It’s now the best time to be part of state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) mobile network. In an effort to retain its most valuable postpaid customer base, the telecom operator has boosted up the data benefits of most of its postpaid mobile plans. One can now get up to unlimited data usage without speed restriction or FUP (fair usage policy) limit with their postpaid mobile plans.
In addition, the operator is also offering up to 60 percent discount for subscribers who will be paying advance rental for the postpaid plan they subscribe.
BSNL Postpaid revised Data benefits
Going first through the best part of the announcement, BSNL has revised its postpaid mobile plans adding more data benefits. While the monthly rental remains the same, the operator has updated the free data bundle of most plans with around 500 percent more data.
The Plan-99, which the lowest and most popular BSNL postpaid plan now comes with 500 MB of 3G/2G data benefits. Earlier the same plan offered only 250MB of free data benefits. The Plan-149 earlier came with zero data benefits, but now the operator is offering 500 MB of free data benefits.
The same applies to Plan-225, Plan 325 and Plan-525 which now comes with 3 GB, 7 GB and 15 GB free bundled data benefits.
The biggest data addition has happened to BSNL’s premium postpaid plans. The Plan-725 which earlier offered 5 GB of data benefits now comes with 30 GB of bundled data. The Plan-799 which earlier came with 10 GB of data benefits, now packs 60GB of free bundled data. Whereas the Plan-1125 now comes with 90 GB of free data benefits.
Lastly, BSNL Plan-1525 which earlier offered 30GB of data benefits now comes with unlimited 3G/2G data without any speed restriction.
|Postpaid Mobile Plan||Existing Free Data Usage (MB)||Revised Free Data Usage (MB)|
|Plan 99||250 MB||500 MB|
|Plan 149||Nil||500 MB|
|Plan 225||1,000 MB||3,000 MB|
|Plan 325||2,000 MB||7,000 MB|
|Plan 525||3,000 MB||15,000 MB|
|Plan 725||5000 MB||30 GB|
|Plan 799||10,000 MB||60 GB|
|Plan 1125||20 GB||90 GB|
|Plan 1525||30 GB||Unlimited without speed restriction|
Note that all the above revised BSNL postpaid plan will be available to its existing and new pan-India customers. The revised tariff plan will come into effect starting 1st November 2017.
BSNL Postpaid loot lo Offer
Another big announcement from BSNL is the new ‘Loot Lo’ offer for its postpaid mobile subscribers. Under this, you can get up to 60 percent discount when paying advance rental for the postpaid plan you choose.
A total of seven BSNL postpaid mobile plans come with this special offer. This includes Plan 225, Plan 325, Plan 525, Plan 725, Plan 799, Plan 1125 and Plan 1525. Customers choosing this postpaid plans can avail the offer on their 3 months, 6 months or 12 months advance rental. Both new and existing customers can avail the offer. For new connection taken during the month of November 2017, BSNL is waiving off activation charges/SIM charges.
For existing customers availing the offer, they should not have any pending bills. They can also migrate to any of the above plans using this offer. In case of pending bills, BSNL is also offering a flat 25 percent discount on pending bill payment, if the customer is ready to pay 12 months, 6 months or minimum 3 months of advance rental.
|Postpaid Mobile Plan Monthly Charges (excluding GST)||12 month advance rental||6 month advance rental||3 month advance rental|
|Rs 1525||60% discount – (FMC for 12 month Rs.7,320)||45% discount (FMC for 6 month Rs.5,033)||30% discount (FMC for 3 month Rs.3,203)|
|Rs 1125||60% discount(FMC for 12 month Rs.5,400)||45% discount (FMC for 6 month Rs.3,713)||30% discount(FMC for 3 month Rs.2,363)|
|Rs 799||50% discount (FMC for 12 month Rs.4,794)||40% discount (FMC for 6 month Rs.2,876)||25% discount (FMC for 3 month Rs.1,798)|
|Rs 725||50% discount (FMC for 12 month Rs.4,350)||40% discount (FMC for 6 month Rs.2,610)||25% discount (FMC for 3 month Rs.1,631)|
|Rs 525||35% discount (FMC for 12 month Rs.4,095)||20% discount (FMC for 6 month Rs.2,520)||10% discount (FMC for 3 month Rs.1,417)|
|Rs 325||25% discount (FMC for 12 month Rs.2,925)||10% discount (FMC for 6 month Rs.1,755)||5% discount (FMC for 3 month Rs.927)|
|Rs 225||20% discount (FMC for 12 month Rs.2,160)||8% discount (FMC for 6 month Rs.1,242)||4% discount (FMC for 3 month Rs.648)|
The above discount on advanced rental for postpaid plans is applicable only for the month of November 2017.
BSNL has extended the Postpaid Loot Lo offer under its Postpaid mobile services for all new/existing connection taken during the month of March 2018. You could get a discount of up to 60 percent on opting for the advance rental option with selected postpaid mobile plans. Existing BSNL postpaid customers can avail this offer if there is no bill pending.
In addition, you get 100 percent free activation/free SIM card with free activation. Thus there is no activation charge or security deposit during the offer period.