When will India get unlimited 3g?

agriz

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I haven't know know anything about 2G. I haven't used. I don't know whether 2G has unlimited plans. Why 3G is still limited when there are lot of mobile and internet users in India?I am hearing 4G now ;)Funny country.
 

mgcarley

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The answer to that is "hopefully never". 3G is a good medium when usage is controlled but when you exceed a certain threshold, the towers can't handle it and everybody suffers with shitty service, dropped calls & slow speeds - and all because you wanted to download the latest torrent of some movie.Unlimited, especially the way it's sold & used here, is a horrible idea, and we've all seen what's happened to the networks that have tried it. At least in the other countries where I've been where unlimited 3G does exist they have viable wired alternatives, so the networks there don't get hammered and quality of service remains good.
 


Bobbyguitarist

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Yea ..3G should not be used a primary internet connection. If there are many 3G users in a particular area, the tower would not be able to handle the load and as a result everybody gets shitty service. 4G is another matter ofcourse
 

mgcarley

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4G is basically the same problem with a new name - and compounded because the speeds are faster.
 

agriz

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When other developed countries can give, then why should India have problem in providing it? Can't Indian Service Providers at least copy the idea from other countries?
 


mgcarley

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When other developed countries can give, then why should India have problem in providing it? Can't Indian Service Providers at least copy the idea from other countries?

As per my original reply:

At least in the other countries where I've been where unlimited 3G does exist they have viable wired alternatives, so the networks there don't get hammered and quality of service remains good.

In other words, even with "unlimited" 3G, people only use a few GBs a month anyway because when they want to do any serious downloading, they do it at home on their wired connections. This is not the case in India because good wired connections are not widely available yet.
 

kickass

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bcoz indians have the mentality of suck all u can till u can !!! the concept of using only as much as needed is alien to ppl here. and secondly everyone wants unlimited but nobody wants to pay the kind of money the europeans are being charged !! lolzthe govt needs to step up the fiber laying seriously to make such things viable so that wireless is used only when access to wired data is unavailable.
 

mgcarley

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bcoz indians have the mentality of suck all u can till u can !!! the concept of using only as much as needed is alien to ppl here. and secondly everyone wants unlimited but nobody wants to pay the kind of money the europeans are being charged !! lolz

What are you talking about? Europeans have some of the cheapest, highest-quality Internet on the planet! The main difference between here and Europe: they get incredible value for money by comparison. Here you get 1mbit/s, there they get full-speed.

If an existing provider offered you something like full speed ADSL with a halfway decent FUP (say 250GB for example) + 10GB 3G for a reasonable price, would you not buy it?

My imagined price for such a combo (2.5-3k) is not far removed from what many people here pay already when you combine Internet & phone services (1-1.5k for internet and say 1k for cellphone when you take in to account phone & 3G) - and this is in line with what Europeans pay already, AND the FUPs mentioned are in line with what is available in many countries already.

the govt needs to step up the fiber laying seriously to make such things viable so that wireless is used only when access to wired data is unavailable.

No kidding.
 

agriz

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mgcarley is right.

I should have asked about wired connection.

I just asked about 3G. in the name of 3G, we are getting just upto 3.1 mbps.
my wired connection from bsnl is 512kbps for 1k.

I have used american network which downloads gbs in few second and they are dealing in TB.
Here we are still dealing with MB in very slow speed :(
 

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