With the introduction of most awaited 3G services by various cellular companies in India, there has been a surge of information on the Internet regarding various hacking methods and tips and tricks for getting unlimited 3G service for free or accessing 3G services with 2G SIM. The top most targets of these hacking methods have been BSNL and MTNL as they were one of the first companies to introduce 3G in Indian market, some loopholes in their 3G operation structure and their nationwide network coverage. In fact in the initial days it was a common belief among 3G enthusiasts that BSNL was encouraging 3G hacking in order to promote this service among Indian consumers. In this article we will discuss some of the popular tips and tricks for hacking BSNL 3G. Please note that these methods have not been validated by the writer, and may or may not work depending upon the region, handset, and network coverage and time lapse from when the trick was discovered.
Trick to get unlimited BSNL 3G at the price of GPRS1. The following is the latest trick that promises unlimited BSNL 3G but for some users the speed is dropping after couple of days:
- You need a 3G enabled mobile and BSNL 3G SIM. You can convert your 2G SIM to #G by recahrging it with Rs1.
- Recharge the 3G SIM with unlimited 2G plan RC274 for Rs 274. Then recharge with additional Rs10 to get 200MB of free usage.
- If you are getting 3G speed, recharge your account with 2GB data plan RC98 for Rs98. With this plan you can enjoy unlimited 3G as your 2G data usage remains unchanged. You need to set the access point as BSNLGPRS or BSNLPREPAID.
- You need 3G enabled handset and BSNL 3G SIM.
- Now make sure you have a balance greater than 250.
- Send message GPRS249 to 53733 for unlimited GPRS.
- From Handset menu go to Settings and select network operator as 3G or UMTS or WCDMA.
You can now enjoy unlimited 2G with speed of 3G.3. This has been one of the most popular trick for getting unlimited BSNL 3G. For few subscribers it is not working anymore as BSNL has put a cap on the data speed. To perform this hack you need to do the following:
- Have a 3G enabled handset and buy a 2G SIM from BSNL.
- Make sure you have more than Rs50 balance. Send message GPRS PRE to 53733.
- After GPRS is activated on your handset, buy an unlimited GPRS plan from BSNL.
- From your handset menu go to Settings->Phone->Network->Network Mode and choose UMTS option.
- Perform a manual search for BSNL 3G network. Once found it will be displayed on the handset as a small 3G logo and BSNL name.
If everything works correctly, you will see your signal to change from 2G to 3G.
Trick to get Unlimited 3G AccessFollowing is another very popular hacking method used by many users to get unlimited access to BSNL 3G network. Some users are reporting that it does not work anymore:
- You need a 3G enabled phone and a BSNL 2G or 3G SIM.
- Activate GSM on your os9.2 mobile from network settings.
- Using web browser open any light website like Google.com and without closing the site change the network settings to UMTS. Now you will get free unlimited 3G.
- For other phones where UMTS option is not available you need to use dual mode by changing network area. Open any site in 2G then roam to any area where 3G signal is available. You need to change APN to bsnlnet. You may need to restart your phone.
Now you are ready to enjoy unlimited 3G from your mobile. The same trick can be used on PC for accessing unlimited 3G.