Initially Broadband in India was termed as anything above the speed of 256Kbps, but now things are changing, we have now broadband plans of 16Mbps and more. Wireless broadband connections are also becoming better in India when compared to previously available speeds of 150Kbps. Most of the mobile operators and ISPs have now high speed USB based modems which can get you a speed upto 3.1 Mbps. Here we are comparing the different plans and coverage of high speed Wireless Internet in India.
The major high speed wireless broadband service providers in India are Reliance Netconnect, Tata Indicom Photon+, Virgin Mobile, BSNL and MTS. Below are the comparative chart of all the ISPs. Please note that we have not compared all the plans available.
|ISP Name||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Cost of Device||Coverage (high Speed)||Cost of 2GB Plan||Cost of 5GB Plan||Cost of 10GB Plan||Cost of 15GB Plan||Unlimited plan||Other Features Offered|
|Tata Indicom Photon +||3.1 Mbps||1.8 Mbps||3600/-||70 Cities||750/-||950/-||1100/-||1500/-||NA||Photon TV|
|Virgin Mobile VFlash||3.1 Mbps||1.8 Mbps||3499/-||NA||750/-||—-||1100/-||—-||NA||vFlash TV coverage|
|Reliance Netconnect||3.1 Mbps||1.8 Mbps||3500/-||38 Cities||750/-||1099/-||1250/-||1750/-||NA|
|BSNL EVDO||2.4 Mbps||—||3500/-||NA||—-||—-||—-||—-||650/-|
|MTS MBlaze||3.1Mbps||1.8Mbps||3499/-||19 Cities||—-||899/-||1200/-||1500/-||NA|
When it comes to the price of USB modems, almost all the ISPs are having the same price of 3500/- although Tata Photon the costliest one. Coverage wise, Tata Photon emerges the clear winner although we are not sure about the BSNL EVDO coverage.
When it comes to data plans, BSNL is the clear winner here with 650/- for unlimited coverage, but speed of the Internet is 2.4 Mbps when compared to 3.1 Mbps offered by others.
If you are a frequent traveler, we would suggest you to take Tata Photon+ as it has the best coverage in India. There are no roaming changes for all the connections listed above.
If we have missed out any details, please do share it in comments. If you are a user of any of these services, please share your feedback.