Out of all the mobile data cards available in India, Tata Photon and MTS are the only two that have been able to penetrate the market effectively. While Tata Photon has the backing of the Tata Group, MTS provides a better speed and FUP. A wide audience gives MTS the right platform to launch even more services, and MTS has come up with a high-speed EVDO wireless data card with speed up to 9.8 Mbps. The data card is based on EVDO technology and is named the Mblaze Ultra or the Rev B Ultra.
MTS Mblaze Ultra Rev B High Speed Data Card
MTS Ultra Rev B offers 9.8 Mbps broadband speed. However, we cannot decide on the usability unless we check out the tariff. Mblaze Ultra will offer both Postpaid and Prepaid schemes. The Prepaid schemes have not launched yet though, the Postpaid plans have been laid out.
The unique features of Mblaze Ultra are:
- 1st time in India: CDMA 1X EV-DO Rev.B wireless data card
- Hi-Speed Internet for Broadband Mobility: Upto 3 times as fast as EVDO Rev.A
- Dual-Band 800/1900MHz
- Plug and Play
- Downlink speeds upto 9.8Mbps
- Dual Antenna for greater receive diversity
- Dedicated Spectrum
- Dedicated Customer Care
- Plans to suit everyone’s data habit and need
- Access to Hundreds of Games, Videos and Songs for download.
Mblaze Ultra Postpaid Plans
The postpaid plans are slightly overpriced. However if you choose wisely, you will end up with a cost-effective plan.
I have marked the two reasonable plans here. The one for Rs. 1359 that offers 10 GB is quite effective. The first two plans are absolutely useless. They are overpriced and I strongly advice you do not go for it. If you can afford the plan at Rs. 1899, it is the best broadband plan for a shared Internet connection between friends.
Compared to the current popular plan of 12 GB for Rs. 999 at 3.1 Mbps, the plan M-Ultra-1359 is a good deal, given it offers 9.8 Mbps speed. Post bundled FUP, the usage charges are Rs. 1 per MB, on all plans.
To get Mblaze Ultra, you have to make a payment of Rs. 4599 which covers the high-speed device, and 1 GB of internet usage for the next six months.
After the usage limit, the charges are Rs. 1 per MB. After six months, you will be moved to a Rs. 629 plan automatically, which covers the 1 GB usage.
This is an ambitious move by MTS. However, the fail to see how high-speed internet fails in India due to ridiculous prices and is repeating the same mistake that everyone else is doing. MTS and other telecom companies should do a survey on acceptable rates for data services and then, launch a reasonable plan which people will finally use. For now, India is stuck at the 3.1 Mbps mark, when it comes to mobile broadband.