Cellphone networks in India are upgrading to 3G i.e. 3rd Generation. Just before a few days ago Vodafone upgraded their network and started offering 3G, most of people might be aware of this as the promotion was no less. Lets see how good the network is actually with speed test, plans, reviews & cost.
One word I will say about 3G speed is amazing. Have a look at speed test done by one of the our reader Ruchit Patel.
The network gave download speed of 3.68 Mbps and ping time is as low as 145 ms. Someone else tested it practically and 2 minutes were enough to download video of 18 MB. The tests were performed on Vodafone 3G Ahmedabad Gujarat.
Though 3G data rates will be costly but it is free to try 3G now. All 2G plans have been upgraded to 3G till 10th of April, till company launches new 3G plans.
Some good 2G/3G plans available right now on Vodafone:
|9 Rs.||40 MB||1 Day|
|37 Rs.||400 MB||7 Days|
|111 Rs.||2 GB||1 Month|
Though good speed the network is facing weak signal problems in buildings, lifts etc. Even where strongest 2G signals are available 3G signals seems to too weak. Optimization of network and some micro antenna implementation will improve the network for sure.
For now it’s a good jump in communication field for India where other countries are already in 3.5G or upgrading to 4G.