Exclusive: Airtel Launches Unlimited BlackBerry 3G Data Plan For Rs.299

In an attempt to boost the Blackberry services, Bharti Airtel India’s largest GSM mobile service operator today announced the launch of 3G – HSPA Speed up-gradation plan for its existing Postpaid Unlimited BlackBerry Service customers for Rs.299 per month.

Before you jump with joy, let me clarify it, The new plan is ‘Add-on Plan’ or just speed Up-gradation plan for unlimited data usage from 2G to 3G. It is applicable only for existing airtel postpaid Blackberry service subscribers and available on BlackBerry smartphones with airtel Postpaid connections.

With Airtel’s new Add-On 3G BlackBerry Plan-299, Postpaid BlackBerry subscribers on Rs.599 plan (retail users), Rs.399 plan (Business users) and also BlackBerry Enterprise & Retail users ( Rs.899 plan) can upgrade their 2G data usage speed to 3G – HSPA+ speed by paying extra Rs.299 per month. Wherein subscriber get 3G speed “on device” for Unlimited usage for BB service subscribers + “off-device” data usage at 3G speeds free upto 1GB per month.

So if you are on Postpaid Unlimited BlackBerry Plan -599 and want to upgrade or enjoy data speed from 2G to 3G – HSPA+, than you need to pay Rs.299 extra, like total cost will be Rs.898 (Rs.599+Rs.299).

Airtel BlackBerry 3G Plan
Plan Name Monthly Add-On Rental Benefits
BlackBerry 3G Plan Rs.299 3G speed on BlackBerry device for unlimited usage for existing BB service subscribers + off-device data usage at 3G speeds free upto 1GB
Terms & Conditions (3G Plan) •  Above Add-on Plan available only for postpaid customers
• Regular BlackBerry plan activation mandatory
Available to customers on Rs 599 plan (retail users), Rs 399 plan (Business users) and also BlackBerry Enterprise & Retail users ( Rs 899 plan)
• Off-device usage data service at 3G/HSPA speeds upto 1GB free per month. Post 1GB charges at 2p/10kb
• Unlimited Internet browsing-access on the device available at 3G speeds
• Bill capping of  Rs.1000 applicable on each plan

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  • Dhruvil Shah March 31, 2013 11:24 am

    How to activate 3G service in airtel blackberry 399 bundle ???? any idea ??? i mean i want to know which key word write in SMS to start 3G service Tower In airtel Blackberry service… ??

  • siddhu April 20, 2012 1:20 pm

    why is so much confusion for the blackberry i dont know…
    i m using blackberry storm 1 9520.
    and one more thing i dont understand about the off drive usage..if u are providing unlimited then it should be unlimited .not like unlimited in the device and limited in the off drive.. this is purely cheating.. and violation of trai guidelines and as well as wrong usage of the word unlimited

    as blackberry is not so much popular in India .the operators should give low cost data plan like other smart phone data plan.to attract more and more customer..

    if u personally ask the blackberry users about the user friendly and every thing they will rate very badly but they wont tell the other people abt that coz they had brought the blackberry in high price as compared to other smart phones..

    i my self will rate blackberry 0.5 in 1-10 range 1-low 10 high…
    in hindi proverb naam bada darsan chota..
    blackberry is completely dabba phone without the data plan.and for the data plan u have to spend minimum 4 times then any other regular phone…

  • Pratik April 20, 2012 12:23 pm

    Company is not interested in following the guide line of TRAI. But i think Telecom Talk should follow them.

    The title should be “Airtel Launches Unlimited BlackBerry 3G Data sub Add-on Plan For Rs. 299″

  • M S April 20, 2012 11:17 am

    VODAFONE 2G GPRS SERVICE IS ALSO DOWN IN MP

  • M S April 20, 2012 11:13 am

    VODA FONE GPRS SERVICE ALSO DOWN IN MP

  • M S April 20, 2012 11:09 am

    WiMAX :
    As like hindi movie ‘Tiss maar khaa’ style lutooooo. Airtel new tag line HAR EK MURGA(for looting) JARURI HOTA HAI.

    ESE READ KAR KE AIR-HELL KI PR AGENCY APNE BAAL NOOCH LEGE.WELL SAID.

  • WiMAX April 20, 2012 9:59 am

    As like hindi movie ‘Tiss maar khaa’ style lutooooo. Airtel new tag line HAR EK MURGA(for looting) JARURI HOTA HAI.

  • kaka April 20, 2012 12:40 am

    @SM
    but blackberry has class

  • Jagan T April 19, 2012 9:28 pm

    Its clear looting. Blackberry hardly tries to sell its handset by slashing prices. These Airtel and Voda loot people. Its better Blackberry team up with Telcos to provide cheaper ( Rs 299 or Rs 399) monthly charges.

  • R R KUMAR April 19, 2012 9:09 pm

    airtel provides good services. though tata docomo, reliance etc also provide good services, their network needs lots of improvement

  • R R KUMAR April 19, 2012 8:58 pm

    @Shiv
    sorry i don’t agree….both are very transparent and honest….

  • Nikhil April 19, 2012 8:33 pm

    Unlimited BlackBerry 3G Data Plan” offers 1GB data at 3G speeds. Isn’t this also a violation of new TRAI guidelines?

  • Tarun April 19, 2012 7:59 pm

    Plan for Rich people ;-)

    btw…have u added taxes in it :-)

  • Sanjay Bafna April 19, 2012 5:32 pm

    Sharad :
    Funny is’t it – An ADD-ON pack with name of “Unlimited BlackBerry 3G Data Plan” offers 1GB data at 3G speeds. Isn’t this also a violation of new TRAI guidelines?
    Airtel is the most looting service provider of India. They think we the customers are idiots and will always fall in their trap.
    RIDICULOUS!

    This is add-on Plan, offers Unlimited Data usage on BlackBerry Device with 3G speed + 1 GB off-device usage (if any one tethering his/her phone and using data connection on any other device.)

  • Shiv April 19, 2012 5:19 pm

    Sharad :
    Funny is’t it – An ADD-ON pack with name of “Unlimited BlackBerry 3G Data Plan” offers 1GB data at 3G speeds. Isn’t this also a violation of new TRAI guidelines?
    Airtel is the most looting service provider of India. They think we the customers are idiots and will always fall in their trap.
    RIDICULOUS!

    + Zillion. Actually Anil Ambani and Sunil Mittal are real brothers as they have the same blood and dna of looting and cheating people!

  • Kanaga Deepan N April 19, 2012 4:27 pm

    Ganesh :
    Holy cow! There is ALWAYS a fine print with Airtel!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Very TRUE….

  • ANKIT HALDER April 19, 2012 4:08 pm

    How to Activate this plan ???

  • jitender kumar April 19, 2012 3:22 pm

    blackberry sucks…third class mobile..costly tariffs…poor service..poor battery backup….never go for blackberry.

  • Ganesh April 19, 2012 3:15 pm

    Holy cow! There is ALWAYS a fine print with Airtel!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SM April 19, 2012 3:11 pm

    Vodafone already have the similar addon plan since last 6 months. This is really very costly affair. For blackberry mail, messanger and internet service one have to pay Rs. 599 per month. But on paying this substantial amout of rental what we get is EDGE data services. For 3G data sppeeds, they are charging above Rs. 299 addon rental. So per month cost of full fledged BB service is around Rs. 900 per month. I know these is just unfair but unfortunately I am one of the subscribers and seriously considering move to another smartphone.

  • bk April 19, 2012 3:03 pm

    I will never use a BB even If someone gives me The
    device free and give me free calling and data.

  • ANKIT HALDER April 19, 2012 2:49 pm

    Dear Sir,

    Thanks a lot for this update, but just now spoke to Airtel, and they have denied any such offers..please confirm is this plan specifically for some circle or PAN India.

  • DB April 19, 2012 2:42 pm

    TITLE should have word “EXTRA” added at the end :

    >> Exclusive: Airtel Launches Unlimited BlackBerry 3G Data Plan For Rs. 299 (EXTRA)

  • singh April 19, 2012 2:24 pm

    Plan name should be “1GB 3G data for 299*”

    *conditions apply!!!!!!!!
    ha ha ha ha….