BSNL Cuts 3G Data Rates, offers 1GB of 3G Data at Rs125

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is all set to reduce the 3G rates by half for both the prepaid and postpaid customers in all circles across India by introducing uniform data packs. Now 1GB of 3G data costs Rs. 125 for Postpaid users and Rs.139 for Prepaid users, effective from this Independence Day i.e. 15th August 2013.

BSNL 3G

After the recent 3G price reduction by RCom,  Now BSNL has drastically reduced their 3G Plan charges and brought it down to 2G prices.  However Reliance 3G plans works in limited circles and only for Mobile Phones users while with BSNL 3G plans there is no barrier of mobile, PC, Tablet or Laptop and also works Home and Roam across India.

BSNL’s 2GB and 5GB 3G data packs now cost Rs.225/Rs.251 and Rs.501 / Rs.561 (Postpaid and Prepaid) respectively. All these come with 30 days validity. The new rates are applicable in all the circles across India including National Roaming.

Below is the exclusive snapshot showing the latest  new 3G Data plans (Uniform Data Plans for 3G and 2G) of BSNL (Effective from 15th August, 2013) :

BSNL 3G Data Plan 15 August 2013

Note / Terms and Conditions  :

  1. All existing 3G and 2G Data STVs and packs ( BSNL CO/ circle STVs) for prepaid GSM services will be withdrawn w.e.f 15.08.2013 and for post-paid GSM services the plans will be discontinued w.e.f. 01.09.2013.
  2. The data usage charges for “bsnlstream” will remain the same at Rs.0.25/MB.
  3. For Prepaid 2G Data customers, who have recharged 2G Data STVs till
    14.08.2013, the customer profile is to be converted to default profile of 3G with no speed restriction from 15.08.2013.
  4. The customer profile in the new unified Data STVs will be 3G with no speed restriction.
  5. All other terms and conditions will remain same.
  6. This above tariff will be implemented w.e.f. 15.08.2013 (Independence Day ) for prepaid GSM services and w.e.f. 01.09.2013 for post paid GSM/3G services.
  7. The MRP of the prepaid data STVs is flexible of Rs.2 (+/-) of above price, depending upon local market condition and technical feasibilities available from circle to circle.

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  • amit - Gurgaon October 11, 2014 1:10 pm

    Sir Pl. Conform

    Aap ye batayen ki unlimited par month kitne ka recharges karwana hoga.

  • RPS BHATTI - Jalandhar August 31, 2014 1:14 pm

    Dear Sir,
    I want to get out of confusion that whether my 2G BSNL sim will work at 3G speed in a 3G phone or I will have to get replaced my old sim with a new 3G sim. Please clarify the problem. Thanks.

  • Prakash Kavade - Guledgudd August 5, 2014 12:01 am

    Please update me regarding unlimited free 3G usage monthly pack

  • Anil June 24, 2014 8:22 pm

    how I get bsnl mobile gprs plan in dilshad garden.

  • vikesh rami June 21, 2014 2:10 pm

    How I use
    3g network
    and how I
    recharge the
    3g network please give me
    any advice.

  • GOUSEMODI June 15, 2014 11:44 pm

    ache offers hai

  • Azeez April 27, 2014 1:24 pm

    Nic

  • Vivek chaudhary March 13, 2014 12:07 pm

    Aap ye batayen ki unlimited par month kitne ka recharj hoga.

  • Abdul Nasar February 21, 2014 8:52 am

    How I use 3g network and how I recharge the 3g network please give me any advice.

  • jai kumar bhardwaj (lucky) January 17, 2014 1:15 pm

    BSNL IS FIRST AND TOP 1 COMPANY……………………..

  • Vijay Chavda January 16, 2014 8:14 pm

    I don’t understand why BSNL providing such a bad service while other his dependant networks are working absolutely furious

  • biju January 16, 2014 6:48 pm

    very bad service

  • rahul January 9, 2014 5:01 pm

    Bsnl….very poor service. This company cannot do business seriously. may god bless them,

  • Aftab Ahmad December 19, 2013 4:10 pm

    It is worst 3G speed that BSNL providing. It is only suitable for those who use it free of cost like government organization. If you pay even a single paisa don’t go for it.

  • SRSAHOO December 14, 2013 10:12 pm

    Any method to Recharge through SMS. for West Bengal circle?

  • mahesh December 13, 2013 4:26 pm

    3g network bhut hi kharab hi

  • sohaib December 11, 2013 12:22 am

    Its much more useful

  • aswathanarayana December 10, 2013 11:36 am

    Good service by bsnl pl inform 3G plan no roaming charges?

  • Ashwin December 3, 2013 11:11 pm

    I have bought your 3G sim at Rs.69 and recharge with Rs.139 and Rs.42 validity. I could not get 3G speed and not even connect the internet. What should I do ? Please guide me. My contact No. 9173862770. My sim No. 94092 35622

    • ajay February 9, 2014 11:56 am

      Select manual search and then register for 3g it will work

  • Sibin December 2, 2013 9:34 pm

    Is there any plans of validity one year costing between 15000 and 20000 rupees?

  • johny December 2, 2013 4:53 pm

    verey good

  • Rajeev Ranjan December 1, 2013 2:09 am

    how to activate 251 data plan throught sms pls replay

    • darshan December 1, 2013 10:47 am

      DSTV251 to 53733

      • shipra January 16, 2014 3:39 pm

        Not using..wrost netwrok……frnds r using he.she said…….bkwas network

  • ritesh nair November 28, 2013 12:28 pm

    I have purchased bsnl 3g sim but my handset is 2g enabled. p ls confirm if i will be able to run 2g in it or not ?

  • Harikesh November 23, 2013 8:33 am

    BSNL mobil data plan charge to aapne private celuar ki tarah rate to increase kar diya. lekin deficiency bhahut hai. kahi 3G network nahi hai. to kahi data speed nahi ke barabar hai.
    aap customer ko chiting karna kab band karoge.

  • s t patil November 20, 2013 10:37 pm

    To get 1gb prepaid internet for 1month rs 139 isrequired. But activate from the balance available from the mobile what sms is to be sent & to which no.pl inform.

  • jason kingsly November 19, 2013 9:25 pm

    Bsnl u r great in 3g plan

  • akhil jose November 13, 2013 1:52 pm

    super 3G

  • Ajith.pv November 4, 2013 10:08 am

    3g internet plan

  • madhu k m October 29, 2013 9:45 pm

    compare to other network plans it is a very good deal, definitely B S N L will have good future from now onwords

  • Mahesh Poojary S October 19, 2013 7:07 am

    I purchased 139 Rs. 1GB plan (2G/3G). I called customer care they said all are 3G now. Speed is awesome. Initially I did not get 3G speed, but got 2G speed. After making following settings will get real 3G speed. Really awesome. I purchased package from online and got 1.1GB. Do the following settings:
    1. Before loading 3G package make sure that 3G is converted. I heard that now by default all accounts are 3G.
    Send M3G to 53733. for confirmation need to send M3GY to 53733 again.
    2. Load any 3G package.
    3. Keep your SIM in 3G supported SIM slot. If it is dual sim, all SIM slots are not supported 3G. This is also one of the mistake I did before.
    4. Enable WCDMA. If you enable GSM then you will not get 3G speed, will get 2G speed. This is the mistake I did before.
    Settings ==> Wireless and Networks ==> More settings ==> Network mode ==> WCDMA only. For datacard also need to do this now. Way of settings depending on mobile.
    5. Register your mobile to CellOne only (no need, but better).
    Settings ==> Wireless and Networks ==> More settings ==> Network operators ==> select “CellOne” for BSNL.
    6. Now you should get 3G speed if your local network is supported 3G.

    Why I purchased BSNL SIM, because they do not cheat on data usage. But other private service providers normally cheat in data usage, at the end of the month they jumps nearly 30% data. I had bad experience in Airtel, I do not know why it is happening.

    • kmianwar December 20, 2013 7:23 pm

      it is true airtel jumps. I too noticed it.

    • kiranshettyckm March 18, 2014 6:25 pm

      good

  • eldhose October 13, 2013 10:43 pm

    Bsnl 3g very slow..better idea can….change youer life….

  • sivaganesh October 5, 2013 9:52 pm

    Please send my balance details of 3g data usage to my email

  • Amar Patil. October 2, 2013 8:35 pm

    Dear Sir,
    I want to know what about BSNL 8 GB plan which was offered by BSNL at Rs. 302 in Maharashtra. I came to know that BSNL reduced this plan to 6 GB for 90 days. Please guide if you know details about it.

    • Sushant Tawge December 1, 2013 10:54 am

      I think u r not aware that 2G plans 302 and others have stopped….
      only 3g plans are available
      Please read the above statement n then plz comment…
      your comment seems very funny as that u r saying

  • C O L L I N A S October 2, 2013 10:41 am

    nice informative,,,,

  • Jayon K Vinod September 29, 2013 3:19 pm

    anybody please help….
    i recently bought a windows smart phone.I was using a bsnl new mithram 2g plan.Then i activated internet in my phone.I applied for the rs 139 data pack.
    A message came that i can use internet.But when i use the internet they say that there is no connection. I cannot do any internet work.
    so please anyone repy

    • Simon September 29, 2013 3:54 pm

      find manual setting ..APN should be “bsnlnet” with out I,comma 210.212.215.170:8080/msp/html/
      or contact CC.
      BEST OF LUCK

  • jetu singh September 23, 2013 8:51 pm

    is a very costly… and not good service…

  • ROSHAN MEENA September 17, 2013 11:15 am

    please tell me after porting process

    • Simon September 17, 2013 8:33 pm

      its not right place for discussion regarding Porting though sharing

      1. After successful data entry by BSNL CSC/FRANCHISEE .. T/V Took place by BSNL it self then its goes to MCH (Porting gatway ) and takes 4 days from date of T/V ( Working Days ) to complete the the process ( including receiving confirmation by doner ).

      2. on poring confirmation sms will received in alternative no .
      then just recharge with any rationalized FRC (first Recharge Coupon ) or any special FRC dedicated by such Circle .

      3. Enjoy with service ..

  • Sanjay September 16, 2013 9:05 pm

    1gn 3G

  • SHOBHA September 15, 2013 11:10 pm

    The recent unified data plan are very attractive

  • rahul September 11, 2013 5:36 pm

    what is the activation code for 139 rs ka scheme(1 gb) in karnataka circle???

  • gokulnath September 9, 2013 8:38 pm

    Already net activation in add on data packs in 125 rupess,return activation sms is coming.and main balance amount is cutting.g

  • robin September 9, 2013 10:30 am

    The BSNL data rate hike but not data why will it possible for all bsnl user it is difficulties.If data increase than it will use more.

  • SOMU September 7, 2013 6:55 pm

    BSNL is the largest network in the world and worst to the power infinity in the world. Hail with it.

    • satish September 8, 2013 4:28 pm

      no network first bsnl try to good network

  • anonymous September 5, 2013 9:56 pm

    now I can clearly observe speed difference. before I used to get 10 to 12 mbps. now only between 1 to 2 mbps. so sad.

  • SOLOMAN PM September 5, 2013 9:06 am

    In the new 3G Plans you have not introduce more than one month duration plans if any kindly update..

  • Arjun September 2, 2013 10:17 pm

    I am Maharashtra bsnl postpaid user and possess krishi card, wherein bsnl offers 1GB free internet for the month. I am worried if they will withdraw this free internet. Can anybody put a light on this? Will I be given this 1GB free internet or are they withdrawing this scheme?
    -Arjun, Maharashtra.

  • raman kumar September 2, 2013 5:20 pm

    bsnl is giving just 200-300 kbps speed. i checked many times with android app speedtest.net speed is not more than 300kbps and they call it 3g.

  • Raghunandan September 2, 2013 5:05 pm

    These plans useless there is not effect of 3G speed only the price of the plans are hiked.. the plans which are introduced by BSNL are not customer friendly.

  • altaf ahmad bhat August 31, 2013 12:27 am

    now d bsnl data rates has gone beyond limits, its too costly now bad news for 2g users including me

  • nelson August 31, 2013 12:09 am

    This is bull shit I have started plan of 251 and still I m getting low speed of 12 kbps and the customer care is busy from last 2 week its better to switch to some other telecom service

  • Rupam August 29, 2013 11:19 pm

    I am getting 400-500 kbps downliading speed on 2G data plan , why to go in 3G. BSNL is only company which gives 3G speed on 2G daya plan.

    • balram October 17, 2013 8:36 pm

      what is 2g plan you getting 400-500 kbps downliading speed on 2G data plan

  • deepak August 29, 2013 1:54 pm

    its better for people like me who used to use 3g packs at higher costs and could not bear the slow speed of 2g. So its now better at a reasonable middle level cots. But i would like bsnlto improve thier network as it breaks down often. Thanks bsnl.

  • DineshPrasad Gupta August 29, 2013 11:03 am

    UNINOR , i think — is the cheapest. 89/- for 3gb validity 30 days. BSNL does not know to do the business. bsnl having the sarkaari attitude. will not improve and cannot improve. my b/band 06562-231031, 230529 are dead since 06 dec 2012 but bsnl will do nothing. bsnl has gone beyond repair.

  • saqlain August 29, 2013 7:35 am

    there is no speed effect by this new plain. same speed as 2g plain

  • scc August 28, 2013 9:05 am

    bsnl is nothing good for 3g and 2g services but other operator Vodafone , idea is batter I am use Vodafone 3G.

    • Simon August 28, 2013 4:14 pm

      No doubt BSNL initiated a drastic step towards data connectivity among all other what makes different? as on date no other Service provider dare to provide such data with in such price and with no speed restriction feature .if anyone wish better service with compromising price then go AIRTEL/Vodafone etc and for other BSNL is best . Nothing is cheap, good services always come with big price tag
      For low users
      17 100 MB 3 DAYS
      39 240 MB 7DAYS
      78 500 MB 15DAYS
      98 700 MB 21DAYS

      shall vary from circle to circle at Rs.3 (+/-),
      Pros
      • Reaming data Carry forward feasibility.
      • Without speed restriction
      • Low Data consuming rate (Now has been revised as equals to other )

      Cons
      • Poor Service delivery (CC)
      • No suitable solution within time.

    • saqlain August 29, 2013 7:40 am

      yes dear.

      • babu September 3, 2013 7:09 pm

        no idea why you guys are saying that bsnl is not good.? im from kerala, getting 3 mbit/s without any problem. and 139 for 1 gb data for one month…is there any operator who offer the same ??? before the plan change, speed of 2g plan 256 kbps…which operator offered the same speed in 2g ?

  • NAREN CHAVDA August 27, 2013 9:03 am

    hello respected sir, i and other poor people who use bsnl
    2g plans can not suffer price of uniform 2G & 3G data. now because of rising price i can not practice of online banking exam taken by mahendras institutes & other preparation . so please sir i humbly request you to start again old 2g data plans. it’s question of our carreer. please…

  • mohan kashyap August 26, 2013 11:56 pm

    i think bsnl is increasing 2g plan by beyond the limit, the 2g data plan of 251 should be 2gb night+ 2gb day and 561 plan should be 8gb. for 1011 it should be 15 gb of data. bsnl launches bad plans for 2g users. i think

  • manju August 25, 2013 12:52 pm

    its bruuuuuuuutal…..

  • mike August 23, 2013 10:19 pm

    Luto re luto re,
    India ki public ko luto re,
    Nirman karlo re karlo re,
    apne swiss account ka karlo re.

    India ke log to khufiya hain,
    inki jebein dhili karlo re,
    Luto re luto re,
    India ki public ko luto re

  • ranju ms August 23, 2013 7:53 pm

    this bsnl is cheating us by increasing price for 2G data plans to double the price of 3G,i am suffering from from this from my 2G sim so public please respond to this brutality

    • mike August 23, 2013 10:20 pm

      there is no way when TRAI is blind over this.

      can you imagine? everyone has to pay 139/- for cheapest internet..
      BSNL is opening up pricing for all pvt. companies by this act.

  • R.KABILAN August 23, 2013 2:21 pm

    I like data 1.25gb and 1.5gb

  • purnendu August 23, 2013 12:59 pm

    what happened to rs 98 plan?

  • jithinraj August 22, 2013 10:44 pm

    These 3G plans, still are gross. It would’ve been great if BSNL introduced unlimited 3g data plans with reduced speeds after the bundled usage, just like BSNL Wi-Max plans

  • Anandhu August 22, 2013 10:36 pm

    These 3G plans, still are gross. It would’ve been great if BSNL introduced unlimited 3g data plans with reduced speeds after the bundled usage, just like BSNL Wi-Max plans. That is probably gonna meet the FUP.

    • mike August 22, 2013 10:42 pm

      just imagine,
      with no previous notifications & you have 2.5 Gb left from your last recharge.
      Then comes 15th august, and it all vanishes. I didn’t even knew BSNL had such foolish plan. I don’t need speed, give me meager 150 kbps as it was already giving but don’t take away data from the users , and what happened to 3 months 301/- plan??? BSNL is going to die for the second time.

      • babu September 3, 2013 7:02 pm

        Who said the old 2G gprs balance vanishes ??? you can enjoy the balance 2G data in 3G speed.!.

        • Manish Yadav September 3, 2013 8:49 pm

          the best thing what comes in mind now, close mobile and internet… care free life..
          facebook hi to chalana hai, *325# se chala lenge 30/- per month.

      • Bipin Das September 4, 2013 1:58 pm

        I have enabled 2G 219 data plan of 8Gb on 7 Aug and was getting 30Kb/s throttled speed on wcdma mode. After 16 aug i found that my network speed is boosted to around 200 Kb/s (remember it’s Kilo byte, i talking about) and by the time i was left with around 3Gb of data in my plan. And I’m still enjoying it guys. But i wasn’t aware of the fact that i was actually getting the full 3g speed in a 2g data plan, until i read this article . Because I had experiences with idea 3g and that was able to give me around 450 Kb/s speed as compared to bsnl 3g, though idea plans are much costlier than bsnl. Horrible fact is that, those with bsnl 2g network and 2g phones will have hard time with these unified data plans.

  • mike August 22, 2013 8:52 pm

    this is very very tragic.. bsnl increased the speed to some 300kbs only but decreased data quantity. :(

    shame to bsnl. shame to trai. shame to govt of India under rule of congress, you are degrading the rupee yourself.

  • umesh August 21, 2013 11:07 pm

    BSNL is getting its data packs at higher price like others than why choose Bsnl which don’t give the total speed as they mentioned. its too irritating and all the customer care person don’t gets the consumers opinion and neglects them.

    • Anish August 22, 2013 8:59 pm

      I used to use 2G data recharge of 219 (4GB Day+4GB Night) but after changing to unified rate, I will have to pay 1011 to get 10 GB, which is nearly 5 times increase. I have gone mad at this, as I need nearly 8GB data per month and speed doesn’t matter for me. So the Unified packs are good for 3G users but not 2G users. I am now thinking to switch to any other 2G operator.

      • nidish August 25, 2013 10:57 am

        If u r using android then change the settings under “wireless networks” …uncheck the option saying “use 2g networks” then u can have 3g speeds…

        • Anish August 25, 2013 10:12 pm

          I’m sorry but what are you trying to say by this?

  • @Rajkot August 21, 2013 10:36 pm

    Hello Guys,
    I am not getting 3G speed. I have recharged 2G voucher 302Rs/6GB on 27th July. As per your comment after 15 aug. 2G customer automatically get 3G speed.

    I am not getting 3G speed. What should I do. I am accessing internet through Canvas HD mobile.

    Please help me.

    • shiva August 25, 2013 10:59 am

      you must change dual mode in phone settings

    • Akhil Mohan August 30, 2013 8:01 am

      I was under the same plan and I am getting 3G speeds… So change network in ur phone..

  • A@rvi August 20, 2013 9:34 pm

    Hey guys um from Vapi , Gujarat. I have um using 2g Sim but its update to 3g speed from 17th aug & i found its too good thanks to BSNL. i got speed 129 kbps believe i um really surprised..

    • Bhupendra August 28, 2013 3:53 pm

      Which sim u r using 2G/3G 64kb/128kb

  • Nazim Uddin August 20, 2013 8:40 pm

    BSNL is good they served the people of india but coast is bit high

    • sunny August 21, 2013 9:20 am

      u r ryt. bsnl only served people of India but pvt operators are very well serving people of India. y people here always says bsnl is serving the nation? what others are doing??? aren’t they also serving the nation or you think they are sending signals from/to foreign countries. don’t u know how badly people are served by bsnl. my landline is not working from 3 days. complained and visited bsnl csc thrice but no one comes to eject the fault. look, how well bsnl is serving the nation. pvt companies are good at taking and resolving issues while illiterate customer care of bsnl don’t have basic knowledge. plans like pvt ops but no way near to them in quality.u bsnl. i’m going to surrender my LL connection.

  • harish August 19, 2013 1:25 pm

    HAHAHAHA

  • rahim August 19, 2013 1:50 am

    bsnl not provoided 2G/3G data plans for the students,,kisan,and BPL peoples on independent day ,how unhappy?

    • Simon August 20, 2013 2:51 pm

      Only Politician can offer same as you expect ….
      Service Provider need to follow some rules as decided by TRAI over all services are part of business not for charity .

  • Arvish Patel August 18, 2013 9:57 pm

    Respected Sir (DGM.)
    we are facing so much prob. to work with bsng 3G net at our home because there is not nearer but completely zero 3G signal strength available at here. so requesting to offer strength of 3G signal in our zone @ Ghodasar….
    some previous months we done applications it was arounded on july22th. after fews, we do again one more from Vatva bsnl care and also from Gulbaitekra care center but no feedback is here.Even bsnl company person has been also visited at here on july 31st for checking signal strength, named by Mr. Sunil. we are requesting again at here to do something to overcome it and hope we’ll receive feedback asap. !!! whatever been happened just do reply quick, it’ll be happened or not ? we’ll on wait………!!!!!!!!!
    Thank You !!!!!

    Arvish V Patel
    (9998385119)

  • Anish August 18, 2013 9:42 pm

    I am not able to recharge my BSNL number with any data pack after 15th August (Kolkata Circle).
    In BSNL portal under Data Recharge, it is not showing any data recharge options available.
    If I try to use BSNL SelfCare by sending SMS; HELP DATA2 to 53733, it is showing “This service is not available for you”.
    It seems like Kolkata circle BSNL are yet not ready for this change and have disabled all data recharge options.

    • Deepanker Saxena August 19, 2013 3:04 am

      Same problem!

    • Anup Thakare August 19, 2013 5:16 pm

      Same problem for maharashtra state!

    • Simon August 20, 2013 2:45 pm

      Self Care not yet implemented in WB/CTD.

      • Anish August 22, 2013 8:47 pm

        Self Care is available in WB/CTD circle but I guess data services are yet to be implemented in WB/CTD.

    • Manjeet August 23, 2013 1:04 pm

      Now they have changed it to HELP DATA3 to 52244

  • AJESH August 18, 2013 12:50 pm

    Getting 3G speed i.e. 2.5 Mbps on my 2G plan (302Rs/6GB) in Chattisgarh from 16-08-2013. I recharged on 14-08-2013

  • shivam August 17, 2013 11:39 pm

    I was using internet and was puzzled by watching video loaded in hq on my android phone without buffering.as i knew that i was using 2g pack i checked speedtest and found out i was 1mbps plus.this post solves my puzzlement

  • anil August 17, 2013 6:58 pm

    bsnl site updated with new plan

    bsnl.co.in/opencms/bsnl/BSNL/services/mobile/mobile_gprswap.html

  • ashy August 17, 2013 3:04 pm

    When would I get this 3g plan in kerala?. Kerala custmr care executives saying they dont get any information sbout it. So we are still paying more money.

  • MAHESH PARKHE August 17, 2013 1:30 pm

    I did not get speed 3G in pune city……….. customer care said that to remove anti virus option.

  • Pankaj Mehta August 17, 2013 1:13 pm

    In Indore MP, the 2G plans have been withdrawn by BSNL and providing only 3G plans with the speed of 2G which we were getting earlier. There is hardly increase of speed.

    • ranbir August 18, 2013 9:54 pm

      manually set the network to 3g mode. You will get 3g speed.

  • bibin August 17, 2013 11:22 am

    In kerala , As on 17/8/2013 these changes are not implemented…. In bsnl.co.in website it is mentioned that these changes should be made by 15 august. This Information was published by TT on 9th august. Almost 1 week over. BSNL AP and karnataka already updated this info on independence day. Even BSNL tamilnadu updated their website regarding these plans. I dont know what is the issue with BSNL kerala alone.

    • anil August 17, 2013 11:40 am

      BSNL kerala are all lasy people…..

      • Kurian Jacob August 17, 2013 7:16 pm

        That’s exactly why they are the No. 2 operator in Kerala.

  • saiesh August 16, 2013 9:25 pm

    I am able to get 3g speed in 2G pack.
    Circle Maharshtra and Goa

    • Sushil Mane August 17, 2013 3:01 pm

      Hey, i purchased a brand new BSNL 3g sim today. It will b activated till 20th august. I want 2 know that does the 2g packs work on n3g sim n give 3g spped if reachrged with 2g packs..

  • Simon August 16, 2013 8:27 pm

    As implemented all 2g SIM supposed to get 3g by default even many of circle availing but due to same some technical issue arise ..Previously it was limited user’s but suddenly increases in high volume but in a forth night other BTSs are not migrated as a result several low speed complaints arise .but don’t worry its a temporary very soon it ll be shorted out and BSNL subscriber will Cheers …:-)

    • narayanan August 19, 2013 9:18 pm

      same problem in kharagpur (west bengal) speed is very slow ,when it happened high speed? loose our money ?

  • Rajesh August 16, 2013 8:16 pm

    This is a very good informational site

  • Ujjwal August 16, 2013 5:25 pm

    Who getting 3g speed in 2g data pack please mention which sim you use 2g or 3g…..

  • Gaurav Singh August 16, 2013 10:41 am

    Speed also reduce to 2g speed

  • Manish August 15, 2013 2:21 pm

    Even in Vapi Gujarat 2g speed not changed to 3g

  • anil August 15, 2013 9:17 am

    kerala 2g and 3g not change old one old

    when contacted cc they do not know about this change

  • jagadeesh August 14, 2013 9:00 pm

    its very nice to hear that for 139/- for 1 gb of 3g data on 2g rates,bsnl is the best choice for people to choose.

  • Shiva August 14, 2013 5:50 pm

    I called the customer care support and asked about this, they replied that we didn’t get any updates like that…everything is normal they told…but in Hyderabad the bsnl service is very good and I’m getting 3g speed on 2g network…

    • Tushar August 15, 2013 7:43 am

      BSNL phone customer service is the worst. its just for namesake. but bsnl phone/internet service is the best. To get to know abt tariff & offers its always best to walkin to bsnl service centrs. ther u get all info.
      If they improve their cust service. pvt. operators will squeeze to death.

      • gkr August 18, 2013 1:15 pm

        Yes You are right . Good fruits but worst display

  • Mridul Sachan August 13, 2013 7:07 pm

    I am getting 3G speed on my bsnl 2G data plan since yesterday. I am from uttarakhand. :)

    • pradeep August 16, 2013 12:47 pm

      Hey!
      Mridul would u plz tell me in detail about bsnl 3g plans…..
      I m also from uttrakhand…

  • Sathish, Gobichettipalayam. August 13, 2013 11:54 am

    Dear Friends,

    This is right time, to know about your BSNL 3G coverage (BSNL- 3G BTS) areas in Chennai City.

    List of Areas having Strong BSNL – UMTS 3G Coverage in Chennai City:

    1 ADAMBAKKAM
    2 ADYAR
    3 ALANDHUR
    4 ALAPAKKAM
    5 ALWARPET
    6 AMAIPAKKAM
    7 AMBATTUR
    8 AMIRTHAPURAM
    9 AMJIKARAI
    10 ANAKAPUTHUR
    11 ANJUR_V
    12 ANNA UNIVERSITY
    13 ANNANAGAR
    14 ARUMBAKKAM
    15 ARUPERUMSELVIST
    16 ASHOKNAGAR
    17 ATHIPEDU
    18 ATHUR
    19 AVADI
    20 AVADI CRPF
    21 AYANAVARAM
    22 AYAPAKKAM
    23 AYYAPANTHANGAL
    24 BALAVINAYAGAR_NAGAR
    25 BASIN BRIDGE
    26 BEACH ROAD
    27 BEASANT NAGAR
    28 BROADWAY
    29 BUTT ROAD
    30 CENTRAL
    31 CHEPAUK
    32 CHEMBARAPAKKAM
    33 CHEPAUK
    34 CHETPET
    35 CHINDATRIPET
    36 CHINNA MATHUR
    37 CHITLAPAKKAM
    38 CHOLAVARAM
    39 CHOOLAI
    40 CHOOLAIMEDU
    41 CHROMPET
    42 CPT_COURT
    43 CTH ROAD
    44 CTHROAD
    45 EASTTAMABARAM
    46 ECR
    47 EDAYANCHAVADI
    48 EGMORE
    49 EKKATTUTHANGAL
    50 ELAVEMBEDU
    51 ENNORE
    52 ERNAVOOR
    53 GENERAL HOSPITAL
    54 GKMANDAPAM
    55 GOPALAPURAM
    56 GOWRIWAKKAM
    57 GREAMS ROAD
    58 GUDUVANCHERI
    59 GUINDY
    60 GUMMIDIPOONDI_MICROWAVE
    61 GUNTUR_EXCHANGE
    62 HARBOUR
    63 HIGH COURT
    64 IIT MADRAS
    65 INDRA NGAR ADYAR
    66 INJAMBAKKAM
    67 IRRUMBULAIYUR
    68 IRUNGATTUKOTTAI
    69 IRUNGATTUKOTTAI PENNALUR
    70 JAFFARKHANPET
    71 KALLIKUPPAM
    72 KALMANDAPAM
    73 KALPAKKAM
    74 KALPAKKAM_IGCAR
    75 KALPAKKAM_PUDIPATTINAM
    76 KANCHIPURAM
    77 KANCHIPURAM_MW
    78 KANDAN CHAVDI
    79 KARAPAKKAM
    80 KATANGALATHUR
    81 KAVANKARAI
    82 KEELKATTALAI
    83 KEEZHKOTTAIYUR
    84 KELAMBAKKAM
    85 KELLYS
    86 KILPAUK
    87 KKNAGAR
    88 KODAMBAKKAM
    89 KODUNGAIYUR
    90 KOLATHUR
    91 KONDITHOPE
    92 KORATTUR
    93 KORUKKUPET
    94 KORUKKUPET
    95 KORUKPET
    96 KOTTIVAKKAM
    97 KOTTUR
    98 KOVALAM
    99 KOVILAMBAKKAM
    100 KOVUR
    101 KOYEMBEDU
    102 KUNDRATHUR
    103 LIGHT HOUSE
    104 LINGICHETTY STREET
    105 MADAM STREET_KCM
    106 MADAMBAKKAM
    107 MADHAVARAM
    108 MADIPAKKAM
    109 MADURANTHAGAM_TOWN
    110 MADURAVOYAL
    111 MAHABALIPURAM
    112 MAHALAKSHMINAGAR
    113 MAHINDRA_CITY
    114 MANALI
    115 MANAVALAN_NAGAR
    116 MANDAIVELI
    117 MANGADU
    118 MANIVAKKAM
    119 MANNADY
    120 MEDAVAKKAM
    121 MEENAKSHI MEDICAL COLLEGE
    122 MELMARUVATHUR
    123 MENNAMBAKKAM
    124 MEPZ
    125 METTUKUPPAM
    126 MINJUR
    127 MINNAGAR
    128 MINT
    129 MKB NAGAR
    130 MM NAGAR
    131 MOGALIVAKKAM
    132 MOGAPPAIR
    133 MOOLACHATRAM
    134 MOTILAL_STREET
    135 MOULIVAKAM
    136 MOUNT ROAD
    137 MUNDICHUR
    138 MUTUKADDU
    139 MYLAPORE
    140 MYLAPORE
    141 NADANAM
    142 NAGALKENI
    143 NAMALVARPET
    144 NANDAMBAKKAM
    145 NANDANAM
    146 NANGANALLUR
    147 NANMANGALAM
    148 NBSNL_TIRUTHANI
    149 NEELANKARI
    150 NERKUNDRAM
    151 NESAPAKKAM
    152 NEWWASHERMANPET
    153 NOKIA FACTORY
    154 NUGAMBAKKAM
    155 NUGAMBAKKAM
    156 OLDWASHERMENPET
    157 OLIMOHAMEDPET
    158 ORAGADAM JUNCTION
    159 ORIKKAI
    160 OTTERI
    161 PADI
    162 PADUR
    163 PALAVAKKAM
    164 PALAVANTHANGAL
    165 PALLAVARAM
    166 PALLIKARANAI
    167 PALLIPET
    168 PAMMAL
    169 PARK TOWN
    170 PARRYS
    171 PATTABHIRAM
    172 PATTALAM
    173 PERAMBUR
    174 PERIAMEDU
    175 PERIYAR NAGAR
    176 PERMABUR
    177 PERUNGALTHATHUR
    178 PERUNGUDI
    179 PILLAYARPALAYAM
    180 POES GARDEN
    181 POLICHALUR
    182 PONNERI
    183 PONNIAMMANMEDU
    184 POONAMALLE
    185 PORUR
    186 POTHERI
    187 PREAMBUR
    188 PREUNGUDI
    189 PUDHUVAYAL
    190 PUDUPAKKAM
    191 PUDUPET
    192 PUDUPPAIR
    193 PUDUR
    194 PUKKADURAI
    195 PULIANTHOPE
    196 PURASAIWAKKAM
    197 PUZHAL
    198 PUZHUDIVAKKAM
    199 RA PURAM
    200 RADHANAGAR
    201 RAMAPURAM
    202 RAMAVARAM
    203 REDHILLS
    204 RK NAGAR
    205 ROYAPETTAH
    206 ROYAPURAM
    207 RRCOMPLEX
    208 SAIDAPET
    209 SALIGRAMAM
    210 SANTHOME
    211 SEEVARAM
    212 SELAIYUR
    213 SEMMANCHERY
    214 SENERKUPPAM
    215 SEVENVELLS
    216 SHENOYNAGAR
    217 SHOLINGANALLUR
    218 SITHALAPAKKAM
    219 SOWCARPET
    220 SPKOIL
    221 SRIPERUMPUDURMW
    222 SRMC
    223 ST THOMAS MOUNT
    224 SURAPET
    225 TC STREET
    226 TE_CHINNA_KCPM
    227 TE_CPT
    228 TE_KANCHIPURAM
    229 TE_MADHURANTHAGAM
    230 TE_SRIPERUMBUDUR
    231 TELEXG_UTHIRAMERUR
    232 TEYNAMPET
    233 THANIGASALAM NAGAR
    234 THARAMANI
    235 THIRUKALUKUNDRAM
    236 THIRUMANGALAM
    237 THIRUMULLAIVOYAL
    238 THIRUVANMIYUR
    239 THIRUVELLOREMW
    240 THIRUVERKADU
    241 THIRUVOTTRIYUR
    242 THORAIPAKKAM
    243 THOUSANDLIGHTS
    244 TIDEL PARK
    245 TNAGAR
    246 TONDIARPET
    247 TRAMANI LINK ROAD
    248 TRIPLICANE
    249 ULLAGARAM
    250 URAPPAKKAM
    251 UTHANDI
    252 UTHUKKOTTAI
    253 VADAPLANI
    254 VALARTHEESWARAR KOIL ST
    255 VALSARAVAKKAM
    256 VANAGARAM
    257 VANDALUR
    258 VELACHERY
    259 VELAPPANCHAVADI
    260 VELLAVEDU
    261 VELLAVOYAL
    262 VEPPERY
    263 VETTRI NAGAR
    264 VIJAYNAGAR-VELACHERY
    265 VILLIVAKKAM
    266 VIRUGAMBAKKAM
    267 VYSARPADI
    268 WASHERMANPET
    269 WEST MAMABALAM
    270 WESTTAMBARAM
    271 YAGASALIMANDAPAMST

    Note : Till date, No one covered like our BSNL 3G across Chennai City!

    Enjoy!

    List of cities having strong BSNL – UMTS 3G Coverage in RoTN Circle:

    1 Coimbatore
    2 Coonor
    3 Ooty
    4 Nagarkoil
    5 Tirupur
    6 Erode
    7 Kanyakumari
    8 Kodaikanal
    9 Tirunelveli
    10 Ariyalur
    11 Perambalur
    12 Namakkal
    13 Tanjavur
    14 Tuticorin
    15 Virudunagar
    16 Pondycherry
    17 Sivaganga
    18 Thiruvarur
    19 Dharmapuri
    20 Krishnagiri
    21 Salem
    22 Ramanathapuran
    23 Hosur
    24 Trichy
    25 Tiruvanamalai
    26 Vellore
    27 Kumbakonam
    28 Cuddlore
    29 Theni
    30 Villupuram
    31 Karaikudi
    32 Dindigul
    33 Karaikal
    34 Sivakasi
    35 Nagptinam
    36 Madurai
    37 Pudokottai
    38 Karur

    Apart from above 3G cities in RoTN, BSNL has extended 3G’s strong coverage / services to some towns across RoTN based on commercial viability.

    Enjoy!

  • Kaushik Biswas August 13, 2013 1:10 am

    I am facing a queer problem. Even if I recharge with 3G pack and try to connect with APN ‘bsnlnet’, I never get 3G speed as it is automatically connecting to ‘bsnllive’ only.

    • Tushar August 15, 2013 7:46 am

      Under network mode, Instead of gsm, choose wcdma.

      • mangal hazra August 16, 2013 8:18 pm

        if network selection required wcdma Or UMTS

        would suggest not to use bsnllive , by default apn saved bsnllive itself
        lot of push msg /advertisement normally promote via this apn if not access carefully

  • Nitesh Kunnath August 12, 2013 11:13 pm

    Hope all other operators too follow the same :)

    • Saurabh August 13, 2013 3:19 pm

      I hope they won’t. It will badly affect 2G users. We need different packs for different service not unified packs. BSNL step would have benefited people if they had a good 3G coverage but in most of the states except some Southern ones, their 3G network is not present at all. So their step is increasing 2G prices indirectly that will hit their revenues as at same cost private operators has their plans and quality is much better than BSNL. Also through best offers, pvt operators are giving data at cheap rates.

  • apurva August 12, 2013 10:39 pm

    confusion finished
    recharge with any 2g data pack till 14 aug.
    and get 3g speed from 15th aug. pack started from 54-0.5gb-30 days.
    i got this sms from bsnl

    • Kaushik Biswas August 13, 2013 2:19 pm

      i didn’t get any such sms in both my bsnl numbers

  • San August 12, 2013 9:54 pm

    Its Good to hear,

    I am currently on Nestam 2G plan without any net packs (Andhra Pradesh).
    After 15th Aug, Can i recharge the above 3G data STV pack & still can avail the 3G speed even on my current plan and while roaming…?

    OR any tariff change packs to be done prior to avail this attractive plan.

    Where can i recharge this plans … @ BSNL portal or any outlets???

    Thank you.

  • anand August 12, 2013 9:31 pm

    Couldn’t find this information anywhere on the net except here, where did you get this info from, Mr.Bafna, Can you please provide any official links or material which support this announcement?

    • Tushar August 15, 2013 7:49 am

      this is a reliable website.

      u can find bsnl rates on their site also.

      bsnl.co.in/opencms/bsnl/BSNL/services/mobile/3g_prepaid_data_plan.html

  • Adil August 12, 2013 8:27 pm

    Guys is any one able to open BSNL up west site
    I think its not opening…

  • bittu August 12, 2013 8:43 am

    can anyone tell me therevised rate of data pack for bsnl bihar

    • S.Sudhakar August 12, 2013 11:34 am

      Common packs :
      bsnl.co.in/opencms/bsnl/BSNL/services/mobile/3g_prepaid_data_plan.html

      Bihar BSNL website : bihar.bsnl.co.in

      • bittu August 13, 2013 11:11 am

        When I tried to rechrge with 139 it was not done giving error recharge denomination not valid and no update on Bsnl Bihar site :(

        • saurabh August 13, 2013 12:38 pm

          its from 15 th august..wait till then.

        • S.Sudhakar August 13, 2013 3:18 pm

          Try recharging in http://portal.bsnl.in

        • Rajesh August 14, 2013 1:22 pm

          USe the 2G pack gprs 302 6GB@90days
          by recharging it today from tomo onward yo can enjoy 3G speed @2G price

          • Joysurya August 18, 2013 4:44 pm

            Unable to topup for 3G in Bihar online as no data STV plan is displayed in BSNL portal. Tried to top up Rs. 139 data from Mobikwik but got Rs. 122 talk time instead of i GB data as new balance. Seems BSNL is yet to activate the new 3G plans in Bihar circle and update their web site.

  • umesh August 11, 2013 6:30 pm

    wasted today 302 rupees by recharging bsnl 6gb/90days pack:( bsnl 3g speed is worst than uninor 2g (maharashtra).connects after 100 tries and sometimes ther is full 3g network or no 3g network.

    • Sreedhar August 12, 2013 12:41 am

      but for me here, i am enjoying 2G – 300rs (6GB/90D) pack on 3G speeds!

    • saiesh August 12, 2013 8:19 am

      Still nw they have not change profile to 3g.
      So u will get same speed.
      To connect I guess everyone has to try 1000 times.
      This days even docomo u have to connect 1000 times

  • saiesh August 11, 2013 4:47 pm

    Good Move….
    neglect broadband customers more…. so that they move to private operators

    • Tushar August 15, 2013 7:53 am

      ya i think now their wireless 3g is cheaper than wired broadband.

  • Abrar August 11, 2013 2:35 pm

    I am looking forward for any revised 90 days 3G data plan like the current one giving 3Gb for Rs. 602 with 90 days validity.

  • ADITYA August 11, 2013 7:00 am

    — insider info:
    GUYS, THIS MOVE CAME 1YEAR LATE. ACTUALLY BSNL WAS TO REDUCE both 2g & 3g DATA TARIFFS FROM 15TH AUG 2012.

    BLAME THE private operators for lobbying for this DELAY.
    just recollect the tariff antics played out by private operators over the last 10 months !!
    even now BSNL seem to be listening to their private bosses by eliminating 2g altogether.
    — insider info

    • Anbarasu August 12, 2013 4:20 pm

      It is the BSNL has to be blamed for worst services not the private lobby. They keep changing the plans and disconnecting the services without any intimation. I recently recharged for 2G data plan (302 Rs) for 90 days, I was given 8GB of data, after a month they have reduced the usage value to 6GB instead of 8 GB. When my data level comes to 6GB, they disconnected. The previous day before disconnection, I have 2.5 GB data left. I recently migrated to 3G by sending SMS, I got confirmation of migration to 3G. I recharged for 3G data plan of 599 (3000+4000 MB) for 30 days. 10 days passed since migration, I still gets 2G signal and 2G speed (1-5 kbps) most of the time. No use in calling customer care, visiting CSC or writing to Appellate authority. Is private lobby responsible for this shady service?

      • Raghavendra August 12, 2013 6:07 pm

        Hi Anbarasu
        By default every customer on BSNL Network have access to 3G n/w.U can even make video calls with 2G sim with 2G plan. If u use data without any data pack u get 3G speed. But when u recharge 2G data pack, ur speed will be capped
        Even when u recharge 2G pack and set ur handset n/w settings to 3G/HSPA u’ll get speeds around 256Kbps, which is greater than normal 2G speed

        First check whether ur handset settings are changed to 3G /HSPA n/w.
        And still if there is no 3G signal, make sure u r in 3G serviceable area of BSNL
        Thanks

        • Anbarasu August 12, 2013 10:11 pm

          Hi Raghavendra,

          My handset supports 3G (Nokia C5-00). I have migrated to 3G from 2G. I got the SMS confirming the migration, but I am not getting 3G signal/symbol. I recharged 3G data plan for 599 as well, but the speed is less than 20 kbps. If I check my balance by dialing *123#, it shows my plan as “3G_REV_GENERAL_KTK”. If I call customer care they say I am already in 3G and I was provided 3G speed as well, while registering the complaint in BSNL portal they mention my plan category as “2G_ExlPower_KTK”. How can we trust them that I have been given 3G access? I have sent an email to CGM BSNL Bangalore 5 days back, the complaint has been forwarded by his/her secretary to concerned departments. I might get service, once the departments wake up.

          Regards,
          Anbarasu

          • Rajeshkumar August 14, 2013 1:16 pm

            I think yo dint have proper #G coverage

  • prajnesh August 10, 2013 11:16 pm

    automayivally my 2g nestam plan is converted into 3g general plan on yesterday

  • vijay August 10, 2013 8:49 pm

    In chennai what will be the 2g and 3g speed of bsnl ? If i’m going to get new sim means what prepaid plan should i opt ? Pls anybody clarify ! (Im interested to use it only for using gprs)

    • praba August 11, 2013 9:11 am

      what about ur requirements.. per second plan or per minute plan.. ur youngster u opt student plan.. 5 FFE number BSNL 15 paise per minute other 35 paise per minute without any STV.

    • S.Sudhakar August 11, 2013 10:12 am

      Note that call and SMS rate (in home and roaming) in NEW NESAM PLAN is cheaper than other plans. Opt for this plan as the base tariff.

    • S.Sudhakar August 11, 2013 10:14 am

      Nesam gold plan is cheap.

      See this link : tamilnadu.bsnl.co.in/cm/AdCirculars/Prepaid_Tariff_comparison.htm

      and

      tamilnadu.bsnl.co.in/cm/adcirculars/nesamgold.htm

      I think the same tariff will apply for Chennai also.

      • Sathish, Gobichettipalayam. August 12, 2013 10:53 am

        Yes, here in BSNL Chennai has offers same tariff (Nesam Gold) like BSNL TN.

  • Fusia Ramia August 10, 2013 7:12 pm

    If they are making rates uniform by hiking 2G while reducing 3G rates then they must provide higher speed for 2G customers and must not throttle data speed.

  • Helping Hands August 10, 2013 6:26 pm

    Great News! This Is Want at 15 August 2013. No Barrier for Internet …

  • jk August 10, 2013 5:04 pm

    Hello. If i recharge with 219 2G Data Recharge (4GB day and 4 GB Night) on the 14th of August, 2013 (or earlier), will my 2G Data be converted into 3G Data after the 15th of August 2013? Reply Please …

    • mangal hazra August 10, 2013 8:02 pm

      Seems to be work fine unless any special restriction made by Circle .

      please note 2G data not converted to 3G

      a separate parameter in network services to be added in case of 3G (PDPC 3) & default PDPC 2 for 2g services .

      presently such parameter only assign to whom those using any 3G pack like 120 yuva
      152 , 251 ,450 599 yuva etc.

  • umesh August 10, 2013 3:08 pm

    thought of recharging my bsnl maharashtra sim with 302 gprs pack 6gb for 90 days. now i am confused should i recharge or not ! wat will happen if i recharge (any changes in data mb /validity )

  • mangal hazra August 10, 2013 1:53 pm

    Hi,
    No doubt BSNL is best among all S.P on base of 3C (Cost clarity & coverage) especially DATA services offered by but it takes long to revise their Tariff comprising other ongoing offer by different provider. Additionally lack of proper advertisement and non cooperation from CC and field units it’s failed to achieve their Goal.
    As reported Now BSNL take initiative to developed current infrastructure along with network expansion, hopes it give satisfactory result in coming days.Presently all Customer being provided 3G parameter on activation .

    Best of Luck !

  • Kingston August 10, 2013 1:49 pm

    Those who r in rural areas having 2G coverage only will suffer a lot with this uniform charges. Aircel first introduced this kind of uniform charges.

  • Sudharsn August 10, 2013 1:30 pm

    airtel, Vodafone, Idea, aircel are the players with heavy tariff on 3G for the same service people will start moving to BSNL and Reliance Communication very soon.

  • rajveer August 10, 2013 10:58 am

    They will give 3g speed to 2g customers also ?
    did i read it wrong way or it is correct
    i was using 98 1 gb plan n getting 2mbps speed
    then recharged 6 gb n ow only getting 2g speed of 128 kbps max i think
    will get 3g speed again after 15 aug ?
    plz anyone clear my confusion

    • Subhadeep Kanungo August 10, 2013 11:14 am

      If you recharge your 2G sim with any packs other than 98 or recharge with 3G packs your speed will get reduced. I have also faced the same problem before.

      • Ajesh August 10, 2013 1:00 pm

        98 is a 2G pack whenever u will recharge with 98 ur APN seetings will be converted to 2G for 1 month(as bsnl has set 3G APN as default setting), it may take somedays and after that ur speed will be reduced.for getting 3G speed u need to recharge with 3G pack.

        But now with new STVs 2G and 3G has same pack i.e.125(98 2G data pack wiil be withdrawn from 15th aug) so all u will pay for data not for speed if u have 3G device u can njoy 3G speed otherwise 2G speed.

    • js August 10, 2013 12:40 pm

      Yes, from 15-Aug all the 2g customers will be changed to 3G. Wherever 3G signal is available you will get 3G speeds. Good move by BSNL and no confusion with too many data vouchers. I am very happy with BSNL 3G and I always get more than 2Mbps even in peak hrs and in my location 3G signal is always full.

      • Ajesh August 10, 2013 2:30 pm

        @Subhadeep Speed has no any relation with 2G sim/3G Sim. Just understand the logic that 3G is a facility which can be activated at any SIM

        • mangal hazra August 10, 2013 7:49 pm

          hi,

          Its normally told that 2G SIM (32K) having 3G parameter can enjoy 3G speed if under 3g coverage but technically 3g consist of 128 K so speed naturally differ .

          • shobha September 15, 2013 11:18 pm

            128 k for sim mem0ry only but it will work in 3g

            speed

    • Anbarasu August 12, 2013 5:11 pm

      128 kbps max in 2g? which world are you. I got my bsnl data rate at max 22 kbps in 2G.

  • Swami Hans Dev. August 10, 2013 8:34 am

    Ohh….BSNL Back In Race…I Like Cellone…Bharat Ki Sabse Badi Doorsanchar Compani.

  • nayan August 10, 2013 7:28 am

    bsnl should bring some unlimited 3g data plans .

    • Ramanuj August 11, 2013 7:09 pm

      Bsnl is having 3g unlimited plan in postpaid ie 700 data plan where customer gets 3G speed upto 6 GB then it goes 2G speed unlimited.

  • Debabrata Dutta, Kolkata August 10, 2013 2:22 am

    all the BSNL fans…
    Don’t miss the chaance…
    lungi dance ..lungi dance………lungi dance….. lungi dance………..
    lungi dance ..lungi dance………lungi dance….. lungi dance………..

    welcome BSNL…..waiting for the same……really nice step…..love you……

  • Ayush August 10, 2013 1:02 am

    Why everyone criticises bsnl???

  • Vishal Vodro August 10, 2013 12:59 am

    Somebody pls help.
    Around 10:00 pm I recharged 198 in my AirCel no for 3g. It’s been now 1:00 A.M, but 3G balance is showing Zero from begening by pressing *300# or *400#

    I am using galaxy duo.

    How long does it take to get 3G activated after recharging for Aircel. This is my first attempt for 3G with aircel.

    Pls hlp…

    • raj August 10, 2013 4:43 am

      Recharge sms shud come within 30mins if you do online/e-recharge & main balance will get cut off if you activated using Ussd code.Call to 198 or post on twitter

  • anish August 10, 2013 12:29 am

    Bsnl should focus on its network quality and bring unlimited plans in postpaid aswell as prepaid

  • Nikhil August 9, 2013 10:40 pm

    BSNL should launch unlimited data plan in 3G. In prepaid and postpaid if BSNL provide 5GB unlimited (512 kbps after 5GB) @ Rs. 550 or less will work to gain more customer for BSNL. Only attractive data tarrif will drive 3G/4G market in future. BSNL have the strength to provide some outstanding tarrif for its 3G customers but it all depend on Government policy and our telecom minister.

    • Peter August 10, 2013 1:44 pm

      I don’t think it would be feasible for BSNL to provide 3G services at that rate. They are providing 1Mbps upto 6 Gb and 512 kbps thereafter @ Rs. 800 on wired BB connections, then how can they provide 3G @ Rs. 550?? I guess the closest we can expect is Rs. 850 (postpaid, 950/1000 for prepaid) that too with FUP speed of 256 kbps post 5/6 Gb.

  • Midhan August 9, 2013 9:52 pm

    Like

  • akhilesh August 9, 2013 9:44 pm

    BSNL 3G NETWORK IS CURRENTLY GIVING SPEED BELLOW TO 2G
    ONLY 8Kb/s (64/64kbps) SO I WILL NOT USE BSNL 3G
    IF IT WILL FREE OR IT WILL 1000RS/10GB

    • Amit August 10, 2013 6:42 am

      Not 8Kb. Its 8kB. That means 64kbps.

  • Sudharsn August 9, 2013 8:59 pm

    BSNL has to expand 3G network in all sub urban and rural soon and people will start porting in to BSNL

  • Amit Mondal August 9, 2013 8:23 pm

    Nice

  • Gavin Mathos August 9, 2013 7:41 pm

    No proper 3G Netowrk of BSNL in Maharashtra-Goa Telecom Circle.
    First BSNL should improve it’s 3G Network all over India & then reduce 3G Rates.

    • Kanaga Deepan N August 9, 2013 11:13 pm

      What is wrong if they reduce 3G data rate first and then increase the coverage???

      This move by BSNL may force AVoId to reduce 3G pack rates too… Its a win-win situation for customers, imho…

      I welcome this move by BSNL…

  • Sathish, TN. August 9, 2013 6:44 pm

    To Raja : SMS format may differ circle to circle, its depends on their voucher rates. I will share it at later for BSNL Chennai and BSNL TN Circle users..

  • Sathish, TN. August 9, 2013 6:43 pm

    To Raja, SMS format may differ circle to circle, its depends on their voucher rates. I will share it at later for BSNL Chennai and BSNL TN Circle users..

  • vivek m August 9, 2013 6:33 pm

    Link for this announcement please

  • Sudharsn August 9, 2013 6:26 pm

    Really great by BSNL. Now airtel, Vodafone, aircel, Idea are the costliest players soon people will get rid of these money plucking players.

  • Jan August 9, 2013 6:17 pm

    >Jail Break in Pakisthan.
    > Higher rate of Infiltration attempts at the Indo-Pak border.
    > Continuing attacks against the Indian army by Pakisthan.
    > Warning by the US about a terror attack plot of LeT.
    > Hafiz Saed asks for.a 2000 model attack on India.
    > Attack against Indian embassy in Pakisthan.
    &
    > India to celebrate Independence day in a week.

    There are much much higher chances of Terror Attack this time.

    Everybody BE ON ALERT.
    It can be anywhere…

    Pls share on…

  • chandra August 9, 2013 6:01 pm

    I’m getting 3G speed of 2-3 Mbps everytime here in West Bengal for last two months that too with GPRS pack [RS.219 gives 8 GB of data] recharged.
    But after these plans come to effect i’ll be very sad.
    8GB of 3G data just for Rs.219 for 30 days.
    Isn’t it great?????
    :-)

    • ADB August 10, 2013 12:12 am

      there is no such data pack like 219rs 8gb.. there is one 270rs 5gb… can u give me the link of ur above plan??

      • chandra August 10, 2013 8:12 am

        Yes there is Rs.219 plan for sure
        see here bsnl.co.in/opencms/bsnl/BSNL/services/mobile/mobile_gprswap.html

  • Sathish, Gobichettipalayam. August 9, 2013 5:07 pm

    I don’t think, Pan India 3G operator – BSNL’s move will not impact quickly to AVOID group.

    Because BSNL doesn’t have much publicity and visibility of its plans, offers, facilities like Avoid group, in this current BSNL’s financial position, BSNL won’t give ad about this new data tariff change from Aug 15.

    Here in most of the Indian mobile customers are like ‘goats’. they are not smart and intelligent.

    If BSNL gives unlimited 3G data at Rs.50/- they won’t believe and they won’t come to BSNL 3G.

    Wherever they go, they need more and more colour full masala ads, jungles, fake ads, misleading ads, fake things, unknown debits without user’s permission.

    Then only they will accept.

    If same changes is done by any avoid group means ads, visibility and impact is huge in everywhere!

    Here changes are done by our nation’s owned and handicapped BSNL.

    There is no problem for money spinning – private operators, especially AVOID group.

    Just wait and watch, when AVOID group will follow BSNL data move!

    • kris sridhar August 9, 2013 10:57 pm

      Goats?????. If below level service ,no customer support, no signals even under tower, reckless employees who make their own company sick by not working , is the criteria for following bsnl then yes people who subscribe to bsnl even after above things are definately goats or even worsr.Man look at the comnents regarding bsnl in teletalk. You will regret joiningbsnl. Bsnl is in loss becoz of its own employees. If they really work then only things will improve. But i doubt that.

      • JS August 10, 2013 12:50 pm

        Don’t comment in any generic way without knowing the facts..Are you selling any AVOID products. BSNL is the only operator which has good coverage especially in south india and good tariff plans. I don’t know why you want to call customer care when you are not facing any problems in the service. I am using BSNL for the past 11 years and I have used Airtel, Aircel and Idea. But i felt BSNL is the best compared to any service in karnataka, kerala and tamil nadu. I use BSNL for my personal and official purpose and I use it for making alot of calls per day and the billing is very transparent and very cheap

    • CHAITANYA August 9, 2013 11:52 pm

      “GOATS”… WHO .. THE CUSTOMER OR THE EMPLOYEE AND THE DEPARTMENT,
      EVEN U CANNOT TALK TO COMPLAIN HELP ESK AT 198.
      SIMPLY SAYS “THIS NUMBER DOES NOT EXISTS”
      OH DO NOT SAY FOR BSNL.
      AFTER A UNSUCESSFUL RECHARGE AND THE MONEY DEBIT, NO ONE HAVE TO ANSWERE. THE NODAL OFFICER S NUMBER ALWAYS RINGS BUT NO ONE PICKED FOR 7DAYS TRY. WHAT HAVE TO SAY…
      PLS THINK BEFORE POST A WORD HERE…

  • tagore August 9, 2013 4:50 pm

    Complete nonsense. BSNL 3G signal does not simply exist even in Hyderabad. I recharged with a three-day 3G RC but could not catch 3G (H) signal for all the three days. It is disgusting…! Shame on BSNL. At least you can reduce call rates to serve people, but you are pathetic on that front too. Your are more eager than private operators in increasing local call tariff but lags behind all of them, only equal to Unionr, in providing quality service.

    • kris sridhar August 10, 2013 3:48 pm

      Rightly said..

      • Abrar August 11, 2013 2:26 pm

        I recently went to Hyderabad for a business meeting and I was getting HSPA signal everywhere better than here in Gujarat.

  • rohan August 9, 2013 4:47 pm

    I dont understand why MTNL mumbai charges more 3G data than MTNL Delhi , , , , why this dual policy in the same country

  • Kumar August 9, 2013 4:45 pm

    Yesterday sms pack, today data pack. What tomorrow? BSNL rocking.

  • Sreedhar August 9, 2013 3:40 pm

    No need of 3G pack on BSNL, ’cause i enjoy 2G data at 3G speeds on BSNL.
    But sadly according to article they are going to remove all the 2G packs

  • Kunal August 9, 2013 3:29 pm

    I wish MTNL Mumbai-Delhi follows this soon !!!

  • Arun K Kumar August 9, 2013 3:26 pm

    So, Existing GPRS packs of BSNL customers will be converted to 3G with the existing validity and no speed limit?
    i.e., If i activate a pack of GPRS302 on 14th, August, I can enjoy 5GB of 3G for 3months.
    @sanjaybafna please clarify

  • sharvan August 9, 2013 3:13 pm

    bsnl is going to become no.1.

    • kris sridhar August 9, 2013 11:00 pm

      Then india will become corruption free country. And we all will live in paece.

  • sunny August 9, 2013 3:11 pm

    airtel has hiked prepaid call tariffs in Delhi by 30p per minute. the new rates w.e.f next month sept 8. booster pack rates will also go up. good decision, atleast with money in hand, they will be able to expand 3g network. airtel gonna launch 4g in delhi also next month and also slashed 4g dongle rates to rs.1500 under offer in their 4g areas. ab aayega maja. reliance jio will not be able to take benefit as delhi n mumbai will taste airtel 4g first. lol Mukesh bhai tu petrol hi bech, 4g launch tere bass ka ni hai.

  • Suresh Kumar R August 9, 2013 3:11 pm

    Come on Aircel, Its your turn to respond now, I know you will be coming with some thing special like one GB for one hundred rupees +30 days validity + 128 unlimited or better.

  • Tharun George August 9, 2013 2:30 pm

    Greatest thing BSNL done in 10 years. Now AVoId will be forced to reduce their 3G price.

    BSNL actually hike 2G data packs and reduced 3G data pack to make price uniform. Great loss to 2G subscribers who enjoyed 1.25GB at Rs 98. Looks like BSNL 3G network going to get more congested.

    Now BSNL have the highest 2G data rates and lowest 3G data rates.

    • Arun Chandran August 9, 2013 2:54 pm

      I am totally agree with you.AVOID will reduce their 3g rates soon.Bsnl is really a headache for AVOID in Kerala, Tamilnadu circles.In kerala Idea have strong 3g coverage. Then bsnl.
      If bsnl reduce their 3g rates it will badley affect idea in kerala.So they will force to reduce the 3g rates.

  • sunny August 9, 2013 2:08 pm

    what a joke? Where is bsnl 3g? forget about 3g, 90% the towers in our circle are only gprs, no edge. tried it once in 3g area, speed was 320-360kbps in 3g plan of 300MB for rs.89. i get the same with voda 2g. do bakwaas companies which don’t have 3g coverage, slashed their charges. waiting for idea to come with a cheap plan. I can pay them 150-175 for 1GB. what a coverage seems to be everywhere, net connects in just 2 seconds.

    • S.Sudhakar August 9, 2013 2:55 pm

      Well said.

      Like Japan, all operators in India must be based on 3G (2100 MHz) only. The government must put a new rule. Then only we may get 100% 3G coverage in all areas (like 2G).

  • dev August 9, 2013 1:56 pm

    recently i port into reliance network after announcing the reduce 3g data packs,as of now i can say reliance has a much more stable 3g network than aircel,vodafone & bsnl in kolkata circle.
    As i belive due to less number of users compare to bsnl & vodafone voice network is also very good.

  • Keshav Jha August 9, 2013 1:40 pm

    This is really a Independence day gift from BSNL. Now a common man can use 3G frequently.

    • Sunit August 9, 2013 2:02 pm

      but what about people who have only 2g phones they need to pay high price na

    • apurva August 9, 2013 9:06 pm

      don’t underestimate the power of a comman man :)

    • Tushar August 15, 2013 8:15 am

      My bsnl data plan expired 8th Aug. i knew about bsnl’s special attachment to republic day and independence day. Most of their price reduction are announced or effective these days. And today 15th aug i googled for bsnl offers and i found it.
      :-)

  • Sunit August 9, 2013 1:38 pm

    3. For Prepaid 2G Data customers, who have recharged 2G Data STVs till
    14.08.2013, the customer profile is to be converted to default profile of 3G with no speed restriction from 15.08.2013.

    So if we do a 2G data pack before 14th of Aug would the remaining data of 2G be automatically converted to 3G (i.e if I do a 1gb pack of 2G now, from 15th of August would i able to use that 1Gb at 3G speed for 1 month ) Please clarify it

  • Amit kumar August 9, 2013 1:03 pm

    What bsnl have to do with elections, you would vote for bjp if bsnl had not reduced prices?

  • Sathish, Gobichettipalayam. August 9, 2013 12:59 pm

    For Prepaid users:

    STV 139: To activate this plan over SMS, Rs 123.71 will be deducted. Here you can save up-to Rs.15.29

    STV 251: To activate this plan over SMS, Rs 223.39 will be deducted. Here you can save up-to Rs. 27.61

    STV 561: To activate this plan over SMS, Rs 499.29 will be deducted. Here you can save up-to Rs. 61.71

    STV 1011: To activate this plan over SMS, Rs 899.79 will be deducted. Here you can save up-to Rs.111.21

    How is it!

    Enjoy!

    • Raja August 9, 2013 1:08 pm

      What are the SMS codes.

  • SS August 9, 2013 12:54 pm

    Utter rubbish 3G network of BSNL many times you wont even get 3G signals even if you get you won’t be able to open sites because of “This webpage is unavailable”.

    Totally rubbish network!!!!

  • Chethan S. August 9, 2013 12:52 pm

    “All existing 3G and 2G Data STVs and packs ( BSNL CO/ circle STVs) for prepaid GSM services will be withdrawn w.e.f 15.08.2013 and for post-paid GSM services the plans will be discontinued w.e.f. 01.09.2013.”

    What will happen to short-term packs – day based, 3 day validity etc.? I hope they won’t be withdrawn!

    • Sanjay Bafna August 9, 2013 12:57 pm

      According to BSNL CO office, At present only 30 days “Unified Data STVs are introduced (as mentioned in above post). With circle and customers feedback and performance of monthly data STVs, more STVs with different validity options may be introduced in future.

  • Raja August 9, 2013 12:51 pm

    Excellent. BSNL 3G much more consistent than any other 3G operators. But speed is less than other operators. I am OK with speed if I am getting consistent connectivity rather getting high speeds whenever it connects [God knows when it connects].

  • Vicky, sydney August 9, 2013 12:42 pm

    All existing 2G Data STVs and
    packs ( BSNL CO/ circle STVs) for
    prepaid GSM services will be
    withdrawn w.e.f 15.08.2013.
    WTF ?

  • neo August 9, 2013 12:41 pm

    niceeeeeeeeee . Finally bsnl rocking . Is that due to elections coming up soon ?????????

  • Harsh August 9, 2013 12:39 pm

    When Rcom cuts it rate there is a article on TT calling it DATA TRAP..
    Wow now BSNL also cheating customers with it DATA TRAP..
    How abt an article on it too..
    BSNL DATA TRAP.

    • dev August 9, 2013 1:48 pm

      hahahhah……….well said….

    • Arun Kumar August 9, 2013 2:35 pm

      Lol, exactly!

  • spiderman August 9, 2013 12:38 pm

    Voted up !!

  • Kaushik August 9, 2013 12:33 pm

    I am currently on airtel 3G zero rental plan. bt using a 2G handset. if i recharge with a 3G NET PACK wil I be able to use net pack data?

    • Rj August 9, 2013 2:55 pm

      Oh boy, who said you can’t use 3G pack on your 2G handset. You need to try using 4G on that, just go to a 4G coverage area and use it, your 2G handset will be giving you speed you would have never seen, 1GBps my friend. Just goa nd recharge with AT&T’s 4G LTE plan, as your 2G handset is able to catch signal from U.S too. You are the most intelligent guy I have ever met my friend

      • Rahul August 9, 2013 8:51 pm

        Does your handset connect to sound waves generated from moon?

      • Kaushik August 10, 2013 10:01 am

        Pls dont make a fool out of me. Its 1st time for every1 smwhere or d other in exploring d world. I jst like to be like an idiot!!

        • Saurabh August 10, 2013 1:01 pm

          @Kaushik,

          Good to see you being curious and there is nothing wrong to ask questions. As far as your question goes that whether you’ll be able to use the 3G data on 2G phone or not, the answer is Yes. You can use your 3G data on a 2G but it will give 2G speed only. If you want to get 3G speed from a 3G data pack, you need a handset with 3G support.

          Just like you can’t use Internet on a black and white or a simple multimedia handset without 2G support, you can’t use 3G or get 3G speed until unless you’ve a handset or dongle(USB Modem) with 3G support. It’s a hardware requirement and just having a pack won’t help. :)

          • Tushar August 15, 2013 8:35 am

            @Kaushik

            Actually thats a very good question 3g plan on 2g handset.

            Normally, a 2g plan gives abt 30-40kbps speed.
            but a 2g handset supports upto 144 or i guess 256kbps speed.

            So u might not get the best 3g speed of 3mbps, but you shoud see a improvement with 3g plan.
            i.e. the max supported speed of ur 2g handset.

            Few ppl in discussion blogs, just cant think logical and end up making fun of them with their fused sarcastic comments.

  • Steve August 9, 2013 12:21 pm

    Wow this is awesome. Bsnl you will rock now

    • Duane Bayliss August 10, 2013 12:21 am

      HAHAHAHA

      • saba May 9, 2014 10:20 am

        I have bought your 3G sim at Rs.69 and recharge with Rs.139 and Rs.42 validity. I could not get 3G speed and not even connect the internet. What should I do ? Please guide me. My contact No. 9421993865
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