Updated at July 22, 2017:

It seems the change in STVs is applicable to BSNL’s prepaid mobile subscribers in Kerala telecom circle only. For other telecom circles, the original plan will still be valid.

Also, the BSNL Chaukka 444 STV has been withdrawn only on the Kerala telecom circle. It’s still active and valid data STV for other telecom circles.


Our original story from Saturday, July 22, 2017, follows:

In a total surprise move and unknown reason, the government owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has completely withdrawn the recently launched BSNL Chuaka 444 data STV. In addition, the operator has also revised two of its most popular combo STVs cutting down the validity and benefits associated with it.

As per reports, BSNL has withdrawn the Chaukka 444 data STV which offered unlimited data benefits with a speed limit of 4GB per day. Another big advantage was the 90 days validity of the data STV. The data STV was announced less than a month ago with a guarantee to run the promotional scheme for 90 days. However, it seems the operator has already decided to take down the popular data STV from its arsenal.

BSNL withdraws Chaukka 444 STV, reduces benefits of Triple Ace 333 STV and Nehle pe Dehla 395 STV

The operator will withdraw the plan on 23rd July 2017. So, if you are planning to take advantage of the data STV before its gets withdrawn, then you can recharge for the same through C-top up or through BSNL self-care or even by sending SMS STV <space> DATA444 to 123.

Revised STV333 and STV395

Coming to other major changes, BSNL has revised its popular Triple Ace 333 STV and Nehle pe Dehla 395 STV cutting down the validity and benefits. The Triple Ace 333 STV which earlier offered unlimited data with 3GB per day FUP limit now comes with 2GB per day FUP limit. Also, the validity has been reduced from 90 days to 56 days.

Similarly, the Nehle pe Dehla 395 STV now comes with a reduced validity of 56 days instead of earlier 71 days. Fortunately, the benefits remain the same including 3000 minutes of on-net local and STD voice calls and 1800 minutes off-net local and STD voice calls. You will also get unlimited 3G data benefits with a FUP limit of 2GB per day.

STV (Rs)Voice benefitsData benefitsValidityActivation
Triple Ace 333 STV (Rs 333)Nil2GB data per day at high-speed 3G. After 2GB, data speed will be limited to 80Kbps.56 daysSMS – STV DATA333 to 123
Nehle pe Dehla 395 STV (Rs 395)Free 3000 Minutes BSNL (Local/STD) Calls + Free 1800 Minutes Other Network (Local/STD) Calls. After free calls 20p/min call charges.2GB data per day at high-speed 3G. After 2GB, data speed will be limited to 80Kbps.56 daysSMS – STV COMBO395 to 123

The above-revised STVs will be available for pan-India prepaid subscribers in Kerala telecom circle starting 23rd July 2017. You can recharge for the special Combo STVs via BSNL portal or other third party recharge retailers.

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