BSNL Launches EVDO Enabled RUIM Card with All India Roaming

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

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

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

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

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

Here are the details-:

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


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


International Rs.5

Local- 80p


International Rs.5

Local- 49p


International Rs.5

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

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


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

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

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

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Abhilash Gupta
January 18, 2015 12:08 am 12:08 AM
i am using bsnl evdo dongle provided with the cdma sim and its working good, i also have an android phone i.e. Micromax Canvas Duet 2 eg111 (GSM+EVDO) phone in case to run that cdma sim in my mobile and to use that evdo internet in my phone. Situation is that when i insert my cdma sim in the phone, both evdo and 1x signals are shown and are strong but when i connect to internet only 1x connects, while in my evdo dongle i am connecting evdo easily, my plan is postpaid 3.1 mbps 750/-. Kindly sort my situation.
Asish Chandra
July 3, 2014 12:06 am 12:06 AM

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

sourav ghosh
November 11, 2013 12:40 am 12:40 AM

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

October 3, 2013 4:19 pm 4:19 PM

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

and buy a cdma data card in 250 from olx

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

January 12, 2013 5:18 pm 5:18 PM

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

Girish bafna
August 27, 2012 2:21 pm 2:21 PM

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

May 8, 2012 4:30 pm 4:30 PM

yes, you can recharge it online through bsnl official website i.e.

March 23, 2012 4:11 am 4:11 AM

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

November 28, 2011 3:31 pm 3:31 PM

thanks of the real time info.. tj

July 1, 2011 10:10 pm 10:10 PM

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

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