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Best mobile Internet in India

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By evilnecessity, Junior Member on 18th August 2014, 02:21 PM
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Hi, I'm going to India for a month in September.

I have an unlocked S3 Mini and a Samsung Tablet, which I plan to take with me.

What is the best way for me to get internet while I'm travelling around?

I was thinking:

i) get an Indian sim that allows 3G/4G (?) with which i could tether my tablet. (I assume the S3 Mini is 4G compatible?)

ii) get a MIFI for a month but this seems more expensive.

Look forward to hearing from you, many thanks.
18th August 2014, 02:35 PM |#2  
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Its your choice whatever you choose but lemme explain you each and every thing ..

In India only three companies are providing good connection for 3g. And
4g is not available in most of the cities or you can say it's not arrived in India yet ..

The companies are Reliance, Vodafone, and Airtel .

3g recharges are as follows for 1gb .
Reliance - 156 Rs.
Vodafone - 250 Rs.
Airtel - 250 Rs.

And if you go for WiFi then it would cost more because you need to buy a router that would easily cost charges of 4 months in once..

so choice is yours and you can select whatever you think right but in my opinion you should go for Sim card option .
18th August 2014, 02:55 PM |#3  
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Hi, thanks for replying.

How fast is the 3G? Let's say when I use it to tether my tablet.
18th August 2014, 03:04 PM |#4  
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If you have used 4g then you may feel its slow otherwise there won't be an issue and you won't feel its slow ..

It's enough if you want to do some surfing and downloading small stuffs ..

If you thether with your tablet than also it works quite well ..[emoji4]
Last edited by TheMaker01; 18th August 2014 at 03:08 PM.
18th August 2014, 03:27 PM |#5  
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So does MIFI use the same sim card as for the phone?

I assume 3G would be faster from the MIFI device than tethering from the phone?
18th August 2014, 03:34 PM |#6  
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Yes its uses the same sim card .
But obviously mifi is going to slightly faster than mobile thethring bcoz mifi is dedicatedly designed for it ..

By the way you can mobile thethring instead of mifi that would be preferable ..
And it won't cost you money
18th August 2014, 03:46 PM |#7  
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OK, many thanks for replying.

Probably, I will use WiFi where it's available and have the 3g option when there's no WiFi.

Re: sim cards, I'm guessing the best option for me will be to buy separate sims for calls and data, OR is there a good package available?

You state Reliance is the cheapest for data, but do they have connectivity problems for example? Thanks.
Last edited by evilnecessity; 18th August 2014 at 03:51 PM.
18th August 2014, 03:56 PM |#8  
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Nope bro Reliance is one of the best network available at least in Mumbai and in my knowledge. And Reliance comes on 2nd after Vodafone in connectivity.
And you should consider only single sim for both your needs ..
And airtel is also good in connectivity ..
Last edited by TheMaker01; 18th August 2014 at 03:58 PM.
18th August 2014, 04:17 PM |#9  
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OK, will look for a Reliance SIM when I arrive.

Also, as a foreigner to India, apparently I have to provide all my personal details to be able to purchase a prepaid SIM? This seems strange to me.

What do you advise on where to get my SIM? Thanks.
18th August 2014, 04:58 PM |#10  
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I would advice you to contact to your any of your known body or relative in India and ask for ID proof of him that would be much better and easy to get the sim card rather than submitting your all details .
Otherwise you know what you needs to do to get the Sim card .
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