In the guise of 4G, 3G, are you getting 2G service? Raise your voice now!

So, are you the one who thought of accessing the best speed with that premium 4G pack, but still struggling to experience a higher speed? Well, you are not the only one cribbing about it in the crowd, but a lot of customers today complain about getting lower speeds even at premium packs.

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Keeping all these factors in mind, All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA) has started off an awareness drive for consumers as well for its members – the retailers – on what a ‘True 4G’ experience constitutes and which technology is necessary to have ‘True 4G’.

“There are complaints about lower speeds even in premium data packs and we can definitely raise our voice against it. The service providers hardly provide the speed they advertise and by making consumers aware about the latest technologies and the right speed they should get at a certain pack, the industry can upscale itself,” says AIMRA President Arvinder Khurana.

Most of the times, the consumers are also ignorant about the data packs they are using and this ignorance leads to a hole in their pockets. And, of course at times service providers don’t adhere to their promises and in such cases we want to represent the voice of the consumers.

4G adoption is going to be rampant in the country with the entry of telecom operator Reliance Jio’s pan-India 4G network. Meanwhile, a number of operators, including India’s number 1 player Bharti Airtel, are also focussing on their 4G network to brace up for the stiff competition ahead. Reliance Jio is expected to launch its pan-India 4G services in April this year. The telecom arm of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries had already launched its 4G services for its employees on December 27.

Through this campaign, AIMRA will also make retailers and consumers better informed about the key differentiators between VoLTE and non-VoLTE devices and the association also plans to conduct events, seminars, and live demonstrations for the retailers. The body will also make retailers and consumers familiar about True 4G credentials assured through technologies such as VoLTE, VoWi-Fi, and eMBMS.

Apart from the services part, the association will also educate consumers about the right handsets they should have for 4G. The campaign will help consumers to get the true 4G experience with the right device, which allows users to make voice calls in HD quality, have 7-way audio conferencing, make video calls and organize 4-way video conferencing, simultaneous talk and surf function, and make calls directly using the Wi-Fi connection.

Device makers such as LG, Lenovo, Micromax, LYF and Intex have started introducing VoLTE/VoWi-Fi-enabled 4G devices in the market while others are expected to join the club soon.

All India Mobile Retailers Association was formed two years ago to work for the benefits of offline retailers and prevent any time of carterlization among various companies. At present, they are raising their voice against the e-commerce players and pitching for a regulation for the segment.

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35 Comments on "In the guise of 4G, 3G, are you getting 2G service? Raise your voice now!"

 

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Babai
February 13, 2016 6:33 pm 6:33 PM

RECENTLY WORST SERVICE BY RELIANCE FROM LAST 1 WEEK IN MY AREA OF DHANBAD, NO DATA WORKING ON 3G, CALLS DISCONNECT WITHIN 2 MINS EVERY TIME, TOWER GOES OUT RANDOMLY, AND THIS IS JUST NOT MY PROBLEM BUT IT ALSO AFFECTS ALL THE RELIANCE CUSTOMER HEREIN. RELIANCE SAYS THAT THEY ARE UPGRADING AND BECAUSE THIS PROBLEM LIES, BUT HOW MUCH LONG TIME THEY NEED THEY DON’T KNOW. WORST CUSTOMER RESPONSE BY THEM. GETTING ONLY ICR TOWER OF VODAFONE 2G.
WORST SERVICE BY RELIANCE…………..

Vsk
February 13, 2016 4:24 pm 4:24 PM

Am happy with my bsnl 3g pack 252 which gives 2.2GB 3g data for 28 days .far better than looter idea .Idea bulk minutes plans and 3g data pack have serious measurement error I think ,bcz both are draining very fast when compared to BSNL .all are frauds except our BSNL .proud 2 use BSNL .

Sayan
February 13, 2016 2:16 pm 2:16 PM

I don’t think people with smartphones do bother about 2G network as its used for calling only and most of smartphones run in dual mode , so someone with a smartphone can use 2G-3G seamlessly for voice calling. And it’s totally useless for operators to invest in 2G infrastructure because 3G is more useful as it can be used for basic voice calling and internet with decent speed also. And 4G is far away.

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