BSNL is going to start offering wireless internet services in India with the launch of EVDO Data Cards. BSNL has the lowest downtime when compared to any other broadband service providers hence its very much recommended to cancel your other wireless broadband services and get a Network Interface Card (NIC) or EVDO Card which offers speeds upto 2.4Mbps.
The Data card is available at a cost of 2800Rs from BSNL or costs you 150Rs/month when you rent it and the minimum rental period is 3 months. You can also make calls to other mobile/land line phones and you will be charged with the normal pulse rate basis.
If you compare other wireless internet service providers like Tata Indicom Plug 2 surf, Wimax, Reliance Netconnect they charge their customers around 1500Rs for unlimited internet plan and BSNL charges 400Rs for the same services and no other company offers you Data Cards on rental basis other than BSNL. BSNL is also known for the highest telecom networks because of their highest number of towers, this is the reason you can stay connected even if you are travelling in the most remote places.
The EVDO is not yet officially launched by BSNL and its hoped that this July BSNL will be offering the data cards for sale/lease at these ultimately low prices. The speed of this broadband service would be around 120kbps but for sure a consistent speed. These Data Cards are specifically designed for laptops and hence its not recommended to try to connected them to your PC computers. The data card supports voice calls and also offers you a feature to send/recieve SMS messages.
Total Charges for EVDO BSNL Wireless Internet :
Initial Deposit – 1500Rs
EVDO Device Cost – 7500Rs
Tariff : 250Rs/month if you have purchased the device
Tariff : 600Rs/month if you have rented the device
You can contact BSNL customer care for more information on these Data Cards at their toll free number : 1500 or BSNL telephone exchange / Commercial office / DGM office in your locality.
List of Cities where EVDO is Currently available in India :
* Kerala (Most Towns)
* Karaikal – Kerala
* Kilvelur – TN
* Nachiyarkoil – TN
* Puducherry UT – Karaikal
* Tirunelveli – Palayamkottai Exchg
* Vaishali Region of Ghaziabad