How do I get 3G data speeds on a 2G Airtel plan?

Anonymous December 15, 2013

I have a 3G unlocked dongle for Airtel Wireless. I’m using Idea, Airtel and Aircel SIM in it with 2G plans but the speed is very slow. Please tell me if there’s a trick for getting high speed in 2G plans.

I want to get 3G speeds on a 2G data plan. I have Airtel, Idea and Aircel and the 2G speed is very poor and downloading speed is near about 9 kb 12kb.

  1. Susendeep D
    December 22, 2013 at 10:54 am

    It's not possible to get 3G speeds at 2G plans unless you change to 3G plans.

  2. Jan F
    December 15, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    The trick is to get a data plan that includes 3G access.

    Usually what providers do is they block (or don't unlock) the SIM card on the higher speed network. On occasion there might also be some lock within the SIM card itself which would require a SIM change (again performed by the provider).

    Other then that the speeds you are getting are normal/good for a 2G connection.