BSNL Launches Four New Uniform Data Packs with 3G Speed for Rs.17, Rs.39, Rs.78 and Rs.98

After the announcement of  slashed 3G data tariff  by approx 50% for Prepaid  Postpaid customers on  August 9, 2013,  today Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) introduces four new pan India “Uniform Data Packs / STVs with 3G speed for its prepaid customers in all circles.

BSNL 3G Data

BSNL has launched  four new Uniform Data Pack priced at Rs.17, Rs.39, Rs.78 and Rs.98 offering free data usage up to 100MB, 240MB, 500MB and 700MB respectively with different validity options, applicable for prepaid 3G and 2G customers. These packs will be avilable from tomorrow i.e. 15th August, 2013. The customer profile in the new unified Data STVs will be 3G with no speed restriction.

Earlier BSNL already announced heavy reduction in its 3G data tariff and would offer 1GB 3G data plan for Rs.125 and Rs.139 to its Postpaid and Prepaid customers which also would be available from 15th August, 2013 as we shared on TelecomTalk.

Below is the exclusive snapshot showing the four new Uniform Data Packs (for 3G and 2G Prepaid customers) of BSNL, effective from 15th August, 2013 :

BSNL GPRS and 3G Pack 15 August 2013BSNL’s Uniform Data Packs 1GB and above for Postpaid and Prepaid customers with 3G speed :

BSNL 3G Data Plan 15 August 2013

Terms and Conditions :

  • All existing 3G and 2G Data STVs and packs ( BSNL CO/ circle STVs) for prepaid GSM services will be withdrawn w.e.f 15.08.2013 and for post-paid GSM services the plans will be discontinued w.e.f. 01.09.2013.
  • The data usage charges for “bsnlstream” will remain the same at Rs.0.25/MB.
  • 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.
  • The customer profile in the new unified Data STVs will be 3G with no speed restriction.
  • All other terms and conditions will remain same.
  • This above tariff and STVs will be implemented or available 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.
  • The MRP of the prepaid data STVs is flexible of Rs.3 (+/-) of above price, depending upon local market condition and technical feasibilities available from circle to circle. For more details dial 1503 from BSNL Mobile.

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  • Deepak Patil March 4, 2014 5:38 pm

    BSNL 3G have the worst speed .Dont go for it its money wasting dont buy it third class

  • Dragon February 23, 2014 6:58 pm

    I got Recharge of rupees 561/- but not getting good speed even in 3G network.
    i m getting speed of around 10 to 15 kbps only , in 3G network

  • Vinit January 17, 2014 9:44 pm

    I have recharged my mobile no. with Rs. 98/- on dated 15-01-2014 for 3G internet of 700 MB data plan for 21 days. But it is not working at all. Wastage of money and time in availing BSNL services at least for Internet.

  • mahaveer Hundekar January 14, 2014 2:09 pm

    very bad service from bsnl. the people working in bsnl and getting payment but not give better service. very very bad company ever seen.

  • rabick BS December 25, 2013 7:19 am

    please send how can topup data my mobail

  • Harish Sabbandra December 13, 2013 3:23 pm

    Bsnl 3g 251 conection is very very bad

  • sanjeev November 30, 2013 7:02 pm

    plz let me know whether there is any 3G STV recharge which gives unlimited usage?

  • Deore b n November 13, 2013 2:51 pm

    bsnl ke netwak pe dusra compni offer nikalti bsnl salme 1ya 2 bar kya bsnl ke bade adhikari dusari compni ke bareme jada sochate ahe akhir bsnl sarkarito ahe ?

  • Ajinkya November 8, 2013 1:07 am

    BSNL students plan are so costly for calling please call charge as per second billing.
    plan charge Rs-97/- for six months t is so costly for students.
    I am student so most of friends. are not satisfied from BSNL STUDENT PLAN CHARGES….so..think. about this….And take ….quick Action ..

  • maheshdulariya October 30, 2013 7:22 am

    3g mene 251 ka recharge kar waya tha kya ghatiya speed hai koi compliance nahi sunta speed slo hai 8kbps

  • balu October 27, 2013 6:34 pm

    BSNL 3G connection are not good.
    Other company are better than bsnl

  • irfan October 26, 2013 11:29 am

    give me bsnl some 3g plan info

  • shoaib October 19, 2013 5:07 pm

    i want anlimitad plan and one yers use full……why chang plan in 302 5 gb its good plane to all

  • Raja October 17, 2013 11:17 am

    Previously BSNL 3G was good. Even though speed is less comparatively Docomo and Idea , connection was consistent.
    After this move , speed is inconsistent .Varies between 3MBPS to 30KBPS. Connectivity also not consistent. Frequent disconnections and not some times not connecting at all.
    I am switched back to Docomo.

  • bluezone October 17, 2013 10:22 am

    After revised 3G plan by BSNL i am faced lots of speed problem…..

    i have got only 0.18 kbps in download and 0.23 kbps upload this is not a 3G speed

    i think BSNL gives us 2G speed in the name of 3G recharge …..

    this is open cheating by BSNL

  • Rajeev Kumar October 12, 2013 2:29 pm

    i am trying to recharged 2g plan rs 14 for 100 m.b .but no one website recherche with 14 plans please tell me some website who can recherche my 2g plan with rs14.i am no longer user in mob. coz i always i office with my laptop .so no need mob internet .but there is little reqd .so if you have any knowledge for website who can recherche.

  • Suneesh Mohan October 11, 2013 4:02 pm

    I am ready to pay , but BSNL 3g service disconnects very ofen and very unreliable

  • Sandeep Gupta October 10, 2013 11:27 am

    Plan 3G 4G

  • Subhankar Singha October 6, 2013 4:20 pm

    Sir,on 15th august,when BSNL started unified data plans,it was written that these plans w.e.f for 90 days period from 15.08.2013,so does it mean that the plans will change after 90 days from 15th august?

  • rahul October 6, 2013 2:40 pm

    please leave any of the unlimited plans for 3g or 2g

  • BHUPINDERSINGH October 3, 2013 9:03 pm

    MERE PAS SAMSAM KA 3.5G HAND SIT HAI SPEED COM YA ATI HI NAHI HAAAAI OPAYE KARIAN.3.10.2013 9.50P.M.

  • Pankaj Negi October 3, 2013 8:13 pm

    Bsnl has launched this offer because Reliance has also Unified its 2G and 3G in Delhi .
    BSNL is trying to give competition to them . But BSNL should know that they are different . we believe on it as a service for rural people. Other operaotors launches thier plans to earn just profit while BSNL is strict to profit plus social welfare of its customer . This decision of Unified plan by BSNL has dissapointed a lot of rural customers and students specially. I hope after 90 days BSNL will surely think about them and bring back atleast some 2G plans to thier customers in rural areas where 3G is still a dream.

  • monu singh October 2, 2013 8:44 pm

    i have a bsnl 3g card from maharashtra whose main account validity will end on 11 nov 2013.can i extend the validity by recharging my mobile with rs 42 voucher?

  • ANSARI SARFARAZ AHMAD October 2, 2013 1:53 pm

    I am a Teacher Loving to use our Government service of BSNL,but it seems to this Service going to very in Humanity,by Increasin Huge charges of Data plans nearly 4 times I think Really it is either fool Idea of Organiser of BSNL or they are decided to Close BSNL Services UNDER ANY TYPE OF INFLUENCE BY ANOTHER PRIVATE TELECOM SRVICES,………..be Shamefull………..Organisers of BSNL…………..Make the services available to all common peoples,because it is oure Pride.

  • deepak October 2, 2013 10:30 am

    bsnl custmer care service is very bed..!!!

  • Gopalakrishnan September 28, 2013 10:56 pm

    Do his BSNL people know their website is outdated.when they are going to update ? I’m trying to visit there site from past 1 month still able to see not found.

  • GARADE SANDEEP BALASAHEB September 28, 2013 4:01 pm

    New Uniform 3G Data plans are really worse…

  • lalit kumar khatri September 28, 2013 11:11 am

    Wow , Recently i have perches a B S N L new 3g sim with 139 recharge , speed ,wonderful, no company can compare With BSNL……………salute BSNL

    • djdjd October 2, 2013 8:35 pm

      you are a fool to use this service with extra cost……….99 per month best plan………

  • YOGESH_20 September 27, 2013 10:26 am

    BSNL drop their customer themselves by increasing data plans and all new data plan are very costly and not suitable for average user people. BSNL will lost huge customer because of their new data plans.

  • chandra September 20, 2013 3:39 pm

    I bought a BSNL 2G sim in JUNE, 2013 in West Bengal and recharged with a then GPRS pack of Rs.219 [8GB (4G day + 4GB night)] and i got 3G speed of 2-3 Mbps all time for 30 days. Next month i recharged with the same pack and i got the same 3G speed. And last time i recharged with Rs.302 [6GB for 90 days] and also got 3G speed.
    Total 22GB 3G data for just Rs.740. Isn’t it great? :-)
    But those days are over.
    Shame on BSNL……
    :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(

  • minto September 20, 2013 1:21 pm

    rs98=700mb=21days======bullshit
    BSNL will face huge drop of data plan customers,it is difficult for students to manage with these foolish data plans.

  • Prasanna September 19, 2013 7:02 pm

    New Uniform 3G Data plans are really worse…

    They are very slower than the previos 2G plans.

    Please revert back to original 2G and 3G plans…

  • HarishST September 17, 2013 12:58 pm

    Bsnl going mad at gprs plans. really bad! :(

  • amit September 13, 2013 2:55 pm

    mene bsnl ka new sim lia 3g k lie and mene 139 ka 3g plan dala. lekin speed 2g ki arahi hai umts mode me bhi. dusre sim pe 3g pakad raha. esa kyu hota bsnl me?? koi trick hai kya.

  • Ankit Negi September 13, 2013 1:10 pm

    Guys , important update for UP west and Uttarakhand people .Tata docomo has changed thier GPRS plans..
    Now they are giving 1.5GB at Rs.126 for 30 days and 3GB at Rs.249 for 60 Days.
    Though they decreases data amount but still it a better option for us to go for Docomo as compared to BSNL who are giving just 1GB at Rs.139. Ya, i admire that BSNL is giving 3G speed but friends 1 GB on 3G is nothing. You can’t keep your Internet balance of 1GB on 3G even for a single week.
    Docomo provides facility to switch to 3G network of TATA or to the 2G network of Aircel. If any one of the two failed to run then we can switch to the other one. But in BSNL if 3G network did not connect or remain busy , there is no other choice for us because its Internet on 2G network is very very poor.

  • shreyas September 12, 2013 10:53 am

    Bsnl hasn’t done a great thing by bringing a change in it’s data plans, instead it has made it very difficult for the customers to use the new data plans comfortably.. before launching new data plans the price n validity options were pretty good n were quite helpful for customers to use the internet in their phones for longer time. we used to get 1GB data usage for 30days @ Rs98 and 6GB data usage for 3months @ Rs 306. These plans were very much helpful for the customers and especially for the students. But now even if a customer makes a recharge of about Rs.1011 he’ll get the data usage validity of only 30 days.. the new plans are just a bullshit. Bsnl hasn’t helped it’s customers. It just wants to make much profit.

    • sohel September 19, 2013 8:29 pm

      Maine new bsnl 3g card liya n 139 ka recharge b mara pr speed bahot he jada slow h plz plz give me tips argent

  • Guru Prasad K September 11, 2013 9:51 am

    Hi guys,
    From last one year i was using bsnl internet, previously bsnl was having very good internet plans but as time passed they changed the plans first they have reduced the data bundled in their packs, i am using a 2g handset i have to pay for 3g charges this is not fair, is rate mein dure company ke offers hi ache lagtey hain jo unlimited plans hote hain 250 mein mujhe toh unlimited plan mil raha aur speed & service bhi kafi achi mil rahi hain, shayad bsnl nahi chahata hain ke hum customers unke yeh plans use kare aur dusrey ki aur jaye

  • shrikant September 11, 2013 8:41 am

    i have nokia c-300 mobile ,which is a 2g handset,now i have recharged for bsnl 1gb 139rs 2g&3g uniform pack,my phone shows no packet data available.is it so that due to unfiorm 2g and 3g there is no data packet?then how would a customer using 2g handset would be able to access bsnl net…

  • Abhi September 9, 2013 8:26 am

    3g9etwork is not properly work.jb hm2g use krte the to speed thik hoti thi.mgr ab to 3 g mein net bar bar disconnect ho jata hai or mausam khrab ho to connect hi nhi hota network..3g is very costly and slow.airtel or voda fone mein net 198 rs mein 1month unlimited hai or mausam kharab bhi ho tab bhi chlta hai.bsnl mein kuch sudhar kijiye plz ..

  • Milan Kanti Das September 8, 2013 8:01 pm

    I have 3G bsnl data card connection but it is all time open with 2G and very very slow.How can I solve this problem.

  • SURESH September 8, 2013 4:27 pm

    Hi, bsnl data plans and pulse rate are very cheap in the fast, but now too much cost of data plans remaining networks therefore don’t use BSNL net work.

  • rajesh mishra September 8, 2013 1:01 am

    call center busy i try it till 2 am but it is busy all the execuative are fcuking busy..

  • rajesh mishra September 8, 2013 12:59 am

    1503 is allwes busy i try it till 2 am but it is busy all the execuative are fcuking busy..what the hell is going on bsnl

  • tapendra September 8, 2013 12:42 am

    to yadi mujhe 39 wala plan lena h to mujhe exactly kya karna hoga ya kitne se recharge karna padega..

    • balram September 8, 2013 6:43 pm

      ye to circle pe h mujhe ni pta ki konse circle me ho
      but
      HELP DATA3 to 52244

      • tapendra September 8, 2013 11:20 pm

        chhattisgarh circle ke liye 39 wala pack.
        DATA3 to 52244 send karne par koi reply nahi aa raha h.

        • tapendra September 8, 2013 11:35 pm

          HELP DATA3 to 52244 no reply

  • tx September 6, 2013 9:52 pm

    what is new call center number

  • tapendra mandal September 6, 2013 9:48 pm

    39 ke recharge me 1500 sms mila h..ye net pack ke naam se likha hua tha…WTF…BSNL

    • balram September 7, 2013 10:16 pm

      yaar pura padha kro
      “”The MRP of the prepaid data STVs is flexible of Rs.3 (+/-) of above price, depending upon local market condition and technical feasibilities available from circle to circle. For more details dial 1503 from BSNL Mobile.””

  • Kalu September 6, 2013 8:14 pm

    Iam using 2G speed as there is no 3G. Is there any other way to increase my 2G speed?

  • jay September 5, 2013 12:40 pm

    what are the other operators waiting for,their websites still display a decade old tariff data.phhhh

  • Sunju Roy September 3, 2013 9:55 pm

    I best chose this BSNL net. n very good perfomans BSNL 3G net

  • surjeet singh September 3, 2013 9:35 am

    pura bore network bsnl koi bji scheme le ke a jaye .
    In Rourkela (kalunga ) bsnl office he par ek admi complaint lene ke liye nahin he.
    pura cheaters and paisa ki puri barbadi = BSNL

  • saket kumar September 2, 2013 11:50 am

    Hello,

    I am using BSNL 2g/3g. after 15 August it was giving me 3g speed and working with some high speed, but suddenly it stopped working. I have recharged my number with BSNL 3g rate but still it is not working. I tried to contact with customer care, but i am never connected to them. Please help me so that i will use the internet without any fail;ures.

    Thanks and Regards
    Saket Kumar

  • R N S YADAV September 2, 2013 10:32 am

    we think validity 7days ,21 days ,30 days, not a good practic ,for example we buy 5kg rice from hsoper they told me you will be eat in 2days,this type condition not ok,we can eat acording our capacity.we taling regarding mobile plan condation.

  • R N S YADAV September 2, 2013 10:21 am

    AREA LIKE (UP)/MPOR ALL INDIA NOT CLEAR OF NEW 3G PLANE.

  • SHIRAJ ALAM September 1, 2013 3:21 pm

    yar koi cheapest plan btao delhi ke liye

  • mukesh September 1, 2013 8:53 am

    Sahi Mein bsnl jaise ghatiya network in grps…specially rula ta sabko…koi matlab nai nekalta new scheme update karne se jab service he ache na ho…pls bsnl do something best not a wrost

  • sumit September 1, 2013 4:47 am

    M gonna buy new bsnl sim for 3g use..because bsnl reduces their rates… bsnl pls dont suck again .

  • Rahul August 31, 2013 4:29 am

    plz revert it to old rate .

  • sanket August 30, 2013 10:33 pm

    This is bullshit yar
    I rechared with 251 plan but speed is slow thn older 2g plans :/

  • Ujjwal August 30, 2013 8:49 pm

    I have 2g data and 2g sim but i am not getting 3g speed even in 3g mode.
    bsnl upeast circle….
    pls help ….

    • balram August 31, 2013 12:27 am

      change ur sim to 3g (128k)

      • Ujjwal August 31, 2013 10:47 am

        but at morning i got 1 mbps after that i got 50-80 kbps remaining time in 2g sim (3g mode)

        pls help or reply

    • Ujjwal August 31, 2013 11:29 am

      but at morning i got 1 mbps after that i got 50-80 kbps remaining time in 2g sim (3g mode)

      pls help or reply

      • Rajja September 2, 2013 9:54 pm

        Before 15 august I used to 1mbps with consistent connectivity in pine. Last week I have recharged with 139 pack. Download speed is around 300kbps surprisingly upload speed is 859kbps.
        As per suggestion today I have replaced mynsim with 128k 3g sim for cost ofn139/- . But there is no difference speed. Wasted money for sim replacement and recharge.Probably I may go back to Docomo. it has good speed and cheaper but connectivity issues.

        • Raja September 3, 2013 10:16 am

          Since today morning I am getting 3.5 Mbps download and 1.5 Mbps upload speed. It is connecting like previously.

          I suspect change in speed due to network tuning not due to change of 3g sim.

          if it continues I will continue to use it.

  • raj August 30, 2013 12:18 pm

    bsnl rajasthan till date i`m not getting 3g speed
    my sim is 3G ,mobile is 3G and setting is bsnlnet

  • fun2tell August 27, 2013 4:49 pm

    Finally from today I am getting upto 12Mbps on my BSNL datacard on 2G plan in bangalore. :-)

  • Ankit Negi Dehradun August 27, 2013 8:30 am

    Left BSNL last week after the launch of this scheme. I don’t want high speed. I just need good data volume with enough speed to browse on my laptop…..so now I m Enjoying TATA docomo in Uttarakhand…..
    6 GB for 2 months in just Rs.249 (I chose this) but you can also select 4GB for 1 month in just Rs.149, 2GB for 1 month in just Rs.125 and 1 GB for 1 month in just Rs.95.
    Speed : stable 20-30 KBPS in 3G network which is enough for web browsing and small downloads.

    Guys fast speed means fastly deduction of data at faster rate . Abhi aap logo ko bada maja aa raha hoga fast fast net chalane me… baad me pata chalega ..jab 10 din me hi 1 GB khatam ho jayega ..aur fir Rs.139 kharch karne padenge dobara. Fir mahine me sirf Rs.98 spend karne waale aap logo ko spend karne padenge (Rs.139+Rs.139)= Rs278 .

    • aashi August 29, 2013 4:18 pm

      seriously dear u r rite…bsnl such a bullshit ghaatiya network i kno docomo give best service in mp…bt only 1prblm is th8 docomo not working on my home town(malanjkhand)near balaghat bcoz there is no network(toewr)

  • Sanjay August 27, 2013 8:16 am

    20 kpbs in 3G plan…. BSNL shocks….

    • balram August 27, 2013 1:39 pm

      check ur sim
      is it 32k or 128k
      u cn surf 3g only on 64k/128k in bsnl

      • Sanjay August 27, 2013 5:04 pm

        I have 32k SIM… but my friend has also 32k SIM but he is enjoying 3G speed at 7MBps. So this is wrong information that 3G speed can only applicable on 64k/128k SIM.

        • balram August 27, 2013 8:01 pm

          then what is tha prob with ur sim

          • Sanjay August 28, 2013 7:51 am

            I don’t know the problem. but I know one thing that me and my friend has same type of SIM but he is getting 3G speed by plan Rs.98 and I am not getting it at same location same tower. I think there is some problem in updation of server from BSNL. There server is not able to update my SIM from 2G plan to 3G plan.

            • Star Wars August 28, 2013 9:23 am

              Dear , this is bsnl, anything could happen with anyone.
              And the best part is you cannot do anything. ;-)
              I have 3 sims, 2 of MP and 1 of Assam and I have awful experience with all of the 3 sims.

              • Sanjay August 28, 2013 10:26 am

                correct..they do not know anything except changing plans in every 90 days without thinking about the problems of their customer. Thats why , this company is going in loss day by day and it has become the most non-profitable company of public sector in India.
                People are loosing faith on it bcoz of its poor services. Their customer care don’t know anything except new plans. They never register any complaint. BSNL new initiative of online complaint portal is giving error for checking the status of complaint. No updation or wrong information is shown on their website regarding new tarrif plans. People on BSNL office misbehaved with customers. So many problems need to be solved by BSNL.

  • vaisakh August 27, 2013 7:10 am

    am going to PORT from BSNL. because now the data pack become very costly..

  • sunny August 27, 2013 12:29 am

    8mbps in wireless ,,,bsnl rocks

    • balram August 27, 2013 1:40 pm

      which state & city ?

  • sai August 24, 2013 10:31 pm

    to dial 1503 or visit chennai.bsnl.co.in to get 3g sim on holidays also and check 3g signal in your area at this site itself

  • Anupam August 24, 2013 9:37 pm

    Thanks for providing updated information, bsnl rocks

  • v.k August 24, 2013 2:45 am

    all bsnl mp helplines 1503 are down from 15 august to till

  • ram August 23, 2013 9:33 pm

    somebody please tell me how to get the 98 pack .. please

    • balram August 27, 2013 1:41 pm

      HELP DATA3 to 52244

  • aks August 22, 2013 10:14 pm

    I am BSNL 3G user for the last 1 year. I always used to get 2-3 Mbps at anytime of the day. But after implementation of 3G @ 2G price in our our area i am getting only 64 kbps (8Kbps). Getting high speed of 2-3 Mbps on in the morning. Its really frustrating. Today i recharged with Rs.139 but the same result.
    BSNL should first enhance its infrastructure. They should have enough 3G enabled BTS to handled this converted users. (2G to 3G).

  • Anamiika August 22, 2013 7:53 pm

    Do not use bsnl data plan because these are costly

  • Prashant August 22, 2013 7:52 pm

    I am From Maharashtra BSNL has changed its data plan to 17,39,78,98 something but i trying to recharge of 17 but its not been successful yet. Today i recharged with STV 39 for Internet pack as bsnl latest but i did’nt get data. I got 1500sms bsnl sucksss. Wasted my 39rs. & FROM last more than 1month bsnl care service is also stopped. What type of service is this ???

    • balram August 27, 2013 1:43 pm

      Sms HELP DATA3 To 52244

    • balram August 27, 2013 1:44 pm

      The MRP of the prepaid data STVs is flexible of Rs.3 (+/-) of above price, depending upon local market condition and technical feasibilities available from circle to circle.

  • Prashant August 22, 2013 7:50 pm

    I am From Maharashtra BSNL has changed its data plan to 17,39,78,98 something but i trying to recharge of 17 but its not been successful yet. Today i recharged with STV 39 for Internet pack as bsnl latest but i did’nt get data. I got 1500sms bsnl sucksss. Wasted my 39rs. & FROM last more than 1month bsnl care service is also stopped. What the hell is this?

    • Ripudaman Pratap Saini August 26, 2013 11:01 pm

      Just sms Help Data3 to 52244 and follow the instruction…..

  • Manjunath August 22, 2013 5:06 pm

    How to recharge for Rs. 139/- to under Data STV…No 139 there…

  • narendra August 22, 2013 12:29 pm

    Hai gays dont use bsnl b’cose its very costly plane and very very bad service and poor signal quality other company provide good service low cost rate very very suitable plan

  • Siddhu Arevindh August 22, 2013 9:38 am

    Hai BSNL have only 3G offer in kerala

    • Arunlal August 22, 2013 11:22 am

      But in my area There is no BSNL 3G coverage… And now BSNL dropped all 2G Data plans… That means we should pay 3G price for 2G Data…???

      No 3G coverage but No 2G Data plan… It’s ridicules

      • LK Singh August 25, 2013 12:22 am

        same wid me, in my village they dont even hav 2G coverage, My 3G phone goes in GPRS (1G) mode whenever I visit my village… really frustrating…

  • kishore August 22, 2013 8:30 am

    Unbelievable! From last evening (21-Aug), I’m getting 3G speed on my BSNL mobile connection. The data plans might have changed but it is very much worth it. Thank you BSNL!

  • Sachin August 22, 2013 8:18 am

    Mera 302 ka recharge kitneka huva yaar

    • LK Singh August 25, 2013 12:24 am

      seems this pack has been scrapped…

  • gopi August 22, 2013 7:03 am

    Finally chennai got 3g speed from yesterday nite.., gud speed

    • harry August 23, 2013 10:54 am

      Were u sleeping all these days?

      • Hari August 23, 2013 9:53 pm

        Yes he was, Mr. Ripwanwinkle….

      • gopi August 26, 2013 9:19 pm

        Mr. hari please read my before comments and comment…

      • gopi August 26, 2013 9:25 pm

        hello mr.harry.. iam sharing my comments from august 15th u go and see my comments below .. after that comment on message..don’t read blindly and comment..iam not sleeping i know about 3G when bsnl launched but change in packs and speed only i said..sir

  • jaydeep August 21, 2013 1:59 pm

    bsnl new plan very costly
    So I transfer my number to Docomo!

  • Harishnkar August 21, 2013 12:50 pm

    i ported my number from Docomo to Bsnl a month ago because of Gprs issues
    now Bsnl is also incresing the price and decreasing the data

    Next month i will port my number back to Docomo
    Docomo is having good 2G and affordable price

  • raman kumar August 21, 2013 11:28 am

    i’m from ambala (haryana). yesterday recharged with 39 rs. to check if recharge is working . didn’t get internet data but my call rate was reduced with this recharge. wasted 39 rs.

  • gopi August 21, 2013 8:40 am

    almost a week after launch new gprs packs …no change in speed still iam getting old gprs speed ..no 3G speed… i think it may not applicable for chennai circle..very bad..

    • balram August 21, 2013 11:10 pm

      just wait for some time bsnl is not cheater like AVOID n all

  • Sudharsan August 21, 2013 6:44 am

    Great by BSNL and Reliance

  • renjucool August 20, 2013 6:35 pm

    So finally 1 gb for 139. Good move. Now I can less depend on my wifi. But wired broadband was more stable that will be good for down loader’s . As due to this change medium users(1-5gb) will be attracted to 3G. For me Airtel broadband is doing well in Bangalore ,8mbps for 1250 and 60GB fup.

  • swapnil pawar August 20, 2013 4:56 pm

    A welcome move from bsnl. Congratulations! yes.. Its all 3g now.. Plans are good, but I believe, for 3g, data must be cheaper than 2g. Coz, due to higher speeds, data usage can be high. n hence revenues earned can be high as usage increases. I know, wireless bandwidth is scarce, but there is no use of technology if people can’t enjoy it fully. I’ll happily pay 300 rupees for 5gb.. Since bsnl is a public sector company, i’m more inclined towards it. (being public, i’m one of the owners of the company. theoretically.. ;) ) telcos should introduce time based plans along with time based play, for which they can charge Rs.100-200 per ‘day’. I don’t know if telecom companies are going to make 3g cheaper in future. But till then, users like me will hav to put restriction on heavy downloads on the go.

  • Ankit Negi Dehradun August 20, 2013 3:53 pm

    I think esi hi scheme pehle TATA DOCOMO ne bhi launch ki thi…jisme TATA ne sabhi 2G pack withdraw kar diye the aur 3G pack ka rate half kar diya tha. Isi kaaran main TATA se BSNL switch hua tha kyuki mujhe jyada speed nahi chahiye..mujhe kam keemat me jyada data chahiye tha..aur ye BSNL me mujhe mil raha tha..but ab BSNL ne 2G pack band kar diye hai so main fir se TATA docomo me switch kar raha hu kyuki TATA DOCOMO ne fir se apne 2G plans shuru kar diye hai .
    Agar mujhe TATA DOCOMO Rs.125 me 2 GB data de rahi hai to main BSNL ke Rs.139 me 1 GB 3G speed ka kya karunga. Aur vese bhi jab se BSNL ne ye scheme launch kari hai tab se BSNL ki 3G speed bahut khraab ho gayi hai khaaskar mere area me.
    Dusri baat main BSNL waalo se ye poochna chahunga ki iss desh me kitne logo ke paas 3G mobile hai ???
    Iss desh ke kitne tower me aapne 3G ke equipments lagaaye hai ??
    Aap kese apne 2G packs ko yeh kehkar withdraw kar sakte ho ki aap 3G ke jariye jyada tej speed de rahe ho ?
    aapne ek baar bhi unn logo ke hito ke baare me nahi socha jinke paas 3G mobile nahi hai ya fir jinke area me 3G ka network nahi aata.
    Kher aapki ye scheme kaamyaab hogi ya nahi ye to samay hi bataayega par meri najar me to iss scheme se shuru me bhale aapko faayda hoga par jese jese log aapka 3G network use karte jayenge aur aapka 3g network aur busy hota jayega aap pehle se bane loyal upbhogtaao ko bhi kho denge..jo aap se saalo se jude huye the..
    THanks a lot.

    • Akash August 21, 2013 9:54 am

      Now days so many peoples have smartphone with 3G enabled and even BSNL has provided there 3G services in so many cities.

      By the way, I am thinking to switch to BSNL from Tata Docomo, but due to their great network I am not switching because as said by you BSNL’s 3G speed gonna too slow and even it gives only few hundred KB seconds now.

      By the way, you are certainly correct! ;)


      Akash

      (Sent from my 3G enabled mobile) :p

    • balram August 21, 2013 11:07 pm

      if u r form ddn den did nt expect fm u go to bsnl uttarakhand site
      or bsnl exchange (GM DGM MobileSDO (Mr.narendr) )…. to ask about 3g towers dont write rubbish here
      in our lang.
      1) kl tk mere no pe bhi 2g speed aarahi thi (in 3g mod) (24KBps)
      2) kl raat se 3g me convert ho gya h now m getting 304KBps (250 still)
      3) bsnl want sm tym to remove capping i also wait for 6 day (sm state user get instant result N sm day after day read all comments)
      4) bsnl apne BTS upgrade karne ja raha h ,ab tak 3g ka 3.6 Mbps ka equipments h (bcoz bsnl pehli company h jisne 3g bts lgaye aur ustym pe 3.6 hi max tha) baki company baad me 3g me aayi aur jo jitni late aayi usne utni jyaada speed ka bts lgaya thats why docomo & idea has max speed ni 3g (21Mbps) ( aur ddn me to domoco k network bhi ni h aircel k leta h )(recharge tk ni milta)

      Most imp if u r fm ddn
      agr tumare pass 2g set h ya 3g set me 2g mod me chalate ho (m talking about EDGE nt gprs)
      14 15 KBps se jyaad speed aa hi nahi sakti bsnl me (avg 8-9)

      suggestion for u
      only uninor is best for u cheepest & slowest

      Rs. 9 3 60 MB Data
      Rs. 14 4 250 MB Data
      Rs. 26 7 500 MB Data
      Rs. 39 30 2048 MB (From 1am to 7am) Data
      Rs. 47 15 750 MB Data
      Rs. 89 28 1536 MB Data
      Rs. 115 28 2048 MB Data
      Rs. 175 28 Unlimited GPRS Free

      (Sent from my 3G enabled mobile) :p

      • Ankit Negi Dehradun August 23, 2013 10:00 pm

        Dear Mr. Balram,I am not writing any rubbish here. I am writing the Truth. Please check BSNL uttarakhand portal which is not updated yet after 8 days of the launch of UNIFIED 3G scheme (15 August to 23 august2013) . I don’t know, what kind of quality service is provided by BSNL to their customer when they even can’t provide the updated information in thier portal . You may not wonder that I came to know about this new updation of UNIFIED 3G when I recharged with Rs.14 GPRS pack (which earlier gives 200MB data for 3 days and now gives 100MB 3G data for 3 days) and I checked my GPRS balance as 100MB then I called Customer care and they told me about the newly launched scheme. I was just surprised . I checked the portal , but there is nothing mentioned about those changes.
        One thing more I want to share with you that I am not getting any 3G speed even when i recharged the so called UNIFIED 3G plan of BSNL with Rs.14.
        And don’t say that put your network in WCDMA or UMTS mode because I know all these kind of technicality and already set my sim in UMTS mode but still I m not getting any 3G speed.
        Is this not a serious issue? I am paying for 3G speed but still getting the 2G speed in 3G tower. I have complained so many times to BSNL but they don’t know why this problem is occuring. They advised me to change my SIM to the newer one at Rs.100 but I think this is not the solution as I have one more SIM of BSNL and facing the same problem with that SIM too. I am too much frusted by this kind of behaviour and service of BSNL . I want to be a part of BSNL , I promote BSNL among my frends too. But after these all events occured , I have stopped promoting BSNL now.
        I want that BSNL should improve its service thats why I some true negatives of BSNL so that they can improve their service and acquire the no.1 position in Indian Telecom.

        Ankit Negi
        with
        3G enabled dongle but still getting 2G speed(20KBPS) in 3G tower .

  • Pradeep August 20, 2013 3:02 pm

    I cant find the Rs 139 option on portal.bsnl.in website where we can activate the 1Gb 30 days plan. Neither can I find the SMS short code for getting this rs 139 plan activated on my mobile. Any help anyone can offer?

    • renjucool August 20, 2013 6:30 pm

      It’s there in portal.bsnl.in website when i checked with my bsnl kerala number.

    • anil August 20, 2013 8:00 pm

      check this link new 2g/3g pack details

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

      to get 1gb send sms
      DATA139 to 53733

  • sandeep August 20, 2013 9:16 am

    new bsnl 139rs plan rocks in maharashtra 259 kbs speed on bsnlnet

  • Kunwar August 20, 2013 8:41 am

    Is it working in Dehradun…..???? plzz reply fast…………

    • balram August 21, 2013 11:12 pm

      100%

  • Sunit August 20, 2013 8:01 am

    In Trivadrum, Kerala many are enjoying at a speed of around 5-6 Mbps and on a average getting around 2-3 Mbps with a download speed of 350 Kbps.BSNL is rocking now.

  • sai August 20, 2013 7:56 am

    will any one get 3g speed in andhra pradesh…. i am not getting

    • shiva August 25, 2013 10:40 am

      yes i am get 3g speed in ap so good at 1mbps and above

  • Lucky August 20, 2013 12:39 am

    Also for clarification for readers :

    There are no more 2G or 3G plans and almost all old plans have been discontinued.
    Now we have Unified Data Plans, i.e you will pay same amount for 1Gb either on 2G or 3G, the speed depends on network so in 3G networks you will get fast speed(200 Kbps plus), and in 2G network slow speed (around 20 Kbps).

  • Lucky August 20, 2013 12:35 am

    Okay ! to confirm now I am recieving 3G speeds @Uttranchal BSNL.
    though it costs now :(

  • vinayak August 19, 2013 9:26 pm

    yesss….at last frm today bsnl kerala netwrk updated new 3g speed and data pcks…
    friends pls wait bsnl will update it new data pcks in coming day…

  • Ujjwal August 19, 2013 7:24 pm

    anyone in up east getting 3g speed in 2g data on 2g sim (3g mode)?
    pls reply…

    • SSS August 19, 2013 8:58 pm

      yaa… from today i m geting 3g speed on 2g data pack…..
      bsnl is superb…. i m using bsnl up east sim in delhi….

      • harry August 23, 2013 11:00 am

        You get up when you dont have 3g signal and pay for 3g.

  • dipak August 19, 2013 6:40 pm

    bed new …..you r sedy on to 90 day plan…..3g….,..

  • nimeesh August 19, 2013 5:58 pm

    This move should affect the BSNL 2G
    DATA rural side customers . . . we
    don’t have 3G option but we need to
    pay 3G rates for 2G speed.

  • raj August 19, 2013 4:51 pm

    got 3g speed in rajasthan on 2g plan.. :)

  • gopi August 19, 2013 3:18 pm

    still no change in speed in chennai ..anyone in chennai getting…the speedchange

    • Nizamudeen August 19, 2013 3:48 pm

      Still no speed change in Chennai…Am getting only 2G speed as of now…

      Anyone getting 3G speed please update…

      • Somberi August 19, 2013 5:42 pm

        Not sure about 2G plans changing to 3G. But i recharged my 2G prepaid with Rs.139 recharge (1GB for 30 days) and i’m enjoying 3G speeds.

        • harry August 23, 2013 11:17 am

          In chennai from 21st i got 3g speed on my 2g pack. In 2 days i have used 700mb.

  • Rinu August 19, 2013 12:48 pm

    BSNL Kerala has upgraded the speed of data packs to 14 mbps download and 2 mbps upload from 12 noon today.

  • saurabh August 19, 2013 11:06 am

    still no 3g speed on 2g pack in punjab..is it working for any 1in punjab

    • gaurav August 20, 2013 9:45 am

      now its 3g,they updated on 19/8,try now

  • Sunit August 19, 2013 10:34 am

    Speed has been changed in Kerala and new data pacls are up now.To check the new data pack just send DATA to 53733

  • SUN IT August 19, 2013 7:56 am

    In kerala i am getting 3g speed now from today morning. I had earlier did a 303 offer so enjoying 6gb at 3g speed. Thank you Bsnl and telecomtalk for making us aware of this new launch before itself.

  • Bob August 18, 2013 11:48 pm

    bsnl recharge portal is not showing any of the new options. Has someone been able to recharge online?

    Thanks!

  • narayanan August 18, 2013 8:49 pm

    there is no connection in kharagpur ( westbengal) 3g bsnl but 2g connected automatically .

  • jijo August 18, 2013 8:37 pm

    This offer is still not available in bsnl portal, and also i called customer care ,they said there is no such plan exists and igb rate is still 252rs

  • hatim b August 18, 2013 8:17 pm

    its working like shit in maharashtra……before the 15th aug it was working great 1 to 2 mbps

  • putaman August 18, 2013 7:33 pm

    Sir ji,
    If I am not wrong :Is it correct that:-
    all 2g connections are changed to 3g ?
    If so I thing we must have a phone which is 3G COMPATIABLE. otherwise how can a phone handle so much speed. I am in Karnataka and it is official this convertion is done.But in my 2g mobile with 2g compatability i am getting only 50.6 kbps speed. Can anybody comment on this and clear my doubt? Please.

  • kunal August 18, 2013 4:13 pm

    To test your bsnl speed copy and paste the link and conduct the test-:

    210.212.169.201/erp/bbplan.php

  • bsnl_haryana August 18, 2013 2:44 pm

    link: haryana.bsnl.co.in/hrybsnl/VAS/data_stv.php

    UNIFORM PREPAID 2G and 3G DATA PACKS (w.e.f 15.08.2013)

    MRP of STV in Rs Free data usage Validity in Days
    14 100 MB 3 day
    40 240 MB 7 days
    78 500 MB 15 days
    98 700 MB 21 days
    139 1 GB 30 days
    251 2 GB 30 days
    561 5 GB 30 days
    1011 10 GB 30 days

    UNIFORM POSTPAID 2G and 3G DATA PACKS
    (w.e.f 01.09.2013)

    MRP of STV in Rs Free data usage Validity in Days
    125 1 GB 30
    225 2 GB 30
    501 5 GB 30
    901 10 GB 30

    Data charges after free usage 2P/10 KB for prepaid user and 1p/10KB for postpaid user.
    The above denominations are subjected to change, kindly confirm before recharging.

  • rajeev jain August 18, 2013 1:35 pm

    no 3g speed on bsnl i recharged rs.301 for 6 GB (90 days) plan on 14/08/2013 but till today there is no speed change i got 20 kbps speed on it my town has bsnl 3g coverage area. i think the news about 2g to 3g convereted is only rumour…..and very bad service from bsnl not get 2g speed how can they cheated theire customer ….now i`m planning to leave bsnl connection and go for other operator

  • AJESH August 18, 2013 12:43 pm

    Getting 3G speed i.e. 2.5 mbps on my 2G pack (302 Rs/6GB) in Chattisgarh from 16/08/13 I recharged my pack on 14/08/2013.
    BSNL ROCKSSSS

  • AJESH August 18, 2013 12:43 pm

    Getting 3G speed i.e. 2.5 mbps on my 2G pack (302 Rs/6GB) in Chattisgarh from 16/08/13 I recharged my pack on 14/08/2013.

  • Ramakrishnan August 18, 2013 12:06 pm

    In my area no 3g signal,i have 3g bsnl sim by using new stv packs can i get 3g speed.Dear Sathish,Gopi reply me.

  • shakti August 18, 2013 11:27 am

    what d hell. just recharged with INR 39 STV. SMS pack activated. Mine is Mahrstra SIM.Such unfair practice.Poor BSNL.Dont know whether its working after 15th Aug.?

  • Ujjwal August 18, 2013 9:17 am

    for 3g speed you must have 3g sim…….convert your 2g sim to 3g sim from nearest bsnl store.

    • AJESH August 18, 2013 12:35 pm

      no need of 3g sim for 3g speed. 3g is a facility like Std it can be activated at any sim(3g or 2g). to get 3g speed u must have 3g network only no need of 3g sim.

  • praba , Tamilnadu August 18, 2013 7:18 am

    It’s not rumor. I am getting 2.3Mbps from yesterday noon onwards..

  • Amith August 17, 2013 11:56 pm

    I think this is a falls information .i contacted bsnl kerala customer service and bsnl bavan svc in kannur, nobody know about these data plans

  • AKHILESH UPE August 17, 2013 9:21 pm

    IN UPE THEASE NEW 3G PACKS ARE 14Rs 40Rs 78Rs 98Rs

    I RECHARGED 98PACK. GETTING 17Kb/s =128Kbps 2G SPEED

    • Lucky August 17, 2013 11:44 pm

      Yes, you are right. This company is frauding us and their ain’t any way to look for it.

  • Lucky August 17, 2013 8:53 pm

    So, they have discontinued all 2G tariff and all 3G tariffs.
    I recharged ?500 5GB and yes awesome speed of 20 KBps.
    So i lost my speed and price too. [Earlier atleast same speed for ?220]

    Now, i will have to switch the Operator.

  • vinayak August 17, 2013 8:20 pm

    There is no change in kerala…speed and data plans are same as before

  • harun August 17, 2013 7:53 pm

    I am in maharastra Plz anyone can teal me how to activete 3G recharge through sms…I have balance in my main acount.plzzz

  • Sanjeev Kumar Verma August 17, 2013 5:22 pm

    No mention about the new rates on the BSNL’s website. Retailers are also not aware and unable to recharge online from the BSNL’s site.

  • fun2tell August 17, 2013 4:12 pm

    Today from BSNL Bangalore got a message that “network will be upgraded on 17.08.2013
    at 23.30 Hrs”. Hope that my 2G connection will be converted. :-)

  • gopi August 17, 2013 1:16 pm

    Iam near to chennai and in chennai telephones circle but still no change in speed. Chennai bsnl website updated but still in 2g . Anyone in chennai around places getting the speed change

    • Nizamudeen August 17, 2013 2:02 pm

      Still getting same 2G speed in Chennai for existing 51 pack recharged on 14.8.13…..Its not converted…

  • Abhishek Tandon August 17, 2013 12:58 pm

    just had a word with Customer care.they reported an increase of 54 KBps in the existing 160KBps thats 214KBps or a download rate of 25-26kbps. NEwayz new packs are too gud to resist…but the news of 2g subscribers gettin speed of 3g was a rumor

  • sunny August 17, 2013 12:53 pm

    i’m fm haryana and i started getting 3g speed on my 2g plan 301-6gb 90 days [recharged on august 12) from aug 15 but one thing is true that 2g pack prices are up due to this revision. those who don’t have bsnl 3g will suffer :( for them bsnl has increased 2g charges. 98 gives 700mb now which was 1250mb before.

    • kunal August 17, 2013 3:14 pm

      Sunny, im also from haryana but still getting 2g speeds . it is only 30 KBPS (240 kbps) in downloading. are u getting more than this ?

      • sunny August 18, 2013 1:02 pm

        yes bro. i’m getting 3.5-4mbps in morning and 1.2-2mbps rest of time. but too much problems. many times it won’t connect and if connects no data come and go. have 2 conct again & again. bsnl is not at all a reliable provider.

  • Abhishek Tandon August 17, 2013 12:52 pm

    No signs of increased speed yet in sultanpur UP east.Dear sanjay i request you to please refrain from spreading false rumors….Regards

  • praba August 17, 2013 12:11 pm

    now I am getting full 3g speed.. BSNL rocks..

  • bibin August 17, 2013 11:21 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.

  • Kingston August 17, 2013 7:37 am

    Uniform 2g&3g plan crate a big problem to operators who are don’t have 3g license.

    In TN, Docomo & Reliance,Idea don’t have 3G license. If Airtel and Voda launch Uniform 2g3g rate plan, who will take Docomo, reliance, idea 2G plans?

    • Tharun George August 17, 2013 11:10 am

      Docomo has the cheapest 2G plans, Rs 95 for 1GB. Airtel and Vodafone 3G coverage is very less in many parts, those users will go for Docomo 2G instead of unified plan.

      Unified plans are useless for 2G only users. This will eventually benefit Docomo, Aircel, Uninor, Loop and Videocon.

    • Sudar August 17, 2013 12:33 pm

      World has moved to 4G friend

  • gaurav August 17, 2013 6:25 am

    any one in punjab enjoying 3g speed in 2g pack???

    • pritpal August 17, 2013 8:14 pm

      yes i m getting 2 MBPS speed…hurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

      • gaurav August 18, 2013 6:23 am

        from where you exactly belongs to punjab,and your sim is of 2g or 3g

  • Dev August 17, 2013 1:16 am

    What’s so good in the new revised data packs ? ..but another strategy by BSNL.

    For instance I used 2G RCV 219 = 4GB + 4GB = Day n Night 30 Days validity.
    Now ….
    Revised uniform 2G3G Data RCV 251 = ONLY 2GB DAY/NIGHT 30Days validity.

    YES VERY TRUE 3G SPEED IT IS IN AFFORDABLE PRICES … BUT WITH SUCH ‘SO LOW ‘ DATA USAGE HOW THE COST WILL BE COVERED?????….

    Beside 2G speed was indeed not so bad in some areas and 1 thing very worth mentioning is BSNLs 3G network is not very widely covered in all areas as we know. these areas will automatically drop down to 2g speed then when not close to 3G.

    Was this at all necessary or just competitive strategy reaction to reliance 3G?

    so basically “HIGH ON SPEED LOW ON DATA” now what it is.
    Cherish the speed and cry on the data
    Dear Sanjay plz share your views on this…

    • Rejoice Bhilai August 19, 2013 9:27 am

      Yah u r write dude…..All are thinking about speed only….but for me data is important…b4 in 219 plan we get 4Gb + 4Gb usage was pretty well…..Comparing to other networks BSNL is faster in 2G…specially in browsing…2G was giving a speed like 3G..in 8GB usage for 219…nw when it has revised i’m so disappointed..Faaltu 3G plans…..2GB for 251 is so high..it is better to use Videocon now….which gives 4.5 GB in 251….

  • saurabh August 16, 2013 11:55 pm

    not getting 3g speed in 2g plan till date. m from punjab any1 else hving same problem……????!

    • gaurav August 17, 2013 6:24 am

      yup stilll 2g speed in punjab and custmer care is also helpless as i complainted 2 times till now but in vain.

      • saurabh August 17, 2013 10:18 am

        yup nd in our region y does everythng happen at last…….every1 else enjoying 3g speed while we r stuck with 2g

        • Saurabh August 17, 2013 11:08 am

          Ambala, Haryana

          Even I feel that Punjab remained unlucky in terms of 3G. Even after having one extra slot for 3G license i.e total of 5 operators were given license as compared to 4 in 18 circles, those who got license are not serious at all.

          3G License holders in Punjab- Aircel, BSNL (slot was reserved), Idea Cellular, Reliance and Tata Docomo.

          Idea is still to get 3G spectrum even after 3 years of making a payment of Rs.322 crores, due to regulatory hurdles. The others which started operations commercially i.e Aircel, BSNL, Reliance and Tata Docomo are inefficient or good for nothing.

          Aircel has very little customer base (9+ Lakhs only) and they don’t have coverage of their own network (even 2G) almost everywhere. They are using Tata Docomo 2G and 3G network but Tata itself don’t have many 3G enabled BTS. So both these companies are good for nothing. Aircel has already scale down operations in Punjab as at many places you can’t get a new SIM card. I tried on many stores in Jalandhar but no result. So 3G license held by Aircel is a complete waste. Tata Docomo on the other hand has very very less 3G coverage and has Internet problems like try and try again and disconnection and nothing in name of expansion in last 3 years.

          BSNL is limited to cities only and no towns being covered just like they are in our circle i.e Haryana. Reliance too has little presence in small towns and villages but city areas are well covered and 3G speed is also good.

          If Idea had got spectrum on time like they got for their other 10 circles, they would have covered 60% of Punjab circle which have had included villages also until now.

          The irony is the No. 1,2 and 3 operator in Punjab circle i.e Airtel, Idea and Vodafone respectively are without 3G and they together have more than 1.75 crore customers. Had Idea got license on time, Airtel and Vodafone customers were also tasting 3G through Intra Circle Roaming with Idea network even after SC order like we are enjoying 3G on Airtel using Idea network until now.

          I still don’t understand why Airtel left Punjab even when they knew that they are No.1 there? Today Airtel has over 70 Lakh customers in Punjab and at time of auction too they were at top slot…. Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal also hails from Ludhiana and must have thought over it. But they didn’t repeated the mistake in BWA auction and have 4G license in Punjab and services are already up in Chandigarh-Mohali-Panchkula. But 3G license would have made a huge difference. At-least it wouldn’t have gone wasted which Aircel and Tata are doing.

          But latest happenings tells that Idea will get their spectrum in Punjab circle by September end after which they will start 3G there. But there are number of regulatory issues which they will have to go through. All problems Idea is facing in Punjab circle are due to their deal with Spice Telecom in which they overtook by buying majority stake.

  • Gopal jha August 16, 2013 10:11 pm

    Sir, till date Im using stv Rs. 51 (500mb data for 25 days)
    2G plan.

    Is there any changes in this plan ?

    Please reply . . . . .

  • Ritesh Madhav Dhondi August 16, 2013 8:34 pm

    from today morning getting 3g (2 mbps – 2.5 mbps ) transfer rate on idm 200 KB to 300 KB speed on 302-6gb plan wich was i activated on 14/08/2013 :)

    Aurangabad , Maharashtra .

    • Abhijit August 17, 2013 11:05 am

      Yes from yesterday onward mine 2G speed also got converted into 3G speed on 302-6gb plan which was I activated on 14/08/2013.Here is the result on speedtest.net : speedtest.net/my-result/2905810451

  • SS August 16, 2013 3:30 pm

    IMPORTANT

    Airtel users please pay attention here: Today evening I received a USSD message from airtel- “Enjoy 3G speeds on 2G pack @ no cost”. I am currently using a 2G plan so I immediately switched onto WCDMA mode and tested the speed, it was arould 2 mbps!!!! Immediately, I checked the same on many airtel SIM and result was same- 3G speeds at 2G pack. My number is of delhi/ncr circle so I request everyone to verify the same using their airtel SIM cards and 2G plan whether you get the same result.

  • Sathish, Gobichettipalayam. August 16, 2013 2:43 pm

    Kindly note : BSNL Chennai and BSNL TN customers,

    These four new Data STVs (14, 35, 78 and 96) will be implemented for a promotional period of 90 days wef 15-08-2013 to 12-112013.

    All the above data STVs can be activated either through C-TOP UP or through SMS.

    All existing 3G Data STVs (including YUVA) of MRP Rs. 25,53,101,155,252,452,751,1299,,124 & 599 in C-TOP UP and the respective SMS Keyword to 53733 are withdrawn wef 15/08/2013.

    However, existing 3G data STVs of MRP Rs.601 & 3302 continue to exist.

    All Combo Data STVs 899,535, 177, & 345 Continue to exist.

    All existing GPRS/2G Data STVs of MRP Rs. 302,270,125,98,54,14 & 7, 62,105 with SMS Keyword to 53733 are withdrawn wef 15/08/2013.

    For Pre-paid 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.

    The customer profile in the new uniform Data STVs will be 3G with no speed restriction.

    The 2G and 3G Blackberry plans uses blackberry APN, hence blackberry 2G and 3G tariff plans will remain unchanged.

    The PTPL 2G and 3G plans with their respective STVs will also remain unchanged.

    All other terms and conditions will remain same.

  • Sathish, Gobichettipalayam. August 16, 2013 1:26 pm

    BSNL FTT OFFER!

    BSNL – FTT Offers to all circles in India during Festival Season – Independence Day, Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami and Onam festivals for 90 days from 15th August 2013 to 12th November 2013.

    Full usage value equal to MRP on Top-Up Vouchers/ C-Top-Up/ Flexi Top-Up with MRP of Rs.200 onwards upto Rs.999.

    Where ever, the usage value offered with TOP UP vouchers are more than the MRP, the higher usage talk value already offered will prevail.

    Check your circle BSNL helpline: 1800-180-1503 (Toll free)

    Enjoy!

  • Rajakumar August 16, 2013 1:12 pm

    for Maharashtra circle does any one recharged with latest data pack.
    I was trying to recharge online, but bsnl portal site listing 98/- old 2g pack and 2g combo pack only. I could not see neither old 3g packs nor new uniform packs.

  • ajay August 16, 2013 12:12 pm

    Hurray today I am getting 3G speed in bsnl gujarat.
    Previously on 14th aug I had recharged with 98 rs 2G data pack and now I am getting full 3G speed of 3.2 MBPS.
    Thanksss u Bsnl…………..

  • Sathish, Gobichettipalayam. August 16, 2013 12:11 pm

    Friends, don’t worry!

    BSNL won’t cheat like private operators!

    Soon, all BSNL circles in India will convert its 2G user’s internet profile into 3G are expected to complete it in another 48 hours to 72 hours due to there are different type of switches across India.

    BSNL is always doing their level best; BSNL’s long demand : Minimum ‘freedom’ to do their service!

    Until, Please wait and watch the data game!

    Till, now none of private operators are not aware of BSNL’s smart 3G data game!

    We are all very late in terms of data, so this is the transition period from 2G DATA to 3G DATA.

    Which is started and done first by our public operator – BSNL.

    But in India, all credits and reach as usual will go to private operators.

  • Sathish, Gobichettipalayam. August 16, 2013 11:18 am

    For Prepaid GSM mobile users in Chennai and TN:

    BSNL 2G / 3G DATA packs with effect from Aug 15:

    STV 14: To activate this plan over SMS, Rs 12.46 will be deducted. Here you can save up-to Rs.1.54, SMS keyword: DATA14 to 53733 (Toll free)

    STV 35: To activate this plan over SMS, Rs 31.15 will be deducted. Here you can save up-to Rs. 3.85, SMS keyword: DATA35 to 53733 (Toll free)

    STV 78: To activate this plan over SMS, Rs 69.42 will be deducted. Here you can save up-to Rs. 8.58, SMS keyword: DATA78 to 53733 (Toll free)

    STV96: To activate this plan over SMS, Rs 85.44 will be deducted. Here you can save up-to Rs. 10.56, SMS keyword: DATA96 to 53733 (Toll free)

    STV 139: To activate this plan over SMS, Rs 123.71 will be deducted. Here you can save up-to Rs.15.29, SMS keyword: DATA139 to 53733 (Toll free)

    STV 253: To activate this plan over SMS, Rs 225.17 will be deducted. Here you can save up-to Rs. 27.83, SMS keyword: DATA253 to 53733 (Toll free)

    STV 561: To activate this plan over SMS, Rs 499.29 will be deducted. Here you can save up-to Rs. 61.71, SMS keyword: DATA561 to 53733 (Toll free)

    STV 601: To activate this plan over SMS, Rs 534.89 will be deducted. Here you can save up-to Rs. 66.11, SMS keyword: DATA601 to 53733 (Toll free) – 3000MB for 90 days validity.

    STV 1011: To activate this plan over SMS, Rs 899.79 will be deducted. Here you can save up-to Rs.111.21, SMS keyword: DATA1011 to 53733 (Toll free)

    STV 3302: To activate this plan over SMS, Rs 2938.78 will be deducted. Here you can save up-to Rs. 363.22, SMS keyword: DATA3302 to 53733 (Toll free) – 30,000MB for 90 days validity.

    How is it!

    Save your money via SMS mode activation!

    Enjoy!

    • Gowrishankar August 16, 2013 4:23 pm

      How to calculate this?

    • Santhosh August 22, 2013 5:55 pm

      There is no saving in this. The a/c balance you have, is after deducting ST (service tax) from what you paid. So when you activate thru SMS, ST does not get deducted again since you’ve already paid ST, whereas when you activate thru portal you need to pay the ST also.

    • Santhosh August 22, 2013 6:02 pm

      In fact if you analyze in more detail, charging thru SMS is costlier indirectly. Because when you charge your main a/c, apart from ST, a small transaction fee is also deducted (1% or Rs.3 whichever is less) and only the balance gets credited in your a/c. But when you activate thru portal, you have to pay only the STV cost.

    • Santhosh August 22, 2013 6:14 pm

      Oops, there was a small typo in my previous comment. The transaction fee charged is 10% (not 1%) or Rs.3 whichever is less. (For eg, when you charge for Rs.20 you get a credit of less than Rs.16 in your a/c. since Rs.4 plus is deducted towards ST and transaction charges.) Other details in my previous comment remain the same. Hence activating plans & STVs through portal is the cheapest.

  • Vivek August 16, 2013 9:56 am

    @ Sanjay Bafna

    Sir, request for u, wanted to know why there is no change in Maharashtra Circle, we are still getting 2G speed and secondly why customer care service is not working in our circle since last two month

    • Sahil Shah August 16, 2013 11:03 am

      Speed increased in gujarat. I am gettin 2.4 mbps since today morning.. i think it will be done in a day or two..

      • Manish August 16, 2013 6:54 pm

        Which sim u r using 2g or 3g ?

        • Vivek August 17, 2013 3:39 pm

          i m using 3G sim…. bt still here in maharashtra circle not started.

          not me all are facing same problem

  • Arup August 16, 2013 8:09 am

    Too Good, Download speed is 350 KB/s in peak hours.I already have 3.5 gb 2g data.With this I am enjoying 3g speed.

  • Kaushik Biswas August 16, 2013 2:07 am

    In Kolkata circle, I recharged with Rs. 219 (on 14th Aug evening) for 2G pack with data benefit 4GB day + 4GB night = total 8GB :) Absolutely delighted as I am enjoying 3G speed.

  • Sathish, Gobichettipalayam. August 16, 2013 1:01 am

    BSNL CHENNAI & BSNL TN – 2G & 3G brand new uniform mobile internet packs now at 2G rates with high speed depends on network capacity – available through both sms mode/e-recharge : DATA14, DATA35, DATA78, DATA96, DATA139, DATA253, DATA561, DATA1011. Apart from above brand new packs, DATA601 – 3000MB free, DATA3302 -30000MB free. these two data packs are 90 days validity packs is also available with effect from Aug 15. Enjoy?

  • Gokul August 15, 2013 10:10 pm

    BSNL FINALLY made Great move since many of us activating gprs packs and switching t mobile to 3G mode and getting 32KBps it affected 3G data speed to be btw 1-2Mbps . Nw we may switch to 2G mode(more respect to our data usage) and probably this would be worlds first company to offer 3G@2G price(AVoId gprs packs).
    {TT can provide 3Gdata rates in other countries }

  • VIJAY KANT MISHRA August 15, 2013 8:56 pm

    I am from New Delhi using BSNL Haryana 2G Data (Rs. 301- 6 GB – 90 Days) for last one year. I was always getting more than 200 kbps on MTNL Delhi 3G network. But from today the speed never crossed 75 kbps. If this continues I have to change to some other….. I have still more than 10 GB left in my account as I hadn’t used it in last two months but continuosly recharged.

  • nayeem August 15, 2013 8:30 pm

    no 3g speed on 2g in pune

  • nayeem August 15, 2013 8:22 pm

    no 3g speedon 2g sim in maharashtra circle, i m in pune, so disappointed

  • yasin August 15, 2013 7:37 pm

    phele 3g network tho acha karo

  • vivek August 15, 2013 7:10 pm

    Merit speed abi 2g chal rahi hi its not converted to 3g at can I do now? Can I convert my 2g to 3g by sending msg M3G to 53733 I’m still in confusion bcoz I have already 6gb 2g data if I converted to to 3g can I loss my 2g data plzzzz help me.

  • abhishek uttrakhand August 15, 2013 5:36 pm

    meri speed abhi b 2g chal ri hai. its not converted to 3g yet. what should i do. plz help

  • RAGHURAM August 15, 2013 5:17 pm

    superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Keshav Jha August 15, 2013 3:57 pm

    Great gift by BSNL. I am waiting for MTNL responce in Mumbai.
    Happy Independence day to all my TT friends.

  • akhilesh August 15, 2013 3:41 pm

    i Rechared with 98rs in my 2G sim but speed is 128Kbps/64kbps (Downlink & Uplink) 3G network mode
    showing in mdma..Negotiated QoS

  • THIYAGU August 15, 2013 3:34 pm

    TODAY my bsnl 2g converted to 3g .3.5 mbps speed. i m in chennai

  • rajeev jain August 15, 2013 2:54 pm

    here is updated bsnl link (this is only for rajasthan circle):-
    rajasthan.bsnl.co.in/mobile/stv.html

  • JIJO August 15, 2013 2:28 pm

    HOW TO RECHARGE ONINE? BSNL ONLINE SITE STILL SHOWS THE OLD DENOMINATIONS. PL HELP.

  • rajeev August 15, 2013 2:27 pm

    works like charm.. 2G changed to 3G speed is very good..

  • hitendra kantilal bhojani August 15, 2013 1:52 pm

    thanks b.s.n.l.

  • saiesh August 15, 2013 12:10 pm

    Today 15th August no change in speed even the web site is not updated, is this news correct????

    • Muralidharan August 15, 2013 12:47 pm

      Speed changed! But website not updated.

      • Star Wars August 15, 2013 11:53 pm

        Yeah Sure, speed changes, it downs from 122 kbps to 52 kbps. lol

  • vivek August 15, 2013 11:54 am

    As on today 15.08.13 i cant get 3g speed on 2g sim? Still 6gb data remained. wt can I do now? Can I activate 3g by sending msg act 3g? If I activate 3g is my 2g data deleted? Plzzzzz rply any body…

    • sandeep August 15, 2013 1:50 pm

      all plan has been changed now no 2g plan only 3g plan and no data lose

  • Arun Chadran August 15, 2013 11:53 am

    There is no change in bsnl 3g packs in kerala.

    • Tarun August 15, 2013 12:39 pm

      With in 24 to 48 hours all plans will be available in all circles and online recharge portal.

      • anil August 15, 2013 2:58 pm

        yes may be true because it is national holiday today
        so bsnl staff enjoying holiday

        • anoop August 15, 2013 8:24 pm

          wef 19th aug in kerala. Rs 14 for 100mb 3g.. 3days

  • vivek August 15, 2013 11:44 am

    I CNT get 3g speed on 2g . Can I activate 3g by sending msg to act3g??? Plzzz rply

  • vivek August 15, 2013 11:35 am

    There is no change in 2g speed today 15.08.13 still 6gb data remained. Can I send msg to activate 3g plan? if I activate to 3g is it reached my 2g data? Plzzz any one reply me plzzzzz…

  • kingston August 15, 2013 11:25 am

    A smart price reduction by AIRCEL in tamilnadu. Now RC64 (loc cals at 30p for 30days) reduced to Rs.52
    Now if you recharge by RC34, you wil get loc cals at 30p for 30 days but first 60sec of the day become 1.5p/sec
    So effective price become Rs.52 (34+18 {60p*30}).

  • kingston August 15, 2013 11:18 am

    A bulshit tariff hike by vodafone tamilnadu. In RC69 (local cals at 30p for 28days) the first minute of day become 75p. So now RC69+Rs.12.60(.45p*28days)=Rs.81.60/month

  • Ajesh August 15, 2013 9:26 am

    Bsnl will not put any restriction on speed. Your speed will depend on network & its quality.

  • chandra August 15, 2013 9:11 am

    These plans are not showing on BSNL website still,
    same old plans showing
    bsnl.co.in/opencms/bsnl/BSNL/services/mobile/mobile_gprswap.html

  • Param August 15, 2013 8:23 am

    I tried to recharge through stv sms but there are only 2 plans for 3g i.e. 14=100mb & 98=700mb. I called cc and there isn’t any 139 plan in their database.  i don’t know wheather these 2 plans would unified with previous 2g data or not? ..Punjab

  • shekhar August 15, 2013 8:14 am

    bsnl does not have an 3g ready network,,, it is its main drawback

  • Param August 15, 2013 7:42 am

    I tried to recharge through stv sms but there wr only 2 plans for 3g i.e. 14=100mb & 98=700mb, i called cc and there is no 139 plan in their database. i don’t know wheather these 2 plans would unified with previous 2g data or not? ..Punjab

  • nayan August 15, 2013 7:18 am

    there is no change in speed today(15/8/13). i am getting only 2g speed.

    • Muralidharan August 15, 2013 12:00 pm

      For me speed changed to 3.8 Mbps since 00.01 hrs. BSNL rocks!!! Any 2G plan left?

  • abhishek uttrakhand August 15, 2013 5:45 am

    I am also getting 20kbper sec speed now on 3g mode. Bsnl is really bulshit

  • aks August 15, 2013 12:36 am

    @all please clarify: Now if i recharge with the above mentioned data plans and use it in 2G areas where 3G is not available. What speed will i get? Whether i get full 256 kbps (32 kBps) or it will be capped as usual at 128 kbps (16 kBps).
    Note:
    kbps=kilo bits per sec.
    kBps=kilo bytes per sec.
    1kBps=8kbps.

    • Muralidharan August 15, 2013 1:41 am

      Max you can get 19.5 KB/s I think

  • deva August 15, 2013 12:26 am

    i am using the 2G pack (302-6GB-90days) there is no change in speed today(15.08.2013).i am getting the as usual average speed of 250-280kbps in 3G mode..TT and BSNL really disappointed me :(

    • Anil August 15, 2013 9:08 am

      for me too no difference in speed, same speed as 2G. im Using Rs.125 net pack.

    • Ajesh August 15, 2013 9:28 am

      Wait till tomorrow

  • nayan August 14, 2013 11:36 pm

    how to start on my bsnl 2g sim to bsnl 3g?????????????????
    plz help

  • Sahil Shah August 14, 2013 11:19 pm

    BSNL has good network at my home and at my office location. So I will opt for 1gb plan for sure. After complaining for more than six months atleast now I am able to connect to internet right as soon as i enable data services. Lets see how long they will provide good services.

  • Saurabh August 14, 2013 10:45 pm

    @Ankur,

    Yes, the license is valid for 20 years and it will take them 25 years to recover cost if they drop prices. Forget about the profits. Btw do you really know how much telcos paid for 3G spectrum and how much has been and will be spent on Infrastructure? Not only this, the loans taken by them from Indian and Foreign banks incurring huge Interest which they also have to pay and if we look at revenues it’s marginally up only. If it continue like this, every Indian telco will sink.

    We always hope for network everywhere, super quality service but when it comes to pay for the same, we need it for cheap.

    If I were running a telecom company, I would’ve made ball charges at 3p/s for Local and 4p/s for STD. 3G data @ Rs.300 per GB. I always wonder how the hell Indian companies provide dirt cheap prices in past? It’s time for them to cut their debt and charge more to customers and provide quality services.

    No operator can provide quality services with cheap tariffs. Telecom as a whole needs lots of money to run smoothly. Having a license or spectrum for 20 years is not only a thing that can help businesses. Spectrum is the basic requirement and it should be set low as Infrastructure needs much more money to be set up. We are dependent on imported telecom gear and our country made heaps are too costly. So costly spectrum and costly gears can’t make an operators to provide cheaper services by just looking at the thing that our common people can’t before it.

    I hope Govt reduces spectrum cost for next round of auction.

    • Sahil Shah August 14, 2013 11:15 pm

      Who asked them to bid.. Its their mistake not ours.. If they dont reduce the price they wont even make that revenue which they can make after reducing the charges.. I dont care about them.. I care only for me and that i should not be paying much..

      • achu August 15, 2013 7:05 am

        Peple dont care …. thats real problem

        Remember how east india comapny became strong in our land ,

        People have to care…and govt is people

      • sujai August 15, 2013 9:39 am

        +1

    • Sahil Shah August 14, 2013 11:23 pm

      Btw can you tell me who provides best internet service accross india? I am from Gujarat here idea provides good speed and vodafone medium speed but advantage is Vodafone’s edge is amazing.. Its connected anywhere i go even with single tower. BSNL provides constant 160kbps speed in 2g data plans with 3g network which no one provides.

    • SS August 14, 2013 11:29 pm

      I also hope that government must reduce the auction price or use the first come first serve policy since it directly benefits the operators and people.

      I still consider 2008 spectrum distribution unfair but i really appreciate the spectrum distribution during BJP time and lets hope BJP to come in power.

    • Raj August 15, 2013 12:20 am

      Hi Saurabh
      Population of India is 1.2 Billion, and with this kind of population all telecom companies will gain and consumers too. So let the telecom companies do their job and we will benefit out of it.

      • Saurabh August 15, 2013 9:00 am

        Are 1.2 billion using a phone or smartphone or 3G phone? 50% don’t own a mobile phone as of yet which include crores of kids (Stats tell that there are 12.7 crore kids under age of 8), women (in prohibited areas like small towns and villages), poor people etc. There are many areas where is still no tower present due to security reasons. There are so many villages where mobile phones are banned and panchayats there don’t even allow telecom companies to install tower within 10 KM radius. You are living away from the reality. Using a line 1.2 bn and blah blah won’t get mobile companies that much users. 15% of the mobile customers are those from whom revenue is as low as Rs.20-30 per month. Beside this there are crores of multiple SIM users who use more than 1 SIM.

        The stats tell that we have around 70 crore SIM card users but the reality is we don;t have half of them as unique users. So it falls to as low as 30-32 crore only. Telcos says that they have only 5% of 3G users which also don’t use service regularly. So figure comes to only few crores. So from where the revenues will come? There are only a small chunk of people who know what mobile Internet is and how to use it on PC/Laptop. Even Vodafone accepted that most people in India are completely unaware of mobile Internet and only few knows it. From West Bengal circle, Vodafone has only 3.5% of the revenues from data.

        Though we have a rickshaw puller or a roadside vendor or peon at office having a mobile phone and even a cleaner but they are not spending much and ARPUs from them is as low as 50. So you can’t count them as revenue generator. They are like few drops in the ocean.

        I hope you get my point. The 1.2 billion looks good on papers not in reality which differs. So avoid using this 1.2 bn mark.

        • Kingston August 15, 2013 7:14 pm

          Mr.Saurabh, please fix call rate like local calls at Rs.6/min, you will get more customers per telecom tower . . . Fix Rs.1000/GB, you will get more data customers. Because 80% of the Indian people ready to spend Rs.2000/month (Rs.12000/year) for Mobile. Rural side people earning $5000/month from Software companies.

          • Saurabh August 16, 2013 9:45 am

            @Kingston, What kind of comment is this? Who I’m to fix the rates? As an analyst I just put in my views and we just look at what’s on the cards. Why are you over reacting so much to my views? It’s not gonna make any company to set call charges or data rates too high or according to me. It is just what I expect to happen in coming days if input cost keeps going up. Can’t you get that? I’ve seen this problem of over-reaction in 90% people. They just don’t want to work out things and keep on commenting whatever comes to their mind. I’ve always maintained a view that just like any other businesses, Telecom is also a business and not a charity.

            What will you do when companies will shut down operations under high debts? Will you be able to get good services, 3G network everywhere if you keep asking for cheap always. You’re just commenting keeping a consumer’s view in mind. Nothing else. Railways recently hiked prices as they were unable to provide a quality journey to people with low cost. They needed money to do that i.e why they hiked the fares. Cost of running was going up with diesel prices shooting up in International markets. So as per you, they keep on using the costly diesel and do charity by keeping fares low. Is this what you want?

            I’ve always seen people asking for more and more facilities (it should have this, it should have that) but when it comes to pay for the same, they want it to be cheap.

            I give you an example: Few days back, my friend and me went to a restaurant which was without A.C and that restaurant has somewhat economical prices as compared to others. He said, there should be an A.C here and they will get more foodies then others. I said, “If they do facilitate us with A.C, their food prices will be as same as those who already have” We can’t expect them to provide facility and economical rates also. It will burden them with first A.C cost and then electricity bills and where it will come from? From our pockets,

            I hope you understand what I’m trying to tell here and why I’m supporting a price hike which is justified.

      • Saurabh August 15, 2013 9:06 am

        One more thing which you should be aware of is, 30% population in this country don’t have enough money to have food twice in a day. Food is their first priority everyday instead of mobile phones. There are 6 crore beggars who sleep on footpaths. So had you thought of all this before making a comment? Govt is coming up with food security bill that will cater 80% of population under it. When there is no guarantee of food for rest 20%, how can you guarantee about a mobile phone in their hand?

    • saiesh August 15, 2013 6:01 am

      If I were running a telecom company, I would’ve made Call charges at 3p/s for Local and 4p/s for STD. 3G data @ Rs.300 per GB. HEY YOU FORGOT TO CHARGE INCOMING.
      You would have made lot of money without any subscriber

      • Saurabh August 15, 2013 11:58 am

        The base rates are already 2.5p/s and booster packs are almost doubled by all companies. Has that made subscriber to stop using services? No… Instead many companies are reporting increase in Minute of Usage even after price hike. So increase in charges is not bringing down usage. Those who have to use will use without worrying much about charges.

        Companies have already made clear that they can afford to lose low revenue customers as the loss will be offset by loyal customers and higher revenue customers.

        The mentality of people in India goes like this. We have the money to buy a car but can’t before petrol. Similarly we can buy smartphones for thousands but can’t before hundreds on services. Some people here says, they don’t care. I tell you that companies don’t care now and they will continue to increase prices. If you can’t take it, stop using services.

    • Tharun George August 15, 2013 7:59 am

      The reason why 3G was very costly is that companies paid too much for 3G spectrum. But now 2G spectrum also cost same(See last 2G spectrum auction price). So they decided to make 2G and 3G data rates same. Here technology is not the reason for cost. As per new norms spectrum can be used to deploy any technology. So from now on wards all technology will costs the same.

      Till now companies sell 3G to few people at very high cost. But now they are looking for mass selling. Revenue per user will be low. But no of users will be 10 times more which will be give more overall profit. Also unlike 2G, 3G will have tendency to use more data due to high speed. In 2G, 100-150kbps speed won’t allow that.

    • Kingston August 15, 2013 7:02 pm

      Mr.Saurabh, If I were running a telecom company, I would’ve made call charges at 10p/s(Rs.6/min) for Local and 20p/s(Rs.12/min) for STD. 3G data @ Rs.3000 per GB.

      Because Mr.Saurabh thinks Telecom is only for Rich people.

      • Saurabh August 16, 2013 9:56 am

        @Kingston, It’s not that I think telecom is only for rich people. But your set of mind regarding tariffs tells so. Rs.6min, 300 for 1GB. What are you really trying to say? My comments are always supported by facts and the current situation of the industry but you people put in a few lines which neither has a hand not has a leg.

        You think telecom companies should keep on doing charity by providing cheaper tariffs to those who can’t afford and should finally sink and shut down operations due to burden and what we will be left with? No service… Like the case happened with Aircel in some circles who after providing cheaper tariffs were not even able to get that much money which would have helped them run day to day operations.

        Hey, I can’t afford to travel via Airplanes. So as per you thinking goes, they should cut the prices so that I can travel by Air. I can’t afford to buy a ferrari, it should be priced at same as Nano. :P

        • Kingston August 18, 2013 7:08 am

          Mr.Saurabh, If you fix low call rates, more people will use the service and the companies revenues automatically go high. If call rate is Rs.1 , i will make 10 calls/day and i avoid to speak unimportant calls but if call rate is 30paise, i will call without worrying about call rate.

          So hiking call rate also affect the companies’ profit. In other countries, govt controls the telecom companies but here in India telecom companies controls govt.

          Govt should allow only 5 operators/circle and fix the call rate as 50paise and 1GB data at Rs.50

    • Ankur August 15, 2013 8:23 pm

      @Saurabh
      I am from Gujarat telecom circle,the reserve price for 2100MHz(3G) was 320Cr. & the companies bides stood to 1,076.06 Cr. so if made such a high than they thought they would recover it.And if you are thinking they aren’t making any money in data segment than they wont have hiked the data tariff twice to which it was in december-2012 other reason behind this is the cancellation of licence & if they cant afford they wont be offering us 3G at competitive rate.Even if you look at balance sheet of each and every company(except Airtel)their profit has increased(including the data segment) & loans you are talking about are most of long term loans that too through ECB(eg. Relaince ) & now the telcos are demanding for INFRASTRUCTURE status means they get TAX benefits,LOANS at lower rate etc. one more thing these telcos(not all of them)they dont purchase telecom gear in some case they rent it from Chinese company & they have make staggered payment

  • Saurabh August 14, 2013 10:44 pm

    Yes, the license is valid for 20 years and it will take them 25 years to recover cost if they drop prices. Forget about the profits. Btw do you really know how much telcos paid for 3G spectrum and how much has been and will be spent on Infrastructure? Not only this, the loans taken by them from Indian and Foreign banks incurring huge Interest which they also have to pay and if we look at revenues it’s marginally up only. If it continue like this, every Indian telco will sink.

    We always hope for network everywhere, super quality service but when it comes to pay for the same, we need it for cheap.

    If I were running a telecom company, I would’ve made ball charges at 3p/s for Local and 4p/s for STD. 3G data @ Rs.300 per GB. I always wonder how the hell Indian companies provide dirt cheap prices in past? It’s time for them to cut their debt and charge more to customers and provide quality services.

    No operator can provide quality services with cheap tariffs. Telecom as a whole needs lots of money to run smoothly. Having a license or spectrum for 20 years is not only a thing that can help businesses. Spectrum is the basic requirement and it should be set low as Infrastructure needs much more money to be set up. We are dependent on imported telecom gear and our country made heaps are too costly. So costly spectrum and costly gears can’t make an operators to provide cheaper services by just looking at the thing that our common people can’t before it.

    I hope Govt reduces spectrum cost for next round of auction.

    • Tharun George August 15, 2013 8:01 am

      Even if Gov reduces operators bid will make it sky high. In last 3G auction we saw that. Gov price was low.

      • Saurabh August 16, 2013 10:10 am

        @Tharun, Who had created artificial scarcity by putting only 3 blocks of spectrum for 9-10 operator? This Govt is good at adding more and more operators but when it comes to fulfill their demand of spectrum, they create situations like this. Even during the 2G auction, Govt did the same thing by not putting entire spectrum freed up after cancellation and we all saw that whoever took it, it went at base price and price wan’t shoot up as demand was low and also base price was too high.

        If during 3G spectrum auction, not many operator had went for bidding, auction would have ended same day at base prices. So the entire process of auction was designed to maximize the profits for Govt.

        If operators goes for ICRA (Intra Circle Roaming), Govt again has objection. On one hand they don;t give them enough spectrum to provide services and on the other they don’t allow sharing also.

        TRAI chairman Mr.Khullar recently said that either Govt should provide more 3G spectrum that can cater all the operators or should allow sharing..

        • Tharun George August 16, 2013 12:35 pm

          Now there only 7 GSM operators in Kerala and out which 4 of them have 3G. In most countries. Most countries have 3 or 4 3G operators. But in India we have 4-5 3G operator. There is not enough spectrum in 2100Mhz for all 9 operators.

          As per new unified license, spectrum sharing and trading is allowed. Any spectrum can be used for any technology. Videocon already started 4G roll out. Uninor can do it after they change name to Telewings.

          • Saurabh August 16, 2013 4:08 pm

            @Tharun, 2100MHz band has a band range of 45MHz i.e 9 blocks of 5MHz can be given and Govt has already sold 4 blocks and 5 in some states. So 5 are left. I’m not saying defense should free up all the remaining 25MHz but atleast 10-15MHz is need of the hour for others to go Pan-India. Defense has already told the DoT that they will not free up agreed 15 MHz of spectrum in 2100 MHz band until they(DoT) prepare separate network for their own(defense) communication need. I know defense demand should be catered first but DoT is delaying implementation of it which in turn delaying freeing up of spectrum for public use.

            • Tharun George August 18, 2013 10:07 am

              BSNL is delaying the project. DOT has given the project to BSNL long time ago and still haven’t finished the tender process even after 5 years.

          • Kurian Jacob August 16, 2013 7:26 pm

            Out of the seven, only six are up and running. Aircel already left. Tata Docomo doesn’t qualify as a 3G operator. It is present in limited number of cities. Only 2 true 3G operators are remaining – IDEA Cellular and BSNL.

            • Tharun George August 18, 2013 10:06 am

              Yes. Aircel cheated on every subscriber in kerala and left. They should surrender the both 2G and 3G spectrum so other operators can use it.

              Docomo is worst than BSNL. It launched in 2 cities and expanded to 6 cities. That is all and no single new city even after 3 years. Where idea covered 50% of kerala in less than 2 year of launch. BSNL also started expansions recently.

  • chandra August 14, 2013 10:05 pm

    I was using BSNL since last two months with 3G speed of 1-2 Mbps all time with GPRS pack recharged. I used 16 GB of 3G in two months for just Rs.438. [ Rs.219 gives 8GB (4GB day + 4GB night) ].
    But now those days are over. :-(

    • rohit August 14, 2013 11:02 pm

      Rs 219 is a 3g pack

      • chandra August 15, 2013 9:07 am

        Rs.219 is a GPRS pack.
        check here if you want
        bsnl.co.in/opencms/bsnl/BSNL/services/mobile/mobile_gprswap.html

  • SS August 14, 2013 8:39 pm

    Hmm… Thats good news for 3G users but extremely bad news for 2G users. But still neutral for me because for me BSNL 3G AND 2G are none less than craps.

  • deepakdas August 14, 2013 8:35 pm

    Ya…bsnl,nice move…in mumbai,mtnl service very bad,evn ntwrk alwys busy….i m using Aircel*good netwrk than bsnl/mtnl.

  • Kingston August 14, 2013 7:03 pm

    This move should affect the BSNL 2G DATA rural side customers . . . They don’t have 3G option but they need to pay 3G rates for 2G speed.

    After this move BSNL should expand their network in Rural areas otherwise they should opt for other operators.

    • sai August 14, 2013 9:53 pm

      bsnl is already started network upgrading by ZTE in andhra pradesh may complete in all over the state by this month end

  • rajeev jain August 14, 2013 6:53 pm

    @sanjay bafna
    i want a little confusion if i rechaged today with 2g data plan Rs.301 for 6GB (90 days)
    it will be converted into 3G from 15-08-2013 with same validity automatically?
    please sir give me your feedback soon on this/

  • Abhinav August 14, 2013 6:33 pm

    BSNL Sucks!!!!!

  • Nitin Kaware August 14, 2013 6:07 pm

    I’m using BSNL 3G from last one year and I’m totally disappointed with the service of BSNL. However I’m getting the average speed above 2Mbps but the problem comes when I’ve to enable my data connection. I’m using Android device and BSNL sim card in it. I’ve to do enable and disable at least for five or son time to get my connection connected.

    • Kanaga Deepan N August 14, 2013 11:19 pm

      Instead of switching MobileData ON and OFF repeatedly, I can give you one small suggestion…

      First switch MobileData ON.. If it doesn’t start internet, then select Offline Mode or flight mode ON.. Wait till network goes off and then (after 10 seconds) switch FlightMode OFF.. After few seconds the phone will search for network and when network comes back, your internet will also start working…

      I am using this technique for my secondary BSNL number…

  • sundar August 14, 2013 6:01 pm

    really bsnl, what happens to existing 2g customers, i want atleast 4gb data per month, but i couldn’t afford it. so i adjust my speed to 2g speed(256kbps) ‘casue that’s what i can afford. what happens now?. this is so frustrating.

  • prasad mayya August 14, 2013 6:01 pm

    i dont have bsnl 3g coverage … i am using 2g …. 302Rs 6gb/3month… now i have to look for some other operator … worst move for me

  • Sudharsn August 14, 2013 5:28 pm

    Very good. Airtel, Vodafone, Idea the money plucking network in the name of 2G and 3G with speed restrictions.

  • bij August 14, 2013 4:58 pm

    Already done 302/90days 2G recharge today. The 1503-CC is still down in Maharashtra.
    Unfortunately SMS based Data STV activation (53733) is still not implemented in West Zone due to old Alcatel Switches.

  • Tharun George August 14, 2013 4:54 pm

    Very good plans. Cheaper than some AVoId 2G plans.
    Looks like no choice left to AVoId now, they will reduce their 3G plans shortly.

    But these plans will be disappointment to BSNL 2G only users as this is a direct 50% hike.

  • Gavin Mathos August 14, 2013 4:50 pm

    My request to BSNL would be to first improve it’s 3G Network Coverage throughout the Country & then provide 3G Data Services at Cheaper Tariff Plans.

    • Saurabh August 14, 2013 5:13 pm

      I’ve seen many people commenting here that operator should improve their coverage and then provide cheaper tariffs. But who the hell can provide cheaper tariffs after spending thousands of crores on network expansion? It will only result in loss to any company wither it be BSNL or AVoID or anyone.

      Take the example of Aircel who dared to provide cheaper tariffs and now what happened is they are struggling with this formula and have already shut down operations in many states. Now they are continuing with cheap offering in other circles and pressurizing their balance sheet. Why Uninor and Videocon or even MTS applied for All India license? only because it is too difficult to survive with out of pocket spending and low tariffs.

      I hope AVoID don’t do such stupid things as lowering price will lower the margins and they will have no money to expand.

      Take an example: Airtel installs 100 BTS at different places and has 1000 customers with average revenue per user @Rs.300 per 2GB resulting in income of Rs. 300,000. Now they expand and install 500 more BTS and also reduce price to Rs.150 per 2GB. Looking at the price more customers will come. Lets say they added 2000 customers now. Total- 3000 customers, 600 BTS. Income- Rs. 450,000. So by spending on network expansion almost 500% but their revenues rose by 50% only. Which stupid will invest in such situation. It’s better to stay with these 1000 customers. This is what some of the operators are now looking at and halt the expansion as they were not getting subscribers. If they reduce price, it will help them get few customers but revenues will either remain the same or increase marginally.

      • sheldon August 14, 2013 5:28 pm

        kind of agree with u… business and emotions shud b kept aside..

      • Kurian Jacob August 14, 2013 7:59 pm

        I agree with you. This move will just cause user shift, and revenues will not increase drastically. 2G and 3G has to remain different. And private operators will have no more reasons to continue expanding their 3G network, if they change everything to uniform data plans or offer 3G . Either we pay and get good service, or we don’t pay, in which case, the service becomes poor.

      • Kurian Jacob August 14, 2013 8:01 pm

        Something weird happened while I was still typing.

        • Ankur August 14, 2013 8:21 pm

          It should also be noted that service provider gets licence for 20 years period so its one time investment with return for continuous 20 years

  • Anil Kumar Vaishnav August 14, 2013 4:32 pm

    Good Plan But Not Usable for me because no Bsnl 3G in my Town But it’s interesting will AVOID adopt them then only it’s good.

    • MANISH August 16, 2013 8:59 am

      My Speed is Previously 1mbps to 2mbps and Now its not More than 130kbps this Bullshit Move From BSNL i am now Thinking to Leave BSNL.

      • praveen January 21, 2014 7:56 pm

        no 3g service in my area so I am forced to buy 3g tariffs for 2g service this is very very bad.. first install 3g service in every corner then change tariffs .. selling something in the name of something else is fraud .. moving out of bsnl for good.. I think this is what the bsnl top officials want so that private companies will be benefited. people are smart enough to understand this so how much bribe did u get to screw up bsnl.?? shame on you!!!