Will I be able to use 3G internet even though I've already subscribed to a 2G pack?

remenomen

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Aug 21, 2012
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Powai, Mumbai
I've recently started using Airtel as my mobile operator when i moved to mumbai. I, foolishly, opted for the 2G internet recharge (Rs. 98/- PREPAID) instead of asking for a 3G recharge.I haven't had a really great experience with Airtel in the past, and i'm worried that when i go and get a 3G data pack, it wont work, and my money will be spent in vain. I had this problem with reliance in another city, and i DID spend my money(and lost it).Need help. Will the 3G pack be credited to my number, or not? And will i be able to use the 3g speeds, or will the data credit be taken from my 2g data limit? *sigh* QUICK.
 

remenomen

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Aug 21, 2012
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Powai, Mumbai
Thanks :D So, I'll be using my 3g plan until it runs out, then revert back to my 2g plan?If so, GREAT.If not, BAH.
 


Sushubh

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not really. the above thread states that they do not disable the 3g plan and start charging you by KBs.
 

remenomen

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Aug 21, 2012
10
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Powai, Mumbai
I've just activated it and apparently i cant use my 3G for tethering and/or a portable hotspot, because my phone automatically uses the 2g connection. :( any workarounds?I'm gonna keep trying. Any way to turn off/destroy/annihilate/get rid of the 2g data altogether?*edit* B00P! Turns out my phone only uses the 3G connection when i cable-tether it, no hotspot though. Thank you, everyone.*end edit*