Best shop where to find a 3G Wi-Fi dongle in Jaipur ?

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Hi,

Do you know a big shop selling computer accessories in Jaipur ? I would like to buy a Huawei E 8231.

Thanks for your answers.

Jacques

P.-S. I know it is possible via Amazon.in but will they accept delevery in an hotel, will they accept a foreign visa card, how long will it be, was about the guarantee...? And in a shop it is more "human"
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Hi Jaques

You may go to Jayanti market, near Panchbatti, MI Road. It's a multipurpose electronics market. There is one NEXT store and they should have it. Otherwise, google your nearest Airtel / Reliance / Tata indicom outlet (basis where you are located presently) and try buying from there. The reason I cant pinpoint a store is because I'm unfamiliar with this specific model.

- Vaibhav
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Hi Vaibhav,

Thank your for this fast answer.

Jayanti market looks good for me : I will be near Peewal garden during 25 days (Sumer Niwas guesthouse). This is 37 mn only by walk !

If I ask in an Airtel / Reliance / Tata indicom / Vodaphone outlet maybe they will want to sell me a dongle "locked" with one of their plan ?
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Yes. But typically 3g dongles are locked to a particular carrier only.
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I probably reached the limits of my English : do you mean I can not find a 3g dongle not locked to a particular carrier ?

an user writes - i have used airtel and vodafone sim cards in it and all works too good - and another - It's a very good substitute against the network providers who give the same device and we have no choice to change the network-. But may be only with amazon ? It could be a reason to buy on this site.
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Ah. I've used a similar product but locked to a carrier (tata docomo). Next or similar multi brand outlet will be better than a brand shop in such a case.
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Thanks for your help. Talking with you make me nervous, I am in India in my mind but still a little too far. 55 days...
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Unlocked dongles are easily available. D-Link and Simmtronics are some of the common ones.
I have the latter and strangely it behaves rather oddly with an Airtel SIM - except for email sites, if you try any other site (including IM), it'll redirect to Airtel's own site. I'm slowly coming around to believe that this might be Airtel up to no good. Tried a few times to sort it out via their helpline - the staff there were too dumb to help.
The same dongle works perfectly well with a MTNL/BSNL SIM.
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I would say forget Jaipur - Get a refurbished MiFi device from Concurence, near Madeleine; or try FNAC or Darty at Les Halles. Most allow you to attach up to 5 devices via wifi. Novatel and Huawei both make these gizmos. Just ignore the use-your-cellphone-as-mobile-hotspot suggestion, for you pay a performance penalty. Mobile hotspots are good for emergency use of your ipad/tablet, eyefi upload etc.

You could take your laptop to these stores, pop out your local SIM, and try it before you buy it.
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Thank you for this advice Dilliwala.

I am listening and learning : I decided to convert my Lenovo to W7 and I decided to buy a non-locked dongle (maybe Linux friendly but...each time I found a Linux friendly dongle each I found some body who had problems with it, too).

Now I have to wait a little before my arrival.
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Thank you nycank.

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Originally Posted by nycank View Post ...Concurence, near Madeleine.
The shop and the web site are closed...

And I am not sure the "French" 3g wifi dongles are all working with Indian cards. About this subject I don't no anything except I know I don't know, which is a good beginning.
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Originally Posted by bitchou View Post Thank you nycank.



The shop and the web site are closed...

And I am not sure the "French" 3g wifi dongles are all working with Indian cards. About this subject I don't no anything except I know I don't know, which is a good beginning.
Try FNAC - MiFi devices are not dongles. Most devices sold in Europe will work in India - Ignore the 2G, focus on 4G and 3G. The advantage is that you can test it with your laptop. My US bought unlocked eBay MiFi worked in India, Burma, Singapore and London this year. You are welcome to go and buy a dongle in India, just make sure they make it work with your Ubuntu.

.....wait... let me boot via USB 64bit Trusty Tahr. I'll let you know if it works...
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post .....wait... let me boot via USB 64bit Trusty Tahr. I'll let you know if it works...
I booted Trusty Tahr on my mac; I connected easily to my MiFi as well as mobile-hotspot on my Experia. So, in conclusion, forget the dongle - Find a MiFi device in Paris, and bring it along.
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Sorry nycank, I am late cause of Christmas in family.

The MiFi seems to act as an hotspot. This summer I used my Winphone (Lumia 535) as an hotspot when I was near Puducherry (I was on Linux Mint). It was ok for surfing and mails but not enough for video connexion on Skype. Am I wrong ?

Two years ago when I was in Gwalior I got a good Skype video connection in the garden of my hotel with a dongle (but I was on W7).

I will get a W7 64 bits soon. So I will not have any problem with a dongle.
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Correct, MiFi is a hotspot. I have not used skype in a while (Mic$$$t is driving it to the ground)) so I cannot comment on throughput of the video. It is true that a dongle is dedicated to the device, but again, your video quality is going to depend on whether you have 4G or 3G connection (forget what the dongle or MiFi specs say) If the symbol on the cellphone (for hotspot) or MiFi, or smart dongle indicates 3G you will find problems with video. H, H+ is better, 4G is optimum.

I don't know or do Windoze, so I cannot comment. Your Lumia, supports wifi B a.k.a 802.11b which is adequate.

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