BSNL EVDO Review

I am using Bsnl Evdo Card for about 4 months, when I first bought the service it looked great for me but with lot of technical issues, I used it for a while but got disappointed and thrown it away.  A week back I thought to give a look at it.  It gave me a lot of surprises. I am  glad and decided to make a review on it.

 

Bsnl Evdo uses Shared IP or Public IP

When I first  used BSNL EVDO gives only Shared  IP. The issue with Shared IP is we can't download files from rapidshare.  Also your IP will be concluded as a proxy server or some sort of shared network.
 
But now BSNL is giving public IPs.  So no more worries on rapidshare and I am downloading around 1GB files per day from rapidshare itself.

Bsnl Evdo Speed and Signal Strength

The speed is getting better and better at first I got a maximum speed around 500 Kbps but now I am getting a speed of 1 Mbps.  I see a great improvement in signal strength also, I usually go to my house upstairs to get full signal strength but now I am getting full signal anywhere in my house.

Bsnl Evdo Roaming and Charges

Yes roaming is available within your circle (state).  I am from Puducherry,  I asked a Bsnl employee about the device usage in chennai. He said roaming is available National Wide but first I have to give the device to them and configured to use it in other states. So if you want to use the device in other state you have to configure first. Roaming is available free of charge.

Bsnl Evdo coverage in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Almost all areas are covered, there are two Evdo towers in Pondicherry one is at Thattanchavadi and another is near Pondicherry University. I guess this two towers is enough for pondicherry it will cover all the areas.

Bsnl Evdo coverage in Chennai

I already mentioned this in my previous post on Evdo, there is not much improvement but I heard from a Bsnl employee that they are in process and the Evdo coverage will be available in all areas of Chennai within November 2009, to see the areas covered click here.

Bsnl Evdo coverage in Bangalore
 
At least more than 20 Evdo towers has been established in Bangalore to see the list click here.

Bsnl Evdo coverage in Hyderabad  

More than 30 towers were established in Hyderabad, to see the list of areas covered just check out here .

Bsnl Evdo Coverage In Kerala

Almost all major cities were covered in Kerala. To know the complete list of cities covered click here.

Though Bsnl has raised its Evdo tariff  by 15% it may come around Rs.650 plus tax, I think its a good buy at this price also. You may not get wireless high speed unlimited internet for a much cheaper price anywhere than Bsnl.

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