How to upgrade from 3G to 4G for a BSNL number?

4G or the fourth generation of mobile communication technology has rolled out in India for quite some time now. The fourth generation brought some really good improvements over the third or second-generation mobile technologies. This is used by network providers around the globe to offer the fastest and largest gateway to mobile internet. If you are still using a 3G BSNL connection, here is how you can upgrade to 4G and recharge with a more rewarding 4G BSNL online recharge.

Why should you upgrade your BSNL 3G connection to 4G?

With BSNL 4G, you will be getting a much faster Internet connection when compared to the 3G networks. Obviously, the user experience will be much better with such a connection. BSNL 4G is spreading its roots throughout the country and you can get a seamless experience as well. BSNL has been promoting better 4G networks among its customer living in the urban and suburban areas of the country. You can do a BSNL recharge online for its 4G plans at very competitive prices and enjoy a better connection.

How could you get the BSNL 4G SIM card?

You will need to buy the BSNL 4G SIM card from the nearest BSNL center. You could even get the SIM card from a BSNL partner or franchisee store. The new SIM would probably set you back by Rs. 20. You could even get such a SIM card for free if there is a promotional campaign going around. You can look at the BSNL recharge plans for a 4G connection and you will find that a 3G connection is no cheaper. Just make sure that BSNL 4G VoLTE connections are available in the area.

How can you activate the BSNL 4G SIM card?

Once you have swapped your 2G or 3G SIM card with the newly bought 4G SIM card, you will have to do the following to activate it.

  1. You will have to open the messaging app on the phone and send a message through the existing BSNL SIM card.
  2. You will need to type a message in the following format: RE4G<last 6 digits of the SIM card’s number that has 19 digits><circle code>. The circle code for Maharashtra, for instance, is MH. The circle code for the other living parts can be found online.
  3. You need to send the above text to 53734 from the existing BSNL number.
  4. You will receive a notification shortly after you send the message. You will have to reply with RE4G YES. You should also be verifying the SIM card number mentioned in the text message to make sure that it matches. You will receive another text saying that your request for swapping the 4G SIm has been successfully registered. When the network on the old SIM vanishes, you can swap in the new SIM card and do a BSNL recharge shortly after.

How can you make sure that your device supports BSNL 4G?

The 4G handset needs to be compatible with Band3/1800MHz. You can check the eligibility by visiting the website. If you are using a postpaid SIM card, you can proceed in a similar manner. BSNL bill payment can be done on the Airtel Payments Bank platform for good cashback offers.

How to activate the 4G connection? You should choose the ‘4G’ or ‘LTE’ option on network mode through the Settings menu of your handset. Also, make sure that you do a 4G BSNL online recharge. If you want 4G usage, you will need to have an appropriate plan.

If you would like to upgrade your BSNL connection from 3G to 4G, you will need to follow these steps.