I spent half of yesterday signing up for mobile (GSM) Internet access in Mumbai. If you know the process, it’s pretty quick and easy, but it can take a long time if you’re not prepared.
It also helps to remember that technology moves very quickly here. 3G has just arrived, so the difference between carriers, locations and technologies is quite large. If you pick the right service for your area, it can be both reliable and quick. But none of the carriers service all of the areas with 3G, so if you pick the wrong one, you could end up with sub-dial-up speed.
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