BSNL reduces free wifi offering at public hotspots to first 15 mins once a month

By November 11th, 2015 AT 6:16 AM

BSNL the largest PSU has cut down on the free wifi offering at its public hotspots to just first 15 mins once a month for one mobile number with immediate effect. Earlier the operator used to provide free usage of first 30 mins for up to 3 occasions in a month per mobile number.


The move by the operator is aimed at increasing the revenue from its public hotspots through the prepaid recharge coupons it retails. The details of the change in free offering is elaborated in the table below.

Existing Revised


Price (incl. of service tax) WiFi Duration Plan


Price (incl. of service tax) WiFi Duration
BSNL WiFiFree  


First 30 Minutes in a day   for a maximum of 3occasions in a month

for the same mobile number.

BSNL WiFiFree  


First 15 Minutes once in a month for the same mobile number.


BSNL 4G Level Wi-Fi Hotspots allow Ultra Speed broadband internet connectivity with unlimited downloads, and has been launched in various locations as categorized with 2/ 4 / 10 Mbps bandwidth connectivity according to area.

  • Small Wi-Fi Hotspot : Cafe, Lounge, Food court etc, – 2 Mbps(dedicated)
  • Mid Size Wi-Fi Hotspot : Malls, IT Parks, Resorts, Hospitals etc – 4 Mbps(dedicated)
  • Large Size Wi Fi Hotspot : Campus, Very Large Mall, Uncovered Broadband Semi Urban/Rural Areas – 10 Mbps(dedicated)

Prepaid wifi hotspot vouchers:

Coupon Value in Rs. Service Tax in Rs. (10.30%) Coupon Sale Price (Rs.) Minutes of usage
(in minutes)
100 10.30 110 150 20 days
250 25.75 276 400 30 days
500 51.50 552 800 75 days
1000 103.00 1103 1700 120 days
2500 257.50 2758 4250 365 days

BSNL retails prepaid recharge coupons for time based unlimited data usage on its wifi hotspot network. The details of the current vouchers are as mentioned in the table above, with validity ranging from 20 days to 365 days.

Esmail is our very own in-house spectrum specialist. He is passionate about Telecom, DTH and OTT video streaming apps. When not writing an article, you can find him binge watching shows on Netflix while sipping on a cup of coffee.

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go green app is very useful for every costmer to pay the monthly bill through email.


Off topic– hello Esmail is reliance cdma struggles in rainy season recently i bought 2 cdma sim cards one for internet another for calls i was getting 200-300 KBps speed every time but in rainy season i’m getting only 20 to 60 KBps speed.. from 2 days i’m getting full signal and not able to call anyone or receive calls to confirm i called person where i bought sim cards and he told me yes there is network issues whenever rain comes.. don’t know how and why

Madhan Kumar
Madhan Kumar

Yep I am too using RCDMA for Data purposes in Huawei MTS EC315 unlocked Wi-Fi Dongle(no call support),yes there are issues during Rainy Season but now seems somewhat fixed(had the same problem like yours last month now seems solved) and for some rare times during mid night speeds are slow,so I keep on disconnecting and connecting again and again to get normal speeds.

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