BSNL has announced dedicated data plans for iPads in India. All data plans will be available without a contract, which means you can choose to move to other operators any time you wish to.
BSNL is also offering micro-Sim cards (smaller than normal ones) for the Apple iPad 3G. iPad has a micro Sim slot, and currently Airtel and BSNL are the only service providers to sell cards of appropriate size in India.
BSNL offers unlimited data for Rs 999 per month for both post paid and prepaid users, which is incredible given the fact that you can surf at theoretical speeds of up to 21 Mbps. Prepaid users also have the option of paying Rs 599 for 6 GB of data or Rs 99 per day of unlimited use.
iPads allow users to browse the web, read and send email, view and share photos, watch HD video, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and explore apps on Apple’s App Store.
Available in Wifi or Wifi and 3G models, iPads are 0.5 inches thick and weigh 1.6 lbs–they’re thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook. They deliver up to 10 hours of battery life for surfing the web on Wifi, watching videos or listening to music, and up to nine hours of surfing the web on a 3G data network.
“We are thrilled to provide data plans for iPad in India,”says Gopal Das, chief managing director, BSNL. “Our customised plan for iPad users will ensure users experience the best 3G and data services while enjoying iPad on BSNL’s high-speed network.”