Aircel Launches PocketBuddies – Affordable 3G Data and SMS Combo Plans

Aircel today reinforced youth as its primary customer segment by launching yet another innovative product called the Aircel PocketBuddies – Srf n Txt’, specially designed for the youth offering single packs for High Speed 3G Data, SMS and Unlimited 2G Internet access.

Understanding the need of the youth to communicate effectively and stay updated, Aircel has launched this unique product dubbed as ‘PocketBuddies – Srf n Txt’, which offers unlimited surfing and texting at amazingly low prices like 1 GB 3G Data, 6000 Local and National SMS + Unlimited 2G Internet (beyond 1 GB) just for Rs.198 valid for 30 days.

The PocketBuddies is a value for money proposition with its multi-level pricing which allows the youth to stay in touch whenever and where ever. The PocketBuddies card is available at the following denominations :

 Price (Rs.)

22

88

128

198

2G Data*

 Unlimited

 Unlimited

 Unlimited

 Unlimited

3G Data**

 100 MB

 250 MB

 500 MB

 1 GB

High Speed Up to

Up to 3.6Mbps

SMS Local/National#

600

3000

6000

6000

Validity (Days)

3

15

30

30

*Post 3G data, speeds may be reduced up to 128 kbps. Fair Usage policy applicable

**You will require a 3G enabled handset and Aircel 3G network to enjoy 3G services. To activate 3G services SMS “START 3G” to 121 from your Aircel mobile (toll free ).

#No free or discounted SMS will be available to existing/new customers who subscribe to or have subscribed to SMS packs, and on black-out days as notified on www.aircel.com.

Note : Aircel 3G Service is avaialble in in 13 circles (J&K, Punjab, UPE, Bihar & Jharkhand, West Bengal, Kolkata, North East, Assam, Orissa, AP, TN, Karnataka, Kerala), while on other circle you will continue to enjoy Internet over Aircel’s 2G network.

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  • sallem January 27, 2013 8:25 am

    wow very good plan by aircel..
    tell me is there any way to activate this plan by USSD?

  • lokenath December 15, 2012 12:02 pm

    how i get 3g data rmaining balance ?any one speck me……

  • Rockteem November 11, 2012 11:28 am

    Rockteem :
    Why they have used ‘May Be’ about FUP????I just can’t understand….

  • Neel sahu October 23, 2012 7:23 pm

    vry bad speed in odisha near bhubneswar at kalingavihar..3g speed 35 kbps and 2g speed 2-3 kbps…waste…shut the netwrk

  • Aman Verma October 20, 2012 10:58 am

    How is the speed of Aircel(2G) network in Bihar circle,please inform me soon….:-)

    • Jay Pr.Singh February 14, 2013 8:26 am

      It’s almost 12-13 Kbps on 2g Service & 400-450 Kbps on 3g Service

  • jigar October 13, 2012 9:34 pm

    Aircel Shutdown their network and windup their buisness in 5 states Gujarat,Madhyapradesh(M.P),Punjab,Haryana & Rajasthan.Officially news on todays CNBC AWAAZ BUISNESS CHANEL.

  • SDee September 30, 2012 1:38 am

    aircel now started to act like reliance…
    in all the newly launched above mentioned packs capps the 3g speed @ 128KB max(not kilobits), and after 3g data is over it gets capped to 128kb(kilobits)-i.e-15-25KB max….

    What a shitty operator…

  • SHYAM September 12, 2012 1:38 pm

    Didn’t get any Sms on 198Rs/1GB 3G recharge . Bihar circle

  • Shan Riyan September 12, 2012 12:09 pm

    @ Jay

    Price Points Plan
    Circle Specific Unlimited data(2G & 3G) + 600 SMS (L/N)- 3 days
    Circle Specific Unlimited data(2G & 3G) + 3000 SMS (L/N)- 15 days
    Circle Specific Unlimited data(2G & 3G) + 6000 SMS (L/N)- 30 days

    Limitless Text & Surf Plan
    Circle 3 Days 15 Days 30 Days 30 Days(2G)
    PB 26 88 159 129 3G
    HP 22 71 129 - 2G
    JnK 26 88 143 129 3G
    RJ 24 71 129 - 2G
    AS/NE 28 88 143 129 3G
    Ko 23 88 143 129 3G
    WB 23 88 143 129 3G
    OR 28 88 143 129 3G
    CH 26 88 143 129 3G
    TN 26 88 143 129 3G
    AP 26 88 143 129 3G
    KA 22 88 128&198 129 3G
    KL 26 88 143 129 3G
    MU 23 71 129 - 2G
    MH 23 71 129 - 2G
    GJ 22 71 129 - 2G
    MP 22 71 129 - 2G
    HR 22 71 - 2G
    DL 28 88 143 - 2G
    UPE 23 88 159 129 3G
    UPW 22 71 129 - 2G
    BH 26 88 143 129 3G

    Free Data usage in 3G and rate of the pack will differ circle to circle
    * all other terms and conditions apply too

  • Ritesh September 12, 2012 10:54 am

    @ Steve
    Proxy :- 10.220.67.131
    port :- 8080
    Apn :- bsnllive

    u will five 256/256 up & Down spped
    use chrome for good spped :)

  • Jay September 10, 2012 10:03 pm

    Is this plan available in al 3G Circles of Aircel?? I did not find this in their website.. I could not find any AD or posters with these details in Recharge Shops in Chennai…
    It would be helpful if some one confirms if this is applicable in all Aircel 3G Circles.. Moreover for the PI Smart Packs, a short code *122*3000# was introduced for activation, is there any new short code available for this one?? Moreover, 128 Rs plan costs the same, so will I get free SMS if I activate 128 pack using *122*3000#????

    Thanks in advance…

  • vineesh September 9, 2012 6:03 pm

    i am from kerala. i called aircel care but they informed there is no sms benefit with this offer {128}. is that applicable in kerala circle

  • Steve September 9, 2012 12:42 pm

    mansoor Ahmed :
    @Esmail
    How do we unlock the MTS Mblaze AC 2766, please tell me the procedure

    cdma workshop software

  • Steve September 9, 2012 12:40 pm

    SOUMO :
    SPEED REVIEW IN DURGAPUR( 2G DATA PACKK ON 3G NETWORK MODE )-
    AIRCEL SPEED CAPPED TO 128KBPS- DOWNLOAD SPEED= 13-17KBPS
    AIRTEL SPEED CAPPED TO(70-100 KBPS)- DOWNLOAD SPEED= 7-11KBPS
    RELIANCE SPEED CAPPED TO(90-128 KBPS)-DOWNLOAD SPEED= 12-17KBPS
    BSNL SPEED CAPPED TO( 128- 150) KBPS- DOWNLOAD SPEED= 13-20KBPS,
    VODAFONE DONT HAVE …….AND LASTLY SOME SAYS BSNL SPEED IS CAPPED TO 256KBPS, I SAY NO, MAY BE IN YOUR ARE, NOT IN DURGAPUR…

    yes its true in goa maharastra also bsnl hs caped the speed to 128kbps on 2g pack in 3g mode

  • Steve September 9, 2012 12:36 pm

    Ritesh :On apn:- bsnnet u will capp on 128 by 2g Data plan but on apn :- bsnllive with using proxy settin in browser u will give minimumum 256kbps speed i m using since 6 month so use bsnllive u will give good spped with minimum ping time with nice connectivity

    and what are the proxy setting can you pls disclose

  • Ritesh September 9, 2012 9:48 am

    On apn:- bsnnet u will capp on 128 by 2g Data plan but on apn :- bsnllive with using proxy settin in browser u will give minimumum 256kbps speed
    i m using since 6 month so use bsnllive u will give good spped with minimum ping time with nice connectivity

  • gaurav September 8, 2012 6:51 pm

    its time to go with tata virgin,in 44 rs. u will get 2 GB data,& in 95 rs u will get 8 gb data at speed of 25-30 kb per second.
    and if u have FRC rs 47,then these recharges will comes with validity of 1 year.i.e. if u recharged with rs 44 or 95 u will get validity upto 1 year,if u recharged with 47 FRC plan,and in 47 rs FRC plan u will get 25 Talktime,TATA TO TATA calling 10 paise per minute for 1 year.(tata to tata means tata DOCOMO,TATA Virgin,Tata Indicom) and night calling 1 paise/minute(tata to tata) for 1 year.and 500 MB internet per month for 1 year….its COOL na…VIRGIN ROCKS..

  • Ritesh September 8, 2012 1:40 pm

    On apn:- bsnnet u will capp on 128 by 2g Data plan but on apn :- bsnllive with using proxy settin in browser u will give minimumum 256kbps speed
    i m using since 6 month so use bsnllive u will give good spped with minimum ping time with nice connectivity :) @ SOUMO

  • SOUMO September 7, 2012 11:19 pm

    SPEED REVIEW IN DURGAPUR( 2G DATA PACKK ON 3G NETWORK MODE )-

    AIRCEL SPEED CAPPED TO 128KBPS- DOWNLOAD SPEED= 13-17KBPS

    AIRTEL SPEED CAPPED TO(70-100 KBPS)- DOWNLOAD SPEED= 7-11KBPS

    RELIANCE SPEED CAPPED TO(90-128 KBPS)-DOWNLOAD SPEED= 12-17KBPS

    BSNL SPEED CAPPED TO( 128- 150) KBPS- DOWNLOAD SPEED= 13-20KBPS,

    VODAFONE DONT HAVE …….AND LASTLY SOME SAYS BSNL SPEED IS CAPPED TO 256KBPS, I SAY NO, MAY BE IN YOUR ARE, NOT IN DURGAPUR…

  • SOUMO September 7, 2012 11:07 pm

    ME USING AIRCEL 3G PACKS( RS 128 CAPPED TO 128 KBPS AFTER THE 3G LIMIT IS OVER). ITS NOT BAD COMPARE TO AIRTEL IN DURGAPUR. OPENING MORE THAN 1 PAGE WILL BE PROBLEM DUE TO SPEED CAPPED OF 128 KBPS, DOWNLOAD SPEED VARIES FROM 13- 17 KBPS..

  • Nikhil September 7, 2012 11:03 pm

    Good show by Aircel.

  • gaurav September 7, 2012 10:38 pm

    docomo is better…in 90 rs. will get 1 Gb 3G internet for 1 month.& in 246-219 talktime & 1 GB 3G data free for 1 month

  • Sayan Chattopadhyay September 7, 2012 7:46 pm

    don’t know how but i think uninor has improved their internet a lot. Today i’m able to connect in go,even now also. And the speed is also around 15kB/sec.

  • Esmail September 7, 2012 6:41 pm

    sunil kushwaha :

    Esmail : @ sunil kushwah I got my MTS Mblaze AC2766 data card unlocked, it now works with all CDMA OMH sims like Reliance, Tata, Mts. but 1GB is very less data for data card use, this scheme is good for use on mobile phone like Samsung Galaxy Y CDMA.

    thanx for promt reply, one more question need to be answered, HOW TO UNLOCK CDMA data cards?

    I got mine unlocked by a guy in Delhi, remotely unlocked it over the internet..

  • vyompv September 7, 2012 2:18 pm

    I feel airtel is best 3G and the cheapest one.!!!!
    I have been using now from more than months..
    Its the best in service since i get more than 4MBPS speed almost all the time [Gurgaon,Sector 23]
    Cheap since i am able to download more than 700MB data in 30 min for just Rs.10 [with their time based plan]. Always used torrent while using time based plan.
    I maintain different sims to have time based and data based plans.
    I use MTNL for cheapest 1GB plan for a month.
    I keep the list of things to download or download stream videos and run all download during that 30 min. [Activation of plan is just in seconds].

    I am quite happy with the 3G services in India and its now very cheap too.

  • Pappu September 7, 2012 11:31 am

    At my place, Aircel 3G works only on the roads. Indoor, there’s no 3G signal in ground & 1st floors. I reported and they said there’s highrise buildings nearby which is obstructing the signal. About the highrise… there’s no building higher than G+4 in around 200 meters of my home. So that it! Aircel’s 3G signal can’t penetrate thr’ G+4. What do they expect in a city? If their signals cannot go thru’ 4/5 floors high buildings then its Disgusting. Period.

  • rohith September 7, 2012 11:07 am

    I am happy with Aircel’s 3g packs

  • sunil kushwaha September 7, 2012 10:40 am

    Esmail :
    @ sunil kushwah
    I got my MTS Mblaze AC2766 data card unlocked, it now works with all CDMA OMH sims like Reliance, Tata, Mts. but 1GB is very less data for data card use, this scheme is good for use on mobile phone like Samsung Galaxy Y CDMA.

    thanx for promt reply,
    one more question need to be answered, HOW TO UNLOCK CDMA data cards?

  • mansoor Ahmed September 7, 2012 10:13 am

    @Esmail

    How do we unlock the MTS Mblaze AC 2766, please tell me the procedure

  • vipul September 6, 2012 11:23 pm

    I dont quite understand why they still use this 128-kbps-speed in FUP.Actual fact is there are two FUPs.
    1st one is the 128 kbps which give you 5 GB surfing beyond your free hi-speed data i.e 1 GB.Then it will be throttled to 32 kbps.and this is the speed you will be surfing on unlimited usage.
    so the algorithm is 3.6 mbps upto 1GB. 1GB to 5GB @128 kbps.Post 5GB @32 kbps.
    dont you think it sucks?
    And AIRCEL 2G Network is worse than UNINOR.So no use of unlimited 2G usage.

  • Esmail September 6, 2012 10:27 pm

    @ sunil kushwah
    I got my MTS Mblaze AC2766 data card unlocked, it now works with all CDMA OMH sims like Reliance, Tata, Mts. but 1GB is very less data for data card use, this scheme is good for use on mobile phone like Samsung Galaxy Y CDMA.

  • Prateek Kumar September 6, 2012 9:20 pm

    Finally Vodafone launches ‘NAME TUNES’ Services .We can set our name as tune to greet incoming calls by sending SMS -NAME YOUR NAME to 55455.:):):)
    IT IS AVAILABLE IN UP —Kindly inform about other circles too

  • Abhishek September 6, 2012 9:02 pm

    Aircel rocks in upeast.. Their sim gets sold at such a rate that its 2g network gets clogged.. Yet 3g rocks at 400 .. Download 10Gb per week

  • Ratan September 6, 2012 8:37 pm

    Great offer..but bad news is that there is no 3g coverage at all in assam circle..

  • sunil kushwah September 6, 2012 8:26 pm

    Esmail :

    Jagan T : @Esmail Bro could you please provide more details on RCDMA data pricing. And how is Aircel’s 3G service in Tamilnadu?

    Reliance recently launched Rs. 94 pack for CDMA prepaid users across all circles pan india. with this pack the subscriber gets the benefits for 180 days or 6 months. 200 SMS per day so 6000 SMS per month or 36000 SMS in 6 months both local and STD. also the subscriber gets 1GB High speed data comparable to 3G of GSM per month means 6GB in 6 months. the total monthly cost per month is 94 divided by 6 which comes up to Rs. 15. so the same thing that Aircel provides for 198, Reliance provides for 15.

    which type of data card u r using right now

  • apurv September 6, 2012 8:12 pm

    bad news for customer in maharashtra.
    3G is not there ..:( :( :(

  • Esmail September 6, 2012 7:58 pm

    Jagan T :
    @Esmail Bro could you please provide more details on RCDMA data pricing.
    And how is Aircel’s 3G service in Tamilnadu?

    Reliance recently launched Rs.94 pack for CDMA prepaid users across all circles pan india. with this pack the subscriber gets the benefits for 180 days or 6 months. 200 SMS per day so 6000 SMS per month or 36000 SMS in 6 months both local and STD. also the subscriber gets 1GB High speed data comparable to 3G of GSM per month means 6GB in 6 months. the total monthly cost per month is 94 divided by 6 which comes up to Rs.15. so the same thing that Aircel provides for 198, Reliance provides for 15.

  • jai September 6, 2012 7:49 pm

    aircel network covreage very bad i never see full signal bar in my phone it always 2 or 3 bar.
    And 3G ha ha ha india’s no1 network opreator in bad network covereage issue.

  • zeeshan September 6, 2012 7:14 pm

    @ akhilesh
    airtel do not have 3G spectrum in UP-East. Vodafone, BSNL and Aircel have 3G spectrum in above mentioned service area.

  • Sathish September 6, 2012 7:13 pm

    Aircel Offers Full Talk-time In Various Plans:

    The Aircel Full Talk Time (FTT) is available in denominations mentioned below:

    Region: FTT (begins from)

    Tamil Nadu: Rs. 100/-

    Jammu & Kashmir: Rs. 75/-

    Assam & North East: Rs. 62/-

    Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan: Rs. 50/-

    Rest of India: Rs. 30/-

  • akhilesh September 6, 2012 7:05 pm

    Aircel 2G /3G is Use Less Bcoz
    2G covrage is very bad in main hardoi City
    & 3G not started After 2 year Of winning 3G auction in hardoi city
    Other (Airtel 3G,Idea 3G,Bsnl 3G) are avlevel here.

    aircel covrage is very bad in up east(Hardoi)

  • aircelxyz September 6, 2012 7:02 pm

    it would have been much better had they decreased the 1Gb data usage charge instead of giving these ridiculous number of free sms

  • Jagan T September 6, 2012 6:50 pm

    @Esmail Bro could you please provide more details on RCDMA data pricing.

    And how is Aircel’s 3G service in Tamilnadu?

  • Sunil September 6, 2012 6:47 pm

    0ther countries in world are giving unlimited 3G speeds and broadband speeds and India is still providing limited 3G and broadband speeds. In UAE the unlimited broadband speed starts from 256kbps till 30mbps with landline and internet in single line and landline, internet and TV in single line.

    India government should think that technology is growing fast in the world and India is far behind.

  • Esmail September 6, 2012 6:42 pm

    What Aircel is offering for Rs.198 per month at 3.6 Mbps, reliance CDMA is offering the same thing at Rs.15 per month at 3.1 Mbps. same benefit of 6000SMS + 1GB of high speed EVDO Rev.A data. plus Reliance has EVDO coverage in all circles while Aircel has 3G licence in select circles. Huge difference

  • afsal September 6, 2012 6:41 pm

    No coverage in kerala even it has got license….. waste network…

  • Sayan September 6, 2012 6:25 pm

    Wow Aircel offers r back again

  • Saurabh September 6, 2012 5:56 pm

    They have just added SMS pack to their 3G packs. Before they integrated or attached unlimited 2G packs with 3G and now SMS also. Superb. But Aircel 3G is not available here in Haryana. No problem I’m happy with their 2G with 220Kbps constant speed. For 3G, Idea is best here.

  • RaFee September 6, 2012 5:52 pm

    this really awesome offer by Aircel… but what about 3g network coverage in Tamil nadu?

  • Avinash M September 6, 2012 5:32 pm

    That’s great. But FUP should be at-least 256 Kbps (30 KBps) as per TRAI. Not 128 Kbps. :-(

  • Abhishek chatterjee September 6, 2012 5:32 pm

    wow! gr8 offer……… :D