BSNL Launches NESAM Special Prepaid Plan In Tamilnadu and Chennai

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) today announced the launch of “NESAM Special ” new 2G prepaid plan with free sms and per second tariff for prospective and MNP subscribers in Tamilnadu and Chennai circle for Rs.49.

The new plan is specially tailored for Friends and Family callings and free local SMS benefits. With this plan Subscriber will get Free 50 SMS per month and Reduced call rates 20p/min on BSNL and 40p/min on any other networks. This F&F calling facility will be available for 5 local numbers (Mobile and Landline) of any network of Tamilnadu and Chennai circle.

BSNL’s “NESAM Special ” prepaid pack comes at Rs. 49 (SIM -Rs.20 + FRC Rs.29) with the 30 days plan validity and initial free Talk Value of 50 Minutes. The call charges will be 1p/sec for Own Net and 1.2p/Sec for other network calls from Home network.  All calls while National Roaming will be charged at 1.2p/sec. To extend the validity, customer has to recharge with plan voucher of Rs.29 through C-Top.

Earlier the similar plan was launched on March 18th, 2011 with life time validity and 200 free sms as a promotional offer and it was closed on 15th April, 2012. Now after the TRAI’s new regulation, tariff validity and free sms quota has been reduced/revised and plan launched as Nesam Special Plan.The new plan will be available for 90 days from today i.e. 19th April 2012 to 17th July 2012.

Thanks to Sathish Kumar!

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  • geni May 31, 2012 2:26 pm

    Respected Sir.
    Nesam was introduced in 2011 with asurance of 200 free SMS per month & 5 F&F with tariff of 10p per minute………tel me the details about the plan..

    Thank u

  • G Srinivasan May 16, 2012 4:31 pm

    Nesam was introduced in 2011 with asurance of 200 free SMS per month & 5 F&F with tariff of 10p per minute. Now this is withdrawn.Those who have opted for this scheme is deprived of this tariff sayong that this is only a introductory offer. Whether it is TRAI or bsnl, it is a fraud and cheat on the public to say that who have acepted your offer and continue have to opt to some other available scheme. The authorities can scrap the scheme only prospectively ie saying that no more new connections in this scheme can be allowed; but can not withdraw from those who are already in the scheme. Only the customer can change at his option. The service provider has no moral or legal grounds to summarily wthdraw the scheme and ask the customer/consumer to switch over to some other scheme. If the authorities do not reverse their stand, the consumers can move the appropriate authories like consumer courts for redressal. I hope the authorities will respond to this communication and advise me.

  • surya May 15, 2012 11:46 pm

    @Shahul Hameed

    Dear Shahul,
    Which plan is better?Anbu Jodi or Nesam Special.Waiting for your valuble sugestion.

  • Shahul Hameed May 6, 2012 5:00 pm

    @senthil
    If your “ennanban” plan is expired and if you want to go for “Nesam Special” plan just top up with RS 29. You will get extend your plan with “nesam special”. Then every month you will have to recharge with RS 29. Then only your plan will be renewed. The advantage is you can select five numbers(mobile/landline – any network)at a cost of 20 paise per minute. You can also have free 50 minutes talk.

  • arul May 6, 2012 1:58 pm

    For me also en nanban validity closed. what to do?

  • senthil April 29, 2012 3:06 pm

    my ennanban plan valitity close on 1st may i want to exten it what can i do for it.

  • leoram April 23, 2012 10:49 pm

    Am also received that same SMS.

  • baskar April 23, 2012 10:04 pm

    today i have received the message stating that bsnl nesam plan and recharge rs.230 are withdrawn. just before expiry of your plan vvalidity, use any plan voucher of any current plan on offer details@csc/1503. i did not understand it properly, so can you please tell me what shoul i do if i have lost the nesam plan in which i was enjoying last few months? otherwise no problem

  • SP April 23, 2012 8:05 pm

    @abhijith: I too got the message.. But i still have 5 months validity on those numbers juz a month passed away after MNP.. As per TRAI rule plans can be changed only after 180 days from the date of sim sale..!
    Does anyone knws any plan has 5 addon number incl other networks…

  • abhijith April 23, 2012 7:37 pm

    LOL >>>>> TODAY I GOT MESSAGE FROM BSNL AS THEY HAVE STOPPED THIS NESHAM PLAN FOR ALL EXISTING AS WELL AS NEW CUSTOMERS > ALSO PLAN EXTENSION RECHARGE OF 230 FOR NESHAM PLAN WAS WITHDRAWN :( . .

  • sandeep April 20, 2012 7:55 pm

    Hi Sudhakar,

    The problem is that bsnl has very less or no STVs for reducing call charges for off net calls.And i think that they should come up again with some plan similar to the student suvidha plan that was cancelled long back.This would benefit them in a big way coz operators like Airtel and all have now made landline calls at 90p/min and offnet at 72p/min.

  • Gowrishankar April 20, 2012 6:53 pm

    @Sathish Well said sathish…I Appreciate you…

  • Sathish April 20, 2012 5:40 pm

    @Chinmoy

    Hi Sudhakar,

    Currently that STV 611 vouchers is not available in market, which was withdrawn long back.

    Did you know?

    In India, None of the mobile service providers has not being provided the Free L/N sms in Roaming; In Chennai & RoTN BSNL only the network have been provide the Free L/N sms in also roaming.

    As of now, BSNL Mobile (Chennai & RoTN) customers (around 1 crore) can only send the free local and national sms in roaming also, here the leading private network customers like Aircel, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Reliance, TATA, Uninor, MTS, Videocon cannot send a single sms at free of cost.

    How is it!

    Check the link and tell about that idea, Docomo, aircel, airtel, vodafone’s SMS pack.

    http://telecomtalk.info/exclusive-bsnl-launches-new-sms-packs/82022/

    For more:

    Chennai & RoTN BSNL help-line:

    Call, 1503 (toll-free from BSNL), 1800-180-1503(toll-free from any network in India)

  • Chinmoy April 20, 2012 4:04 pm

    Sudhakar :
    Hi Sathish :
    I agree that BSNL is best in terms of broadband (at the same time it does not provide 24 hours problem rectification). You should call SDO, JTO, DE, SDE and many peoples to report broadband fault directly. Of course 1504 is there, but they will call you back about the problem (that you have reported long back) after the problem is solved !!!!!.
    Think. Before BSNL provided Rs. 611 booster which gives the benefit of calling all mobiles (only) in Tamilnadu at Rs.0.30 per minute. IDEA provided the same benefit for 1 year for Rs. 53 booster. Then docomo provided all calls within TN at Rs.0.001 per second at Rs. 27 for 60 days. AIRCEL @ Rs. 147 for 90 days. What do you say for this?. Calling rate is high when calling from BSNL to other mobiles (may be private operators do not pay interconnection fee properly to BSNL).
    BSNL has best coverage. But private operators provide low call tariff. So better use 2 SIM and enjoy !!!!!.

    Please stop your lies.we all know how big time expert you are .

  • Sudhakar April 20, 2012 2:34 pm

    Hi Sathish :

    I agree that BSNL is best in terms of broadband (at the same time it does not provide 24 hours problem rectification). You should call SDO, JTO, DE, SDE and many peoples to report broadband fault directly. Of course 1504 is there, but they will call you back about the problem (that you have reported long back) after the problem is solved !!!!!.

    Think. Before BSNL provided Rs.611 booster which gives the benefit of calling all mobiles (only) in Tamilnadu at Rs.0.30 per minute. IDEA provided the same benefit for 1 year for Rs.53 booster. Then docomo provided all calls within TN at Rs.0.001 per second at Rs.27 for 60 days. AIRCEL @ Rs.147 for 90 days. What do you say for this?. Calling rate is high when calling from BSNL to other mobiles (may be private operators do not pay interconnection fee properly to BSNL).

    BSNL has best coverage. But private operators provide low call tariff. So better use 2 SIM and enjoy !!!!!.

  • Sathish April 20, 2012 2:01 pm

    @ssthanu

    Additional info:

    The existing activation procedure of NESAM plan by CSC/Franchisee will continue to be applicable for NESAM Special plan also.

    · Nesam and Nesam Super plans are withdrawn from 00.00 hrs of 19.04.2012

    · Minimum Recharge Condition” of Rs 230 to extend the validity is hereby withdrawn for Nesam/Nesam Super and Nesam Student. Hence, the customers will not be extended with validity on using Topup.

    · The Nesam/Nesam Super/Nesam Student customers can continue in their plan till the end of validity. Subsequently they can use any one of the existing Plan vouchers and migrate.

    · migration to “NESAM Special “ by any of the prepaid plan customers (both current +old plans of Corporate & Circle) using the Plan voucher Rs.29 is allowed with effect from 19.04.2012 to 17.07.2012.

    · However, customers may be suitably advised, that the existing Validity will not be carried over while using this Plan voucher Rs.29 for migration purpose whereas balance amount – if any, will be carried forward.

    For more BSNL helpline: 1800-180-1503(toll-free from any network in india)

  • Gowrishankar April 20, 2012 1:12 pm

    @Abhijith All ways BSNL is Best…

  • Sathish April 20, 2012 11:11 am

    @Sudhakar

    Hi Sudhakar,

    We just remember “Something is better than nothing”, If you compared with other Circle, Our TN BSNL is much better; they are always trying to do their best.

    The problem in BSNL, If the Chennai and RoTN BSNL would like to launch any new plans and offers, it need to get the special approval from top level nod, also from corporate office.

    Now only BSNL Network has updated the latest tech, but others were done long before; In private everything is outsourcing; but in BSNL, Outsourcing is very minimum level.

    Scarcity of Young blood in BSNL is one of the factors.

    Indirectly our govt have restricted to BSNL & MTNL for their further speed-up / expansion the network.

    Its favor to the private networks!

    If govt network is in strong; public will get benefited; but if the private networks is in strong the politician / authority peoples will gets benefited indirectly…

    Likewise lot of factors is there in govt services.

  • ssthanu April 20, 2012 10:57 am

    What will happen to the existing customers in the OLD NESAM Plan? Will they get automatically migrated to this new plan ? or they can continue enjoying 200 free sms and 10p/min to bsnl and 30p/min to other network calls (5 F&F numbers)

  • Abhijith April 20, 2012 10:49 am

    Bsnl is best for me . . .

  • Kanaga Deepan N April 20, 2012 6:44 am

    What is so special about this plan comparing the original NESAM plan??? They should have named it as “THROGAM SPECIAL” plan…

    Let us compare both Nesam and SPL here:-

    Monthly FREE SMS 200 in Nesam and 50 in SPL
    F&F charges 10p_onnet & 30p offnet in Nesam and 20p_onnet & 40p pfnet in SPL
    Roaming Incoming charges is 1p/sec in Nesam and 1.2p/sec in SPL

    Now BSNL also started playing dirty games…

  • Sudhakar April 19, 2012 7:37 pm

    Waste plan. Get a BSNL number of your choice, wait for 90 days and change to other operator.