3G possibilities
3G is stimulant that makes you frenzy with whole world of internet and other services experience.Be it Live Matches,News,Live Streaming of video/music or online gaming. 3G give you instigative speed and encouragement to explore more.

Technically, 3G in Mobile communication refers to 3rd generation mobile telephony which supports video calls,high speed internet, live streaming like facilities.

Video Calls

Video calling is the first big thing that you will experience on 3G. Video calls means; you can see your friend/family member laughing chanting and can capture every moment of expression of some one who matters to you. And all this in real time! It supports real time image to other party however, clarity and continuity depend on some factors like quality of Mobile device, location of user, network condition etc.

High Speed Internet & better experience to social networking
High Speed Internet is the next big thing which revolutionaries your browsing experience. No more breaks/buffering and unavoidable wait of desired screen. A fantabulous speed which will help you in sharing your thoughts/pictures/albums/videos in the way never experienced in 2G. High speed internet means, even those transactions can be done which need speed for processing of error free requests like banking services, online ticket booking etc. Though actual speed vary on many factors like handset, location, network capacity, number of simultaneous users in a cell etc.
Video on Demand
You can access online available video resources without buffering from Youtube etc and other subscribed services which provide such videos.
Live TV
You, a cric-crazy, traveling and wants to see the ongoing match. Now don't say opps.. You can watch* the match that too live and right in your hand with Live TV services. Not just only cricket, but many other channels in the offing.
On line Gaming
3G speed gives you a new experience of gaming through Mobile. If you are a game maniac then 3G is best to you.. it is with you all along.
Technical - FAQ

What is 3G service in mobile networking?

3G is the third generation of tele standards and technology for mobile networking, superseding 2.5G. It is based on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) family of standards under the IMT-2000.

3G networks enable network operators to offer users a wider range of more advanced services while achieving greater network capacity through improved spectral efficiency. Services include video calls and broadband wireless data, all in a mobile environment. Additional features also include HSDPA data transmission capabilities able to deliver speeds up to 3.6 Mbit/s

How 3G is different from existing services?

2G and its further upgradation till 2.75G networks (existing) were built mainly for voice data and slow transmission. Due to rapid changes in user expectation, they do not meet today's wireless needs. Evolution from 2G to 3G can be sub-divided into following phases:

2G - Represents only the Cellular services.

2G to 2.5G - cellular services combined with GPRS became 2.5G and provide data rates from 56 kbit/s up to 114 kbit/s . It can be used for services such as Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) access, Short Message Service (SMS), Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), and for Internet communication services such as email and World Wide Web access. 2.5G to 2.75G - GPRS networks evolved to EDGE networks with the introduction of 8PSK encoding and referred as the 2.75G. It provide high data rates. 2.75G to 3G - From EDGE networks the introduction of UMTS networks and technology is called pure 3G.

What is HSDPA?

High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) is a 3G (third generation) mobile telephony communications protocol in the High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) family, which allows networks based on Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) to have higher data transfer speeds and capacity. MTNL HSDPA deployments would have down-link speeds of 3.6 Mbit/s.

What are speeds I can get through 3G services?

You will experience data speeds up to 2 Mbps with 3g. Using HSDPA services you can experience speed up to 3.6 Mbps.

If I don't get the 3G services on my mobile, what should I check?

If your mobile set is not showing 3G after ensuring 3G enabled mobile handset, USIM and 3G coverage area, please set the network mode(band) in "dual mode" or "WCDMA or UMTS (as per handset)" this option is mostly available in Tools (setting) - phone - Network. Otherwise to change the spectrums please check the handset manual.

Will I continue to enjoy my existing 2G VAS services with 3G packages?


What are the APN (Access Point Name) setting for 3G data services?

3G postpaid gprsmtnldel

3G prepaid gprsppsdel

What is UMTS?

Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS).

Can I download and upload videos on my mobile?

Yes, with 3G you can watch streaming videos and download videos on your mobile handset. You can also send user generated content i.e record video from your mobile and share them with your friends or upload on internet sites from your mobile.

What is the maximum file size which can be uploaded?

You can upload any file size. Large file size requires more time to upload.

Will I have to change my SIM to migrate to 3G?

No, you can access 3G services from your existing SIM. Now MTNL has converted all it's subscribers at 3G platforms and hence bottleneck in getting 3G service may be your handset.

What will happen if I am out of 3G coverage area?

You will continue to access 2G/2.5G services in areas where 3G coverage is absent. Please ensure that your network setting is on dual mode.

Do I need to do any settings on my mobile handset for 3G?

YES. You will have to select 3G/UMTS Dual mode in your handset for network selection.

What is video streaming?

Video Streaming is a sequence of "moving images" that are sent in compressed form over the Internet and displayed by the viewer as they arrive. It allows user to view video contents while downloading is in progress. 3 G Technology provide the requisite data speed that such live streaming become possible.
MTNL advantages
3G for ALL

MTNL is India's first 3G service provider. It also became the first service provider which is offering 3G to all it's customers without any monthly or conversion charge from 2G to 3G. It means that if you are MTNL customer, you are 3G enabled without any charge and you can enjoy the 3G services as the same tariff of 2G ie we enable the customer to enjoy the 3G world of services without extra cost.

Unmatched tariff

MTNL Cellular Services (Dolphin) has been providing most affordable services historically since its launch of Mobile Services. Our tariff of video call, data services and voice calls are unmatched.

Unbelievable 1/2 paise/sec for video call..yes you read it right 1/2 paisa/sec or Rs. 0.20/min for video calls. 3G Data services default rate is 1 paisa/10KB. 3G data coupon/plans (As the case may be in prepaid or postpaid) start from 75 MB for Rs. 50 and then goes like 200 MB for Rs. 99, 650 MB for Rs. 250, 1 GB for Rs. 350,1.5 GB for Rs. 450, 3GB for Rs. 650, 6GB for Rs. 850, 11 GB for Rs. 1099, unlimited for Rs. 1650. Click here for data tariff details. Voice calls are even attractive and as flexible and have been designed to suit your requirement. We have plans where you pay just 1/2 paise/sec for own network local calls where your most of the calls land and rest 1paise/sec. We have also plans under which you can call unlimited to your friends on same network, local calls as low as 0.30/mins, STD and roaming as low as Rs. 0.50/min.

Largest network along with BSNL

We along with BSNL provide largest network. Network is with you where ever you are, be it north-eastern states like Assam, Meghalya touring there or in the valley of J&K or holidaying in Kerala or Kanyakumari. We ensure that you remain connected with your friends and family always where ever you visit.

Global presence

We are providing Roaming on our GSM Cellular Mobile Services in 173 countries via 344 operators worldwide covering all the major countries of the world. We are a member of Conexus group which means that you get the roaming facility for your international visits at very affordable rates.

Universe of exciting VAS (Value Added Services)

We always keep putting our efforts to ensure that you get best quality, most innovative services on your mobile. Be it Mobile TV, Location Based Services, Utility services or entertainment-based services, MTNL Mobile Website Builder or Bharatberry Services, we have been pioneer in proving exciting services to our customers.

Technology leader

MTNL has been pioneer in telecom technology in India. It was the only 2nd in the world and first in India to launch ADSL+ (Wireline Broadband) services. Further, MTNL has been at the forefront of technology in launching various services like 3G Services, VOIP, IPTV, FTTH, VDSL and Mobile TV etc. We, at MTNL, always believe in providing most innovative and modern technology to aspiring customers of an aspiring country.

Business solutions

We not only care for personal need of customer but also enterprises. We provide various business solution ranging innovative mails solutions (Blackeberry and others), Data Services, Surveilance, Banking Solutions, SMS solutions etc. You may be rest assured that you have a requirement of a telecom service and we are there with you to find a solution for your requirement.

No hidden charges

We always believe in transparency. Being a PSU, it is very natural that your every single paisa with us will be accounted for. We have transparency in all processes of billing, charging etc. It is the transparency which has made us different and differentiates us since long.

Many freebies services

With us, you can enjoy many freebies services for other may be charging for. Eg Missed Call Alerts (MCA) , all customers can avail MCA facility without paying a single paisa. Hence, we take care of your needs and constantly keep exploring how we can provide better service to you.

Always within reach

You can always reach us as and when required without any charge and we are there to help you. You can call us on 1503/22221503 or write at 1503@bol.net.in

You can also reach to MTNL Sanchar Haats which has been customer interface of MTNL providing you telecom facility since decades.