BSNL has unveiled a new Fibre-to-the-Home broadband plan under the Bharat Fibre programme it introduced a few days ago. The government-owned PSU is calling the new broadband plan as '40GB Plan' as it ships with 40GB daily data at 100 Mbps speeds for a month. The plan is priced at Rs 2,499, and for users who select it for six or 12 months, BSNL offers 25% cashback as part of its cashback offer valid until February 28. Furthermore, the 40GB daily data broadband plan from BSNL also ships with unlimited free calling to any network within India. This plan from BSNL joins the company's existing FTTH plans of Rs 777, Rs 1,277, Rs 3,999, Rs 5,999, Rs 9,999 and Rs 16,999.
BSNL 40GB Plan Broadband Plan: Benefits and Details
As noted, this new 40GB Plan from BSNL falls into the company's newly Bharat Fibre scheme. It provides a user 40GB of broadband data every day at 100 Mbps download and upload speeds. After the completion of daily FUP, speeds will be reduced to 2 Mbps and there's no limit post the FUP. This plan is valid across the country where BSNL is offering FTTH services.
The price of this plan is Rs 2,499 and it sits between the Rs 1,277 and Rs 3,999 plans. For the unaware, the Rs 1,277 plan from BSNL offers 100 Mbps speeds with 500GB FUP, while the Rs 3,999 plan comes with 60 Mbps speeds till 650GB.
The 40GB Plan from BSNL also offers unlimited calling to any network within India like the other FTTH plans. Also, users can opt the plan for six months and 12 months with 25% cashback scheme. Sadly, BSNL is not offering this new plan in two and three-year rental period. Users will also get one free email ID and 1GB of free space. The telco has already waived off installation charges on FTTH plans, so you can choose this new plan by paying the monthly rental itself. In some circles, BSNL might ask for installation charges as well as the charges removal is a circle-specific offer.
BSNL 25% Cashback Scheme on Broadband Plans Explained
As mentioned above, BSNL is currently running a 25% cashback scheme on broadband plans. As part of this, users who choose a BSNL broadband plan for six or 12 months up front will be eligible for 25% cashback on the final rental. That said, there's no maximum limit for the cashback offered. This essentially means if a user chooses the Rs 2,499 broadband plan for six months, then the cashback amount will be around Rs 3,700 and Rs 7,400 for 12 months.
This is a decent offer from BSNL as the plan also ships with unlimited calling benefit which will be useful for people in regions with struggling mobile network. BSNL has introduced the 40GB Plan on a pan-India basis and it's effective from February 1, 2019.
BSNL is the leading wired broadband operator in India as the telco has over 10 million subscribers. However, in recent times, it's losing the place to private operators especially because of the daily data scheme which didn't go well with the subscribers. Notably, the newly launched 40GB Plan also falls under the daily data broadband plans from BSNL.