Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is also climbing the steps slowly towards the brewing competition in the broadband sector. The state-owned telco has been making back to back revisions to its broadband plans to make them more attractive for new and existing customers as well. Now, the telco announced that now the FTTH broadband combo plans by BSNL would come with unlimited calling. The change has been brought in two steps to the broadband plans portfolio of offering. Under the first revision, the users will only be eligible to place BSNL to BSNL free calls while under the other revision users will be able to make free calls to any network.
The revision which came to effect very recently tells that subscribers with Rs 645 FTTH Broadband plan or above will be able to make free unlimited calls on their broadband plan to any network across the country. While other subscribers who have plans ranging between Rs 249 and Rs 645 will be eligible to make free unlimited calls from BSNL to BSNL.
The second change is to offer unlimited free calling (local+STD) within India on BSNL network across all the broadband combo plans on a pan India basis with plans priced between Rs 249 and Rs 645. Right now, these plans offer free voice calling within BSNL network in some circles, but now user can make unlimited voice calls on a Pan India basis.
Regarding the second change, BSNL stated as follows, "To offer unlimited free calling (Local + STD) within India on BSNL Network across all the DSL/FTTH Broadband Combo plans [PAN India / Circle Specific] with FMC of Rs.249/- & above but less than Rs.645/-, which are currently being offered to the customers in different Circles/PAN India basis, in all the Circles."
BSNL also stated that the additional facility for ‘unlimited free calling between 10.30 PM to 6 AM & on all Sundays to any network within India’ shall also be extended as per the regular instructions. The telco also confirmed that ISD facility will remain the same as per current guidelines for all the Pan India or circle specific or FTTH broadband combo plans. This new change is already effective across all the circles.