BSNL Hikes 3G Data Tariff

By September 6th, 2011 AT 11:59 PM

BSNL Hikes 3G Data TariffIt 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Postpaid plans Rs.89, Rs.189, Rs.1819, Rs. 2720 and prepaid Data RCV Rs.2000 are withdrawn now.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 RCVPrevious offerNew offer
Rs 100250 MB for 30 days225 MB for 15 days
Rs 200500 MB for 30 days500 MB for 15 days
Rs 4001 GB for 30 days1000 MB for 30 days
Rs 6061 GB (day)+ 5GB(night) for 30 days1000 MB(day)+3000 MB (night) for 30 days
Rs 7162 GB for 30 days2000 MB for 30 days
Rs 110210 GB for 30 daysRCV Withdrawn, 10GB pack is now @ Rs 1800
Rs 150015 GB for 30 daysRCV Withdrawn, 15GB pack is now @ Rs 2250
Rs 12505000 MB for 30 daysDiscounted RCV Rs 750*
Rs 180010000 MB for 30 daysDiscounted RCV Rs 1260*
Rs 225015000 MB for 30 daysDiscounted RCV Rs 1575*
Rs 200022 GB for 30 daysWithdrawn
Rs 250012 GB for 180  days20000 MB for 60 days
Rs 300035 GB for 30 days30000 MB for 90 days
Rs 310015000 MB for 180 days
Rs 500030 GB for 180 days30000 MB for 180 days

*  till 31.12.2011. Also note extra usage is now 4p/10kB instead of earlier 2p/10kB

What made BSNL to hike its 3G Data Tariff ? Do let us know via comment.

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