At last, Idea Cellular has also launched Wi-Fi 3G data card (dongle) after Airtel and Tata DoCoMo. All these three mobile operators sell Wi-fi 3G dongles locked to their respective network.
Wi-Fi 3G dongle is the ideal choice for home where all members wants to use Internet on their own devices simultaneously. A data plan with higher data allowance costs less so calculate average usage of all your family members, add all of them and go for a higher data plan.
Use of all these Wifi dongles is very easy, you just need to plug it into a USB port of your mobile charger or laptop to create a Wi-Fi zone.
Idea have Wi-Fi 3G dongle in the brand name of “Idea 3G Smart Wifi” dongle and enables to customers to connect up to 10 devices simultaneously. The Wifi dongle supports download speed up to 21.6 Mbps and upload speed up to 5.67 Mbps.
You can buy Idea 3G Smart Wifi dongle at Rs 2199 at all Idea’s retail outlets across eleven its 3G telecom circles viz. Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra & Goa, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh East & West.
Tata DoCoMo is already selling Photon Max WiFi dongle at Rs 1999, which supports 9.8 Mbps download speed and you may connect up to 5 devices. The operator also offers one month unlimited data postpay plan for Rs 650 with FUP at 3GB after which, speed reduces to 153.6 Kbps. For prepay customers, it has very attractive plan of Rs 350 which offers 10GB of data plus 4GB extra data on recharge of next four recharge with Rs 350.
Airtel is also selling Wi-Fi 3G dongle (make Huwaei E8231 & ZTE MF 70) in Mumbai, Andra Pradesh, Chennai and Tamil Nadu which supports download speed up to 21.6 Mbps and you may connect up to 5 devices simultaneously.
Airtel is promoting it with an exclusive offer valid up to 31st Dec, 2014. Prepaid customers who buy this dongle gets 6GB free 3G data for one month. Postpaid customers on plans, above Rs 650, gets Rs 100 per month cashback for 7 months.
[Update] Airtel has also started selling Wi-Fi dongle in Delhi at an affordable price of Rs 700, if a customer opt Airtel’s plan of Rs 2400 which comes with bundled 5GB free data at 3G speed and unlimited data at 2G speed for rest of the month, for three months i.e. customer can use total 15GB at 3G speed in three months and beyond this, unlimited data at 2G speed.
The use of Wi-Fi dongle is very easy, you just need to configure it first time and you get a code which is used to connect your device to Wi-Fi network of your own dongle. Wi-Fi zone is created up to 15 meters radially i.e. you can connect your device to Wi-Fi zone even if you are 15 meter away from the Wi-Fi dongle.
These Wi-Fi 3G dongles, which are being offered by mobile operator, are also available in the local market, e-commerce portals at cheaper rate and more important, unlocked. That means, you may use SIM of any operator and avail most affordable data plan of the mobile operator.