If you are a BSNL Mobile customer and can’t afford its hefty 3G tariff, you may want to consider these 2G GPRS Offers instead. All other networks too offer Unlimited GPRS plans, like Airtel, Tata Docomo, Reliance, Uninor etc. But the problem is, it is limited to 2GB (they are marketed as Unlimited though). BSNL too is seen to be offering the same capped GPRS plan of 2GB for Rs.98 in some circles.
Small GPRS packs like Rs.7 voucher that gives 100MB for 1 day or Rs.14 voucher that gives 200MB for 3 days also exist.
But if your usage is more that the maximum 2GB and you have enough patience to wait till web pages load on your computer with your slow GPRS connection, you can choose the new Rs.274 recharge voucher that truly gives unlimited Mobile Internet. If your mobile is capable of acting as a modem, you can connect it to your computer and access Internet or the same is also possible if your phone has portable hotspot feature. Or if you have a compatible Data card, you can use that Sim and access Internet on your computer.
Since this is truly Unlimited, you need not check the available balance from time to time. For other smaller packs, you may dial *123*6# to check your GPRS balance.
Frequently asked Questions
From time to time we hear some questions asked by users across the site, some of them include:
Which Data Card gives maximum Speed?
On very less occasion does Speed depends on Data card. It actually depends on the Network, 2G or 3G. So you can buy any compatible Data card. If you’re getting less speed, it is mostly due to your Network
Can I use 2G Sim in a 3G Data card?
Sure you can. But you will only get 2G Speeds of 144kbps (and slightly higher if you have EDGE network).
How to know if my area is covered under BSNL 3G?
You can contact the customer care or see this post on BSNL 3G Coverage area.