Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has made two of its prepaid plans expensive for users. The state-run telco hasn’t increased the price of the plans per se but has reduced their benefits. Regardless, this move from the telco comes at a time when other telcos are planning to revise their prepaid plans to move towards potential tariff hikes. The two plans from BSNL that have been affected due to this are STV_49 and PV_397. The change in the benefits of the plans is already visible on the website of the telco. Let’s take a look at the updated benefits of the concerned plans.
BSNL STV_49 used to come with 28 days of validity and offered 100 minutes of free voice calling post, which the user would be charged with 45 paise per minute for making voice calls. The telco also offered 2GB of free data with the plan and 100 SMSes.
Now, the plan’s validity has been reduced to 24 days while its cost remains the same, which is Rs 49. The other benefits remain unchanged.
The BSNL PV_397 used to offer users 2GB of daily data with truly unlimited voice calling and 100 SMS/day. While the validity of the plan was 365 days, users would get the freebies for the first 60 days only.
Now, everything remaining the same; BSNL has decreased the total validity of this plan voucher from 365 days to 300 days but has kept the price of the plan the same, which is Rs 397. This plan voucher helps the user in keeping his phone number active, and once the freebies expire, the user can make other recharges to keep consuming voice calling and data services from BSNL.
These are the two BSNL 4G plans which have indirectly become expensive for the users. Regardless of the price change, these plans are still full of value.