3G - is the next generation communication technology that gives you the power of higher speeds to enjoy multimedia services , internet access, social networks, stream videos, live TV, video calls and more.
Sachet and Standard plans - These 3G data plans start from Rs. 9 for 10MB with 1 day validity and go all the way upto Rs. 750 for 2GB with 30 days validity. You can see them in detail in the table below.
|Data Packs||Free Usage||Validity|
|Sachet – 3G Pack 9||10 MB||1 day|
|Sachet – 3G Pack 60||65 MB||3 days|
|Standard – 3G Pack 103||100MB||30 days|
|Standard – 3G Pack 200||250 MB||30 days|
|Standard – 3G Pack 450||600 MB||30 days|
|Standard – 3G Pack 750||2 GB||30 days|
Airtel has another interesting plan which is my choice of all these plans.
Flexi-shield plan – meant for people who don’t want to pay more than Rs. 2,000 per month. In this plan, users pay Rs. 650 a month and are given 1.25GB of free data usage. Once you exceed the free usage, you will be charged 1p for every 100kb you use (or 80p for every 1MB of usage) till your bill value reaches Rs. 2,000. After that point you will still be able to use 3G on your mobile device but your speed will sharply drop to 20kbps.
I am not sure of how much surfing or download I will do!
Well, Airtel has a solution for this problem of yours too. Its called the Internet Usage Calculator . Depending upon your surfing and download pattern, the internet usage calculator presents you a rough idea that will help you in choosing an appropriate plan.
3G USB modem/Data Cards
3G USB modem/Data cards which come in 2 variants – 3.6Mbps and 7.2Mbps . The prices are yet to be fixed and we will let you know as soon as we get hold of it.
How to activate Airtel 3G on your mobile?
For activating the 3G Services on your mobile phone, just send a simple sms as 3G to 121 (toll free). Soon, you will get a confirmation about the activation and all 2G data plans if any activated earlier will be deactivated and the default plan of 30p / 20kb will be activated.
Last Words :
You will have to keep in mind that no plan apart from the FlexiShield plan will cap your bill amount. So you will have to keep an eye on how much data you use, unless you want to get a shocker of a bill at the end of the month.
You can also take a look at the table below: Click on the image to enlarge.
About the Author (Author Profile)Nikhil Chakravarthi is a Software Engineer by Profession and a Blogger by Passion. He is in Love with just one thing - Technology. He is from Silicon Valley and enjoys simple living.
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