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Using a dongle with a 3G sim card

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    Default Using a dongle with a 3G sim card

    I would like to purchase a new WiFi dongle where the connection can be shared and I was thinking of using a 3G sim card and inserting it in a dongle. Although you can use a 3G sim card in a dongle, but do the same 3G tariff plans apply? I am asking this as some time ago there was an offer for a 3G plan I think it was an unlimited or 2GB plan I cant quite remember, and my cousin who had an iPhone at the time wanted the same plan but wasnt able to get it because he had an iPhone, and the so called plan was only available for phones which did not have a touch screen. So I need to make sure that I dont end up spending money on a dongle then it going to waste.
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    I have used my normal MTNL 3G and Reliance 3G SIMs with USB dongles without any problem.
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    I would suggest you to use Airtel 3g dongle. As it is my personal experience so i suggest you to choose Airtel services. You can get Airtel 3g access at a very reasonable price.

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    I bought this card from Flipkart,
    http://www.flipkart.com/huawei-e8221...TDUSFNKBPE8A6X

    I took a 3G sim from Bsnl for Rs.59, charged it for Rs.96 (this gives it a validity for one year for 3G, along with free data of 500 MB)
    It is working well, whenever I need to use this dongle, I simply charge it for whatever the data required and can use it. Speed is very good ( I got almost 5 Mbps at one time )
    If we don't like Bsnl we can use some other Operator's SIM in the same dongle.
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    You can use any sim for 3G services, if you want something cheap gi for BSNL.

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    You can get any dongle and any sim card would work with the normal 3G tariffs which are given. Just check the dongle specifications ie the speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pshrinivasan View Post
    I bought this card from Flipkart,
    http://www.flipkart.com/huawei-e8221...TDUSFNKBPE8A6X

    I took a 3G sim from Bsnl for Rs.59, charged it for Rs.96 (this gives it a validity for one year for 3G, along with free data of 500 MB)
    It is working well, whenever I need to use this dongle, I simply charge it for whatever the data required and can use it. Speed is very good ( I got almost 5 Mbps at one time )
    If we don't like Bsnl we can use some other Operator's SIM in the same dongle.
    That sounds great. I would love to own it. Is there any better version available now or it is still a good buy?

    In fact I use an Idea 3G dongle which allows me to use only Idea SIM. I wonder if I can unlock it and make it usable with any service provider's SIM. I was planning to give it to a nearby mobile shop to get it unlocked, but read somewhere that it is not safe. Moreover, in case of any future issues we need to approach the same person to get it rectified.

    I just wanted to know if we can unlock it ourselves (I am not an expert in these kind of things) to make it a universal dongle? I just don't want to invest Rs.2000/- for another dongle.

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