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    I know from the thread created on the forum that Airtel have launched their 4G broadband services in India, and Reliance will also soon be launching their 4G services. But what all ISP's will be providing 4G in India.

    I dont think all ISP's will provide 4G, as from what I have read you have to get a license and obviously a lot of money goes into the 4G procedure, so it would only be the popular or you can say the most profitable or bigger companies who will provide 4G in India.

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    Not all will launch their 4G services that early, Airtel being the first, will experience problems I think, but the ones which launch their 4G services will benefit, as users want to see the difference in price and speed. The main isp's which will provide 4G services will be Videocon, Aircel and Tata, along with Reliance who are in the process of launching 4G.

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    Well like you have mentioned Airtel has started their 4G services, Reliance is soon to launch and other isp's going for the 4G services are Aircel, Tikona and Videocon.

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    Please do not buy any 4G/3G datacards before testing at the common places where you are going to use them, e.g., office and home. 3G and 4G service depends upon the signal strength. If the signal is not strong enough, 4G/3G reverts to H (HSPDA) or even E (Edge). Insist on a demo before buying else what will happen is

    4G ... 3G ... 2G ... G ... नहीं जी ... क्या हुआ, जी?
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    That's good advice Just4kix.....I know that Airtel provide a demo, but will all the isp's providing 4G technology give demos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubelight View Post
    That's good advice Just4kix.....I know that Airtel provide a demo, but will all the isp's providing 4G technology give demos?
    As I said, insist on a demo. Tell them, send your representative to my home/office with a dongle and that you would like to test for speed, etc. Do a realtime check on net speeds on websites such as http://www.speedtest.net. Also check broswing speed. Tell them, a 10 minute demo will be sufficient. No demo - no buy.
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    You know this is something which should be done when getting any broadband connection. Be it wired or wireless, least this way you know what you are buying and what speeds you are getting from where you will be using the internet. Its easy to say that you can ask your neighbours or people living near to what connection they use and the speeds they get, but every house will be different, I mean its obviously slightly a different location.

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    Yeah i agree ..Proper testing should be done before buying 3G connections . I am suffering now after buying 3G from vodafone as it keeps fluctuating from 3G to H to H+ to E and most times E
    But also it is difficult to test a product for over a month because if you take my experience the signal strength became poor after 2 months and there is no getting back. Keeps fluctuating from 3G to E .
    Bye bye twitter ,facebook,instagram due to these fluctuations.
    This is the main issue due to which high end internet based smartphone users becomes annoyed.

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    Thats the thing testing can only be done for max 15 minutes, and rest of the time you can only wish that the connection stays at the speed that its supposed to be at. Only thing to do is complain, which most of the time is ignored. Put your complaint in an email to the revelent team or person (try for a higher ranked person) and make sure you follow upon it.

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    you are rite Ramjet .. i have tried emails, phone calls, twitter , escalation to CEO , bugging the sales executives but ended up with no resolution . However waiting for some more time before considering the switch though.
    Also i came to know that high towers are not allowed to be setup in pune due to govt regulations due to which the radiations cover only 450 metres per tower. i wonder how many tower a provider must built if this is the case.
    The luckiest user will have 1 tower close to his house and office too.. i am unlucky with office part though .

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    How about if you took print screen shots of the speed your getting and keep it for evidence. Then send another email stating that if problems are not resolved then you will take the matter to consumer court. Least get some money back from them or free usage for a month or two.

    If the problem is the towers best go for a wired broadband connection.

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    This connection was taken basically for my mobile use. Hence sticked to vodafone after checking out reviews online.
    Also like what you said i had send them 4 mails showing the speed test done with various softwares at different times .However none of them helped me ,basically what i mean to say is as a customer i have tried all possible methods to co operate and get the issue resolved . However have received only 1 reply though that there is weak 3G coverage and a false promise that a 3G tower is lined up.Have been waiting and fighting a lone battle for the last 1.5 months.

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    Thats the problem with companies in India, you complain about something, its recorded in the company system and nothing is ever done about it. You spend your time complaining, by emails and phoning and you dont get a sufficient response.......there is no such thing as customer care!!!
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    Really agree !! Thats the pathetic case in india wherein 4G is still in progress and 3G never progressed.

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    I some what disagree with you about the 3G situation. 3G has grown a lot in India, and there are more and more people who want 3G, for faster browsing and downloading. Yes 4G is a bit costly, but I think if it was affordable then people would for sure opt for this.

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    People adaptation to 3G in india is quite good and i dont disagree this fact as many smartphone users want good network speeds in their mobile phones . But my point is about the way the ISP providers run these services in india. I am not blaming a particular ISP since they may/may not be bound to several limitations laid down by govt regulations due to which there can be lack of good coverage and inturn affects performance . Overall when we compare to US ,china and european countries, i still feel indians are slow adopters of latest technology and this in turn deals to lack of different services to a considerable extent .We all know what happened to 2G and in this time of the year wherein other countries have good 4G coverage established we are still in the process of making 3G stable .

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    In some time near enough all isp's will be providing 4G, its the way every user will want it. At the moment everyone wants a 3G connection, and because costs are coming down and isp's are providing more offers and schemes there will be more users. This will be the same with 4G some years down the line.

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