Aditya Birla-promoted Idea Cellular, latest entrant in Kolkata GSM mobile market has launched its wireless data card services in Kolkata circle. The plug-n-play Idea Net Setter Wireless Internet Device will deliver connection speed upto 236.8Kbps on Idea’s EDGE-enabled network. In Kolkata, 2G GSM Data Card Services are also offered by leading GSM Mobile service operator Airtel, BSNL & Vodafone Essar.
Idea Net Setter is priced at Rs 1999, as an introductory offer to Kolkata circle. You have to make a first recharge of Rs 500 at time of purchase to get 30 days unlimited data usage.The operator also introduces 3 preapid recharge of Rs.501, Rs.275 and Rs.50.
Idea Net Setter features at a glance:
- GSM / GPRS / EDGE Air interface 850 MHz/900 MHz/1800 MHz/1900 MHz
- EG612 USB Modem (usable with both desktops & Laptops)
- Plug and Play feature, Zero CD installation
- SMS support (group sending and editing the extra-long messages)
- Global roaming
- Wireless data speed upto 236.8 Kbps
- SIM-lock function
- Supports multiple operating systems such as Windows 2000 (SP4 or above), Windows XP (SP2 or above), Windows Vista, Mac
Idea Net Setter’s recharge packs:
|Validity||30 days||15 days||2 days|
|Benefits||unlimited data usage||unlimited data usage||unlimited data usage|
Voice & SMS Tariffs: Call Charges: Local – Re.1, STD – Rs.1.5 SMS Charges: Local On-Net – Rs.0.5, Local Off-Net – Re.1, STD – Rs.1.5, International – Rs.5
Compared to Reliance NetConnect+, BSNL EVDO, BSNL 3G GSM Data Card, Tata Indicom Photon+ & MTS MBlaze – offers download speed upto 3.1 Mbps Idea Netsetter is quite slow. But except BSNL they don’t offer unlimited services. In that view Idea Net setter is affordable and economical option to most users.