BSNL has launched new data card which will support up to 14.4 Mbps. The price is kept at Rs. 2500 and the manufacturer is VMC System Limited. The modem also has a very high upload speed of 7.2 Mbps. Probably first time in BSNL, this device will support Voice call.
If your Laptop is always on then you may use your Laptop as a mobile phone. You could use your modem as your phone. A voice call or SMS can be send from your laptop or PC. The reach of BSNL 3G is very high but many people claims for very low speed also on 3G network.
Another point is 3G tariff. In india their are only a few people who may afford 3G at this cost and the speed does not matter if your pocket do not allow if recharge Rs. 1000 for a few GB of Data usage. Until more tariff cuts the use of such device is impossible. How many people are their who wants to see HD Video from YouTube using a 3G modem?
I don’t think it really matters to use a 14.4 Mbps modem or 7.2 Mbps modem, until your network will really provide such speed. Beside this the modem seems decent if we look its feature.
Highlights of the BSNL VMC 3G Modem:
- Network support: HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/WCDMA/EDGE/GPRS GSM
- Maximum Downloading Speed: 14.4 Mbps
- Maximum Uploading Speed: 7.2 Mbps
- Storage: Upto 32GB using MicoSD card
- Voice Call: Yes
- SMS: Yes
- Plug and Play: Yes.
- Price: Rs. 2500/-
- Details of 3G and 2G internet packs (GPRS or data packs) available here