Huawei UMG 1831 is one among the first 21 Mbps modem released into Indian market.It is mainly being imported and sold in India. The UMG 1831 model sold in India is of T-Mobile,a telecom operator in America. The importers unlock these modems and make them capable to support any 3G network.The main advantage of these modems is that you can use any service provider as you wish.You can even use the 2G service of these operators if you do not wish to pay high for the 3G service. You will get a maximum of 256Kbps speed using 2G (GPRS/EDGE) service of operators in this datacard.
These modems come with Huawei Mobile Partner dashboard which is a very easy to use software. This software is used to connect the modem to the internet. It is a plug and play device,when you connect the modem to the computer for the first time the software will get installed to the computer. This 3G modem support a speed upto 21Mbps. Most of the private 3G operators in India theoretically support this speed. It can be used for video calling but it does not support voice calling facility. It can be used for messaging and it also contains a 3 colour status LED which helps us to know whether we are working in a 2G or 3G network.Huawei UMG 1831 also support USSD,it is very much essential for checking balance,recharging etc. using a datacard.This device supports MicroSD card,so it can be even used as a pendrive. These is slot to connect external antenna which is very much essential if you are living in a low signalled area. Almost all users of Huawei UMG 1831 is happy with the performance of the modem. The only complaint heard about this modem is that it gets heated little higher than the other Huawei modems. This is because its a 21Mbps device.
The current market price of this modem is around Rs.3000.This is the best modem available at this price range and it has a high demand in the market.
Huawei UMG 1831 Specifications
HSPA+ parameters: downlink data speed upto 21.6 Mbps,uplink dataspeed upto 5.76 Mbps
HSUPA parameters: downlink data speed upto 7.2 Mbps,uplink dataspeed upto 5.76 Mbps
3G Parameters: downlink data speed upto 384 kbps ,uplink dataspeed upto 128 kbps
Parameters of EDGE Class 12 (4 +2, max 5), CS (1-4), MCS (1-9) Receive data upto 237 kbps
Parameters of GPRS Class 12 (4 +2, max 5), CS (1-4) Receive data upto 85.6 kbps
Quad Band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM)
Tri Band (850/1900/2100 MHz UMTS)
GPRS Class 10, EDGE Class 12
Dimensions: 3.4” x 1.1” x 0.5”
Weight: 1.1 ounce
Operating systems from Windows 2000, XP (SP2,3,4), XP Home, XP Pro, Vista, and Windows 7.
256 MB RAM
50 MB free space on disk
Procesor Type Pentium II or higher
available USB 2.0
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