Updated at January 5, 2018:
BSNL has further extended the entry-level unlimited broadband plan BB249 across all circles till March 31, 2018. The data benefits and monthly rental on the broadband plan remain the same.
Updated at July 9, 2018:
Another day and BSNL has extended the entry-level unlimited broadband plan BB249 across all telecom circles. However, it’s not actually an extension but the ISP has regularised the broadband plan. This means new customers can opt for the BB249 broadband plan at any time. The broadband plan now doesn’t have an expiry date.
Our original story from Monday, July 9, 2018, follows:
To attract more users to its ultra-affordable broadband network, the government-owned Internet service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has further extended and revised its Experience Unlimited BB249 broadband plan.
The BB249 BSNL Broadband plan now been extended further for three months. That’s valid for all existing customers who already joined the plan and those who are still planning to join the broadband plan.
Further boosting the freebies, the BB249 BSNL Broadband plan now comes with new FUP data limit. You now get 5GB of data benefits at 2Mbps speed, before you hit the FUP speed limit. Earlier, the same plan offered only 1GB of data benefits at 2Mbps broadband speed. After you hit the FUP limit, the speed will get reduced to 1Mbps, but without any data cap. You still get to use unlimited data at the reduced speed of 1Mbps.
BSNL Unlimited BB249 Broadband Plan
|Broadband Plan||Monthly rental||Existing benefits||Revised benefits|
|BB 249||Rs 249||Unlimited data usage (2Mbps till 1GB and unlimited usage at 1Mbps) + unlimited free calls between 9 PM to 7 AM and on all Sundays to any network in India||Unlimited data usage (2Mbps till 5GB and unlimited usage at 1Mbps) + unlimited free calls between 9 PM to 7 AM and on all Sundays to any network in India|
For voice benefits, the BB249 BSNL Broadband plan offers unlimited free calls between 9 PM to 7 AM and on all Sundays to any network in India. Further, pulse rate would be Rs 1 per pulse on calls to BSNL network and Rs 1.2 to other networks. The change in the BB249 broadband plan is available for pan-India customers, except Jammu & Kashmir and Andaman Nicobar circles. For new users, BSNL is waiving off installation charges on broadband connections.
Recently, BSNL upgrades the minimum download speed on all unlimited broadband plans to 4 Mbps. That’s double download speed from the 2 Mbps connection speed you currently get. That’s across all three broadband technologies – ADSL, VDSL and FTTH and across pan-India. The best part, the upgrade in speed will not cost you anything extra.