Exclusive: BSNL to Introduce “New General Plan” for Prepaid Mobile Subscribers

BSNL will be introducing a new tariff plan by name “New General Plan” under prepaid mobile services from 25 February 2014. While the existing General Plan comes with several freebies like free calls and also costs more, the new plan will cost Rs. 103 and provides a free bundled top-up of the same amount.

Plan Particulars

Update (12 March 2014): From 15 March 2014, the free bundled top-up of Rs. 103 will be reduced to Rs. 100 with full talk value.

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The call rates in both existing as well as new BSNL New General Plan are

Local/STD calls on Mobile and Fixed on On-net @60p/min
Local/STD calls on Mobile Off-net @70p/min
Local/STD calls on Fixed Off-net @90p/min
Local SMS on On-net @60p/SMS
Local SMS Off-net @70/SMS
National SMS on On-net@70p/SMS
National SMS Off-net @80p/SMS

Although this plan comes with no on-net or off-net tariff benefits, this seems to be a new plan just for customers as an option.

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  • SS Harwalkar February 20, 2014 12:12 pm

    It seems that this plans is per minute plan with 180 validity. Per minute tariff is not mentioned for home and roam. Hence it will be difficult for the customers for purchase of this plan. Clarify these points.

  • Saurabh February 20, 2014 8:42 am

    I told here that BSNL launched 3G in my town on Feb 18 but it seems that they are currently testing it as yesterday 3G signal was not there all day but it came back in evening. Now again no 3G signal since last night. I hope its only testing as if this hide n seek continues, people will stay away from BSNL and they won’t get benefited here also like they are losing revenues in other areas where this hide n seek runs for several weeks in a month. So reliability is not what you can get with BSNL. Since Idea launched its 3G, I don’t remember when I faced problem with it last time as there was rarely a case of service downtime whenever I used it. Same with Vodafone, you ca always have 3G network without any issues.

  • RanganathanRajagopalan February 20, 2014 8:16 am

    BSNL has very good plans with attractive tariff. Unfortunately these plans are not known to many.

    • Basab Roy - Durgapur August 26, 2014 11:57 am

      BSNL needs to be more active in spending money for advertisement. The Budget needs to be adjusted accordingly. This has nothing to do in cost cutting measures. Because advertising here is reproductive. Please pay more attention in Social Media and open advertisements about available products and updates thereof.

  • pradeep February 19, 2014 10:17 pm

    Waste plan
    no innovative plan
    all the old shits
    another one foolish plan by foolish personals :/
    too bad