After you have read about the “main applications” in a BlackBerry, now it’s time to test DiGi 3G coverage, whether is it worth its RM58/month low price..
Not that i’m comparing it with other telcos but it’s fine to just comment on the DiGi line itself..
*BB Curve 8520 on GSM*
On start-up, my BB Curve 8520 is always on GSM aka 2G before it handover to EDGE due to the limitations of BB Curve 8520..
Curve 8520 doesn’t support 3G so the optimum signal it can get is EDGE..
*BB on edge connection*
If you see “edge”, that’s small letters, beware and NOT to surf around if you have subscribed data plan..
The “edge” connection is actually a normal connection that will charge you based on the amount of data you have used..
So if you surf or use applications when this “edge” sign is showing, it’s a sign that your data plan isn’t ready yet and you better tell DiGi about this problem..
The real sign that should be showing is the capital letters of “EDGE”, which means you are now running on data plan instead of pay-as-you-use rates..
If a phone can support 3G connection, it will show 3G and if in areas that have low 3G signal, the sign on your phone will drop down to EDGE or maybe GSM depending on the coverage of the areas..
So far my BB’s signal has never drop to GSM even when I was around outskirt area such as Cyberjaya and South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE)..
I tried to make phone calls and I was amazed with its reception..
My biggest problem with my previous telco is the reception in my room..
I, as a Communication & Electronic Engineering student knows that the reception will drop if one is surrounded by walls or buildings..
So I couldn’t blame the telco for the bad reception but I couldn’t really bear with it especially when I pick up phone calls when I’m still sleeping..
I have to get up and find the best spot for the reception..
Tried with DiGi, I talked with no reception problem in every corner in my room..Asked my friend if there is any cracking or “robotic” sound, a firm NO is replied..
I am more than happy to stay loyal to DiGi just because of that..LOL~!!
Although last week there’s a slight mishap with its slow connection but they have swiftly restored its stable connection..
Even though DiGi is a new player in 3G coverage but as of late it has improved a lot and I bet they will keep on improving to accommodate its customers’ needs with the rapid growth of BB users..
Do check out DiGi BlackBerry packages..So far it’s the cheapest and affordable plan ever!