Buying Huawei product online /showroom in India

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I’m forced to buy Chinese as there are no alternatives for sim data cards rage
They are only available on amazon not on flipkart .And I quit amazon. Can we buy Huawei products anywhere else like brand online stores or showrooms ? All other popular Chinese brands seem to have online brand stores in India except Huawei

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hsmhsm wrote:

seems it doesn’t work with bsnl 3g which i own cry

BSNL does not support CA. So no point going for this technology.

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panchabhut wrote:

CA needs to be enabled from the tower side. Otherwise it does not work.

2CA is outdated, 6CA devices available since 2017. So this router is already outdated.

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hsmhsm wrote:

2CA is outdated, 6CA devices available since 2017. So this router is already outdated.

Does any service provider in India support 6CA?

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panchabhut wrote:

Does any service provider in India support 6CA?

5g is around the corner and Airtel , JIO support upto 3CA in 4g.
Soon the world will be 5g so expect India to move to 6CA . The main problem is India is big country with low cost and any technology upgrade is imported & costly. When world upgrades to 5g in next 6 months or so then Indian telcos will buy discarded 4g 7CA tech at throwaway prices . stuck_out_tongue

I was going to buy a modem but found some great settings in phone that enable me to get good consistent speed. So i’d say buy a spare cheap 4g phone to use as hotspot which will be useful in long run rather than wasting 3-4k on modems having inflated prices post covid . sunglasses

Dedicated modem could be necessary in a family or for multiple users.

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hsmhsm wrote:

5g is around the corner and Airtel , JIO support upto 3CA in 4g.
Soon the world will be 5g so expect India to move to 6CA . The main problem is India is big country with low cost and any technology upgrade is imported & costly. When world upgrades to 5g in next 6 months or so then Indian telcos will buy discarded 4g 7CA tech at throwaway prices . stuck_out_tongue

I was going to buy a modem but found some great settings in phone that enable me to get good consistent speed. So i’d say buy a spare cheap 4g phone to use as hotspot which will be useful in long run rather than wasting 3-4k on modems having inflated prices post covid . sunglasses

Dedicated modem could be necessary in a family or for multiple users.

Jio supports 3CA at almost all places. Airtel 3CA is very limited and even 2CA does not work at many places.
Running a mobile or any battery based mifi 24×7 on hotspot mode takes a major toll on the battery and can be dangerous also. For long term use, direct power based modems are better, particularly if it is to be used as the primary data connection for the home. Presently, in India, there is unfortunately only one such modem that supports 2CA and none that supports 3CA. No cheap mobile support CA.
The rumours of Jio launching its services remained for at least 3 years before it finally launched. I would be surprised if they launch 5G in India even after a year, what to say of 6 months.

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panchabhut wrote:

Jio supports 3CA at almost all places. Airtel 3CA is very limited and even 2CA does not work at many places.
Running a mobile or any battery based mifi 24×7 on hotspot mode takes a major toll on the battery and can be dangerous also. For long term use, direct power based modems are better, particularly if it is to be used as the primary data connection for the home. Presently, in India, there is unfortunately only one such modem that supports 2CA and none that supports 3CA. No cheap mobile support CA.
The rumours of Jio launching its services remained for at least 3 years before it finally launched. I would be surprised if they launch 5G in India even after a year, what to say of 6 months.

I need it for personal use only so I use a cheap phone as hotspot which works great 24/7 outdoor wrapped in plastic with no heating so far . I had to disable battery optimization for consistent speed.

India is always one step behind other developed nations in technology and it is good to reduce tech cost and instead use that money to provide jobs to vast population.
As soon as world moves to 5g India will move to 4g+ 6CA and I expect it to happen in 6 months so buying a 2CA modem for 9k is not a good investment for me.
Check out Huawei global modem/router page, it has very advanced modems which should reach Indian market in coming months.

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hsmhsm wrote:

I need it for personal use only so I use a cheap phone as hotspot which works great 24/7 outdoor wrapped in plastic with no heating so far . I had to disable battery optimization for consistent speed.

India is always one step behind other developed nations in technology and it is good to reduce tech cost and instead use that money to provide jobs to vast population.
As soon as world moves to 5g India will move to 4g+ 6CA and I expect it to happen in 6 months so buying a 2CA modem for 9k is not a good investment for me.
Check out Huawei global modem/router page, it has very advanced modems which should reach Indian market in coming months.

Is the mobile you are using at present as hotspot capable of CA? If not, no point in comparison. Again, no point comparing a stationary modem with one that is used both indoors and outdoors. However, do check experience of people who used Jiofi 24×7.
I have used Jiofi4, Huawei E5673s and MR600 with Jio SIM. The first 2 could not properly support WFH with Citrix server. But MR600 supported without any issue. Same location, same SIM. So it depends upon your requirements also. For simple media consumption, any normal LTE router/phone would do. No point going for higher technology with CA.

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panchabhut wrote:

Is the mobile you are using at present as hotspot capable of CA? If not, no point in comparison. Again, no point comparing a stationary modem with one that is used both indoors and outdoors. However, do check experience of people who used Jiofi 24×7.
I have used Jiofi4, Huawei E5673s and MR600 with Jio SIM. The first 2 could not properly support WFH with Citrix server. But MR600 supported without any issue. Same location, same SIM. So it depends upon your requirements also. For simple media consumption, any normal LTE router/phone would do. No point going for higher technology with CA.

Even cheap 4g phones support at least 2CA. I’ve JIO & Bsnl sim in my hotspot mobile. JIO has weak signal indoor while Bsnl is almost nil. But outdoor JIO has full signal and Bsnl almost half. I use bsnl for general browsing as it is slow and Jio for work, social media, youtube as it is much faster. I have a screen mirroring software to operate my phone from laptop. So it works well as of now.
I will consider buying modem with dual sim (as a fallback), 4g+ 7ca in future at less than 10k.

https://beebom.com/carrier-aggregation-expl...d/

As far as hardware is concerned, all modern smartphones support Carrier Aggregation. Qualcomm introduced 2CA with the X5 LTE modem way back in 2016. And the current crop of modems support Carrier Aggregation of up to 7 component carriers so that is great.

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Even cheap 4g phones support at least 2CA. I’ve JIO & Bsnl sim in my hotspot mobile. JIO has weak signal indoor while Bsnl is almost nil. But outdoor JIO has full signal and Bsnl almost half. I use bsnl for general browsing as it is slow and Jio for work, social media, youtube as it is much faster. I have a screen mirroring software to operate my phone from laptop. So it works well as of now.
I will consider buying modem with dual sim (as a fallback), 4g+ 7ca in future at less than 10k.

https://beebom.com/carrier-aggregation-expl...d/

As far as hardware is concerned, all modern smartphones support Carrier Aggregation. Qualcomm introduced 2CA with the X5 LTE modem way back in 2016. And the current crop of modems support Carrier Aggregation of up to 7 component carriers so that is great.

Most below 15k mobiles sold in India even today do not support CA. During the last 4 years, me/my family has bought Redmi Note 3, Samsung J7, Realme1, Huawei P20 lite and Oneplus Nord. All of them are LTE/VoLTE phones. But only the last 2 have CA. And Nord is well above 25K and not a cheap 4G phone and even P20 lite was not a cheap phone when it was bought.
Please name the cheap 4G phones in India that support CA. Would be helpful for many.
The reason for poor indoor signal is Band 40. Its related to principles of physics. Wavelength and penetration power.

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Most below 15k mobiles sold in India even today do not support CA. During the last 4 years, me/my family has bought Redmi Note 3, Samsung J7, Realme1, Huawei P20 lite and Oneplus Nord. All of them are LTE/VoLTE phones. But only the last 2 have CA. And Nord is well above 25K and not a cheap 4G phone and even P20 lite was not a cheap phone when it was bought.
Please name the cheap 4G phones in India that support CA. Would be helpful for many.
The reason for poor indoor signal is Band 40. Its related to principles of physics. Wavelength and penetration power.

Bro you’re listing phones from 2016. Currently all decent phones (above range of 3-4k) support min 2ca.

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hsmhsm wrote:

Bro you’re listing phones from 2016. Currently all decent phones (above range of 3-4k) support min 2ca.

To repeat again, pl specifically name some of the models in the range of 5-6K that support 2CA.
I personally can name handsets launched in 2020 and priced much higher than do not have CA. And Realme1 was launched in 2018 and not 2016, at 10K+ pricing.

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To repeat again, pl specifically name some of the models in the range of 5-6K that support 2CA.
I personally can name handsets launched in 2020 and priced much higher than do not have CA. And Realme1 was launched in 2018 and not 2016, at 10K+ pricing.

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Proper CA support SMSN A50s – moto power one – S A51 , OP Nord A70 /71

Note 9 pro/max ,poco m2 pro / X2 X3 support only 40A Ca useless in most cases .

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panchabhut wrote:

Most below 15k mobiles sold in India even today do not support CA. During the last 4 years, me/my family has bought Redmi Note 3, Samsung J7, Realme1, Huawei P20 lite and Oneplus Nord. All of them are LTE/VoLTE phones. But only the last 2 have CA. And Nord is well above 25K and not a cheap 4G phone and even P20 lite was not a cheap phone when it was bought.
Please name the cheap 4G phones in India that support CA. Would be helpful for many.
The reason for poor indoor signal is Band 40. Its related to principles of physics. Wavelength and penetration power.

Airtel added support for (2)CA in Redmi Note 3 back in late 2019. At least it was rolled out then in my locality. It proved to be a mixed blessing as B40 could no longer be disabled in NSG app to ensure a consistently decent experience indoors.

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Airtel added support for (2)CA in Redmi Note 3 back in late 2019. At least it was rolled out then in my locality. It proved to be a mixed blessing as B40 could no longer be disabled in NSG app to ensure a consistently decent experience indoors.

I am still using RN3 with Airtel postpaid SIM and I can assure you that it does not even support VoLTE on Airtel what to talk of 2CA. Same with Voda prepaid SIM. I also checked with JIO SIM and while VoLTE is supported, CA is not. I am on MIUI. Cannot comment on custom OS.
I am referring to inter-band real CA i.e Band 3+40, Band 5+40 & Band 3+5 and not intra Band psudo CA i.e. 40+40

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I am still using RN3 with Airtel postpaid SIM and I can assure you that it does not even support VoLTE on Airtel what to talk of 2CA. Same with Voda prepaid SIM. I also checked with JIO SIM and while VoLTE is supported, CA is not. I am on MIUI. Cannot comment on custom OS.
I am referring to inter-band real CA i.e Band 3+40, Band 5+40 & Band 3+5 and not intra Band psudo CA i.e. 40+40

Airtel VoLTE was added by means of an EFS hack in custom ROMs and it works well apparently. I never enabled it though. LTE+ started working one day out of the blue. Kenzo only supports intra-band CA IIRC. In any case speeds late after midnight now top out at 60+Mbps. Previously it would rarely go above 20-30Mbps. https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/653265/medium/IMG_20201206_211518_478.jpg?1607270102 This ss was captured in the first few days of launch. I don’t have Kenzo with me right now but I believe there was B3 in the mix as well.

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panchabhut wrote:

@LIMBO city/circle?

Karnataka. Tier-3 city.
P.S. Kenzo would be an excellent choice for hotspot usage as well as after the set charging level is reached it directly draws current from the charger bypassing the battery. Battery could be set to charge only in the 40-60% range max. for ex. I used it plugged in as much as possible. Nearing 4 years and yet 8-10 hour SoT on average even today.

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LIMBO wrote:

Karnataka. Tier-3 city.
P.S. Kenzo would be an excellent choice for hotspot usage as well as after the set charging level is reached it directly draws current from the charger bypassing the battery. Battery could be set to charge only in the 40-60% range max. for ex. I used it plugged in as much as possible. Nearing 4 years and yet 8-10 hour SoT on average even today.

I used with Airtel Postpaid at Kolkata, Guwahati and Delhi during the last 1 year but never got LTE-A/4g+/LTE+ with my RN3. It always show “4G” only.

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panchabhut wrote:

To repeat again, pl specifically name some of the models in the range of 5-6K that support 2CA.
I personally can name handsets launched in 2020 and priced much higher than do not have CA. And Realme1 was launched in 2018 and not 2016, at 10K+ pricing.

There are lots of them but not premier brands. I’ve lyf which support 2ca priced 5-6k which would be much cheaper now. Xiaomi phones support 2ca like redmi for 5k but may need custom rom

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hsmhsm wrote:

There are lots of them but not premier brands. I’ve lyf which support 2ca priced 5-6k which would be much cheaper now. Xiaomi phones support 2ca like redmi for 5k but may need custom rom

Are lyf phones available in market? have not seen one even at Reliance Digital for ages.
Also, to my knowledge, only lyf phones of 10K and more (Water and Earth series) supported Inter-band (3+40/5+40/3+5) CA, when they were available for sale at Reliance Digital. I have Lyf Wind 4 which did not support CA. It was priced at 6K.

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Are lyf phones available in market? have not seen one even at Reliance Digital for ages.
Also, to my knowledge, only lyf phones of 10K and more (Water and Earth series) supported Inter-band (3+40/5+40/3+5) CA, when they were available for sale at Reliance Digital. I have Lyf Wind 4 which did not support CA. It was priced at 6K.

i bought lyf water f1 last yr same time for around 6-6.5k … just wait few months there will be flurry of 2ca-6ca phones, hotspots. Right now everyone is clearing their old stock at good profits so no need to introduce new models to tempt people into buying, who were waiting for covid to end.
To me currently old stock of phone/hotspot prices seem to be inflated by 20-30%. Budget friendy hotspots are now expensive by upto 100%. I’m hoping there’ll be a slump in demand and increase in supply in few months stuck_out_tongue

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hsmhsm wrote:

i bought lyf water f1 last yr same time for around 6-6.5k … just wait few months there will be flurry of 2ca-6ca phones, hotspots. Right now everyone is clearing their old stock at good profits so no need to introduce new models to tempt people into buying, who were waiting for covid to end.
To me currently old stock of phone/hotspot prices seem to be inflated by 20-30%. Budget friendy hotspots are now expensive by upto 100%. I’m hoping there’ll be a slump in demand and increase in supply in few months stuck_out_tongue

Lyf Water F1 is 2016 model and no longer in production. In 2016, it costed above 10K. If you got an old stock somewhere at discounted price in 2019, that does not make it a standard for all. And earlier you were claiming that all present phones abov 3-4K support 2CA. Now you hacve changed your stand and claiming about some future event that would the market with CA phones. So you are contradicting yourself.

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Lyf Water F1 is 2016 model and no longer in production. In 2016, it costed above 10K. If you got an old stock somewhere at discounted price in 2019, that does not make it a standard for all. And earlier you were claiming that all present phones abov 3-4K support 2CA. Now you hacve changed your stand and claiming about some future event that would the market with CA phones. So you are contradicting yourself.

Rofl…lyf water was available for 6.5k on amazon & jio-google phone (4k) was slated to launch in dec 2020 but is being delayed. It should be at least 2ca so the delay is only due to covid and new year will see new products and tp link 2ca prices will reduce by 50% stuck_out_tongue

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