BSNL Flags 3G Mobile Services in Maharashtra Circle

India’s National Telecom backbone Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) today launched its 3G GSM mobile and High Speed Wireless Internet services (Data services) in Pune city in Maharashtra & Goa telecom circle.

BSNL 3G services was  inaugurated by Mr Aloke Kaul, Chief General Manager, BSNL Maharashtra Goa Circle, Mr. Mohansingh Rajpal Mayor of Pune, Mr. Yogesh Mangalsen Behl Mayor, PCMC in a grand launching ceremony at Hotel Le Meridien. Mr Mohanlal GM Mobile and Mr.VK Mahendra Principal General Manager, BSNL Pune was also present in the launching ceremony.

Mr. Alok Kaul, GM BSNL stated “BSNL 3G Mobile service” is now available to all postpaid and prepaid subscribers of Pune city and we will expands the 3G services in 55 cities across the Maharashtra and Goa circle shortly.

The existing BSNL 2G Prepaid customers can recharge with a Special tariff Voucher (STV) of Rs.21 or just send SMS, ‘ACT3G’ to 53733 following which Rs.21 will deducted from their balance and they will be migrated to 3G for a period of 30 days. These migrated customers can experience Video Calling, High Speed Internet, Mobile TV etc at 3G charges while retaining their 2G Voice Plan.

BSNL 2G Postpaid customers have to pay additional Rs.25 only per month to avail 3G services over and above their 2G services. The existing 2G Postpaid customers can also send SMS, ‘ACT3G’ to 53733. They can also approach customer service centres to subscribe 3G services .

BSNL 3G Services like Video calling, High Speed Internet with download speed up to 3.6 Mbps, and entertainment through ‘BSNL Live’ WAP portal containing rich contents like movies Music, Mobile TV, Video, Wall Paper, Ring Tone etc are immediately available on launch.

BSNL also offers high-speed mobile Internet access for PCs and Laptops through the USB Datacard subscription which comes with free all India roaming including Mumbai & Delhi. Convenient 3G data plans ranging from Rs.249 to Rs.2499 are available with both Postpaid & Prepaid options.To give the customers firsthand experience of 3G, Trial Packs have also been launched. As an introductory offer, local and national video calls from home LSA will be charged @30p/min.

BSNL claims now it has approx 300 BTS (mobile towers) are 3G enable in Pune city and another 127 BTS will be activated soon to provide seamless 3G Mobile and High speed Wireless Broadband connectivity across the Pune city.

The BSNL 3G Prepaid SIM Card cost Rs.20 and as an introductory offer the new 3G subscribers will get 200 free video calls, 200 MB Data usage and 2000 Free SMS for 30 days. Beyond free usage Local and STD Video calls will cost just 30 paisa per minute for first 90 days from the date of activation.

Apart from Pune city, BSNL also announced that it will launch the much awaited 3G services in all the District headquarters of the Maharashtra and Goa circle along with 55 major cities including Panjim, Ngapur, Aurangabad, Lonavala, Baramati, Beed, Nashik, Deolali, Karegaon, Shiradi, Kolhapur, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi, Vasai, Ratnagiri, Osmanabad, Sangli, Jalgaon, Amravati, Akola, Dhule, Igatpuri, Satara, Nandurbar, Ichalkarnaji, Karad, Sawantvadi, Alibagh, Karjat, Khopoli, Mahad, Pen, Solapur, Pandharpur, Washim, Latur, Bhusawal, Hingoli, Jalna, Buldhana, Wardha, Yeotmal, Gondia, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli and some more cities in Maharashtra-Goa circle by the end of July-2010.

To know more on 3G tariff call 1503 or 1800-180-1503 or click here BSNL 3G Prepaid Plan in Details

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  • Rino Jose November 7, 2011 8:03 pm, 8:03 PM

    how i can a get a bsnl prepaid maharahtra sim?

  • max August 20, 2011 10:42 pm, 10:42 PM

    @Shankarrao Bhise
    these all recharges are for data, that why you get data against this. to get main balance u need to top up amount then only you can get main balance.

  • Shankarrao Bhise August 20, 2011 8:25 pm, 8:25 PM

    Dear sir,
    I am a new Customer of 3G,Having Data card Sim No 7588966777 which is brought from Chiplun Telephone Exchange
    3G data modem is per following.
    1) FRC Rs. 51.00 @ Grahak Seva Kendra,Chiplun ( Total free Uses up to 2.00 Gb up to two month)
    2)Topup recharge Rs. 50.00 @ Grahak. Seva Kendra,Chiplun, ( only for vidio call made by me Balance till 18/8/2011 Rs.32.00)
    3)Data card recharge Rs 200.00 @ Grahak Seva Kendra,Chiplun, 0n dated 29/07/2011( free useges up to 600 Mb)
    4)Data card recharge due to null balance message, through internet banking from my axis bank A/C Vide Transation ID 2082110092 mobileno 758896677 Amount Rs.121.00 Date 12/8/2011 Receipt No. 66666326577 stautes is successes. (free useges up to 300Mb)
    5) Data card recharge again due to null balance message after dialing ,112 through internet banking from my axis bank A/C Vide Transation ID 31072011001 mobileno 758896677 Amount Rs.606.00 Date 31/7/2011 Receipt No 6666331650 statues is successed. (free useges Day time 1 GB Night 4 GB Total up to 5 GB)
    data card access internet up to 18/8/2011. then again after dialing the number*112# message is nul balance then i again rechage data card through internet banking
    6) Data card recharge again due to null balance message after dialing ,112 through internet banking from my axis bank A/C Vide Transation ID 31703152 mobile no 758896677 Amount Rs.606.00 Date 18/8/2011 . Receipt no – Not recived – stautes -not shown in my Translation But from my bank A/C Amount of Rs, 606 is debited . (free useges Day time 1 GB Night 4 GB Total up to 5 GB)

    I have paid Total Amount of Rs.50.00 + 121.00 =Rs.171.00 for voice & Vidio call only four Vidio call made But balance is Nul
    I have paid Total Amount of Rs.51.00 + 200.00 + 606.00+606.00 =Rs,1463.00. My total Useges near about 2.77 Gb +2.03 Gb=4.03 against paid Amount Rs.1463 near about 12.600Gb but main balance is nul
    I meet for solving my problem to Chiplun BSNl officers but they are unknown for resolving the problem.
    please, send me positive answer and solution how to get me back my extra paid amount..
    Shankar Bhise

  • santosh June 10, 2011 5:08 pm, 5:08 PM

    how to connect 3g mobile to pc to get 3g speed

  • deep April 25, 2011 7:45 pm, 7:45 PM

    my i coonect 3G mobile phone to pc
    i can get 3G speed on laptop what speed i get

  • kalyani April 20, 2011 5:25 pm, 5:25 PM

    when 3g will launch in bhandara i m wating for it

  • nkk February 7, 2011 2:45 pm, 2:45 PM

    when 3g lounch in latur

  • rahul October 30, 2010 11:44 pm, 11:44 PM

    when the 3g network will start in AMRAVATI

  • pradeep October 15, 2010 4:39 pm, 4:39 PM

    when 3g launch in chandrapur

  • deepak September 10, 2010 11:42 am, 11:42 AM

    when 3g luanch deolali.

  • Pravin September 4, 2010 3:51 pm, 3:51 PM

    When 3g is launch in gondia.please tell me, i am wait for this

  • Abhijit August 24, 2010 11:19 am, 11:19 AM

    Whether BSNL 3G progress halt in Maharashtra or what??
    After Pune, Nashik,Raigad & Goa 3G launching, none of the new district,city has got 3G launching since last two months.. only test 3G network is showing in other area that also go off air always…
    When contacted Customer service center that when it will be launched in our area of Ulhasnagar,Ambernath, Badlapur commercially, then they will just give the answer that we don’t know….

  • Hemant August 11, 2010 10:32 pm, 10:32 PM

    @J Dubal
    Me too facing the same problem. can any one help?

  • J Dubal July 2, 2010 4:58 pm, 4:58 PM

    Bought a new BSNL 3G sim in Pune last week. Put it in my Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. Sent sms “NOKIA 5800 XPRESSMUSIC” to 58355. Says incorrect format. Asked customer service. They said there is some problem, will be fixed in 24 hours. It is not happening.
    Is it really working in Pune? Can someone post the 3G settings here?

  • Nayan Jain July 1, 2010 4:08 pm, 4:08 PM

    have u recived the data plans from bsnl, if possible pls send me the data plans on my mail id

  • Amit.g June 17, 2010 1:40 pm, 1:40 PM

    Its 1gb plan. Since im using postpaid connection i had submitted a letter to bsnl office regarding data plan

  • Nitin June 17, 2010 12:42 pm, 12:42 PM

    Amit.g :
    @Harpreet Singh Chadha
    ya dude u ll really experience t speed. All pages wil open witn 2sec. I download 80MB file in 4-5mins

    Hi Amit, Can you inform me which data plan you are using bcoz according to me regular data plan is not feasible to download such large files.

  • Amit.g June 16, 2010 6:41 pm, 6:41 PM

    @Harpreet Singh Chadha
    ya dude u ll really experience t speed. All pages wil open witn 2sec. I download 80MB file in 4-5mins

  • Nitin June 16, 2010 5:56 pm, 5:56 PM

    firstonnet :

    epynic :
    wat about the data plans… no special data plans ??

    What kind of plns you expect ??? pls disclose

    I think he is asking about some type of UNLIMITED DATA Packages on 3G services like we have unlimited GPRS on 2G with all operators.

  • Harpreet Singh Chadha June 16, 2010 11:07 am, 11:07 AM

    Speed is good. But does it really feel like 1581 Kbps ?

  • Harpreet Singh Chadha June 16, 2010 11:06 am, 11:06 AM

    Speed is good. But does it really feel like 1581 Kbps ?

  • Amit.G June 16, 2010 9:52 am, 9:52 AM

    Friends i conducted speed test for BSNL 3G in mobile speed & this was the result

    Your speed: 1581.028 Kbps
    Your latency: 0.56 seconds
    Transferred 2000 KB in 10.12 seconds
    Share your results with everyone!

    28.8 kbps dial-up
    33.6 kbps dial-up
    40 kbps GPRS
    56 kbps dial-up
    128 kbps ISDN
    144 kbps 1xRTT
    236.8 kbps EDGE
    384 kbps Low DSL
    400 kbps 3G ( EVDO / HSDPA )
    768 kbps Broadband
    1000 kbps Fast 3G
    1500 kbps Basic DSL
    1581 kbps YOU

    We recommend you try the 500KB or the 1MB test to accurately test your connection
    Test again: 100KB | 500KB | 1MB | 2MB test | 3MB test

  • firstonnet June 15, 2010 8:47 pm, 8:47 PM

    epynic :
    wat about the data plans… no special data plans ??

    What kind of plns you expect ??? pls disclose

  • firstonnet June 15, 2010 2:11 pm, 2:11 PM

    Anyone tested vdo call after launch 3G services from BSNL to BSNL??? Pl pass your comment on Telecom talk.

  • Sanjay Bafna June 14, 2010 7:23 pm, 7:23 PM

    BSNL 3G data plans from Rs.249 to Rs.2499 are available with both Postpaid & Prepaid options (mention in the above news) as per existing Pain-India data tariff.
    BSNL Data Plan details

  • epynic June 14, 2010 6:17 pm, 6:17 PM

    wat about the data plans… no special data plans ??

  • mithuda June 14, 2010 5:00 pm, 5:00 PM

    Dear Sanjay Sir
    thank u for great information about telecom sector. please help me to make one decision. as different mobile company launched their services in Bhopal. i started buying of sim. i started with BSNL than i bought Airtel. Reliance, Tata Docomo, now i bought Idea.truly i am very confuse that which company i should use as permanent number. i my self tired of all this. now i just want to end up with one sim or atleast two. can you please suggest me that which company has nationwide good network and service.

  • M.nair June 14, 2010 4:54 pm, 4:54 PM

    on 24th June

  • JEET June 14, 2010 4:14 pm, 4:14 PM

    I want to know when exactly BSNL 3G service going to start in “Diamond City”(Surat), Gujarat…?? Will anyone replay me ?

  • Webly June 14, 2010 3:39 pm, 3:39 PM

    will see them in my area soon…

  • epynic June 14, 2010 3:25 pm, 3:25 PM

    we.. r waiting,,, bsnl goa, panaji,.,

    in india, which other state 3G service has started

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