BSNL introduced EVDO, the wireless broadband in INDIA. BSNL is the first to roll out EVDO Internet in India. The EVDO was launched unofficially back in September 2007 by BSNL and available in the selected cities only. Theoretically EVDO Offers 2.4 Mbps with Rev 0 and 3.1 Mbps on Rev A. But it varies on depending on few parameters. The BSNL EVDO modem is USB based, making it easy for Desktop computers as well as Laptops. If you are not aware about EVDO let me tell you that EVDO is a telecommunications standard for the wireless transmission of data through radiosignals, typically for broadband Internet access. It uses multiplexing techniques including Code division multiple access (CDMA) as well as Time division multiple access (TDMA) to maximize both individual user’s throughput and the overall system throughput. It is standardized by 3rd Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP2) as part of the CDMA2000 family of standards and has been adopted by many mobile phone service providers around the world – particularly those previously employing CDMA networks. It is also used on the Globalstarsatellite phone network.
Cost of Data Card :
The Data Card if purchase would cost you Rs.3500 one time charges and you wont need to make any monthly Rentals towards the dard card. If you are not looking for making any initial payments you can buy this data card on rental basis which would cost you Rs.200/month
Bsnl Evdo Data Card Tariff :
The Tariff of this service is around Rs.550/month for speeds upto 2.4Mbps in most cities in India. Though there are reports that the pricing differs based on cities and starts at Rs.400/month to Rs.550/month.
|Network Type||CDMA 1x||EVDO|
|Speed||144 Kbps||2.4 Mbps|
|On Rental||250 + 200 + Tax||550 + 200 + Tax|
|On Purchase||250 Rs||550 Rs|
Do note that the speeds will/may vary depending on few parameters like how far you stay from the tower and the signal strength etc.
|3||Charges for Cards (PCMCIA type or USB type)|
|i) Internet connect card sale price||2800||3500|
|ii) Alternate to purchase of ICC|
|a) Fixed monthly charges for card||150||200|
|b) Security charges (Refundable)||1000||1000|
|4||Fixed monthly charges for internet||250||550|
|5||Free internet usage||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|6||Additional usage charges||Not applicable||Not applicable|
|7||Minimum hire period||Three months||Three months|
|* All the taxes shall be charged extra as applicable|
|The above mentioned tariff will be applicable up to 31.12.2008|
|All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged|