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.
|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|
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.
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