Newbie: Airtel 3G Speed

adadadad

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Nov 4, 2012
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I am a newbie here. I want to buy a new Airtel 3G Prepaid SIM, which i wanna use exclusively for Internet. Before that i want to be confirm about Airtel 3G Speed. Many people (over here) claim, they get about 2 mbps speed which would be great in my case. But i called Airtel Customer Care today and enquired about speed. They told that i would get 300 kbps to 700 kbps speed only. I was shocked. I asked, ''wont i get speed in mbps? '' They said 'no'. Is it really the case? I prejume, 3G speeds must be atleast 1.5 mbps. Plz leave your reply below. What speed do u get?
 

Sushubh

Administrator
Oct 29, 2004
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i get up to 4mbps on my phone. i cannot say about data cards or usb modems. but yeah. 300-700kbps sounds like crap. :D
 

adadadad

Newbie
[OP]
Nov 4, 2012
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Ok i agree that speed varies depending on a number of factors. But atleast the maximum speed should be 3.6 mbps. On the contrary, they said, 700 kbps is all, i will get. Is this 3g speed? Also, i forgot to add that i'm from PATNA, BIHAR. THANKS for all the replies.
 

outostioncen

Newbie
Regulars
Jul 22, 2012
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Kanpur
well i got upto 7mbps...i think airtel 3g provides best speed atleast at my place...but the problem is price not only with airtel but with every providers...if u r a heavy downloader then 3g is not able to fullfill ur need..i think have to wait little for 3g to be easy...
 


adadadad

Newbie
[OP]
Nov 4, 2012
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well i got upto 7mbps...i think airtel 3g provides best speed atleast at my place...but the problem is price not only with airtel but with every providers...if u r a heavy downloader then 3g is not able to fullfill ur need..i think have to wait little for 3g to be easy...

price isn't an issue. The speed must be as per expectations. By the way, can you tell me the place where u get around 7 mbps????
 

outostioncen

Newbie
Regulars
Jul 22, 2012
197
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Kanpur
yes ,,,im in kanpur and airtel 3g is best in my area i dont knw about the rest part of kanpur but in my place it is awesome...
 

adadadad

Newbie
[OP]
Nov 4, 2012
7
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yes ,,,im in kanpur and airtel 3g is best in my area i dont knw about the rest part of kanpur but in my place it is awesome...

Thanks.. Good to know, people across the country r getting up to 7 mbps. Its just that 700kbps is far too less. I presume, u r using a data card.