:)Full Talktime on top-up vouchers Rs.200 to Rs.990 till 22-June-2014

AP BSNL Full Talk Time Offer

Monday, 24 March 2014

AP BSNL is offering full usage value on top-up vouchers Rs.200 to Rs.990 from 25-Mar-2014 to 22-June-2014. 

AP BSNL Extra Talk Time Offer

Andhra Pradesh BSNL is offering 10% extra talk time on top-up vouchers Rs.1000 to Rs.2990 from 25-March-2014 to 22-June-2014.

20% extra talk-time on Rs.5000 to Rs.10000 ( in multiples of Rs.100) till 31-March-2014.

AP BSNL Introduces Prepaid "New General Plan" from 01-March-2014

Saturday, 1 March 2014

BSNL Launches "New General Prepaid Plan" from 1-March-2014 under 2G&3G prepaid services in AP telecom circle.

When compared with Nestham plan, this plan doesn't give you free monthly SMS and Friends and Family scheme is  not allowed. There is no advantage in switching to this plan.

New General Prepaid Plan Details:

Plan Voucher Cost : Rs.103
Initial Freebies:

Talk-time : Rs.103
Video Call : NIL
Data : NIL
Voice Call Charges:
On-net: 60ps/min - Local/STD
Off-net: 70ps/min - Local/STD
Video Call Charges:
: Rs.2/min - Local/STD
: Rs.2/min - Local/STD
SMS Charges:
Local : On-net @ 60ps / Off-net @ 70ps
National : On-net @ 70ps / Off-net @ 80ps
ISD : Rs.5/SMS
Data Usage Charges : 2ps/10KB
Roaming Charges:
Incoming call :Rs.0.75/min
Outgoing local call :Re.1/Min (Any N/W)
Outgoing STD call :Rs.1.5/Min (Any N/W)
Incoming SMS :Free
Outgoing local SMS :Re.1
Outgoing national SMS :Rs.1.50
International SMS :Rs.5
Incoming video call :Re.1/min
outgoing video call :Re.2/min (Local/STD, Any N/W)
Validity: 180 days

AP BSNL Broadband Configuration/Troubleshooting Guide

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Modem screenshot before upgrade
As you all are eagerly waiting  to test revised broadband speeds from 01-Feb-2014, I am giving small guide regarding how to check your Line speed.

Screenshot shows some of the parameters regarding ADSL connection in my TP-LINK modem. 

SNR Margin / Line Attenuation shows your line quality. 

SNR should be high (more than 20db) and Line attenuation should be low. (Less than 40db).

Max Rate shows your ADSL line maximum possible data rate . In the figure it shows ~20Mbps download speed and ~1Mbps upload speed.

But BSNL caps the port speed at the exchange, that is shown as Data Rate in the figure. I am in Home Combo ULD 650 plan, so my line speed is capped to 1999kbps (2Mbps) download speed. To get revised speed (4Mbps in ULD 650 plan) , BSNL has to increase this port speed to 4000kbps (Which has to be done at exchange by BSNL).

You can also check these values by logging into your modem via browser and find whether your port speed is modified according to the revised speeds corresponding to your plan.
Modem screenshot after upgrade

Update (13-Feb-2014):

Here is the latest screenshot of my Line parameters. Now it shows increased Data Rate of 4000kbps in Downstream.

Update (23-Feb-2014):

Speedtest.net result after FUP limit.

BB Speed testBB Speed test after FUP limit