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3G on BSNL mobile

chris

In the zone
I used to get GPRS internet on my mobile when my BSNL broadband goes down. Yesterday i tried to acgivate GPRS on my mobile by sending SMS "GPRS13" to 537331. But it said i SMS failed.

Today when gogling i found there is free way to get internet (bsnl.in browsing only) by creating APN with name celloneportal. I done that, it shows connected, i can't browse any web sites. After some time i started getting popup message saying my mobile is changed for connecting to internet.

Now i deleted that APN. Created new APN with name bsnlnet. Now again, net is slow, i changed network to 3G in mobile, i started getting fast internet.

Anyone know how much it cost to use 3G ? I am on prepaid BSNL mobile.

http://www.bsnl.co.in/opencms/bsnl/BSNL/services/mobile/3g_prepaid_data_plan.html

There are different plans, how i activate any of these ?

I think just adding APN and using internet is costlier than plans like

Rs. 139 for 1 GB Data for 30 days.

139 1 30 2p/10KB 0.25

Can i SMS some number like we do for GPRS to activate these plans ?
 

bssunilreddy

Chosen of the Omnissiah
I used to get GPRS internet on my mobile when my BSNL broadband goes down. Yesterday i tried to acgivate GPRS on my mobile by sending SMS "GPRS13" to 537331. But it said i SMS failed.

Today when gogling i found there is free way to get internet (bsnl.in browsing only) by creating APN with name celloneportal. I done that, it shows connected, i can't browse any web sites. After some time i started getting popup message saying my mobile is changed for connecting to internet.

Now i deleted that APN. Created new APN with name bsnlnet. Now again, net is slow, i changed network to 3G in mobile, i started getting fast internet.

Anyone know how much it cost to use 3G ? I am on prepaid BSNL mobile.

http://www.bsnl.co.in/opencms/bsnl/BSNL/services/mobile/3g_prepaid_data_plan.html

There are different plans, how i activate any of these ?

I think just adding APN and using internet is costlier than plans like

Rs. 139 for 1 GB Data for 30 days.



Can i SMS some number like we do for GPRS to activate these plans ?

Just easy recharge your mobile with Rs.198 for 1GB Data for 30days. Its enough.OK.
Just to be sure ask the recharge fellow for the right amount.OK.
 
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chris

In the zone
Just easy recharge your mobile with Rs.198 for 1GB Data for 30days. Its enough.OK.
Just to be sure ask the recharge fellow for the right amount.OK.

Rs. 198 is data only or data + bsnl mobile ?

I don't need 3G every month. So it will be waste. I prefer if there an option i can activate it as needed.

My current plan is "New_Pyari_Jodi_2G". I think it cost like Rs. 78 or 98 for 3 months of usage.
 

coderunknown

Retired Forum Mod
AFAIK, BSNL removed 2G plans instead calling it Unified 2G & 3G plan i.e. you pay for 3G but get speed depending on your location.

Only way to recharge BSNL GPRS is using easy recharge. And though i am not sure, plans vary from location so recharge with the 1GB 3G data plan.
 

bssunilreddy

Chosen of the Omnissiah
Rs. 198 is data only or data + bsnl mobile ?

I don't need 3G every month. So it will be waste. I prefer if there an option i can activate it as needed.

My current plan is "New_Pyari_Jodi_2G". I think it cost like Rs. 78 or 98 for 3 months of usage.

I forgot the exact amount but it is for 30 days and is for data only.
 
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chris

In the zone
Only way to recharge BSNL GPRS is using easy recharge. And though i am not sure, plans vary from location so recharge with the 1GB 3G data plan.

What is easy recharge ? I googled, found a site, not sure you mean that web site. I found i can recharge through the web site

BSNL Portal -- ONLINE RECHARGE/TOPUP/FLEXI TOPUP OF BSNL PREPAID MOBILES

I don't have an account, need to create one. It would be easy to SMS activation as needed, mostly i only need small plans, that too for emergency usage. Don't want every month. I will create an account with portal.bsnl.in and see what recharge options are available.

I forgot the exact amount but it is for 30 days and is for data only.

Thanks. lets see if i can find a plan that can be activated as needed. If that won't work, i may go for plan DPV-1251, that is Rs. 1251/- with 1 year validity and 0.75 GB per month.

EDIT: portal.bsnl.in not sending mails. Getting error on forget password Could not access 'CDO.Message' object. Will try later.


Just done a speed test. I installed speedtest app from playstore using WiFi connection. It cost Rs. 4.52/- just to run a speed test, 3G is super costly with prepaid :(

Download Speed : 1.33 Mbps
Upload Speed: 0.20 Mbps
Ping: 279

Data session duration 2 min 28sec and data used is 2,255 KB and charge is Rs. 4.52/-

Edit 2

You can pay for DATA plans online at

http://portal.bsnl.in/MobilePayments/aspxfiles/login.aspx

bsnl_3g_recharge.png


Now need to find if i can do this with SMS or balance in my Mobile Account.
 
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