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