Vodafone K3800 - High Speed 3G USB Dongle

Are you planning to purchase High Speed 3G Dongle which supports most of the operating systems and available at an affordable price? Then the best choice would be the Vodafone K3800 which is a high speed 3G USB dongle from Vodafone with a speed of 14.4 Mbps and supports major operating systems like Windows, Linux, Mac, Fedora and Ubantu. This article gives more details about the Vodafone 3G Dongle - K3800.

We are living in the age of communications. Most of us are always in need to have connectivity to the internet even while traveling. If you are available at home, then it is easy for you to get connected to the internet because there may be a broadband internet connection in almost every house now a days. But there are people who are very busy and need connectivity even while traveling. What is the solution for this problem? The answer is 3G Dongle.

There are lot of 3G dongles available in the market from various vendors which can be used for getting connected to the internet while traveling. I have studied about 3G dongles from various suppliers but in this article I am going to discuss about the Vodafone K3800 which is a high speed 3G from Vodafone.

A 3G USB dongle is nothing but a portable device which attaches to the USB port of a PC or a laptop to connect to 3G networks. These dongles are very much popular with mobile users who need broadband internet connectivity while on the go. If you are a frequent traveler and require a broadband internet connection while traveling, then a 3G USB dongle would be a useful device for you. Let us now know something about
Vodafone K3800 - a high speed 3G USB dongle from Vodafone.

Vodafone K3800 - High Speed 3G USB dongle

Vodafone India has recently launched a new 3G USB dongle which supports all major operating systems. The model of this 3G USB dongle is K3800. The Vodafone K3800 3G USB dongle comes with a micro SD card slot which supports storage up to 32 GB. The Vodafone K3800 is priced at Rs 1,750 and delivers data transfer speed up to 14.4 Mbps download speed and 5.763 Mbps upload speed.
Vodafone K3800 3G USB dongle

The Vodafone K3800 3G dongle supports major operating systems like Windows 8, Mac, Linux, Fedora and Ubuntu. You can also store data by inserting a micro SD card in the card slot provided in the dongle. The dongle supports live web chat which is a feature available first time in a 3G dongle.

The Vodafone K3800 also comes with a phone book and allows you to send or receive SMS. The Vodafone K3800 3G dongle comes with several data plans which you can choose. There are a lot of data plans from Vodafone which are suitable for the requirement of various customers. The device comes in three colors - red, black and dual tone white. So you can choose the color that you want for the dongle. The Vodafone K3800 can be purchased from Vodafone retail stores all over India.

The Vodafone K3800 3G dongle allows you to connect to the internet anywhere any time with no installation hassles. It is a plug and play device and so you need to just plug in the device to your Laptop's USB port. One more feature of this device is that it provides 3G broadband speeds while roaming abroad. The international roaming charges for this USB dongle are Rs 5.50 / 10 Kb.

Features of Vodafone K3800 3G dongle

Some of the key features of the Vodafone K3800 USB 3G dongle are listed below.
  • You can send and receive SMS
  • Plug and Play device
  • 14.4 Mbps download speed and 5.76 Mbps upload speed
  • micro SD card slot for expansion of storage up to 32 GB
  • Live Web chat support
  • Phone book feature
  • Data usage limit alert can be set - for usage in MB or as per time
  • International roaming available
  • Customized landing page
  • Customized setting options
  • Available in 3 colors - black, dual tone white and red
  • Price is around Rs.1500 to Rs.1750
  • Various data plans
  • available to be used with the dongle

Specifications of Vodafone K3800 dongle

1. HSDPA 14.4 Mbps download and 5.76 Mbps upload speeds
2. GSM quad band: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3. UMTS 2100
4. Micro SD Card Slot (Up to 32GB)
5. Plug and play

Supported Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Windows 7 (SP1 recommended)
  • Windows Vista or Windows XP (SP3 recommended)
  • Apple Mac running MAC OS X 10.5 (Intel), 10.6 or 10.7 (all with latest updates)
  • Linux Support- Ubuntu (32 bit) 12.10, 12.04, 11.10, Fedora (32 bit) 17, 16, 15.

How to set up Vodafone K3800 3G USB dongle?

Vodafone K3800 is a plug and play device so it is very easy to set up the device. Here is a step by step procedure to set up Vodafone K3800.

1. First you need to remove the cap of Vodafone 3G USB dongle. Once you remove the cap, pull out the SIM holder from the slot, and insert the SIM card as shown below.
Vodafone K3800 removing cap

2. Now re insert the SIM holder into the 3G dongle as shown below.
Vodafone K3800 SIM holder

3. You are provided with two data cables - a short single-ended one and a long double-ended one. You can use the double-ended one if a single USB port does not provide enough power. Plug in the 3G dongle into the Computer's USB port firmly using the data cable.

Vodafone 3G Data Plans

Vodafone is offering various data plans suitable for the requirement of different types of customers. The Vodafone is offering the data plans as pre-paid or post-paid plans. Here is a screen shot of the Vodafone pre-paid data plan details shown below.

Vodafone Pre paid data plans

You can see the screen shot of the Vodafone Post paid data plans below.

Post paid data plans of Vodafone

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Guest Author: sachin11 Nov 2013

It shows "connection fail" even after proper installation...and it only happen in my window7 ultimate configured notebook so plzzzz resolve my problem & let me know here........salute if you solve this

Guest Author: darshak shah31 Mar 2014

What to do to get WiFi signal like in Tata Docomo? Can you plug in the USB slot of power supply and get WiFi signals?

Guest Author: Harshada05 May 2014

It is showing me message as "connection failed" even after proper installation.

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