Updated at March 25, 2017:

You can now activate the Rs 339 unlimited combo STV via USSD. From your BSNL mobile connection dial USSD short code *444*339# to activate the STV. The amount will be deducted from your main account balance. Currently, BSNL will only be charging Rs 294.78 from your account balance to activate the unlimited combo STV 339.

For activation via SMS shortcode, you need to send SMS STV COMBO339 to 123. The unlimited combo STV 339 will be instantly activated and the money will be deducted from your main account balance.


Updated at June 16, 2017:

BSNL has again revised the unlimited combo STVs to offer more data, more talk time, but with less validity. The combo STV 149 (Rs 99 to Rs 149) which earlier offered 500MB of data, now comes with 1GB of 3G data benefits. You will still get unlimited local and STD voice calls for BSNL to BSNL. But the validity has been reduced from 28 days to 26 days.

Similarly, combo STV339 has been revised to offer unlimited local and STD voice calls to other networks with a daily FUP limit of 30 minutes. Here also the validity has been reduced from 28 days to 26 days. The data benefits under this STV were already changed to 3GB per day.

STV (Rs)Voice benefits3G dataValidity (Calendar Days)Applicable Telecom Circles
99Unlimited local/STD BSNL to BSNL1GB26Kolkata Telecom District, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chatisgar, Maharashtra and Rajasthan
119Unlimited local/STD BSNL to BSNL1GB26Uttar Pradesh East, Uttar Pradesh West, Uttaranchal
139Unlimited local/STD BSNL to BSNL1GB26HR, Haryana, Odisha, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Chennai TD, NE-I/II, TN
149Unlimited local/STD BSNL to BSNL1GB26Kerala, Himachal Pradesh
339Unlimited local and STD Calls to BSNL Unlimited local and STD to others with daily FUP limit of 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, 25paise per minute will be chargedUnlimited data with daily FUP limit of 2GB without speed restriction. After 3GB, data speed will be limited to 80Kbps26Pan-India

The above change in combo STVs will come into effect for pan-India prepaid subscribers starting 14th June 2017.


Our original story from Thursday, June 15, 2017, follows:

Who said the government-owned telecom operators can’t match the money rich private telcos promotional schemes? To match up with Reliance Jio’s Prime membership plans and Airtel’s new unlimited bundled packs, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has revised it’s existing unlimited voice calling STVs or Combo STVs.

The revised combo STVs which start as low as Rs 99 remains one of the most affordable unlimited voice calling plan from any Indian telecom operator. The Combo STVs still offers pan-India Prepaid subscribers with unlimited voice calls to any network and to anywhere in India. The big change is that BSNL has added unlimited 3G data benefits in the plan.

BSNL starts offering Unlimited voice call & bundled 3G data, STVs starts from Rs 99

What’s changed with the Combo STVs? The unlimited voice calling STV priced at Rs 99 that vary up to Rs 149 depending on your telecom circle comes with unlimited local and STD voice calls for BSNL to BSNL. In addition, you will now get 500MB of 3G data benefits with the STV. Earlier the combo STV offered only 300MB of monthly data benefits. Validity remains the same 28 days.

The major change is in the combo STV 339 which offers subscribers unlimited local and STD voice calls to any network and to anywhere in India. You now also get unlimited 3G data benefits with the STV. Earlier it was limited to 1GB for the entire month. But there is a fair usage policy (FUP) limit on both unlimited voice calls and unlimited data usage.

You will get unlimited local and STD voice calls to BSNL network (BSNL to BSNL), but the unlimited local and STD voice calls to other networks get limited with a daily FUP limit of 25 minutes. After the daily 25 minutes, you will be charged at 25 paise per minute. On unlimited 3G data usage, there is a daily FUP speed limit of 2GB. So for first 2GB of the day, you can use it at high-speed without any speed restriction. After 2GB the data speed will be limited to 80Kbps for rest of the day.

BSNL Unlimited voice Calling STVs

STV (Rs)Voice benefits3G dataValidity (Calendar Days)Applicable Telecom Circles
99Unlimited local/STD BSNL to BSNL500MB28Kolkata Telecom District, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chatisgar, Maharashtra and Rajasthan
119Unlimited local/STD BSNL to BSNL500MB28Uttar Pradesh East, Uttar Pradesh West, Uttaranchal
139Unlimited local/STD BSNL to BSNL500MB28HR, Haryana, Odisha, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Chennai TD, NE-I/II, TN
149Unlimited local/STD BSNL to BSNL500MB28Kerala, Himachal Pradesh
339Unlimited local and STD Calls to BSNL
Unlimited local and STD to others with daily FUP limit of 25 minutes.
After 25 minutes, 25paise per minute will be charged
Unlimited data with daily FUP limit of 2GB without speed restriction.
After 2GB, data speed will be limited to 80Kbps
28Pan-India

All the above promotional offers will be available for the period of ninety days with immediate effect. You can also recharge for the special Combo STVs via BSNL portal or other third party recharge retailers.

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