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    Getting charged a GST on forex markup for international card txns?

    For some cards it can be as high as 3.5%, but generally it is 3.0%.
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    Great speed in India, Poor speed abroad

    Same case with Joister as well. They have very limited international bandwidth. If possible, opt for a VPN which have servers in India.
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    Joister Broadband

    ^^ Sorry, no idea. I am from Pune.
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    Joister Broadband

    @TigerKing I would not suggest Joister to you. They do traffic shaping for a lot of websites, hence you would not get good speed for many international website. See my posts above. I do not get good speed for sites like Netflix, Amazon prime video, One drive etc.
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    Aliexpress.com - Feedback Thread

    Do sellers on Aliexpress provide refund for excess amount if the item price drops before it reaches its destination? I ordered following last week when it was priced at $20 now it is down to $18 which is is huge difference (10%). It is yet to reach my home (arrived in India today)...
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    Joister Broadband

    I have experienced that earlier too with Hathway. They also advertise 50Mbps plans, but in reality they do not have enough International bandwidth provisioned for that much speed. Hence you get a lot less than what is possible as per your plan. There is generally no issue with the speed if the...
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    Joister Broadband

    @nRiTeCh, I have opened a case with Joister. However, I am not getting a positive response so far. They are claiming that the speed issue may be with International Gateway. I am not buying that argument, I think that they are having too many customers in Pune now. So their available bandwidth is...
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    Joister Broadband

    I took Joister connection 16Mbps unlimited a few weeks back in Pune. Though speed is not an issue for websites situated within India, if the website is outside India speed varies a lot. Ookla, Seoul PING 260 ms DOWNLOAD 1.25 Mbps UPLOAD 1.43 Mbps http://www.speedtest.net/result/7051814757...
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    How to activate Vodafone RED 60 GB Welcome Gift?

    Can you let me know me the steps for how to do that? I cannot find any reference to it in MyVodafone app. I talked to their customer care and they told me to send a mail to corpcare.mah@vodafone.com. I have done that and I am waiting for their reply.
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    How to activate Vodafone RED 60 GB Welcome Gift?

    @nRiTeCh, my company pays bills for this connection so no effect on me as such :) Thanks for your replies. I will talk to customer care to see if I can get it activated. There is no mention that this offer is for new connection only.
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    How to activate Vodafone RED 60 GB Welcome Gift?

    My company has switched my plan to Vodafone RED 499 plan recently. I have 4G handset and also have 4G SIM. I can see that it now provides 60 GB as welcome gift. About this welcome gift, following is mentioned on their website: *For 4G users, where 4G users imply users with 4G SIM and 4G...
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    Help : Ordering Xiaomi Mi box 3s from AliExpress

    If you have some friend/relative coming from US, buy it directly from US. I bought it from US last month during my visit there. It is cheaper too. $76 including all. Available in Walmart stores as well as online.
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    Xiaomi Mi 4i + Vodafone 4G in Maharashtra

    @6pack, if you want some thing smaller, you can choose Redmi Note 3. Except camera (and may be speaker), it is better than Redmi Note 4 in almost all the departments. It has support for all the required bands. Moto G4/G5 also have support for them. Lenovo P2 is also another choice.
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    Xiaomi Mi 4i + Vodafone 4G in Maharashtra

    As mentioned earlier by me Redmi 4A only supports 3/5/40. In Pune (and I guess it is same for whole Maharashtra except Mumbai) Vodafone is on 2100 MHz i.e. Band 1. So no support here. In Mumbai, I guess they are on 1800 MHz (Band 3) as per following articles...
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    Xiaomi Mi 4i + Vodafone 4G in Maharashtra

    Mobile SOCs have multiple band support by default. So there is no much of cost saving involved except for the ones which are unusual in our region. Yes, they could be planning for customers to upgrade in timely manner.
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