Tata Docomo Beats Vodafone In Gprs Speed Benchmarks In Bangalore

Tata Docomo Beats Vodafone In Gprs Speed Benchmarks In BangaloreWith the telecos preparing for the 3rd Generation services, the race to capture the current GPRS market is heating up. Having paid a huge amount for the 3G license, its evident that the 3G service is not going to be exactly cheap.

So the next best option is the GPRS service and that’s what every telco is getting into.With new packs and low rental plans being introduced in every other circle.

One of our users has been kind enough to test out the competition between TATA Docomo and Vodafone, not on the pricing but on speeds and given his verdict.

Speedtest was done with Nokia 5230 handset using Mobilespeedtest.com Conducted at Yelahanka, Bangalore City.

All stats which are shared depends on site mobilespeedtest.com (They send 100kb from mobile to their server and measure how much time it consumes in that process).We Decided to conduct Tests at 3 different Timings morning, evening and midnight.

Morning Stats are as shown in Screenshot.

The Speed was 75 Kbps when used with Vodafone Connection at 7:30am Sunday then we did the Same Speed Test with Docomo at 7:35am which gave a whooping speed of 91.2 kbps!! the difference is almost 16 kbps between Vodafone and Docomo at Morning!

We Continued the Same Speed Test at Evening- Vodafone Speed was 69.8kbps while Docomo gave a speed of 75 kbps both operators have similar speed!! The difference is 5 kbps.. docomo’s speed was bit fluctuating.

We had Conducted MidNight Test at 12:00 Saturday the Speed Surprised us! Vodafone’s Speed was Just 23kbps less than a dial up! while docomo crossed 40 kbps we can find a sudden drop in both operators GPRS speed may be there is more traffic at night (may be so many uses wap sites at night.. specially its Saturday midnight, weekend )

Speedtest was done with Nokia 5230 handset using Mobilespeedtest.com Conducted at Yelahanka, Bangalore City.

Well the verdict is out – Tata Docomo has taken the crown between the two telcos. We appreciate the results shared by our Telecom Talkers and look forward to more inputs and experiences in the telecom world.

However, these tests were conducted by individuals using resources of their choice and therefore beyond our control. We are merely sharing the same and cannot be held liable for any biases, disputes or claims arising out of this tests.

Thanks To- Chethan Thimmappa @che2on

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  • Avinash Meena September 6, 2012 4:28 am

    Idea goes is costly but it is best in m.p

  • Shubham July 24, 2012 3:02 pm

    vodafone is the best
    but the best is also costly
    i have Vodafone prepaid
    but i don’t notice slow speed at night
    i have vodafone 2g and samsung champ duos
    seems Vodafone is best

  • chandra June 21, 2012 8:07 pm

    Vodafone is too costly 1 GB for Rs,98

  • Arjun Chandrashekar January 16, 2012 4:31 pm

    @sha ahammed
    In Karnataka Vodafone, BSNL, Idea and Uninor are Best in Connectivity. Aircel is Average, Airtel and Tata Docomo are Worst

  • sha ahammed January 16, 2012 3:43 pm

    DOCOMO is better than vodafone and other networks in gprs speed and other offers

  • sayan January 6, 2012 9:55 am

    docomo speed is better.. But have connectivity problem.. Vodafone connects fast but slow speed.. Uninor is best

  • dr arvind January 6, 2012 1:07 am

    I have used docomo and vodafone gprs(edge) in sangareddy a.p. area. daytime vodafone speed is around 28kbps and docomo is 25kbps but in night vodafone drops to frustating speed 5-10kbps and docomo continue to more than 20kbps.

  • Shyam June 13, 2011 8:05 am

    Tata Docomo Is The Best And Cheap Gprs Providers In Kerala Circles They Came With Rival Tariff In Gprs Services Among The Operators In Kerala Im Recently Used All Mobile Operators Gprs In Kerala All Opeartors Gprs Download & Browsing Speed Is Listed Below
    TATA DOCOMO-25KBps-32KBps
    AIRCEL-25KBps-27KBps
    UNINOR-12KBps-16KBps
    RELIANCE-25KBps-30KBps
    AIRTEL-6KBps-12KBps
    VODAFONE IN-16KBps-25KBPS
    MTS-16KBps-20KBps
    BSNL-18KBPS-30KBps
    VIRGIN MOBILE-18KBps-27Kbps
    VIDEOCON-16KBps-25KBps
    IDEA-18KBps-28KBps
    The Above Speed Is Aquired Due To Full Coverage Speed May Be Also Vary In Locations And Coverage Availabilty In Kerala

  • saurabh gupta June 13, 2011 2:57 am

    yaar my BSNL is giving better spee then this it ranges between 80-160 kbps constantly……

  • Santu Sovan Mandal June 12, 2011 11:42 pm

    s.santra :
    Docomo 48kb….! That was ‘once upon a time’ story in kolkata..

    Absolutely right. Docomo gprs sucks everywhere now. Best is to stay with either vodafone or airtel for best gprs speed in kolkata & rest of bengal.

  • Santu Sovan Mandal June 12, 2011 11:37 pm

    @Amit.G
    Spectrum sharing is available pan india.

  • s.santra June 12, 2011 9:27 pm

    Docomo 48kb….! That was ‘once upon a time’ story in kolkata..

  • robins June 12, 2011 6:35 pm

    once docomo gave upto 48kbs with all kind of mobiles. but after getting a call from docomo custermr care service center that u use 3g or 2g and confirmed as 2g then the rate down to 16kbs to 22kbs while aircel still gives 25 to 40kb with same hand set. i am using nokia c6.

  • NaWAZ February 24, 2011 8:18 pm

    I think Vodafone & TATA DOCOMO(under full network) r best for mobile GPRS

  • indrajit paswan February 5, 2011 12:21 pm

    Reliance 3g signal now on mobile at asansol,second biggest city after kolkata in west bengal.

  • Manash Saikia February 5, 2011 11:55 am

    Hey try Airtel. It gives me a downloading speed of 66kbps (approx) via ucweb, speed may fluctuate all the times. But i also had tried in http://www.speedtest.net from pc and it shows speed as 173kbps with uploading speed of 111kbps.

    By trying from mobile (not opera mini) default browser of nokia smartphone in http://www.mobilespeedtest.com shows speed as 191kbps.

    So I am totally satisfied with Airtel. So I always one step ahead from my friends in case of internet. Thanks to Airtel

  • upen November 29, 2010 6:54 pm

    @Santu Sovan Mandal
    Dear manas,
    I think, you have checked modem speed. There is a difference b/w modem speed and network speed.
    Under connection properties we find modem speed. Ex- 115200, 460800, 921600

    You can test speed by application Mobilespeedtest.com. In nokia s60 phones you can check network speed under connection manager ( MENU > call register/ calls log > connection manager)

  • ananda November 29, 2010 5:54 pm

    you are wrong…………….vodafone speed is verry well.but tata docomo speed is very slow……vodafone is very very frister sin on gprs……………..

  • Amit.G November 28, 2010 7:06 pm

    @Santu Sovan Mandal
    This type of spectrum sharing is available only in wb or pan india??? bcos i don find this in karnataka

  • Santu Sovan Mandal November 28, 2010 6:34 pm

    Xavi :
    @Manash Saikia
    Aircel is fake company, Its using network of Tata Docomo.If you wana check, purchase new sim, & check the initial minutes on screen. Also Aircel is fooling customer.

    Actually both Aircel & Docomo uses each others network as they have network sharing agreement. This doesn’t mean Aircel is fake.

  • Santu Sovan Mandal November 28, 2010 6:29 pm

    Manash Saikia :
    I used Aircel pocket internet. Now i have test my network speed. Wow it shows 1569kbps…… So what for tata docomo & vodafone speed which shows only 75kbps…..and they say they are no1 in speed

    It seems to me that you were using opera mini or opera mobile. Otherwise this sort of speed is impossible.

  • dskushwaha November 28, 2010 6:17 pm

    Xavi :
    @Manash Saikia
    Aircel is fake company, Its using network of Tata Docomo.If you wana check, purchase new sim, & check the initial minutes on screen. Also Aircel is fooling customer.

    Aircel is older than Tata docomo then how can it use Tata Docomo’s network. More over @Manash Saikia is from Jorhat where Tata Docomo has no licence.

  • Xavi November 28, 2010 5:44 pm

    @Manash Saikia

    Aircel is fake company, Its using network of Tata Docomo.If you wana check, purchase new sim, & check the initial minutes on screen. Also Aircel is fooling customer.

  • rajib October 12, 2010 12:12 am

    @Amit.G
    So true

  • geno September 5, 2010 8:30 pm

    Tata Docomo Beats Vodafone In Gprs Speed Benchmarks In Bangalore…!
    All gone… now not even conncting, if connected no data transfer.. docomo sucks..!

  • Manas August 19, 2010 2:05 pm

    In my are WB circle aircel rocks in GPRS speed docomo has very bad coverage in villege area in WB circle

  • Manash Saikia August 19, 2010 1:22 pm

    I used Aircel pocket internet. Now i have test my network speed. Wow it shows 1569kbps…… So what for tata docomo & vodafone speed which shows only 75kbps…..and they say they are no1 in speed

  • Harshad August 1, 2010 3:16 pm

    Uninor locked in at 36.28kbps at Dadar West, Mumbai.

  • Muzamil July 28, 2010 9:12 pm

    @sourabh

    sourabh :
    I am leaving in kormangala. I used to get nearly 160 kbps edge speed almost all times in BSNL n/w. Even i am using BSNL 3G service, i used to get nearly 300KB/S download(2400kbps)speed in that.I am using Huawei E156 USB stick for browsing pupose.
    BSNL both 2G & 3G data service is better than any other operator wireless net service.
    Poor Guys…………….don’t know how to market.

    i agree with sourabh.i am also using bsnl 2g and my speed is 160kbps(20KBps).

  • vadiraj July 2, 2010 10:23 am

    BSNL 3g is good, but as of now no competitors so cannot realy give them a pat.
    Their datacard service sucks when it comes to CDMA. Their policy is almost a cheat with no buy back.

    If they market they will sued, for the kind of service they give.

  • sourabh June 25, 2010 10:56 pm

    I am leaving in kormangala. I used to get nearly 160 kbps edge speed almost all times in BSNL n/w. Even i am using BSNL 3G service, i used to get nearly 300KB/S download(2400kbps)speed in that.I am using Huawei E156 USB stick for browsing pupose.
    BSNL both 2G & 3G data service is better than any other operator wireless net service.
    Poor Guys…………….don’t know how to market.

  • epynic June 25, 2010 8:42 pm

    Raaj13 :
    I am getting around 23kBps through my samsung sgh i450 on idea. But didnt use docomo net service as it is very poor here

    what are the plans for idea,,,, ur circle please

  • Raaj13 June 25, 2010 7:51 pm

    I am getting around 23kBps through my samsung sgh i450 on idea. But didnt use docomo net service as it is very poor here

  • Raaj13 June 25, 2010 7:49 pm

    What about idea gprs

  • rahul June 24, 2010 2:46 pm

    I think Best mobile internet speed is of vodafone and reliance in mumbai.

  • samir June 24, 2010 2:39 pm

    Tata Docomo speed is slow due to network problem in mumbai.
    especially low network coverage in bhandup, mulund ,nahur and thane station.

  • Shayanta June 21, 2010 10:44 pm

    Hiren :
    Hi guys
    I don’t know but I got amazing and unbelievable speed with same site with docomo postpaid connection in gujarat at night but i don’t know how to take screen shop but i have Request site and they send me result on mail with jpg file, I got speed of 2051 kbps and when again I check my net speed with 1 mbps test it show me 6061 kbps and I got shock how it is possible with edge I got such a speed
    here is link of both result
    http://www.mobilespeedtest.com/results/1121082051.jpg
    http://www.mobilespeedtest.com/results/1121086061.jpg

    dude actualy the thing is that you hav tried it with opera mini or bolt etc. Opera mini uses a different proxy to speed up the connection, u know with my idea sim in opera mini i got a speed of 6400 kbps, nw u know the reason. Use ur phone browser to take the test, some nokia handsets hav opera mini as their default browser, in those u cant use mobilespeedtest as u wont get actual results.

  • RENJI N.ABRAHAM June 21, 2010 5:18 pm

    The results are fake………..
    Don’t fool us…………

  • Hiren June 18, 2010 3:13 am

    Hi guys
    I don’t know but I got amazing and unbelievable speed with same site with docomo postpaid connection in gujarat at night but i don’t know how to take screen shop but i have Request site and they send me result on mail with jpg file, I got speed of 2051 kbps and when again I check my net speed with 1 mbps test it show me 6061 kbps and I got shock how it is possible with edge I got such a speed
    here is link of both result
    http://www.mobilespeedtest.com/results/1121082051.jpg
    http://www.mobilespeedtest.com/results/1121086061.jpg

  • bharath June 16, 2010 6:07 am

    ha, guys in diff states, different signals based different gprs speed based on frequency, on every start

  • atanu June 15, 2010 3:40 pm

    Ram :But my GPRS problem is different.I am using Reliance GSM mobile. But I am not getting GPRS setting from operator. When ever I am sending message for getting GPRS setting (ALL to 55100), I use to receive the setting, when saving the setting it will come as verification failed and setting will disappear. Regarding this I spoken many times with Reliance customer care and they will say some thing, finally I wont get resolved my problem. I am trying to get GPRS setting for last three months from my reliance number, still now i am not succeeded.

    http://www.rcom.co.in/Rcom/rworld/mobilenet/handset.html

  • emad June 15, 2010 3:16 pm

    tata docomo is deducting charges for accessing sites like facebook twitter nimbuzz everytime even with buddynet plan from few days
    using tata docomo internet apn

    did anyone experienced the same problem?

  • ankit June 15, 2010 12:17 pm

    hi all
    i use docomo gprs in dehradun(uttrakhand).
    Here tata give only 6kbps download speed. It is true difrent circle difrent speed

  • arpita June 15, 2010 11:05 am

    @santu
    in Uninor:
    Free usage up to 60 MB and validity for 3 days by recharge RC 9.
    Free usage up to 3 GB and validity for 30 days by recharge RC 90.
    sorry I dont know the GPRS plan of Virgin GSM.

  • Starpco June 15, 2010 7:59 am

    I use nokia 5200 with docomo sim and conected to pc and my dial connection shows 460.8 kbps speed. Ye kewal show nahi karta balki use karne se bhi lagta hai ki wakai kya speed hai, wo bhi Rs 48 per month.

  • bharath June 15, 2010 4:38 am

    @amit, based one u r phone, now a days, now a days u can get speeder, idea server is going to ready, with in 5 months, speed is not a problems, but server is a to old u know

  • venky June 15, 2010 12:54 am

    Docomo may have the highest data speeds but when you try to access web 99 percent the data transfer stucks
    And also frequent call drop you have to go the street in order to make call , i think docomo is having the best network in banglore and also docomo cant be campared to airtel voda and aircel because docomo is a new operator while others having crores of customers . In terms of capacity and network availability (every section of my metro) i will say voda and aircel
    Docomo need to improve a lot in terms of indian capacity they may have won the tariff war but it has a long way a head to reach the heights of voda and aircel.

  • Amit.G June 14, 2010 9:58 pm

    @bharath
    I have used Idea its speed sucks.. max speed is 7KB/SEC & avg speed is 5KB/SEC

  • bharath June 14, 2010 9:52 pm

    check properly, tatadocomo, why its fast is its colobrated by cdma technology, that y its is speed around the india, when its use a gsm technology, they cant beat gprs then 0-8 kpbs, ha, recently launced companies have some problems with gprs in other states, but in bangalore, i am using 5 years frm spice(idea), service is good, please check with u r all companies, dont nagalate the companies, but they have own capacity to sell product. dont told poor service, first check 2-3 months, later u can get results, which company is better, i am also using docomo in karnataka, but in mobile i cant use docomo gprs, its worst in my mobile, i tried all service, but when idea its k, i am not told gprs not good or bad, but based on service, please notify your self, when u start scolding the comapny

  • santu June 14, 2010 8:49 pm

    @arpita
    In kolkata(barasat)speedwise,
    1. Docomo(avg 20 kbps download speed)
    2. Airtel(avg 14 kbps)
    3. Aircel(avg 10 kbps)
    4. RGSM(avg 7 kbps)
    5. Idea(poor…)
    And planwise,
    1. Docomo(48 per month)
    2. Aircel
    3. Airtel
    4. Idea
    5. RGSM
    And connection stabilitywise,
    1. Airtel
    2. RGSM
    3. Docomo
    4. Aircel
    5. Idea(sometimes even doesn’t connect)
    I have checked it personally.
    Have you used virgin gsm gprs or uninor gprs?
    Can you tell me the plan they have?

  • SP June 14, 2010 8:04 pm

    I Thing Vodafone is best. I am using Vodafone Postpaid from last 3 years. But in Gprs DoCoMo & Airtel is best not Vodafone.I Dont thing vodafone have 100 prepaid VMC user in Kolkata.@arpita

  • Ram June 14, 2010 8:01 pm

    @shaheen

    Ya. Airtel and Vodafone is working properly

  • Sourish June 14, 2010 7:56 pm

    Sry dude but here in Howrah speeds of vodafone are above 20KBps meaning around 160kbps and of aircel is pretty good(5-20KBps) not as u mentioned @arpita……

  • arpita June 14, 2010 7:49 pm

    “According to GPRS speed here in Kolkata”____sorry I forget to attach Virgin GSM, actually virgin is too flop in kolkata, even I also forget…sorry:actually the list is:(According to avg. download speed)
    1.Vodafone(10-12 kbps)
    3.Airtel(6-8 kbps)
    2.Tata Docomo(6-7 kbps)
    4.Reliance(6-8 kbps)
    5.BSNL(4-6 kbps)
    6.Virgin GSM(3-4 kbps)
    7.Uninor(2-3 kbps)
    8.Aircel(0-3 kbps)
    9.Idea(0-1 kbps)

    **most of time page cant be open in Aircel and Idea. so, it is completely waste of money to recharge ur mobile by any GPRS card in Aircel or Idea.

  • partha June 14, 2010 7:27 pm

    But Vodafone is too costly in Kolkata.
    So accoding to me Tata Docomo or Airtel is the best.

  • arpita June 14, 2010 7:23 pm

    According to GPRS speed here in Kolkata:
    1.Vodafone
    2.Tata Docomo
    3.Airtel
    4.Reliance
    5.BSNL
    6.Uninor
    7.Aircel
    8.Idea

  • bharath June 14, 2010 6:55 pm

    then what about idea, please check all operators in karnataka

  • epynic June 14, 2010 6:28 pm

    plz.. compare,.,
    airtel , docomo , vodafone , idea in goa , panaji,,

  • rajiev June 14, 2010 6:24 pm

    make chart for another telecom operator!

  • rajiev June 14, 2010 6:09 pm

    mr tarun good job! nice work

  • Amit.G June 14, 2010 6:05 pm

    @Ganesh Srinivasan
    There is nothing to do with either prepaid or postpaid, both will be accessing the same network/tower & if no of users increase then speed will decrease, I have got BSNL postpaid & prepaid (both are 3G) & i dont find any speed difference either in 3G or in GPRS.

  • Amit.G June 14, 2010 6:01 pm

    @MaNoJ
    Yup :-) hope tat uninor will provide same speed in future also.

  • Ganesh Srinivasan June 14, 2010 5:40 pm

    @Merc
    One suggestion to get good GPRS speeds in Bangalore – go for prepaid connection rather than postpaid connection.

    With post paid connection, the speeds are really bad.

    This explains your observation – “if there are more number of Corporate BlackBerry users, [Corporate users are usually on postpaid], the speeds are low”

  • MaNoJ June 14, 2010 5:11 pm

    Ram :
    But my GPRS problem is different.
    I am using Reliance GSM mobile. But I am not getting GPRS setting from operator. When ever I am sending message for getting GPRS setting (ALL to 55100), I use to receive the setting, when saving the setting it will come as verification failed and setting will disappear. Regarding this I spoken many times with Reliance customer care and they will say some thing, finally I wont get resolved my problem. I am trying to get GPRS setting for last three months from my reliance number, still now i am not succeeded.

    Talk to Customer Care and tell them to give manual settings to you..
    They will tell you the steps to configure settings in your handset manually.

  • MaNoJ June 14, 2010 5:07 pm

    Amit.G :
    I tried uninor Gprs connection it is giving 122kbps.

    Unbelievable !!!!

    :) :)

  • shaheen June 14, 2010 4:42 pm

    Ram :
    But my GPRS problem is different.
    I am using Reliance GSM mobile. But I am not getting GPRS setting from operator. When ever I am sending message for getting GPRS setting (ALL to 55100), I use to receive the setting, when saving the setting it will come as verification failed and setting will disappear. Regarding this I spoken many times with Reliance customer care and they will say some thing, finally I wont get resolved my problem. I am trying to get GPRS setting for last three months from my reliance number, still now i am not succeeded.

    Did u tried any other operator’s settings?

  • Amit.G June 14, 2010 4:37 pm

    I tried uninor Gprs connection it is giving 122kbps.

  • Keshav Jha June 14, 2010 3:51 pm

    Here in Patna DOCOMO gives gprs speed of 50-60 kbps, Airtel 100-120 kbps & Idea 160-180 kbps. So Idea is the best here.

  • Webly June 14, 2010 3:36 pm

    Yup. even i tried Docomo….
    Its quite fast…..

  • Arjun.C June 14, 2010 3:35 pm

    DOCOMO ROCKS ALL THE USERS

  • Ram June 14, 2010 3:26 pm

    But my GPRS problem is different.
    I am using Reliance GSM mobile. But I am not getting GPRS setting from operator. When ever I am sending message for getting GPRS setting (ALL to 55100), I use to receive the setting, when saving the setting it will come as verification failed and setting will disappear. Regarding this I spoken many times with Reliance customer care and they will say some thing, finally I wont get resolved my problem. I am trying to get GPRS setting for last three months from my reliance number, still now i am not succeeded.

  • shaheen June 14, 2010 3:24 pm

    Hmm, getting 90+ speed is good in such a congested area. BTW in Kerala, I am always getting 135+ speed with BSNL 2g

  • Merc June 14, 2010 2:10 pm

    what i observed over the years is, if there are considerable number of real blackberry email users in your area, the gprs speeds go for a toss for that network. i guess there are not many corporate BB users on docomo network yet, so its faster.

  • zareef June 14, 2010 2:06 pm

    yeah docomo speed is very good not only in banglore but in other place also

  • Ganesh Srinivasan June 14, 2010 1:28 pm

    Bangalore is generally overcrowded. I use both Tata Docomo and Airtel [after trying out many other operators], both are good for data speeds – consistent data speeds. Tata Docomo is comparable to Airtel – which probably is the best

  • TURKEE June 14, 2010 1:18 pm

    This is a good analysis done, but will appreciate if done for other operators as well.

  • Amit.G June 14, 2010 1:10 pm

    Oh so Docomo emerged as a winner in speed!!! Even in hubli DOCOMO’s speed is good compared to all but it will give around 130kbps-160kbps ( less congested than bangalore)