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With the coming of 3G services in India, almost all licensed Internet operators are starting to provide data cards to the customers. However tariff for data card services from varied Internet service provider varies, it is true people are benefiting invariably from these portable devices. Most operators in the Indian market are competing to reach a good stance but the one with speedy Internet access is likely to score well.
If you are planning to buy a data card, this list of top 5 data cards in the Indian market will help you make the right choice.
This data card from Reliance is similar to mobiles because it works with a SIM. If you want to get a speedy Internet access, than opt for Reliance data card as it offers undisputed service. Connect the USB modem to your laptop/PC and enjoy an unrestricted speed of around 15-25 Mbps. You can also avail the unlimited promotional offers given at intervals.
Pros: high-speed guaranteed, good coverage
Cons: offer valid to limited cities only
Price of the data card: 7.2 Mbps USB Data Card available at Rs. 2,000 and 21.6 Mbps USB Data Card costs Rs. 4,499
It offers compatible internet access both on Pc’s and laptops. You can securely surf the net from anywhere across India and avail good reception of connectivity. The internet speed of this data card from Tata Indicom ranges to 20kbps and the rental of the USB modem beings at Rs 99/month with other data and time based plans.
Pros: works best with Linux operating system and offers good uploading plus downloading speed.
Cons: limited coverage of cities
Price of the data card: Rs 2399
This data card from BSNL supports a phone number and a user id with area code and its password is prefixed in the phone number. You can go for renting the BSNL EVDO 2.4 mbps card directly however there is variation in prepaid and postpaid tariff plans for each of the device. This sleek and think USB device uses the EVDO hardware and offers speedy internet connectivity.
Pros: provides good connectivity, attractive tariff options and unlimited usage feature
Cons: poor customer care service
Price of the data card: Rs 650 per month for unlimited package
Ensure yourself best tariff charges and speedy internet connectivity with the latest data card from Tata DoCoMo. This company offers reliable Internet access and can be connected to laptops and desktops for enhanced connectivity. This data card service from Tata DoCoMo enable the users to receive calls and send messages when plug the USB device into their PCs. This modem ensure a speed of around 21.1 Mbps anytime from anywhere around the country.
Pros: Reliable internet connectivity
Cons: access to limited regions
Price of the data card: Tata Docomo HSDPA USB Modem Priced at Rs. 1,999, Tata Docomo 3G HSDPA Data Card costs Rs. 2,600, Tata Docomo HSPA+ USB Modem costs Rs. 3,500
Latest into the Indian market, MTS mblaze offers speedy connectivity in selected regions and offers exclusive tariff options to its consumers. This stylish modem lends flexible usage option with speed of upto 3.1 mbps. You can opt for this data card from MTS if you are looking to surf the Internet at speedy pace.
Pros: enabled with play and plug-in option, fast uploading speed of 1.8 mbps, supports micro SD slot for storing data
Cons: Limited access to areas including Delhi, Calicut, Chennai, Kolkata, Durgapur, Patna, Jaipur, Bhiwadi and few more.
Price of the data card: Rs 2,999