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Here’s our list of various 3G data tariffs offered by major telecom providers in India for January 2014. These are prepaid tariffs only (except where mentioned). The tables give a fair idea of the tariffs and can be used for the comparison among carriers, however, the rates vary significantly from region to region and it is best that your check the operator’s webpage for the exact amount in your area (it should be close to these numbers). As always, we advise you to pick a plan that suits your needs instead of going blindly for the cheapest one. Also, make sure that your area is covered by 3G on whichever carrier you choose, or else you’ll be stuck with 2G (EDGE) speeds, which aren’t very fabulous, as you might already know.



bsnl data tariff




airtel 3g tariff




Please note that unlike other carriers, Idea’s tariffs vary significantly from circle to circle and it is best that you check their official website for the exact pricing. Here’s the link.





* Speed capped to 64kbps post stated usage



reliance 3g

The last three plans come with Fair Usage Policy (FUP)



Tata Docomo

tata docomo tariff

  • Sakthi

    Don’t take aircel 3g…they have hidden 3 tier speed capping

    Rs 7 – upto 50 mb 3g speed, 50 mb- 110 mb- speed at 128 kbps. Beyond
    110 mb- speed at 32kbps.

    Rs 19- upto 100 mb 3g speed,,100 mb- 200 mb- speed at 128 kbps. Beyond
    200 mb- speed at 32kbps.

    Rs 38- upto 200 mb 3g speed, 200mb- 410 mb- speed at 128 kbps. Beyond
    410 mb- speed at 32kbps.

    Rs 128- upto 500 mb 3g speed, 500 mb- 610 mb- speed at 128 kbps. Beyond
    610 mb- speed at 32kbps

    • ravi

      They’re offering 3g speeds on the advertised data amount..unlimited afterwards is just a market gimmick used by these companies..

    • katik

      let it be, but still they provide unltd 3g in such cheap rates, no other provider has guts to even do this. worst is airtel (having highest subscribers in india) for only 150mb they charge 48rs whereas aircel 200mb +unltd at 128or32kbps at 37rs.

      • sdf

        I am getting average 2 to 3 Mbps speed in PUNE for BSNL 3G. It is cheapest amongest all:- 1GB=139 R.S.

  • neelima

    hey man stop publishcopy mtrl from official sites.

    • sharang33

      and that would be wrong because? I don’t see why I cant use the official tariffs from respective websites and sum it up

  • uparth

    still 3g not cheaper

    • zadg

      I am getting average 2 to 3 Mbps speed in PUNE for BSNL 3G. It is cheapest amongest all:- 1GB=139 R.S./mn

  • Very costly by all operators.

    • ashik

      hellow i m ashik from bangladesh i want to know what is the lowest cost of indian 3G data plan for unlimited … here in Bangladesh we have to pay 750 taka (with vat) 128kbps which is about 543 rupe in india…….

      • Arjun

        Here it is RS.128 for 1 month Aircel.

        • Sahil Khan

          it is only 500mb 3g and 1024 is 2G low speed. Still in India no unlimited plan of 3G in cheap price.

          • babu

            in hyderabad wt should be the best of all networks
            can you share ur ideas..

      • Devanshu

        lolz.. you all are pretty fucked up in Bangladesh. 3G is so damn costly. I feel sorry for you guys.

  • ansh

    i think bsnl is cheapest

  • Raja

    BSNL 3G is worst, waste of money, not even the speed of 2G, they won’t care about the complaints. finally the subscribers through the sim cards. tariff is cheap and speed is lower than 5Kb/Sec

    • Leo

      Funny!!!!! I,m Getting around 380 Kbps 😀 😀

    • C R Nandi

      I agree, BSNL is actually headache of india.

  • damodarsingaram

    I think reliance net-connect+ is the best there tariff plans are reliable.

  • BAl

    BSNL is good here in Salem, Tamilnadu. I am getting superb speed up to 3 mbps with 2 tower signal strength. I activated 2 gb for 253 and I found no marked issues except occasional loss of signal.

  • Idea is costliest and speeds are unreliable..same is with Airtel..BSNL is cheapest so one can’t complain of speeds. If you are in a 3g zone you will get awesome speeds if you walk out of towers zone you will get 2g speeds for BSNL so check for this before complaining about speeds…

  • shruti

    can anyone pls tel me which is best in speed . i live in chennai….

    • PRATIK

      You will definitely get minimum 1 Mbps on BSNL if you are in good coverage. In PUNE I am getting upto 5 Mbps sometimes. Also BSNL is cheapest one. But take more time to connect. Once connected Booom Booooooooom….

  • Poor mechanic

    What about roaming? my aircell (tamilnadu)prepaid 3g datacard is not working in chennai.
    Please inform about other net works regarding roaming.

  • bluezone

    In Gujarat Ahmedabad bsnl give 2g speed in name of 3g recharge
    I have complaints about that but no any response from technical
    Department of bsnl

    Wrost speed

    • Pratik

      Do you even have a 3G phone dude?

  • anonymus

    Dont ever thnk of Tata….it sucks…

  • Ashish

    I am using MTS Blaze Ultra in Vadodara, Gujarat and am getting average speeds of 1.5Mbps. thats not enough juice.

  • Mukesh Kamath

    This is June 1st,2014 and before three months i got a mouth watering offer on BSNL where they offered 3.5 GB for 450 rupees 90 days validity. It got over a week back. When i went to shop to recharge there i was surprised to find in print my favorite offer 3.5 GB for 449 rupees 90 days validity. I don’t watch many videos. Per session i use nearly 30-50 MB. Browse almost daily. This means my bill for one month is near to 150 rupees and i use a little over a GB of data.

  • James

    BSNL 3G 2GB recharge costs Rs.253 and not Rs.251

  • rohit ranvijay singh

    MTS mblaze in Jaipur provides a speed of 6mbps …. Its best in Rajasthan. . I m using it

  • Desi_Indian

    I am from Pune, however currently living in US, i cant believe still we dont have unlimiterd 3G plan in India… We pay around 30$ (Rs 1800) for unlimited calls across US, unlimited sms & 1 GB 4G after that 3G unlimited 🙂

    • Precious Gem

      I was in Italy and enjoyed everything like this. In India? My God, I thrown BSNL SIM, despite repeated calls idiots never mind n unwanted vulgar sms, we never seen abroad… Dirty Indian brains, all companies r just fooling and looting Indian public. We can realize quality in everything when we go abroad. (personal view, don’t abuse to show your level, plz)

  • fbh

    best is bsnl 3g,,,,
    u get 20 gb at around 1950(variable as per circles), so just less than ₹ 100 per GB and valid for 2 months(60 days). In a city with full 3G signal, it works well, but not good for non-resumable downloads, just good for torrents, as it disconnected after every 15-25 MB downloads(often, not always).
    Else the best option is Reliance 3G(u should have 3G signal in your phone), u get 30 GB at ₹2975, again just less than ₹100 per GB, valid for 6 months(180 days). You get minimum speed of 300 Kbytes/sec. Till date i got a max downloading speed of 2.3 Mbytes/sec at IDM. Reliable for non resumable downloads too. This is the best one(provided you have full 3G signal), and the prob is not all states have 3G for Reliance, but BSNL has 3G in almost all the states.

  • Ravinder Ravi

    Aircel now provided 3 Gb high speed internet for only 100 Rs


  • vijay

    vodafone gives the best speeed

  • raja hindustani

    do not buy MTS for free also, most faltu company and most faltu billing system

  • Chetan

    How about Reliance 3000 Pack. I mean 30 GB for 6 months is Good ryt??

  • Chetan

    nothing is cheapest.. if u look at the plan some companies are giving more data but less validity while some are giving more validity but less data.. so its all same..

  • qams

    BSNL is cheaper & faster but 3G network is not robust, always not available when we need it mostly on saturdays & sundays its 3G Data is not working at all, Aircel is very slow.

  • qams

    Airtel has average 3G speed and costly but reliable even at slow speed