Although Loop may not be a pan Indian subscriber base, they do have over 3 million odd customers here in the Mumbai metropolis alone. So far Loop Mobile users have been struggling with EDGE speeds with no definitive response about whether or not 3G is in the works. However, word in the technology grapevine is that Loop just may be working towards a 3G scenario and we could see a speed increase sometime in October. Again there’s been no official word from the company as yet.
Could this really be on the way?
Back in January, Loop had mentioned that VAS would see a significant rise with new services that would try to mirror 3G services. The likes of video calling and other services were to be made available via EDGE, but so far there’s been no development on this front. The most likely situation would be Loop tying up with another provider like BSNL, Idea or Vodafone to provide their customers with 3G connectivity.
It’s about time they took the next step as the other operators are going to make it much harder to stay with Loop without 3G speeds being part of the deal. Stay tuned for more on this front.
For a list of some of the best 3G plans available check out this story here.