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Old Apr 16, 11, 11:37 am   #1
 
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Wireless/3G laptop card for 1-mo stay in Delhi

I'm going to Delhi for a 1-month stay next month, mostly visiting relatives and tourist areas in the Delhi/UP areas.

Does anyone know of the best option for a wireless or 3G USB card to access the Internet from my laptop? I believe there are prepaid cards with unlimited usage for a month. Are these reliable? Any specific carrier, Reliance? Costs?

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Old Apr 17, 11, 4:22 am   #2
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tata photon plus is probably your best option....more info here....
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tata photon plus is probably your best option....more info here....
When I was in Delhi, I talked to Tata. It wasn't quite right for me. When I told them I wanted something that was not locked to Tata, i.e. I could put a SIM from another provider when travelling to other countries. I did not want using Tata while in India. That was not possible. After I got off the phone, a Tata rep called me to say that it could be done, and sent a rep to my house. The rep concurred with the prior information that it could not be done. Even after that Tata continued calling 3G USB dongle in which you can put any SIM that's compatible with the bands supported by the dongle. I bought a couple a few weeks ago. It seems to work. I say "seems" as I have not used it after setting up as I don;t subscribe to a data plan here. I plan on using it on my upcoming trip to SE Asia. It's quad band GSM/GPRS and the 3G band on it is the 1900 band, which is used in most of the world.
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Old Apr 19, 11, 1:09 pm   #4
 
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When I was in Delhi, I talked to Tata. It wasn't quite right for me. When I told them I wanted something that was not locked to Tata, i.e. I could put a SIM from another provider when travelling to other countries. I did not want using Tata while in India. That was not possible. After I got off the phone, a Tata rep called me to say that it could be done, and sent a rep to my house. The rep concurred with the prior information that it could not be done. Even after that Tata continued calling 3G USB dongle in whivh you can put any SIM that's compatible with the bands supported by the dongle. I bought a couple a few weeks ago. It seems to work. I say "seems" as I have not used it after setting up as I don;t subscribe to a data plan here. I plan on using it on my upcoming trip to SE Asia. It's quadband GSM/GPRS and the 3G band on it is the 1900 band, which is used in most of the world.
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It gives a lot of flexibility. You could use TAT, Vodaphone, or any other provider in India with this or use another provider in other counries.
Which USB dongle did you buy? The one from Tata in India? What did it cost?

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Which USB dongle did you buy? The one from Tata in India? What did it cost?

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I did not buy the one from Tata. Vendors in Delhi were selling unlocked USB dongle modems for about Rs2600. I do not know if they were 3G. What I bought is listed in the link I gave.
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