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.

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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.

ExistingRevised
Plan

Name

Price (incl. of service tax)WiFi DurationPlan

Name

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

NIL

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

for the same mobile number.

BSNL WiFiFree 

NIL

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)
Validity
10010.3011015020 days
25025.7527640030 days
50051.5055280075 days
1000103.0011031700120 days
2500257.5027584250365 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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