Cheapest 3G data plans in Chennai

Airtel, Aircel, Vodafone and BSNL are the best 3G networks providers in Chennai. Cost of 3G plans in Chennai vary from network to network and they price them according to the facility provided and the user base they have. Airtel and Vodafone 3G has better transfer rate, where as Aircel provides the cheapest data tariff. However, BSNL tops the chart when it comes to network strength and validity provided for data plan across Chennai.

I still remember waiting for a link to open in my mobile when I was using 2G internet service during my college days in Chennai. With the introduction of 3G technology, now, surfing websites on smartphones is possible in a matter of time. Now, I am providing here with a comprehensive list of 3G plans/packages provided by various mobile networks in Chennai. More or less the same pattern of charging exists in all major cities including Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata with slight difference in prices and usage limits.

3G data plans in Chennai

Which is the best 3G network in Chennai?

Most of the smartphone users would have queried this question either in person or online once they decide to opt for a network primarily to use 3G data. The probable answer for this hypothetical question is that it depends on the primary need of the individual concern and the network strength in the place where he resides. So, before choosing the network, change your smartphone/mobile network setting to 3G and check which network has strong signal in your area of residence or office.

Starter 3G plans in Chennai – comparison chart

Aircel offers 3G plans which are comparatively cheaper than Airtel, Vodafone and BSNL. BSNL is a bit costly when it comes to starter plan as they don't provide 1 day validity pack. This chart will be useful to those who wish to activate 3G data just for a day. Here I am providing with the starter plans of Airtel, Aircel, Vodafone and BSNL.
Aircel860 MB 3G + UL @64kbps 2 days
Airtel830 min of 3G data 1 day
Vodafone830 MB of 3G data 1 day
BSNL25100 MB 3G data 3 days

Aircel offers the cheap and best starter plan when compared to Airtel, Vodafone and BSNL. But, the problem with Aircel is that the strength of signal is not strong everywhere. It is also said that the data transfer speed is relatively low when compared to Airtel and Vodafone.

Minimum validity 3G packs in Chennai – Which is best?

Minimum validity in this context refers to any plan with minimum validity of 7 days. This comparison chart will be useful to those who are out for a week in Chennai or to those who need internet facility just to prepare for an examination in the weekend.
Aircel37200MB 3G+ UL @64kbps 10 days
Airtel45150MB 3G data 7 days
Vodafone45150MB 3G data 7 days
BSNL53200MB 3G data 15 days

Aircel is the cheapest, just like the starter plans in minimum validity packs too. BSNL though it seems to be costly with the price, is second best when compared to Airtel and Vodafone. Network wise there is no comparison to BSNL, however in Chennai data transfer wise Airtel and Vodafone still appear to be best.

Cheap 3G plans in Chennai with 1 month validity

1 month validity pack without unlimited data will be useful for those who wish to have 3G facility in their mobiles always and uses them occasional y when there is need or urgency.
Aircel128500 MB3G + UL@64kbps 28 days
Airtel101300MB 3G data 30 days
Vodafone102300MB 3G data 30 days
BSNL101300MB 3G data 30 days

Best 3G plans in Chennai with 1 GB data usage

1 GB data usage plans will be useful to those who require continuous data usage in their smartphones. If a user requires continuous usage on PC or laptop it is best advised to choose a pack with more than 1 GB usage. Normally 3 to 4 GB will be required if you watch videos and download contents almost regularly.
Aircel1981GB 3G + UL 2G 30 days
Airtel2551GB 3G 30 days
Vodafone2491GB 3G 30 days
BSNL2521.25GB 3G 30 days

Best plans in Chennai with unlimited 3G data

Unlimited data usage will be useful to those customers who require continuous usage which includes watching videos and downloading contents
Aircel399/6992GB/ 5GB + UL 2G Data 30 days
Airtel7514 GB + UL 2G Data 30 days
Vodafone6503GB + UL 2G Data 30 days
BSNL-- -

Aircel is cheaper again when it comes to unlimited data plans. BSNL has restricted its unlimited plans to limited plans and so the columns of BSNL are left blank.

So, from the above comparisons and personal experience on using these networks, I came to the below mentioned conclusions.

  • Aircel is cheapest of all networks when it comes to pricing of 3G data plans in Chennai.

  • BSNL is best in giving maximum validity for any plan.

  • Airtel and Vodafone are best if transfer rate is the first priority.

  • Read LTE: The 4th Generation network technology

    Related Articles

    Idea Cellular - 3G Data Plans and Pricing for Kerala

    Idea Cellular Ltd is providing 3G services in 11 telecom circles namely Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra & Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West), Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir. This article includes all the prepaid 3G data plans of Idea for mobile and Netsetter in Kerala circle.

    Vodafone - 3G Data plans in India

    In this time of 3G price war, if you are planning to buy a Vodafone 3G data plan, read this article to know Vodafone's new tariff plans. Also, see our comparison chart between Vodafone, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, BSNL, Reliance and Aircel.

    More articles: 3G Data Plans


    Guest Author: abdul27 Mar 2014

    Please mention higher data plans comparison.

    Guest Author: surya21 Nov 2014

    Docomo is not in your list, why?

    Guest Author: DHARMAKKAN29 Aug 2015

    Thanks for this good information on inexpensive 3G data plans in Chennai.

    Guest Author: sekar m,d25 Sep 2015

    The comparison of various 3G data plans in Chennai is super. Great work!

  • Do not include your name, "with regards" etc in the comment. Write detailed comment, relevant to the topic.
  • No HTML formatting and links to other web sites are allowed.
  • This is a strictly moderated site. Absolutely no spam allowed.
  • Name: