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  • Kaustubh

    Kaustubh

    MemberDec 24, 2011

    Best 3G Dongle In India - Recommendations?

    What I've been noticing is that that 3G dongles available in India are very specific to the network operators. That is BSNL's dongle won't work with Idea's SIM card. That'd make us buy a new dongle if we wanted to switch operator. But MNP removes that need. However, the speed and quality of 3g connections would largely depend on the dongle itself. Let's see what's the best 3g connection dongle available in India. Tell us your own views about the dongle you've used or plan to use. It would help a lot of CEans make a decision.
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  • Harshad Italiya

    MemberDec 24, 2011

    If you really want to use BSNL dongle with other Operator than you can use as most of the dongle are supplied by HYUWAI. Just update it's firmware and you can use any SimCard. 😀
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  • Gandalf

    MemberDec 24, 2011

    The_Big_K
    What I've been noticing is that that 3G dongles available in India are very specific to the network operators. That is BSNL's dongle won't work with Idea's SIM card. That'd make us buy a new dongle if we wanted to switch operator. But MNP removes that need. However, the speed and quality of 3g connections would largely depend on the dongle itself. Let's see what's the best 3g connection dongle available in India. Tell us your own views about the dongle you've used or plan to use. It would help a lot of CEans make a decision.
    I would prefer using MTNL 3g 4500 plan unlimited for 6 months
    take a card from mumbai
    It uses bsnl 3g network all over india in roaming


    With a awesome network in nagpur
    It gives you a constant 5 mbps and more there

    Use it with huawei e173
    e173
    More Details :#-Link-Snipped-#

    you will really enjoy it . I used it there when i was at VNIT campus for their fest
    It can be used all over india , Data usage on roaming is free
    mtnl plans
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  • PraveenKumar Purushothaman

    MemberDec 24, 2011

    Airtel is good.. 😀
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  • Kaustubh Katdare

    AdministratorDec 25, 2011

    godfather
    If you really want to use BSNL dongle with other Operator than you can use as most of the dongle are supplied by HYUWAI. Just update it's firmware and you can use any SimCard. 😀
    Really? How do I go about updating its firmware?
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  • Harshad Italiya

    MemberDec 25, 2011

    The_Big_K
    Really? How do I go about updating its firmware?
    I'll let you know all the details and also firmware updater.

    @Gandlf: Now i think i have to try it atleast once.
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  • Gandalf

    MemberDec 25, 2011

    godfather
    I'll let you know all the details and also firmware updater.

    @Gandlf: Now i think i have to try it atleast once.
    Yeah , You should surely try , its great !!!

    Portability and speed is its benefit
    And in some areas Frequent disconnection may be a issue faced where network is sparse
    but with auto dial in Huawei , you need not worry much about it

    If you live in a city like nagpur where it is triband (7.2 mbps )You should surely consider it at this price
    😁
    😁
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  • PraveenKumar Purushothaman

    MemberDec 25, 2011

    Hey what about this? Get any wireless connection and point the DNS servers to Google Public DNS... 😁
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  • Gandalf

    MemberDec 25, 2011

    Praveen-Kumar
    Hey what about this? Get any wireless connection and point the DNS servers to Google Public DNS... 😁
    Yes I use it . its better than your current dns provider
    ( 8.8.8.8 and 4.4.4.4 are public dns ip's for ipv4 )
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  • PraveenKumar Purushothaman

    MemberDec 25, 2011

    Gandalf
    Yes I use it . its better than your current dns provider
    ( 8.8.8.8 and 4.4.4.4 are public dns ip's for ipv4 )
    Yeah, having that with the wireless (worthless) providers and make our internet boom right?
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  • Gandalf

    MemberDec 25, 2011

    Praveen-Kumar
    Yeah, having that with the wireless (worthless) providers and make our internet boom right?
    It boosts just Your browsing performance better than your ISP . Not much change in Download speeds of course.
    Open DNS is another option you can explore it has more features !!!
    208.67.222.222
    208.67.220.220
    Its free

    for more
    #-Link-Snipped-#
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  • PraveenKumar Purushothaman

    MemberDec 25, 2011

    Gandalf
    It boosts just Your browsing performance better than your ISP . Not much change in Download speeds of course.
    Open DNS is another option you can explore it has more features !!!
    Open DNS has some issues in Chennai, or may be India, as we won't be able to get the DNS servers resolved. Am using Google DNS and finding it very very good. 😁
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  • Gandalf

    MemberDec 25, 2011

    Praveen-Kumar
    Open DNS has some issues in Chennai, or may be India, as we won't be able to get the DNS servers resolved. Am using Google DNS and finding it very very good. 😁
    yeah i know it has issues in india just suggested a alternative !!!
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  • Abhishek Swain

    MemberDec 28, 2011

    The_Big_K
    What I've been noticing is that that 3G dongles available in India are very specific to the network operators. That is BSNL's dongle won't work with Idea's SIM card. That'd make us buy a new dongle if we wanted to switch operator. But MNP removes that need. However, the speed and quality of 3g connections would largely depend on the dongle itself. Let's see what's the best 3g connection dongle available in India. Tell us your own views about the dongle you've used or plan to use. It would help a lot of CEans make a decision.
    Huawei E173 is the best performing datacard priced at around Rs. 1750.
    Use Aircel 3G if you want a better experience of broadband. Aircel offers high speed internet access of about 3.8 - 4.5 Mbps(practically tested) which kills the concept of buffering while watching HD videos online. Try it !
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  • Abhishek Swain

    MemberDec 28, 2011

    Friends I just missed some important information in the previous post.
    For Huawei E173, you need not launch the supplied software. Once you install the drivers, you will get a Mobile Broadband Hotlink created in the "Network and Sharing Center". After that, once you plug-in the dongle, you will be automatically connected to the internet within 10 seconds.

    Another suggestion would be Alcatel X220E. One of the best dongles that supports Rx diversity and establishes a highly reliable internet connection. But it lacks the USSD option.
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  • Kaustubh Katdare

    AdministratorDec 28, 2011

    I can't seem to find the make of my 3G dongle. I bought it when I purchased it. Is there a way to determine the make?
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  • Abhishek Swain

    MemberDec 29, 2011

    The_Big_K
    I can't seem to find the make of my 3G dongle. I bought it when I purchased it. Is there a way to determine the make?
    Download and install the DC Unlocker software to just know the model and make of the dongle. It shows the make and the current firmware version also. This s/w is used for unlocking purpose.👍
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  • Satish CPT

    MemberMay 28, 2012

    The_Big_K
    What I've been noticing is that that 3G dongles available in India are very specific to the network operators. That is BSNL's dongle won't work with Idea's SIM card. That'd make us buy a new dongle if we wanted to switch operator. But MNP removes that need. However, the speed and quality of 3g connections would largely depend on the dongle itself. Let's see what's the best 3g connection dongle available in India. Tell us your own views about the dongle you've used or plan to use. It would help a lot of CEans make a decision.
    I think airtel is best 😁

    Source: <a href="https://www.coolpctips.com/2012/05/which-is-the-best-3g-usb-dongle-airtel-idea-vodafone-3g-plans/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Which is the Best 3G USB Dongle? - Airtel, Idea, Vodafone 3G Plans</a>
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  • Kaustubh Katdare

    AdministratorMay 28, 2012

    Airtel may have a better network, but Bharti does not manufacture their own 3G dongles. I guess they label the HUAWEI products as their own. I heard from my friends that Airtel's got variety of dongles from different manufacturers.
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  • Anoop Kumar

    MemberMay 28, 2012

    I have Airtel-Huawai dongal...👍
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  • Satish CPT

    MemberMay 28, 2012

    The_Big_K
    Airtel may have a better network, but Bharti does not manufacture their own 3G dongles. I guess they label the HUAWEI products as their own. I heard from my friends that Airtel's got variety of dongles from different manufacturers.
    No one manufactures their own products bro 😉 Even Idea takes from Huawai.. Because they wont concentrate on production which is no use to them. But with a deep and in depth research, i found out Airtel is lot better compared to others 😉
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  • iishu

    MemberJun 18, 2012

    I have tata docomo dongle its speed is unbelivel it goes up to 7.2 mbbs
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  • ROYALE77

    MemberJun 3, 2015

    Kaustubh Katdare
    Airtel may have a better network, but Bharti does not manufacture their own 3G dongles. I guess they label the HUAWEI products as their own. I heard from my friends that Airtel's got variety of dongles from different manufacturers.
    in my city , no 3g airtel .. please tell HUAWEI is better with idea 3g ?
    2- which should I pick up HUAWEI or AIRCEL dongal ?
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  • ROYALE77

    MemberJun 3, 2015

    D-Link DWP-157 vs HUAWEI-E3276
    which is better ?
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  • Akshat Verma

    MemberSep 2, 2015

    There is so such thin as best 3g dongle as everyone its own merits and demerits.
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