3G in India


Our Experience with 3G on Airtel, emphasizing 4G

Every time an increment in G – from 3G to 4G or even to 5G  the common aspect which a consumer expect is speed and quality. Technically and non technically there are many aspects which can differentiate a technology but what matters to end customers is affordability, reliability and finally usability. How can anyone use or rely on technology when it is not useful in times of need and in… Read More


Report: 88 percent of Indians using 2G still think that 3G is an expensive option

Internet penetration has been the talk of the town in India as affordable smartphones are helping to increase the number of first time Internet users in India. The advent of Whatsapp as the primary messaging platform has lured the rural youth into using mobile data services. According to reports from Ericsson Consumer Lab the Mobile broadband landscape has been changing rapidly and the adoption of mobile internet within the lower… Read More


BSNL Offers the cheapest 3G Mobile Internet Packs as of September 2014

It is observed that Operators are hiking Data tariffs while also chalking plans to increase Data consumption by users by introducing various apps related to data consumption. The entire Telecom Industry has been struggling with tariff wars and hikes with Operational Expenditures inflating month by month. Observing the scenario no operator appears to be considering reduction in voice and Data prices while the Operators themselves were also a reason for… Read More


What is the difference between G, E, 3G, H, H+ and 4G symbols? We find out!

You would have noticed different symbols appearing on your smartphone or tablet’s status bar at different times such as G, E, 3G, H and H+. Ever wondered what do they actually mean? Many readers have been asking us their exact meanings and why those symbols keep on switching. I have created a small table which explains the meaning of all these symbols. Note 1: 8 Bits = 1 Byte. Hence, you need to divide… Read More


BSNL and Uninor offers the Cheapest 1GB 3G and 2G Data in Andhra Pradesh Circle

Communication mode and mediums have reached to the next level where users especially smartphone users are relying much on Data for communication instead of sms/voice. In this scenario i feel there is a need to stress more on Data plans and bring front a small comparison of Data packs among operators in respective circles one by one. Not only affordable pricing makes it but quality should also be given a… Read More


68.3 percent smartphones shipped in Q1 2014 were 3G devices, Samsung still number 1

Smartphone shipments are soaring in India every quarter and so is the 3G acceptance in the country. With telecom operators entering price wars for 3G services, more and more people are moving towards adoption of 3G but still 2G rules the roost in the country. As per the latest report published by Cyber Media Research, 68.3 percent of the total smartphones shipped in the country in the Q1 2014 were… Read More


Lava 3G 354 listed on official website, comes with 3.5 inch screen and a dual-core processor

Another low-end Android smartphone from Lava has been listed on their official website. The Lava 3G 354 is a slight upgrade to the previously released Lava Iris 354e. The only upgrade seems to be the inclusion of 3G capabilities. Apart from that, it comes with a 3.5 inch display, 1 GHz dual-core processor and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. There is a 2MP primary read-facing camera as well as… Read More


Gionee P2S launched in India for Rs 6,499, plans gives Moto E a run for its money

After launching the Gionee Elife S5.5 in the mid-range smartphone market, Gionee is targeting the entry-level smartphone market with the Gionee P2S. It is the successor to the Gionee P2. It comes with similar hardware specifications with the Motorola Moto E, which is supposed to launch next week. Priced at around Rs 6,499, the Gionee P2S will give the Motorola Moto E a run for its money. Gionee P2S Specifications… Read More


Reliance Communications, Tata Docomo and Aircel tie up for Pan India 3G Roaming Services

Reliance Communications (Rcom) today announced that it has ties up with Tata Docomo (Tata Teleservices) and Aircel to provide 3G roaming services to each others customers using their network across country. Reliance Communications (RCom) and Aircel have spectrum and licences for 3G services in 13 out of 22 telecom circles while Tata Docomo (Tata Teleservices) has 3G spectrum and license in 9 circles. “We are delighted to be the first… Read More


Lava IvoryS 7 inch 3G voice-calling tablet introduced at Rs 8,499

Lava has added yet another calling tablet to its line-up. The Lava IvoryS is a 3G equipped voice-calling tablet that comes at a price of Rs 8,499. This Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean based tablet comes with a 7 inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 600. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz dual-core MediaTek MT8312 processor with a Mali-400 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. There is 4… Read More


Vodafone India added Over 400 new 3G Towers in Kolkata and West Bengal Circles

In a bid to improve 3G mobile and data service coverage, Vodafone India has added more than 400 new 3G BTS (Node-B) in Kolkata and West Bengal  (including Sikkim and Andman Nicobar) circles. Vodafone India said that it has added around 406 new 3G enabled BTS (mobile towers) over the last 3 months to boost 3G networks or high speed data coverage in Kolkata and Rest of Bengal. Out of… Read More


Auction for 3G Spectrum (2100 Mhz) After New Government Takes Charge : TRAI

India’s telecom regulator TRAI today said that the next 3G spectrum in 2100 Mhz band be auctioned by June 2014 and should be made available immediately after the new government takes charge. TRAI Chairman Rahul Khullar said “you should be planning now what you are going to do in next 3-4 years from now. One is get 2100 Mhz out by June, 2014 and the moment the new government takes… Read More


3G is Still Not Popular: What Can Be Done?

3G is double edged sword for the operators. First they paid huge to get the spectrum, secondly 3G did not take off properly among the Indian consumers. For 3G operators mistook in many terms, they didn’t anticipate the failure of 3G on the contrary to very successful 2G, they probably did not estimate the cost for network expansion and spectrum buy out as well. So after nearly 2 years of… Read More


Potential of 3G in India

Many people (including me) dislike 3G for the fact that it has low caps, varying speeds, bit high latency and lastly super expensive. Well, all that is true, but still 3G makes lot of sense. How ? Today I had a very interesting experience where I saw a farmer siting next to me in bus and looking into commodity prices in cell phone’s web browser! (wow!) Well that was really… Read More


What is 3G – A Quick Look

3G is here or will be here! Much awaited spectrum has been auctioned and service providers are gearing up to launch their services. Even the mobile phone manufacturers are excited too. 3G has been around for a while in Europe and East Asia and has been refined to work efficiently there. International Telecom Union (ITU) tracks the evolution of the mobile communication systems. Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) from GSM… Read More

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