BSNL announces 60% discount on data usage for postpaid mobile subscribers: Effective from April 1st, 2016

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has recently announced 60% discount on data usage charges beyond free data limit for postpaid mobile subscribers. The discount will not be applicable to enterprise business customers and Blackberry data plans. The new tariff will come into effect from April 1st, 2016, on PAN India basis.


The discount is applicable for all postpaid subscribers who have opted for data add-ons and their data usage exceeds beyond free data limit. BSNL will be offering a discount of 60% on data usage beyond free data limit exceed by the subscriber. However, customers who are using data without subscribing data add-on packs will be charged as per the plan without discount. The free data offered under postpaid voice plans will be applicable in home circle as well as in roaming.

BSNL currently charges 1ps/10KB (approx Rs 1/MB) as data usage charges across its postpaid plans. A 60% discount would translate to data usage charges as low as 40p/MB making this one of the lowest data usage charges among mobile service providers. Postpaid subscribers constitutes for the highest Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) generated for any telecom service provider. The discount is being introduced by BSNL to improve the sale of its postpaid mobile connections.

Note: Please do check with BSNL before opting the plan.

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kiran naik
September 5, 2016 11:35 am 11:35 AM

I am using brodband unlimited plane of tarif will help me ?

Tarun laxmi
March 22, 2016 2:24 pm 2:24 PM

Go to hell. Then, it’s Rs.400/GB. Really cheap. Huh ?

September 5, 2016 11:44 am 11:44 AM

airtel & co is charging Rs 4000 to 10000 per GB !

March 19, 2016 12:11 pm 12:11 PM

Great thought indeed… Will really help postpaid customers… But, I wish BSNL focuses on quality instead of doing such things… The customer should first be able to use the Internet…