The much awaited 3G services finally arrived in Andhra Pradesh earlier this month. India’s state owned telecom player, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) has launched its 3G services across 29 cities and 23 district headquarters in Andhra Pradesh. This comes right after the service was launched in Bangalore and Karnataka.
The existing subscribers of BSNL 2G prepaid mobile connection can migrate to 3G services just by SMSing “M3G120” to 53733 while Postpaid 2G subscriber need to send “M3G25” to 53733.
New subscriber can buy 3G prepaid connections, U-Sim (3G sim card) at Rs.59. You need to recharge the SIM with the first recharge coupon of Rs. 120. After recharging with FRC -120, the new 3G subscribers will get 50 free video calls and 25 MB Data usage as a welcome gift.
The tariffs are slightly different for existing and new BSNL consumers.
Particulars For Existing BSNL Prepaid Customers For New BSNL 3G Customers
First Recharge Coupon in Rs. (Incl. of S.Tax) Rs.120 Rs.120
Validity of FRC in days 180 days 365 days
Free Talk Time with FRC (in Rs.) Rs.20 Rs.20
Free Local / National Video calls (On net) in Minutes NA 50
Free Data usage in MB NA 25 MB
Local Voice Call Charges (On-net) 50 paisa 30 paisa
Local Voice Call Charges (Off-net) 70 paisa 60 paisa
Reduced call charges to any two BSNL Numbers (Local) 20 paisa 20 paisa
STD Calls – On-net 60 paisa 50 paisa
STD Calls – Off-net 80 paisa 70 paisa
Local – Video calls Rs.1 30 paisa
STD – Video calls Rs.1.50 50 paisa
Local SMS 40 paisa 40 paisa
National SMS 60 paisa 60 paisa
International SMS Rs.3 Rs.3
Data Charges (for 10KB) 1 paisa per 10 KB 1 Paisa per 10KB
Roaming and ISD Charges As per Normal Prepaid As per Normal Prepaid
Data Charges in Roaming 1 paisa per 10KB 1 Paisa per 10KB
Value Added Services As per content providers tariff As per content providers tariff
For extension of validity Recharges with 3G RCVs Recharge with 3G RCVs
All other charges, terms and conditions As per 2G prepaid General plan As per 2G prepaid General plan
If you are interested in the Terms & Conditions of the new BSNL new 3G prepaid plan you can find more info here.
This is great news for Nimbuzz users in India. With the new 3G connection you will be able to experience a true deluxe experience on your mobile while chatting and messaging for free with Nimbuzz.
In case you test this connection before us, please let us know you thought about it in the comment section below. Could you feel the difference this and your old connection?
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