BSNL Says Goodbye to Blackout Days in 2019

The New Year’s eve is drawing closer, and people are already on the task of drafting their New Year’s wishes. However, everyone who wishes to send out new year’s wishes to their contacts via SMS should make note that the pre-new year’s eve i.e. December 31 and the new year’s eve, January 1 every year have been considered as blackout days for many telecom operators. But in its latest move, the government led telecom operator, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has done away with blackout days. This means that BSNL subscribers won’t have to worry about running out of balance in case they try sending out messages to their contacts while using STVs or SMS packs. BSNL also confirmed that there wouldn’t be any Blackout days in 2019 as well.


BSNL Trashes Blackout Days Entirely

To recall, the first time that any telecom operator did not resort to blackout days was when Reliance Jio made its entry into the telecom segment in September 2016. After the introduction of its very competitively priced plans, other telcos also had to make drastic changes to their pricing and portfolio to stay up to date. Following on the footsteps of Reliance Jio, now the state-run telecom operator BSNL has also announced that it would be removing all its blackout days meaning that subscribers will be able to take advantage of their STVs and tariff vouchers uninterrupted even during holidays, major festivals and occasion like New Year’s Eve. This new change by BSNL is not limited to any one circle, but it will be valid for all circles. Therefore, any of the BSNL subscribers who would like to send SMS to their contacts or ring up their contacts using the special vouchers or tariff plans will be able to do so without any interruption, and they won’t be charged at the standard rate of Rs 3 per SMS.

BSNL Takes the Consumer-Centric Approach

As of late, BSNL has been tweaking its strategies to take the more consumer-centric path. The state-run telecom operator is clawing its way back into the competitive telecom turf. Besides making many revisions to its tariff plans, BSNL has also launched attractive data plans, vouchers, festive offers and more to lure in the customers. Not only that, but the biggest highlight of the operator currently seems to be its take on talk time recharges. While the other private telcos like Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel have decided to do away with talk time recharges, BSNL still offers the talk time plans in its portfolio thus making its name in the good books of subscribers. Combine this with the fact that BSNL is rapidly working to launch its 4G network across the country; we can definitely expect BSNL to maintain its position in the market and maybe even improve its situation financially.

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December 28, 2018 2:21 pm 2:21 PM

Good 2nd. option for keeping 2ndardy SIM alive, if they get greedy for monthly recharges, GOD save the mango man…

December 28, 2018 10:19 am 10:19 AM
Forget about blackout days. First you guy’s come with a proper network and proper customer care number. Hell with BSNL. No 4G in Karnataka while other networks are jumping to 5G. People are feeling BSNL is a homely network and don’t get your name spoiled with your crap network. I’m so irritated to go and blast each one in BSNL outlet office. But not willing to as all are working for their salaries by end of month. BSNL head quarters please take this on priority and improve your signals and release 4G. OR I’m going to port to some other… Read more »
Thamilan daa
December 28, 2018 9:37 am 9:37 AM

North Indian people :

1) How is vodafone own 3G speed using vodafone SIM? ;

2) How is idea 3G speed using vodafone SIM? ;

3) How is vodafone 3G speed using idea SIM?.

4) How is idea’s own 3G speed using idea SIM?

Reply as 1, 2, 3 and 4 seperately.

Try using speed test.

Can you use data in 3G while on voice call without any reduction in the data speed?.

December 29, 2018 9:12 am 9:12 AM

3G is History, get over it mate.

Avinash Meena
December 28, 2018 8:45 pm 8:45 PM

I my circle as i am north indian there is no vodafone 4g and 3g it is running on idea 3g 4g network only difference is vodafone 3g 4g is working well with idea network. And in case of idea it is worst.

December 28, 2018 12:17 pm 12:17 PM

Your post is so dumb as you!!

When you say “north indian”, what do you mean here for test result?

1. Do you mean north indian guy living in south india?
2. Do you mean north indian guy living in east india?
3. Do you mean north indian guy living in north india?
4. Do you mean north indian guy living in west india?
5. Do you mean north indian guy living in central india?

Can’t a south indian post all these results?

Thamilan daa
December 30, 2018 3:56 pm 3:56 PM

You + o 0 l. Prove that Idea’s own 3G is present at all the states. ! 9 i 0 +