Aircel Revises All Pocket Internet Plans, Post-FUP Speed at 64kbps

In a recent revision on data tariff India’s leading mobile operator Aircel has started offering 3G speed (upto 3.6 Mbps) on 2G data packs (pocket internet). The revision is done in selected circles with heavy reduction in bundled data usage and validity of the packs.

This revision stands at similar offerings by Airtel, Vodafone and Idea. STV 5 which was offering 50 MB for 1 day, is now for 30MB. Unlimited STV 14 and STV 29, for 3 & 7 days are now limited plans – offer 120 MB and 200MB respectively. Another 30 day plan STV98 which was offering unlimited ( FUP of 3GB applicable in certain circles) usage, is now offering 650 MB for 21 days.

Here goes the latest 2G & 3G Internet packs from Aircel:
aircel-new-data-plan-details

The screenshot taken from Aircel’s website is confusing, as on limited plans it says post-fup speed will be 64kbps. It seems that on these limited packs, which are actually 2G packs will offer 3G access at 64 kbps. It is similar approach done by Reliance and BSNL where all customers get access to 3G network, but speed gets capped once he recharges with 2G pack.

At the same time on low-end unlimited 3G packs, post-FUP speed will be 64kbps.

Recently Aircel tied up with Magicon Mobiles to offer 1GB 3G data, 250 minutes of talktime, 250 SMS per month for 3 months with Magicon Ultrasmart Q7. Priced at Rs 8999 Q7 comes with 4.63″ display, 1GHz dual core processor, 512 MB RAM, 4GB ROM, 8MP camera, front VGA camera and 1600 mAh battery. It runs on Android 4.0 ICS.

Thanks to Prakash Gnana

This Article Was Written By: Rudradeep Biswas

Rudradeep Biswas - Senior Telecom Analyst

The happy guy RDB (stands for Rudradeep Biswas) has been writing for Telecomtalk since 2009, covering mobile operators, 3G, broadband, WiFi, 4G, LTE, telecom policies and what-not related to Indian telecom. He is by profession a doctor, did his MBBS from R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata.

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  • raj aryan February 15, 2014 7:29 am, 7:29 AM

    Aircel ka koi bhi internet plan thik se kaam karta nahi…..

    Reply
  • Vinod kumar January 24, 2014 6:25 pm, 6:25 PM

    Aircel 2G speed airtel se bhi kam h.sirf 22kbps

    Reply
  • akash January 15, 2014 4:50 pm, 4:50 PM

    frnd The worst speed in thane kopri . I m getting 500 kb in 1 hour . with in full network. my internet speed is 112byte per second. or less than that.

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  • Sankar Singh December 17, 2013 5:23 pm, 5:23 PM

    Its really very bad, Instead of increasing FUP speed to 256 kbps for 3G (now-a-days 4G also available), they have reduced 64 kbps which is not at all useful for simple browsing also. Till now Aircel is the best in net/data pack tariff. It will definately affect them.

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  • pawi December 3, 2013 3:08 am, 3:08 AM

    now 64 kbps sucks. previous 128 kbps is good for 2g pack. too slow to brows, more than hrs will take to open. now days aircel is giving worse service. worse network. better to other network. good bye aircel..

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  • pawi December 3, 2013 3:03 am, 3:03 AM

    now 64 kbps sucks. previous 128 kbps is good for 2g pack. too slow to brows, more than hrs will take to open. i am advising to change it back. now days aircel is giving worse service. worse network. better to other network.

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  • Satyajit Ghana October 29, 2013 8:22 pm, 8:22 PM

    So what do i switch. post FUP 128kbps was good but 64 kbps is worse. is there and other isp with good fup. please advice. need urgently

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  • mukesh kumar October 27, 2013 6:04 pm, 6:04 PM

    wat is the speed of net after 3g got over in aircel pocket internet 697plan

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  • g shiva October 22, 2013 11:38 pm, 11:38 PM

    iam using dongle Plug and play of aircel pocket internet super pro 3G HSUPA/HSDPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS/GSM
    serial no. S/N/:NJA5TA1180703210
    ON THE BOX OF THE DONGLE WRITTEN UP TO 7.2MBPS but from 2012 to till date i not have to see the speed of more then 236.8kbps still can u help me get the dongle get the maximum speed in the dongle which is writen in the dongle box
    with regards
    gshiva

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  • varma October 17, 2013 5:49 pm, 5:49 PM

    Aircel is fucking service .i recharged with 198 rs for 3g balance(1.5 GB )instead of getting 1.5 Gb i got only 512 mb. i called to customer care first time it was connected and they told switch off mobile and on, then check it.if it show same problem call back.still showing the same problem i tried to call but its not connected.stupid service.

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  • emu September 23, 2013 9:48 am, 9:48 AM

    aircel rs128
    500mb 3g, 1gb 2g(10-12kbps) post 1gb unlimited 2g(1-1.5 kbps). never go for aircel friends. it sucks

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    • sand October 27, 2013 12:54 am, 12:54 AM

      thats..true…after using 1.5 gb againest rs 198.getting 2-3 kbps at idm….f### off aircel.

      Reply
    • ramesh February 7, 2014 10:47 pm, 10:47 PM

      yes sir your right

      Reply
  • maya August 29, 2013 4:38 am, 4:38 AM

    aircel 198 pocket internet
    3G – 1GB @ 3.6Mbps
    2G – 1GB @128Kbbs
    Even if you are in non 3G circle then also after recharging with 198 , you wil get 2Gb data at 128 Kbps.
    So, Ennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnjoy

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  • lucky August 15, 2013 7:32 pm, 7:32 PM

    i am using aircel since 6 years bcz it gives unlmt net from other network.but now a days it reduces its net speeds.which is very slow when i want to open fb after 10 min it comes which is most irritating.so i tell my frnds to not use aircel more.

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  • Webstar August 11, 2013 6:03 pm, 6:03 PM

    aircel reduced to 64kbps speed its tooooooooooooooooooooooooooo worstttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt and strangeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee move from flabbyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy aircel.even 3g free mornings also tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooworst to use. dont use these fraud data plans from aircel.

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  • Sudarshan July 11, 2013 5:10 pm, 5:10 PM

    I’m from Jamshedpur and we do not have 3G networks atleast in my area. Okay i can understand that because 3G was introduced few years(about 2-3 years) ago so it may take a few more years to develop. So i suppose many aircel users must be using aircel 2g like i do…as its cheaper and gives almost satisfying speed of 20-30kbps. But i don’t understand why did aircel degraded its 2G net speed from upto 256kbps to upto only 64kbps. it is very disappointing for ISPs to reduce their services or degrade its services……as before my net speed was 25-30kbps which was then degraded to 5-6kbps… :( Can anyone open even his facebook account in this low speed?
    I request other Aircel users to protest against this step of Aircel by Sharing your view to other and inform others about it. I also want to request Aircel whole heartedly to please bring back the original 2G speed or Aircel.

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    • Shubham Rai October 17, 2013 7:48 am, 7:48 AM

      Who told. I use aircel 3G in telco colony and I get very good speeds upto 7.2Mbps

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  • BIBHAS CH KAR July 10, 2013 8:38 am, 8:38 AM

    New MRP
    (Rs.) Type Benefits
    Validity
    (Days)
    High Speed – 2G High Speed – 3G Available On
    8 Unlimited 60 MB 60 MB Mobile 2
    14 Limited 150 MB NA Mobile 3
    17 Unlimited 200 MB 100 MB Mobile 3
    23* Limited Common Quota – 100 MB Mobile 30
    27 Limited 250 MB 150 MB Mobile 7
    38 Unlimited 200 MB 200 MB Mobile 10
    48 Limited 500 MB NA Mobile 15
    67 Limited 600 MB 250 MB Mobile 21
    98 Limited 1 GB 300 MB Mobile 28
    128 Unlimited 2 GB 500 MB Mobile + Dongle 28
    198 Unlimited UL 1 GB Mobile + Dongle 30
    399 Unlimited UL 2 GB Mobile + Dongle 30
    697 Unlimited UL 5 GB Mobile + Dongle 30
    997 Unlimited UL 10 GB Mobile + Dongle 30

    3G Speed max upto 3.6 Mbps & 2G Speed max upto 128 Kbps. Post Hi-speed subscribers will get reduced speed upto 64 Kbps for both 3G & 2G

    For Limited plans post free usage surfing will be charged at 10p/10KB (expect PI 23)

    For PI 23 post free usage surfing at 1p/10KB within Pack validity; post pack validity surfing at 10p/10KB

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  • Biraj daimary June 29, 2013 8:35 pm, 8:35 PM

    Why aircel 3g is not lunched in many places of assam

    Reply
  • Pintu bhaisal June 19, 2013 6:47 am, 6:47 AM

    Hello Im frm brajrajnagar jharsuguda. Yaha aircel ki speed hai. 0.1-5 kbps, phone fek deneka man karta hai. Agar aircel 15-25 kbps speed de diya yar me to aircel ki har roz puja karunga.

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  • Pintu bhaisal June 19, 2013 6:42 am, 6:42 AM

    Just joking aircel . Price is increasing on data plane for unlimited but speed is very low and poor in Brajrajnagar, jharsuguda. I hate aircel. Google page and facebook cant open easily.. Is there any thing to do for speedup aircel internet 2g. Plz replay me in pintubhaisal699@gmail.com

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  • sakthivel June 9, 2013 12:14 pm, 12:14 PM

    Dear Sir,

    plese send details about 2G pocket internet and 3G pocket internet value added service.

    Reply
  • vishnukant May 20, 2013 10:53 am, 10:53 AM

    mai 2 sal aircel use kar raha hu aur 128 rs ke gprs plan me 500 mb 3g and unlimited 2g with 32KBPS MIlta tha ab 5-6KBPS SPEED aa rahi h aircel is a frod company please 32KBPS SPEED KAB HOGI AUR KIS pack me ab ye speed ati h

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    • arshad August 13, 2013 6:20 pm, 6:20 PM

      its is not kb per sec it is kilo bit per sec that means 3 kilo and 2 bytes.

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  • kishan kukadiya May 15, 2013 8:41 pm, 8:41 PM

    When aircel is restart it’s service in gujarat…..?

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  • Dr.Keerthi Kumar May 1, 2013 7:13 pm, 7:13 PM

    I have Airtel bradband to my PC. Now I want internet conection to my mobile Do I have to take mobile internet connection from Airtel only or I can take from aircl

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    • S.Sudhakar May 2, 2013 11:15 pm, 11:15 PM

      If you have WiFi modem cum router, then you can use the airtel broadband on your mobile.

      Your bandwidth in airtel broadband will be shared to all the devices that you connect to the WiFi modem cum router.

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  • Devansh April 30, 2013 2:07 pm, 2:07 PM

    In karnataka circle, they are giving only 300mb 3g = 1gb 2g fup. earlier, it was so gud to hv. unlimited internet at 128 kbps at rs. 98 for 1 month.now 98rs. pack has been made limited. cc is always busy. nobody picks up the phone, ithink dey hv. removed da entire team of cc. can anyone suggest me if my fup pack has become completed, can i continue to browse or not? please suggest me.

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  • Mithun April 27, 2013 1:53 pm, 1:53 PM

    If i recharge with aircel internet Rs.128, in which i get 500 mb 3G & 2GB 2G FUP. But i wanted to know if these FUP pack completed ,can i continue to download or not. Please suggest me

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    • SS April 27, 2013 2:47 pm, 2:47 PM

      Yes at 128 kbps (some say its now 64 kbps)

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      • Satyajit Ghana October 29, 2013 8:25 pm, 8:25 PM

        it is 64kbps. any other suggestions i mean isp with fup 128kbps

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  • SUBHASIS DE April 24, 2013 11:44 am, 11:44 AM

    WE USED TO 48 INTERNET PAC FOR 1GB …BUT THIS MONTH I CAN’T GET THIS FACILITY …I HAPPY TO USED THIS PAC …BUT UNSATISHFIED TO CHANGE THIS INTERNET PAC ….DEAR AIRCEL I REQ TO YOU PLS AGAIN ISSUE THIS PAC…..

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  • raj April 24, 2013 4:25 am, 4:25 AM

    I got sms saying
    Rc128 gives 500mb 3g + 1gb 2g for 28 days.After 28 days 200mb will be added with validity 5 days
    There is no mention whether this 200mb is 2g/3g!!! CC lines are always busy..Anyone got the same offer in chennai circle?? pls reply

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  • Raktim Dutta April 22, 2013 9:28 pm, 9:28 PM

    What they have meant by 3.6Mbps speed on 399 INR to 997 INR plans instead of 64Kbps. Do they mean that speed will not be throttle? They have mentioned in Assam circle page post 3G speed in 399 INR will be 3.6Mbps and 7.2Mbps in 697,997 respectively in their website. But they don’t do that…..AIRCEL only knows how to THROTTLE…..even they don’t give high speed in off peak hours.

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  • AsitPaul April 22, 2013 11:22 am, 11:22 AM

    For Assam/NE, RC98 offers 1GB 2G Data or 300 MB 3G for 28 Days. But circle website out Updated.

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  • apurva gupta April 22, 2013 8:32 am, 8:32 AM

    not applicable in up east circle.
    It is best only for good 3g coverage area.

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  • Muntazar April 21, 2013 11:50 pm, 11:50 PM

    Worst move buy aircel first of all it has worst indoor coverage like docomo gsm here in thane mumbai i dont no these new plans are revised in mumbai also but here aircel giving 5rs 500mb 1 day and 17rs unlimited , 98rs unlimited where airtel gives 5rs 25mb data benefits but what we will do with aircel 500mb i cant able do download 5mb in 45 min their cc also not picking up the phone since last 20 days docomo also worst here same like aircel:-@ but i have airtel and download 30mb file in 30min on 2g speed:-D is 20-25 kbps and on aircel 1-3 kbps max plz guys tell me about mtnl in mumbai what about the gov company speed

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  • abhay jaipur April 21, 2013 1:46 pm, 1:46 PM

    i think it is beter to pay 30-40 rs extra to airtel and voda,then to have poor service from rest..,y to compromise on network,after all mobile is there to stay conected,not to b for searching networks for every 5 kms..:D

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    • SS April 21, 2013 6:10 pm, 6:10 PM

      Paying extra to AVOID is worth for the good for their best services in all fields be it customer service, call, SMS, internet, blackberry, etc

      Reply
      • venkat April 21, 2013 9:01 pm, 9:01 PM

        +1

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  • raj April 21, 2013 11:15 am, 11:15 AM

    i’m unable to reach aircel cc on 121 and 198 from last 1 week in chennai.I’m getting cc busy all the time.Looks like they removed entire cc team!!! I need to complain for balance deduction.What to do??

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    • Aravinth April 21, 2013 12:42 pm, 12:42 PM

      complaint n twitter /facebook

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    • Sreedhar April 21, 2013 2:47 pm, 2:47 PM

      I am from Andhrapradesh.
      Yes, same happened to me. they activated some VAS service last month 23rd, and most interesting thing was, i have switched of my mobile on 22nd till 4th(afternoon) of this month. they have activated that service when my mobile was switchedoff and i had zero balance during switch off period.
      when i started mobile on 4th evening unknowing that some VAS service was activated, i have recharged. then they have deducted Rs 30/- from the balance.
      when i tried to contact customer care, one executive answered that he will pull the details and put me on hold for long agonizing 25 minutes and then the call got disconnected.
      from that time to till this day, i could not talk to CC(121 or 198), they keep on saying that CC is busy call after some time. So i came to conclusion that when AIRCEL activates some service from their end they will not allow the customer to talk to CC.

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      • venkat April 21, 2013 9:03 pm, 9:03 PM

        Lodge complaint on PG Portal

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      • rk April 22, 2013 12:19 pm, 12:19 PM

        For VAS related complaint just send a blank or “STOP” SMS to 155223

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  • s.a.rahman April 20, 2013 11:38 pm, 11:38 PM

    indeed it’s a very good news for AVoId

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  • parveen April 20, 2013 10:42 pm, 10:42 PM

    Now a days AIRTEL in Himachal is giving 1GB DATA WITH 30 DAYS VALIDITY AT JUST RS 49.

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    • Saurabh April 21, 2013 8:30 am, 8:30 AM

      Same in Haryana too. They offering 1GB in 49 for 30 days from say 5-6 months but you can subscribe only when you are getting it under best offer (*121*1#) or receive SMS from the company but this offer keeps coming back and is permanent for some subscribers who mainly using number for data. On my different Airtel SIMs, I used it 4-5 times and it’s still there on one of my SIM but using Vodafone 2G these days under TRIAL offers :) Besides this I’ve talktime offer on Airtel where they are giving Rs.60 TT in Rs.47 with 5 local calls free. Also offering 3600 secs local+std i.e 60 mins in Rs.24. So Airtel has become costly only on papers not in reality. My brother who uses Airtel too was using 98 GPRS plan for 1GB data for 30 days. After revision Airtel started offering 650MB in same pack for 21 days. So he activated weekly pack of Rs.37 and in 4 days after that he received SMS of 1GB in 98 and unlimited in 147 with 2GB FUP after which speeed reduced to 40Kbps. Even after revision Airtel kept giving 1GB in 98 if recharged via their mobile site m.airtel.in or USSD but that has been stopped from March 26, 2013. But he kept getting SMS of 98-1GB when pack is about to expire.

      One more good thing in Airtel is those who have their pack on auto-renewal basis will kept getting the old benefits until it expires due to insufficient balance. Some people are still getting 2GB+2GB in Rs.98 whose packs are getting auto-renewed from last 16 months. Toh de-activate mat hone dena agar old benefits chahiye.

      Moreover on one of Voda SIM, I got an offer of 500 MB 2G data for 15 days at just Rs.12 and Rs.30 main TT in Rs.26. Unbelievable stiff by these two. Only Idea is lagging among Air-Vod-Ide group as they aren’t giving any special data offer to any of its customers and base packs ranging from Rs. 5 – Rs. 399 applies. I get only talktime offers after dialling *122#. This year, I have spend much more on recharging AVoId SIMs together then any other operator, almost triple than previous year. Tata Docomo toh 2013 mein recharge hi ni huya ab tak. Last Nov 9,2012 ko kiya tha. :D

      Like I said before Docomo, BSNL, Reliance will become a thing of past for me. Cut my Reliance SIM in 8 pieces yesterday. Videocon will also die in Haryana as even after retaining license, they are continuously losing customers because of network being not available at most of places and they aren’t expanding also. This is the condition when they don’t have to pay anything to Govt for retaining spectrum for next 6 years. Tariffs are also not cheap as they offering only 10-25% extra then AVoId in their packs and again no use because of bad network. So will throw my Videocon SIM too as no service quality. I don’t know what kind of strategy these companies have? Network is not available yet tariffs are nearly equal to those who have the strongest network presence.

      Look at the subscriber figure in Haryana as of March 31, 2013-

      1. Vodafone- 4,633,056 (+101,124)

      2. Idea- 3,782,688 (+90,673)

      3. Airtel- 2,333,743 (+11,172)

      4. Videocon- 734,321 (-21,590) (I think only 30-35% are active of this total. So only 257,012)

      5. Aircel- 36,092 (-100,072) (Stopped operations here and de-activating SIMs or customers porting out)

      6. BSNL- 3,043,763 (+0) Not reporting from last 4-5 months. But there is an estimate that they lost around 25% of their customers this year until now. So it is around 22-23 Lakhs.

      7. Reliance and Docomo figures are yet to be updated by AUSPI but Docomo has around only 6-7 lakh GSM subscribers left in Haryana and have around 17 lakh CDMA customers that come mainly from rural areas or corporate customers.

      Total as on March 31, 2013 as reported by COAI- 1,4563,713.

      The top three i.e Vodafone, Idea and Airtel has 10,749,487 together which accounts for 73.81% of total customers. This tells you the story of being good operators. It’s the quality that matters and cheap is not always best and Docomo/Videocon has to understand this if they want to stay in the market. Customer won’t compromise on network or service quality for getting 10-25% extra. This 30-40 mins disconnection and try 20-25 times to get connected will also make customers to move on. Videocon also take 20-30 tries to get connected.

      My contact list which I rarely use as don’t call much has 331 contacts and 87% of numbers (288 contacts) are of Airtel/Idea/Vodafone of different circles with Vodafone winning with 127 contacts followed by Idea at 93 and Airtel at 68. Same thing I noticed on my Dad’s phone who has 77.32% of AVoID numbers.

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      • SS April 21, 2013 4:24 pm, 4:24 PM

        Yes, I use Idea mainly for internet so they give Rs 98- 2GB, however your balance must be positive in order to get this offer else you will get 650 MB.

        Even though you get 2GB but USSD will show 650 MB left, until you use remaining 1390 MB.

        Good move by AVOID to personalize the offers! :-)

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        • Saurabh April 21, 2013 7:14 pm, 7:14 PM

          @SS, Yaar jab main *122# dial karta hu toh Internet offer mein show toh 2GB karta hai in 98 aur 5 mein 50 but maine 5 ka activate kiya toh 30MB hi mila aur data deduct ussi mein se hi huya from starting. Isi wajah se 98 ka ni kiya. It’s still showing 2GB in 98 and also when I call IVR at 12345, under Internet offer the system says, recharge with 98 and get 2GB of data for 30 days. Chal risk le lunga is baar. :)

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  • Saurabh April 20, 2013 2:41 pm, 2:41 PM

    Docomo has launched Rs.198 GPRS pack in almost all circles and offering 5GB data for 30 days and on promotional basis validity of the pack is 54 days. So it’s 5GB in Rs.198 for 54 days. But again disconnection is at its best. Sometimes I feel why telcos does such stupid things that can affect their revenues. They are losing crores due to this as users are avoiding subscription because of this disconnection problem.

    On the other hand from a year or so Reliance Communication Limited (RCOM) capped speed in 2G packs in non-3G circles also. Speed sucks at 1-3KB/s which used to be 28-32KB/s before. Aircel doing it now and reducing data knowing they don’t have good network in many circles and operations are scaled down in 7-8 circles.

    What’s the problem with these operators? Why can’t they allow 2G users to enjoy speed on EDGE and capping speed in non-3G areas also?

    AVoId hasn’t done such crap things like auto-disconnection or speed capping on 2G network too. I get full speed on my Idea/Vodafone number with 2G packs. Idea allows latching on 3G network with 2G pack with speed capped at 128Kbps and that 16KB/s is too good on consistent basis. Ping time or latency is 80-95ms on Idea 3G network that make pages load faster and it works like charm for online payments and recharges which needs consistent data transfer.

    Once I finished using Vodafone 2G Trial packs of Rs.25 (500MB for 7 days) on my all 4 SIMs, I will back to Idea 159 plan offering (2GB Day + 2 GB Night) in Haryana as they are the only one to provide 3G in my town and have largest area covered under 3G. Recently they upgraded 3 more cell sites in and around my town to 3G network and now all of their 5 cell sites are 3G enabled here. This is what we call clear case of expansion. They are still committed to their plan of adding 10 new places under 3G everyday. Idea is true provider of 3G to towns and many villages too while Tata/BSNL sucking at same places where they had network 2-4 years ago. Vodafone also not expanding but their 2G network speed is too good at 30-35KB/s.

    Beside this Airtel offering unlimited 2G in Rs.147 under best offer to most of their customers. I’ve this offer on all my 3 sims and my friends too getting the same. The FUP is 2GB after which speed reduces to 40Kbps but luckily people are getting speed even after 2GB here. It’s still value for money as speed is 25-28KB/s on 2G network and no problem like auto-disconnection. Airtel used to suck here but from last three months or so, it’s improved a lot. Now we can’t latch on Idea 3G network with Airtel number but speed is good on their own network. I will still go for Idea’s 159 pack as they have 3G and we can latch on it. Low ping and faster page download :D One thing I’ve noticed is for first 2 seconds every link loads at 400-450Kbps before getting stable at 128Kbps. So around 100KB of every page or photo or file loads in 2s only and then at 16KB/s speed. Same used to happen when I subscribed to Airtel 2G pack and latched on Idea 3G network. First two seconds, speed 400-450Kbps before coming to 80Kbps (10KB/s) consistent.

    It’s only AVoID which is working good here. Rest all operators including BSNL, Reliance, Tata Docomo, Videocon just sucking too much even after having low customer base and no value for money with them. So I just can’t avoid the AVoId group now. :D

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    • Anoop John April 20, 2013 3:56 pm, 3:56 PM

      you said it correctly. good analysis & observation. Even I too experienced each & every thing you described.

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    • S.Sudhakar April 20, 2013 4:13 pm, 4:13 PM

      Stop parising docomo as its internet plans are valid only on mobiles. It will not work in data card.

      Have you read this line in the terms and conditions? :
      “Using your Device as a modem for a personal computer or other piece of electronic equipment (tethering) is not permitted”.

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      • SS April 20, 2013 4:50 pm, 4:50 PM

        Read again, he isn’t praising Docomo!

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      • aashu April 20, 2013 10:28 pm, 10:28 PM

        Dude I have Nokia lumia 610 and I’m able to use my phone as WiFi hotspot on docomo connection. I’m using it since 4months continue. I didn’t get any problem.
        but main problem is auto disconnecting the internet after every 30 minutes.

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    • S.Sudhakar April 20, 2013 4:14 pm, 4:14 PM

      Parising = Praising

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      • Saurabh April 20, 2013 8:54 pm, 8:54 PM

        Bro, read carefully. I’m not praising Docomo here. As far as tethering is concerned, whatever terms and conditions they have on their website, tethering is allowed by Docomo and it works fine. Stop looking at TnC on their website. They’ve messed up things there.

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        • S.Sudhakar April 20, 2013 9:51 pm, 9:51 PM

          MAy be tethering is a loop hole in your circle.

          Here in Tamilnadu circle, tethering does not work. It only works after more than 5 times re-dialling. Waste. I think only docomo does not allow tethering. Waste operator.

          I went roaming in May 2012 to Bangalore when docomo’s roaming rate within India was Rs.0.015 per second for all calls. I made a call within 2 minutes and it got charged Rs.3.00 instead of Rs.1.80 (Rs.0.015 x 120 seconds). Then only I noticed my mobile has logged into karnataka aircel network. I knew that docomo is worst in coverage, but at that time only I came to know that docomo does not provide coverage !!!.

          Try tethering in Tamilnadu using Tamilnadu docomo SIM in an unlocked Huawei modem. Then say. I tried tethering in Huawei E182E modem.

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          • prasad mayya October 27, 2013 11:33 am, 11:33 AM

            i have tested docomo with huewei modem unlocked E1732 …. no problem …. only problem is 40 min disconnection and around 10 to 20 attempts to connect……now they also following AVOID tarrif……. so now i am using mts smartphone sim in unlocked huewei modem (EC1561 )

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    • SS April 20, 2013 6:21 pm, 6:21 PM

      Yes, the number of customers of TD are much lower than that of AVOID, still they disconnect net after 30 mins.

      So after few years of nightmare of AVOID, things are getting normal for them. They are getting back their lost customers and yes, they know the business tactics!

      Yup, I use IDEA 3G, my sister uses Airtel 2G so we are again back to AVOID from Docomo, uninor (speed &coverage sucks)

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    • SS April 20, 2013 6:41 pm, 6:41 PM

      Hey everyone, anyone can answer my queries because the dumb CC of BSNL doesn’t know anything about roaming, i guess

      So, we are going to delhi and we have a BSNL connection with STV- rs 135-400mins (ANY NETWORK) so whether the voice pack would be valid on MTNL (IN-DOLPHIN) network. It worked awesome in rajasthan but we have a doubt in delhi since MTNL is a different company. If that doesn’t work, we could topup its main balance else we would be in a trouble (its an important number).

      So readers of TT, any ideas?

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      • Saurah April 21, 2013 7:15 am, 7:15 AM

        No, your pack won’t work there on MTNL Network and you have to incur normal roaming charges being charged. So better you recharge with talktime top-ups before moving into Delhi. :)

        Reply
    • kris April 20, 2013 8:05 pm, 8:05 PM

      so true,, i have experienced same thing. idea speeds are the best in 3G. after using all sims of all operator including bsnl, i got the best speeds only on Idea.

      Reply
    • AMIT April 26, 2013 7:09 pm, 7:09 PM

      You are to point. Here in Kolkata circle, just like you i have used aircel, docomo, bsnl and now AVOID. Aircel has just gone mad with their speed. after every 100 mb they just crush the speed(used aircel for more than 2years.). Bsnl 3g recharge gives gprs+ speed not even 2g. One thing i shld mention that there is 3g coverage of all operator having 3g licence in WB that too with good coverage. Idea played dirty game with their 3g packs so i left it. Voda is here 7.2 mbps and very good in speed. Right now using trial pack of 49 with 500mb and 7days val. And my personal choice, Airtel just too good for whether 2g, 3g (under controversial ICRA) and voice. I always get some good offer via 121.Since Supreme court order 3g can not activated as it latchs on Voda 3g. But i am still getting 3g coverage. So always AVOing.

      Reply
    • abii September 1, 2013 12:16 am, 12:16 AM

      aircel reduced it’s speed to 2-5kbps which is very irritating…after I expend 128 rs such a irritaning speed!!! I must prefer not to use aircel & I will too port my aircel no. to any othet service…

      Reply
  • Arka Chatterjee April 20, 2013 10:08 am, 10:08 AM

    for KOLKATA circle,w.e.f 12/04/2013.
    AIRCEL POCKET INTERNET
    RC5 – 1DAYS – 30MB 2G
    RC8 – 2DAYS – 60MB 3G
    RC14 – 3DAYS – 150MB 2G
    RC16 – 3DAYS – 200MB 2G+100MB 3G (300MB)
    RC27 – 7DAYS – 250MB 2G+150MB 3G(400MB)
    RC39 – 10DAYS – 200MB 2G+200MB 3G(400MB)
    RC48 – 15DAYS – 500MB 2G
    RC67 – 21DAYS – 600MB 2G+250MB 3G(850MB)
    RC98 – 28DAYS – 1GB 2G+300MB 3G(1.3GB)
    RC128 – 28DAYS – 2GB 2G+500MB 3G(2.5GB)
    RC198 – 30DAYS – 1GB 3G UNLIMITED
    RC447 – 90DAYS – 2GB+2GB+2GB 3G(6GB)

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  • sourav April 20, 2013 9:08 am, 9:08 AM

    I am happy with my postpaid Corporate VODAFONE connection of Rs99/- monthly rental.–
    1> 1st 150 mints are free (any network/local/std).
    2> 1st 100 sms free.
    3> After 150 mints local voda-30p, other-40p, STD-50p.
    4> sms after 100…30p/sms

    Reply
    • aks April 20, 2013 11:04 am, 11:04 AM

      i don’t think u ll b happy after few months..

      Reply
      • sourav April 20, 2013 12:01 pm, 12:01 PM

        I am using….this plan for last 14th months….no problem faced till now.& not only that never got any extra bill……..For gprs pack activate I hv 2 call ccare…they automatic activate the pack of 98 for 1gb or for sms pack 50/mnth….& by sms I can deactivate the pack if I dont need….at the last day(30th)..

        Reply
        • raj April 20, 2013 9:12 pm, 9:12 PM

          all corporate connections enjoy double,sometimes triple benefits while operators make normal people to pay like anything by increasing tariff and telling we are getting losses.This is pure bullshit.Make the corporates to pay just like normal people and there shud not be any losses.How many of u agree?

          Reply
        • raj April 20, 2013 9:16 pm, 9:16 PM

          all corporate connections enjoy double,sometimes triple benefits while operators make normal people to pay by increasing tariff and telling we are getting losses.This is pure bullshit.Make the corporates to pay just like normal people and there shud not be any losses.How many of u agree?

          Reply
          • S.Sudhakar April 21, 2013 12:12 am, 12:12 AM

            Well said.

            Reply
          • sourav April 21, 2013 8:52 am, 8:52 AM

            Hey…raj ….It is very natural that operators must provide some extra benefits ..to the customer from where operator got a bulk of customers from a one umbrella…This type of facility we also see on insurance also.

            Reply
      • Sahil Shah April 20, 2013 5:39 pm, 5:39 PM

        Sorry aks you are wrong.. i am on vodafone corporate plan in gujarat where it has the best network in the state and it is very cheap compared to idea, airtel bsnl and vodafone (prepaid and postpaid normal plans) here. It will remain cheap as the company is getting many connections under one plan. My rental is 85. i get 200 mins free + 200 sms free. after 200 min all calls 40p/min and sms 50p. i get 1gb 2g in just 99 for a month. no one nowadays provide 1gb for 99 that too for 30 days and calls at 40p/min. Sorry i dnt count any other operator other than above 4 as their network sucks and cheapsters will only go for it..

        Reply
      • Sahil Shah April 20, 2013 5:45 pm, 5:45 PM

        free mins and sms are for both local+std and not to forget we get better customer service because of the corporate plan and no issues in billing as well.

        Reply
        • sourav April 21, 2013 8:11 am, 8:11 AM

          One more …. CUG is unlimited free for my connection….& I think CUG is also unlimited free other corporate connections also.

          Reply
  • younus April 20, 2013 1:41 am, 1:41 AM

    Is this applicable in Karnataka ….. ???

    Reply
  • himanshu April 19, 2013 10:04 pm, 10:04 PM

    we choose player lyk aircel for cheap tariff nd compromise with network why we choose aircel if we get same benefit as we get in major player worst move by aircel

    Reply
  • babu April 19, 2013 6:18 pm, 6:18 PM

    today I recharged my Aircel TN no. with PI 98 and got 650mb 2g and 300mb 3g data with 21days Val. 3g speed capped to 128 kbbs.worst move by Aircel and lost faith from all PI users.AVOID group tariff is better than this.I will throw my Aircel no .

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  • kingston April 19, 2013 5:53 pm, 5:53 PM

    1GB 3G data at Rs.128 . .Compare with other 3G operators its better . . Nice move by aircel but they should cap the speed at 128kbps after FUP. Customers those who are not in 3G coverage area would suffer with this new tariffs but customers in 3G coverage area surely get advantage over this new 3G packs.

    Reply
    • raj April 19, 2013 11:52 pm, 11:52 PM

      in which circle they are giving 1gb 3g@Rs 128??

      Reply
  • S.Sudhakar April 19, 2013 3:54 pm, 3:54 PM

    Note that Tamilnadu Aircel has revised 2G pocket internet speed (after data limit) to 32 Kbps long back. However the speed in 3G after data limit is still 128 Kbps.

    Reply
    • raj April 19, 2013 4:22 pm, 4:22 PM

      there is no complete 3g pack available for less than Rs 200.all the packs are with both 2g+3g data.They must leave the packs as it is.No use of mixing 2g and 3g in single pack.
      I’m using Rs 29 pack which gives 150mb 3g data + 200mb 2g.In this pack,3g speed is good but 2g speed is horrible (32kbps)
      Previously PI-17 gave 250mb for 3 days+speed reduced to 32kbps with no data limit
      Those 2g packs along with PI-98 which offered 3gb is very useful to me.But now the same pack gives 650mb only.WTF is happening with aircel.I took aircel sim only for using internet pack.

      Reply
      • S.Sudhakar April 19, 2013 4:42 pm, 4:42 PM

        Go to this page and see aircel.com/AircelWar/appmanager/aircel/tn?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=P18403480341299238888387

        There are 3G data packs in Tamilnadu circle below Rs.200.

        But the sad part in all the operators is that there are no rate cutters for video calls. Except in BSNL which provides 125 free on-net (all India) video call minutes for Rs.57.

        Reply
  • rishab April 19, 2013 3:48 pm, 3:48 PM

    i just checkd the aircel website and selectd the kolkata circle,bt these above rates were not there!

    Reply
  • S.Sudhakar April 19, 2013 3:27 pm, 3:27 PM

    This info is not true in Tamilnadu circle as it is 128 Kbps after FUP.

    Go to this page and see aircel.com/AircelWar/appmanager/aircel/tn?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=P18403480341299238888387

    Reply
    • raj April 19, 2013 4:25 pm, 4:25 PM

      go to online recharge at their website and see or dial 12800 toll-free for the info.

      Reply
  • SS April 19, 2013 3:20 pm, 3:20 PM

    RIP in advanced Aircel! You are not going to survive for long! May you get a place in heaven after your death :p

    Reply
    • S.Sudhakar April 19, 2013 3:59 pm, 3:59 PM

      Aircel is the only operator in India which provides unlimited data usage at reduced speed after data limit.

      The below statement applies to Tamilnadu circle :
      Compared to 2G, the speed after 3G data usage remains stable at 128 Kbps.

      General feedback :
      I think stable speed at 64 Kbps in 3G network will be better than using 2G network !!!.

      Reply
      • Saurabh April 19, 2013 6:57 pm, 6:57 PM

        Get your facts right. Aircel is not the only one as AVoId also made their most plans unlimited long time back with speed after FUP between 64-128Kbps. Though this info was not shared by anyone here (including me). Go and check individual website of telco to see yourself.

        Reply
      • SS April 20, 2013 7:51 am, 7:51 AM

        Dude, 64 Kbps= 8 KBps (that’s a bad speed)

        In fact if you recharge with 2G data packs and use 3G network (especially of AVOID), you are going to get 22 KBps constant.

        Reply
        • Saurabh April 20, 2013 3:12 pm, 3:12 PM

          Bro, it’s only Idea that allows latching too and gives 128 Kbps (16KB/s) constant on 3G network with 2G pack. Vodafone don’t allow latching but their 2G speed is too good. Airtel provides 80Kbps (10KB/s) on 3G network with 2G pack and on 2G, 25-28KB/s (200-224Kbps). 3G gone now. Airtel ki last December tak mere yaha speed 3-6KB/s hi thi due to GPRS only network but now 100% of their cell sites here are EDGE enabled and speed rocking. :D

          Airtel-Idea-Vodafone zindabad jabb tak baki apni ghatiya services aur bakwaas conditions like auto-disconnection ni theek kartey. BSNL se toh bilkul naa-umeed hu mai ki kabhi 2G theek se chalega ya 3G aayegi aur ab karke bhi kya karenge. Tariffs toh equal ho ge hai. Ab main multiple SIMs use karna band kar dunga aur bas in teeno ka hi use karungaa. Reliance, Videocon, Tata Docomo, BSNL sab SIM recharge karney ni, apne aap de-activate ho jenge. paisa barbaad operators hai yeh toh ab :)

          Reply
          • SS April 20, 2013 6:28 pm, 6:28 PM

            Oh yes, Vodafone didn’t allow customers to use 3G data packs if you have activated 2G. I confirmed after some research.

            Aree bap re bap, you use plenty of SIMs. I use 6 +1 (inactive) SIM cards. None of them are left unused.

            Reply
  • soumya April 19, 2013 3:05 pm, 3:05 PM

    FRIENDS PLEASE DO COMMENT– WHETHER USING GOOGLE DNS OR OPEN DNS WILL THE INTERNET SPEED BE STILL CAPPED TO 64 kbps OR NOT…… PLESE PLEASE DO COMMENT.

    Reply
    • Saurabh April 19, 2013 7:04 pm, 7:04 PM

      DNS (Domain Name System) has actually nothing to do with the speed. Speed depends on the network or the provider and if it is capped from ISPs end then DNS can’t uncap it. DNS or DNS server (like Google’s 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4) helps in quickly resolving web addresses that can speed up response to and from the destination which actually takes few Kilo Bytes say 1-4KB or even less. So the answer is NO.

      Reply
    • Saurabh April 19, 2013 7:12 pm, 7:12 PM

      One thing I forgot to mention is it changes web addresses to IP addresses. It’s not easy for a normal user or any user to remember IP addresses in form XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX to open a webpage. So every time you insert a web address in browser address bar, DNS converts that address into IP address or Machines/Destination address.

      Like it’s easy to remember Google’s address as google.com then its IP address which is 74.125.236.82. Even if you insert 74.125.236.82 instead of google.com it will open google page. So DNS converts google.com to 74.125.236.82 in the background or back-end.

      Insert 115.112.66.66 in address bar of browser and you will reach here at TT. But it’s easy to remember Name i.e telecomtalk.info

      Google DNS will only help speed up this resolving of addresses into Machine address then your default DNS server by ISP which may or may not be slow.

      Reply
  • apurva gupta April 19, 2013 3:02 pm, 3:02 PM

    does it means 200 MB 3g data in 17 rs. Only?
    If it is so very nice

    Reply
    • VSK April 19, 2013 6:52 pm, 6:52 PM

      do not compare this data pack with what AVOID offer…..now we get 3g speed on all the above recharge ….which means that you can get 200 MB 3g data @ rs17……so it is very nice

      Reply
  • raj April 19, 2013 2:52 pm, 2:52 PM

    aircel being No.1 in chennai,doing these stupid things.Surely they are going to loose data customers with this move.People stick with aircel only due to pocket internet tariff.

    Reply
  • soumya April 19, 2013 2:46 pm, 2:46 PM

    ME FROM WEST BENGAL… THE ABOVE TARIFF IS APPLICABLE HERE AS I CAN SEE SPEED IS CAPPED TO 64 kbps….. ITS BETTER NOT TO FOOL CUSTOMER WITH so called UNLIMITED INTERNET WITH A CAPPED SPEED OF 64 kbps,

    Reply
    • debsurya April 27, 2013 10:52 am, 10:52 AM

      yes soumya it is not unlimited at all :( i used to download more than 1.5 gb with 128 kbps 2g speed but in march 2013 it exceeded 5gb and the speed capped to 64 kbps and continued to be .. :( aircel really should increase post fup speed to 128kbps again .. & keep a higher amount cap :’(

      Reply
  • Sayan April 19, 2013 2:34 pm, 2:34 PM

    Not only Data plans of 2g & 3g they revised the ratecutters as well,in kolkata.
    Now every ratecutter 1st min of the day will be 1p/sec then special tarrif will start on the 180 days plan.
    Coz of cheap call rates i was using now am porting to voda.

    Reply
  • Arjun Chandrashekar April 19, 2013 2:32 pm, 2:32 PM

    Atlast Aircel Wakeup. Now Aircel Needs To Pay The Debt of RS.1500 Crores For Mobile Tower Companies and also to Run The Towers That Already Shutdown and also To Plant The BTS Across India, The Tariff Hike is Necessary For Them.

    Reply
  • saiesh April 19, 2013 2:28 pm, 2:28 PM

    Thats a good move aircel, the day will come when new operators will see ppl moving to strong network considering that there is no price difference.

    Just a suggestion to new operator there are ppl out there who need may be 300 to 512 MB per month to be used on their handset without shelling much of their hard earned money try to tap this customers at a price of may be Rs. 40 to 50.

    Reply
  • Bharat Bangalore April 19, 2013 2:19 pm, 2:19 PM

    Lost my last hope.

    Reply
    • Arjun Chandrashekar April 19, 2013 3:16 pm, 3:16 PM

      Buddy We Want Network and Not Offers. First of All Slashing of Tariffs only is The Main Cause of Indian Telecom Industry Collapse. And The Main Point is That our ITI I.E. Indian Telecom Industry is Still Underdeveloped. The Technology is Used By Swiss (Switzerland) That 1 BTS Can Cover Upto Maxm 15 – 20 Kilometers is not Known By These Stupid Fellows. And The Major Minus Point is Telecom Industry Has Not Properly Surpassed The Norms That How Much A Radiation a Mobile Tower Must Edit.
      For Example I’ve Made The Testout of The Mobile Tower Located at HSR Layout and The Following Details are Given Below
      1. BTS – GTL Infra
      2. Operator – IND 803 (Aircel Karnataka)
      3. Radiation Access: – -43 dbm ( Accd. To Rad. Norms, Rad , Must Be – 97 dbm, Lower The Decibel Higher The Radiation Eruptions)
      4. Height – 40Meters
      5. Location – HSR Layout 2nd Stage, Near Sangeetha Mobiles

      Reply
  • souradip April 19, 2013 1:58 pm, 1:58 PM

    now aircel has joined league of price hike now what do opt for AVOID or low price operator which have hiked prices where costumer will go

    Reply
    • Arjun Chandrashekar April 19, 2013 3:07 pm, 3:07 PM

      Aircel Had Hiked Tariff Because of The Trouble Creators Like Us. For Example, Before Introduction of Tata Docomo, Uninor and MTS, Aircel and Other Operators are Charging High Tariffs. When TD, Uninor and MTS, low Down The Tariff, Aircel and Other Operators Put into Pressure, However The 3 Biggies I.E. Airtel, Idea and Vodafone are Having Corporate Customers and They are Very Lucky and They are Charging The Same Tariff Today. But For Aircel? They are not Still Having any Proper Corporate Associates / Accounts! and First of All The Reduction in Tariffs Had Turned Them into Loss So That They are Not Able To Pay The Tower Rents, Electrical Charges, Spectrum Charges so That’s Why The Telecom Tower Companies Forced Them into Pressure That They Had Shutdowned Their Towers across The Country!. So My Dear Boy, Tariff is Not Necessary, Quality is Necessary. So Think Once Again and Give a Good Comment

      Reply
  • prakas chennai April 19, 2013 1:44 pm, 1:44 PM

    is there any operator in india who is going to implement the TRAI’s FUP rule where minimum speed should be 256kbps……?

    aircel offered all their plans with FUP speed 128kbps previously but now they have decreased it to 64kbps….

    most countries in the world are moving towards speeds more than 3 mbps but still we suffer for even 256kbps…

    only god can save this country…

    Reply
    • Gowrishankar April 19, 2013 2:19 pm, 2:19 PM

      Yes Brother BSNL Provide the this plan..
      ———————————————————————————————————–
      Fixed Monthly Charges (in Rupees per month) : Rs.700 (Service Tax Extra)
      Speed upto 6 GB usage : Max of 3.6 Mbps
      Speed beyond 6 GB usage : 256 kbps
      Data Validity : Unlimited Data Usage For every calendar month
      Activation Charges : Rs.100
      SIM Cost : Rs.20 for 2G SIM — Rs.59 for 3G USIM

      Reply
  • bhagwant April 19, 2013 1:38 pm, 1:38 PM

    is it available in patiala or punjab or nt

    Reply
    • Saurabh April 19, 2013 6:52 pm, 6:52 PM

      Aircel scaled down operations in Punjab and customers can’t recharge with 3G packs thru retailer. But you can recharge with talktime top-ups from their website i.e online recharge and activate 3G packs using USSD menu at *122#.

      Reply
      • Banwari August 9, 2013 7:25 am, 7:25 AM

        aircel gives so slow net speed 1-5 kkbps in jaipur

        Reply

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