To start this objective discourse, i will use this medium to tell all those who have renewed their azsky dongles with a genuine service account not to panic. Yes i know that as at yesterday, 14-07-2013 around 11:00pm Nigerian Time all azsky products like G1, G1+ G2 and Xman went off completely while products from other manufacturers like liberty, A+ Tlink, eclink, srt5000 and the likes are working. The reasons it went offline is because i. They need to fix the issue of mytv channels not showing, ii. they need to fix the issue of some channels not showing on dstv so their is no way they can do all this if don’t temporally shutdown their servers. However as i speak, in Nigeria here, azsky has started working however, you may need to use etisalat sim to power it in Nigeria for the main time till all is resolved.
Now back to the topic of discussion, well there are dongles and their are dongles. infact we have different dongles promising different functions, features and performance. But i just want to compare the two best gprs dongles that we currently have in africa and for africa talking about A+ GPRS Router and Azsky G1+ GPRS Adapter . The fight for supremacy is like that of lion and leopard, iOS and Android e.t.c… It is simply different tales for different folks and its two side of the same coin. I will be objective about this because none of the company paid me do do anything.
ADVANTAGES OF A+ GPRS ROUTER OVER AZSKY G1+ GPRS ADAPTER:
If you are a mobile phone geek like me, you must have known that before the arrival of Android phones, iOS was already overshadowing symbian and windows mobile. But when android arrives, it corrected the mistakes of iOS(e.g bluetooth) and improve on the OS error of symbian(e.g laggness) to make a unique mobile operating system.
Liberty star decoders arrived earlier than other manufacturers but they couldn’t sustain the competition due to their lack of support and upgrade. when Azsky came in it performed wonderfully well and even save us during the last football season when most products where offline. However they become to relaxed and their performance dropped people started haveing problems like sim not working, annoying freezing e.t.c. A+ took advantage of this and launch its oen product with the following edge over azsky;
- A+ Came by default with a sticker on their product specifying the expiry date.
- Right from launch till the present moment A+ opens more channels than Azsky
- Sim issues is minimal it supports and works with all simcard as promised
- A+ freezes less than Azsky
- When A+ is down, it is restored quicker than G1+
MAJOR DISADVANTAGES OF A+ COMPARED TO G1+;
- Though this is being address, but as i speak , their is no support yet for A+ and no tools for renewing an expired account meaning use it while it last. But as soon as there is a way out, i will keep you updated. you don’t need to worry over this because, as at the time of writing this, no A+ dongle out there has expired.
- A+ Doesn’t work with 2g nework, it only work with 3g
ADVANTAGES OF AZSKY G1+ OVER A+:
- G1+ is always there when others are out it may be showing only a few channels, but those few channels are the very important once in times of trouble. they will never totally let you down
- Azsky Supports is outstanding, they always act on time and as at when due they have a listening ears.
- Theirs is a project they are launching now with the sales of their new service account which will make their product to be the best. it will make it open more channels, and be more stable.
- G1+ Works with 2g and 3g networks
THE MAJOR DISADVANTAGE OF SOME AZSKY PRODUCTS;
- Some azsky products like g1 and xman still struggles with simcard i mean they still kind of select some simcards.
MY RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION:
If you have the money you can buy both, if you are daring and ambitious with little cash to throw around buy A+, If you want to be in the middle and be neutral, then buy azsky G1+.
If all of a sudden your A+ dongle just net off, and other A+ dongles around you are showing, don’t panick your a+ has not expired yet, all you need is my special trick to revive it you don’t need a service account now, you only need a service account for a+ starting from next year