Connecting your xperia to 3G data networks will dry your battery very soon. I have experienced the battery went down in just 2 hours after unplugging from the charger! Ericsson themself, suggest to switch off wireless, 3G etc when not in use. If you have wireless as well as 3G option, go for wireless. Here is the way how to disable your 3G network when not in use.
Settings > Wireless Controls > Mobile Networks > Network Mode
select GSM Only
This will disable your data transfer!
This may be a nice event yesterday, when I need to couple my mobile with Vista based laptop. Here comes a howto!
- Power on your laptop and login. make sure that it is not connected to internet.
- Power on your omnia pro and connect it with laptop (I used USB)
- In the main menu of your mobile, choose Internet Sharing
- You will get internet sharing window, select USB as your PC Connection and the GPRS/3G profile under network connection
- Press Connect!
I am able to reach 130~150 Kbps with BSNL EDGE and 15 to 25 Kbps (!!!) with BSNL GPRS connection. Amazing upto 2.8 Mbps with 3G network!
Recently I became a frequent traveler. I evaluated many fast – wireless internet solutions like photon +, reliance bb etc. They are good enough to give me good speed where ever they have coverage. To have a cost effective solution, I got a BSNL 3G data card from Coimbatore. After 2 to 3 months, here comes my review.
I checked the service in Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Ariyalur, Chennai and Tiruchy. Most of the places are not announced officially. I guess, testing is in progress.
Chennai, Erode, Tiruppur are one among the best. I am able to reach peaks. Email with attachments are getting downloaded at no time. Browsing is pakka. I am able to reach the same speed offered by photon + or reliance broadband wireless highspeed internet.
Coimbatore – I am not that much satisfied. Though it is good inside the city, it is very bad at the suburbs like Singanallur which is just 8kms away from central part of CBE. In addition, it is frequently getting disconnected inside the city.
Tiruchy is not implemented fully I guess, since I am able to connect only with Edge, though it shows 3G icon.
My recommendation is – BSNL promises all the district headquarters will be covered with BSNL 3G before end of this year. Where there is no coverage, GPRS or Edge is working fine (I tested in remote places of Tamilnadu. I am able to reach 100 KBPS max). If you want a cost effective solution, You can select this. I want BSNL to be more sensitive towards this because their support, service are worst in their categories!
Please see my earlier posting on the BSNL 3G setting