BSNL to Offer Free Rs 10 Talk Time and Validity Extension Up to April 20, 2020

With the free validity extension in place, BSNL subscribers will continue receiving incoming calls and the telco is also crediting Rs 10 talk time

By March 30th, 2020 AT 4:59 PM
  • BSNL is extending prepaid account validity of users at no extra cost
  • The telco is also crediting free Rs 10 talk time
  • BSNL also urges users to perform recharges digitally

Government-owned BSNL today announced two new changes to its prepaid subscribers. BSNL is extending the account validity up to April 20, 2020, alongside crediting Rs 10 talk time balance at no extra cost. BSNL announced this move so that the mobile subscribers will not have to face any hardships during the lockdown period. Furthermore, the telco also urged the users to ‘Go Digital’ for recharging their mobile numbers. BSNL says that the MyBSNL app has all the required plans allowing users to make use of it without any hassles. While BSNL is offering the above-mentioned two moves, Reliance Jio is crediting ‘Jio Data Pack‘ with 2GB daily data benefit valid for four days. Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea are yet to introduce such moves.

BSNL Users Get Free Validity Extension Till April 20

To stop the spreading of Coronavirus, the government has imposed a country-wide lockdown till April 14. And a lot of users are already facing network and data speed issues due to the sudden surge. Telcos are assuring that they can handle the additional load on voice calls and data services, but some subscribers are facing validity and balance issues. Keeping such issues in mind, BSNL has announced two moves for prepaid users.

Firstly, BSNL mobile subscribers whose validity has expired during the lockdown period from March 22, 2020, and are not able to recharge for an extension of validity plan, the telco is extending the validity of all mobile subscribers by up to April 20, 2020, and that too at free of cost. This move means the BSNL subscribers will continue receiving free incoming calls. For the unaware, if a BSNL prepaid account’s validity expires, then the user will not receive any incoming calls.

In addition to the free validity extension, BSNL is also giving free talk time of Rs 10 to all such subscribers who reach zero balance during the lockdown period. These facilities are extended to facilitate communication by BSNL mobile subscribers in an emergency, said the company.

“BSNL firmly stands with its subscribers during this crisis period and we request the subscribers to “Go Digital” for recharging their accounts. Several options available for recharge include MyBSNL mobile app, BSNL website and other popular wallet services,” said BSNL CMD, Praveen Kumar Purwar, CMD.

BSNL launched its MyBSNL app and it is currently providing all the essential services like recharge and plan verification within the app itself. As telcos reduced their ground staff due to lockdown, they are also forcing users to make use of the respective self-care apps for frequently asked questions and also to raise complaints.

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Aakash Hinduja
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BSNL has purposely throtled speed because I am in mumbai and in MTNL 3G I get 5mbps but BSNL sim which has latched to MTNL network is giving 1mbps speed in Mumbai, same tower same location. Also MTNL has 140ms ping but BSNL ping is 600ms. Due to high Ping BSNL takes a lot of time to access to access 1 website. Because of BSNL pathetic service, people dont use their service and this increases more loss to BSNL. I hope TRAI may make a survey of data throtled speed by BSNL in MUMBAI MTNL NETWORK.


In Mumbai MTNL will get preference not BSNL. But it is true BSNL 3g is pathetic especially since lockdown started is crawling and my 5gb daily quota remains 90% unused


I am able to finish 2g daily quota during lock down period also

Idea/ Vodafone will survive..No more jio lover no
Idea/ Vodafone will survive..No more jio lover no

Its not the case always
I am using BSNL on mtnl 3g at ghaziabad
Speed is 7 mbps and ping is 60ms


I think its the other way around. It’s not BSNL but MTNL that’s throttling your speeds. I stay at a place where I get both the networks and MTNL is always slower than BSNL at the same place. At times BSNL sim card shows no network whereas MTNL has a signal. MTNL will just not allow BSNL to register to its network. I had to tweet to MTNL, BSNL & DOT to fix the issue. Plus MTNL has no true unlimited plan whereas BSNL has, so they can throttle a bit so that other users do not starve and their… Read more »


Good initiative by BSNL..
Not acting greedy at the time of need.

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