BSNL Discontinued Unlimited 2G and 3G Data Tariffs

This is a very bad news for BSNL 3G subscribers as BSNL has slashed  its 3G and 2G data plans and replaced its all unlimited plans by limited usage plans. As we should know that BSNL was offering unlimited 3G plan at Rs.1359/month (Rs.1499 prepaid) and 2G plan at Rs.249/month (Rs.274 prepaid). Though current  BSNL 2G Tariff plan and BSNL 3G Tariff plans are still available and new tariffs will come into effect since 18 Feb 2011.


Unlimited 3G and 2G plans are replaced by limited usage plans as given below.

Replaced Prepaid 3G Plans

  • 15 GB Plan: Rs 1500/month
  • 35 GB Plan: Rs 3000/month

( Rs.0.02/10KB after free usage in both plans)

Replaced Postpaid 3G Plans

  • 15GB Plan: Rs 1359/month
  • 35 GB Plan: Rs 2720/month

( Rs.0.02/10KB after free usage in both plans)

Replaced Prepaid 2G Plan

  • 6 GB Plan: Rs 270/month

( Rs.0.02/10KB after free usage )

Replaced Postpaid 2G Plan

  • 6 GB Plan: Rs 249/month

( Rs.0.02/10KB after free usage )

Now do let us know your reaction about this major decision of BSNL.

Source: TelecomTalk

3G Plans comparison : Reliance Vs BSNL Vs DOCOMO

Currently BSNL,DOCOMO and Reliance are serving affordable 3G services in India and BSNL is offering most economical 3G plans. Here we have compared 3G plans of these 3 companies based on Price,Speed and free data usage.

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3g plans comparison

BSNL(upto 3.6Mb/s) DOCOMO (upto 3.6Mb/s) RELIANCE (upto 7.2Mb/s)
Rs.100 —- —- 100MB (Valid for 30 days)
Rs.199 250MB (Valid for 30 days)
Rs.275 500MB(Valid for 30 days) —- —–
Rs. 399 —- —- 500MB(Valid for 30 days)
Rs.440 1GB (Valid for 30 days) —- —-
Rs.500 —- 650 MB (Valid for 30 days) —-
Rs.606 1GB Day+ 5GB Night (Valid for 30 days) —- —-
Rs.649 —- —- 1GB (Valid for 30 days)
Rs.716 2GB (Valid for 30 days) —- —-
Rs.751 —- 2GB(Valid for 30 days) —-
Rs. 899 —- —- 3GB (Valid for 30 days)
Rs.1001 —- 5GB (Valid for 30 days)+Virtually Unlimited (After 5GB speed upto 128 kb/s and after 15GB speed upto 10 kb/s) —-
Rs.1102 10GB (Valid for 30 days) —- —-
Rs.1250 —- 10GB (Valid for 30 days)+Virtually Unlimited (After 10GB speed upto 128 kb/s and after 20GB speed upto 10 kb/s) —-
Rs.1499 Unlimited at 3.6Mb/s (Valid for 30 days) —- 10GB (Valid for 30 days)
Rs.2599 —- —- Unlimited at 7.2Mb/s
More Detail on BSNL More Detail on DOCOMO More Detail on Reliance


  • Here we have compared only 3G data plans and not voice and sms plans
  • We have included only economic plans here and exclude some expansive plans
  • Company may change tariff plans any time

Now do Let us know which 3G operator and plan is your favorite and why?

How to Check BSNL Broadband Usage through SMS

In the recent past, BSNL has done a great deal to change how we rate its customer service. A lot of us still use BSNL’s broadband service Dataone due to the competitive data plans at lesser prices. BSNL has just announced a way to Check Broadband Usage via SMS and also set alerts to get informed when monthly limit is reached.

This is a great new service as a lot of times the online portal is unavailable due to excessive traffic. In such scenarios the SMS service will come to rescue. Also, once you register for the alert you don’t have to check regularly whether your BSNL broadband usage has been exceeded or not.


Other BSNL tricks and tips:

How to Check Broadband Usage via SMS:

Type SMS BBU <space> <STD Code><Landline number>

for example, if your STD code is 012 and phone number is 2342342 then you must send BBU 0122342342 as an SMS to the following number:

  • To 52295 from BSNL mobile
  • To 9448077777 from other mobile

The service itself is free of cost but you may be charged at normal SMS rates unless you have an SMS pack active on your account.

How to Set SMS Alert when BSNL Broadband Usage Limit is crossed:

Type SMS REG <space> <STD Code><Landline number>

for example, REG 0122342342 and send it to the same numbers specified above.

The registration needs to be done only once.

This service works in almost all the states. When we last tested the number for other mobiles was not working but the BSNL number worked just fine.

Let us know how you like this new service by BSNL and what more do you look forward to in the future?