BSNL Launches EVDO Enabled RUIM Card with All India Roaming

In a radical move to boost the EVDO Data and Mobile services India’s National Telecom backbone Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) today announced the pan-India Launch of EVDO enabled R-UIM/SIM card with all India Roaming facility (except Mumbai/Delhi) over its CDMA mobile services.

BSNL’s RUIM/SIM Card (Removable User Interface Module) can be used with any CDMA phones as well as EVDO enabled OMH-capable handsets like Samsung Corby TV, LG 510 and Blackberry 9630 to access High Speed Data services up to 3.2 Mbps and Voice calling subscriber can also use the RUIM card with any EVDO Data cards as their requirements.

BSNL’s New RUIM prepaid card comes with life time account validity and 3 different inbuilt tariff plans. RUIM with basic Plans comes at Rs.39 with talk time of Rs.10 wherein subscriber can make local calls at 60p for Own Net and 90p for off net. While RUIM-Pay Per Second comes at Rs.81 with talk time of Rs.25.With this all local and STD calls will be charged at 1p/sec.

The 3rd RUIM-All@49 will cost at Rs.87 with talk time of Rs.35.With this subscriber can make Local and STD calls to any network across India at 49p/min.

The High Speed Data access charges with all above 3 EVDO enabled RUIM card will be just 5 paisa for 100 KB in day time usage (7.00 AM to 11.00 PM) while in Night hours (11 PM to 7 AM) subscriber can enjoy data access just at Half rates.

Here are the details-:

Particulars RUIM-1 (Basic Plan) RUIM-2 (Pay Per Second RUIM-3 (All@49)
MRP Rs.39 Rs.81 Rs.87
Account Validity Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime
Tariff Validity Lifetime 365 Days 365 Days
Local Calls On-net-60p/min

Off-net-90p/min

1p/second 49p/min
STD Calls Rs.1.20/min 1p/second 49p/min
SMS Local- 80p

National-Rs.1

International Rs.5

Local- 80p

National-Rs.1

International Rs.5

Local- 49p

National-49p

International Rs.5

Data Charges Day time (7.00 AM to 11.00 PM)- 5p/100 KB

Night Usage (11 PM to 7 AM)- 2.5p/100 KB (Half Rate from Day Time)

Note-:

1. Lifetime validity means the license period i.e. Feb-2020 or upto renewed license period. To continue with lifetime validity benefit, recharge/top-up with minimum of Rs.200 in every 180 days will be required.

2. RUIM would be 1X and EVDO enabled and can be used all over India (except Mumbai and Delhi).

3. Normal CDMA prepaid recharge and top-up vouchers will be applicable as customers choice.

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  • Asish Chandra July 3, 2014 12:06 am

    Is televerification is required to start using BSNL RUIM as like gsm sim in kolkata circle

  • sourav ghosh November 11, 2013 12:40 am

    my evdo sim is showing “invalid user name or password” in national roaming.
    can any one tell how to fix it………..i brought it from bankura dist. (west Bengal) and using it in pondicherry.
    plz. if any one can help with it…….

  • fateh October 3, 2013 4:19 pm

    what if i purchase evdo sim and activate 750 unlimited prepaid which is exactly 825

    and buy a cdma data card in 250 from olx

    or should i take 959 data card which comes with unknown plan.

  • Rahul January 12, 2013 5:18 pm

    i want to know the procedure of connecting a sim card to internet in EVDO.

  • Girish bafna August 27, 2012 2:21 pm

    I have bsnl ruim sim card and i will in basc plan so i want to become paisa plan what to do?

  • Amrit May 8, 2012 4:30 pm

    @Raam
    yes, you can recharge it online through bsnl official website i.e. portal.bsnl.in

  • Raam March 23, 2012 4:11 am

    I have a prepaid EVDO RUIM ( for data only), can i recharge it online or through BSNL office only, Please anyone know anything about it help me

  • tejas November 28, 2011 3:31 pm

    thanks of the real time info.. tj

  • deepak July 1, 2011 10:10 pm

    here is one common mistake or miss guide by bsnl concerned peoples i.e. technically evdo means high speed ( up to 2.4 mbps) and 1x medium speed ( up to 144 kbps), so evdo and 1x signal are different. all bsnl tower din’t have evdo facility. but evdo subscriber can work on 1x signal but 1x subscriber can’t work on evdo signal.so while getting connection plz ask for evdo coverage area if you are out of evdo coverage go for 1x otherwise you will pay more amount unnecessarily. evdo unlimited charges rs.750/mth and 1x charges rs.350/mth. tax extra.

  • S K Mahapatro February 20, 2011 7:13 pm

    hi, If u do not get in your area get it from any place where it is available. It will work. U need not go anywhere to pay bill as u get prepaid connection with easy recharge facility.SK Mahapatro(skmahapatro2002@yahoo.com)

  • Advocate somraj Gangopadhyay October 25, 2010 4:06 pm

    yes its true what indraneel stated.Barasat Exchange refused to provide the evdo data card facilities stating that there is no infrastructure for evdo data card.Its shocking that even after 2 years of launching we are deprived to use this service.Need to take legal steps against BSNL authority for their negligence.

  • Anbu John Boban October 16, 2010 11:45 am

    whose using evdo handsets :)

  • Chetan October 16, 2010 10:09 am

    @sandy
    Dial 18002330123*2(Language-English)*91XXXXXXXX( Your Device No.)#

  • sandy September 18, 2010 6:51 am

    i got two prepaid evdo today one is ZTE and other is micromax300c does any one can tell how to check the prepaid balance

  • B Roychowdhury August 29, 2010 9:09 pm

    I have received SMS from you (9433444999) regarding high speed internet through CDMA EVDO card.Pl let me conform that may i get and use at barrackpur jurisdiction

  • Indraneel August 8, 2010 1:11 pm

    BSNL EVDO still not available in Barasat Kolkata. Even the people in telephone exchange don’t have any clues abaout the launch. Eagerly waiting for the EVDO Launch in barasat.

  • Emad August 8, 2010 12:18 pm

    Cheapest bsnl cdma hanset is available @ Rs.250 only with 150 rupees talktime

  • Emad August 7, 2010 6:46 am

    Kanaga Deepan N :

    som :
    the problem with bsnl is that they never do anything properly.they are launching evdo in national level but beleive me there is a huge gap.for example here in kolkata,they could not spread their network in 2 years.i just checked 3 days back its not yet launched in barrackpore;still only located within rajarhat.planning to launch in kalyani but not in barrackpore which happened to be present just in between.if this is launched this selectively this will never succeed.and more problem is nobody knows who has the responsibilities.and they never respond back to the mails.

    Sadly, whatever you have said is VERY TRUE…!!!

    100% true Bsnl is national telecom backbone they launched Cdma ruim in whole india but their mahanagar exchange officers even dont know any thing regarding this card and RUIM cards still not availabe in any part of UPW dummy officers dont know anything about cdma except wll and evdo data card

  • Emad August 7, 2010 6:45 am

    Kanaga Deepan N :

    som :
    the problem with bsnl is that they never do anything properly.they are launching evdo in national level but beleive me there is a huge gap.for example here in kolkata,they could not spread their network in 2 years.i just checked 3 days back its not yet launched in barrackpore;still only located within rajarhat.planning to launch in kalyani but not in barrackpore which happened to be present just in between.if this is launched this selectively this will never succeed.and more problem is nobody knows who has the responsibilities.and they never respond back to the mails.

    Sadly, whatever you have said is VERY TRUE…!!!

    100% true Bsnl is national telecom backbone they launched Cdma ruim in pan india but their mahanagar exchange officers even dont know any thing regarding this card and RUIM cards still not availabe in any part of UPW dummy officers dont anything about cdma except wll and evdo data card

  • Kanaga Deepan N August 7, 2010 12:57 am

    som :
    the problem with bsnl is that they never do anything properly.they are launching evdo in national level but beleive me there is a huge gap.for example here in kolkata,they could not spread their network in 2 years.i just checked 3 days back its not yet launched in barrackpore;still only located within rajarhat.planning to launch in kalyani but not in barrackpore which happened to be present just in between.if this is launched this selectively this will never succeed.and more problem is nobody knows who has the responsibilities.and they never respond back to the mails.

    Sadly, whatever you have said is VERY TRUE…!!!

  • jijo August 3, 2010 11:44 pm

    Does it mean that BSNL started the much awaited CDMA mobile services as well!! Great news then!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • sandy July 31, 2010 7:22 pm

    @addy
    for kolkata it is around 25kb/sec in day time and night 40-50kb/sec in south kolkata previously rental was 200 plus taxes extra 221rs total unlimited download now it is 250rental taxes extra no calls and sms are possible in nic as well as evdo

  • Mahmood Junaid July 31, 2010 5:11 pm

    is there anyone out here using bsnl wimax and 3g… which is the better option???

  • Emad July 31, 2010 1:32 pm

    i called cdma c.c. they said prepaid cdma ruim is available across india with above mentioned tariffs i think it will take 7 to 15 days to be available in bsnl exchanges

  • addy July 31, 2010 12:08 am

    Sandip :
    in kolkata this offer of prepaid EVDO was launched in MAY 2010 according to website http://www.kolkatatelephones.com but even after 3 months they say that the don’t have prepaid service . i was previously using 1x data catd of 200rs rental plan now i have upgraded by surrendering that i m 650 unlimited EVDO postpaid service is too good but downloading of bigger files larger than 50mb takes times as speed fluctuates i now want to know whether prepaid service is lauched in kolkata circle

    Hello sandip, I want to purchase bsnl 1x data card(nic card) can u tell me the actual speed u get frm it and other things like sms charges etc..

  • Sandip July 30, 2010 3:23 pm

    in kolkata this offer of prepaid EVDO was launched in MAY 2010 according to website http://www.kolkatatelephones.com but even after 3 months they say that the don’t have prepaid service . i was previously using 1x data catd of 200rs rental plan now i have upgraded by surrendering that i m 650 unlimited EVDO postpaid service is too good but downloading of bigger files larger than 50mb takes times as speed fluctuates i now want to know whether prepaid service is lauched in kolkata circle

  • rajiev July 30, 2010 9:56 am

    any idea about handset

  • Emad July 30, 2010 7:33 am

    BSNL HAI TO SAHI HAI

  • Emad July 30, 2010 7:32 am

    BSNL Rox :mrgreen: bsnl have good 1x cdma coverage in most parts of india
    Bsnl sab ki networks vaat lagado :D

  • Arjun Aggarwal July 30, 2010 3:58 am

    Where did you get this information from ? Was it a newspaper ad or a public launch ? Because the three plans mentioned by you have been on BSNL’s website since the past 6-8 months. But the R-UIM cards for the same are not available even in 10 circles out of the 21 BSNL operates in.

    (Admin please publish this comment. It is not criticism but a genuine question. And please remove this bracketed part while doing so)

  • Rudradeep Biswas July 30, 2010 1:46 am

    so finally BSNL launched its CDMA mobile service, with a jump over 1x, coming directly wth EVDO. But BSNL has very poor EVDO coverage all over India, except in Kerala.! secondly BSNL EVDO SIMs dont come with any unlimited plan like it already offering UL EVDO plan at 650/750!

    • Asish Chandra July 3, 2014 12:03 am

      Is televerification is required to activate new bsnl Ruim card to use it

  • TD July 29, 2010 11:28 pm

    Bsnl doesnt have good cdma 1x coverage…. Forget about EVDO…

  • Avishek Ghosh July 29, 2010 11:05 pm

    Not so much changes because the lowest tariff level was touched by other co’s i.e MTS…..but it is good that cdma space may have some new waves if bsnl launches full fladged cdma mobile service in pan-India basis….But in data aspect,it may be a good news…

  • Emad July 29, 2010 10:29 pm

    @Sanjay Bafna
    is this cdma card is available pan india or only in some particular service circles?

  • Abhijit July 29, 2010 8:26 pm

    Yes, I m also able to receive an incoming Video calls from my relatives who call me from MTNL Mumbai number.. But when I try to call them again then I get call disconnected error.
    But I am able to make video calls to my Pune friends BSNL numbers..
    It might be becoz of I have activated Trial 3G pack which comes for Rs.21 for one month period.. Now I will buy an new 3G sim card which comes with Rs.20 sim cost and Rs.120 of FRC for 3G activation and from that number i will check now..

  • Sanjay Bafna July 29, 2010 8:14 pm

    @Abhijit
    1.After your comment, I test one Video Call to BSNL Maharashtra-Goa Number and it working fine from MTNL Mumbai Number. I also told to BSNL Maharashtra 3G users who are currently in Goa to make Video Calls to my number just for test ! and he made Video Call from his BSNL Maharashtra-Goa 3G number to my MTNL Mumbai Number and No Problem at all !

    2.BSNL provides all India 3G Roaming including Mumbai/Delhi MTNL service area. It may be possible that your BSNL number might be having problem so chill :)

  • Abhijit July 29, 2010 7:47 pm

    @ Sanjay Bafna. whether BSNL Maharashtra gives all India roaming(Including MTNL Mumbai & Delhi networks) for thier 3G prepaid customers??

    Becoz I have activated BSNL 3G sim from Pune but not working in Mumbai MTNL 3G network. Nor I am able to make outgoing video calls or receive an incoming video calls while in UMTS mode having selected Dolphin 3G network in Mumbai..

    Not able to use UMTS mode 3G internet also, giving error as Packet data connection not available but works in GSM mode 2G internet while in Mumbai… So BSNL is not giving 3G roaming or what??

    And also from Pune home network(3G) not able to make video calls to MTNL Mumbai Dolphin 3G numbers… when contacted to customer care they told that u can make video calls to only Bsnl numbers local and std.. other operator numbers until yet not allowed.. so not able make video calls to Mumbai MTNL 3G numbers..

  • Ganesh Srinivasan July 29, 2010 7:11 pm

    Does BSNL have good coverage for EVDO [which I guess rides on CDMA] across India?

    For example in my area in Bangalore, there is no EVDO coverage for BSNL, but good signal strength for Reliance and Tata Indicom

  • altaf July 29, 2010 7:02 pm

    surendra kumar :
    @Sanjay Bafna
    can this be used for laptop?

    Of course, yes !

  • rajiev July 29, 2010 6:43 pm

    i dont know

  • jitendra Indave July 29, 2010 6:14 pm

    @som
    If you are asking for Broadband then for your kind information BSNL has given contract to other companies for connection repairing and maintenance..Its all responsibility is of companies. What complains we send, are forwarded there…those companies not works on it seriously or rapidly as they already know what BSNL gona do..nor supervision purpose any one there…actually when there is new conection to install at that time main employee of the BSNL comes to do it but afterward ..the engineers comes are contracted…I have seen this policy at least in Surat.

  • som July 29, 2010 5:56 pm

    the problem with bsnl is that they never do anything properly.they are launching evdo in national level but beleive me there is a huge gap.for example here in kolkata,they could not spread their network in 2 years.i just checked 3 days back its not yet launched in barrackpore;still only located within rajarhat.planning to launch in kalyani but not in barrackpore which happened to be present just in between.if this is launched this selectively this will never succeed.and more problem is nobody knows who has the responsibilities.and they never respond back to the mails.

  • nivas July 29, 2010 5:13 pm

    yes you use this for laptop..and some of laptops like dell studio comes evdo sim slot.. it still makes it easier to use in laptops..

    but can one any one.. say about the data plans available for this sim??

  • ashish July 29, 2010 5:07 pm

    i want to say only one thing

    half of 5p is 2.5p not 0.025p

    :P

  • surendra kumar July 29, 2010 4:29 pm

    @Sanjay Bafna
    can this be used for laptop?

  • jitendra Indave July 29, 2010 4:02 pm

    @sud
    Maximum number of time it happens when ever you call on their CC desk they duffer will never provide the right information. actully the main thing is that what company is dealing with ,,,CC executive never knows

  • sud July 29, 2010 3:31 pm

    I asked BSNL CC. They told nothing like this offer available :( . Please give me contact no or web link such that I can get .

  • Devraj July 29, 2010 3:21 pm

    Private operators are goog

  • Fahad July 29, 2010 3:16 pm

    Awesome

  • Sanjay Bafna July 29, 2010 3:08 pm

    StepFree :

    Someone clarify, is it a SIM Card or a DATA card? If its a Data Card whats the cost of the device? Will there be a difference in speed based of the 2G and 3G tower locations?

    It is SIM Card which can be used with any CDMA Phone (OMH) and EVDO Data cards. Everything is mention in this news !!

  • StepFree July 29, 2010 3:03 pm

    Someone clarify, is it a SIM Card or a DATA card? If its a Data Card whats the cost of the device? Will there be a difference in speed based of the 2G and 3G tower locations?