Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Verdict on Celcom Mobile Internet 384kbps.

I will base my review and usage of Celcom internet service with this particulars modem

Arm with the H-10 HSDPA USB MODEM - HSDPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS/GSM , i connect myself to the world.

GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900MHz
HSDPA DL up to 3.6Mbps and UL up to 384Kbps
EDGE DL up to 237Kbps and UL up to 118Kpbs
Zero-CDROM auto installaltion
One button connect and disconnect
Integrated SMS
Internal antenna
USC 2.0 full speed
LED indicate the status
Dimension : 89(D)x47(W)x11.5(H) mm
Weight : <50g

You need to be a really patience to use CELCOM 384kbps. it is damn slow. the USB modem is also sensitive, make sure you have a stable surface when you surf.

Celcom data received rate was very slow and inconsisten. you can sent out 107kbps but you recieve 0kbps in return. It disconnects easily and reconnection may take below 2 minutes.

The max rate sent is 216.6kbps and max receive rate is 366.3kbps, but normally on average it will sent only 102kbps and receive and average 4.6kbps. (this data means it takes a long time to upload a small picture even 26kb picture.

my house is situated just around 50 meters from the nearest telco's communication tower, i do not know if it is celcom or maxis, i'll check it out later.

But using Celcom internet, most of the time, you'll have to refresh your webpage between 3 to 4 times untill it was properly displayed. quite irritating. if you have to fill an online form, its gonna be a difficult task as you have to go back and forth to refresh your webpage and you have to key-in again-again after the page refreshes. normally your previous data will be lost.

The modem is easy to configure. it takes only about 5 minutes to install and key -in the password.


Just insert the USB cable to your pc or laptop, a screen will appear, just click next button until it finished. then you click on the HSDPA icon on your desktop an insert the password.

It is a standard password. type : celcom and password : celcom3g (all in small letters)

then you are ready to go, click on the top left connect icon.

the modem is ready to go with any standard pc or laptop with this minimum requirement:-

Operating System : Windows 2000/XP/Vista
CPU : Pentium 1 Ghz or advance
Memory 512 MB or advanced
Disk : 100MB or more

I suggest those who can compromise mobility, use streamyx from TM. it is much faster and u can subscribe to the COMBO 68 package with some installation fee. just visit TMnet website for further info. You wont be disappointed.

As with these celcom mobile internet, forget about going to youtube or watching any tv online. To even browsing your favourite forum will take more than 20 sec to load.

If only Celcom can improve their service they will get better reivews next time.

i'm writing this to give an overview of what i have used, its for you guys to think about your financial and type of usage before making that important decision. oh by the way, Maxis broadband is only available in KL.

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