Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ Tariff Plans, Modems, Comparison

Reliance Broadband+
Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ service offers fastest internet connection in India. Reliance Wireless Broadband works well as the Wireless Broadband for laptops & desktops, which is 20 times faster with speed upto 3.1Mbps in Reliance Broadband + Network, with the fastest uploads at a speed of upto 1.8 Mbps. The downward process is compatible with Reliance High Speed 1X network. The seemless transition from Broadband+ to CDMA 1X ensures connectivity across 20000 towns & 5 lakh villages, as well as along major highways, railway routes, airport lounges and remote locations in India, even if there is no broadband+ available.

Reliance Broadband+ is optimized for running rich media / heavy applications such as video conferencing, video streaming, electronic surveillance, online multiplayer gaming and heavy file transfers. The USB modem devices offer simple Plug & Play, providing quick access to the wireless broadband.

Reliance has three different Wireless Broadband USB modems – Huawei EC 1260, Huawei EC 168 C and ZTE AC871, and costs Rs.3500/-



Huawei EC 1260 supports CDMA 1x RTT & CDMA 1xEVDO Rev A. The modem auto Installs and compatible with Windows 2000 (SP4), Windows XP (SP2), Windows Vista 32/64bits, Mac OS ( 10.4 version). It is 60mm×25.3mm×12mm weighing about 20 gm.

Huawei EC 168 C supports CDMA 1x RTT & CDMA 1xEVDO Rev A. The modem auto installs and compatible with Windows 2000 (SP4), Windows XP (SP2), Windows Vista32/64bits, Mac OS. It is 88mm×27mm×8.5mm in size and weighing about 50 gms.

ZTE AC 8710 supports 800 MHz frequency band, high-rate network access and Plug and Play (PnP). It installs automatically and compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS. It’s size is 80mm×36mm×12.8mm, weighing about 40 gms.

The Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ currently coverage the following Indian cities:
Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Ernakulam, Erode, Guntur, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kakinda, Kolkata, Kota, Lucknow, Ludhiana,Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Patiala, Pune, Rajahmundry, Salem, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupur, Udaipur, Ujjain, Vadodara, Vapi, Vijayvada and Visakhapatnam

You can order the device online You can pay online or pay on delivery of the device at your home, free shipping.

Nationwide coverage currently provides Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ coverage in 35 major cities and seamless integration with High Speed 1X for National coverage.. Broadband + 10 GB Night Add-on Plan is applicable on Broadband+ 1 GB, 2.5 GB, 5 GB, 10 GB ( Citywide) & 10 GB (Nationwide) plan. It cannot be used as a standalone plan. Minimum guaranteed speed on Netconnect Broadband+ is 256 Kbps subject to technical feasibility.

Netconnect Broadband+ Tariff Plans (Monthly Charges)

Plan Name Monthly Rental Bundled Usage Usage Charges beyond
Free Usage
Pay As you Go Rs. 299 Nil Rs. 2/- per MB Nationwide*
Broadband+10GB @Night Rs. 499/- [email protected] Night 50 paise per minute during day Nationwide
Broadband+1 GB Plan Rs. 650/- 1 GB Rs. 2/- per MB Nationwide
Broadband+ 2.5 GB Plan Rs. 850/- 2.5 GB Rs. 2/- per MB Nationwide
Broadband+ 5 GB Plan Rs. 1099/- 5 GB Rs. 2/- per MB Nationwide
Broadband+ Citywide 10GB Plan Rs. 1099/- 10GB Rs. 2/- per MB Citywide
Broadband+ 10GB Plan Rs. 1750/- 10GB Rs. 2/- per MB Nationwide
Broadband+10GB Night
Add-on Pack**
Rs. 199/- 10GB Rs. 2/- per MB As per Plan chosen
Day Usage : 6 AM to 10 PM ; Night Usage : 10 PM to 6 AM

Day/night classification of a particular session will be done on basis of session start time i.e. If the session starts in Peak time/Day Usage (6 AM to 10 PM), it would be classified as a day session and if the session starts in Off-peak time/Night Usage (between 10 PM to 6 AM), it would be classified as night session.

Netconnect Broadband+ Comparison – Dial-Up, DSL, GSM EDGE, CDMA 1X

Dial-up DSL GSM EDGE CDMA 1X Competition Wireless Broadband Netconnect Broadband+
Mobility No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Max. Downlink Speed (in Kbps) 56 (Uplink + Downlink) 2000(Uplink+ Downlink) 238 144 2400 3100
Max. Uplink Speed (in Kbps) 238 144 144 1800
Avg. Downlink Speed (in Kbps) 25 (Uplink + Downlink) 400 (Uplink + Downlink) 30 30 400 500
Avg. Uplink Speed (in Kbps) 30 30 30 400
Time to download 5 Mb file 27 min 1.7 min 22 min 22 min 1.7 min 1.3 min
Time to upload 5 Mb file 27 min 1.7 min 22 min 22 min 22 min 1.3 min
Email Average Very Good Average Average Very Good Very Good
Internet Average Very Good Average Average Very Good Very Good
Video Download Poor Good Average Average Good Very Good
Video Conference/ Chat Very Poor Good Very Poor Very Poor Very Poor Very Good
VoIP Very Poor Good Very Poor Very Poor Poor Very Good
Upload Photo Poor Good Average Average Average Very Good
Send Large Email Attachments Very Poor Good Poor Poor Poor Very Good
Wireless Coverage Area
No. Of Cities NA NA Very few National < 5 35
Within the city NA NA Limited Very Good Limited Very Good
No. of Towers NA NA < 10000 26000 < 300 4200


  1. Reliance Netconnect Office at RS Puram Coimbatore SUCKS big time. Overall services suck too! When I go with a problem to them They DONT solve it! After fiddling with it for a while (hours) they only CONFIRM the problem! The only solution that they know is ‘change the modem’. Ive already changed it (thats another harrowing story) once and within months they want me to change it again – the problem I went to them was that i could not install my data card into another laptop!! If they cant do that…whats the point?

    Nowadays I get only 40+ 50 Mbps after 10 pm. After calling customer support (Chennai…Mumbai is in the same pathetic condition btw) they tell me (after getting tossed from here to there) ‘Yes, Sir we also see the problem. The problem is that you are not getting enough speed’…..DUH!!

  2. I am using reliance Huwaei broadband device. I wanna to connect this device to Android mobile to access Internet connection. Dose anybody have idea how to do that?

  3. Hi Friends,

    Bengalureans can get Reliance Net Connect at ease of a call in 24 hours.

    Just call to 94831 60996 and get your connection today.

    visit : and get all details of tariff plans.

    Excellent speed and Excellent customer service direct from Reliance Channel partners in Namma Bengaluru !!

    WE provide Reliance Net connect only in Bangalore. Other States please contact your Reliance Channel partners.

    With Best Regards,
    Reliance Channel partners.

  4. Please dont belive reliance netconnect. Initially they will say 3.1 Mbps. But you will get only 0.6 kbps. Please dont belive even customer care also. They will not repsond properly. Its very poor service as well as speed.

    Its my experience. Please dont take this connection and cheat yourselves.

  5. I have a * email ID. Simply I want to know how I configure my outlook express in reliance Broadband connection to sending and receiving emails.

  6. hi.

    my name is prakash i bought the connection 2years back in bangalore,now iam working in hyd ,is there any chances to change the modem (now its roaming)……plz help me out.

  7. Hi,

    I purchase Huawei EC1260 from Reliance. But it is not detecting the modem in my system but storage is detected. My system OS is Windows Vista Ultimate.

    • Well.. try this out.. even i faced the same issue and even reliance tech guys couldnt help out…. put the device in usb and install the software.. uninstall and then let the device be connected and restart the computer… in the next reboot it will detect… wait for sometime … it will say wireless device or something like that found…. tryit.. it works… initially it was very frustrating but i tried in vista and it did work.. and i am using it…

  8. dear sir,
    i bought a new reliance net connect usb,since dealer did not make me clear about the call and sms charges so i wanted to know the same…


  9. Hi I bought reliance EC1260, Now even with the help of their representatives Im not able to install the modem drivers due to which I am not able to connect.

    Can any one help me in installation of the modem. It always shows the signal strength as zero. even in places where u have very strong signal.

    🙁 …………………….

  10. We have purchased three EC1260 Reliance Netconnect. Two we could install in Windows Vista but in one card it is not recognizing the usb port. Can anybody solve this problem?

  11. I bought Reliance wireless netconnect, CDMA 1X from Reliance franchise store “Dhruvil Communication” in Bharuch ,Gujarat after I was guaranteed that this model will work as good as broadband netconnect for VOIP application.On october 16th i went back to the store to correct the unsuccessful VOIP application with CDMA 1X store manager mr.mukesh who I found to be not helpful at all and not having any netconnect technical know how. I was not getting anywhere. So I ordered broadband netconnect on octoer 16 th which mr mukesh promised me to be installed by October 20th noon.By now you must have figured out that mr mukesh was not working on that day and I was told that the broadband model will take 5 to6 more days to arrive in Bharuch.I have to leave Bharuch on October 22nd with very frustrating experience with Reliaance franchise store manager and very disapPointing experience with rude and arrogant mr mukesh.Only suggestion I can make to NRI’s is that the best way to deal with uncaring managers like mr mukesh is not to deal with them at all.These are the kind of people giving bad name to many knowledgeable,caring , helping and hardworking managers in India.

  12. Hi
    Before hi-speed broadband+ datacards coming into existance i was using cdma1x data card since from 3+yrs it was good when compared to other services and now after Reliance launching this broadband+ i recently purchased one the speed is superb, no interruption so flexible.
    when compared to other reliance offers wonderful services but they are not offering the unlimited plans hahah! if they do so….. the usage may be around rs 25000 = 30000 that is the reason they have not offered for any unlimited plans.
    Really happy
    Thanks to RELIANCE

  13. The only good point about reliance is the high speed and it being wireless… but their plans (both limited and unlimited) and Rs2/MB charge are all graveyard diggers!!! Whats the point of an unlimited connection if it has a clause “Unlimited connection includes max bandwidth usage of 10GB”… Unlimited connection with a limit!!!!
    I got my 5GB usage plan..where there allowed usage is only 3,744 units rather than 5000 something. And they charged me for the rest at Rs2/MB…!!!! Wonder who made these plans!!!

    Oh yeh, the biggest deal breaker is… If your computer is connected to a local network and you have shared folders…. Reliance VIRUSES are pretty much attracted to these folders!! You will find a huge set of .exes and other files being automatically downloaded to your computer!! I have Avast so it gives me a pop up whenever this happens… but sometimes it doesnt… So You have been warned… The solution…as Reliance mentions it on their FAQ section in the website… Get a Firewall and antivirus system of your own!!!


  14. I recently bought this EC1260 model USB modem from Reliance. It worked fine ont he first day. The download speed was excellent. From teh second day onwords my system is recognising the card. I installed many times and tried on all USB ports. Still it is not workiing. I am not getting signal. I doubt about the driver.


  15. dear sir

    same naveen case. we have surrendered the relaince postpaid connection. and given closed letter also. but they are sending bills and sending court notice. this is happen at relaince.they are cheating the customer.sorry to say that.

  16. i am living in Panipat, Haryana..if i bought reliance netconnect broadband from Delhi….whether it works in Panipat or not ??……in that case what will be speed…??

  17. I have purchased Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ (Huawei EC1260 EV-DO) USB Modem the day before yesterday and today it got activated properly. I am really happy with the speed. Earlier I was using TATA Indicom CDMA1x. Speed was pathetic with CDMA 1x.

    I want to know can I make voice call through Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ (Huawei EC1260 EV-DO) USB Modem.
    It can dial *228 No. and one can hear response through Speaker, then it should dial other nos. as well.

    anybody can help….

  18. I recently bought this EC1260 model USB modem from Reliance. Their representative tried to install it in my laptop (Windows XP Pro) but they could not do it. The Huawei Mobile Modem was not detected. After they ran away and till now I have not got any help. I bought this with lot off hopes but no use, its just sitting idle at home. I had also searched in may forums and Huawei site but no use.

    So before buying this, just make sure it works in your machine.

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  19. Dear sir,
    I have bought EC1260 that support 1x and EV-DO.
    The 1x working properly EV-DO not working. It needs
    configuration software to know our network.Please send me
    EC1260 data modem configuration software.This problem is all the people
    that bought this product.

    Mengistu K.
    From Ethiopia Telecommunication Corporation

  20. Currently Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ has coverage in the following cities:
    Ahmedabad, Erode, Ludhiana, Thiruvananthapuram, Ajmer, Guntur, Mumbai, Tirupur, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mysore, Udaipur, Bhopal, Indore, Nagpur, Ujjain, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Patiala, Vadodara, Chennai, Kakinda, Pune, Vapi, Coimbatore, Kolkata, Rajahmundry, Vijayvada, Delhi, Kota, Salem, Visakhapatnum, Ernakulam, Lucknow, Surat.
    Keep checking at reliance coverage map for any updates.

    @Padmanaban, @KALPESH: Please check the nearest Reliance Web World.

    @naveen: That is so sad. Reliance has been working fine for me.

    @anilkumardas: Reliance Broadband can be only used from India, unless you want to use it with roaming chrages.

  21. i am working at doha, qatar some body tell me about this reliance net conaction broadband. i want to bay it and i want to know about his prise, and it wll work at doha ,qatar or not as a romaing plz tell me.

  22. availability of reliance broadband connection at CHHANI AREA near GSFC fertilizer nagar & RANOLI AREA of VADODARA (CITY) IN GUJARAT (STATE)

    Is it available at the above location or not ?

    if yes please provide me for the approach of service providers of reliance at vadodara city

    Thanking You


  23. i am also one of the victim of the reliance netconnect i bought the connection at december and i closed the connection on janauary but he never stopped me sending me bill i went to the reliance world again and again but there was just a consolidated response they say “dont worry” its not a problem we will do it right.
    finally i got a notice from court to be present before lokadalath i was shocked then i again went to the reliance world the answer was the same finally i have to pay 3000/ rs without any mistake of mine. there are 1000s of people who daily come to the lok adalath daily all are reliance company victims.
    The reliance is the biggest frauds i have paid 3000/ rs without any reason the actual fault was the companies but i was the victim.
    how do you think that they have the crores this is the reason. Never go to any reliance postpaid or prepaid products. this is a kind request to all indians never buy these frauds products.

    • I have been receiving phone calls from representatives of Reliance since long time, pushing me to get their internet connection. After going through the awful experience of all friends like you on the net, I can neve think of getting a reliance connection. Further All of my aggrieved friends must go to the Lok Adalat, rather than waiting these cheating reliance people sending notices and all these grievances must be posted on the leading Newspapers. I will try to publish these on the newspapers as early as possible….

  24. According to RIM website, International Datacard Roaming is available in USA only. Activation of World Roaming will enable you to access both voice and data while roaming abroad.

    To use Reliance Netconnect while Roaming on CDMA Partner Networks in USA, User Name will be Reliance Mobile [email protected] and the password will be your Reliance Mobile Number.

    International Long Disance (ILD) and International Roaming (IR) should be active in data card. Preferred Roaming List (PRL) downloading is must to use International roaming for Data card in USA.

    Preferred Roaming List (PRL) is a binary file loaded in that new portion of memory in every single handset that allows it to choose the best option from all networks available in the visited area according to the strategy specified by roaming business rules.

    To activate World Roaming on CDMA handset and download PRL, follow the below procedure.

    Step 1: Register for the service at any WebWorld or WebWorld Express by filling a World Roaming subscription form. You will receive an SMS confirming your registration to the service.

    Step 2: Send a SMS with text ‘PRL’ to 53733 from your Reliance Mobile. You will then receive a message prompting you to dial *228.

    Step 3: Dial *228 and follow the instructions of the voice guide to download PRL on your phone. You will receive a second confirmation of successful activation of World Roaming on your phone. You will then be ready to roam on CDMA networks.

    Data charges are INR 5.37 per 10KB.


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