Bharti Airtel Hikes GPRS – Mobile Office Tariff By 150 Percent

India’s largest Mobile Service operator and Global global telecommunications company Bharti Airtel, today revised its default  GPRS charges  and have hiked Internet browsing tariff by more than 150% !. Interestingly this time no price drop, rather Airtel hikes up the 2G GPRS/EDGE browsing charges.

Now Airtel GPRS/Mobile Office users willbe charged at 30p/20KB pulse rate(existing rate is 30p/50KB) In other words, now a Airtel GPRS customer will have to pay around Rs.15/MB in stead of the existing rate Rs 6/MB.

The new tariff will be applicable from 5th January 2010. This change in tariff does not impact on new postpaid and prepaid subscribers who enroll any tariff plan in last 6 months as per TRAI rules. All such customers upon completion of 6 months on their existing plan will be charged as per above revised mobile Internet browsing tariff.

Airtel also announced that from 28th December its “Airtel Live” GPRS/WAP Mobile Portal browsing will be charged at the rate of 30p/20KB which was earlier free of charge.

With the hike in 2G GPRS-Mobile Internet tariff, it seems that Bharti Airtel threw water over its mobile users who had hopes of “cheap tariff” for upcoming 3G Mobile and Data services which is expected in January 2011.

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  • ekaette udom May 13, 2013 9:52 pm

    I use tecno n3,n each time I try to browsed rate airtel charges me is extremely terrible. 127 keep sending text that I am using data at pay-as-use rate of 5 kobo per kb or N51.20 per MB. that I send MENU to 127 for subscription as low as N100 for 13MB BUT EACH TIME I TRY SENDING,THE TEX WONT GO THRU. I don’t understand the operation

  • dinesh October 12, 2011 6:56 am

    34rs for 300mb with 7days validity. previously it used to be 500mb with 15 days validity in karnataka

  • Sudar October 11, 2011 9:04 pm

    The airtel 2g gprs less than 30 kpbs very very bad service in tamilnadu in gprs

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR January 6, 2011 6:57 am

    AIRTEL WILL NOT BOTHER ABOUT THEIR CUSTOMERS WHO ARE FACING PROBLEMS WITH NETWORK BETTER GO FOR ANY OPERATOR WHICH FITS FOR YOU @Kaushik Roy

  • Kaushik Roy January 5, 2011 11:24 pm

    Airtel has the worst coverage inside the Metro Stations in Kolkata
    even Uninor,Idea has some signals inside the metro stations
    when contacted Airtel they said their agreement with Metro Rail to provide coverage inside metro station has expired and they are on process to renew it , but for last 6 months this problem continues
    how long it will take ? they seems like worst than BSNL in delaying

  • Sai January 5, 2011 5:54 pm

    they just want customers to migrate to 3G! they are proving that 3g data is cheaper than 2G!

  • Raghu January 4, 2011 4:07 pm

    @Kaushik Roy
    may be due to some network congestion. better call to customer care from an alternate phone number

  • Kaushik Roy January 4, 2011 1:52 pm

    Airtel network down in South Kolkata Tollygunge Area
    No signal bar for last 1 hour

  • bhavin majmudar January 4, 2011 10:00 am

    say good bye to airtel swicth to our desh ka network bharat sanchar nigam limited ok byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee AIRTEL LOOTVANU BANDH KARO

  • 3G December 31, 2010 2:35 am

    @Manoj Abhigyan
    r u sure that docomo not got spectrum? as docomo’s any 2g licence are not cancelled by trai.

  • Keshav Jha December 30, 2010 4:16 pm

    Mahmood Junaid :
    sad to see all the comments here of everyone getting 384kbps with bsnl using 2g pack…. in my area we can get only 128kbps even though the user experience improves…

    Don’t be sad. I’m also getting 128 kbps in Delhi. Just wait for some days. I think everyone will get speed at least 256 kbps.

  • Abhijith December 30, 2010 3:50 pm

    Am waiting for m.n.p my all private numbers ill migrate to BSNL . . desh ka network . . Oly our goverment allowing private operators grow giving them additional spectrum all in low cost and making bsnl operations slow down . . Say yes to bsnl . . Say no to Private . .

  • Abhijith December 30, 2010 3:45 pm

    Dont belive private operators thats reality from all commands which i read . . Guys go for BSNL ! Grow our nation wide pan india operator in 2g and 3g . . Dont fell in offers of private . . ! Jai hind . .

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR December 30, 2010 1:33 pm

    @Fahad
    Say Good Bye to Airtel and Switch to Other Operator Which Suites for your personality

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR December 30, 2010 1:32 pm

    Yes man it’s a Daylight Robbery.
    @Vinayak Pai

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR December 30, 2010 1:31 pm

    Airtel is the worst Service Ever Used in My Life There are Lots of Reasons to Spit Airtel:
    1.AIRTEL’S QoS is Worst when compared to All Operators
    2.AIRTEL’S Network Quality has Gone Worst Due To it’s Egotism

  • BRocks December 30, 2010 1:22 am

    I like it.. Ulta Plan :)

  • Huxley Dcruz December 29, 2010 11:04 pm

    Mahmood Junaid :
    before two three months docomo gprs speed was 20-28kB/s and now its 1-7kB/s…. is there anyone facing the same problem?????

    I too noticed the same issue, and when contacted they(Docomo) replied that only in 3G Networks you will get speeds above 56kbps ie their GPRS speed is equal to DIALUP MODEM . They thing that they can fool people but we are wise every thing will change after the MNP launch

  • Abhijith December 29, 2010 10:30 pm

    Sure 3g ill be in same rate of 2g in airtel . . I hope so . . ! ;-)

  • Sekhar December 29, 2010 5:25 pm

    @rehman khan
    in hyderabad also gprs speed is very low and many drawbacks. Waste docomo

  • rehman khan December 29, 2010 4:52 pm

    @Amar

    Amar :

    Mahmood Junaid :
    before two three months docomo gprs speed was 20-28kB/s and now its 1-7kB/s…. is there anyone facing the same problem?????

    Yep! After launching 3G services by DoCoMo, Speed is very bad in 2G Network.

    Same here in mumbai
    speed is 1 to 9 kbps
    and still waiting for 3g service from DOCOMO
    Reliance 3g is working fine

  • Mahmood Junaid December 29, 2010 4:27 pm

    i just checked vodafone edge speed in kerala… i am happy to say that are providing a normal speed… so according to my different testings airtel is the worst in kerala… docomo which was the best is showing very poor performance in recent days…

  • novice December 29, 2010 4:24 pm

    @Anbu John Boban
    hi what is the speed you are getting?

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR December 29, 2010 3:53 pm

    These are the The Biggest Idiots Of ITI (Indian Telecom Industry) Only in Wireless Services

  • ANIRBAN December 29, 2010 3:40 pm

    Soon Airtel will dfntly lose customers.

  • Vicky December 29, 2010 2:31 pm

    Among the biggies
    vodafone and bsnl are giving constant downloadig speed of 15 to 25 kB PER sec

    why the hell these idiots are raising their tariff while they dont have edge network in most of the small cities
    airtel have good edge network in 3 or 4 cities in a state
    what about other areas
    they give only 2 kB DOWNLOADING speed
    useless fellows

  • vibes December 29, 2010 12:22 pm

    Is this rate hike only for postpaid customers or prepaid too. For prepaid currently Airtel charges 66Rs for 2GB per month.

  • Amar December 29, 2010 12:08 pm

    Mahmood Junaid :
    before two three months docomo gprs speed was 20-28kB/s and now its 1-7kB/s…. is there anyone facing the same problem?????

    Yep! After launching 3G services by DoCoMo, Speed is very bad in 2G Network.

  • Santu Sovan Mandal December 29, 2010 11:59 am

    Right now I’m using vodafone 2g @98(2 GB). Speed is fine.

  • varun December 29, 2010 11:45 am

    @ishams
    bsnl is charging rs. 1/ mb without any stv. i can not understand why people are so attached to thease greedy dogs. mnp has launched in haryana on 25th of november and i m sure there will be huge drop in airtel`s subscriber base when data for subscriber base will publish for the month of dec. 2010.

  • techfan December 29, 2010 11:44 am

    BSNL GPRS is the cheapest in Country – 0.01p/10kb so it accounts to 1.027rs/mb for pay as u go plans and 274rs for unlimited data plan and the speed also good in BSNL.

    Just wait for MNP BSNL is going to rock the nation !!!

  • Ganesh December 29, 2010 11:26 am

    Airtel can go F*** themselves! Bye bye Airtel! Come in Idea!! I’ve been an Airtel customer for more than 8 years!!! Now for the last time they are pissing me off!

  • Gourav December 29, 2010 11:24 am

    Very bad move by airtel.I never expect this from airtel.In haryana they don’t have 3G spectrum,but if they launch in my city with tie up other operators they will launch very high 3G tariffs.

  • mark December 29, 2010 10:55 am

    well , docomo 2g gprs z free so surf with them or better go for idea/ aircel both r good in speed , i m in mumbai.
    for 3 g mtnl is good if ur close to network signals, for others tata photon is consistent and mts is also considerable

  • Mahmood Junaid December 29, 2010 10:50 am

    before two three months docomo gprs speed was 20-28kB/s and now its 1-7kB/s…. is there anyone facing the same problem?????

  • ark December 29, 2010 10:29 am

    @chandan
    airtel 2gb plan is Rs.98
    but speed is pathetic

  • Manoj Abhigyan December 29, 2010 10:28 am

    3G :
    Anyone can tell me that when DoCoMo launch in Delhi pls

    Not soon as they have not got spectrum in Delhi and 39 districts of 9 other circles.

  • Sougata Das December 29, 2010 10:05 am

    This is total nonsense..why this kind of change..didn’t expect this at all..Normally Airtel is always the costliest operator in India, whether it’s Prepaid or Postpaid. I’m sure customer are not that fool. Airtel will definitely loose it’s customer base from now onwards.

  • Webly December 29, 2010 10:03 am

    Sunilkumar Majhi :
    airtel’s greed is going worst. I am afraid this may end up in reduction of its subscribers base. Because there are 12 more operators to switch from once MNP is launched. Airtel has money to get involved in 2G scam like issues but not to satisfy its customers.
    I knew it earlier their greed wont stop so I switched to Aircel more than one year earlier. It was the time when they made their unlimited gprs paln from 14rupees to directly 25 rupees.
    They need to realize its not 3G data for which we should pay that much.
    F*** u Airtel, Go drown yourself in handful of water

    Ha ha ha… Nice one bro.
    I hope someone from airtel reads this piece.

  • Mahmood Junaid December 29, 2010 9:12 am

    chandan :
    as per this revised rate the cost of 2 GB data will be like this:
    20 kb cost 30 paise hence 1000(lets assume 1mb=1000kb )kb cost 15 Rupees hence 1000 mb(1GB) cost 15000 RS and 2GB cost 30000 RS. I dont know what they actually think that they are providing some 4G speed or any thing else. I agree they(service provider) may form the cartel but even in that case BSNL will be better and in worst case even BSNl wants to be part of Vodafone/Airtel led cartel, people will look for other option i.e. going backward to Landline broadband…thanks god we have BSNL with such a good price and amazing speed…

    no point in that because a customer who is using about 2gb a month can switch over to the 98rs gprs pack… its only going to affect less amount of pay as u go customers….

  • Mahmood Junaid December 29, 2010 9:09 am

    by seeing all these posts i think bsnl is going to be a market hit…. i am afraid that bsnl network may get slowed down…

  • Benny December 29, 2010 7:25 am

    all the more reason to move out of airtel

  • 3G December 29, 2010 2:29 am

    any one can tell me that when docomo launch in delhi………pls

  • akhilesh December 29, 2010 2:23 am

    soon airtel market will goes down.. its india
    need services @ low cost
    specialy data plan
    —————-
    idea, airtel, vodafone, is not recomended for internet
    due to highest cost.
    airtel n vodafone is fooling villeges custmers
    by vas activeting services.

  • Sunilkumar Majhi December 29, 2010 12:49 am

    airtel’s greed is going worst. I am afraid this may end up in reduction of its subscribers base. Because there are 12 more operators to switch from once MNP is launched. Airtel has money to get involved in 2G scam like issues but not to satisfy its customers.
    I knew it earlier their greed wont stop so I switched to Aircel more than one year earlier. It was the time when they made their unlimited gprs paln from 14rupees to directly 25 rupees.
    They need to realize its not 3G data for which we should pay that much.
    F*** u Airtel, Go drown yourself in handful of water

  • Abhishek December 29, 2010 12:47 am

    Can anyone help me about gprs/edge/3g (whatever, say DATA) speed for bsnl 2g/3g in kolkata? I have friends who complain of frequent call-drops,no-network in various parts of kolkata. Is it true?
    Am really fed-up with vodafone. Want to use MNP to switch over to best. Please help.

  • chandan December 29, 2010 12:04 am

    as per this revised rate the cost of 2 GB data will be like this:

    20 kb cost 30 paise hence 1000(lets assume 1mb=1000kb )kb cost 15 Rupees hence 1000 mb(1GB) cost 15000 RS and 2GB cost 30000 RS. I dont know what they actually think that they are providing some 4G speed or any thing else. I agree they(service provider) may form the cartel but even in that case BSNL will be better and in worst case even BSNl wants to be part of Vodafone/Airtel led cartel, people will look for other option i.e. going backward to Landline broadband…thanks god we have BSNL with such a good price and amazing speed…

  • Webly December 28, 2010 11:16 pm

    Childish decision frm airtel.
    Now, here is an operator depriving common man from using cheap internet.
    This is what i call ‘A Ulta plan’

  • ishams December 28, 2010 10:47 pm

    not only airtel,idea also charges 15rs/mb on the pay as you go plan.

  • Raghu December 28, 2010 10:42 pm

    @Tagore Varma
    But Uninor i find in the last 1 month are able to provide Network in Hyderabad.

  • Ankur Jain December 28, 2010 10:40 pm

    What a foolish step by Airtel. Because of this many subscriber will move to other operators after MNP.

  • BLundER December 28, 2010 10:29 pm

    AIRTEL

    wtf????

    airtel provides the worst net speed ever in mobile net platform and they increase their price too???

    guys just quit airtel.. i chagned from airtel long back cuz of their poor signal!!!

    docomo idea provides better and consistent net speed compared to this!

  • Rajeev December 28, 2010 10:18 pm

    Airtel do this types of things as always… they are poor guys…

  • Sakshi December 28, 2010 10:12 pm

    In Gujarat bsnl ka koi plan nahi hai yaha i m totally confuse ab mai kya karon ? please help me

  • vineesh December 28, 2010 10:04 pm

    Not a big issue as Airtel offers worst GPRS service with super slow speed. only operator without Edge network in kerala

  • Anwar Kacchi December 28, 2010 9:56 pm

    Pleasw

  • Steve December 28, 2010 9:55 pm

    i think they have increased the charges due to 3G coz they will be providing internet on the same acess point of 2G….

  • Anbu John Boban December 28, 2010 9:43 pm

    @hari
    what pack is that by the way ! i am using 4200/six months !

  • Anbu John Boban December 28, 2010 9:42 pm

    @Hemant Kadam
    oops sorry ! i meant it for Airtel 98 Dude !

  • pankaj sahu December 28, 2010 9:27 pm

    i think
    CHANGED AIRTEL NAME TO CHORTEL…………….

  • Mahmood Junaid December 28, 2010 9:15 pm

    sad to see all the comments here of everyone getting 384kbps with bsnl using 2g pack…. in my area we can get only 128kbps even though the user experience improves…

  • Amit.G December 28, 2010 9:15 pm

    Not a big issue as Airtel offers worst GPRS service with super slow speed. BSNL is the Best one.

  • parag December 28, 2010 9:15 pm

    Nitish :

    PD :
    “Vinaash Kaale Vipareetha Budhi !” What else we can say ? Of course They want revenue for opening International Gateways and spreading their wounded wings in Bangadesh and not to mention Raja ka Saja

    well said man…. Nice comment….

    nice comment PD

  • M.S. December 28, 2010 9:11 pm

    @parashar kumar
    NO THEY R GIVING UNLIMITED DATA FOR 700RS/PM

  • Tagore Varma December 28, 2010 9:09 pm

    Don’t be so innocent brothers! By the time MNP is rolled out nationwide, all the GSM operators collude and notch up tariffs new higher levels. Just see now, all they are collecting same tariff, except some new entrants who have no network at all in some localities of big cities like Hyderabad (ex. Aircel and Unionr). If they happened to improve network, they don’t waste one single minute to join big boys club to loot the customers and shop for networks in other countries like Airtel.

  • Idris Syed December 28, 2010 9:09 pm

    I guess airtel is not happy with the reputation they have, increase in GPRS tariff means they are interested in losing their customers.They dont know that the MNP is is its way. I was using and prasing AIRTEL for GPRS services.Besides they dont have licence for 3g in MAHrahstra Goa, if they increase tariff of GPRS it is definitely gonna cost them..On the other hand BSNL offers better GPRS and cheap 3G also Idea has started better packs for GPRS also DOCOMO has cheapest plans for GPRS Rs.15 for 512 MB for 30 days. also Rs.49 /2 GB with far better speed than AIRTEL..For Rs.98 they give 6GB with great speed on 2G.
    AIRTEL NEEDS RECONSIDER if they want to sustain in the market.

  • M.S. December 28, 2010 9:08 pm

    AIRTEL CHARGE WITH IN A MIN IN PAY AS USE PLAN SO U HAVE TO PAY EVEN U NOT USE THAT KB .

  • sri December 28, 2010 9:01 pm

    Airtel is growing and taking every one of its customer to height.Waiting for MNP and will move to BSNL.No more post paid and let us live with prepaid and BSNL.

  • TREMERIN DSOUZA December 28, 2010 9:01 pm

    I’ll say “CHOR MACHAYE SHOR”.

  • Nitish December 28, 2010 8:51 pm

    PD :
    “Vinaash Kaale Vipareetha Budhi !” What else we can say ? Of course They want revenue for opening International Gateways and spreading their wounded wings in Bangadesh and not to mention Raja ka Saja

    well said man…. Nice comment….

  • PD December 28, 2010 8:23 pm

    “Vinaash Kaale Vipareetha Budhi !” What else we can say ? Of course They want revenue for opening International Gateways and spreading their wounded wings in Bangadesh and not to mention Raja ka Saja

  • Anshal December 28, 2010 8:09 pm

    I don’t understand why people (including myself) are still using Airtel!! This is definitely the most ridiculous hike i have ever seen.. I guess we are waiting for MNP, definitely me.

  • virendra kumar December 28, 2010 8:05 pm

    one dhamaka offer for docomo karataka customer ….rechage with rc 29 and make local and std call at just 30p/min…moreover 200sms local and national free daily….i m not sure about sms just chk….. call rate be in sec

  • virendra kumar December 28, 2010 8:01 pm

    hope theey r getting ready to force the subscriber to chose 3g ,…thats why they r hiking…..

  • Pronobendu December 28, 2010 8:01 pm

    Airtel become worst tariff provider. I’m using BSNL 2G STV 175 for WB and its gives good speed in 3G Network. Now for internet tariff airtel become bad service provider… Me and my all friend use BSNL.

  • Sanjay Bafna December 28, 2010 7:59 pm

    max :

    is 2gb at Rs. 98/- per month continue??

    Yes as of now no effect on 2GB @98 however beyond free usage charges will be change.

  • max December 28, 2010 7:52 pm

    is 2gb at Rs. 98/- per month continue??

  • mayur December 28, 2010 7:21 pm

    @Hemant Kadam
    yes it gives 2gb but speed will upto 400kbps and rs.274 recharge is available in maharashtra..for checking data balance plz dial *112# it is in test mode may not work..bsnl customer care email id pg_mobile@bsnl.co.in and it will really help u in any problem…if u mail about any problem to them don’t forget to give ur mobile no.

  • lalsingh December 28, 2010 7:14 pm

    Airtel Bakwas gprs internet service. i never get speed above 80Kbps. Bsnl rock with 384Kbps speed.

  • Ashish Mundhra December 28, 2010 6:27 pm

    Fahad :

    Jitendra Kumar :
    Airtel just charging for their best branding, but now it’s not as per brand.
    Now time to change the provider like IDEA, Vodafone.. these are also very good on service now.

    And with MNP on the way its hassle free

    @Jitendra Kumar
    a perfect and mature choice… I Agree with you dude

  • Koolmickey December 28, 2010 6:26 pm

    This is seriously broad day loot …. No worries exsisting customers of airtel with MNP round the corner one can easily change Service provider … by this Airtel is sure to loose customer base especially the youngsters …

  • Manoj Thakur December 28, 2010 6:19 pm

    Airtel has gone mad coz of BSNL’s cheaper packs. BSNL rocks guys. BSNL best hai India ke liye.

  • hari December 28, 2010 5:48 pm

    i am use bsnl3g with 98 pack great speed

  • Hemant Kadam December 28, 2010 5:45 pm

    @mayur
    Is 98 recharge successful on BSNL 3g card, if yes what amount of data it gives? 2gb?

  • Sanjay Bafna December 28, 2010 5:43 pm

    stepfree :

    TT, Please clarify on the 2GB 98Rs plan.. if the rate is unacceptable, need to cut-the-service before year end, Thanks!

    No effect on 2GB Plan at Rs.98 accept “Beyond Free Usage charges” and “Default GPRS charges”.

  • CHATTU December 28, 2010 5:35 pm

    At this point I will surely change my Airtel number to BSNL if BSNL install a tower at my Village. Before the advent of other operators Airtel and Vodafone regularly changed their promo plans to an affordable degree but now they, specially Airtel, are very mad to hike their tariff. Is Airtel insane? If you do not able to provide affordable tariffs to customers then what is the need of your existence in India. Just carefully read the posts in Telecom Talk, you will surely be able to know how people are eager about BSNL and not about Airtel. Shame on you.

  • mayur December 28, 2010 5:32 pm

    @Anbu John Boban
    i am also using bsnl 3g with gprs pack rs.98 getting downloading speed upto 400kbps on my 2g sim card and on my 3g sim card i am getting speed upto 2.4mbps with same recharge.. .

  • Emad December 28, 2010 5:31 pm

    HUH!!
    who cares i never use airtel pathetic GPRS
    they should increase prices to Rs. 150 per MB to churn extra money
    Airtel is HellTel now! :evil:

  • Hemant Kadam December 28, 2010 5:27 pm

    @ansh
    What is the speed for 274 recharge? Is it available in Maharashtra and Goa Circle? Currently I am using 98 rs pack on my BSNL 2g gives around 256 kbps speed.

  • Sivakumar December 28, 2010 5:17 pm

    Airtel thinks and acts as smart ass… It’s thinking airtel customers will start use airtel’s 3g service if the 2g gprs rates hiked.

  • Anbu John Boban December 28, 2010 5:13 pm

    @DEEPAK
    its Jan 20 2011 dude

  • Anbu John Boban December 28, 2010 5:10 pm

    @ansh
    wow ! thanks for the info dude !

  • Anbu John Boban December 28, 2010 5:10 pm

    I am with BSNL 3G! but i am recharging every month 98 GPRS Pack !

  • Mahmood Junaid December 28, 2010 5:03 pm

    @ansh
    are u sure???? because in calicut i am getting 128kbps speed only with 3g network eventhough the usage experience is better than in EDGE network…. please confirm it….

  • parashar kumar December 28, 2010 4:39 pm

    Switch over to BSNL as they are the lowest charging internet provider.. 700rupees fpr 10 GB of 3 G mobile telephony

  • DEEPAK December 28, 2010 4:36 pm

    anubhav :
    all india mnp launch is on 20th jan as per TRAI

    BY MARCH 11

  • na December 28, 2010 4:32 pm

    Good
    Airtel wants its customers to move to other operators by increasing rates of their services. Good move airtel. airtel sucks…
    eagerly waiting for MNP….time to switch on…

    I will never buy any pdts from airtel…( bharti)….

  • ansh December 28, 2010 4:26 pm

    A Mohapatra :

    ansh :
    When every pvt operators are busy in hiking tariff.
    BSNL now allowing it’s 2G GPRS users to latching to 3G network. However customer are getting EDGE Speed( max 384). But it’s working fantastically. Only getting this facility it is require to use 3G Handset.
    2 of my friends are recharging with GPRS 274 voucher & enjoying unlimited internet @ fairly good speed.

    Please note that it is WCDMA, not EDGE for BSNL 2G Customers which offers upto 384 kbps.

    yes sir, you are absolutely correct. Only i mean to say that even by using 2G packs customers are allowed to latch on 3G network. Where speed restricted to 384 speed. But performance wise in comaprison to normal 2G EDGE it is better.

  • A Mohapatra December 28, 2010 4:23 pm

    For Orissa users, BSNL 3G is the Best as we are getting upto 2 Mbps using 2G SIM and 2G Plans.

  • Fahd December 28, 2010 4:18 pm

    Sounds like this is going to be their internet rate and they are not going to differentiate between 2g/3g/blah blah. So in essence sounds like this is their 3g rate for regions with coverage.

  • A Mohapatra December 28, 2010 4:08 pm

    ansh :
    When every pvt operators are busy in hiking tariff.
    BSNL now allowing it’s 2G GPRS users to latching to 3G network. However customer are getting EDGE Speed( max 384). But it’s working fantastically. Only getting this facility it is require to use 3G Handset.
    2 of my friends are recharging with GPRS 274 voucher & enjoying unlimited internet @ fairly good speed.

    Please note that it is WCDMA, not EDGE for BSNL 2G Customers which offers upto 384 kbps.

  • ansh December 28, 2010 3:57 pm

    When every pvt operators are busy in hiking tariff.
    BSNL now allowing it’s 2G GPRS users to latching to 3G network. However customer are getting EDGE Speed( max 384). But it’s working fantastically. Only getting this facility it is require to use 3G Handset.

    2 of my friends are recharging with GPRS 274 voucher & enjoying unlimited internet @ fairly good speed.

  • Mane December 28, 2010 3:49 pm

    Airtel is big thief in my state because they provide rs 40 talk time with rechare of 50 and 40 local useless night minutes.
    Airtel internet speed is very low with compare of reliance and tata docomo and aircel.

  • anubhav December 28, 2010 3:48 pm

    all india mnp launch is on 20th jan as per TRAI

  • Saravana Pradeesh December 28, 2010 3:47 pm

    Airtel welcoming MNP with a great cheer..
    Time to decide after 6 year relationship with this company as a consumer.

  • anandh December 28, 2010 3:46 pm

    in tamilnadu docomo reduced usage of 48 rs net pack to 1 gb from 2 gb w.e.f 15 th december

  • Rzr December 28, 2010 3:44 pm

    When is MNP comin 4 TN….. Gotta change from Airtel to BSNL 3G…. Seems like Airtel has come to its saturation point… The only reason I (and many of my friends) started using Airtel was for attractive(?) GPRS package(I’m talking about the 375 rupees/month pack that was b4 5 years)…. Since it is no more, there is no point in using Airtel…. And also their VAS calls annoy me to my nerves… Good bye Airtel…

  • Pranay December 28, 2010 3:43 pm

    MNP ko aane do.. Sab Jameen par aa jayenge..

  • Atul December 28, 2010 3:43 pm

    Mjhe to pehle se hi pata tha ki airtel chor hai isley kabhi airtel use hi nahi kiya. Bsnl best hai mere liye.

  • Fahad December 28, 2010 3:40 pm

    even airtel provides the pathetic speed in their so called mobile office….

  • Karthik Kumar V G December 28, 2010 3:39 pm

    May be this could be an effect to rationalize the 2G & 3G (upcoming) data plan. Anyways will wait and watch if there is no change then will change the SIM.

  • Fahad December 28, 2010 3:38 pm

    Jitendra Kumar :
    Airtel just charging for their best branding, but now it’s not as per brand.
    Now time to change the provider like IDEA, Vodafone.. these are also very good on service now.

    @Jitendra Kumar
    a perfect and mature choice… I Agree with you dude

  • stepfree December 28, 2010 3:33 pm

    TT, Please clarify on the 2GB 98Rs plan.. if the rate is unacceptable, need to cut-the-service before year end, Thanks!

  • Fahad December 28, 2010 3:32 pm

    just an example…
    their 3g tariff will be rs 50/mb…
    Without packs and with any pack i guess it will be rs 200/50mb…airtel gone mad…

  • Sagar Shah December 28, 2010 3:30 pm

    That’s to Emberess on Airtel, Since Everyone going for cheaper and Cheaper it is only one who start hiking tarrif for every single service too bad impact on airtel customer like me. SHAME..

  • Jitendra Kumar December 28, 2010 3:28 pm

    Airtel just charging for their best branding, but now it’s not as per brand.
    Now time to change the provider like IDEA, Vodafone.. these are also very good on service now.

  • rajiev December 28, 2010 3:28 pm

    idea cellular also increase their gprs plan for postpaid user, Rs. 500 unlimited plan to Rs.899. (i m postpaid user i m using Rs.300 unimited plan since 2007

  • Fahad December 28, 2010 3:27 pm

    bye bye airtel no more u in ma cel…

  • Ashish Mundhra December 28, 2010 3:27 pm

    Well just now I got an sms from Airtel saying that the no power will work on 1st Jan and all the local calls will be Rs 1 and Std calls will be 1.50 per Min. Now with MNP launching soon they should not irritate their customers in this way

  • Narang December 28, 2010 3:26 pm

    Airtel chor hai! Thank god I dumped Airtel long time ago due to its pathetic GPRS speeds and costly tariffs!

  • shivaram krishnan December 28, 2010 3:25 pm

    Hey are they trying to recover the money spent on 3G, branding etc.,

  • Saral December 28, 2010 3:25 pm

    abey ye kya horaha?? Airtel have u heard of MNP?? come MNP and I will say TATA :)

  • Vinayak Pai December 28, 2010 3:18 pm

    isnt this daylight robbery??????????????

  • A Mohapatra December 28, 2010 3:16 pm

    When everybody is talking of lower 3G Tariffs, Airtel has planned increase of prices of 2G GPRS ! And that too, to Rs. 15 per MB !!

    Even WAP Portal browsing will go paid and that too to Rs. 15 per MB !!!

    Great gift from Airtel for New Year !

    No problem Airtel, I will stop using your GPRS Service this year itself.

  • Ramkumar December 28, 2010 3:11 pm

    Any idea about the 2GB plan users (98 Rs/month) ?

  • Asif December 28, 2010 3:02 pm

    Tell me one thing, I use Rs98 wala plan. Is there any hike in that also?