:) 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)

AP BSNL GPRS/3G Base Data Tariff Revised w.e.f 15-Dec-2015

Tuesday 15 December 2015

BSNL revised it's data tariff for 2G/3G prepaid customers from current 2p/10KB to 3p/10KB with effect from 15-Dec-2015.

Earlier, BSNL revised it's data tariff for 2G/3G customers from 1p/10KB to 2p/10KB with effect from 18 Feb 11.

AP BSNL New Data Service Activation/Deactivation Procedure

Thursday 3 September 2015

According to the recent TRAI guidelines, AP & Telangan BSNL has implemented new procedure for activating/deactivating data services with short code to toll-free number 1925.
  • To activate data service, send START to 1925
  • To deactivate data service, send STOP to 1925

This guidelines is issued by the TRAI to protect consumers from activating data services without their consent.

AP&Telangana BSNL: New Data STV-56 with 30 Days Validity

Thursday 16 July 2015

BSNL introduces new data STV-56 under 2G & 3G prepaid mobile services in AP & Telangana telecom circle with effect from 16-July-2015.

This is a very good STV, costs less with longer validity of 30 days useful especially for people with less/occasional browsing on mobile.

MRP of STV in Rs. ( incl. of S.Tax )
STV Feature
SMS keyword to be sent to 123
Amount to be deducted by IN Rs
Free 250 MB data
30 days

AP BSNL Launches "Amulya" Prepaid Plan from 11-July-2015

Tuesday 14 July 2015

BSNL Launches new "Amulya Prepaid Plan" from 11-July-2015 under 2G&3G prepaid services in AP & Telangana BSNL telecom circle.

This plan is available for only new customers till 29-June-2016, existing customers are not allowed to migrate to this plan.

USP of Amulya Prepaid Plan:

  • Low call rates in Home LSA - 1ps/sec (Local/STD any net)
  • Reduced night calling @ 20ps/min (Local/STD any net) from 9:00PM to 7:00AM
  • Always Full Talk-value on Rs.200 to 1100 (in multiples of 10), Rs.1500, Rs.2000, Rs.2200, Rs.2500 and Rs.3000

Amulya Prepaid Plan Details:

Plan Voucher Cost : Rs.51
Initial Freebies:

Free Calls : 1200sec/month for 3 months (Local/STD any net)
Video Call : NIL
Data : 50MB/month for 3 months
Voice Call Charges:
On-net: 1ps/sec - Local/STD
Off-net: 1ps/sec - Local/STD
Night Calling :9PM to 7AM
Any net: 20ps/min - Local/STD 
Video Call Charges:
: 4ps/sec - Local/STD
: 4ps/sec - Local/STD
SMS Charges:
Local : 40ps (Any net)
National : 40ps (Any net)
ISD : Rs.5/SMS
Data Usage Charges : 2ps/10KB
Roaming Charges:
Incoming call :Free
Outgoing local call :80ps/Min (Any net)
Outgoing STD call :Rs.1.15/Min (Any net)
Incoming SMS :Free
Outgoing local SMS :Rs.0.25
Outgoing national SMS :Rs.0.35
International SMS :Rs.5
Incoming video call :5ps/sec
outgoing video call :5ps/sec (Local/STD, Any net)
Validity: 180 days

Plan extension is through plan voucher Rs.51 after validity of 180 days.

Ramzan Special Tariff Voucher-786 From AP BSNL

Tuesday 23 June 2015

On the occasion of holy Ramzan BSNL AP Circle is offering STV-786 under 2G&3G prepaid mobile service with the following features for a period of 90 days w.e.f 20-June-2015 to 17-Sept-2015.

STV-786 Details:

MRP of STV : Rs786/-
Free Talk Value : Rs.786 Talk-time
Free SMS : Onnet- 393 & Offnet-393
SMS Validity : 30 days

AP BSNL Offers Free Incoming in National Roaming w.e.f 15-June-2015

Sunday 14 June 2015

AP BSNL is offering free Incoming calls in National Roaming for all prepaid/postpaid mobile subscribers w.e.f 15-June-2015.

Existing Roaming STV/addons are withdrawn w.e.f 15-06-2015.

AP BSNL Unlimited Free Night calling from Landline Phones

Thursday 30 April 2015

AP BSNL has introduced unlimited free calling during night hours (9PM-7AM) from its Landline phones to any mobile/Landline of any network to any where in India w.e.f 01-May-2015.

Under this scheme following Landline/Broadband plans are eligible:

  • Rural General Plan-120
  • Rural General Plan-170
  • One India Plan-195
  • Special Old-650
  • Special Plan-450
  • Super Plan-1450
  • Rural UL-350
  • Urban UL-450
  • Rural UL-500 
  • Urban UL-600
  • Urban General Plan-140 
  • Urban General Plan-195
  • Economy Old-150 
  • Economy Plan-330 
  • Special Plus-975 
  • Premium Plan-2450 
  • BBG Rural Combo 350  
  • BBG Rural Combo UL 650 
  • BBG Rural Combo 999  
  • BBG CNT Combo 630
  • BBG Combo ULD 675
  • BBG Combo ULD 845
  • BBG Combo ULD 945 
  • BBG Combo ULD 999
  • BBG Combo ULD 1445 
  • BBG Combo ULD 1495
  • BBG Combo ULD 1800 
  • BBG Combo ULD 2250
  • BBG Combo ULD 2799
  • BBG Combo ULD 3445
  • BBG Combo ULD 3500  
  • BBG Combo ULD 6300   
  • BBG Speed Combo 2949
  • BBG Super Speed Combo 5249 
  • BBG Super Speed Combo 7349
  • BBG Combo ULD 1745 VDSL
  • BBG Combo ULD 2845 VDSL
  • BBG Super Speed Combo 3899 VDSL
  • Flexi General Combo Plan 500 
  • Flexi General Combo Plan 750
  • Flexi General Combo Plan 1000 
  • Flexi General Combo Plan 1250
  • Flexi General Combo Plan 1500 

BSNL Public WiFi Hotspot@Tankbund First Impression: Good Speed and Stable Connection

Friday 17 April 2015

BSNL in collobaration with Quadgen Wireless launched it's first public wifi hotspot in south india around Hussainsagar lake, which was inaugurated by Telangana IT minister KTR yesterday evening (16-Apr-2015).

I wanted to experience this first of it's kind service in Hyderabad, I thought I will test it today from my office as it is within 10km radius, But to my surprise I didn't get any open hotspot, then I decided to go to tankbund and check in the evening.

Around 6PM, I reached Tankbund. On the way to Tankbund I stopped at different places and checked for open hotspot but I didn't find any. Finally after reaching tankbund I got open hotspot with QFI-BSNL SSID.

How to connect?

When you connect to this hotspot, you will be redirected to login in screen where you can submit your mobile number (to get verification code), name and email. Enter the verification code you get via SMS to mobile number and click on submit then you will be connected and ready to use your 30 minute free quota.

When I checked the speed with speedtest.net, first time I got 9.61Mbps(DL)/2.83Mbps(UL) and second time I got 16.33Mbps(DL)/7.13Mbps(UL) speeds.

I could download a 1.1GB torrent file (not a pirated movie!!!) in less than 10minutes.

When I left the Tankbund after crossing approximately 100meters wifi hotspot got disconnected.


Here are the screen-shots of my phone taken at different times during this test : https://picasaweb.google.com/101485828988209649501/BSNLWifiTankbund?authuser=0&feat=directlink

My first impression after using for 20-25 minutes is speed is good and stable but limited range as opposed to proposed 10km range.

Have you used this service? Do let me know your opinion.


Friday 16 January 2015

AP & Telangana BSNL migrated prepaid numbers to new ALU IN (Alcatel-Lucent Intelligent Network).

New ALU IN USSD service allows STV activation, Plan Change inaddition to balance checking, FnF activation etc..

New USSD self-care Procedure: 

Dial *124# --> Press 
  1. for Balance
  2. for Recharge --> Press 
    1. for Scratch Card Refill
    2. for Third Party Recharge
  3. for STV --> Press
    1. for Bundle(STV) Enquiry
    2. for Bundle(STV) Subscribe --> Press
      1. for GPRS
      2. for Voice
      3. SMS
      4. Roam
      5. Combo
      6. ISD
  4. for FnF --> Press
    1. for FnF Add
    2. for FnF Modify
    3. Bhandam Add
    4. Paramilitary Jodi Add
  5. for Tariff Plan
    1. for Current Tariff Plan
    2. for Tariff Plan Change
  6. to Modify PIN
  7. for Language Selection
  8. to View Last5 Calls
  9. to View Last Call
     0 to exit

Example USSD Services:

To Know Your Mobile Number:

Dial *1#

To Check Balance:

Dial *124*1# or Dial *123#

To Check Data/SMS/Voice STV Validity&Balance:

Dial *124*2#  (or) send STVENQ to 123

Example STV Activation: To Activate Data STV17

Dial *124# --> Press 3 --> Press 2 --> Press 1

AP BSNL Reaches 1 Crore Wireless Connections Milestone in October-2014

Saturday 3 January 2015

As per the latest telecom subscriber base report released by TRAI in Dec-2014, AP BSNL (AP and TG) reached the milestone of 1 crore wireless connections in Oct-2014. 

57,060 new costumers joined BSNL network in October-2014 and as on 31-Oct-2014 total subscribers are 1,00,03,288.