Low rates for both on-net and off-net voice calling and affordable data charges. If these two are your main priority for a mobile connection then you should check the new BSNL plan.
The state-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched a new Prepaid plan for its pan-India mobile customers – the ‘BSNL Freedom Plan’. The main attraction of this prepaid plan is the extended 2-year validity. Along with this, the operator will be offering almost 85% reduction in data charges for its 3G data STVs and low rates on voice calls.
The BSNL Freedom Plan which comes with a price tag of Rs 136 (may changes from telecom circle to circle) and offers a slew of benefits. First and foremost the 730 days or two-year validity for the prepaid mobile plan.
The Freedom Plan comes with initial free benefits like 1GB of 3G/2G data usage for first 30 days. All local and STD voice calls to anywhere India to any telecom network at 25 paise per minute for first 30 days.
After the initial freebie period, the voice calls to both on-net and off-net will be charged at a minimal of Rs 1.3 paisa per second. SMS messages will be charged at 100 paise per SMS. All other charges will be as per the ‘Per Second Plan’.
For data savvy customers, the BSNL Freedom Plan will offer 3G/2G data usage tariff at 40 paise per MB. That’s around 85 percent less than the current 3G data STVs offered by BSNL.
BSNL Freedom Plan tariff
|Plan voucher MRP in Rs||Rs 136|
|Plan validity||730 days|
|Freebies for new connections (including MNP customers), Migration and validity extension||All calls (local/STD) (on-net/off-net) (Home LSA/National Roaming) at 25 paisa/min for first 30 days|
|1GB free data usage for first 30 days.|
|Voice & video ( Home & National Roaming)||ALL calls (local/STD) (on-net/off-net) @ 1.3P/sec|
|Data (paisa/MB)||40 Paisa/MB|
|SMS (while in Home LSA)||100 Paisa/SMS|
|SMS (while in National roaming)||LCL-25 Paisa/SMS, STD-38 Paisa/SMS|
|All other charges||As per Per second plan ( except full talk value with Top-Ups mentioned with Per second plan)|
BSNL Freedom Plan also comes with special combo vouchers – Rs 178, Rs 377 and Rs 577. The combo vouchers offer full talk time and 3G data benefits of up to 1GB on every recharge,
The BSNL Freedom Plan will be available as a promotional offer for 90 days for both new and existing pan-India prepaid customers. You can migrate to the plan by doing a plan recharge through BSNL portal or via SMS activation.