Data

Mobile Prepaid Data

2G

Handset Frequency: 900 Mhz; Average Speed: the data speed ranges from 100 kbps to 130 kbps

3G

Handset Frequency: 850 mhz and 2100 mhz
Bhutan Telecom Limited launched the trial service for GPRS & EDGE on 5th April 2008 and 3G on 21st April, 2008. The commercial launch was held on 5th May, 2008.
Basic Handset Configuration
1. Call 1600 or visit any BTL counter and activate 3G on your number
2. For Android Devices:
1. Go to network settings on your phone and select mobile networks
2. Add access point and fill in the details as shown below
1. Name : Give connection a name (it can be anything): example BTL
2. APN : internet
3. Authentication Type : PAP or CHAP
3. Save the access point and select the access point
Note : The handset configuration might differ depending on model and manufacturer of handset.
Average Speed
The average speed for 3G/GPRS & EDGE are as follows:
* For GPRS data service, the data speed range is from 30kbps to 40kbps
* For EDGE data service, the data speed range is from 100kbps to 130 kbps
* For 3G data service, the data speed range is from 550kbps to 1mbps

4G

Bhutan Telecom’s 4G (LTE) service was launched on the 24th of October, 2013.

LTE was launched in Thimphu, Thimphu being the nation’s one of the most valuable data markets. 4G service operates in 1800 MHz (band 3) with Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) technology. This band was chosen since it is widely adopted by most Southeast Asian Countries which means that dongles and other devices like phones could be easily available in the market. But customers are advised to check with their vendors if their gadgets support this frequency band before availing 4G service. Some examples of gadgets that can support this service are Sony Z, HTC one, Nokia Lumia-920 and iPad mini among others.

4G Dongle

Features:

Portable and unique design
Support: 4G/3G/2G
Support Cat 4, Download upto 150Mbps
Upload upto 50 Mbps
Support SMS/USSD/Phonebook/SD Card
Connect upto 8 Wireless devices simultaneously
Removable Battery 3000 mAh
No Setup required

Plan Name Price in Nu Data Quota (MB) Validity
Daily 19 19 189 24 Hours
Daily 29 29 294 24 Hours
Weekly 39 39 371 1 week
Weekly 49 49 471 1 week
Monthly 99 99 959 1 Month
Monthly 199 199 1963 1 Month
Monthly 299 299 3244 1 Month
Monthly 499 499 5950 1 Month
Monthly 699 699 16138 1 Month
Monthly 799 799 19,266 1 Month
Monthly 999 999 27,100 1 Month
Monthly 1199 1199 35,160 1 Month

The Prepaid Mobile Data Plan can be availed via e-Load, B-Wallet, B-Ngul,Chharo, E-Load, MBoB,mPAY and TPAY. Paper voucher for 49 and 99 are also available!

  1. Any prepaid recharge with the amount stated above will automatically subscribe to these plans.
  2. Subscription to these plans is only for data usage.
  3. Users can check the package by dialing *170#. The USSD balance statement will show the main account balance and the data package in MB.
  4. When data quota from these plan is exhausted, data charges will be deducted from the main account at the existing pay-per-use rate.
  5. Charges for the voice service will be deducted from the main account.
  6. You may also purchase data plan using your main balance through my BT app. In the “self-care portal, click on “Purchase data package” -> click on the chosen plan -> click “OK”. The corresponding amount will be deducted from your main balance

A flat rate of Nu. 0.1/- will be charged upto 50 Kb after which the normal rate of Nu .0003 per Kb will be applied.

Boosters  for Postpaid 

Plan/Price (Nu.) Data Volume (MB) Validity Remarks
80 685 Billing Cycle available only after staggered plan, validity ends with the billing cycle
180 1570 Billing Cycle
280 2707 Billing Cycle
380 4123 Billing Cycle

Special Plans for both Postpaid and Prepaid

Plan Name Price (Nu.) Data Volume (MB) Validity Criteria (Time)
Late Night Pack 110 2066 1 month 24:00 – 06:00
Weekend Pack 220 3255 4 weekends Weekends

Tourist SIM Packages

Plan Price Talk-time/SMS Allowance Data Allowance Validity
200 Plan Nu.200 Worth 100 1 GB 7 Days
300 Plan Nu.300 Worth 100 2 GB 14 Days
500 Plan Nu.500 Worth 200 3 GB 1 Month

BT is pleased to launch data packages for students with effect from 11th May, 2020.

  1. For B-Mobile users – To check if you are registered for Student package  – SMS your mobile number to 3333
  2. If you are not registered – Please register your Mobile number through your school

Conditions apply:

The student packages shall apply only to access eLearning sites (YouTube, Google Classroom & G-Suite, Moodle, e-Library, B-Trowa, Zoom).

Note: Student packages will be applicable to only those numbers provided by Ministry of Education. For further clarification, contact Yeshey Lhendup, Chief Program Officer at  yesheylhendup@moe.gov.bt or mobile number 1779090

Packages Data Quota (MB) Validity
45 692 7 days
95 1,472 30 days
195 3,078 30 days
495 9,444 30 days
695 25,673 30 days

Mobile Postpaid Plans

Plan Name  Data Quota (MB) Validity
Monthly 199 1963 1 Month
Monthly 299 3244 1 Month
Monthly 499 5950 1 Month
Monthly 699 16,138 1 Month
Monthly 799 19,266 1 Month
Monthly 1099 29,812 1 Month
Monthly 1199 35,162 1 Month
Monthly 1599 46,893 1 Month

Plan Name
Price (Nu)
Data Volume (MB)
Validity
Criteria(Time)
Late Night Pack Nu.110 2066 1 Month 12 AM-6 AM
Weekend Plan Nu.220 3255 4 Weeks Weekends

The new unlimited Late Night Plan is valid only for three months from January to June 2020.

Plan Name Price Data Volume Validity
Unlimited 55 Nu.55 Unlimited 1 day (from 1:00 AM – 7:00 AM)
Unlimited 255 Nu.255 Unlimited 10 days (from 1:00 AM – 7:00 AM)

Broadband Plans

50% Bonus on Broadband customers (Note: Offer valid till 30th June,2020))

1. BTN 2840 for ADSL2+with RJ45 WAN PORT. Compatible with Media converter, FTTH (Fibre To Home) and ONT modem Optical Network Terminal.
2. BTN 2200 for D-Link DSL-2730-U (Wireless) with 1 year warrant

Packages  Data Quota (MB) Additional Charge Per MB
BB 499                                    13,824                                     0.054
BB 799                                    29,184                                     0.041
BB 1199                                    50,688                                     0.035
BB 1599                                    69,120                                     0.035
BB 2199                                    99,840                                     0.033
BB 2999                                  153,600                                     0.029

Packages Data Quota (MB)
BB 399                            12,288
BB 599                            23,040
BB 1099                            49,152
BB 1499                            69,120
BB 1999                            95,232
BB 2499                          122,880

Leased Line

Bandwidth Speed   MRC in Nu. 
1                      1,350
2                      2,700
3                      4,050
4                      5,400
5                      6,750
6                      8,100
7                      9,450
8                    10,800
9                    12,150
10                    13,500
11                    14,850
12                    16,200
13                    17,550
14                    18,900
15                    20,250
16                    21,600
17                    22,950
18                    24,300
19                    25,650
20                    27,000
21                    28,350
22                    29,700
23                    31,050
24                    32,400
25                    33,750
26                    35,100
27                    36,450
28                    37,800
29                    39,150
30                    40,500
40                    54,000
50                    67,500
100                  135,000