Thoug 3G in India is yet to be popular there is high demand for 3G enabled data cards as people are using these with 2G data services which comes cheap.
Apart from Huawei and ZTE, many Indian companies have already launched own-branded unlocked 3G data cards. Micromax, one of the leading indigenous Indian handset companies has launched a new model under its 3G-HSPA data card portfolio.
The new HSPA data card from Micromax is named as 353G, and supports upto 7.2 Mbps HSDPA & upto 5.76 Mbps HSUPA as per 3GPP Release 6 and backwardly compatible with UMTS, EDGE and GPRS i.e. the data card will work on slower 2G networks as well. The data supports network frequency bands of 850/900/1800/1900/2100 MHz.
The new 353G is powered with Qualcomm MSM6290 chipset, and supports setup mode of plug and auto installation with zero CD installation. 353G also includes pre-loaded Google’s fast Chrome browser to offer best browsing experience to its users. It supports USB 2.0 high speed mode and AT Interface of 3GPP TS 27.005/3GPP TS27.007.
Apart from the data functionality with auto APN management 353G offers complete support of SMS, Contacts/Phonebook, Voice calls and USSD; simultaneous data and sms will work on it.
It also has a microSD slot to be double as maximum 16GB USB drive. This 3G data card supports all versions of Windows while Mac OS support limited to Intet CPU only.Currently it is available at Rs. 2000 as retail price.
Micromax diversifies its operations to South East Asia, Middle East and Latin America. The new 3G dongle is factory unlocked and supports more frequencies to provide seamless roaming in most of the countries.