BSNL to replace EvDO data cards in Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab circles with 3G data cards free of cost

By September 17th, 2015 AT 12:30 PM

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.

Physiotherapist by day and techno buff by evening, Esmail is our very own in-house spectrum specialist. He has a keen eye for the Mobile data and DTH segments.

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This is really sad for me. i am using evdo data for past 5 years and more than happy with this service. Plans are just outstanding as compare to other ISP, especially unlimited data plans. Hope BSNL will introduce some good GSM plans because current plans are nothing compare to evdo. RIP Evdo, you will always remain in our heart. .


BSNL EV-DO was existing in Haryana???? Oh, you enlighten me. lol BSNL EV-Do towers were only present in CSCs and only 20% of cities were covered. Only city areas at district levels. No town ever saw BSNL EV-Do. So whether they shut or not, it wont affect anyone. This stupid company has 6.2 MHz of spectrum in 900 MHz band but yet using 3.8 MHz spectrum in 1800 MHz band in most of the towns in Haryana. Wasting 900 MHz that should be given to other serious players. Similarly Aircel which shut down services should return 4.4 MHz in 1800… Read more »

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