MTS MBlaze Review: Internet Speed Test, Data Plan and Modem Pricing
MTS Mblaze is a high-speed wireless internet service by Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited. Currently MTS MBlaze connection is available in India. It can offer download speed up to 3.1 Mbps and upload speed up to 1.8 Mbps. MTS MBlaze works on EVDO Rev. A which is based on CDMA technology. In India EVDO internet connection is available from companies like BSNL, Reliance, Tata and MTS. Reliance NetConnect+ and Tata Photon Plus (now known as Tata Docomo) are the biggest competitor of MTS MBlaze. Today I’m doing MTS MBlaze review to test the actual speed.
MTS MBlaze Modem Driver and Dialer :
MTS is offering two types of modems with MBlaze connection, one manufactured by ZTE and other by Huawei. I’ve got a Huawei EC1561 modem which has MicroSD slot as well. The modem supports plug and play, that means the modem drivers come within the modem and it will be automatically get installed on computer once you plug-in the modem. Huawei EC1561 works on almost all operating systems like Windows XP, Vista and 7, Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 and some major Linux operating systems like Ubuntu, openSUSE, Fedora, Debian, Mandriva, Red Flag.
The modem dialer is simple and easy to use. You don’t need to manually configure any settings here, just plug in the modem and hit the ‘connect’ button. Modem dialer has a data counter feature to calculate data usage. It will come handy for Data limited plans. Data balance, phone number of modem can be checked directly from the dialer.
MTS Mblaze Speed Test:
MTS MBlaze review will be incomplete without doing the internet speed test. MBlaze works on EVDO Rev. A technology that means download and upload speed will reach up to 3.1 Mbps and 1.8 Mbps respectively. These values are theoretical, in real life the speed may be lower. Speed of wireless internet connection depends on various factors like distance from nearby base station, number of users,signal strength, etc. To get the best speed we have to find a location where signal strength is maximum. If you are using a laptop, then try different locations to find the sweet spot. If you are using a desktop computer, then you can use a USB extension cable.
I’ve done some speed test of MTS MBlaze modem. Most of the time download speed varies between 2.5- 3.0 Mbps and upload speed is around 0.7 -1.2 Mbps. While using Internet Download Manager (IDM) I’ve managed to get 300+ KBps speed. Here is the MTS MBlaze speed test result-
720p HD YouTube videos play without any buffering. The graphics heavy web page loads very fast and over all I’m very happy with the speed of MTS MBlaze speed.
MTS MBlaze Data Plan and Modem Price:
MTS MBlaze data card is available for around Rs 1100 which comes with free 6GB data for first 30 days. By paying Rs 200 extra you can get 10GB data for the first month. Both pre paid and post paid plans are available. MTS doesn’t offer any true unlimited plans, all plans have FUP (Fair Usage Policy) and your speed will be capped to 144 kbps (1x mode) after a certain amount of data is consumed in a month. In only Kolkata and West Bengal circle MTS is offering night unlimited plan at Rs
303 550 which offers true unlimited data at night (12 a.m– 6 a.m) for one month. MTS MBalze data card online recharge can be done from MTS website or by calling their helpline number.
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