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BSNL’s ‘Pantel’ blow out ‘Aakash’

February 25, 2012 2 comments

BSNL, the state-owned telecom giant, has launched a new tablet in India that wants to take the failing Aakash tablet head-on. Noida-based company Pantel Technologies was tapped to produce the T-Pad IS 710r and it’s priced at just Rs. 3,250, o– a fraction above the  Aakash price with better configuration.

The Penta TPAD IS701R is a powerful tablet solution at an unbelievably affordable price you may never have dreamed of! An Android OS based system with a high resolution 7” resistive touch screen (TFT Display) coupled with a powerful 1GHz processor and inbuilt DDR II 256M RAM give you best performance in the entry level category. You have all the controls in a single finger touch mode. Browse web wirelessly or enjoy media playback on this entry level Penta TPAD. The built in 2GB memory can be expanded upto 32GB using the onboard TF Card slot.

More about the data plans is here

Bundling PANTEL – Data palns 21-02-12

with regards,

vaithy

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Categories: 3 G, Android, BSNL

BSNL increases BB speed and other Goodies!

February 23, 2012 Leave a comment

BSNL has recently increased some of  UL plans speed in double to certain limit , now users are wondering what are the plans suitable for them. so the PDF file attached with the post will help them, though the DATA inside applicable to All India basis, check with your circle BSNL websites for special plans..

Tariff details clik here:bbupdate220212

A.8.  Promotional Schemes under Broadband services for the prospective broadband customers
registering their broadband connection upto 31-03-2012
1)  Security Deposit for broadband ( as applicable for the opted plan) may be taken in three
equal monthly installments starting from first bill.
2)  Free VAS on Broadband as follows :-
a.  Free Games on Demand ( M/s Indiagames ) casual package worth Rs 100/- per
month for one month
b.  Free Music and Video on Demand ( M/s Hungama ) package worth Rs 149/- per
month for one month.
3)  One GSM Mobile Prepaid SIM ( MRP Rs 20/- is  offered free to all the new broadband
customers.

A.9 ( Concession under landline  for the NLBB and Combo Plans )
1) Zero Deposit will be collected for new Landline booked under NLBB and Combo Plans at the time
of booking initially. However,  the SD for landline ( Local+STD Rs 500; Local + STD+ ISD Rs 2000; Rs
500 for Sulabh with outgoing only on ITC) will be collected in the first bill along with other dues.  This
offer is valid upto 28-05-2012
2) Rebate of Rs 200 for Rural and Rs 250 for Urban customers is offered  on landline installation
charges, subject to the condition that the telephone instrument is purchased by the customer on his
own. In addition to that, a rebate by way of discount in terms of rupees equivalent to 300 MCUs @
100 MCUs per month for first three months with effect from 2nd
billing cycle. This offer is valid for
the connections registered between 01-02-2012 and 30-04-2012.

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BSNL launches WiMAX in CHENNAI Sub-Urban areas!

February 13, 2012 Leave a comment

BSNL Chennai Telephones has launched WiMAX, the fourth generation technology for wireless broadband, in 15 mofussil areas around Chennai
Chennai Telephones Chief General Manager A. Subramanian said each of the 15 BTS towers set up in these locations would provide wireless broadband services within a radius of 10-15 km and have capacity to network about 1,000 subscribers with a little back-end scaling up of bandwidth.
WiMAX (Wireless Interoperability for Microwave Access) is an IP-based wireless broadband technology that provides Internet access for any device on any network within a designated zone. BSNL can offer wireless connectivity for a 15-km line of sight range in rural areas at speeds ranging between 256 Kbps and 2 Mbps. Unlike the limited access area that a Wi-Fi hotspot serves, WiMAX represents 4G wireless broadband technology that can link up larger areas.
The new WiMAX spots are Uthiramerur, Chengalpattu, Anna Nagar, Maraimalainagar, Gummidipoondi SIPCOT, Kelambakkam, Thiruvallur M/W, Oragadam, Sriperumbudur, Manali New Town, Melmaruvathur, Maduranthagam, Thirukazhukundram, Thatchur, Medavakkam and Kancheepuram.
While users within a 1 km radius of a WiMAX BTS can access the Internet with just a USB dongle, those within a 2-5 km radius would require an indoor CPE while subscribers farther away would need to hook up with outdoor equipment.
Pinging on speedtest.net during a demo at the Maraimalainagar BTS area showed a download speed of 2.17 Mbps and upload speed of 1.79 on the USB dongle, 1.97 Mbps (download) and 0.51 (upload) with an indoor CPE and 2.02 Mbps (download) and 1.57 Mbps (upload) with an outdoor CPE.

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BSNL offer free EVDO card for 6 months unlimited Plan payments..

October 5, 2011 Leave a comment

While revamping its NIC/EVDO data charges BSNL is offering free EVDO card for the committed users for the payment of six months unlimited plan..Promotional offer for 90 days from the date of launch:- In order to increase EVDO connections,
Promotional offer for 90 days from the date of launch:- In order to increase EVDO connections,
all customers who make a commitment of longer period may be provided EVDO data card free of cost
as per following scheme:-

FMC for Unlimited free data usage plan                                      —-  Rs.750
No of Months advance payment                                             —–      6 months
Total Amount of Advance payment in case of post paid connection   -Rs.4500 (Excl. of S. Tax)
FRC in case of Prepaid connection with validity of 180 days-      Rs.5000 (Incl. of S. Tax)
Charges

 

Authority source:

No.24-02/2011-T&C-CM
Date: 29.09.2011
Circular T&C -CM No. 66/11-12

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BSNL ended Unlimited Plan in 2G & 3G Prepaid!

February 24, 2011 1 comment

After scorching the 3 G War with its unlimited plans, finally BSNL is biding goodbye to it’s best selling USP.. first the Rs4200/ for 6 months was closed on 31-01-2011, now the remaining original prepaid plan Rs1499/ p.m is now ended.  BSNL does not says anything about the post paid UNlimited Rs1359/ p.m, but no immediate change  is likely to happen, since TRAI has mandated that six months time to be given to users.

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  1. 2G & 3G prepaid data recharge vouchers:-
MRP of RCV in Service Free data usage Additional usage Remark
Rs. / 30 days (with validity of 30 charges with pulse
days) rate of 10KB
274 2G Unlimited NA Withdrawn
270 2G 6 GB Rs.0.02/10KB New
1499 3G Unlimited NA Withdrawn
1503 3G 15 GB Rs.0.02/10KB New
3003 3G 35 GB Rs.0.02/10KB New

 

  1. The data usage charges applicable to all data/voice plans under 2G and 3G mobile services revised from existing Rs.0.01/10KB to Rs.0.02/10KB.
  1. The free data usage allowed is also applicable while in national roaming.
  1. The usage charge beyond free usage is same for Home LSA and roaming.

It is no secret some of the officers are hellpending to helping and leaking the information to other ISP , and Sunil Mittal already know beforehand BSNL is not gooing to maintaned the UNLIMITED Plans, so he confidentially  said” We are not at Price War” How rightly he is, unless he know beforehand..

In the present TOP BSNL Management, hardly anyone loyal to BSNL . all are divided between ‘ Anil and Mittal’ groups

With leadership crisis is engulfing BSNL the little satraps in the  BSNL corporate Office are running riot with introducing maddening plans, to kill BSNL revival in nearest future..

Categories: 3 G, BSNL

Apple and BSNL..Made for each other ?

February 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Apple’s steve Job may be a Hero for the world Tech masses..worshipped as creator of Jesus phone by his fans,.. but India taught a important but a painful lesson for Steve Job, when his Iphone enter the Indian market Via Airtel and Vodophone partnership in late 2008 Just 20000 iphones sold (Blackmarket excluded) for the two years ranged and 90% of inventory marked for india was dumped to srilanka and malaysia..(amazingly the phones sold through black market volumes was higher than the official launch up)..Even when the ipad is a smashing hit in the neighbouring markets apple has delayed the Indian launch for almost a year..
now with a new partnership (but no tieup) with BSNL apple is reentering the indian market..
Two important reasons: except two metro BSNL has wide reach for All India basis coverage( even in MTNL area Bsnl has wide reach with roaming capabilities.. further BSNL is the only operator offer the non hindering 3 G unlimited speed by a thousand buck (Rs999)without any FUP
even when BSNL withdraw unlimited concessional plan it announced new plan for exclusive Ipad only, which raise the hope that the move is Ipad centeric policy..

see the plan details as follows:

BSNL Corporate office letter no 26-25/2010-T&C–Circular T & C-CM no.98/10-11 dt 30-11-10.

Vide C.O. Circular ref. above, the Data Plan tariff for 3G service bundling with M/S. Apple for I-Pad is to be introduced. The details are given below:-

  1. Prepaid Plans:

Sl.No Particulars Tariff
1 32K Micro SIM & Activation in Rs. 30
2 MRP of FRC in Rs.^ 70
3 Starter Pack in Rs.^ 100
4 Free Usage with Activation 1 GB/Month for six Months
5 iPad data Plans>>> Unlimited Monthly Plan Limited Monthly Plan Daily Plan
6 MRP of Recharge vouchers (RCV) in Rs.^ 999 599 102
7 Free Data Usage Unlimited 6GB Unlimited
8 validity 30 days 30 days 1 day
9 Data usage charges beyond free usage NA 1p/10KB NA

^ MRP is inclusive of service tax @ 10.30%.

  1. Post paid Plans:

Sl.No Particulars Unlimited Monthly Plan
1 Activation charges in Rs. 100
2 FMC in Rs. 999
3 Free Data Usage Unlimited
4 Validity One month

  1. Initial validity of the plan in case of prepaid service will be 180 days.

  2. In case of post paid plan, one month validity is with ref. to the billing cycle followed in the circle. For customers taking connection in between the starting and billing date, the FMC and free data usage will be calculated proportionately.

  3. The tariff plans designed for bundling with iPad are basically for data service. However, if the features of voice call, video calls and SMS are available with iPad in future, the base voice call, video call and SMS tariff as applicable to 3G data plans. i.e. general 120 under prepaid and Plan 99 under postpaid services will be applicable.

  1. In general the validity available with data RCVs will increase both the main account validity and plan validity.

  2. Beyond the free data usage customer can use any of the data RCVs for ipad mentioned above or any existing topup coupons of 2G/3G services from which the 1p/10 KB will be deducted.

  3. The free data usage will also be available while national roaming.

  4. The normal data usage charges i.e. 1p/10KB will also be applicable while national roaming.

  • SIM & Plan activation (i.e. starter pack) are to be done through sancharsoft only and the DATA plan denominations Rs.999,599 & 102 are to be activated through C TOP-UP, only to the iPad DATA Plan customers in case of prepaid. These three denominations cannot be used by any of our 2G/3G customers other than ipad customers.

  • These iPad customers cannot use any of the existing 3G DATA RCVs.

The above Tariff plan is implemented with effect from 08.02.2011.

Whether Ipad break the Iphone jinx here?especially Indian made Notion Ink Adam daunted as Ipad’s killer, and Motorola ‘s xoom’ waiting to Zoom..

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M/s Huawei’s Game plan..Destruct BSNL!!

January 30, 2011 1 comment

The slow death of BSNL now gripping is not actually self implicated. But well thought and well planned before the spectrum-gate and even before the Previous parliament elections notified..crores of rupees changed hands at that time and Radia Tapes reveal it only partial..
M/s huawei is simple tools in the hands of Big power houses who wanted to destroy BSNL so it come to them at cheaper rate when it finally sold in the junk market….A profit making BSNL is beyond their reach but a lose making entity will undervalued and sold at death cheap rate..
The 3G services in entire South India are experiencing speed problem for the last two weeks. Neither the Vendor M/S Huawei nor the BSNL authorities in the corporate office (whom themselves deputation from DOT, not necessarily interested in BSNL management) are taking any corrective steps to rectify the problem. The vendor is not even acknowledging that such problem exists because BSNL management which is either unable or not willing to deal with erratic vendors. BSNL conducted various tests by using a roaming 3G SIM of another GGSN and confirmed that in Kerala NW is getting only 200 kbps speed while the roaming SIM speed was about 2 Mbps. This information has been forwarded to all higher ups including the vendor on 13-01-2011 itself. The vendor is saying that the problem with their fire wall attached to the Chennai GGSN was rectified and they don’t have to do anything further to rectify the problem and the problem is with the congestion of the two 2 GE links connecting the GGSN Chennai and the NIB core. The vendor M/s Huwaei has taken two weeks to locate the problem with their fire wall ! A similar problem was observed in the month of Dec 2010 and it took two weeks for the vendor to locate the problem. The then problem was that the two GE links were provided as active and standby mode and the problem was resolved by making the links in load sharing mode between Chennai GGSN and NIB.

In effect, the 3G service is severely affected and customers are migrating to TATA DOCOMO .The interesting part of whole the story is that the service provider for DOCOMO 3G is also Huawei?. It is wonder How M/s Huwei is helping TATA DOCOMO ?

Karnataka Circle has also pointed very slow speed on 3G data services and blackmailing by the vendor, M/s Huwaei (pl. refer the previous post)
It appears that no one is able to control the vendor from BSNL side whereas the same vendor is virtually chained by DOCOMO. This is the big difference in managerial expertise between BSNL and other service providers. For smallest dereliction, heads will roll in DOCOMO, whereas, even if the vendor holds BSNL to any kind of ransom, which generally is visible, nothing is going to happen in BSNL. Even no effort will be made to fix the responsibility.
It is a free for all situations in BSNL now!

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