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Back in February this year when 3G services were launched in India, the tariffs were too high, both for Voice and data usage. But recently after the launch of 3G services commercially, the prices were reduced drastically and here are the details of the initial activation charges and tariffs for both voice calls and data usage.
Just for your information, BSNL 3G services are launched in my town and I will soon make a dedicated post about the browsing experience on a 3G connection. Meanwhile, you can have a look on Varun’s post wherein he have posted BSNL 3G Chennai Speed Test.
Initial Activation/Migration Charges of BSNL 3G:
As per the 3G section on BSNL’s official website, a new USIM (Universal Subscriber Identification Module) used for 3G services costs Rs. 59 but I bought mine by paying Rs. 99 with a special First Recharge of Rs. 120 wherein you get 6 Months validity, Rs. 20 free talk-time and the under mentioned call tariffs.
Voice Usage Charges in BSNL 3G:
After recharging your 3G SIM with the special first recharge coupon worth Rs. 120, the promotional voice tariffs that would be made applicable on your phone will be applicable as mentioned on this page
Data Usage Charges in BSNL 3G:
Though the Voice usage charges on BSNL 3G services are on the upper side as compared to other voice charges amongst all Indian telecom operators, but the best part of BSNL 3G service is that, its data plans are quite reasonable considering the browsing speed of around 1MbPS as mentioned on Varun’s post. The basic entry level data voucher in BSNL 3G is worth Rs. 275 (including service tax) wherein you get half GB (512 MB) of free data usage.
Here are the list of all (revised) data plans available for BSNL 3G users:
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