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    Talking Airtel 3G speed on 2G plans

    Hey guys, I was using bsnl 3g by now. (Rs 4200/ 6 mnths unlimited plans)
    But after that plan was over and with no more unlimited plans in bsnl, I was looking for some good data plans.
    bsnl 3g was ok with inconsistent speeds and too many disconnection issues.
    I activated a 98 rs/2 gb plan on my airtel 2g card and used it with my data card on pc. I was surprised to see I was getting nearly 5 mbps speed with a fairly constant rate of 3 mbps without any sort of disconnection whatsoever.
    even downloading was good. With IDM it was 300kbps avg.

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    please mention your circle

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    I am from Ahmedabad

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    yaar all tricks (or loop holes) are found in gujarat circle only. i really feel jealous about that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickeyandaamir View Post
    yaar all tricks (or loop holes) are found in gujarat circle only. i really feel jealous about that...
    Maybe you are right coz in guj airtel is using idea's tower so It might be giving 3g speeds, also on my huawei's mobile partner software it shows HSPA+.

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    Question Can I use 2G card in 3G sim

    My 3G card's validity is till 10th Sept 2011 and I want to put 2G internet card of 98.. So will it give me data before my 3G card expiry date .. ????

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    On a new recharge old validity automatically expires, and as you said you are using 3G services so recharging with 2G plan will not be possible on your number. For 2G services first deactivate 3G by sending 3G to 121 and then recharge with 98 pack and select mode as dual mode that is GSM+3G/UMTS/HSPA and see if you get 3G speeds with 2G 98 recharge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisces_m View Post
    On a new recharge old validity automatically expires, and as you said you are using 3G services so recharging with 2G plan will not be possible on your number. For 2G services first deactivate 3G by sending 3G to 121 and then recharge with 98 pack and select mode as dual mode that is GSM+3G/UMTS/HSPA and see if you get 3G speeds with 2G 98 recharge.
    Thanks,

    But in network type I have selected WCDMA Preferred... (I have Huwai E173Bu-1 modem) that means dual mode normally if it get access it can get 3G network too or else 2G...

    So now m converting my Airtel sim back to 2G n checking weather its working or not wid the 98 recharge for 3G speed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohitshukla View Post
    Thanks,

    But in network type I have selected WCDMA Preferred... (I have Huwai E173Bu-1 modem) that means dual mode normally if it get access it can get 3G network too or else 2G...

    So now m converting my Airtel sim back to 2G n checking weather its working or not wid the 98 recharge for 3G speed...
    if vodafone has separate license for 3G in your circle then airtel sim will surely get 3G signal in 2G sim also.

    but if vodafone doesnt have separate license for 3G, then it has tied up with Airtel for 3G. and for this reason, in such circles, airtel is not letting its 2G users to access 3G signals (vodafone's policy)

    a very good example for this is delhi circle getting 3G access in 2G sim whereas in rajasthan (my circle), 3G access is only allowed after 3G activation.
    Last edited by mickeyandaamir; 29th August 2011 at 04:58 PM. Reason: mistake

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickeyandaamir View Post
    if vodafone has separate license for 3G in your circle then airtel sim will surely get 3G signal in 2G sim also.

    but if vodafone doesnt have separate license for 3G, then it has tied up with Airtel for 3G. and for this reason, in such circles, airtel is not letting its 2G users to access 3G signals (vodafone's policy)

    a very good example for this is delhi circle getting 3G access in 2G sim whereas in rajasthan (my circle), 3G access is only allowed after 3G activation.
    Well In my area (UP east, kanpur)
    I don't find Vodaphone 2G or 3G signals ..
    So what does it means .. ???

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