Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Data Cards in India

Data cards are going to be the in thing in the coming few days. After the broadband revolution in India, the data cards are going to be on buying list of most corporate executives.

Why use a data card ?

A data card is the same shape and size of a normal USB device and allows you
to access internet from practically anywhere. So it comes in handy without any
need for a wire, provided you laptop is charged.

Data card tariff plans in India

Idea is ahead with attractive plans. I’ve compared tariffs of 3 companies offering USB modems-Airtel,Idea and Tata Indicom. Out of the three Idea is offering the cheapest service giving an unlimited download plan for Rs 849 as compared to Airtel, which is giving it at Rs 999 and Tata Indicom at Rs 1099. Apart from these three operators, Reliance and BSNL are also offering USB Modems.

Idea-Netsetter

USB Modem cost - Rs 2499/- + Plan-Netsetter 849 for Rs 849/- Idea tariffs

Airtel-USB Modem

Modem Cost-Rs2999/- Plan-Surf Unlimited - Rs999/-Airtel Tariffs

Tata Indicom-Plug 2 Surf

Modem Cost-Rs 2499/- Plan cost Rs 1099/- Tariffs