BSNL 3G Unlimited Plan Tip – Using Micro Sim

Hope most of you might be using our old BSNL 3G Chennai Hack to use your Gprs data plan at 3G speed. This tip will help others for whom the above trick does not work. BSNL recently Limited the unlimited Plan ( Which we enjoyed couple of months back ) for 3G connections to maximum of 15 GB per month for 1503 INR ( May vary at your place ). Here am sharing a simple tip to enjoy BSNL 3G speed on your mobile or on Data Card for just 999 INR ( May vary at your place ).
BSNL 3G micro Sim BSNL 3G Unlimited Plan Tip   Using Micro Sim

The Tip – Micro Sim for iPad :

Well, lets get into the Point. The tip is nothing but using a Micro Sim for iPad, I just bought an iPad 2, couple of weeks back and i was thinking to use my Normal 3G sim as a micro sim on my iPad by cutting the conventional Sim into appropriate size using MicroSim-Cutter which is selling hot on eBay. By that time, someone informed me the availability of  Micro Sim for iPad provided by BSNL.

Finally, i visited the BSNL store and  i received the Microsim for 100 INR ( Sim cost + Activation Charge ). This includes 1GB of free Data Usage every month for next 6 months. For Unlimited data Usage, You have to Recharge with 999 INR ( 30 days validity ). I tested on my ipad and it works great after a couple of mins it gets activated.

Does Micro-Sim work on Mobiles/ Data Card ?

Amazingly, Yes it does !
I tried using the same Micro Sim on my BSNL 3G Data card ( Teracom Manufacture ) and on my Android Mobile ( Xperia x10 mini ).
It works perfectly without any issues. Only thing you have to note is that you should take care while inserting the Micro Sim into your Mobile/ Datacard as the Sim Slot would be bigger in size than the Sim. Make sure, the Golden part of the Micro Sim gets into contact of the Sim Slot perfectly.

Warning :

1. Remember, you are buying the MicroSim for your iPad and not for normal Use, So ask for MicroSim to use on iPad to the BSNL Store keeper.
2. Sometimes, they might ask for IMEI number of your iPad to limit the usage of the Sim to particular device, try to escape from the situation with your intellectual skills icon wink BSNL 3G Unlimited Plan Tip   Using Micro Sim
3. However, the speed is comparatively way lesser than conventional 3G Sim. We will update the comparison of Internet Speed Test on both Sim’s in next article, Stay updated with us via mail instantly, subscribe to our Free Email updates.

Other Tariff Details :

You shall find more details about prepaid and postpaid plans on BSNL Micro Sim for iPad below or on this <link>.

Prepaid Plans

3G RCV for Apple Devices/Micro SIM Unlimited 3G (Monthly) Unlimited 3G (Daily) Limited 3GPlan
MRP Rs. 999 Rs. 99 Rs. 599
Free Data Usage Limit Unlimited Without any FUP Unlimited Without any FUP 6 GB
Data Charges Beyond Free Usage NA NA 1p/10 KB

(Home & Roam)

Validity 30 Days 1 Day 30 Day

Postpaid Plan :

 

Unlimited 3G Postpaid Plan for Apple Devices with Micro SIM
Activation Charges Rs. 100
Monthly Rent Rs. 999
Free Data Usage Limit

(Home and Roam)

Unlimited Without any FUP
Validity 1 Month

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Comments

  1. shebin says

    Hi! Siddharth R,

    Your article is really helpful. I bought a micro sim today. I dont have any apple products. I want to use it on my 5800 nokia and usb data card. BSNL people do not have complete idea on micro sim. They even didnt give the number. How do i get the number of that sim? and recharge through online will work on micro sim? Also, tell me the time required for activation-(they said it will take around 6 hrs to get activated.)

  2. says

    Hi,
    i’m glad that it helped you..
    In Micro-sim, when its activated, it selects a random number by itself and they will provide it to you.
    If you donot get it, try sending sms as “DATA3G” to “53733” you will receive all details of your micro sim number.
    yes you can recharge anywhere, however its suggested to ask them before doing so.
    > Usually it takes less than a hour, for activation !

  3. shebin says

    Thx. A few hours later I purchased the sim, I got a call from customer care and provided the number. Currently its working on my data card. But not able to browse through my mobile. When i tried to browse through mobile n 5800, connecting signal appeared, but page never loaded. And after closing the browser, a pop message displays on the screen which shows the a/c balance and how much data used. Any idea, which part might went wrong?(APN: bsnlnet)

  4. Dr VASANTH says

    If you want to use it only for data purpose , then you need not recharge it .. because just activation itself will gives you 1 GB / month for another 180 days…
    it is working well with all unlocked USB 3G data cards & any 3G handsets ..

  5. says

    I am using bsnl 3G giving 98 Rs (around 3 GB for a month) by that old trick.
    But in the middle of the pack the speed changes back to 2G. I am using the normal 2G bsnl sim in 3G datacard (teracom)
    Do you have any trick to overcome this.

  6. Dhaval says

    I am also planning to buy microsim.
    as you told that this microsim works with datacard also and you have used it with bsnl data card….
    i have one question that I am planning to buy huawei E1750 and do u have any idea that bsnl micro sim will work with E1750 because in one forum I read tht some one had problem in using microsim with E1750.

    …..eagerly waiting for your reply…..

  7. shishir says

    HI BUDDY,
    IM USING UNLOCKED IPHONE 4 FROM ALMOST AN YEAR LUCKILY BSNL 3G SERVICE IS LAUNCHED IN MY AREA THIS MONTH, AND I WANT THAT ”UNLIMITED DATA, 999Rs/month PLAN” TOO, I AM WONDERING HOW CAN I GET THAT MICRO SIM CARD WITH THIS PERTICULER PLAN FOR MY ”IPHONE 4” IF IN ANY CASE THEY ARE ONLY PROVIDING IT FOR AN iPAD_
    *GOOD WORK*
    CHEERS

  8. SHISHIR says

    HI BUDDY,
    IM USING IPHONE4 FROM ALMOST AN YEAR LUCKILY BSNL 3G SERVICE IS LAUNCHED IN HERE THIS MONTH, AND I WANT THAT ”UNLIMITED DATA, 999Rs/MONTH” PLAN TOO, BUT I WANT IT ON MY IPHONE4 WHAT SHOULD I DO?

  9. gaurav says

    bro i went to bsnl office they told me they have micro sim but you have to convert ur old number to micro sim,but i want new sim and they are saying then you have to buy normal new 3g sim then they convert it into micro sim,bro please tell me what is procedure of activating micro sim as they have only sim card but not mobile number of that sim card and for mobile number they are giving 3g sim number

  10. T.K.SAHAJAN says

    Hi SIDHARTH
    recently I purchased a BSNL 3G data card. the data speed is very poor, actually there is no 3g network nearer in my home. I got the data speed up to 16kbps on EDGE please help me how to speed up

    T.K.SAHAJAN

  11. funmania says

    But its not happening, i can receive telephone calls and messages but can’t do call or message, am i missing something? i Have bsnl micro sim in my iPhone 4.

  12. bhavesh says

    hello sid
    i have recently owned a bsnl normal 3g sim card.for my iphone4 nd cuts wid sim cutter but its not working.when i tell my prblm to bsnl head-office they tell only microsim have special recharges not normal sim.
    what should i do yaar ? ? ?

  13. shone says

    Actually there is a catch .The speed for the 3g connection will be automatically capped if we are not using it on an ipad. my connection speed dropped from 1 Mbps to 256kbps after i used it on a micromax datacard. you will have to call BSNL Customer care to reset the cap and they will ask for IPAD IMEI no.

  14. Rjs says

    Hello Siddarth,

    Thanks for the response. Yes my device is iPad3. I have both a pre paid iPad micro sim and a post paid 3g data card unlimited. Both work perfect with the internet. But both dont allow me to set the Personal Hotspot. In both the APN that I have used is bsnlnet.

    I also spoke to BNSL officer and he has no clue even what is personal hotspot or tethering.

    Also to let you know, when I put my Vodafone sim, I do get the option for personal hotspot.

    If you have a solution do let me know.

  15. Shubankar says

    Hey can the micro sim can be used in nokia 808 pureview. I am living in andaman and will the micro sim work on teracom data cards.

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