Airtel
RIP, Airtel SmartBytes โ€“ No More SmartBytes for PostPaid plans in Karnataka Circle
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ sathya
Few monthsย back,ย Anupam Saxena had reported that Airtel is killing off SmartBytes for mobile customers in Delhi. My first reaction to the story wasย hoping that they wouldn’t do this for Karnataka circle. SmartBytes was great forย the rare occasion that you’d require burst data(for example: when travelling or when your home Internet is down) - if you run out of data cap(I detest the pittance of data cap we get, that’s another different story) head over to their SmartBytes website or use the Airtel app & do a top up for SmartBytes - and you get instant data cap upgrade for the billing cycle.

Of Dead Hard Drives, Stolen Phones & ICICI Bank Dumbassery
· โ˜• 4 min read · โœ๏ธ sathya
Itโ€™s been a bad, bad week for couple of my gadgets. First, my 500GB internal laptop drive, which I had swapped out for a Kingston 128GB SSD and converted into an external drive, crashed. It is my fault, tbh โ€“ I had disconnected it before sleeping the previous night and next day morning, after waking up, breakfast et al decided to listen to some music & plugged in the drive to the USB port.

Configure Airtel GPRS / Mobile Office for Android
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ sathya
Short, quick post: I’d purchased a Nexus S recently, and once I got back to India, I had to re-activate my connection again. Unlike the iPhone, however, my Android was unable to pick up the settings automatically & I had to enter them manually. To do this, head over to Settings -> Wireless & Networks -> Mobile Networks -> Access Point names. Tap on the options button -> New APN & enter the settings as per your plan, as mentioned in my previous post comparing various Airtel GPRS plans.

A guide to Airtel GPRS And Airtel GPRS Configuration Settings
· โ˜• 3 min read · โœ๏ธ sathya

I get quite a lot of mails asking about Airtel’s GPRS services and their settings, so I thought I’ll post this here.

First things, you should know that Airtel provides 3 types of GPRS services:

  • Airtel Live
  • Airtel NOP (or Net On Phone)
  • Airtel Mobile Office

So what’s the differences between them ?


Airtel Blocking Access To Unofficial BSNL EVDO site?
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ sathya
Ever since Santosh aka Gigacore started an unofficial site on BSNL EVDO device I’ve been following it closely, seeking for more information and reviews on the device. So it was no surprise that when he launched the BSNL EVDO forums I was the first to register at the forums. Now the userbase has increased and the site has definitely picked up popularity. Has it become so popular as to warrant Airtel from Blocking access to the site?