BSNL Discontinues Rs 999 and Rs 2,099 Long-Validity Prepaid Plans

BSNL's Rs 999 Maximum plan is one of the best long-validity plans available in the market, but it has now been removed without any reason

By May 15th, 2019 AT 4:07 PM
  • BSNL also revised the Rs 666 prepaid plan as it now offers benefits for 134 days
  • The state-owned entity also revamped a couple of postpaid plans recently

Government-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has removed two long-validity prepaid plans in the country. The plans in question are Rs 999 and Rs 2,099. The Rs 999 plan from BSNL which is also known as BSNL Maximum plan was on the best long-validity prepaid plans from any telco in the country, but it has now been pulled down without any reasons. The Rs 2,099 prepaid plan was introduced last year right after the yearly plan of Rs 1,699 from Reliance Jio and it offered a whopping 4GB data per day for 365 days. The reason for the pull-down of these plans is unknown at the moment, as noted. Alongside pulling these two plans, BSNL also revised the Rs 666 Sixer plan to offer more validity of 134 days, keeping the benefits same.

BSNL PV 999 and PV 2099 Withdrawn, Changes in Rs 666 Prepaid Plan

It is crucial to note that the two plans mentioned above have been discontinued by BSNL. To recall, the Plan Maximum_999 used to come with a massive 365 days validity, therefore, offering yearlong benefits for the subscribers. The plan was also bundling 3.2GB daily data for 181 days or half the total validity. Additional perks of this plan also included 10 SMS per day and free unlimited voice calling. The other plan which has been discontinued by BSNL is the Recharge Rs 2099 plan which also used to come with 365 days validity offering unlimited calling even to Delhi and Mumbai circle, 6.2GB data with after FUP speed of 80 Kbps and 100 SMS per day.

Another change which BSNL has done to its prepaid portfolio has to do with the validity of the Rs 666 BSNL Sixer plan. Notably, this plan offers 3.7GB daily data to the users with after-FUP speed of 40 Kbps, 100SMS per day and unlimited calling across India, free-roaming except to Mumbai and Delhi circles. Now before this recent change, BSNL was offering 122 days of validity for this plan, but now the telco has increased the validity of this plan to 134 days. To recall, a few days ago, BSNL revised the same Rs 666 plan and reduced the validity from 129 days to 122 days, but thankfully, it has now revised the plan again to provide better validity than ever.

The revision is effective across all the circles where BSNL has its operations right now. BSNL is still providing the Rs 1,699 yearly prepaid plan and it did not provide any reason behind the removal of Rs 2,099 prepaid plan that was launched alongside the Rs 1,699 plan.

Revision to BSNL Rs 525 and Rs 725 Postpaid Plans

BSNL has also recently announced the revision of some of its postpaid plans as well. Some of the high range postpaid plans which BSNL offers like the Rs 525 and Rs 725 postpaid plans were revised to provide more data. The Rs 525 postpaid plan which was bundling 15GB monthly data previously, was changed a few days back to offer 40GB monthly data benefit. Similarly, the Rs 725 postpaid plan by BSNL now offers 50GB monthly data benefit to the subscribers.

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I am using long term plan for the SIM in home security device . Home security device use SMS and automated call o communicate . In our country 99% BSNL govt employees may not even know how people are using their services . A security device with data network is completely unreliable in comparison to sms based security. Discontinuing those plans will completely make those devices useless.

Imagine a situation when intrusion happen and BSNL SIM stop sending message as some weiro decided to discontinue service ?


I am using that plan for the SIM in home security . Home security device use SMS to communicate and in our country 99% BSNL of govt employees may not even know ho people are using their services . A security device with data network is completely unreliable in comparison to sms based security.

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