I own a Samsung galaxy note 3 N900 which is a 3G phone.

Its specification include

HSPA+ : HSDPA 42.2 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps

In my area, Airtel is providing 3G at the speed of 2 Mbps and 4G at the speed of 10 Mbps.

My phone does not support 4G but it does support 10 Mbps download speed.

Will that 10 Mbps 4G plan work on my phone or not?

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    I doubt it'll work. 4G works on different frequencies and follows different techniques on how to send or receive data. If your carrier only provides 2mbps via 3G then you have to live with it. It's also interesting to provide 4G at such a low speed, because it spoils the benefit (faster transmission) by limiting it to a speed lower than HSPA+ (which does not require an additional antenna).
    – GiantTree
    Jul 8, 2015 at 1:12

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your phone doesn't support 4G it supports 3G++ which almost 4g and supports high speed downloads , the short unswer to your question is you can't use the 4g plan proposed by your carrier due to your phone's hardware limitation. the bright side is HSPA+ is not so bad you will not notice the difference.

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