BSNL 4G Services Available in These Circles on Limited Scale

To avail BSNL 4G Services, users should have a 4G SIM, the 3G SIM of BSNL will not work for 4G. So, BSNL prepaid or postpaid users should switch to a BSNL 4G SIM to enjoy BSNL 4G services.

Highlights

  • BSNL is delivering its 4G Services using its 2100 MHz mid-ban spectrum.
  • The 3G SIM of BSNL will not work for 4G.
  • BSNL is in the final stages of its 4G Tender for 1 Lakh towers across the country.

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BSNL 4G Services Available in These Circles on Limited Scale

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), a state-owned telecommunications company, offers 2G, 3G and 4G Services. However, only a few know that BSNL has soft-launched BSNL 4G Services in a few locations a few years back. BSNL is in the final stages of its 4G Tender for 1 Lakh towers across the country. In this story, let's now check the states in which BSNL 4G services are already available.

Also Read: BSNL 4G Tender for 1 Lakh Sites in Final Stage: Vaishnaw

BSNL 4G SIM

To avail BSNL 4G Services, users should have a 4G SIM, the 3G SIM of BSNL will not work for 4G. So, BSNL prepaid or postpaid users should switch to a BSNL 4G SIM to enjoy BSNL 4G services.

BSNL 4G Spectrum

BSNL is delivering its 4G Services using its 2100 MHz mid-ban spectrum. So, most of the devices in the market support 4G on this band and with a 4G SIM, if your location is covered under BSNL 4G, you should be able to use BSNL 4G Services. In Areas where BSNL 4G is live, BSNL 3G is shutdown to reuse the spectrum for 4G services. Hence in such areas only 2G and 4G are available.

Furthermore, spectrum in 600 MHz, 3300 MHz and 26 GHz (mmWave) bands have been reserved for BSNL to provide 5G Services. So, once BSNL rolls out 4G Services, BSNL 5G Services would be provided to customers PAN India, as BSNL 4G services are upgradable to 5G.

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BSNL VoLTE

In some areas where 4G is already live, VoLTE (Voice Over LTE) services are also available. Although the list of BSNL 4G VoLTE compatible devices is limited, the VoLTE services are enabled, and certain users have reported enjoying BSNL 4G VoLTE Services.

In his written response to a Lok Sabha question, Shri Aswini Vaishnaw, Honourable Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology, provided the details of where BSNL is providing 4G services on a limited scale.

State/Circle where BSNL is providing 4G Services on a limited scale:

Sl. No. Name of State/Circle where BSNL is providing 4G services on limited scale
1 Andaman & Nicobar
2 Andhra Pradesh
3 Assam
4 Bihar
5 Chennai Telecom District
6 Chhattisgarh
7 Gujarat
8 Haryana
9 Himachal Pradesh
10 Jammu & Kashmir
11 Jharkhand
12 Karnataka
13 Kerala
14 Kolkata Telecom District
15 Madhya Pradesh
16 Maharashtra
17 North East (NE1)
18 North East (NE2)
19 Odisha
20 Punjab
21 Tamil Nadu
22 Telangana
23 UP (East)
24 UP (West)
25 Uttaranchal
26 West Bengal (including Sikkim Circle)

Please be noted that BSNL 4G services are only available in limited locations and hence do not expect wide coverage on the 4G network. BSNL 2G/3G Data packs can be used for 4G as well. Hence, if you are in a BSNL 4G Network Zone, BSNL has some amazing unlimited 2G/3G Data packs which will be of great use to use on 4G Network.

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