It seems like good time of the operators hits the customers badly.
Country’s largest 3G operator on the basis of coverage, BSNL today announced tariff hike on 3G data. It comes as a blow to the users who are on BSNL 3G for affordable tariff.
BSNL brings a new tariff revision w.e.f. 16.9.2011 and introduces some new plans, withdraws some. From 16th September base rate for BSNL 3G data will be 4p/10kB instead of previous 2p/10kB.
BSNL also cuts down freebies offering with new 3G data card connection – 200MB to be used 30 days from activation.
Postpaid plans Rs.89, Rs.189, Rs.1819, Rs. 2720 and prepaid Data RCV Rs.2000 are withdrawn now.
Additional usage charges beyond free usage is increased from existing 2p/10 KB to 4p/10 KB in all data plans under postpaid and prepaid 3G mobile services.
Freebies offered on activation of 3G data plan with sale of BSNL data card or any of the bundled data card is reduced to 200MB to be used within 30days from the date of activation.
BSNL has revised its tariff in accordance with 43rd amendment of telecom tariff order issued by TRAI.
A Comparison Chart of new and previous BSNL 3G Prepaid RCVs:
|Prepaid RCV||Previous offer||New offer|
|Rs 100||250 MB for 30 days||225 MB for 15 days|
|Rs 200||500 MB for 30 days||500 MB for 15 days|
|Rs 400||1 GB for 30 days||1000 MB for 30 days|
|Rs 606||1 GB (day)+ 5GB(night) for 30 days||1000 MB(day)+3000 MB (night) for 30 days|
|Rs 716||2 GB for 30 days||2000 MB for 30 days|
|Rs 1102||10 GB for 30 days||RCV Withdrawn, 10GB pack is now @ Rs 1800|
|Rs 1500||15 GB for 30 days||RCV Withdrawn, 15GB pack is now @ Rs 2250|
|Rs 1250||5000 MB for 30 days||Discounted RCV Rs 750*|
|Rs 1800||10000 MB for 30 days||Discounted RCV Rs 1260*|
|Rs 2250||15000 MB for 30 days||Discounted RCV Rs 1575*|
|Rs 2000||22 GB for 30 days||Withdrawn|
|Rs 2500||12 GB for 180 days||20000 MB for 60 days|
|Rs 3000||35 GB for 30 days||30000 MB for 90 days|
|Rs 3100||15000 MB for 180 days|
|Rs 5000||30 GB for 180 days||30000 MB for 180 days|
* till 31.12.2011. Also note extra usage is now 4p/10kB instead of earlier 2p/10kB
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