BSNL claims its data tariff to be ‘the cheapest’

BSNL has released a document stating that its tariffs are competitive, the factor that helped the state-run operator to gain growth in terms of subscriber addition.


To elucidate, the operator has mentioned few data packs. 1GB of data pack costs Rs. 68 with a validity of 1 day. Similarly, 1GB of data pack costs Rs. 198 for 28 days validity. The 2GB data pack costs Rs. 291 for 28 days. Also, BSNL launched new student plan voucher of Rs. 118 that offers 1GB data for 30 days with a call rate of 10 paise/min.

“Our growth rate in the industry is consistently increasing in view of reduced tariff and better services. We are thankful to our esteemed customers for reposing faith in us. BSNL is always committed to providing the best services to the customers,” said R. K. Mittal, Director (CM), BSNL Board.

To make the services more customer friendly, BSNL has also launched ‘Nalanthana’ scheme. Under the initiative, the officers and staff of BSNL would meet the customers at their doorsteps to get their feedback on its landline, broadband and mobile services and action will be initiated on problems if any. The initiative is currently active in Tamil Nadu and will be expanded to other circles based on the feedback received from the initial phase of the scheme.

In an interview to VCCircle, chairman, and managing director Anupam Shrivastava said that the operator is working on three-prolonged strategy in place. The operator plans to replace old base transceiver stations (BTS) with new ones. It’s looking for collaboration to launch 4G services in 2500 Mhz frequency and will also focus on intra-circle roaming arrangements to better utilize the spectrum.

“To ensure better network coverage, we are going to set up 25,000 BTS towers for which the company is investing around Rs.4,048 crore. Another 21,000 BTS towers will be installed by the year end, costing around Rs.2,000 crore,” he said in the interview.

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July 25, 2016 3:26 pm 3:26 PM

4G is cheaper than BSNL 3G with no coverage where all other operators have 4G presence.

July 23, 2016 12:40 pm 12:40 PM

Im on docomo from bangalore. Every city i visit like delhi, mumbai, hyderabad, chennai there is no 3G so i lose money.

This apart i seriously feel docomo 3G rates are the cheapest for 1Gb 28 days at Rs. 192. The docomo 3G works fine across bangalore and there is no data mismatch unlike Airtel 3G/4G.

Planning to get a BSNL sim for my all India free roaming & 3G however bad or good it is.

July 24, 2016 9:48 pm 9:48 PM

try to arrange MTNL sim. It’s 3G data plan is cheap compare to BSNL and It will work on bsnl network across india except Delhi and Mumbai.

S Gopal
July 25, 2016 10:26 am 10:26 AM

Will work on their own MTNL network when in Delhi and Mumbai. 😉

July 23, 2016 12:23 pm 12:23 PM
Cheap hone se..kyaa phaida…agar…services hi achi..nahi deti ho toh…. 🙁 .. Better we are agree to pay 1% more if services give in a reliable way… I am not telling to give 1GB plan at 130 or more… I just told that give us the same ?68 – 1GB plan but at least give a strong network…… I always face network ,internet drop issues and all..and not only that, here I am using a 3G pack of BSNL and giving me the speed of 1G or 2G… So better use some other operator.. What’s the use of BSNL if they… Read more »