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As most of you know, there are two options to choose before you purchase the device. One is ”On-Rental” and the another is “On-Purchase”. To know more about the price difference, see this page.

If you choose “On-Rental”, then you will pay little extra every month and if you opt to purchase the device at the beginning, i.e “On-Purchase”, then you will pay low bill every month.

So which plan is best for you? If you are big on pocket, you will go for “On-Purchase”, if not you will go for “On-Rental”. But there is something that you will have to keep in mind. On-Purchase will give you the limited warranty, but whereas On-Rental will give you unlimited warranty. So what’s the advantage?

I’ll explain you in brief. Think; if you bought the device at beginning for 3,500 Rs, the device is all yours and you will pay no extra cost every month expect the regular fee. You will get warranty for a year or two. And if something goes wrong and your device is not functioning after the warranty period, then you will have to pay for repair charges, if the device cannot be repaired, you will have to dig up your pocket and purchase the device once again!

But whereas if you choose to go for “On-Rental”, you will pay little extra, and the advantage is, you will get the device repaired of replaced if something goes wrong whenever or for repeated number of time with no cost!

If you are thinking how I came to know about this, then I have the answer for you.

Recently, my device was not able to connect to the internet, after few days I took the device to the exchange and reported the problem. They asked me for my number, after giving my number, they checked online for the type of option that I have chosen. Hopefully, I’m “On-Rental”, and they said since your device is on rental, we will fix the problem and will give the device tomorrow. And I went to exchange on the next day, I got my device repaired for no charges.

I just asked them about what if I got this device for “On-Purchase” and they said it will repaired for free only when its under warranty!

I also read a post from some member in the forum (don’t remember the name), which says about similar consequence. But I experienced it.

So the verdict is, pay little extra every month and choose “On-Rental”, instead of buying the device at once and making your pocket cry when it goes boom!

BSNL EVDO now available in Hyderabad




BSNL has decided to launch its Data Services on CDMA 2000 IX by using BSNL Internet Connect Card (ICC). The CDMA IX ICC will provide Internet Service @144kbps to computer users on their laptops as well as on desktops. This service will be available in all those locations wherever CDMA IX MSC based coverage is there. However, during roaming the said Internet connectivity will not work at present. The following two types of data Cards will be available for BSNL customers:

(A) Network Interface Card (NIC) : For internet speed up to 144 Kbps.

(B) EVDO Card : Internet speed up to 2.4 Mbps*

Tariff for Data services on CDMA 2000 IX by using BSNL Internet Connect Card:

The tariff for this service will be as follows:-

Sl. No.


Tariff (In Rs.)

for NIC

for EVDO Card*


Registration Charges




Activation Charges




Internet connect card (ICC) charges

(1) Internet connect Card Sale Price


(2) Alternate to Purchase of Modem
(a) Monthly fixed charges
(b) Security Charges ( Refundable)






Fixed Monthly Charges (for accessing Internet only)




Fixed monthly charges, free calls, unit rate, pulse etc. for voice calls

As per plan selected by the customer


Free Internet Usage




Additional Usage Charges per MB

Not applicable

Not applicable


SMS charges

a) Local

b) National

c) International

a) Rs. 0.40 per SMS

b) Rs. 0.80 per SMS

c) Rs. 5.00 per SMS


Security Deposit

As applicable for PSTN /WLL


Minimum Hire Period

Three months

Note : Voice will be permitted within SDCA as per Regulatory requirement.

*Above Tariff is for internet speed up to 144 kbps. (Tariff for CDMA EVDO card for speed up to 2.4 mbps will be intimated later, after installation of CDMA EVDO system).

Other terms and conditions:

(i) In respect of maintenance of NIC and EVDO Card (Internet connect card) separate instructions will follow soon.

(ii) Fixed Monthly Charges will be collected in advance and usage charges will be collected after month end.

(iii) At the time of issue of Demand Note, following charges will be collected:-

a) Activation charges (as applicable)

b) Security Deposit & Advance Rental Deposit (Local/STD/ISD) for new Connections

c) Security Deposit of the Internet connect card (ICC) (if applicable)

d) Advance monthly rental for Internet connect card (ICC)(if applicable)

(iv) Service taxes and Other taxes extra

EVDO On-Rental or On-Purchase ?


Introducing iPhone 3G. With fast 3G wireless technology, GPS mapping, support for enterprise features like Microsoft Exchange, and the new App Store, iPhone 3G puts even more features at your fingertips. And like the original iPhone, it combines three products in one — a revolutionary phone, a widescreen iPod, and a breakthrough Internet device with rich HTML email and a desktop-class web browser. iPhone 3G. It redefines what a mobile phone can do — again.


November 2020

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