BSNL has announced that, since it has surrendered one 1.25 MHz carrier from its CDMA EvDO spectrum in Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab telecom circles, its EvDO data card subscribers are faced with service disruption.
To overcome this obstacle BSNL with immediate effect is offering a free replacement of it’s EvDO data cards with 3G data cards of speed up to 3.6 Mbps in the affected circles. Subscribers are required to visit their nearest CSC with their EvDO dongles and surrender them for the replacement.
The Postpaid EVDO Customers have to subscribe to a promotional postpaid data plan with Fixed Monthly Charges of Rs.750 (10 GB) valid for six months. After the initial period of 6 months, the customers will be given the option to migrate to any of the existing regular data plan of his choice. Prepaid EVDO Customers may choose any GSM data Plan/STVs.
Also In view of surrender of one CDMA carrier in Kolkata Telephone District, it has been decided by the Competent Authority to offer GSM Fixed Wireless Phone (FWP) with SIM under GSM mobile services to the affected CDMA voice customers in Kolkata Telephone district. GSM FWP with activated SIM without activation charge is to be offered to the affected CDMA voice customers in replacement of Fixed wireless telephone (FWT/IFW) However, it may be ensured, before offering GSM FWP as above that Customer connection must be active.
Customer may have an option to choose any plan under GSM Service. The customer has to return the FWT/IFWT in working condition which may be utilized in the other circles where there is demand for these sets. No freebies are to be offered to these customers at the time of activation of connection of GSM FWP. Existing security deposit of CDMA postpaid voice customers shall be transferred as security deposit of New GSM account. However, Balance of security deposit (SD as per GSM plan – SD transferred from CDMA customer account), if any, may be taken from customer before migrating the customer. If customers want to retain their existing 10 digit CDMA Mobile Number then such affected customers may be migrated through MNP.
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