Airtel 3G USB Modem Models & Price

Airtel 3G USB Modems are available in two models. The details are given below. For availability and price please check the official site for updates.

model no. E1731 7.2 Mbps
Speed HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
Network customized simlock to airtel network, plug n play
Chipset qualcomm MSM6290
Radio for 3G HSDPA/UMTS 2100 MHz, receive diversity
also compatible with EDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
GSM/CDMA GSM/WCDMA
Size 71mm*26mm*12.5mm
Messaging yes
VID/PID 12D1/140C
MicroSD Support yes (up to 32GB)
Antenna Inbuilt antenna
OS windows 2000 SP4,windows XP SP2/SP3, windows vista SP1/SP2, windows 7 mac OSx10.4, 10.5 & 10.6 with latest upgrades
USB 2.0 HS

Model 2:

model no. E153 3.6 Mbps
Speed HSDPA 3.6Mbps
Network customized simlock to airtel network, plug n play
Chipset qualcomm MSM6246
Radio for 3G HSDPA/UMTS 2100 MHz, receive diversity
also compatible with EDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
GSM/CDMA GSM/WCDMA
Size 70mm*27mm*12mm
Messaging yes
VID/PID 12D1/140C
MicroSD support yes (up to 32GB)
Antenna inbuilt antenna
OS windows 2000 SP4,windows XP SP2/SP3, windows vista SP1/SP2, windows 7 Mac OSx10.4, 10.5 & 10.6 with latest upgrades
USB 2.0 HS

Airtel 3G Availability Cities/Circles

Airtel has launched it 3g Services on 27th Jan 2011. This page will track the available cities and circles that has 3G services enabled by Airtel.

Currently the Airtel 3g Services are available in the following locations:

  1. Karnataka : Belgaum Bengaluru Bijapur Davangere Dharwad Gulbarga Hubli Manipal Mangalore Mysore Shimoga Tumkur Udupi
  2. TamilNadu: Coimbatore Dindigul Erode Hosur Karur Madurai Nagerkoil Namakkal Puducherry Salem Ooty Tanjore Trichy Tirupur Tirunelveli Tuticorin Vellore
  3. Rajastan: Ajmer Bikaner Jaipur Jodhpur Kota Udaipur
  4. Delhi
  5. Maharashtra: Mumbai
  6. Andra Pradesh: Hyderabad Karimnagar Kakinada Rajahmundry Vizag Vijaywada Guntur Warangal
  7. West Bengal: Durgapur
  8. West UP: Agra Aligarh Dehradun Haridwar Meerut Mussoorie Selaqui
  9. Himachal Pradesh: Shimla
  10. Bihar: Patna, Ranchi, Bokaro
  11. Jammu & Kashmir: SriNagar
  12. North East: Shillong Guwahati

BSNL 3G Data Cards: Price, Features,Comparison

The datacard rates are two high with BSNL. They are providing Micromax mobile’s data-card.

There are 2 datacards, mono and QUAD type datacard. Mono datacard supports only 3G, while QUAD supports both 3G as well as 2G.

So, when u go out of Chennai, in a place where BSNL tower is there and 3G support is not enabled on that tower, the Mono datacard will not work, while the QUAD will pick up the 2G and it will work.The cost of Mono Datacard is Rs.2500 and QUAD is Rs.3500 (both are Micromax – offered by BSNL).

Alternative is to buy a QUAD datacard from riche st or EBAY.At EBAY, you can find QUAD datacard for Rs 1700/- .

Nokia’s cheapert 3G phone :Nokia 2730 classic Mobile

Nokia has launched cheapest 3G mobile 2730 Classic in Indian market.

Nokia 2730 Classic Phone

Price expected to be around Rs5000/-

Still India has not got proper 3G services. I am not sure how this is going to help the consumers.

Full spec of the phone:

Physical features, power and memory
Physical features, power and memory
Size

* Form: Classic
* Dimensions: 109.6 x 46.9 x 14.4 mm
* Weight: 87.7 g (with battery)
* Volume: 65 cc

Display and 3D

* Size: 2.0″
* Resolution: 320 x 240 pixel (QVGA)
* Up to 262,144 colours

Keys and input method

* Numeric keypad

Colours and covers

* Available in-box colours (Available colours may vary per region):
– Black
– Dark Magenta

Connectors

* MicroUSB connector, USB 2.0
* 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector

Memory

* microSD memory card slot with hot swap, max. 2 GB
* 30 MB internal dynamic memory

Power

* BL-5C 1020 mAh Li-Ion standard battery
* Talk time (maximum)
– GSM 7 h
– WCDMA 3 h
* Standby time (maximum)
– GSM 360 h
– WCDMA 400 h (Ectel)

Communication and navigation
Communication and navigation
Operating frequency

* Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
* WCDMA 900/2100 and GSM 850/900/1800/1900
* WCDMA 850/1900 and GSM 850/900/1800/1900
* Automatic switching between GSM bands

Data network

* CSD
* GPRS class B, multislot class 32
* EDGE class B, multislot class 32
* WCDMA 2100, maximum speed PS 128/384 kbps (UL/DL), CS 12.2 kbps
* TCP/IP support
* Capability to serve as data modem
* Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes

Local connectivity and synchronisation

* Bluetooth version 2.0
* Support for PC synchronisation with Nokia PC Suite
* Support for local and remote SyncML synchronisation

Call features

* Built-in hands-free speaker phone
* Number screening for messaging and calls
* Automatic answer with headset or car kit
* Any key answer
* Call waiting, call hold, call divert
* Call timer
* Logging of dialled, received and missed calls
* Automatic redial
* Speed dialling
* Voice dialling
* Fixed dialling number support
* Vibrating alert (internal)
* Mute/unmute
* Contacts with images
* Conference calling

Messaging

* SMS
* Speed dialling for SMS sending
* List of recently used numbers in message editor
* Multiple SMS deletion
* EMS picture messaging (send and receive)
* MMS version 1.3, message size up to 300 kb
* Automatic resizing of images for MMS
* Nokia Xpress audio messaging
* Common inbox for SMS and MMS messages
* Distribution lists for messaging
* Cell broadcast

E-mail

* Email client ( native): IMAP4, POP3, SMTP

Web browsing

* Supported mark-up languages: HTML, XHTML
* Supported protocols: WAP 2.0
* TCP/IP support
* Opera mini browser
* Nokia Mobile Search

GPS and navigation

* Nokia Maps application

Image and sound
Image and sound
Photography

* 2 megapixel camera
* 4x digital zoom
* White balance modes: automatic, daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent
* Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative
* Light sensitivity modes: automatic
* Landscape (horizontal) orientation

Video

* Video recording at up to 176 x 144 pixels (CIF) and up to 10 fps
– Up to 4x digital video zoom
* Video recording file formats: .3gp
* Audio recording formats: AMR, .3gp
* Video white balance modes: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
* Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative
* Video player
* Video playback file formats: .3gp
* Video streaming: .3gp
* Landscape mode video playback

Music and audio playback

* Music player
* Music playback file formats: AMR, AMR-WB, MIDI, MXMF, MP3, AAC, MP4/M4A/3GP/3GA(AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, AMR-WB), X-Tone, WAV(PCM, a-law, mu-law, ADPCM), WMA(WMA9, WMA10)
* FM stereo radio with RDS support
* 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector
* Ring tones: AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, MP3, 64- Midi, WMA, WAMR, MXMF (40 built-in tones)

Voice and audio recording

* Voice recorder
* Audio recording formats: AMR
* FR, EFR, HR, and AMR
* Digital stereo microphone

Personalisation: profiles, themes, ring tones

* Customizable profiles
* Ring tones: AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, MP3, 64- Midi, WMA, WAMR, MXMF (40 built-in tones)
* Themes
– wallpapers
– animated wallpapers
– organic wallpapers
– full-screen wallpapers
– screensavers
– animated colour screensavers
– colour schemes
– ring tones
– icons
– logos
– pre-installed themes
– changeable colour themes
– user defined themes