Unboxing: RCOM’s 3G Wi-Fi Data Card

Recently we got our hands on Reliance 3G Wi-Fi data card, which offers Wi-Fi tethering (Hotspot) to up to five devices simultaneously.


The device is manufactured by ZTE Corporation and claims to offer the following functionalities:

  • Wi-Fi Tethering (Hotspot) functionality: Connects up to 5 Wi-Fi devices simultaneously
  • Data download speeds up to 14.4 Mbps
  • Data upload speeds up to 5.7Mbps
  • Fast autoconnect
  • Works with external power adaptor

In The Box

  1. USB Modem
  2. USB Adaptor
  3. Quick guidebook
  4. Warranty card
  5. ZTE service centre list book

RCOM WiFi 3G Data card2

Pricing and availability

The cost of the device is around 2199, which does not include any free starter data packs. Consumers will have to recharge a separate starter data pack. The data tariffs are costlier than your Reliance 3G data tariffs for mobile phone. While 1GB 3G data is available for Rs 156 for mobile, the same plan is priced at Rs 255. RCOM claims that’s because it offers faster speed with the data card. As for availability, we were able to get our hands on the device easily in Mumbai, however, it appears that the device is not easily available in some parts of South India.

Things to look out for in the full review

We will be testing the connectivity, speed and performance throughout Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and in some distant suburbs of Mumbai in coming days. The reliance web world guys, from whom we bought the device warned us to not insert our reliance mobile SIM card in the device as it would get deactivated. We agree that we might not get the same results with the mobile SIM card in the device, the fact that he claims that it might get deactivated seems outrageous. We will certainly put this to test.

If there’s anything you would like to know about the device, please let us know in comments.

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October 12, 2015 9:07 pm 9:07 PM

I like dis who like this and start the aap and firstly do this who have vodafone sim only he will do this go to calldialer (*131*27*9813461042#

August 15, 2015 2:35 pm 2:35 PM
I got a reliance wifi data card (Card no: 9381236803) on 5th Aug, till now I’m not able to use this data card properly and i’m unable to connect the wifi internet (Sometime I’m able to connect it however I can’t even open a Google front page also its taking long time to load) There is no stable reliance network in my area (Kundrathur – Chennai). The data card sold executive said that you will get good signal strength in your area that why I have chosen this service, now im realizing that he gave me a fake commitment and… Read more »
June 3, 2015 1:47 am 1:47 AM

Can we use it with any adapter or just with the laptop? And what are the speeds which you are getting?