Daily Data Plans, Hotstar Membership and Other Different Things BSNL is Doing in Broadband Sector

BSNL is the leading wired broadband operator in the country with over 10 million subscribers under its belt. However, with the launch of JioFiber, the company may probably lose its market share slowly as the Mukesh Ambani-owned company is aiming for 15 million subscribers in the next one year. BSNL is providing some unique benefits with its broadband plans. For example, BSNL has some broadband plans with a daily data limit, similar to the daily data prepaid plans. Even BSNL’s high-speed Bharat Fibre plans ship with daily data, something which any other ISP is not providing in the industry right now. Other unique benefits from BSNL include Amazon Prime membership with over Rs 399 annual broadband plans and up to 25% discount on annual plans as well.

Amazon Prime Offering and Cashback

For a long time, BSNL remained far away from content-based offering on its broadband plans. While other service providers like Bharti Airtel were providing an Amazon Prime Video connection via Amazon Prime membership, BSNL was not offering it. But, lately, BSNL has started offering Amazon Prime membership to its customers. As per the details issued by BSNL, the subscribers who are on a broadband plan priced at Rs 900 or more will enjoy Amazon Prime membership for an entire year, and along with this, they are also going to be eligible for a 25% cashback. Also, BSNL broadband plans below Rs 499 will come with 15% cashback, and the plans between Rs 499 and Rs 900 will ship with 20% cashback. The company has recently announced that even the Rs 399 annual broadband plan will now come with free Amazon Prime membership for one year.

Complimentary Hotstar Premium Subscription

If not Amazon Prime subscription, there plans with BSNL which ship with a Hotstar subscription instead of Amazon Prime. Just like Amazon Prime Video, a Hotstar subscription will allow the subscribers to watch various movies and TV shows on their smartphone or other devices. BSNL has detailed that it will be offering a complimentary Hotstar subscription with its Superstar 300 plan which comes for Rs 749. Just like the name suggests, this plan will come with 300GB data per month.

Daily Data Broadband Plans 

This is something that sets BSNL broadband plans truly apart from the other broadband plans out there. Although it is also a point which has seen certain critical comments from the users, still, BSNL remains one of the rare service providers who are offering daily data limit on their broadband plans. As such, you will easily find plans in BSNL broadband portfolio which come with 40GB per day, 55GB per day, 80GB per day and more daily data limit.

Long Term Discount

On its broadband plan offers, BSNL is also offering a long term discount. For example, if you were to subscribe to the 600GB CUL plan, then you will have to pay a monthly rental of Rs 849, but for a subscription of 12 months, you won’t be required to pay 12x of the price, instead you would only have to pay 10x of the price, i.e. Rs 8490 only. This way, on a long term annual subscription, the subscribers will be able to get two months of free service. Similarly, on paying for 19 months of service, the BSNL broadband customers will get 5 months of free service.

BSNL Triple Play Plan

In other news, the government-owned PSU is also said to be collaborating with local Cable TV operators to provide Triple Play services to the customers. For the unaware, under Triple Play plan, customers will get Cable TV, broadband and landline services to the customers. The company is said to be charging Rs 700 for the entry-level Triple Play plan.

Arpit Sharma

Arpit spends his day closely following the telecom and tech industry. A music connoisseur and a night owl, he also takes a deep interest in the Indian technology start-up scene and spends rest of his time spilling poetry and stories on paper.

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