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This is something all Indians would love to experience... Year: 2050

This is something all Indians would love to experience...  Year: 2050 Place: Two Americans at IBM, USA. Currency Conversion Rate: Rs.1 = $1000
Alex : Hi John, you didn't come yesterday to office?
John : Yeah, I was in Indian Embassy for stamping.
Alex: Oh really, what happened, I heard that nowadays it has become very strict.
John : Yeah, but I managed to get it. Alex : How long it took to get it stamped?
John : Oh, it was nasty man, long queue. That's why it got delayed. I went there at 2 am itself and waited and returned by 4pm.
Alex : Really? In India, it is a matter of an hour to get stamped for USA.
John : Yeah, but that is because who in India will be interested in coming to USA man, their economy has been booming. Alex : So, when are you leaving?
John : Anytime, after receiving my tickets from the client in India and you know, I will be getting a chance to fly Air- India. Sort of dream come true.
Alex : How long are you going to stay in India?
John : What do you mean by how long? I wi…

3G in India is a big misnomer...

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About a week back, my old mobile boradband connection stopped working and in a hurry I had to go and search for a new connection.

While opting for the same one, was an option but even though being a "Telecom", so far I had not experienced any of the 3G product and decided to give it a try, moreso because the cost of the device was at least the same.

So I bought a Tata Docomo 3G and the heading of this post will sum up my experience.

Thankfully, in my area the signal strength was good {most people rue about this}, but I dont think that this really matters, as what matters is your link speed.

When you got to buy this stuff, they test your device on "Speedtest.net" . I firmly believe now that this particular test or service is entirely fake.

At the shopfloor, it showed my device having a down link speed of more than 7 MBPS, and when I reached home, with the same signal strength I never got more than 2.2 MBPS and that also, was like a flicker in a pan.

So connection speed of…