This article discusses about the Airtel 3G data card which comes in the range of 3G technology. What is the cost of Airtel 3G data card in India? 3G technology is good then the current broadband technology. Let’s see how promising the device is.
Airtel which is strong player in the telecom sector has 3G data cards in the markets. Although company also offers the normal data cards which uses the broadband technology but this device is little fast (hope so). Although, overall performance of the 3G is not that good in India. I mean for some players the speed is good but for some the speed is not that good. Government in itself has said that 3G is just a failure of the technology. But in past one year I have seen much improvement in the 3G coverage because earlier 3G was unreliable that you may experience the 2 G speed in some areas. But now the plans are cheap and the yes the overall coverage is very good. You can now say that the 3G is now new broadband and the 4G is the new 3G. Hope so that 4G does not fails in India and we don’t want it to be a failure.
An overview of the Airtel 3G data card
Again the device is a USB fitted Dongle which is having a high speed USB and also the facility of using it as the pen drive. The device is manufactured by the Chinese manufacturer ZTE and much good in its performance. But only complaint is that the device should be good enough in its build quality. But plans in the Airtel is little expensive than other players in its plans but yes the coverage is little good in 2G but in 3G it is not performing that much good as it should be. Overall plug and play facility is very good and it reads the device very fast. But the state many is not up to the standards but it is not that bad too.
The speed put by the device is good and up to the standards. You can choose the signal strength of the connections in the startup menu. Customer care of Airtel is decent and will troubleshoot you problem quickly. The facilities like recharge options are also very good as you can recharge the device
Performance of the Airtel 3G data card
Now this is the best part of any application device you are using. So, starting from the start up of this device, so it is very fast. Now stating device which is very quick just click on the connect button. So first page I opened was msn search engine and opened quickly so no problem here. Downloading speed came around 4 Mbps at maximum and 2 Mbps at normal usage. But there are some hiccups in this process. Although he browsing speed does not affected in the peak hours but the downloading speed was totally affected. Downloading speed came down to the 1 Mbps or less. So it was operating at low speed being the 3G technology. But problem goes more because the plans are costly and you are not getting speed of your expectation. The speed is good in city area but the speed comes into the 2G speed when you are going in areas which are far away from the city area. Speed of 2G card for mobile which comes at a price of Rs 99 offers me a speed of 2 Mbps sometimes. So you can guess what the flow is in the system. So it is better to run 2G card of in your expensive mobile, rather than the using 3G device if you are using the in remote areas. In cities you seldom face problem.
Best plans in the Airtel 3G data card
There are plans which are available in this device which are costly as per performance. Also I would say that if would be great if you choose the normal dongles of Airtel as it is very good and offers good performance. The plans are also very cheap in these normal dongles. The initial cost of this device is around more than two thousand and you will get little compensation when approaching through the corporate account. Following are the best plans which are available in this device:
1) Plan 1: You will get 5 GB at the cost of around Rs 1250 for one month
2) Plan 2: You will get 1 GB for around Rs 599 for one month validity.
3) Plan 3: You will get 6 GB for around Rs 999 for one month validity.