_NCU July 27, 2004, 10:18 PM And before uno ask... No i dont work for them Boo July 28, 2004, 09:37 AM And before uno ask... No i dont work for them That's right...clear the air. People might think you are an Oceanic agent sent here to lure pals into CDMA. ;D SQLDBA July 28, 2004, 10:37 AM I saw a true flip at freepaid cellular for 3,000 plus access charges.I not really interested but it is interesting. megiddo July 29, 2004, 12:21 AM So hold up, the peeps with the gprs cards in their laptops pay the same rate? i was thinking of getting one. i really need to know Greatis July 29, 2004, 10:07 AM yes megiddo they do :( bloggins July 29, 2004, 10:23 AM no man, wid di digicel pc card, u pay less per meg as u use more. if u use more dan 25 meg a mont u pay between 25 an 50 dollas per meg Ropy July 29, 2004, 11:39 AM no man, wid di digicel pc card, u pay less per meg as u use more. if u use more dan 25 meg a mont u pay between 25 an 50 dollas per meg J$25-50 per mb after the first 25mb is very very expensive.

bloggins
August 20, 2004, 03:15 PM
Now that Digicel has announce what pals refer to here as mad rates...there are simple explainations as to why their rates WAY higher than the competition.

Digicel currently doesn't see C&amp;W as a big problem to them well at lease for now. Look at the market statistics. Digicel says it has over 1 million subscribers. How much does C&amp;W have? Remember that C&amp;W recently increased its landline rates because its competitor is a weak one in this area. Do you see persons switching over to Gotel since the increase ???

Rates may not be the determine factor between choosing providers. I mean 1 millions guys in Ja fall in love with Digicel..do you think they would switch to C&amp;W or Oceanic because of just one simple rate change?

How do you know if C&amp;W won't increase its rates similiar to that of Digice; ???

Look at the CW proposed rates (published months ago)
http://www.cwmobile.com/jamaica/bMobilePlansOptions.asp#5

Boo
August 20, 2004, 09:59 PM
Hmm..paying for GPRS on bmobile postpaid but "Free" on bfree Plus prepaid.

BeachJamJm
August 22, 2004, 01:26 AM
Hmm..paying for GPRS on bmobile postpaid but "Free" on bfree Plus prepaid.
Boo, c&w has not been charging for the gprs data in spite of the rates u see on the site ... those r the proposed rates they put out quite some time back. C&W is still fine-tuning their network to ensure "high quality service". You may remember just couple months back they launched the 850 mhz system which should provide better inbuilding penetration. As seen in other threads in the forum here (and my personal experience) they have been having periodic hiccups. Rest assured tho that as soon as they iron out the kinks they will start to charge ... i expect those prices will be revised to be competitive with digicel.

jahno
August 22, 2004, 05:25 PM
Connected By digicel all day all night for a resonable charge Free - hee hee

nder
August 23, 2004, 10:09 AM
I got 2 of them for my girlfriend and i, and we chat till we head gaan. we even chat on the phone beside each other ;D

Soon do this too :) Come payday I'm getting two or three MiPhones, one for mah gf and one for my mom.

We have to be open minded people. As the techies of Jamaica we have to make sure that we keep these companes working to keep us happy :) We cant let them get comfortable with mediocre service and rediculous prices :|

swollen_i
September 5, 2004, 08:33 AM
I need a data cable for a t226 sony ericsson any ideas

Techsavvy
September 5, 2004, 10:29 PM
if your in kgn check royale computers pavilion r wireless king constant spring rd

bloggins
September 6, 2004, 03:03 PM
Soon do this too :) Come payday I'm getting two or three MiPhones, one for mah gf and one for my mom.

We have to be open minded people. As the techies of Jamaica we have to make sure that we keep these companes working to keep us happy :) We cant let them get comfortable with mediocre service and rediculous prices :|
Well said...