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    Talking Airtel has increased price of popular GPRS pack!

    Yesterday I got a message that From Aug 13th , Rs 98 -2GB/30 day GPRS pack is changed to 1 GB-30 days- Rs 98. ( they have increased price by 50% by reducing usage by 50% but keeping price the same)

    Went to Airtel shop and asked them any change in Rs 251 -3 month GPRS pack (8GB) for AP.They checked and said no change in the 3 month plan.
    so did the Rs 251/3 month/8GB .

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    Yes, i have called customer care and enquired .....they said now 98rs pack gives only 1GB of usage , val 30 days

    They also said from today 51 rs pack gives only 500mb val 15 days , earlier it used to give 1gb, val 15 days

    Strange: Today i have recharged with 51 rs pack, got 1GB




    They said there is no change in DATA in 24rs pack ( 200mb, val 5days) and 251rs pack ( 8gb, val 90 days)

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    what are the speeds for these packs?
    for 98rs and for 251 rs , please tell me

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    The Plans are valid from 13th August in Delhi, I got my recharge yesterday, so got 2GB. From next recharge onwards its 1GB. But with slow speeds and doing net on phone only 1 GB is more than enough also.

    @rj_rajkumar: The above recharges are 2G speed charges. The speeds are EDGE depends or Signal strength and handsets. The speeds are generally around 150kbps for me.

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    no doubt that airtel has gone Nuts.

    instead of reducing prices and winning competition, they are increasing prices in almost every area taking from sms, calls and now data.

    this is all because they their quarter financial result saw a 4% loss and they needs to recover that much.

    poor airtel, they dont remember that there are other operators as well in the market nd MNP is there.....

    i think that day is not far when airtel will surrender its spectrum to govt with repeated losses in every financial year.

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    Default Telecom cartel overall has managed higher prices

    Starting from BSNL they have increased prices slowly.

    Now that the sword is hanging on many new operators's liecence linked to 2G scam,all the major's are bold enough to increase prices .

    First they stopped the 3G price competition by reigning in BSNL by direct bribe or political pressure ( bribe the Telcom regulator/minister/10 janpath)

    You have to accept still India is the cheapest in mobile talk time.

    The only area they are still throwing some freebe (although reduced some what) is offering free sim or almost free with some talk time.
    Just to tell the stock market they have so many new activation.

    Every adult ,child and unborn already have 4/5 sims.

    Still on average majority are not spending more than rs 300/month (combined on minimum 2 sims)
    Only factor which could justify price rise-is spectrum is limited ( unless the military vacates)
    Older user usage voice,sms and data.
    They are trying to con younger users with a laundry list of things where they can make money-

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    this is just a beginning i guess they will even increase the prices now

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    Quote Originally Posted by tolkapiam View Post
    Yesterday I got a message that From Aug 13th , Rs 98 -2GB/30 day GPRS pack is changed to 1 GB-30 days- Rs 98. ( they have increased price by 50% by reducing usage by 50% but keeping price the same)

    Went to Airtel shop and asked them any change in Rs 251 -3 month GPRS pack (8GB) for AP.They checked and said no change in the 3 month plan.
    so did the Rs 251/3 month/8GB .
    but whats there to laugh man???

    you should be angry like this
    job takes the child away.

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    Lol .....now airtel 2gb data usage for 149rs , val 30 days






    Idea has also decreased it’s usage quota from 2gb to 1gb on 96rs gprs pack,val 30 days ( ap circle) .
    For 2gb pack, users must recharge with 148rs, val 30days ( ap circle).




    BTW did aircel & docomo decrease usage quota ? Every operator is following airtel....what an idea sirji

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    So the rs 251 still offers 8MB ? And its for three months ? Is the speed good . Thinking of buying that pack

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    I think 251 gprs pack is available only for few circles , call customer care and enquire about 251 grps pack @ your circle.

    This 251 gprs pack (8gb,val 90days) was introduced by airtel @ Andhra Pradesh 1 year back

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    i dont think so that it still exists.
    bcoz in rajasthan, for more than 6yrs, irtel had RC395 gprs pack giving true unlimited access for 30 days..... but since this month onwards, it has been closed.

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    Before introducing 98 gprs pack & 251 gprs pack, airtel had one stupid gprs pack for AP users i.e. 397 , 1gb, val 30 days






    Now it has been withdrawn
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdheeraj86 View Post

    BTW did aircel & docomo decrease usage quota ? Every operator is following airtel....what an idea sirji
    The message is clear...

    Move to BSNL for better
    job takes the child away.

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    I get less than 100 kbps on bsnl gprs plans
    on vodafone & airtel i get 150-200kbps

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdheeraj86 View Post
    I get less than 100 kbps on bsnl gprs plans
    on vodafone & airtel i get 150-200kbps
    i get 1.3 mbps avg..
    job takes the child away.

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    BSNL-3G itself is not too good inside the house.half the time switches to "E" from 3G.
    Airtel & Voda GPRS are good.(150 kbps -200)

    My Voda 2GB/Rs 98 pack expiring on 26th is showing minus and increasing for the past 4 days.(from -100 mb to -500mb now!)
    My Vodafone Prepaid a/c balance is rs 1 and I dont answer the Advt machine that calls atleast twice a day (on roaming-you touch answer immediate debit Rs 1 !)
    Voda hoping to recover the negative balance from the next recharge may be!
    But on 25 th mid night this Voda sim is retiring. Substitute fielder Aitel extra sim is ready and activated. Just have to put rs 251 /3 months and insert in to the smart phone.
    No idea to touch IDEA Gprs . Right now just use Airtel .
    BSNL 3G sim is ready for emergency deployment.
    Dheeraj- Did you try Do co mo Gprs ? Better than Airtel ?

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    ^^noone is better if you know..
    they are all same.. same network conditions, same plans, same feautres, same speed.

    just depends on place to place , but they are same killing our money...

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    @tolkapiam

    I don't use docomo gprs .... one of my friend uses it. Today i removed his sim from mobile and inserted in my data card, lol... it took 3 minutes to open this forum page. I have checked speed profile in MDMA, downlink & uplink @ 128 kbps

    http://i.imgur.com/hw6Ns.jpg

    Docomo not good at my place.Vodafone & airtel gprs packs speed profile shows 240 kbps downlink for me
    I will take new docomo sim this week , just to check 3g speed, we may have docomo 3g in Ap within couple of weeks . Docomo will launch 3g services in ap via Intra Circle Roaming Agreements (ICRA) for 3G services with aircel.
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    Thanks for your reply about Gprs speeds of Docomo. So far Airtel & Voda only works well here .Infact if Voda had a longer duration pack like Airtel I will keep Voda Gprs too it in a extra AP voda sim. Right now Rs 98-1GB inflation is not palatable.

    Whenever some one launches 3G ,some times you get free 3 G signal for Gprs pack for a while. You never know. I may also get a DoCoMo sim and keep it ready for deployment .

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    Uninor gprs is also good at my place, good browsing , + 25 kBps while downloading (idm)

    http://i.imgur.com/6dI87.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/g4m1G.jpg


    I checked on 14rs gprs pack, 200mb, val 3 days....this is not my sim.....
    Apn for uninor is uninor
    In order to check remaining data left & main balance it's *222*2#

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    Default Uninor Gprs

    I have used Uninor Gprs for quite some time in the past. Where you get good signal,speeds are ok for browsing. I had a TN uninor sim and have now 2 AP sims.
    My wife was saying Unior signal is poor in the lift and in her office area
    so now Airtel for her phone too. I used a AP uinor for some time .
    If I recall rs 98-6GB/30 days (3 months back)
    May be if Airtel goes bad, I will resort to uninor.However uninor signal in the trains not as good as Airtel or BSNL. I do travel a lot.

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    On auto renewal of 98 GPRS pack yesterday i got 2Gb instead of 1GB advertised by Airtel in Delhi

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    sorry for a bit offtopic but can any one tell what are available 3g networks in hyd now ? i am moving thre next month and need to know that

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    Indian telecompanies are going to loot on us, because they paid bribe to the upa ministers as per accusations in 2G scam...

    believe me, call rates could be increased by even 50% per call... (nice source)...

    so for those, who do alot of calling local std , any kind.. are going to be bluffed..

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    Default I cant get 3g speed in 2g

    I activated 3g on my airtel mobile,and done a recharge of 251(8gb for 3mnths) and now iam not able to get 3g speed....iam from karimnagar of andhra pradesh,here airtel launched 3g before 2 months.can u help me to get 3g speed plz....

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    First of all how can you use 2G pack on 3G services. I think Airtel automatically migrated you back to 2G services even when you have activated 3G. On the first hand it should have not been possible and 251 recharge should have been a failure.

    3G speed on 2G is a trick which works fro some and is being discussed in other threads. check them out

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    Now in chennai 2g costs rs 150 so while previously used to spend 196 (98 +98) per month, now i have to spend rs 300 (150+150) per month arr

    Quote Originally Posted by mdheeraj86 View Post
    I think 251 gprs pack is available only for few circles , call customer care and enquire about 251 grps pack @ your circle.

    This 251 gprs pack (8gb,val 90days) was introduced by airtel @ Andhra Pradesh 1 year back
    Ya, called them its not available in chennai so sad
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    Quote Originally Posted by tolkapiam View Post
    BSNL-3G itself is not too good inside the house.half the time switches to "E" from 3G.
    Airtel & Voda GPRS are good.(150 kbps -200)
    poor signal while indoors is inherent problem of the 2100 band selected by DoT for GSM 3G services. higher the band - lower the penetration ability.

    the pvt co. had made huge payments for 3G. so other services are bound to be costlier to cover the charge.
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    Default Rc96

    RC96 will give you 1gb + 30 min talktime + 500 SMS free for 30 days validity.
    Even the speed is good as I am using this plan on my iPhone 3Gs.

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    i have recently taken this 98rs recharge in chennai and got 1 GB with30 days validity i use android samsung galaxy phone, so i have option of using 3G or 2G network i found one weird thing that when i select 3g network it shows (in one software) as 3.5 G HSDPA and when i use 2 G it shows 2.5 G (Edge) as network signal / name. But when used speedtest.net 2G shows more speed than 3G

    3G speed is :

    DL: 34 kbps UL: 35 kbps ping: 464 ms
    network:UMTS, server: chennai

    2G speed is:
    DL: 137 kbps, UL: 65kbps, ping: 624ms
    network : edge server: chennai


    isnt 3G supposed to be faster???????????????????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsk11584 View Post
    i have recently taken this 98rs recharge in chennai and got 1 GB with30 days validity i use android samsung galaxy phone, so i have option of using 3G or 2G network i found one weird thing that when i select 3g network it shows (in one software) as 3.5 G HSDPA and when i use 2 G it shows 2.5 G (Edge) as network signal / name. But when used speedtest.net 2G shows more speed than 3G

    3G speed is :

    DL: 34 kbps UL: 35 kbps ping: 464 ms
    network:UMTS, server: chennai

    2G speed is:
    DL: 137 kbps, UL: 65kbps, ping: 624ms
    network : edge server: chennai


    isnt 3G supposed to be faster???????????????????????????
    u cant use 3g in 2g plan...........!!!! thats why such capping is done. same is the case with rel gsm

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickeyandaamir View Post
    u cant use 3g in 2g plan...........!!!! thats why such capping is done. same is the case with rel gsm
    THanks a lot for enlighting me about this

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    Specifically n karnataka Air$tel 2G plans are worst and also their speed too worse.
    Earlier Their speed in terms of kBps(not k'b'ps)was 4-6kBps.
    Now it is reaching from 7-11kBps(even in EDGE network) here. I would recommend Aircel in Karnataka they have still unlimited internet plans.(but their network is not everywhere but now they are improvising).If you have aircel full signal in ur area than worth buy it.
    Below r de details of 2G plans.
    Speed-(17-26kBps)sometimes more than 30kBps.
    1)98-unlimited 30days.
    2)14-unlimited 3 days.
    These are the only 2 plans unlimited and other plans have more validity but not unlmtd.
    3G-i m not talking about 3G cause in 1 statement
    3G data plans are not recquired to browse net as u can do it 2G & for downloading 3G plans are insufficient (they have low MB's and cost is high).

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