BSNL Broadband using 3G Network:
Users shall be able to access Web using High speed broadband connection. BSNL talks of 2 Mbps but we will be happy to receive at least 1 Mbps uninterrupted data transfer.
Users have the choice to connect using USB Stick Interface or PCMCIA Card which will be provided by BSNL. Available choices are Merlin X950D Express Card, Merlin XU870 Express Card, Option Globe Trotter Express 7.2, Option Globe Trotter Express HSUPA 3G data card and Sierra Wireless Air Card 880E.
Tariffs for BSNL Broadband 3G Data Plans:
Trial Pack – 50 MB Rs 60 and 100 MB will cost Rs 120 with 15 days Validity.
BSNL 3G Broadband Plans with Limited Usage:
The following plans have validity of 30 days. Additional download will be charged at Rs 2 / MB.
For Rs 250 you will get 300 MB Free Download, Rs 400 will fetch you 1 GB of Free Download, Rs 650 will get you 2 GB of Free Download while Rs 1,000 will get you 5 GB of Download. Service taxes are Extra.
BSNL 3G Broadband Plan with Unlimited Usage:
This will cost you Rs 3,000 / month with unlimited data transfer. Compare this to Airtel’s 1 Mbps DSL Unlimited data transfer plan available at Rs 2,222. BSNL is currently enjoying the monopoly and eventually when other operators enter the market, BSNL will be the first one to reduce the tariff as it has been pretty customer friendly.
Now if you are our reader in Chennai or other Metros where BSNL / MTNL 3G Data Plans are launched, we request you to check the Broadband Speed here and kindly notify us by means of a comment.