Airtel has always been into the competition with different telecom service providers and this the reason they are offering Data Cards for wireless internet services using GPRS enabled cards with sending/recieving SMS facility.
Not only that these Data Cards are compatible with Windows 2000/XP/XP Tablet/XP Pro but also with Mac Operating systems like Mac OSX, Leopard & Tiger, unlike Reliance Data Cards which are officially not compatible with the Mac based operating systems and the users have to go for different tricks and setup options to get wireless internet on mac based systems.
In order to use this Data Card you need a laptop with PCMCIA slot which generally is available in most laptop brands , though iam unable to find it in my sony vaio laptop, may be this slot is not available in all the laptop models.
Features of Airtel Data Card
High speed 24/7 Internet connectivity through Airtel EDGE network
No automatic disconnection, like normal dial-up connections.
Connectivity to Internet while traveling in India and abroad and so you save on high Internet charges.
Easy to install & simple to use with choice of tariffs to suit you needs.
Send and Receive SMS via the Airtel Data Card.
How to Install Data Card Internet
Setting up Airtel EDGE Data card is very simple.
Use the CD to install the EDGE Card software on your laptop.
Place the SIM in the module provided in the data card.
Insert the EDGE Card in your laptop.
Click on the installed software icon to start accessing the Internet instantly
|Data Card Tariff||Standard Plan||Plan I||Plan II||Surf Unlimited|
|Free Bundled Usage||Rs.49||Rs.350||Rs.599||Rs.999|
|Additional Data Usage (per MB)||NIL||500 Mb||1 Gb||Unlimited|
|Free SMS per Month||Re.0.10p/10 KB||Rs. 5/-||Rs. 3/-||NIL|
|Data Card Mrp Rs.3,350/-
* Rental – 149/-
Local – Rs.1.99/min
STD – Rs.2.99/min
SMS – Rs.1.99/Rs.2.99/Rs.5 (Local, National, International)
ISD & Roaming – As existing