Mobile data usage nearly doubles in India, thanks to a 3x increase in 3G usage

According to a MBIT index study conducted by Nokia Siemens Networks, the 3G infrastructure provider for most of the networks in India, it has been revealed that the mobile data usage in the country has almost doubled in the period of December 2011 – 2012. The main reason for the increased usage in mobile data is attributed to 3 times increase in usage of 3G mobile data by consumers, mainly from, what operators call, the “A” circles. Apparently, a regular 3G user consumes an average of 434 MB per month while the average amount of data consumed by the 2G user is 115 MB per month. Ultimately, there has been a 92% total increase in the usage of mobile data, with a whopping 196% increase in 3G usage and a 66% increase in 2G usage.

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Vodafone To Offer Unlimited 3G Usage For Rs.899?

Vodafone is expected to launch its 3G services in India as early as next week and the 3G plans will not burn a hole in your pocket.

Today, Tata Docomo’s 3G services went live in selected cities of the nine circles, where it has won the 3G license. Sadly, Tata Docomo’s 3G services are still not available in our city and we may have to wait till the year-end to enjoy their 3G services. On the other hand, Vodafone is gearing up for the launch of its 3G services in India. Continue reading “Vodafone To Offer Unlimited 3G Usage For Rs.899?”

BSNL 3G SIM Cards to be issued in April 2009

I just went to the local BSNL Mobile Counter and enquired about the availability of 3G SIM Cards..

I was a bit sad to hear when the person at the counter told me that , they are expecting the cards by April 20th 2009.

That’s nearly 2 months away from now

We have see the service beeing demoed by the ministers .. when will the common man get it ?

Please bring out the service soon guys ..

Japan is already using 4G and thinking of improving it ..

What can you do with 3G on your mobile phone

3G services are available in Delhi today and it is going to be available this year throughout India

So what does 3G mean to you ? and what can you do with it on your mobile phone to enhance your mobile experience 

First lets define 3G

3G Stands for 3rd-generation. 3G is loosely defined, but generally includes high data speeds, always-on data access, and greater voice capacity. The high data speeds are possibly the most prominent feature, and certainly the most hyped. They enable such advanced features as live, streaming video. There are several different 3G technology standards. The most prevalent is UMTS, which is based on WCDMA. (WCDMA and UMTS are often used interchangeably.) UMTS is the 3G technology of choice for most GSM carriers. The other major standard is cdma2000, which is an evolution of CDMA 2G technology. There are several types of cdma2000, each offering different data rates and levels of compatibility with 2G CDMA.

Video Streaming that actually works

Video Streaming is possible even over GPRS or EDGE but its very slow.

You will be able to watch a Cricket match Live on the road with live video and audio

Video Calling

Have you ever wondered why there is an additional camera above the display in some phones ?

The camera is meant to be used for Video Calling .. You can actually see the other person face to face and talk.

Faster Downloads and Browsing

As you can see in the picture above .. When i tested 3G , the speeds i was getting was in the range of 300 -500 kbps .. which is the kind of speed we get on a broadband connection at home 🙂

So you can do hi speed browsing on the go 

But one downside to all of this is that battery life is comparetively shorter for most phones on 3G networks.

what else you can think of doing on a hi speed internet connection on your mobile ?

3G launched in India atlast but only on MTNL Delhi

3G has finally come to India .. Its always been a distant dream for India to get 3G Network speeds..

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched the 3G services of MTNL Delhi under the banner of “Jaadu” or “Magic”

A. RajaCommunications and IT Minister  was also present at the launch event and made a video call from his 3G phone and demonstrated the capabilities of 3G services.

Motorola is setting up the network for the services.

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