Planning to activate a super fast internet connection on your tablet or smartphone? Well, only a few cities in India have full access to the 4G-LTE network. To experience the high-speed internet on your mobile phone, you must activate a 3G or GPRS (2G) pack on your mobile device. In 2013 – 2014, 2G was cheaper than 3G. In 2016, the data tariffs for these two mobile internet services are almost same.

Today, we’ll make you aware of data tariff, and validity of the cheapest and the best 3G plans in India for this year.  In other words, we’ve compared the top 3G data plans.

Top telecom operators in India have their towers set up in metro cities (Bangalore, Karnataka, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, etc). Hence, you shouldn’t face network connectivity problems if you buy an HSPA data plan from them.

Best 3G plans in India for 2017


BSNL is a reliable company owned and operated by the Government of India. Its 3G plans are considered among the best in the industry. This year, BSNL announced several new plans for its customers to stay in competition with big players like Vodafone, Airtel, etc.

The company has recently announced that it is expecting a massive increase in revenue this year because it has revised data tariffs. Here are the latest 3G plans that BSNL is offering.

latest BSNL 3G plans and data tariff for 2017

The above 3G plans are valid until May 2017.

Check latest BSNL plans here on its official website.

Apart from 3G, BSNL provides attractive home and office broadband plans. See the latest BSNL broadband plans here.

Reliance Communications (RCOM)

Last year, Reliance had shut down CDMA service in India. CDMA customers were transferred to the super fast 3G and 4G networks. If your CDMA device or SIM card is now compatible with 3G and 4G-LTE networks, you can enjoy 3G internet by enabling one of the below plans.

RCOM latest 3G plans

Note: The above plans of RCOM are applicable only for Delhi NCR users. RCOM has a total of 500 packs. The tariffs are different for each state/circle.

Find the latest Reliance 3G data tariffs for your circle here on its website.

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This operator has classified its internet plans (3G) in 3 types.

Unlimited: Your browsing speed will drop to 64 KBPS when you’ve reached the free usage limit.

Regular and small packs: Additional usage costs 4 paise per KB.

Vodafone offers excellent customer service. It has launched the My Vodafone app, with which you can get details on your current data packs, phone balance, etc.

Here are the latest 3G plans from Vodafone:

Vodafone 3g plans

Vodafone 4G tariffs are similar to its 3G plans. In unlimited 3G plans from this telecom operator, the connection speed will drop to 56kbps post FUP limit.

3G Plans of other top operators

Idea Cellular: This operator’s plans varies from circle to circle. Please visit the official website for more information.

Airtel: The 3G plans from the largest telecom service provider in the country are satisfactory. Please visit Airtel website here to see the latest data tariffs. Airtel offers more than 20 plans for each its circle. It is not possible to cover the data tariffs for each circle here.

Aircel: This operator has the cheapest 3G tariffs in India. In some states, Aircel offers 1GB data for around 120 Rs. Unfortunately, Aircel doesn’t 3G network in every city of India. If the network is available in your area, visit Aircel website to get tariff details for HSPA.

Conclusion: If you find the plans covered in this article costly, start using a broadband connection. Go through my reviews of Tikona and GTPL broadband to get a glimpse of what Indian broadband service is like.

Please confirm the plans from the local shop or customer care executive of the respected operator before you activate it by dialing these USSD codes.

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  1. Dillip Choudhury

    Aircel giving 20GB for Rs. 289, and 28days validity.
    10 gb day and 10gb night

  2. Ravi Kumar

    RCOM has 1GB 3G Data Pack for 49/- with 28 days Validity.

  3. P.K.Das

    Dear promod ji…please update all the data rate and its validity as it was little or much hiked by all most all the operator …pls also provide comparison table of data plan of each operator…thanks and regard.

  4. Raj ```

    The data is old. Request you to update especially after the recent data charges hike by the operators

    • Pramod Choudhary

      Yes! I’ll update the article soon.


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