DST 3G Go! Broadband Internet Experience


3G Internet Broadband have been increasing this year in Brunei. I'm sure that majority of you might already own it with the free laptop and modem promotions by both B.Mobile and DST Group. But is there any of you currently using the Erisson W25 Fixed Wireless Terminal? If you guys look closely to the brochure, that thing cost us B$600.00 each without contract subscription. That was hell lots of money for a simple 3G unit, even if it was mention that it made from Romania. I was quite worried and if a merely $20k firewall hardware could messed up. I wonder how long will this Erisson W25 last?

 

I was lucky enough to get the chance to play around with the W25 unit last weeks, from my customers, of course. ^^;; Trying out the internet is also my pleasure to find out if going to 3G internet broadband is the right choice migrating from eSpeed2 and most importantly, my experience with the customers service while I was experience quite a lot of problem.

 

Erisson W25 Fixed Wireless Terminal

Erisson W25 Fixed Wireless Terminal - Front

On the W25 box, nothing much attractive bundle you might going to get from a B$600.00. Same like the others cheap wireless router, 1x power supply adapter and power cord, 1x quick installation guide and CD and 1x Ethernet cable including the W25 unit with a finger size GSM antenna.

 

Erisson W25 Fixed Wireless Terminal - back

 

The nice things about W25 unit are the hardware feature comes with four Ethernet LAN connectors (RJ45) port and two USB 2.0 connectors ready, which means you can setup either USB printer or external storage easily through the network. Even there are two telephone and telephone/fax connector ready. You will also find an empty slot inside the unit as it was meant to reserve for the backup battery (optional).

 

Ericsson W25 configuration web page is rather disappointed and the configurations are limited except the Internet page feature is quite new to me. Nothing special, really, at least the unit can monitor the 3G signal strength status in the webpage including the LAN ports status. Although configuration are easy as 123, but I feel like it should have offer more functionality to users forking out so much money on it.

 

DST 3G Performances and Problem

It depends on which locations you lived in according to DST. Since the 3G service just launched this month, you are going to expect lack of internet performance around in many areas like Tutong, Seria and Kuala Belait.

 

When I first received it, the W25 unit doesn’t even worked in my work area at KB, even I was one minutes away from DST centre. Don’t you find it weird they are still demo their product there? I give up without spending time waiting and call direct to 151 for enquiry about the problem. After that, I send to ODGC area, at Seria, to install at my customers place. It was lucky it worked and I am disappointed to say the internet performance is far worst you can’t imagine. It doesn’t actually last for few days and the internet green light is off in the unit causes completely bring frustration to my customers without any internet. The 3G signal strength is in excellent all time, so what went wrong?

 

Again, call 151 to report the problem and I have to go all my way down to the DST centre in KB to check the problem again including the SIM card to ensure everything works before I send back to Seria again. I do find it funny when I tried my second attempt testing the unit in my work place. The 3G suddenly works and run at full 7.2 mbps full speed. I tried not to get fool by numbers so I throw in an OpenOffice program (weight 256MB) download to my laptop using WiFi for a short test. I was really impress it can achieves over 262kb/s download without drop within less than 20 minutes. Good for torrent if the speed stays that way. It just doesn’t happen after I sent it back to Seria. Lucky the surfing is much better than few days ago after complained.

 

Customers Service is REALLY Bad

It works pretty badly for me when I call 151. The staffs are not well train when handling the situations for 3G problem and even provide wrong information on the cover coverage area. I encounter one staff in the phone even asking me to call the technician directly to their office. Why should I do that? Wasn’t the 151 handle all the call transfer? I don’t know what the hell with the managements. I guess recording all the conversations in the phone are useless after all if they do not listen it?

 

The technician also made an empty promise when he said he get back to you soon. Thanks to him, I wasted more than 40 min waiting for his call on the site and I have to made call back to HIM myself last weeks. What a great day having all these nightmare dealing with their lack of customers services. They were lucky the unit works in the end.

 

Conclusion

Is 3G broadband internet ready to go? Not yet. I will probably still stick with eSpeed2, no matter what especially for home users. It’s true that it were much better without using any Ethernet cable and DST or B-Mobile offering blazing fast 7.2 mbps internet speed. But I will still wait for two more years to start thinking migrating or even won’t. B-Mobile 3G internet is already having trouble surfing at night and afternoon. Do you think DST won’t be next soon? Unless you were only thinking about getting the free laptop promotion plans?

 

I have to say the price for the USB 3G modem and Ericson W25 unit are simply ridiculous expensive. Do you know that the 3G plans + USB modem selling in Singapore just cost you S$35.00+? I guess Brunei is the place to chop your money off, if you don’t subscribe for their two years contract plan.

Preparing Buy Lists from Singapore


I have been quite busy checking out the Singapore map in Google Earth and any June events going o happen there during my trip over there for one week. I think I hit a jackpot on the Singapore grand sales over there and also my favorite PC fair is going to be held at Suntec City!!! WOOT!!! Damn, my lucky month as my second vacation to Singapore after 8 years I haven’t step out of the countries.

 

Saving money is quite hard during these month and I have to stop pre-order my favorite Gundam from HLJ.com for few months or until next year. My buy lists are all PC hardware if you asked. ^^;; I already decided completely build a new gaming system soon. That’s why I need to stock up some good hardware over at PC fair. Many local might think why don’t you simply get in Brunei rather than in Singapore? I will answer that.

 

I’m not buying every single part from Singapore. That will be different story if I am living there or friends could help me warranty without worrying anything. I have carefully selected some of buy lists and shouldn’t be any problem at all while I was staying in my brother house for one week. Such example is getting original cheap Window Vista Home Premium OEM and also getting gaming memory ram kits over there too. As for the accessories, I have to be there before I know what to get. Let’s see what offers and bundle you might be expecting over there.

 

Unlike here in Brunei, almost 80% of the stuffs we buy with unknown brand that are made in China. Not to mention three to six month warranty makes you worried more. In Singapore, you get the choice of different brand, prices and quality with great warranty. This is the probably reason why I haven’t upgrade my gaming PC for at least five years cycle.

Young Lady Insult The Whole Sichuan Earthquake Victims


 

The young China lady in the video blog at Youtube has become a hit around the world just for only two days. Millions view and still counting with many different kind of curse on her. I was really surprised when I watch the video. In case many of you who doesn’t know Mandarin, she was actually insulted the whole Sichuan earthquake victims in China. The interesting part she says in her video that the old lady bury in the ground should just die instead of struggle to live and calling for help. I was really shock and laugh watching her freedom speech. This indeed causes outrageous to a lot of viewers.

 

According to the source in China, she was arrested at the same time after the video published on the internet and ‘protect’ her from being getting kill from the public. Not sure what’s kind of punishment will be giving from the court. But from my point of view, killing her is just a useless thing to do. Not to mention do you really need to dirty your own hands and record background? No matter what how childish for what she had said on the video, it just she own personal opinions.

 

Don’t get me wrong, I am Chinese too. The only things I can do here is hoping and wish the best to all the soldiers doing their best saving the people bury in the ground. Taking the words seriously from a young girl on the video blog is just a waste of time.

 

I see lots of users posting video blog about the disappointment, nonsense about discipline or even why she doesn’t feel shame about her action. Why should you care? You can’t even do anything instead of just sitting in front of your PC recording yourself spreading the words to everyone bad about her. If she wants to become like whore or bitch, it’s her problem. Maybe she just a lonely person who are trying to create attentions and outrageous the people around the world to grab some spot light. Who knows she already prepare the worst before doing the recording of herself insulting the Sichuan people. Nobody knows what it’s on her mind and maybe she want to create her own stupid history. Anything can happen. You just have to accept such kind of peoples exist in this world. Sooner or later, you will forget about her story.

Acer New Upcoming Predator Gaming PC Announced


 

ACER announced a new line up first gaming desktop PC series called Predator. According to the Source from Digitimes.com, the Predator offers a multi-card reader and Blu-ray SuperMulti burner optical drive and even offers a Blu-ray/HD DVD SuperMulti option. The front of the case is an Acer Easy-swap hard drive bay which allows up to four drives to be installed or removed from the system and also built-in support for multiple RAID types.

 

 

The system will based on an Nvidia nForce 780i SLI motherboard which supports 3-way SLI, but Acer is currently only offering dual-GeForce 9600 GT, 9800 GTX or 9800 GX2 options. CPU options include 133MHz FSB Intel Core 2 Extreme or Core 2 Quad series, and opted to include a liquid cooling system which it says reduces system noise and lets users push the system to the limit. Memory capacity also can be support up to 8GB DDR2.

 

Other features include dual-Gigabit LAN, onboard audio (with Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum optional) and a choice of either Windows Vista Home Premium or Ultimate. Pricing and availability are subject to region, but it is safe to assume that the Predator will be nothing less than "very expensive."

 

I don't know if Brunei going to get one to sell. But I believed it won't be cheap either after looking at the configurations on their official website. If you are hardcore gamers, maybe this one might worth your money. But I still prefer custom build by myself. Well, the case is not bad really. The brand name is just a problem.

Cell Phone Users Should Beware Using QQ Morange - Update!


It comes to my attention that the QQ Morange is the culprit behind all this credit deduction from my cell phone every month. And so, thanks to the DST care center find out the accurate information from there. However, I will continue to monitor my past problem and also disappointed over the DST KB DID NOT follow up my issue.


It was a bad experience letting the QQ Morange taking away my B$8.00 credit every month. After doing some research and learning how the Morange business works. I am now convinced and able to understand why I was so easily letting myself fall into their traps. I have to admit that they able to come up with such a clever ideas making money. To me, it was just a dirty business tricks after all and I don’t believe they would admit mistake they have done until now.

 

Confused and misleading customers

Yes, I find it confused with their service and I do not know they have been charging me for so many months. You can say I am stupid not reading FAQ or terms and conditions. But this is their business strategy to lured users like me who are not careful to earn money. They say you can try it for QQ Morange 30 days free trial full service. Yes, it was for first 30 days. However, after that, you will automatically charge every month if you don’t cancel it.

 

Now my argument here is that, QQ Station DO NOT had the rights in the first place to charge the user automatically after the free trial. Why? Even they roll out the terms and conditions. I still believe they do not have the rights to charge you automatically. Free trials is always free trials. You used it after 30 days and there should be unusable in the first place.

 

Not a single message landed on numbers

They fail by NOT sending any SMS text or email to inform their customers if they wanted to continue or not using their Morange service. Not to mention they fail by NOT informing the users there will be charges if they did not cancel their accounts soon. I haven’t received any notice from them ever since.

 

If I received this message in the first place, I wouldn’t have to let my B$8.00 credit get stolen every month. According to their website FAQ, there is a bill transaction sent to your SMS. That’s mean if you did not receive. You going to continue to get charge without letting you know. DST system fault? I don’t think so. They must be something wrong with QQ system and I believe dirty billing will take place no matter what. How? Very simple, just turn off the outgoing SMS text messaging on some users they randomly choose. That’s the easiest way to get more money out from any dumb people like me fall into their traps. Imagine there are hundreds of them like me. How much will they earn per month for free? Let say 100 dumb people who don’t read FAQ x B$8.00 = $800.00 free income.

 

Beware when using Morange

I don't know how many of you did not aware of this or how many people are actually affected by not receiving the billing message. But B$8.00 dollar per month is not the money you can find in one day. If you feel like your money is gone. Your very first suspect culprit will be QQ Morange. This is my mistake did not look through and checks properly over the FAQ. However, I still have the right to filed a complain on QQ Company because they fail to send a text notice that they were charging you B$8.00 from your credit every month, no matter what mistake you commit for not canceling the account. I can prove it if DST could track down the message that QQ never sent to me before on their system.


I already made a call and no refund back credit I was told. I only asked them to cancel my account and giving them a warning. If I still get charge next month, I will file this complained to the police. I don’t give a damn. I already double check my account and it seems like it was already cancel. I will see.


How much did I lost over past few month? B$64.00 if I am correct. FUCK! Three months worth recharge card. Thank you for your dirty services QQ Morange and you guys remember to cancel your account before you get charge without knowing it! Careful!

DST is Stealing My Easi Phone Credit, I Can Grantee It - Update


Update: Culprit has been found. My stolen B$7.00 credit is actually from QQ Morange services. I will still continue to investigate the past credit loss problem.

 

I was piss off the other day over the stupid bitch and now, I finally caught the DST Group is stealing my credit. I more pissed off by it and at least my B$7.00 of my phone credit stolen after I made only ONE call to my sister. The message landed suspiciously and I already confident that proving DST are STEALING credit from me. I monitor closely many times ever since this kind of issue and I thought it must be my phone problem. But it’s not, after I change to third phone and I still experience the same problem. The previous issue mostly when my credit almost hit reach to an end between around B$2.00-$3.00. After I hit a call to any person or missed call, my credit will straight cut until B$0.40 or even to B$0.20 cent. Today was the serious one losing B$7.00 and left only me B$0.60. I don’t used 3rd party software and I don’t used it for internet except using WiFi including different virus scan found nothing in my card. What is wrong here?

 

I was nearby the DST centre, in Kuala Belait, and having lunch with my mom and sister and decided to go over there to complain straight away. I am truly disappointed over the counter that was not helpful, and I have to talk to the short guy wearing glasses, he is a supervisor I heard. Disappointed I had to say. He seems to be no idea what kind of problem I am having and gave me a stupid conclusion that my phone is using 3G internet that lose my B$7.00 which the record showing in my phone. So now, the funny part is here that my phone is not an activate 3G phone. HOW THE HELL AM I SUPPOSE to GO ONLINE???? I did, however, insert another 3G phone SIM card yesterday while I am testing the 3G broadband (review soon). He said that my Easi SIM was affected together with it. I am starting to laugh at that guy because he doesn’t seem to use his own common sense. Why? Simple, 3G SIM card and Easi SIM card (prepaid card) is using a different numbers. Can you tell me how can they both affected?

 

Worst, he asked me to talk to another DST staff again. Luckily this one is much more helpful than the other two and decided to help me to submit the report for me about the problem. That little guy were somewhat pissing me off while the staff who tried to talk to him about me credit issue. The little guy seem to be trying drop my complained and more like asking me to moved one with it while looking at his face. I almost wanted scold him and asked him if he want to continue to solve my credit problem or not. If he doesn’t want to, simple, I can just switch to B-Mobile phone. If he thinks losing one customer is not a problem.

 

For now, I will have to wait for Technician call next Monday to solve the credit issue. If doesn’t worked out and no refund back for my credit. Then my only choice will be B-mobile as I do not want to continue get my credit steals by the DST.

Bitch Is Always A Bitch!


It was another total disaster month for me. I simply couldn't believe this would happen again and again. I was taking lots of heat argument with my step mother about the water pump yesterday. She is so stupid, idiotic or trying to set both with my sister up without letting us know she send the water pump for repair and simply stick the bill into our face. Just like that. No bothering informs us or anything regarding the repair and what happen. I was so mad seeing these water pumps we brought with no warranty haven't lasted for even more than one year and we are paying another hundred dollars repair for it again.

 

My mom who never went to school is cleverer and carefully checks the price and consult with anyone before making decision. These bitch that went to schools are dumber than I thought. I don’t even know what she learned from there back then and we already warned her last year if she does that again. We will not going to pay any single cents. That’s it.

 

I did ask her to call the guy to come over to CHECK the problem with the water pump. However, I never said I want it to REPAIR straight away and she already knew. The only answer I can hear from her is "I dunno". She never wants to learn and understands that our income is just enough to manage cover up every month for the house. She continues to spend the money like papers buying unnecessary stuffs and wasting all the electric and waters. She was fucking lucky that the house my father left over were given everything to her from us. No struggle for family money, simply nothing. My big brother got nothing. Sister and I only one 90' Toyota wagon for worked. Until now that bitch simply want so more from us.

 

Another funny thing that bitch making me heat up completely is telling me that she cannot survive without a water pump. She said without the machine, there won’t be any water. Do you really believe that kind of theory and answers? This bitch never suffers from being poor before if i believe. Now, even if there is no machine pumping it, we still continue to get water, right? Water pump machine it just making the water much stronger and faster. Of course, it also makes sense that it cost you more in the bill as it kept pumping. But this bitch making the way round and trying to slap into my face. What she didn't realize is that she has been using the water for months without any machine pumping the water. And so my question to her is, how do you manage to get the water in the past month then?

 

I decided no more playing game with her and last warning has already been given. There won’t be any more financial support from us if not informing us anything about repairs or replacement. Every penny we tried to save is ruined by the bitch. Saving is hard nowadays and spending 8 years in Brunei without travelling is also the hardest thing in my life. Next month I’m going to Singapore visiting my brother and nephew. Right now, my mood and saving is currently spoiled by that bitch. She is becoming dangerous threat to us, now.

Don't Be Too Fussy In Choice Of Jobs. Overcome Yourself!


Well, I am one of them who happen to be a lower qualification until high school, fail form 5 'O' level, and couldn't even finished technical college PND because of some quarrel with the Pakistan (fucker) math teacher and got cheated about free education back then. Anyway, everything it just a past and I am happy earning hard cash buying Gundam, PC games and travelling instead of wasting time on this education I can't even reach. Everyone get older very fast, why bother wasting time if you had a chance to enjoy?

 

I do understand everyone want to have a better life and drive a nice looking sport car around in Brunei. That’s why many youth would start first trying to apply work at oil and gas industry or offshore. Of course, Government jobs are also one of the main highlighted targets by the youth. I was once asked by my Malay friend if I would be interested working in the hospital as office boy. But I turn it down later because I wanted to learn about IT related stuffs and looking for it almost four months after unemployment on my previous crazy jobs I worked for almost two years. I know government job is stable and might lead me to better life which is what my mom always hopes for.

 

What drives the youth so fussy about their choice of jobs is not just only about lower qualifications fault. I'm sure if you looked closely and understand the situation we are looking until now. Even higher qualifications are much fussier than the lower one. Don't you agree? I’m not telling lie and bullshit about it. Of course this have to be got to do with the person and not referring ANYONE are like that. However, still there are such persons in this world.

I met many of this kind of person these days and even my own classmate who even have so much question bothering asking about my salary and if my working area is good or not. This is the worst friend I ever talked too. Luckily I haven't seen him since he last worked in the restaurant in Seria. I don’t even know if I should laugh at him, but I did remember asking not to call me again because I fed up on the silly questions mention above.

 

There is also one unbelievable thing that doesn’t happen much in Brunei. Can you imagine that people who are studies in UK and come back end up selling Nasi Lemak? I don't even believe it either seeing myself. That was the most fuck up children’s I am disappointed with, wasting so much money from the parents and just to end up like that? Well, nothing can be done to bring it back the time that guy wasted.

 

To me, no matter whom they were or even friends. It depend on own thought and required to train by themselves to overcome this kind of employment issues and the fussy personality. Anyone got to do it themselves without required to relying their own parents to get you the jobs. My mom always does that and she was pretty mad when I rejected the entire offer. ^^;

My reasons are simple. I wanted to lead my own life and future myself. That’s it.

 

Talking shit about the article from Brudirect.com

Horns Fuckers


I have been experience getting lots of horns from the drivers starting this year. I really had no ideas what the fuck is wrong with them. I don’t drive fast because my car is just a 90 ‘ Toyota wagon and I always have been careful with my surrounding after I caught myself into accident due to my careless mistake last year, which is quite pissed me off losing so much money on repair. I don’t want to let it happen again. But this year, I was getting horns so much from the drivers apparently no reason behind it. It seems like these fuckers love to distract me or trying to get me into road accident or something.

 

Today I got another horn again while I was driving out from the Soon Lee T-junction which is quite dangerous getting distracted by it. My patience gone and I don’t like to look for trouble, but it makes me no choice to stop my car looking for the culprits who horns at me. I thought it might be the kid’s horn at me because he thought I might take over his parking slot. So I give him a sign asking if he horn at me. He says no to me and pointing to another person who do it. I just couldn’t find that person and started looking for the fuckers who doing it. Still in the end I couldn’t find whom the responsible chicken culprits at Soon Lee, Mumong. I’m not mighty or going to look for fight. But I really wanted to question the fuckers what the hell with the horn about who don’t respect other safety. I simply getting so tired having this kind of problem and I have to tell myself that I’m not the person they are trying to horn.

 

I don’t know how about you guys in other countries. In Brunei, I myself will know if I am the wrong or not. I always follow the rules at any possible for my own road safety. To be honest, I do have to admit that we, many of us drivers in Brunei are very respectful on others on the road, even many Malaysian do says. But many local drivers are simply impatience, yes, very impatience and love violence speeding going to end up putting themselves into graveyards. Although there wasn’t many road bullies happen much in Brunei, but people still don’t cared or respect others safety which I experience this year. I won’t put too much hope for the police to take this kind of action. All I wish is respects and safety for the local people who are driving in the road. That’s it.

 

Fuck the drivers who horn at me and hope they end up dead on the road. Cheers!

Moving On Diet


Whenever I go anyway, people kept telling me I beginning to look fatter. I have to admit that it’s true, and I can’t believe myself having only morning breakfast and dinner (lunch sometimes) everyday would make me look fatter. Probably having two meals a day is not enough and required to workout your body. I think right now my look is becoming better and not that worst comparing to last week after I start jogging after work. I will also going to gym again every weekend for heavy fat burning. Maybe I should buy a fat burning drink to try out.

I do worried about my stupid face getting fatter, but again, I think my bone is somewhat bigger and make it look fat on the side, damn. >_>;;; Got to eat some chewing gun to exercise my face including self face massage. ^^

Just A Number


just number

 

I thought what the hell with that promotion slogan from Telbru yesterday when my friend told me about it. It was actually referring to its rival currently promoting its 3G broadband internet services. I do agree these are just numbers, BUT they are better yours, Telbru, as it can carry around and yours can’t. I’m not actually helping and fanboy or something. It just that this idiot simply forgets their fucks up internet service not long ago which happen last month who causes NO internet in the whole country and people who can surf are actually using just numbers. Telbru should be shame on themselves before thinking this kind of slogan.

eSpeed Suck Deeper as DST and Bmobile Launched Faster Speed


Everyone knows eSpeed is going to suck deeper and deeper after both DST and Bmobile launched their own home broadband services this year. DST is the last company who just started 1st of this month with their own offering GO! Broadband service. I do not have any opportunity to try out the internet in KB branch as the staffs turn it off. However, they will offer amazing 7.2 mbps using Ericsson technology. I’m sure their rival, Bmobile, will soon follow and roll out the same speed.

After looking at both competitors, especially the broadband services special offering which bundle with free laptop that comes with three years plus contract. I can say that the DST is doing better than its rival when it comes with free laptop choices like Apple, Dell and ACER. Lots of people, who totally fed up with Telbru eSpeed broadband, are applying it for the plans and getting free laptop. I’m not going for the free laptop though, since I’m not a person travel a lot. Of course same goes to the Go! Broadband service. The reason is simple. The place I lived does not have a good coverage signal and even if I applied it, I will not going to get a full 7.2 mbps speed. A fixed line is better choice, for now. You are lucky bastard, TelBru!

Telbru is still keeping its profile low, and continue to promote their free 3 in1 wireless modem (good deal) at BSB. Not sure if the KB branch doing the same thing, but they should if you are looking at the current rivals promoting its own home broadband services. I do also receive some rumors that, Telbru MIGHT gives us a free upgrade to 1 mbps later this year. Just rumors only. However, even if it’s true or not, are you going to continue using espeed? I had but no choice because of the coverage signal and I can’t migrate to other services. Not to mention I am a heavy downloader using torrent too. I will continue to monitor the latest 3.5G broadband services and its customer’s services. Let’s hope for latest good news coming from Telbru. Fingercross! XD