All About BSNL EVDO and other BSNL Data Card

EVDO by BSNL to provide High Speed Wireless Internet


BSNL is using EVDO technology to provide high speed wireless internet services.

Type of EVDO data cards are being provided by BSNL–

  • BSNL is providing PCMCIA as well as USB type EVDO data card.

Initial charges for getting activated BSNL EVDO data card–


  • Total initial charge is Rs.4000 ( Sale price 3500 + activation charge 500) Particulars EVDO Activation charge 500 Sale price of Card 3500 Rent if not purchased 200 SD if taken on rent 1000 Monthly charges 550 Free internet usage Unlimited

Option for hiring of the card  AND charges —

  • you can hire the card @Rs.200 per month. You are required to deposit Rs. 1000 as security deposit ( Refundable) in this case.

monthly charges  / Usage charges —

  • Monthly charges is Rs. 550 with unlimited usage . 6    Is there any additional charges over and above Rs.550 per month
  • No only Service Tax as applicable shall be levied on it .

Data speed of EVDO card —

  • EVDO offers up to 2.4 Mbps. But it varies depending on where you are .

EVDO network availability —

  • EVDO coverage is available in all major cities at present. We are rolling out EVDO in all other areas also progressively.

Option of  EVDO —

  • GPRS/EDGE data card with speed up to 144Kbps across the country with least price.
  • Such data cards are also available as USB and PCMCIA type.
  • Only in just Rs 250 monthly Free internet usage Unlimited

Roaming on BSNL data cards —

  • You can move within your city (SDCA) with the data cards at present. BSNL are rolling out all India roaming and shall announce the same in near future.

BSNL Support  for any problem in the data card —

  • 24X7 Online available at PH- 9412024365 fault in data card is remote, or you may contact nearest BSNL Customer Service Centre for any help.

Installation the Data Card in Desktop/Laptop–

  • The CD provided along with Data card may be used to install it. The CD is self running & interactive, you will be able to install it yourself.

Data speed is  2.4 Mbps speed —

  • This depends on how far you stay from CDMA BTS, either with EVDO network or CDMA 1x. You will get very good speeds if the tower is within 2 – 3 KMs radius.

Definition of  EV-DO —

  • Evolution-Data Optimized / Evolution-Data ( often abbreviated as EV-DO or EVDO and often EV) is a telecommunications standard for the wireless transmission of data through radio signals, typically for broadband Internet access. It provides fast wireless broadband internet service directly to your laptop/DEsktop.

Definition of CDMA 1x —

  • CDMA 1x is the previous version or the older version of EVDO.
  • CDMA, Code Division Multiple Access, uses advanced mathematical techniques to allow multiple wireless devices to transmit simultaneously on the same frequency.
  • Every device, such as a mobile phone, is assigned a unique mathematical signature.
  • It applies this signature to the original signal and transmits the modified signal. A receiver applies the inverse of the mathematical operation to recover the original signal.

Data speed of CDMA 1x —

  • CDMA 1x offers up to 144 Kbps.

The Difference between CDMA 1x and EVDO —

  • CDMA 1x is relatively older when compared with EVDO in terms of speed and performance. While CDMA 1x offers 144 Kbps, its successor EVDO offers up to 2.4 Mbps.
  • You can use a EVDO device to access CDMA 1x network EVDO devices offers backward compatibility, you can access a CDMA 1x network with EVDO device. You can use this device with Windows Vista,  XP.

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