The 3G auction has come and gone. When the world already had 3G we were busy auctioning the stuff. After much hoopla finally the dust regarding 3G has settled down and a level playing field has emerged. Now as a user which 3G plan do you choose for your dongle or mobile. I will help you choose.
India being a competitive market for mobile telephone a lot of options are available to us users. So given below is a table courtesy of Tech2 listing plans both for Prepaid and Postpaid users. There are three ranges :
A) Economical - for those who use Internet relatively less say once a day for surfing.
B) Mid Range - for those who want to remain connected to Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Markets etc.
C) Heavy duty - for those who have to download stuff all the time.
Categorise yourself as to which plan suits you the best and go for it.
I personally have tested 3 of those, MTNL, Airtel and Vodafone. Out which MTNL is OK especially in city limits, Airtel is good and Vodafone sucks. Vodafone has a very poor Customer Service so please keep this in mind. MTNL's added benefit is that it is a no frills service which means that there will be no value added services imposed on you arbitarily and which you later have to fight with the Customer Service guys for removing and credit your account for the loss of talk time.
Airtel has also started sharing service wherein a user may share his 3G account with 2 friends or family members at the same time. The fees for that is Rs.1000.00 for 30 days. Kindly check the airtel website for details here. This is a new service hence there are very little reports about it on the net.
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