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2G/3G users from all over India

Which one is the best ISP when it comes to 2G/3G data connection?


  • Total voters
    86

ashis_lakra

Gaming Unlimited
Operator : Docomo
Connection : 2g
Place : Kendrapara, Orissa

Speeds - > 25-32 Kbps ( 264 kbps speed shown in dongle )
 
I'm using unlimited 2g plan of airtel. Rs 199. Even after fup I get 6-12kBps speed in idm. Enough for me to access thinkdigit.

Word!

Even I'm using. Great for light browsing. Even software updates, anti-virus updates work fast. And I have Microsoft Security Essentials, Iobit Malware fghter, and ASC Pro!

Reliance offered 3G speed at same prices but I don't want to upgrade to a 3G phone yet.
 

furious_gamer

Excessive happiness
My doubt :
Unfortunately, Docomo has very little coverage ( in 2G,3G) in some parts of AP, chennai where i visit..hence, i was wondering whether i should port to Vodafone..Vodafone seems more expensive than Docomo, but
I am planning on porting my Number to Vodafone as i've always seen a Vodafone network in that regions ( sometimes, even 3G)...
Is there any connecting problems in vodafone ( like i have with docomo ) ?? & what about plans ?? any good sub Rs. 250 3G plan in vodafone ?? :)

I am using Vodafone for last 3 years, and recently they stopped their 3G service here in Bangalore. Better you verify it whether 3G is available at your location and go ahead with porting.
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
don't use idm to measure/show speeds.the only way to calculate download speed correctly is by dividing the file size(in kilobytes) divided by total time taken(in seconds).max possible avg speed on 2g in India is ~30-35KB/s that too in some areas of some circles at some times only.
 

CyberKID

In search for Tech Gyan!
Operator: AirTel
Connection: 2G & 3G both
Place: Mumbai

2G speed = 20-50KB/s
3G speed = 400-430 KB/s

i am currently using 2G unlimited plan (rs198pm) as 3G was too fast and 1GB was insuffucient for me, unlimited 3G plan is too costly so stuck with 2G.
Good service, speed better then vodafone and any other operator in india.
I seriously doubt that happening. In my case, being in the heart of Delhi, with full network (hovering anything between 88-98%) I never got anything above 25 KB/s.
Anyways, I'm moving on to Reliance. After almost two and half years of continuously using Airtel for 3G Data, I suddenly feel that I should save some money with Reliance offering 4GB data in just 500 bucks, that's almost two thirds I'm shelling out on Airtel 4GB data currently.

don't use idm to measure/show speeds.the only way to calculate download speed correctly is by dividing the file size(in kilobytes) divided by total time taken(in seconds).max possible avg speed on 2g in India is ~30-35KB/s that too in some areas of some circles at some times only.
whitestar_999 - you nailed it mate. IDM uses multiple connections to download the file, hence the speed.
 
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sahil1033

sahil1033

In the zone
You sure ? Can you show some proof ?
Well I've no such proof as the screenshot was taken somewhere in April. So, all you can do is believe me.

don't use idm to measure/show speeds.the only way to calculate download speed correctly is by dividing the file size(in kilobytes) divided by total time taken(in seconds).max possible avg speed on 2g in India is ~30-35KB/s that too in some areas of some circles at some times only.
Well you're right, avg speed is low and also, IDM uses multiple connections and blah blah stuffs but I've reached peak speeds like 45-50 kBps in torrents too but in mornings only, generally from 4 AM - 6 AM.
 

dashing.sujay

Moving
Staff member
whitestar_999 - you nailed it mate. IDM uses multiple connections to download the file, hence the speed.

So ? What whitestar meant that speeds shouldn't be shown using IDM at any moment, as it highly fluctuates and doesn't shows true speeds. Rather use DuMeter.

Well I've no such proof as the screenshot was taken somewhere in April. So, all you can do is believe me.

Thing is the speeds you quoted is way beyond network/hardware limits of an EDGE network. Typically you can get 236kbps, with theoritical speeds up to 473kbps. In real life, I have not seen speeds >30KB/s.
 
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sahil1033

sahil1033

In the zone
Thing is the speeds you quoted is way beyond network/hardware limits of an EDGE network. Typically you can get 236kbps, with theoritical speeds up to 473kbps. In real life, I have not seen speeds >30KB/s.
Now, I'm getting a bit confused.
 

RON28

Cyborg Agent
its as simple as that EDGE means 2G speed, theoretically speed on paper as mentioned as 236kbps or 437kbps, divide it by 8 to know that actual download speed.
236kbps/8 = 29.5 KBps download speed, for example you have 2Mbps connection, that means 2048 Kbps / 8 = 256 KBps download speed.
 

vishpp

Right off the assembly line
I m unable to share idea 2g internet 195 rs plan via bluetooth to my Xperia Z1 but m able to share Vodafone's 2g internet maharashtra and Goa circle
 

dashing.sujay

Moving
Staff member
I m unable to share idea 2g internet 195 rs plan via bluetooth to my Xperia Z1 but m able to share Vodafone's 2g internet maharashtra and Goa circle

Sharing is operator independent.
Are you using Z1 to share "its" connection, through Bluetooth?
 
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