Exclusive : BSNL to Hike Broadband Modem Rentals from 1 April (Basic and WiFi)

India’s largest state-owned Broadband service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has decided to increase the Monthly Rental Charges for Broadband Modem (basic and WiFi) from 1 April across the country.

BSNL Broadband Modem

According to our exclusive source, The fixed monthly charge for ADSL Broadband Modem (When Modem is taken on Rental Basis from BSNL) will be increased by Rs.20 to Rs.30 (basic and WiFi – ADSL / VDSL) for all new subscribers and Rs.45 to Rs.85 for all existing (more than 24 months old) customers in any tariff plans.

Revised Monthly Rental Charges for modem (When Modem is taken on Rental Basis) to Existing as well as New BSNL Broadband Customers (w.e.f. 1st April, 2014) as follows :

BSNL Broadband Modem charges 1_4_2014

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  • R SELVARJAN - Trichy July 23, 2014 4:13 pm

    Like Mr Subramanian I too pay rental for my own Modem for nearly one year. Now it is Rs 130 per month. When I returned the modem to the nearest exhange, the engineer said, that I have to buy new one, I bought and gave them and it was configured by them , they said the rental will not be charged. I use to pay the bill amount by internet banking through the BSNL portal I did not notice that the rental was being collected. Just I notice in the bill that Rs 130 is being charged. The exchange person said only for two year they charge the rental and it is already two years over, you need not to return the old modem. There might a record that the configuration of new modem by the exchange. Anyhow what should I do now for stopping the rental at least from now onwards.

    regards

  • v subramanian June 9, 2014 5:44 pm

    I have been using RENTAL ADSL basic modem from Nov 2010 to May 2013 and thereafter I Have purchased of my own WIFI modem from June2013 and using the same. All the above periods ie Nov2010 to till date I have been paying rent to Bsnl. Recently BSNL hiked the rent from Rs50 to Rs70 (wef from 1/4/2014).
    Would you please clarify whether even for Modem purchased outside (BSNL allows customers to purchase modem privately from market) the rental applicable? As per my commonsense the rental collected for OWN MODEM is not correct. I am being charged RS70 continuously even for own modem

    • basappa June 9, 2014 6:21 pm

      Yes you should not have been charged for modem rent if you had submitted your modem to BSNL and got an acknowledgement that they have received it from you. If you have done that, don’t worry.. Just head to BSNL commercial office in your city and find the Accountant there. Tell him about your problem and seek help to resolve this matter by showing your acknowledgement letter and the bills in which rent has been charged. If you don’t have the acknowledgement, then it might be a problem

  • Rohit May 23, 2014 7:30 pm

    I will surrender my bsnl broadband connection soon.you are making wrong policy .bsnl officer’sare you have faith in bsnl so think when value is low and
    service quality is high there are number of customer

  • Mani May 9, 2014 6:28 pm

    Seems BSNL without any announcement increased the modem rent. Being a customer for more than a decade it makes me frustrated. So planning to shift to Airtel where they are offering free wifi-router.

  • rv March 14, 2014 10:47 am

    This will affect only the govt offices where they avail modems on rental basis. normal home customers always buy modems of their own. good way of getting some income by BSNL.

  • susanta March 12, 2014 10:47 pm

    Dear BSNL
    we not bloody fool as u may be think. One day our PM deliverd a speech PAISA TO PAER MAI NEHI UGTA. so sorry itna loss mai chal raho ho.. ab dub jayonge…..

    • rajesh kumar dubey March 13, 2014 9:25 am

      sahi bol rahe ho bai

  • S.Sudhakar March 12, 2014 9:37 pm

    To dharshan and others :
    There is a hidden but official fact behind this. If your broadband rental crosses Rs.750 excluding tax, then modem is automatically offered free (see the bill). This is what happening for me. So most of them need to worry on this.

    Even new modems are cheaper at ebay.in with warranty. So no need to worry much.

    • vasanth March 19, 2014 10:53 am

      which is the best modem, as a replacement for the bsnl modem which i am using for home use, can u tell me please, brand and make……and where to buy?.

    • basappa May 9, 2014 11:06 am

      Yes.. I was being offered 100% discount on modem charges which was Rs 40/- Now they have removed discount from April 1st and now I am being charged Rs 110/- for it.

  • rahul maurya March 12, 2014 7:39 pm

    Ye log broadband ki minimum speed kab badhayenge @512 kbps.

  • Darshan March 12, 2014 6:59 pm

    Hardly anyone uses rented modem from BSNL most of them directly buys them….Hiking modem rentals maynot effect many people as it is the hiked rental is quite cheap bcuz who takes rented modem is not a permanant customer he is present for few months for using it for some specific reason