BSNL Offers Free Eros Now Subscription, 3GB Daily Data With Prepaid STV 78

BSNL inked a deal with Eros Now earlier this month and today revealed the first plan with free subscription

By January 28th, 2019 AT 4:39 PM
Highlights
  • BSNL rationalises STV 78 to offer free Eros Now subscription
  • The plan also offers 3GB data per day and unlimited calling for eight days

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, which recently established a content deal with Eros Now today revealed the first plan which ships with free subscription. BSNL has rationalised its prepaid STV 78 which now ships with benefits for eight days from the date of recharge. BSNL stated that the STV 78 now offers free Eros Now subscription as well, meaning users can watch free content on Eros Now application by logging in with their mobile number. As of now, only the STV 78 will come with free Eros Now subscription out of the wide-range of BSNL’s prepaid plans. Besides Eros Now subscription, the STV 78 also comes with 3GB data per day (post which speeds will be reduced to 80 Kbps) and unlimited voice calling for the validity period of eight days.

BSNL STV 78 is the First Prepaid Plan to Offer Eros Now Subscription

As noted, BSNL inked a deal with Eros Now earlier this month and said that it will reveal the tariff plans with Eros Now subscription by the end of January. Sticking to its words, the telco has now announced one plan. “BSNL has taken this initiative of offering unlimited free viewing of video content on the Eros Now app. This service will be made available to BSNL subscribers by the end of January 2019,” BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava said while announcing the deal earlier this month. As per the pact, Eros Now will provide 11,000 movies, music videos, original web shows and exclusive videos to choose from. The STV 78 from BSNL is available in all the circles.

Eros Digital CEO Rishika Lulla Singh said over-the-top industry in India is expected to reach USD 5 billion by 2023 with tier II, III cities and rural areas witnessing a sizeable increase in mobile penetration and data consumption. “We are well poised to cater to this growing community and our alliance with BSNL is a step towards bridging the urban-rural gap and expanding Eros Now’s national reach,” Singh said.

BSNL Stepping Up the Content Game

If you look back at BSNL a six months ago, the telco was just focussed in providing services to the customers. But that has changed as the telco is partnering with various content providers and content streaming services to lure more subscribers. Late in 2018, BSNL partnered with Amazon to offer free Amazon Prime subscription worth Rs 999 to its postpaid and broadband subscribers.

And today, it announced free Eros Now subscription to its prepaid customers. While the Amazon Prime partnership was made for postpaid and broadband customers, the Eros Now partnership seems to be exclusively for prepaid users.

As of now, it’s unknown which prepaid STVs are eligible for the premium Eros Now subscription. Maybe Eros Now will allow BSNL prepaid customers with an eligible plan to log into the app without any subscription. Eligible prepaid plans list is awaited from BSNL.

Private telecom service providers such as Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea already partnered with Eros Now and currently providing its entire catalogue of Eros Now via their respective applications.

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Thamilan daa
Thamilan daa

Unlimited 3G video calls is a welcoming move. But unlimited 3G video calls feature must be enabled in all the unlimited / limited voice only, voice + data + SMS plans.

Rhishav - Kolkata
Rhishav - Kolkata

This same plan I recharged few days back was giving 2GB / day for 10 days. Speed is not upto the mark in daytime in Kolkata but at night it was easily reaching 14-15Mbps which is quite good for 3G. Hope they will launch 4G in Kolkata soon.

Dipak kumar,Patna
Dipak kumar,Patna

I am from patna , i get whole day above 10 Mbps in my area. In last around 180 days including today i have consumed 1 TB data on 3G and i want to inform all Bsnl 3G users here currently i am getting unlimited data after the data quota is exhausted. Kind check yours .

Vin
Vin

In which plan you are getting unlimited 3g data ??

Dipak kumar,patna
Dipak kumar,patna

My plan is 2099 , 1 yr plan

Vin
Vin

I am on 1098 plan previously 1099 from past 1.5 years ..now i want to change.
Will unlimited 3g work on any other plan that has fup ??
Like 444,666 etc

Dipak kumar, patna
Dipak kumar, patna

Currently its working in bihar circle, might be some glitch on bsnl system, i don’t know about other circle. I was also using 1099 when it was for 1 month unlimited in 2015 onwards but bsnl changed the validity to 84 days and now 1099 removed and 1098 introduced with same benefits. It was working unlimited even on 551 with 5 GB /day plan.

vin
vin

will recharge with 551 when my 1098 plan expires and will let you know if it is working unlimited or not.
Bsnl 3g speed is better than most 4g in patna and surrounding area.
thanks for your valuable info !!

Amit Kr. Das | Kolkata Circle
Amit Kr. Das | Kolkata Circle

Inside my house I don’t get 3G. Even after going on the roof signal is very poor and that also H, not even H+. So no use of data plans without proper coverage.

pratik
pratik

BSNL just launched 4G in my area. speed is 10-12mbps, uninterruptedly, but the one thing that changed 180degree is the network consistency.

Dipak kumar
Dipak kumar

What do you want to say 180 degree network consistency, can you elaborate briefly? What is your circle and location?

Jio lover
Jio lover

Which city??

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