BSNL Launched 3G service in Trivandrum
As part of new initiative of BSNL, 3G mobile service is launched in Trivandrum. BSNL customers can enjoy high speed Internet, Video calling and Live TV in 3G enabled handsets in BSNL 3G network. Publicly owned BSNL and MTNL are the only telecom operators in the country offering 3G service at present.
In Trivandrum, city area is covered under 3G service now. It is being rapidly rolled out to suburban areas of the city. BSNL has around 180 towers in the Trivandrum area. Out of these almost half of the BTS’s are now 3G enabled.
To enjoy 3G one need a 3G enabled handset. Recently Nokia launched a low cost 3G handset Nokia 2730 classic at around Rs. 4500. All Nokia E series phones are 3G enabled, and most of the N series phones are also 3G ready.
How to activate 3G on prepaid connection
To activate 3G on prepaid connection send an SMS M3G120 to 53733. You will receive an SMS from BSNL. Send the confirmation SMS M3G120Y to 53733. The initial plan will be 3G general 120. To enjoy reduced call rate migrate to 3G promotional plan by recharging with Rs. 98.
How to configure your mobile for 3G Internet settings
Once 3G is activated send an SMS in the format <handset make> <model> to 58355. For example if your mobile is Nokia E63 send the SMS NOKIA E63 to 58355. There should be at least Rs. 50 balance in your account to receive the settings successfully. Once the settings are saved high speed Internet can be enjoyed on the mobile or connected through data cable with the laptop or PC.
How to activate 3G on BSNL postpaid plans
To apply for 3G service on BSNL postpaid plans fill the application form available at the Kerala BSNL Website
BSNL 3G Tariff
3G tariff is available in the Kerala BSNL Website. in 3G promotional plan, call charges are Rs 0.30 to local BSNL numbers and Rs. 0.60 to other local numbers. Video calls are charged at Rs. 0.30 for local and Rs. 0.50 for STD to BSNL numbers.