Finding Best Data Card and Wireless Broadband Internet Tariff Plan
You have a requirement to connect to the Internet wirelessly on your PC or laptop. But do not know the best operator, data card device and the wireless
Internet tariff plan for you.
You would have heard of a lot of names like Reliance Netconnect, Tata Photon max, Idea Netsetter, Vodafone 3G USB stick, Airtel 3G USB modem, MTS Blaze,
Aircel 3G USB dongle, MTNL, BSNL data cards etc. These are just devices that allow you to connect to the Internet like your phone enables you to call.
However to use the wireless broadband internet service on your PC or laptop, you would need to buy a Data Card and subscribe to a data or wireless Intenet
tariff plan. Just like you are charged for making calls and sending sms on your phone, you would be charged every month for using Internet according to your
So before you get lured into buying a device at an attractive offer, beware!
Choose your wireless broadband internet tariff plan wisely such that the total cost of both the device and the internet service is lowest for your unique
usage and your unique speed requirements in your city and locality.
This is especially important because unlike your phone that you can use with any service provider SIM, the data card device is locked to the network of
the service provider. i.e. you can use the data card belonging to a service provider to access internet wirelessly on that service provider network only.
So you may get a cheap data card but get stuck with an expensive plan and you may actually be paying much more than you should.
Please note while you pay for data card only once, you pay for your wireless internet plan every month. Unfortunately we see that a lot of people are
misguided by cheap data card offer and then get stuck with an expensive plan for the rest of their life.
You may then be wondering why are the data card prices so different? The datacard device prices are different depending on the technology and speed
supported by them. General rule is, the higher the speed they support, the costlier they are.
By now you would have understood that Datacards are like landline instrument with little differentiation as far as the feature is concerned. They just
enable you to connect to the internet. However, data cards come with different speeds to support different networks. 2G, CDMA 1X, EVDO, 3G. But you needn’t
bother about technology as long as a service provider is having good network coverage and the device meets your speed requirements.
Now for finding the best data card or wirless internet tariff plan, there are several types of tariff plans available from various mobile service
providers and despite the best general guidelines, its may be too confusing to choose the best plan for your unique usage requirements.
In summary a wireless internet service subscription involves choosing the right combination of best data card device and the best data card tariff plan
according to your unique day and night data usage, speed requirement and operator coverage in your city and locality from amongst hundreds of possible
combinations provided by each service provider.