Free SIM, Extra Talktime & New STVs – BSNL Brings Joy to Kolkata

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd’s Kolkata Telecom district unit Calcutta Telephones has introduced new festive offers for new GSM mobile customers in 2014.

BSNL KolkataThe promotional offer comes in a package of free SIM cards for prepaid users and full value or 10% extra usage value on top-up vouchers. First new GSM prepaid customers will get a free prepaid SIM (32K/64K depending upon availability). Free SIM card scheme is valid from 07.02.2014 till 31.03.2014.

Customers will also enjoy full usage value equal to MRP on GSM Top-up vouchers/C-top-up/Flexi top-up with MRP from Rs.200 to Rs.999; and 10% extra usage value on MRP on GSM Top-up vouchers/C-top-up/Flexi top-up with MRP from Rs.1000 to Rs.2999. This offer is valid from 24.12.2013 till 23.03.2014.

Calcutta Telephones also introduces a new STV – Power/STV Cancellation Voucher for all prepaid Mobile Connections of BSNL. Last Easy/STV will be cancelled by utilizing this STV – 4. The Promotional scheme is valid w.e.f 27/01/2014 up to 26/04/2014.

BSNL is also going to launch a new roaming plan w.e.f 10.02.2014. STV is priced Rs 92, which will provide free incoming calls, outgoing calls at 1.5p/second for 90 days.

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  • Saurabh February 11, 2014 3:30 pm

    Tata Docomo 40 mins disconnection problem still persists in Haryana circle. Today I activated Rs.7 plan which allows 2p/100KB access or (20p/MB). After 39:59 mins, my net disconnected. As I was testing so didn’t used much data only 251KB in first session for which 6p was charged and 621KB in second session @14p for 700KB. Both sessions ended automatically in 39:59. But one good thing is now net connects in 1 second only which used to take 25-40 tries sometime. Who cares? I’m happy with Aircel. :D

  • idea88 February 11, 2014 10:19 am

    @saurabh demand for 1800 & 900 MHz decreasing. soon auction wil over. but operators are switching to protect them selves

  • Abhay jaipur February 11, 2014 7:03 am

    I aree with imon.bsnl sim,recharge cards r not available on the shop next to me..moreever to port into bsnl u hav to go exchange ofice…

  • Sayantan(Kolkata) February 11, 2014 3:33 am

    BSNL!Ha ha.Had used it for six months.Must say,services are simply PATHETIC!The recharge benefit is obtained after 24 hours of the recharge and voice quality is simply pathetic.At my house,I receive full towers of all operators,whether its 2G/3G but bsnl 3G has pathetic tower at my house.In 24 hours,I get 3G speed for just 3-5 times and that also for just 7-9 minutes.Rest of the time,no signal.Yes,no signal.Not even weak or poor signal but simply no signal.Also I have never seen any EDGE enabled towers in BSNL as the places where I had used bsnl,had the G symbol rather than E symbol.What nonsense.Bsnl should have young and smart employees like that of the private companies and not the old people who dosent even know what is a sim card but still selling sim card at the exchanges.Just give a visit to a airtel or vodafone or any other private operators’ stores and see hoe smart and intelligent the employees are.
    Last day I went to the exchange near my house to check whether my old bsnl sim was still active or not as on inserting the sim,my phone is not booting up.One of the grandfather RUDELY said its not possible to check on their computers.But the same is just a matter of seconds in the private operators.BSNL should be privatised.

  • Amit Kumar Das (Kolkata) February 10, 2014 11:01 pm

    Can anyone please describe how the auction results will be decided. If possible describe with examples. This will be very helpful to the readers.

  • Tiju Tomichan February 10, 2014 10:24 pm

    I am from Kerala and bsnl user from 2007 till date. At the time of MNP i was ported out to Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and later comeback to BSNL. I can not saw the better service from AVoI when compared to BSNL. Now I’m in bangalore and still using Kerala BSNL as my primary number because still it is profitable for me.

  • Bikas February 10, 2014 1:49 pm

    Not to use, in our singur just one tower which is 3-4 away From my home gopalnagar paschimpara.
    Bogus company when i enquire to take evdo connection ”nearest” Srirampur exchange.THEY REFER ME of a local officer who has a laptop from company and his duty to go customer home and check network status before customer take evdo.NO ONE CAME HOME BUT JUST ADvises come upon me to check conn myself.i came to realise that HE IS SARKARI NAUKER WHAT ELSE HE IRRESPONSIBLE.BUT HE GONNA MAKES his huge salary every MONTH.
    In singur bsnl has a office in jalaghata the best part is The chief officer does not know differt between bandwith and speed of Broadband. And kb/KB.


    • LolaChan February 10, 2014 7:40 pm

      you are 100% correct no.1 worst telecom service provider in India.The govt shouldnt give this much of huge salary but give them according to their work and yield .

  • arka February 10, 2014 1:15 pm

    No need free sim, full TT etc etc. plz provide these offers to KAPIL SIBAL and your employees. No quality service, no value-for-money packs, no recharge coupon available in market. In Kolkata here, you can not find 1 BSNL customer per 100 people!!
    Can you imagine that? :(

    • Linto February 10, 2014 10:24 pm

      have you ever checked bsnl packs its far better than any other operator. go to bsnl website and check it out .

  • Vicky February 10, 2014 12:05 pm

    idea ne haryana mein 100% cashback offer chalaya hai on 2G and 3G recharges. 2g ke 98 ya us se upar par pura cashback milega. agar koi 98 500mb wala pack for 20 days se recharge karta hai toh usko next 6 hours mein 98 ka talktime mil jayega. agar 3g recharge 100 se upar koi karwata hai like 103, 126, 246 tec toh unko bhi full talktime milega full in 6 hours. internet free ho gaya. maine 246 ka karwaya, 1GB + 246 talktime aa gaya 50 minute ke baad. hahaha airtel ne aisi schemes haryana mein pehle di hai par aaj kal nahi aatey acche offers airtel mein.

  • Amit Kumar Das (Kolkata) February 10, 2014 11:32 am

    Faltu company.
    If electricity is gone then their signal is also gone. Can you imagine they don’t have backup in Ground Base Tower which covers a major area of the city.
    I have complained to the higher officials, bts department officials, technical heads along with the full details including the cell id, but nothing happened.
    In addition to this all of their towers are not EDGE enabled, they have only GPRS.
    Please stop wasting precious 900 MHz spectrum.
    Improve your service and connectivity or else no professional or not even school going children will gonna take your connection.

    • aashu 420 February 10, 2014 1:42 pm

      is bsnl provide me free unlimited data calling then i will note use bsnl because your services too pathetic no promotion offers everybody knows bsnl is the worst service provider becausehamare yahan kutta bhi nahi kharidega bsnl I’m from up west

    • SD February 10, 2014 1:53 pm


  • Imon Aryan February 10, 2014 7:16 am

    BSNL provides better signal in all-over The City Of Joy !Kolkata ,,

    But ,,,,still not available in your next recharge shop ! they would tell u “bsnl paben na” or u would not get BSNL here !

    This lack of sales line and distribution process ,,, made a distance from public not to use bsnl !

    hence bsnl exchanges are available ,,,,big building available ,,,,network also (2g 3g) but ,,,it cant compete with private telcos for the reason.

    Plz save our property ,,,,nations symbol

    by writing a special issue on it !

    thanx !

    • Sumit Roy (KOLKATA) February 10, 2014 9:31 pm

      Well I am Sumit from Kolkata and I am a bsnl customer since 2005… i.e 9yrs approx.
      I am writing this on behalf of my personal experience in Kolkata circle only.
      To be very honest I was so biased on BSNL … but since 2005 nothing had changed in bsnl…. their coverage, network quality, internet speed everything is so pathetic that even in 4G era bsnl (and only bsnl) gives “3G” speed or sometimes UPOR WALE KI KRIPA SE “H” where as junior operator like Reliance Aircel always provide “H+” and the speed of bsnl is hardly 100-150KBps.
      Now being a govt organization may be bsnl is so casual.. and bsnl’s customer base in kolkata is merely 50,000 (or less than that). Though I still use BSNL and not interested to port out …
      in kolkata circle
      vodafone – damn costly but excellent network
      airtel – damn costly but good network (< vodafone)
      bsnl – costly same as airtel but service pathetic…
      reliance – costly and poorer than all
      idea – tied up with voda
      aircel – cheap and avg network..
      but bsnl is nothing other than a box of shit with high cost tag on it. and I am now sure there is nothing better going to happen in favor of bsnl.
      so from my exp BSNL = Branded Shitty Network Ltd.
      BSNL if you are seeing this thing please improve your data connectivity atleast in kolkata city