Its been over 6 months now that 3G services have been launched in India. Most Metros and “A” cities already have 3G coverage. Telecom Operators are rolling out 3G services in smaller cities as well.
I have personally used 3G on different Telecom Operators here in Pune, and honestly, none of them could offer satisfactory services. One problem which I faced across all was that once the 3G is activated, voice call quality takes a big dip. In fact, many times voice coverage goes off completely – one cannot even make calls properly. And, it is not only me, but many people I have spoken to are facing same problems. Even 3G speeds are very erratic!
We ran a poll in March earlier this year asking readers as to which telecom operator offers best 3G services and here are the results of that poll
Best 3G services in India
Question: Which Telecom provider offers best 3G services in India?
Poll Results (Total Number of Votes)
BSNL has offered 3G services for quite sometime now – and they have the highest number of 3G users and hence it may have had slight effect on overall numbers. However, compared to other providers, BSNL does seem to offer better 3G services (in my experience as well ) and the top ranking seems justified.
Bharti (18%), Vodafone (17%) & Tata Docomo (16%) are at similar levels – but they still have to go a long way till they start offering satisfactory services. Idea probably has least of 3G users which may have put them at the bottom of the table.
While creating the poll, I had purposely not mentioned option of “none”, as I was sure most of the users would have opted for that and we could not have proper sense of providers offering better 3G services.
If you have not voted as yet, please go ahead and vote!