Update: For people looking for better rate for data usages, there are many available plans out in Delhi region. As per my view, there are three, which should suit people in the following ways:
People with occasional usages: Rs. 450/- for 1 Gb
People with good usages: Rs. 1500/- for 15 GbCurrently not available
People with high usages: Rs. 2500/- for Unlimited usages
Like Chandan said in its Review over MTNL 3G, even I was not having a positive feeling about PSU Telecom Products. Although I have seen like my colleague B. S. Negi said what goes with Government Product that once set to work, they will work flawlessly, although you have to wait endlessly in case any fault occurs in the same.
I have used BSNL Dialup in Azamgarh, BSNL Broadband in Allahabad, Idea Internet (GPRS, PC) in Azamgarh, New Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi etc., Aircel (GPRS, PC) in New Delhi and I could say that I got BSNL Broadband and Idea only good enough to rely on till now. Till now, I was on Idea Internet, even after they raised prices (earlier it was 5 Rs. per day for Unlimited Use and now its 20 Rs. per day for Unlimited Use) as its the best option, if you have edge in your area. All other options are more costly, if you are a heavy user.
Anyway, I was writing over MTNL 3G. I bought it from a local shop as the MTNL guy didn’t showed up for 2 days and then it was a total one day wait for getting the SIM activated. The excuse was server problem. Pretty funny!!! for the company giving first 3G for connectivity. :)
Initial reception was good and I was able to get around 350 kbps download speed and relatively poor upload speed of about 50-70 kbps on my cell. Although still remained was connecting it to PC. After searching over Internet, I got Chandan’s link and it resolved the issue. The solution was to use Nokia PC Suit and choosing to configure connection manually and putting pps3g as access point and leaving all other fields blank.
For the people, not using Nokia PC Suit, I found another get around.
Go to Control Panel, then Modem, Choose modem and put [at+cgdcont=1,"ip","pps3g"] without brackets, then simply create a dialup in known way and you are set to go.
What I am still feeling trouble here is the UMTS network reception in my room. I get all network line or most of them, but still I guess, I am not getting proper network with MTNL UTS here. If I put it in UMTS only mode, then I could actually see when 3G network is dipping. That’s causing one more issue heating up my cell as Network is constantly interchanging or discovering mode. These trouble are holding me to recharge the cell for unlimited data plan which is costing Rs. 2500/- per month, although other options are available like Rs. 250 for 0.5 GB and Rs. 450/- for 1GB.
Although for the users who want to go for it and searching that whether it will work in their area or not. Here is the 3G Map provided by MTNL Delhi
Although still I get the famous Error 734: The PPP link control protocol was terminated (Thanks to poor network reception in my room) while connecting to internet. This is an error from Server Side, if you are not getting proper network reception. With this error, I guess you can’t do anything about except waiting to get it resolved on your own or restarting your cell again and again :(
Relieved from the above mention error after changing the area. Now, if I face any trouble then I check the balance. It has been happen sometimes that services might be down, but seems to be stable than early days now.