:) 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)

Rupees 5 Off at Sulekha Online Mobile Recharge

Friday, 14 December 2012


Sulekha online mobile recharge site is offering Rs.5/- discount on recharge of Rs.20 and above. BSNL is offering full talk time on topups 110/220/440/550 till 17-12-12, use both these offers to save a few bucks.

BSNL Broadband Speed in Hyderabad

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Recently AP BSNL doubled broadband speed in Hyderabad. Speed consistency is checked for one month duration using speedtest.net, images below show the same.

Plan: BSNL Home Combo Unlimited Differential(ULD) 625
Plan Speed: 2Mbps up-to 10GB, beyond 512kbps

Speed Before Fair Usage Limit:



After Fair Usage Limit:



Speed is almost constant during the test period. But download speed is ~1.7Mbps instead of promised 2Mbps.
Are you using BSNL Broaband? Are you getting exact plan speed or less?

Wish You Happy Diwali

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Happy Diwali
All the readers!!! Wish you happy Diwali


[How to] Book BSNL Landline/Broadband/DataCard Online in AP

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Book BSNL services online at udaan.bsnl.co.inAre you looking for a BSNL service but don't have time to go customer service center?. Don't worry, BSNL is providing it's services at your doorstep for free of cost.

Udaan is the project by BSNL to provide  hassle free experience to it's customers for booking new services from BSNL.

What are all the services you can book online?

You can book number of  BSNL services online, to name a few,
  1. Landline
  2. Wired/Wireless Broadband
  3. Data card(NIC/EVDO/3G)
  4. Fixed Wireless Phone/WLL phone/PCO
  5. Existing connection disconnection/shifting etc...

Where to Register for new Service?

Visit http://udaan.bsnl.co.in, click on "Register for new landline/broadband/ ..." link to create a new request. 

Enter your details like telecom circle, district, name, mobile number, type of lead(service), address. and submit it. You will be given a Lead id, note it down, this can be used to check the status of your request. 

Within a day or two, you can expect a call from BSNL sales team. After checking the feasibility in your area, you will be intimated whether your request can be serviced. Necessary documents will be collected from your doorstep. 

You can monitor status of your request regularly on the same site by providing your Lead id. In the entire process, you need not go to customer service center at all, that is the beauty of this.

Have you booked any service using UDAAN?. What is your experience?

Full Talk Time Offer

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

On the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi and coming festival season BSNL AP circle is offering full talk-time on recharge of Rs.110/-Rs.220/-, Rs.440/- and Rs.550/- from 19-09-2012 for a period of 90 days on 2G and 3G Prepaid mobile services.

BSNL Day Offer - 20% Extra Talk Value

Monday, 1 October 2012

On the occasion of BSNL Day, AP BSNL is offering 20% extra usage value on following top-up vouchers from 1-Oct-12 to 7-Oct-12.

M.R.P(Rs)
Talk Value Offered
200
240
500
600
1000
1200
6000
7200

TRAI Directive on Blackout Days Call/SMS Charges

Sunday, 16 September 2012

The term ‘blackout days’ refers to the days on which the service providers do not allow free or concessional voice calls/ SMS offered under any plan/package.

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued further guidelines to telecom operators on blackout days call & SMS charges in addition to existing condition of blackout days should not exceed more than 5 days in a calender year.

TRAI Directives:

  1. The charges for calls or SMSs on ‘blackout’ days shall not exceed the rate in the tariff plan in which the consumer is enrolled;
    • For example if you are in nestham plan, you should not be charged more than nestham plan tariff.
  2. Consumers shall be given intimation prior to start of every blackout day and the date/occasion of the blackout day shall also be intimated; and
  3. List of blackout days applicable for the calendar year shall be displayed on the website of service providers, before start of every calendar year and shall be published, service area wise, along with the tariff plans of the service provider, every six months.

Blackout Days by AP BSNL:

  • New year Eve --31st December 
  • New Year Day --1st January    
  • Valentine Day --14th February  
  • Diwali      
  • Christmas Day --25th December

AP BSNL Doubles Broadband Speed in Hyderabad

Thursday, 6 September 2012

AP BSNL has doubled the speed of some unlimited plans for its home users in Hyderabad telecom district from 1st September, 2012. This is a good move by BSNL to attract new users as well existing users from private broadband operators.

Plan Existing Revised
BB Home ULD 499512 Kbps upto 4 GB, 256 Kbps beyond1 Mbps upto 10 GB, 256 Kbps beyond
BB Home Combo ULD 625512kbps upto 4GB thereafter 256kbps2 Mbps upto 10 GB, 512 Kbps beyond
BB Home Combo ULD 7501 Mbps upto 6 GB thereafter 512 Kbps 2 Mbps upto 15 GB, 512 Kbps beyond
BB Home ULD 7501 Mbps upto 6 GB thereafter 512 Kbps 2 Mbps upto 15 GB, 512 Kbps beyond
BBG Combo ULD 8502Mbps upto 8GB thereafter 512kbps4 Mbps upto 8 GB, 512 Kbps beyond
BB Home Combo ULD 9004Mbps upto 8GB thereafter 512kbps 4 Mbps upto 10 GB, 512 Kbps beyond

If you are a Central Government/State Government/PSU Employee, you will be entitled 20% discount on the bill amount.

Are you using BSNL broadband? If not, what is the reason?

Bulk SMS Ban Lifted

Friday, 31 August 2012

Ban on bulk SMS/MMS is came to an end today as  the Government lifted the ban, which came into effect from 18th August.

Comparison of 3G Prepaid Data Plans in Andhra Pradesh

Saturday, 25 August 2012

In July-2011, I did a post on  comparison of prepaid 3G data plans in Andhra Pradesh telecom circle offered by BSNL, Aircel, Airtel, Idea and Vodafone. As all operators updated their data plans, I am giving their latest plans.

5 SMS per Day Limit

Saturday, 18 August 2012

If you are wondering why you are not able to send messages from your mobile, here is the reason. Government of India banned bulk SMS/MMS for 15 days across the country from today, to stop rumours which has led to exodus of northeastern people to thier state.
So as per the Government order, AP BSNL also implented it and you cannot send more than 5 SMS/MMS in a single day.

Update: Limit has been increased to 20sms per day from 23-08-2012

Full Talk Value Offer

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

BSNL AP circle announced full talk-time on recharge of Rs.110/-, Rs.220/- and Rs.550/- from 1st to 30th August-12.

Full Talk Value Offer

Thursday, 5 July 2012

AP BSNL is offering full talk-time on recharge of Rs.1100 till 31st July.

AP BSNL's New STV-43 For 1.4ps/2sec Offer

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

BSNL AP Circle introduced special tariff voucher for Rs.43/- offering local calls to any network at 1.4p/2sec with 25 days validity.

AP BSNL Revised 2G/3G Data Tariff

Friday, 15 June 2012

BSNL AP circle slashed prepaid 2G/3G data tariff by 50% from 4ps/10KB to 2ps/10KB and postpaid tariff from 4paise/10kB to 1paise/10kB

Roam Free Plan From AP Circle

Thursday, 31 May 2012


Earlier BSNL attempted to provide free incoming in roaming with stv-12 but it was withdrawn later. Now it is introducing a new plan which provides free incoming while in roaming from 1st June-2012.

Roam Free Plan Details:

Plan Voucher Cost : Rs199/-
Free Talk Value:

on-net : 4500sec(Local)
off-net : 4500 sec(Local)
Video Call : NIL
Data : 50MB
SMS : 25+25(Local+National)
Plan Validity : 180 days
Voice Call Charges:

: 1.2ps/sec (Local/STD BSNL)

: 1.5ps/sec (Local/STD Other N/w)
Video Call Charges:

: 4ps/sec (Local/STD BSNL)

: 4ps/sec (Local/STD Other N/w)
Friends and Family Charges(2 Nos):
: 40ps/min (2 local BSNL Nos)
SMS Charges:
own net : Local-60ps/SMS, STD-70ps/SMS
Other net : Local-70ps/SMS, STD-80ps/SMS
ISD : Rs5/SMS
Data Usage Charges : 2ps/10KB
Roaming Charges:
Incoming call :Free
outgoing local call :1.33ps/sec (Any N/W)
outgoing STD call :1.9ps/sec (Any N/W)
Incoming SMS :Free
outgoing local SMS :25Ps
outgoing national SMS :38Ps
International :Rs.5
Incoming video call :Free
outgoing video call :5Ps/Sec (Local/STD, Any N/W)
Validity: 90 days

To continue in the plan, recharge with plan voucher Rs.199 for every 180 days. If you are roaming in a circle where BSNL is not licensed to operate(Mumbai and New Delhi), you will be charged at Re.1/Min for incoming voice calls.

Tip: For regular usage this plan may not be economical as call charges are higher compared to nestham and Vennela match plans. Migrate to this plan before going out of AP, after returning switch back to your original plan.

Combo STVs

Monday, 28 May 2012

BSNL introduced combo special tariff vouchers for its prepaid customers in AP telecom circle. Combo stv-101 is for 2G customers and stv-346 is for 3G customers valid for 30 days.

Combo STV details:


Particulars STV-101 STV-346
MRPRs.101/-Rs.346/-
Applicable For2G3G
Free Data*1000MB1000MB
Voice Call own-30ps/min, other-50ps/min
(Local/STD)
own-30ps/min, other-50ps/min
(Local/STD)
Video Call--any net-70ps/min
(Local/STD)
SMS*5ps/SMS
(Local/National)
5ps/SMS
(Local/National)
Validity30 days30 days


*Can be used while in roaming also.

AP BSNL Postpaid Plan-1500

Sunday, 8 April 2012

If you are looking for a plan with unlimited incoming calls while in roaming and if you have lot of BSNL local/STD numbers in your contacts list then this plan is for you.

Highlights of the plan:

  • Unlimited local/STD calls to own network.
  • Free 2000 local/national SMS to own network.
  • Free 2GB data

Plan Details:

Fixed Monthly Charges : Rs.1500/-
Optional  3G FMC : Nil
Free Local Calls : Unlimited (own n/w)
Free STD Calls : Unlimited (own n/w)
Free I/C Calls in Roaming : Unlimited
Free O/G Calls in Roaming : 300Min (own n/w)
Free SMS : 2000 (Local/National)
Free Data per month : 2GB
Voice Call Charges:
own n/w :Local/STD-Free
other n/w :Local-20Ps/Min, STD-30Ps/Min
Reduced Call Charges(F&F): Free
Night Calling Charges(own n/w): Free (Local/STD)
SMS Charges:
Local :own n/w-Free, other n/w-30Ps
National :40Ps
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
Outgoing Call :30Ps/Min (Local/STD, any n/w)
SMS charges :25Ps(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-725

Highlights of the plan:
  • Unlimited local calls to own network.
  • Free 500 local/national SMS
  • Free 1000MB data
  • Free night calling from 11pm - 7am  for Local/STD On-net calls.
If you have lot of BSNL local numbers in your contact list then this plan is for you. There is no free talk-value to other networks.

Plan Details:
Fixed Monthly Charges : Rs.725/-
Optional  3G FMC : Nil
Free Local Calls : Unlimited (own n/w)
Free STD Calls : 1500Min (own n/w)
Free I/C Calls in Roaming : Free from 15-06-2015
Free O/G Calls in Roaming : 200Min (own n/w)
Free SMS : 500 (Local/National)
Free Data per month : 1000MB
Voice Call Charges:
own n/w :Local-Free, STD-40Ps/Min
other n/w :Local-40Ps/Min, STD-50Ps/Min
Reduced Call Charges(F&F): Free
Night Calling Charges(own n/w): Free (Local/STD)
SMS Charges:
Local :On-net - Free, Off-net - 30Ps
National :40Ps
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(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-525

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

This plan comes with Rs.490 free usage value and free 500MB data.

Plan Details:

Fixed Monthly Charges : Rs.525/-
Optional  3G FMC : Nil
Free Usage worth per month : Rs.490
Free SMS Worth per month : Nil
Free Data per month : 500MB
Voice Call Charges:
On-net :Local-30Ps/Min, STD-40Ps/Min
Off-net :Local-40Ps/Min, STD-40Ps/Min
Reduced Call Charges(F&F): -
Night Calling Charges(own n/w): -
SMS Charges:
Local :30Ps
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(Local/National), Rs.5/SMS(Intnl)
Incoming Video Call :Re.1/Min
Outgoing Video Call :Rs.1.50/Min (Local/STD, any n/w)

Enhancement in Service Tax from 10.3% to 12.36%

Sunday, 1 April 2012

As per the Budget-2012 proposal, existing service tax of 10.3% is revised to 12.36% for both prepaid and postpaid services from today(1-4-2012) in  BSNL Andhra Pradesh circle.

If you top-up your mobile for Rs.100, now you will get Rs.89.00 talk-time as opposed to Rs.90.66.
Postpaid customers will get their bill in May with increased service tax with effective from 1st April.

All Top-ups with Existing and Revised talk-value:

M.R.P Existing=M.R.P-10.3%-Processing fee Revised=M.R.P -12.36% - Processing fee Rs.2 (up to Rs.50)
107.076.9
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10090.6689.00
11099.7397.90
120108.79106.80
130117.86115.70
140126.93124.60
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