Fight for Fair FUP (SLT ADSL)

” My petition on Change.Org is 975 Supporters and counting… Appreciate more from you ūüôā ”

 

Last December I wrote a post which I tried to make a point against the unfair FUP (Fair Usage Policy) and practices by SLT (Sri Lanka Telecom).

Many have supported me and I am really thankful for each and everyone who supported this cause…

Let’s raise our voice for a better quality of service for a better tomorrow…

 

Sri Lanka Telecom: Increase the data quota given for ADSL Connections

SLT Broadband Don't Cheat the Customers

Today the software and the devices we use are more data intensive and the amount of data they are using is quite high.

SLT or Sri Lanka Telecom forced users like me to chance to a connection which provides higher data speeds,yet having a Fair Usage Policy Quota by making the previous connection very slow.

But now this quota is proving to be not enough and needs to be increased if we are to have a proper internet experience.

Youtube, Facebook and all the other commonly used websites now stream all the media in HD. So if you watch a 20 minute video it consumes more than 1GB. How on earth we are supposed to cope with 20GB???

I am a regular internet user who has not downloaded a single torrent in the last month. Yet my speeds are reduced. Is this really Fair??

Join with me to sign the following petition on Change.Org and force SLT to be more customer focused than being just another ISP.

http://www.change.org/petitions/sri-lanka-telecom-increase-the-data-quota-given-for-adsl-connections

Short URL: http://tiny.cc/sltadsl

Sharing Mobile Broadband

Your travelling…. and you want to share your mobile broadband connection over WiFi.¬†What can you do…?

Following are the options available…

1) Using a MiFi router. There are various models and types, Google it if you want more information.

2) If you have an Android or an Apple Device (iOS), you already have it; assuming that you have your cellular/mobile data connection connected.

3) If you don’t have any of these still there is a way, as long as you have a windows and a PC with a¬†WiFi¬†adapter. (Disadvantage of this method is that you can only connect windows computers)

  • Connect your Mobile Broadband Connection
  • Go to; Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center
  • Create the Ad-Hoc Connection
  • Turn on Internet Connection Sharing
  • Ask others to connect to the defined WiFi Connection Name (In the below video it’s VENURA9.COM)
  • Following video explains how it is done;

4) If you are more of a techie you can have a fully fledged WiFi network on your PC. This way you are not restrcited to a network where only the windows users can connect.

  • Run the “cmd.exe” as the administrator
    C:\Windows\system32>
    
  • Run the following commands to setup the network (Network SSID is VENURA and the password is 12345678):
    netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow "ssid=VENURA" "key=12345678" KeyUsage=persistent
    
  • To Start:
    netsh wlan start hostednetwork
    
  • To Stop:
    netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
    
  • Go to: Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections
  • Go to the properties of the connection you want to share, this can be a mobile broadband connection or even a wired connection
  • Select the sharing tab and tick “Allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection”
  • From the drop down select “Wireless Network Connection 2” (Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter)
  • Press OK
  • Other PCs, MACs and Phones will see a network named “VENURA” and they can connect using the password “12345678

References:

Dialog Robbing Subscribers

Update:
After few harsh Tweets I was contacted by a nicer person who ultimately confirmed on waiving off the rentals. It was nice, yet I wouldn’t have needed to go this far. I still feel for the others who may have got affected. All I can do is keep others informed and hope for a fair world!

I do take care of small things in my family business apart from my standard job. While I was going through the bills I noticed that there were few numbers which are getting charged for PRBT which is a ring-back-tone service operated by dialog. I am quite sure that none of them had any ring back tones playing when I called them and the other thing is one of the numbers was my wife’s and she has no idea of mobile service activation. She is 100% sure that she didn’t. Again the same story with the other number also.
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Trust on Mobile Operators

Back-to-back blogs today…

This is just a picture I took at the university and I’m trying to give an interpretation to my¬†observation.

Two guys trying to sell a product of a certain mobile operator and they are using numbers belonging to two rival operators.

  • Reason 1: These guys don’t really believe in what they are going to sell (No.. Can’t be… :P)
  • Reason 2: These two guys are trying to attract the users only from the rival operators and they want those guys to rach them easlity so that’s the reason to use rival numbers (does this sound a bit LAME no way… :P)

Have a look and enjoy… Picture is bulky so will take some time to load….
What do you think….? (Location: http://g.co/maps/mauvg¬†)

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