Aircel 3G Review: Internet Speed Test, Data Plans, How to Activate 3G
Aircel is an Indian Telecom company headquartered in Chennai. They provide wireless voice, messaging and data services in India. They have recently extended their network and now have wide coverage in North and South India. Aircel launched 3G services in many parts in early 2011 and now expanding their 3G coverage to North Eastern India. Aircel 3G is now available in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chennai, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Kolkata, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar. Aircel 3G Data Tariff is very cheap and economical when compared to other 3G services like BSNL, Airtel, Reliance, Vodafone and Tata Docomo.
Aircel 3G Review:
If you are choosing a 1GB monthly data pack that costs around Rs 251 on Airtel and almost the same on Reliance. But on Aircel you can get a 1GB data pack Just for Rs 198. It does not stop here, you can continue to use the Internet at 2G speed after that till the validity lasts. It means that the data plan is unlimited and you just need to pay to have 3G speed priority.
You can choose to use 3G on mobile or purchase a 3G data card. Aircel provides some choice for people who want to get the 3G USB dongle. You can get a3G stick for as low as for Rs 1199. You will be getting some free bundled data usage with it. Aircel 3G data plans for USB sticks starts with the 1GB Rs 198 plan. I would suggest purchasing some 3rd party 3G Data Card or use Wi-Fi 3G modem to share internet connection through Wi-Fi.
Aircel 3G internet speed test:
I have tested the Aircel 3G in many time slots and with different devices. I got an average download speed of 1.5 Mbps all the time. At night and early morning it reaches 2.8Mbps to 3.2 Mbps while the busy hours its always more than 1Mbps. I have also tested it on my Android Smart phone- Samsung Galaxy Note and it provided a download speed of 3.19 Mbps. Upload speed was most of the time between 0.24Mbps to 1 Mbps.
Recently, we have done MTS MBlaze review and speed test. Aircel 3G is pretty competing when it comes to performance and can lead when compared for Price.
How to Activate Aircel 3G?
To activate Aircel 3G, simply send SMS “START 3G” to 121 and 3G will be activated in 2Hours. For me it took a bit longer and I need to wait a night as I have purchased a new connection.
Aircel 3G Plans and Pricing:
Aircel is promoting their 3G packs as unlimited plans. But in reality there is FUP (Fair Usage Policy), if your 3G internet connection will be automatically turned into 2G connection after a certain amount of data consumed and you can continue using the pack though out the validity. Monthly plans start from Rs 128 which will get you 500MB 3G data usage. You can opt for 1GB Pack for Rs 198. 10GB is available for Rs 997 and that too at high speed of 7.2Mbps. Check out the other packages below:
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