3G Data Plans – Comparison between BSNL, Airtel and Idea

Have you ever experienced accessing internet at a breathtaking speed? The simple joy of uninterrupted and seamless data downloading makes your day like nothing else. Rejoice, with 3G data plans, now you can access high speed internet. The recent trend has shown the marked reduction in 3G data charges thereby making 3G data plans affordable than ever.

What do you get with 3G Data plans

  • Higher data transfer speed as compared with 2G and 2.5G
  • Better data transfer rate with enhanced audio and video streaming
  • Video-conferencing support
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  • High speed Web and internet browsing
  • IPTV support

Although 2G data plans are very popular; the 3G services are being gradually adopted by the customers. Almost all the operators have reduced the 3G data plans tariffs, thereby making 3G plans an affordable and lucrative alternative.

Let’s compare the 3G data plans of BSNL, Airtel and Idea

Volume Based

BSNL:  You will be charged 2 paise for every 10kb data usage.

Airtel: You will be charged 3 paise for every 10kb data usage.

Idea: You will be charged 2 paise for every 10kb data usage.

1GB Free Data Usage

OperatorMonthly RentalOffer Validity (in Days)
BSNLRs 151

7

BSNLRs 225

30

AirtelRs 252

30

IdeaRs 249

30

 2GB Free Data Usage

OperatorMonthly RentalOffer Validity (in Days)
BSNLRs 360

30

AirtelRs 450

30

IdeaRs 449

30

 3 GB Free Data Usage

OperatorMonthly RentalOffer Validity (in Days)
BSNLRs 600

90

IdeaRs 649

30

IdeaRs 699

90

 5 GB Free Data Usage

OperatorMonthly RentalOffer Validity (in Days)
BSNLRs 750

30

IdeaRs 849

30

 10 GB Free Data Usage

OperatorMonthly RentalOffer Validity (in Days)
BSNLRs 1099

30

AirtelRs 1500

30

IdeaRs 1499

30

 15 GB Free Data Usage

OperatorMonthly RentalOffer Validity (in Days)
BSNLRs 1500

30

AirtelNA

NA

IdeaNA

NA

 30 GB Free Data Usage

OperatorMonthly RentalOffer Validity (in Days)
BSNLRs 3000

90

AirtelNA

NA

Idea3999

90

 As compared to other private 3G operators, the BSNL provides better value for their data plans. Moreover, BSNL also offers free data roaming across the country including Delhi and Mumbai (via MTNL network).

Things to Note

You can enjoy 25 % extra data usage as the promotional offer by BSNL on the following vouchers for the next 3 months.

  • Rs.225  and Rs.360

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