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MTNL launches CDMA Data Card - Unltd Plan @ 300 + taxes

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victor_rambo

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I just called up customer care in Mumbai and that guy told me that its available in Mumbai too at the same charges as in Delhi.

I am thinking of getting it. Can somebody please brief me about the feedback such as connectivity, speeds, etc.
 

ThinkFree

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^^Why aren't you going for MTNL GPRS? In Delhi, it's Rs.350pm+Taxes for unlimited use and u will get better speed on GSM network than CDMA.
 

victor_rambo

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^^Why aren't you going for MTNL GPRS? In Delhi, it's Rs.350pm+Taxes for unlimited use and u will get better speed on GSM network than CDMA.
Thanks. I will inquire about that too with the CC. BTW I will have to purchase a Dolphin or Trump SIM card naa inaddition to my exisitng vodaphone cards?

If money and time are not an issue, you should wait for MTNL's 3G services.
Actually, both are issues, but more of money. You see, the markets are not that good so one has to be careful about liquid money!
 
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kumarmohit

kumarmohit

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Hmm in that case, this is a data card, so you would not have to worry about cell phone battery either, only laptop battery.
 
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kumarmohit

kumarmohit

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With this thing the thread is running about, Nope not a separate sim card. Keep in mind that the modem does cost 2500 rs.
 

victor_rambo

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With this thing the thread is running about, Nope not a separate sim card. Keep in mind that the modem does cost 2500 rs.
Thanks.
I don't mind that investment on 2500 as I will cover it within an yr! I am more attracted because I will be able to use it mobile.

Vodaphone GPRS/EDGE costs a bomb.
 

Pat

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^^ Idea GPRS/Edge plans are quite cheap though..I would recommend you go for Idea NetSetter. Their data card costs the same I guess (approx 2.5k) and data plans are quite reasonably priced. Obviously not as cheap as MTNLs plans but you can definitely expect better speeds!
 

sibot

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the reception of MTNL very unreliable? What speeds are we looking at from MTNL Data Card?
 
I too will recommend IDEA netsetter over this one. Although data plan is a bit expensive for unlimited usage, its quoted speed is 246 Kbps and in real world performance, it gives around 128-200 kbps, depending upon Signal Strength, network load etc. In day time, between 12:00PM to 4:00PM and in the night after 12:30 or so, i get around 160-200kbps. Note that i am telling about the speed i get by using my phone. With USB device, you can expect beter results.
 

ThinkFree

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Great, so u mean that I won't need any dolphin or trump connection? Thanks Mohit.

With this thing the thread is running about, Nope not a separate sim card. Keep in mind that the modem does cost 2500 rs.
How do you expect it to work without any sim? Tata and Reliance data cards have removable sims, don't know about MTNL, But no phone/data card can work without any sim.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the reception of MTNL very unreliable? What speeds are we looking at from MTNL Data Card?
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I too will recommend IDEA netsetter over this one. Although data plan is a bit expensive for unlimited usage, its quoted speed is 246 Kbps and in real world performance, it gives around 128-200 kbps, depending upon Signal Strength, network load etc. In day time, between 12:00PM to 4:00PM and in the night after 12:30 or so, i get around 160-200kbps. Note that i am telling about the speed i get by using my phone. With USB device, you can expect beter results.

Idea GPRS/Edge plans are quite cheap though..I would recommend you go for Idea NetSetter. Their data card costs the same I guess (approx 2.5k) and data plans are quite reasonably priced. Obviously not as cheap as MTNLs plans but you can definitely expect better speeds!

Yes, Idea GPRS is better than MTNL. On phone you can get unlimited usage plan for Rs.500+taxes per month(in Delhi)
 

sibot

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I too will recommend IDEA netsetter over this one. Although data plan is a bit expensive for unlimited usage, its quoted speed is 246 Kbps and in real world performance, it gives around 128-200 kbps, depending upon Signal Strength, network load etc. In day time, between 12:00PM to 4:00PM and in the night after 12:30 or so, i get around 160-200kbps. Note that i am telling about the speed i get by using my phone. With USB device, you can expect beter results.
I received a message from Idea regarding the same, use your phone with your laptop and access unlimited internet for Rs.500/-, is it the same one that you're using? Require any special features in the phone for this?
 

Pat

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I received a message from Idea regarding the same, use your phone with your laptop and access unlimited internet for Rs.500/-, is it the same one that you're using? Require any special features in the phone for this?

499 plus taxes.
You need GPRS/Edge enabled phone or you can go for data-card from Idea (costs 2.5k)
 

sibot

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499 plus taxes.
You need GPRS/Edge enabled phone or you can go for data-card from Idea (costs 2.5k)
I have a D750i, which has GPRS. Would I be able to connect the phone with my laptop and go online via my laptop? Sorry for asking so many questions, I'm noob at this. Thanks!
 
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