Slowly but steadily mobile operators are introducing their 3G services across cities in India, Airtel launched their 3G services in Mumbai this week and Vodafone is expected to do so too. 3G and Mobile Number Portability gives users something to think about for switching networks. In a press release today, Vodafone announced the availability of their MiFi device which makes for a good reason to opt for Vodafone. Vodafone 3G and MiFi should enable users to be connected without having to rely on their phones to be tethered to the computers.
For personal use, we could tether our mobile phones to share the Internet connection sacrificing phone battery, MiFi hopes to address this. A MiFi device is a small WiFi router that fits in your pocket and allows you to connect upto 5 devices to it for Internet browsing. Vodafone's MiFi device called Vodafone R201 claims a 4 hour battery life with USB and power charging options. As an added bonus, the device looks good:
Airtel Live Broadband TV offers live channels and video on demand. There are three monthly subscription options:
While it sounds all good, the problem is with the list of channels available - not very exciting as of now.
Update: As Medianama points out, Airtel won't be counting bandwidth consumed by watching TV over Airtel Broadband TV towards a user's fair usage policy bandwidth limit. This makes the service an interesting alternative to watching streams from other websites.