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    Default Best Wireless Data Card USB connection in India

    This is the fastest age of internet browsing in India where there is stiff competition among the service providers to offer the fastest speed and benefits in the plan. And almost all these wireless data cards come at handy prices and superb connectivity. Airtel, BSNL, and Reliance take the major share with their unlimited connectivity even to the remotest areas of the country. Given below are few bets wireless data connections in India that you can rely upon o take into account.

    Airtel Wireless Data Cards: The wireless Airtel data card for prepaid users in various cities across India that will facilitate one to have network/connectivity even in some remotest places in the nation. Whether you use a laptop, notebook, or personal computer you can connect to internet round the clock with such a data card while you are on the move. The card is compatible to all sorts of OS like Windows 2000/XP/XP Tablet/XP Pro and Mac Operating Systems.

    Reliance Wireless data cards: The wireless coverage speed is nearly 3.1 Mbps which is excellent. You can download large files in very less time. There is no fluctuation of speed as in case of other USB modems of other network. You have various plans from the Reliance Broadband+ Evdo. There are night plans, night unlimited plans, city based unlimited plans, national unlimited plans, pay as you go plan, fixed GB download plan and others.

    Tata Photon Broadband: Off late it is being considered one of the best service providers of internet connectivity to subscribers through data card. Get the new Tata Photo+ wireless broadband USB Modem which permits you to browse at promised speed of 3.1 Mbps. Such excellent speed is also possible in BSNL data card, but consumers have voted more for the new Photon Technology which enables browsers to carry on functions at multi-tabs without any hang!

    Idea EG612 USB Modem: The Idea Net Setter EG612 USB Modem is a slender and stylish modem that is meant for all sorts of systems – laptops, PCs, and notebooks. GRPS/EDGE Class1~Class12, Plug & Play function, Zero CD installation, Global roaming etc are some of the features of Idea data card. The peak rate of EDGE is quite effective and allows uninterrupted transfer of data. It allows 236-247 kpbs speed and the GPRS speed rate is nearly 98 kpbs
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    I have used an Airtel data card and a Tata Photon connection, and out of the two Airtel is much better. Airtel gives good speed and coverage in many different areas. I think Airtel is popular in their mobile services and 3G daa card services and they cover the whole of India, its no doubt that you are going to find coverage anywhere, which what a internet user requires from a wireless net connection.

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    I would like to add a few more to this list:

    BSNL EVDO : This is cdma based and max speed is 3.1Mbps down and upload I think is 1.2mbps which is great for uploading pictures and stuff. The best thing about bsnl evdo is that it is only Rs750 per month for unlimited usage. There will be places where it wont give you very good speed but it still is a bargain as compared to the prices offered by other companies. This Rs 750 per month plan is available in both prepaid and post paid connections. I find it to be the best option while traveling across India as the coverage is decent too.

    BSNL 3G : Another offering by BSNL. I find the coverage to be good and speeds are good as well but prices arent much to talk about especially as compared to BSNL EVDO.

    Vodafone 3G : This again GSM technology but the prices are way too much as compared to BSNL. Vodafone's coverage across the country is not bad but their eG unlike BSNL is not available in rural areas.
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    I use a BSNL EVDO connection and previously I have used a Tata Photon dongle, and for me BSNL EVDO is the best wireless data card USB connection. First of all their tariff plans are excellent, and secondly the coverage is very good. It is a connection which hardly has any problems and I think that is a major factor as well.

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    Out of all the service providers I think Airtel is the best wireless data card USB connection, what one needs is stability and good speed and Airtel provides both of these. Yes it is a bit expensive than other service providers, but if you want the best sometimes you need to spend that much more. At first I thought Airtel is costly, but after using a lot of different data card connections I finally settled with Airtel.

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    It really depends what you want to do with the connection. If some one wants to download and upload large amount of data which is not very urgent then something like a BSNL EVDO would be great for the unlimited nature of their connection and upload speed being pretty good. For some one who is mostly going to browse websites and doesnt need to download too much data then Airtel is not bad because Airtel's excellent network makes browsing quicker and with good network conditions comes better latency and that leads to faster page loads which is what we all need right?

    MTNL 3G is another option because of their Rs4500 for 6 months plan that gives you 200GB data and you can use it all across India without having to pay any roaming charges. 200GB is a lot of data even for heavy users. Another good thing I have found about MTNL is that I pushed some 350GB data and still had 150GB left showing up on the ussd thing. I have never been able to hit their data limit with the 6 months plan. It is some incompetent engineer who probably bribed to get his degree and to get the job and couldnt configure the data limits right Its all good for us lot though.

    MTS has become the number one choice these days in the area I live in with their 40GB per month for Rs999 post paid connection. Every other person here uses MTS and that leads to network congestion in the evenings some times but it is good for downloading large files. Not as cheap as MTNL3g but still a lot cheaper then the likes of Airtel and vodafone etc.

    So cannot say one connection or plan is better then the rest. Every one has their own way of using the internet and whatever suits them best is the best one for them.

    One thing I would like to share is that every single media professional I know who travel for work uses Reliance netconnect broadband plus connections. Those guys upload files for work and pictures amongst other things and they swear by its performance in every nook and corned of the country.

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    When there are threads or queries about things like this, I truely believe that there is no best service, and the reason for this is that every service differs from location to location. A classic example is MTNL 3G which is available in Delhi and Mumbai. The same connection one in Delhi works like wonders and in another place in Delhi gives terrible results. This is not just a personal experience but something which has been read by users on the forum as well.
    Another point to add is that the term best can apply to any factor of a connection such as speed, service, tariff plans etc.

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