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    When travelling to remote areas, such as villages or hill stations its not easy getting an internet connection. Rather than asking the shop keeper who will actually talk his way through into buying any connection which wont be of any use, I want to find out from forum members to which is the best datacard connection for remote areas.

    My friends and I visit her home town in Punjab and we never get any good connection there, it takes at least 2 minutes for a page to load, and we are moving here laptop from one place to another trying to get a good signal.

    There are a lot of internet providers, so which is the best one to go for?

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    It all depends on which company has the best coverage in the area you would be statying and it is best to ask the locals. I would imagine Bsnl would have better coverage in villages and an Mtnl sim card would work fine on Bsnl network while roaming. You should really ask the people around to find out what they use there because they are the people who know what works in that area and what doesnt.

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    Thanks for the suggesstion Admin and its correct that asking the locals would be the best. But what if your going to a new place for a holiday and dont know anyone there, this is the main thing to think about. I want something which will give a good connection in different places, and it would mostly be used in North India.

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    I've used Tata Photon + at several places - not exactly villages but Cities and Towns. It has 2 networks. So when Tata Photon + signal is not available, it switches to the low speed network which is good only for browsing.

    Nowadays, they even sell network independent dongles.. So if you're visiting a place for a longer duration, you may try getting a new connection (sim) after visiting that place.

    However, it is recommended to ask the locals if you're a regular visitor.

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    If you are going for a holiday then ask the hotel reception over the phone Thats what I would do.

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    I have heard that Tata Photon is quite good in many areas, so most probably get that. But I have also heard that Idea gives good speed and coverage in a lot of places, so it will probably be a choice out of Tata and Idea.

    @Admin - its too mcuh hassle asking the hotel for best internet coverage. First of all most wont probably know and secondly I dont really pre book my hotel bookings. Only once I have ever pre booked a hotel, the hotel wa not to standard, so never pre booked again.

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    Reliance Netconnect (2G) datacard is also very good. It gives 2G (upto 2 mbps) speed in many small towns. I used to use it till last year. BSNL has the maximum coverage but its speed can be abyssimal to gorgeous.
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    So a choice of three between Tata, Idea and Reliance!!

    Which one should I go for out of the three? Im thinking Reliance because J4K said it works in small towns and also Tata as itsmemad said that also works in towns and cities and has two networks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preeti_20 View Post
    So a choice of three between Tata, Idea and Reliance!!

    Which one should I go for out of the three? Im thinking Reliance because J4K said it works in small towns and also Tata as itsmemad said that also works in towns and cities and has two networks.
    Don't go by just what I said. Check from reliance netconnect Web site about the town which you wish to use. Check for 2g/3g cover over there.

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