:) All Voice STVs / Combo Vouchers / SMS STVs are allowed while in Roaming in BSNL areas excluding Mumbai & Delhi from 15-08-2017 :) Full talk-time on Rs.220, Rs.2000, Rs.2200, Rs.2500 & Rs.3000. Extra talk-time on Rs.550 (talktime-575), Rs. 1100 (talktime-1200) , Rs.3300 (talktime-3500) & Rs.5500 (talktime - 6000)

Choose Your Mobile Numbers Scheme from AP BSNL

Monday, 12 December 2011

CYMNAP BSNL came up with innovative idea of choosing a prepaid mobile number of your choice from one lakh numbers(at the time of writing this it is 94,295 and decreasing at very fast rate) through web for free.

How to reserve number of your choice?

  1. Choose a number, click on Reserve Numbers button and enter your existing mobile number.
  2. You will get a seven digit PIN(One Time Password), enter this PIN on the site to confirm.
  3. Go to your nearest BSNL CSC or Franchise, inform the mobile number and PIN and submit the documents to get new prepaid GSM SIM.
  4. No extra amount is charged for selecting the number, only pay for plan.
  5. Your reserved number will be valid for 96 hours only.

Update 1 (12th December): BSNL kept two lakh choice numbers in the site. As of now(8:25PM) 1,93,198 numbers are available.

AP BSNL Postpaid Plan-325

Sunday, 4 December 2011

This plan comes with Rs.300 free usage value and free 250MB data.

Plan Details:

Fixed Monthly Charges : Rs.325/-
Optional  3G FMC : Nil
Free Usage worth per month : Rs.300
Free SMS Worth per month : Nil
Free Data per month : 250MB
Voice Call Charges:
On-net :Local-30Ps/Min, STD-50Ps/Min
Off-net :50Ps/Min(Local/STD)
Reduced Call Charges(F&F): -
Night Calling Charges: -
SMS Charges:
Local/National :50Ps
International :Rs.5
Data Charges: Rs.0.01/10kB
Video Call Charges:
Local :70Ps/Min(any n/w)
STD :Re.1/Min(any n/w)
Roaming Charges:
Incoming Call :Free from 15-06-2015 for 1 year
Outgoing Call :50Ps/Min (Local/STD, any n/w)
SMS charges :25Ps/SMS (Local/National), Rs.5/SMS(Intnl)
Incoming Video Call :Re.1/Min
Outgoing Video Call :Rs.1.50/Min (Local/STD, any n/w)

AP BSNL Postpaid Plan-225

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

With postpaid plan FMC-225, BSNL is offering Rs.200 worth of free usage per month and 200MB free data.

Plan Details:

Fixed Monthly Charges : Rs.225/-
Optional  3G FMC : Nil
Free Usage per Month : Rs.200
Free SMS per Month : Nil
Free Data per Month : 200MB
Voice Call Charges:
On-net :Local-1Ps/Sec, STD-1.2Ps/Sec
Off-net :1.2Ps/Sec(Local/STD)
Reduced Call Charges(F&F): -
Night Calling Charges: -
SMS Charges:
Local/National :50Ps
International :Rs.5
Data Charges: Rs.0.01/10kB
Video Call Charges:
Local :70Ps/Min(any n/w)
STD :Re.1/Min(any n/w)
Roaming Charges:
Incoming Call :Free from 15-06-2015 for 1 year
Outgoing Call :1.5Ps/Sec (Local/STD, any n/w)
SMS charges :25Ps/SMS (Local/National), Rs.5/SMS(Intnl)
Incoming Video Call :Re.1/Min
Outgoing Video Call :Rs.1.50/Min (Local/STD, any n/w)

Free 2G SIM Offer

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

BSNL AP circle is back with free 2G SIM offer, it's available from 16th,Nov to 30th, Nov-2011.

Select your number of choice from bsnl website and get SIM for free.

AP BSNL Postpaid Plan-99

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Plan-99 is the postpaid starter plan which comes with Rs.60 worth of free usage. You can avail 3G facility(video calling, 3g data) with no additional charges.

Plan Details:

Fixed Monthly Charges : Rs.99/-
Optional  3G FMC : Nil
Freebies per month : Rs.60
Free SMS per month : Nil
Voice Call Charges:
On-net :Local-70Ps/Min, STD-90Ps/Min
Off-net :Local-70Ps/Min, STD-90Ps/Min
Reduced Call Charges(F&F): -
SMS Charges:
Local/National :Re.1/SMS
International :Rs.5
Video Call Charges:
Local :70Ps/Min(any n/w)
STD :Re.1/Min(any n/w)
Data Charges: 1Paise/10kB
Roaming Charges:
Incoming Call :Free from 15-06-2015 for 1 year
Outgoing Call :80Ps/Min (Local/STD, any n/w)
SMS charges :Re.1/SMS (Local/National), Rs.5/SMS(Intnl)
Incoming Video Call :Re.1/Min
Outgoing Video Call :Rs.1.50/Min (Local/STD, any n/w)

Subsidized Broadband Over VPN Under NME Project to Colleges

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Government of India under National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology(NME-ICT) is providing highly subsidized unlimited internet connection to colleges.

Colleges(degree level and above) approved by UGC/AICTE or affiliated to any recongized univeristy are eligible to get upto 20 connections with unlimited bradband with 512kbps speed.

As a Stake holder in the project BSNL is giving 10% discount along with free installation and modem charges.

Annual Charges For Each Connection: RS.5000/-

Discount Given by BSNL: RS.500/-

MHRD Share: RS.3375/-

Amount to be Paid by College: RS.1125/-

For more information, contact your nearest BSNL office.

AP BSNL GPRS/3G Data Charges

Saturday, 17 September 2011

BSNL revised it's data tariff for 2G/3G customers from current 2p/10KB to 4p/10KB with effect from 16 Sept 11.

NDNC/National Customer Preference Register

Saturday, 10 September 2011

At last there is good news from TRAI, from September 27 there will be no unwanted calls and SMS to your mobile/landline. So you are not going to get any unsolicited commercial communication(UCC) of promotional nature unless you have specifically opted for receiving it. Your request for registration on the National Customer Preference Register(NCPR) will be given effect to in 7 days counted from the date of request.


You can opt to be either in:
  • Fully Blocked Category: In which you don't get any commercial communication either by voice or SMS;     (or)
  • Partially Blocked Category: In which you will get communication only in the form SMS in respect of any/some/all of the following seven subjects,
    1. Banking/Insurance/Financial products/Credit cards,
    2. Real Estate,
    3. Education,
    4. Health,
    5. Consumer goods and automobiles,
    6. Communication/Broadcasting/Entertainment/IT,
    7. Tourism and Leisure.

How to register/de-register in NCPR?

  • By dialling 1909(toll free); or 
  • Sending SMS to 1909(toll free)

Registration by SMS:

CategorySMS to send
Full Blocked
START 0
Partially Blocked:
Banking/Insurance/Financial products/Credit cards
START 1
Real Estate
START 2
Education
START 3
Health
START 4
Consumer goods and automobiles
START 5
Communication/Broadcasting/Entertainment/IT
START 6
Tourism and Leisure
START 7
  • For Full Blocked category send START 0.
  • For Partially Blocked category send START X; where X should be as given in table.
  • To opt for multiple preferences from categories send SMS START <option1, option2, ...>
    • For example, for receiving commercial SMSs from Education and Health, send SMS START 3, 4.
  • Preference ‘0’ will always suppress other preferences. If ‘0’ is sent with along any other customer preferences, it will be treated as a fully blocked preference.
    •  For example, START 0,2,3 will be considered a fully blocked option
  • You have to confirm the options exercised after getting acknowledgement from the provider.
  • If you are already registered in the National Do Not Call Registry (NDNC) you do not have to re-register; your registration will continue under the ‘Fully Blocked’ category

Change of Preference by SMS:

You can change your preference after three months from the date of  registration or from the date of last  preference change request.
  • To stop already opted subject send STOP X
  • To add new option send START X
  • To opt fully blocked category send START 0

De-Registration by SMS:

To de-register from NCPR, send STOP to 1909, confirm it after getting acknowledgement.

Complaining by SMS:

If you receive any UCC seven days after registration of your telephone number in the NCPR, you may register a complaint. Complaint should be registered from the same phone on which the UCC has been received within three days.
            
    Send COMP TEL NO XXXXXXXXXX, dd/mm/yy, Time hh:mm to 1909. 

Where XXXXXXXXXX is the telephone number or header of the SMS from which UCC has originated. You will be informed of action taken within seven days.

For more details see the NCCPTRAI portal.

Call Forwarding Activation/Deactivation

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Call forwarding or diverting is a feature that allows an incoming call to be redirected to another number. Forwarded call is treated as out going call from where it is redirected, so both the caller and the person who redirects the call are being charged for that call.

BSNL is providing this facility for mobile users, but you can forward only to own network(BSNL mobile/land line) not to other networks. This can be activated/cancelled  either by using call settings menu provided in the phone or by dialling the following service codes.

Call forward can be enabled for:

  • All calls
  • If busy
  • If not answered
  • If out of reach/switched off

Service Codes:


Forward ServiceActivateCancel
All Calls
*21*number##21#
If busy
*67*number##67#
If not answered
*61*number##61#
If out of reach
*62*number##62#

number should be in international format i.e., +9194XXXXXXXX. If the number is voice mail no(+9117010) then call forwarding becomes missed call alert service.

Try this to avoid cell phone radiation for free:

While at home divert all your mobile calls to your land line phone, if you are in bandham plan (unlimited free calls from mobile to land line).

Online mobile/DTH/DataCard recharge from paytm.com

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Recently I came across this wonderful site, where not only you can topup your prepaid mobile but also you can Recharge your mobile. I said wonderful because it spares you from going to uncaring BSNL cusotmer service centres.

How it is different from other similar services?

We have numerous sites offering online mobile recharge, it's not actually recharge what they offer, only topup. Even if they provide recharge, it's limited to only few fixed recharge cards.

What makes paytm.com to stand out from others is enter the recharge amount and get recharge done instantly. There is no minimum amount limitation, even you can recharge with as little as Rs.7/- (BSNL 2G data RCV). No extra amount is charged for availing these services.

What you can recharge?

  • Mobile Recharge for Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance, BSNL, Idea, Uninor, Aircel, MTS, Tata Docomo, Tata Indicom, MTNL, Loop, Virgin Mobile.
  • DTH Recharge for Tata Sky, Dish TV, Airtel Digital TV, Reliance Digital TV, Sun Direct and Videocon d2h.
  • Data Card Recharge for MTS MBlaze, MTS MBrowse, Reliance Netconnect+, Tata Photon Plus, Tata Photon Whiz.

Payment Options:

You can pay by net banking of all major banks, VISA/Master debit or credit cards.

Coming to BSNL customers, you can migrate easily from one plan to another plan, recharge stvs, data rcvs, discount rcvs etc. through online at your convenience from home/office without going to BSNL CSCs.

paytm.com Android App:

If you are android mobile user, you can install this from android market. You need to have credit card to use this app for recharging as there is no facility for other payment methods.

Please let me know if you face any problem, so that all can aware of it and also before entering recharge amount make sure it is correct.

Wish you happy Recharging!!!

BSNL Mobile Call Conferencing

Saturday, 20 August 2011

As you know, this facility enables you to call more than one person at the same time. You will be charged only for the calls made by you during the conference, no extra amount is charged by BSNL. 

How to set-up call conference:

  1. Dial the first number as usual; wait till the call gets answered
  2. To add the next person to conference:
      • Press key 2 then press call button.
      • Dial the next number; wait till the call is answered.
      • Press key 3 then press call button.
  3. Repeat the step 2 to add one more person.
You can add up to six members in the conference and also you need to have call waiting service activated.

Discount Recharge RC125 from BSNL AP Circle

Sunday, 31 July 2011

If you are thinking that you can not complete Rs205/- talk-time offered with discount recharge RC200   with in a month, BSNL came up with a less costly discount recharge voucher, RC125, offering talk-time of Rs126/- with 30 days validity. 

It is targeted at customers with less call usage per month. If used with Vennela Match Plan(1Paise/sec Local/STD, Any N/W), one can make 210 minutes of voice calls.  

It is available for both 2G&3G prepaid customers through E-Recharge. Any, unused balance will be carry forwarded, if similar recharge is made with in 30 days from last RC125 recharge.

Note: Discount Recharge RC125 has been withdrawn by AP BSNL w.e.f. 22-08-2011. Poor guys they never understand customer requirements!!!!!

AP BSNL 3G Speeds in Hyderabad

Monday, 25 July 2011

BSNL 3G speeds at various places in hyderabad like Tarnaka, Lalapet, Nacharam, Uppal, cherlapally are measured quantitatively at different times from morning to night, to find out how the speed is varying.

1. Tarnaka:
Speeds are measured from a distance of nearly 100 meters from a 3G cell tower, got good speeds compared to other places.

Time
Download Speed
Upload Speed
7:45AM
2.10Mbps
0.36Mbps
12:30PM
2.03Mbps
0.36Mbps
08:30PM
0.56Mbps
0.36Mbps

2. Lalapet:

Time
Download speed
Upload Speed
08:00AM
1.12Mbps
0.36Mbps
12:50PM
0.85Mbps
0.36Mbps
09:45PM
0.47Mbps
0.35Mbps

3. Other Places:

Place
Time
Download Speed
Upload Speed
Osmania University
10:00AM
0.75Mbps
0.36Mbps
Nacharam
07:00PM
0.27Mbps
0.36Mbps
Uppal
07:30PM
1.81Mbps
0.36Mbps
Cherlapally
08:00PM
0.45Mbps
0.36Mbps

How is it tested?


Mobile:
Model: Samsung Galaxy GT-I5800
OS: Android 2.1 (Eclair)
3G Speed: 3.6Mbps (HSDPA)

Software:
Speedtest.net latest version(2.0.3) from android market is used for measuring the speeds. Many number of servers available, out of which three servers are in India, located at Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. It automatically selected the nearest server i.e. Chennai.

Test Procedure:
It is always ensured that signal strength is full (All signal bars are present) and shows H symbol (HSDPA). For each sample taken, speeds are measured two to three times, the one with lowest speeds  is  selected.

Observations:
  • Maximum download speed observed is 2.10Mbps and minimum is 0.27Mbps
  • Upload speed is almost constant through out the day and at different places
  • If you are nearer to the tower you will get good speeds
  • Morning time is better for high speed browsing
  • Evening to Night network is mostly congested so low speeds
  • In City outskirts network is  less congested so good speeds at all times

AP BSNL Migration Procedure for 2G to 3G and 3G to 2G Conversion

Saturday, 23 July 2011


BSNL AP circle is offering various 2G&3G mobile plans, migration from 2G to 3G and vice versa can be done at free of cost. On migration your balance is carry forwarded to new plan.

Migration from any 2G plan to 3G:
  • First send sms M3G120 to 53733
  • After getting Acknowledgement send sms M3G120Y to 53733 to confirm migration. You will be migrated to 3G General plan, then you can migrate to any 3G plan.
      For list of available 3G migration vouchers see this post

Migration from any 3G plan to 2G:
  • First send sms M2G to 53733
  • After getting Acknowledgement send sms M2GY to 53733 to confirm migration. You will be migrated to 2G Excel General plan, then you can migrate to any 2G plan.
      For list of available 2G migration vouchers see this post

AP BSNL Online Recharge, TopUp and Flexi TopUp

Monday, 18 July 2011



BSNL has facility for online Recharge/TopUp/Flexi TopUp of prepaid mobiles. This service is available for the customers in all circles, who are having a net banking account in any nationalized bank.

First one has to register at this portal to make use of the service. Once registered, login with the username and password provided at the time of registration.

Services available:

1. 2G/3G Recharge/Topup/Flexi Topup

2. 2G/3G Special Tariff Vouchers 

3. 3G Data Recharge/TopUp Vouchers

By selecting the any of the above service and your bank, you will be redirected to the bank's website where you can authorize the transaction. Once the amount is deducted from your account, you will be getting the required Recharge/TopUp/Voucher immediately. You can also view all the transactions carried out.

One drawback is that migration vouchers are not available online, so one has to compulsory visit the BSNL customer service centre for migrating from one plan to other.

Comparison of 3G Prepaid Data Plans in Andhra Pradesh

In Andhra Pradesh telecom circle Aircel, Airtel and Idea are offering 3G services in addition to state-owned BSNL. BSNL is the first mobile operator started offering 3G services followed by Aircel, Airtel and Idea. Vodafone is also offering 3G services(using Idea 3G network, as Vodafone didn't get license for 3G services in Andhra Pradesh).  Here is the list of available data plans for prepaid mobile customers. This post may help users in finding the best 3G data plans.

3G Data plans from BSNL:


Recharge(Rs) Free Data Validity
10 20MB 1 day
25 50MB 3 days
50 100MB 7 days
203 500MB 30 days
403 1GB 30 days
606 6GB (1GB day + 5GB night) 30 days
716 2GB 30 days
1102 10GB 30 days
1500 15GB 30 days
3000 35GB 30 days
2500 12GB 180 days
5000 30GB 180 days


3G Data Plans offered by Aircel:


Recharge(Rs)Free DataValidity
78MB1 day
2225MB3 days
92100MB30 days
202250MB30 days
6021GB30 days
9752.5GB30 days



3G Data Plans offered by Airtel:


Recharge(Rs)
Free Data
Validity
9
10MB
1 day
60
65MB
3 days
99
100MB
30 days
198
250MB
30 days
450
600MB
30 days
750
2GB
30 days



3G Data Plans offered by Idea:


Recharge(Rs)
Free Data
Validity
8
20MB*
1 day
48
100MB*
3 days
103
200MB*
30 days
200
500MB*
30 days
450
1200MB*
30 days
599
2GB*
30 days
650
2.5GB*
30 days
750
4GB*
30 days
850
6GB*
30 days
1250
10GB*
30 days
2501
12GB
90 days
5000
30GB
125 days
 
        *with double data offer, till 31st December 2011.

3G Data Plans offered by Vodafone:


Recharge(Rs) Free Data Validity
25 25MB 1 day
102 102MB 30 days
375 500MB 30 days
850 3GB 30 days
1250 5GB 30 days




Which one to choose?

^There are no unlimited data plans from any operator.

^BSNL & Idea have more number of plans compared Aircel and Airtel.

^BSNL & Idea are offering plans with more than 30 days validity.

^BSNL's cost per MB is varying from 50paise/MB (10Rs/20MB) to 8paise/MB(3000Rs/35GB)

^Idea is currently offering double data till 31st December-2011, current cost per MB is, highest- 40paise/MB and lowest-12paise/MB

^Without double data offer, Idea's cost per MB is, highest- 80paise/MB and lowest-24paise/MB

^Vodafone's cost per MB is , highest 1Rs/MB and lowest 24paise/MB

^Aircel's cost per MB is, highest 87.5paise/MB and lowest 38paise/MB

^Airtel's cost per MB is, highest 90paise/MB and lowest 36paise/MB


Conclusion:

BSNL and Idea are offering more number of data plans to choose from, and also at less cost per MB compared Aircel, Airtel and Vodafone. With Idea's double data usage offer it is second best provider to choose. BSNL is the best among all, with the lowest data rates.

But while choosing the best 3G operator we have to consider other parameters like speed, availability, voice plans etc..,  in addition to the data plans, those are not discussed here.

***Information regarding data plans is retrieved from corresponding providers website on 17th July, 2011.

AP BSNL Roaming STV-12

Saturday, 16 July 2011

BSNL came up with a stv, useful for reducing mobile costs while in roaming. Till now incoming & outgoing calls are charged in roaming, but with STV-12 all incoming  calls are free. MRP of this stv is Rs.12, valid for 15 days and available through E-Recharge

For all other special tariff vouchers details in Andhra Pradesh circle, see this post

Note: STV-12 has been withdrawn by BSNL, so no longer available.

AP BSNL 3G Migration Vouchers

Monday, 4 July 2011


Andhra Pradesh BSNL became the top revenue earner of all BSNL circles, and also top gainer in MNP in AP circle.

Its because of measures taken, by introducing various plans, with free messages, friends and family discounts, and night calling discounts. Customers need not pay extra amount to get these fabulous offers, simply subscribe to any one plan from available 2G/3G plans.

Current 3G prepaid plans are Nestham and Vennela Super Plan. New/Existing customers can opt for these plans. For existing 3G customers, migration cards are available through E-Recharge to migrate from one plan to other plan.

Migration vouchers are:

Plan
Migration Voucher Cost(Rs)
Talk Value Offered
Validity in Days
24
2000sec
180
30
2400sec
180
139
2000sec
180


Vennela Match plan is not available for new customers.To continue, in these plans after initial validity period, minimum top-up is required according to the selected plan.

You can also migrate to any of these plans by online recharge; for details see this.

AP BSNL 2G Migration Vouchers

Monday, 27 June 2011

Andhra BSNL is offering various 2G&3G prepaid plans, one can migrate from any plan to any plan without any restrictions.

Following are the list of migration vouchers with their validity:

To Plan Migration Voucher Cost(Rs) Talk Value Offered Validity in Days
Vennela Match 28 2300sec 180
Match 21 20 180
Bandham 75 5000sec 180
Nestham 29 2400sec 180
Vennela Plus 80 80 180
Power Pack 101 90 365
Vennela Super 129 2000sec 180
Per Sec 42 Nil 180

Vennela Match, Match, Vennel plus and Power Pack plans are not  available for new customers. 

For migrating to Bandham plan, working Land line/WLL phone is required. Talk value offered on migration has to be utilized within 30 days.

You can also migrate to any of these plans by using paytm.com online recharge.

AP BSNL Nestham Plan Migration Vouchers

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Nestham plan became most popular, when it is introduced, because of it's any network friends and family offer in AP BSNL circle. Prior to nestham plan,  friends and family numbers are allowed only from BSNL network. 

For migrating to this plan, Existing 2G & 3G prepaid customers can recharge with the migration vouchers given below and are available through E-Recharge.

Highlights of this plan:
  • Friends & Family offer for 5 Nos(Own n/w 15ps/min, Other n/w 35ps/min)
  • Own n/w 1.3p/sec & other n/w 1.4p/sec (Local/STD)
  • Free 60 messages per month

Any 2G plan to 2G Nestham Plan Migration:

Migration Voucher Cost : Rs29/-
Free Talk Time (Local/STD) : Onnet - 600sec & Offnet - 600sec

Any 3G plan to 3G Nestham Plan Migration:

Migration Voucher Cost : Rs29/-
Free Talk Time (Local/STD) : Onnet - 600sec & Offnet - 600sec

Any 2G plan to 3G Nestham Plan Migration:

        First, migrate to 3G General plan by sending M3G120 to 53733. Then, Recharge with 29Rs/-.

AP BSNL Missed Call Alert Service Activation/Cancellation via USSD Code

Friday, 10 June 2011

BSNL has simplified the missed call alert service activation procedure. You can activate/deactivate through short code (USSD) at free of cost.


Activation:
Simply dial *62*+9117010# from your BSNL pre/post paid mobile to make use of this service for free, you will get service reply saying that "Call divert when not reachable activated".

Deactivation:
To unsubscribe from this free service dial #62# from your mobile, you will get a service reply saying that "Call divert when not reachable deactivated".

AP BSNL Vennela Match Plan Migration Vouchers

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Vennela match plan became instantly hit in AP BSNL circle, taking major share in new connections. So BSNL provided facility for existing 2G & 3G prepaid customers for migrating to this plan with two migration vouchers.

Highlights of this plan:

        Any N/w 1 Paise/sec (Local/STD/Roaming)
        Free 100 messages per month
        Friends & Family offer for 5 Nos(Own n/w 20ps/min, Other n/w 40ps/min)
        Reduced night call charges(20 Ps/min Local BSNL, 11:00PM-6:00AM)

Any 2G plan to 2G Vennela match plan:

Migration Voucher Cost : Rs20/-
Free Talk Time : Rs20/-

Any 3G plan to 3G Vennela match plan:

Migration Voucher Cost : Rs17/-
Free Talk Time : Rs17/-

Any 2G plan to 3G Vennela match plan:

        First, migrate to 3G General plan by sending M3G120 to 53733. Then, Recharge with 17Rs/-.

You can also migrate to this plan by online recharge; for details see this.

AP BSNL 2G Nestham Plan

Saturday, 4 June 2011

2G Nestham prepaid plan is available in Andhra Pradesh circle from 09-07-2010. In this plan, Friends and Family numbers can be chosen from any network in AP. But you won't get reduced night calling charges to BSNL numbers.

Migration voucher to 2G Nestham Plan:

Any 2G prepaid customers can migrate to this plan with the Nestham plan voucher Rs.29/-, 1200sec talk value is offered.


Plan Details:

SIM Cost : Rs20/-
First Recharge Coupon : Rs29/-
Free Talk Value on FRC (Local/STD) : Onnet - 600sec & Offnet - 600sec
Free Local SMS on FRC : NIL
Call Charges:

: 1.3ps/sec (Local/STD BSNL)

: 1.4ps/sec (Local/STD Other N/w)
Friends and Family Charges(5 Nos):
: Rs0.15/min (BSNL Nos)
: Rs0.35/min (Other N/w Nos)
Free SMS : 60 Local SMS/month
SMS Charges:
Local : 50ps/SMS (after free limit)
STD : 60ps/SMS
ISD : Rs5/SMS
Roaming Call Charges:
Incoming call :45ps/Min
outgoing local call :80ps/Min (Any N/W)
outgoing STD call :Rs.1.15/Min (Any N/W)
Incoming SMS :Free
outgoing local SMS :25ps
outgoing national SMS :38ps
International :Rs.5
Incoming video call :5Ps/Sec
outgoing video call :5Ps/Sec (Local/STD, Any N/W)
Data Usage Charges : Rs0.02/10KB
Validity : Lifetime**

Pros:
   Friends&Family offer-own n/[email protected]/m, other n/[email protected]/mn.
   Free 60 local monthly SMS.
Cons:
   No reduced night calling charges.
  
*To be used in 30 days. **Minimum top-up of Rs200/- is required for every six months.

AP BSNL 2G Vennela Super Plan

Existing users also can migrate to 2G vennela super plan with plan voucher Rs.129. BSNL Vennela Super 2G prepaid plan details are given below.

Plan Details:

SIM Cost : Rs20/-
First Recharge Coupon : Rs129/-
Free Talk Value on FRC : 2000sec*
Free Messages : NIL
Free Data : NIL
Call Charges:

: 1.2ps/sec (Local/STD BSNL)

: 1.3ps/sec (Local/STD Other N/w)
Friends and Family Charges : Rs0.30/min (Five Local BSNL Nos)
Night Calling Charges : Rs0.20/min (9:30pm-7:30am, Local BSNL)
Free SMS : 100 Local SMS/month
SMS Charges:
Local : 50ps/SMS (after free limit)
STD : 60ps/SMS
ISD : Rs5/SMS
Roaming Call Charges:
Incoming :Re.1/min
outgoing Local :Re.1/min (Any N/w)
outgoing STD :Rs.1.5/min
Data Usage Charges : Rs0.02/10KB
Validity : 180**

*To be used within 30 days.
** Minimum top-up of Rs200/- is required for every 6 months.

AP BSNL Discount Recharge Voucher

Friday, 3 June 2011

To compete with the private telecom operators, who are offering full/double talk time on topups, BSNL introduced discount recharge RC200 of M.R.P Rs.200/-

Name may be little confusing, but what its meaning is you will get a talk value of Rs.205/- with validity 30 days, which can be used only for making voice calls.

Call charges will be according to your current plan, but the amount will be deducted from your RC200 balance. 

If you want to carry over your unused RC200 balance, you have to make similar recharge within 30 days of your last RC200 recharge.

It is available through Easy Recharge. You can check your RC200 balance  by dialing  *126#


Note: Discount Recharge RC200 has been withdrawn by AP BSNL.

AP BSNL My Service Portal

Thursday, 19 May 2011



BSNL has a less known, My Service Portal, where mobile users can login with their mobile numbers, to configure their phones.

Two services are provided online,
1. WIB(Wireless Internet Browser) services, enables Over-the-air SIM services updation.

2. Device Management, allows  users to configure their device for the GPRS/MMS/EMail/Streaming etc..

WIB services are used to update the SIM Card services. User can add/remove the services from the SIM.  You  may find it less useful.

Under Device management, when you  select your phone make and model, you will be shown the available settings for your phone. When you click on 'Configure My Phone' button, settings will be sent to your phone.

Some times we may not get the settings through SMS based method, in such case you can check online, whether the phone model is in the BSNL database or not.

AP BSNL 3G Vennela Super Plan

Monday, 16 May 2011


This 3G prepaid plan is available in Andhra Pradesh circle from 17-07-2010.

2G to 3G migration :
         First Migrate to 3G general plan: send M3G120 to 53733, then to 3G vennela super plan, with plan voucher Rs.139.

Plan Details:

SIM Cost : Rs59/-
First Recharge Coupon : Rs139/-
Free Talk Value on FRC : 2800sec*
Free Video Calls : NIL
Free Messages : NIL
Free Data : NIL
Call Charges:
Video Calls:
: Rs0.70/min(Local Any N/w)
: Rs1.00/min(STD Any N/w)
Voice Calls:
: 1.2ps/sec (Local/STD BSNL)
: 1.3ps/sec (Local/STD Other N/w)
Friends and Family Charges : Rs0.30/min (Five Local BSNL Nos)
Night Calling Charges : Rs0.20/min (9:30pm-7:00am, Local BSNL)
Free SMS : 100 Local SMS/month
SMS Charges:
Local : 50ps/SMS (after free limit)
STD : 60ps/SMS
ISD : Rs5/SMS
Roaming Call Charges:
Incoming :Re.1/min
outgoing Local :Re.1/min (Any N/w)
outgoing STD :Rs.1.5/min
Data Usage Charges : Rs0.02/10KB
Validity : 180**


*To be used within 30 days. ** Minimum top-up of Rs200/- is required for every six months.

AP BSNL 3G General Plan

Sunday, 8 May 2011

BSNL 3G General plan is available for new 3G connections as well existing 2G customers. 2G customers can migrate to 3G General plan, by sending M3G120 to 53733.
This plan is not recommended because Friends and Family offer is  valid for only two BSNL numbers, Night calling discounts are also not applicable and no free monthly messages.

Plan Details:

SIM Cost:
2G : Rs.29/-
3G : Rs.59/-
Plan Voucher Cost : 180
Free TalkValue : 75Min-onnet^, 75Min-offnet^
Free SMS : 50^
Free Data Usage:55MB^
Voice Call Charges:
on-net mobile :60Ps/Min(Local/STD)
off-net mobile :70Ps/Min(Local/STD)
on-net fixed :60Ps/Min(Local/STD)
off-net fixed :90Ps/Min(Local/STD)
Reduced Call Charges(F&F):40Ps/Min (two numbers-Local)
Night Call Charges: NA
Video Call Charges:
Incoming :Free
outgoing  on-net :Rs.2/Min(Local/STD)
outgoing off-net :Rs.2/Min(Local/STD)
Free SMS per month: Nil
SMS Charges:
Local :60ps-onnet, 70ps-offnet
National :70ps-onnet, 80ps-offnet
International :Rs.5
Data Usage Charges : Rs0.02/10KB
Roaming Charges:
Incoming call :Re.1/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 :Rs1.5
outgoing national SMS :Rs1.5
International :Rs.5
Incoming video call :Rs.1/Min
outgoing video call :Rs.2/Min (Local/STD, Any N/W)
Validity: 180 days


^ Only for new 3G connections and valid for 30 days

AP BSNL Missed Call Alert Service

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

BSNL is providing missed call alert service for its customers in AP freely, while the same is charged by private operators. It comes handy when you are out of coverage area or your battery is emptied. It may be also useful to check who are all called when your mobile is switched off.

To activate this free service, go to call settings option in your phone settings menu, select call divert option, under this you have several options like whether to divert all calls or only when out of reach or when you are busy attending some other call.

Select any option, then select activate and enter the number 17010.

After activation you can check whether it is active or not. As well you can deactivate the service at any time.


AP BSNL Vennela Match Plan

Friday, 15 April 2011

This plan is not available for new customers, if you are an existing vennela match plan user this tariff is applicable

BSNL added one more plan to its bouquet, Vennela match plan. It is available for both 2G and 3G prepaid customers in Andhra Pradesh circle.

BSNL cleverly combined all the existing plans to derive this plan. Free monthly messages offer which is missing from Match plan is included in this plan, as well as friends and family offer. One more good addition in this plan is reduced night calling charges, which is missing in vennela and nestham plans.

BSNL mixed all the existing prepaid plans, in good proportions, to make it more pocket friendly plan.


Plan Details:

SIM Cost:
2G : Rs.20/-
3G : Rs.59/-
FRC Cost:
2G : Rs.28/-
3G : Rs.24/-
Free TalkValue:
2G : 2300sec^
3G : 2000sec^
Voice Call Charges:
own n/w :1.2 Paise/Sec(Loacal/STD)
other n/w :1.3Paise/Sec(Local/STD)
Reduced Call Charges(F&F): 5Nos(Within AP)
own n/w :20Paise/Min
other n/w :40Paise/Min
Night Call Charges: Within AP(11PM-6AM)
own n/w :20Paise/Min
other n/w :40Paise/Min
Roaming Call Charges:
Incoming :Re.1/Min
outgoing local :Re.1/Min (any n/w)
outgoing STD :Rs.1.5/Min (any n/w)
Video Call Charges:
Incoming :Re.1/Min
outgoing own n/w :70Paise/Min(Loacal/STD)
outgoing other n/w :Re.1/Min(Local/STD)
Free SMS per month: 50
SMS Charges:
Local/National :Re.1
International :Rs.5
Validity: Lifetime*

^To be used within 30 days; *Minimum topup of Rs.200/- for every six months is required.

AP BSNL Match plan

Friday, 8 April 2011

        AP BSNL has introduced the Match plan for its 2G prepaid customers. All local/national calls to any network are charged equally, at 1 paise/sec. If you have good number of STD contacts,this plan is for you.


        Two good offers are missing in this plan, which are available in other plans like vennela, nestam etc.. One is friends and family offer and other is free monthly messages.


        For new customers SIM cost is 20Rs and first recharge coupon cost is 32Rs, 10Rs balance is given.


        Existing customers have to recharge with 21Rs migration voucher, no balance is offered.


Plan Details:
          call charges : 1paise/sec(Local/National, any network)
          sms charges: 1Rs/message(Local/National)


       minimum recharge of 220Rs is required for extending the plan, for every six months.
       




          

AP BSNL 3G Nestham Plan

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

The popular BSNL 2G nestham plan is now available for 3G customers also. Existing 2G customers can migrate to 3G nestham plan without changing their SIM. In this plan, Friends and Family numbers can be chosen from any network in AP. But you won't get reduced night calling charges to BSNL numbers.

Plan Details:

SIM Cost : Rs59/-
Plan Voucher Cost : Rs30/-
Free Talk Value on FRC (Local/STD) : Onnet - 600sec & Offnet - 600sec*
Free Local SMS on FRC : NIL
Call Charges:

: 1.3ps/sec (Local/STD BSNL)

: 1.4ps/sec (Local/STD Other N/w)
Video Call Charges:

: 70ps/Min (Local/STD BSNL)

: Re.1/Min (Local/STD Other N/w)
Friends and Family Charges(5 Nos):
: 15ps/min (BSNL Nos)
: 35ps/min (Other N/w Nos)
Free SMS : 60 Local SMS/month
SMS Charges:
Local : 50ps/SMS (after free limit)
STD : 60ps/SMS
ISD : Rs5/SMS
Roaming Call Charges:
Incoming call :45ps/Min
outgoing local call :80ps/Min (Any N/W)
outgoing STD call :Rs.1.15/Min (Any N/W)
Incoming SMS :Free
outgoing local SMS :25ps
outgoing national SMS :38ps
International :Rs.5
Incoming video call :5Ps/Sec
outgoing video call :5Ps/Sec (Local/STD, Any N/W)
Data Usage Charges : Rs0.02/10KB
Validity : Lifetime**


Pros:
Cons:
  •     No reduced night calling charges.
  
* To be used in 30 days; ** Minimum top-up of Rs200/- is required for every six months.

AP BSNL SMS Vouchers

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Following are the SMS special tariff vouchers available in AP telecom circle for prepaid 2G/3G customers.

SMS vouchers:

SMS STV Free SMSApplicability Validity in days
STV-12 130 2G&3G 7
STV-23 2652G&3G15
STV-31 3852G&3G30
STV-35 6002G&3G15
STV-52 8602G&3G30
STV-83 16502G&3G30
STV-147 30002G&3G60


Combo STV Tariff Additional BenefitsApplicability Validity
Combo SMS-13 50 Free SMS
(Local&National)
Rs.5 usage value2G&3G 2 days
Combo SMS-33 Onnet - Free 100 SMS per day. Offnet - 12p/SMS (Local&National) -2G&3G 15 days
Combo SMS-53 Onnet - Free 100 SMS per day. Offnet - 12p/SMS (Local&National) - 2G&3G 30 days
Combo SMS-68 10p/SMS
(Local&National)
Rs.20 usage value2G&3G 30 days

Note:

  • SMS STVs/SMS Packs under 2G and 3G Prepaid Mobile Services will work while in national roaming in BSNL network also.
  • The SMS STVs/SMS Packs under 2G and 3G Prepaid Mobile Services will not beapplicable on “Blackout days"
    • New year Eve --31st December 
    • New Year Day -- 1st January    
    • Valentine Day -- 14th February  
    • Diwali      
    • Christmas Day – 25th December
  • If Blackout days fall during the validity period of STV, then the validity period will not be extended for these days

AP BSNL GPRS/3G device settings

Sunday, 6 February 2011

To get GPRS/MMS/EMail/Streaming settings for your handset send message

<Make><space><model> to 58355
ex:
Nokia 6300 to 58355

If your model is in BSNL database, then you will receive a message saying that save the settings about to receive. Save the settings, if asked for password enter 1111. Activate the settings and switch off and switch on the mobile.
Enjoy surfing at 4p/10KB which is best tariff in AP or you can subscribe to any 2G data plans/3G data plans

Mobile Number Portability

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Procedure for port-in to AP BSNL

  1. Send SMS PORT <mobile no> to 1900.
  2. You will receive a UPC (Unique port-in code) through SMS which is valid for 15 days.
  3. Go to nearest BSNL CSC, BSNL Franchisee, Retailer for filling up new connection form along with all necessary documents & UPC code in port-in form.
  4. After submission of form, it will be sent for verification to the old operator. After clearance from old operator the mobile number will be port-in to BSNL network. This port-in process may take 5 to 7 days.
  5. Port in charge (Rs.19) is waived Off