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Have BSNL 3G in your area? Find out now !!

With September (of 2010) being the month when the Private Telecom players can get started with the set up of their 3G network, users who need urgent 3G services at present has no choice but to opt for the Government run BSNL (MTNL in Mumbai and Delhi).

Before choosing BSNL (or MTNL), it is important to find out whether the 3G network exists in your area or not. A simple statement by BSNL officials that ‘3G services begin in Hyderabad (for example) from today’ would not be sufficient in this case. To get access to the 3G service, your 3G enabled handset must have access to a UMTS tower (Universal Mobile Telecommunication System) which is different from the regular 2G telecom tower.

You can see all the cities listed under the 3G network by visiting BSNL website but what is important is whether the area in which you live in your city is served with 3G network or not.

Find 3G coverage in your Area

Here is a trick (if I can call it) to find out if 3G network exists in your or not. Get your 3G handset and visit the Network menu BSNL 3G network in Hyderabad(Generally this will be in Settings – Connectivity). Select UMTS (or 3G, as it appears) as the network mode and select Manual under the Operator selection.

Wait for your mobile to search for any available UMTS signals.

As the figure shows, I have CellOne 3G (in fact 3.5G) signal in my area. If you don’t get any resultant network, it simply means that your area is not covered under the 3G network, currently.

Note: There is no signal indication above the 3.5G in the figure because I tested it with Airtel Sim using which I will not have access to BSNL CellOne’s network. So although you can test the presence of 3G signal using this method, you cannot tell the strength of the signals unless you have a BSNL Sim card.

Update: If you have an Android handset, you test like this. Go to Settings -> Mobile Networks ->Select Network mode as WCDMA only -> Select Network operators -> Search networks. This will show you the list of networks that have 3G airwaves in your locality.

Complaint in case of weak signal

BSNL has introduced an SMS based grievance system where its subscribers can send an SMS as SIGNAL to 54141 to inform the respective BSNL authorities that there are signal issues in your area. The SMS you sent will go to the CGM office from where, responsible authority will call you back to take details of your area where you are facing issues.

That details will in turn be forwarded to your local BSNL officers who will have a visit to your area. They will first check if there are any issues with the tower itself and if yes, they will try to get that repaired.

Else if they find that it is simply due to lack of towers, they will forward the request of installing a tower near by your area. But do take good care that they do not install them too near to households.

The CGM office will check with the local BSNL office once every week to see that the problem you’re facing is resolved.

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37 comments

  1. no internet speed in my area, pls check that,
    cheranmahadevi 627 414

  2. bsnl is the all network compaire he is very very very poor bsnl company was very bad his network was not available in village

  3. hitesh s. prajapati

    bsnl mobile network & 3g mobile internet available in nandesari ind. estate ?
    Add- nandesari industrial area , vadodara, gujarat, india.

  4. I am from chakradharpur i have bsnl connection but i can not use 3g because in this place the 3g network is very weak i request you to please see this problem and i inform you that not in this place many place having this problem please make a strong connection of 3g network

  5. At/p:o-Sanraksi,Via-Lahunipar,Dist-Sundargarh,Pin-770040 (Odisha)
    sir there is bsnl tower in my
    village .there are many bsnl
    customers . they want to go
    3g bsnl networks . please give.

  6. Sir air force Mullanpur mohali Punjab is a 3/4g very weak signal area.please upgrade 3/4g signal.

  7. note coverage area panchwati colony khatipura road jaipur

  8. bsnl 3g tower 35day signal off sir please repair the 3g tower for balimela
    malkangiri (odisha)

  9. I LIVE KERALA, KOZHIKODE, PUDUPPADI AREA, BSNL 3G , AVAILBLE THERE IN KERALA?

  10. Tell me about this ID, is it true or not [edited]?

  11. I live in kolkata. In my locality the signal strength of bsnl(cellone) is poor and sometimes no signal at all. Its a dream to get 3g when i am not even getting edge (E), instead i am getting gprs(G) which is maybe 4 – 5 times slower than edge and 100 times slower than 3g.

    I sent an sms “SIGNAL” but nobody called back. I think they don’t care about it.

    • When I SMS’d SIGNAL, they called me on the third day. So either wait or change your network. When they don’t care about you, you shouldn’t care about them too.

  12. I have a plot and I want a BSNL 3G tower be installed there.

  13. I live in kesavaraopeta srikakulam. Is bsnl 3g available at my place, if so where is the nearest 3g signal tower.

  14. my village lo yadagiriguta network bsnl 3g undha

  15. Hi, this is deenanath, i am using airtel with nokia c5 in east u.p. And i am using skype apps for international voice call. Its need umts network for best vice call. When am i select umts network then i see there is no network. I want to select umts. Please help me

  16. Deepak Vishwakarma

    Network problem

  17. sir there is no signal our village. kindly for information our village is so popular doharighat dist mau u.p. east so please set your 3g tower established our city as soon as so quick work fast.

  18. sir mujhe humare village me tower lagwana hai mere jamin par vaha problem hai network ki,please contact me mob. no. 9584498019 (add. village- amlataj, Dist.- Dewas, state.- mp

  19. there is no 3g signal in mubarakpur plz establish it

  20. ganga dhara behera

    sir there is no tower in my
    village . there are many airtel
    customers . they want to go
    other networks . please give

  21. is bsnl 3g has coverage in all towns of westbengal………

  22. i am sakthi from coimbatore, my place peelamedu , IHave bought bsnl 3g broadband ur service people told my place good coverage area so iam connected 3g but now here very very poor coverage and compare with another brand mobilenet is very good ur people is cheat to me. pls featurely don’t ask lies to speak any customer ”MY MONEY IS NOW LOSS RS4200 U R PROVE IT GOVERNMENT SECTOR”

  23. my village has no coverage eluru beside ponangi village please check network settings

  24. mahesh kumar vishwakarma

    my village teelakhadi district bhopal (m.p.) is vary poor coverage and network vary problem is my village

  25. I am from pappampatti pirivu, coimbatore.. i dont have any 3g mobile.. but i need a bsnl 3g for accessing my internet in my computer.. so Can any one pls check out whether bsnl 3g wil work in my place and help me through “mathanb2b@gmail.com”.?

  26. I HAVE A BSNL 3G CONNECTION WITH 3G MODEM. UP TO NOV 2010 I GOT GOOD SPEED, THAT TIME I GOT “UMTS” SIGNAL . NOW ALSO I GET UMTS SIGNAL BUT WHEN I AM CONNECTING THE NET SIGNAL CHANGE TO “HSDPA” AND SPEED BECOME COME DOWN. HOW IT WILL BE ??. HOW CAN I GET “UMTS” SIGNAL AND SPEED??

    • The Signal is called “UMTS” .It is basically a standard and not a protocol. When connected to an UMTS signal the protocol used is HSDPA, thats not an error. I had excellent speed when i was in kerala , speeds excess of 400Kbps where reached. But when i came to vellore the speed dropped drastically(around 20-30kbps). It depends on the coverage.

      • boss…. hspda is 3.75g network and umts is just 3g network. in 3g u may get max. file download speed of 40-45kbps. but in hspda under 3.5G (hspda 3.5 G 3.6 mbps ) network u can download a file with max. speed of 200kbps. and in 3.75(hspda+ 7.2mbps) u can down at a speed doubler than 3.5g network.

        u will get good download speed if the signal strength is good and if the network is HSPDA and not UMTS.
        As usual BSNL is cheating its own customers by just introducing a new system and not even takes care to upgrade it . And paving way for other private operators to thrive.
        See.. Reliance Tata and MTs are advertising on mobile broadband + networks.. what is that service.? nobody cares on it.. BSNl too have that service. just like 3g they got that service first and they failed to advertise and built infrastructure to promote it.
        network name is evdo..
        just see the difference..
        bsnl evdo (mobile broadband) unlimited- just 750/month
        tata photon+ evdo – 15gb 1500/month
        reliance mobile broadband + -evdo – 15Gb – 1500/month
        HOW MANY KNOW ABOUT THIS FRAUD THESE NETWORK ARE DOING?
        WHY BSNL DIDNT ADVERTISE ON THIS EVDO?

        same is on 3G. they got 3g spectrum first and they didnt built good towers or infrastructure to take forward.
        InDIRECTLY THEY ARE ALLOWING THE OTHER PRIVATE OPERATORS TO GROW..
        CHECK ON THE OTHER 3G OPERATORS SITES. THEY DONT EVEN OFFER UNLIMITED PLANS. BUT THEY OFFER GOOD SPEED.
        BUT BSNL HAVE UNLIMITED PLANS+POOR SIGNAL STRENGTH+ POOR COVERAGE

        ONLY SOLUTION IS TO PRIVATISE..

  27. Hi

    I am from small town, i want to know the url where i can see the bsnl 3g coverage areas, i usually move to different cities due to business and i want to know if 3g covers in that area or not

    i may not open this same page again so please reply to my email saipothuri@aol.in

    Thanks & Regards
    Sai Pothuri

  28. high speed bsnl 3g

  29. will bsnl 3g usb modem for laptop works every where in india. i mean even in roaming and village areas also….? pls help me

  30. i have a bsnl connection in my nokia E52 phone………….it shows 3.5G under the signal strength in my phone if the network is in 3g (UMTS) area……………….otherwise tower symbol is shown

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