BSNL reduces call rate by 80% for new prepaid users

State-run telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) said it has reduced call rate by 80% for new customers under prepaid mobile services with validity of first two months on pan-India basis.


“We have reduced our tariff to rock bottom for new customer. All the plans and new schemes are well displayed in our web site,” R K Mittal, Director (CM), BSNL Board said in a statement.

The reduced call rate is applicable with voucher worth Rs 36 for per second plan and with plan voucher of Rs 37 for per minute plan for new customers only, including MNP customers, the telco said.

In plan voucher Rs 37, call rate of local/STD on Net is reduced to 10 paisa per minute and for Local/STD off-net is reduced to 30 paisa per minute.

Similarly, in plan voucher Rs 36 call rate of local/STD on Net is reduced to 1 paisa per 3 seconds and for Local/STD off-net is reduced to 2 paisa per 3 seconds, the telco added.

Note: Do check with CC before opting the plan.

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amit malhotra
December 19, 2015 9:19 am 9:19 AM

reliance gsm is providing 10gb rs 57 only through *129#

December 19, 2015 6:15 pm 6:15 PM

@AMIT MALHOTRA – you must be JOKING … with speeds of RELIANCE GSM 92G) one cannot use even 1 GB … so what use is 10 GB even if they give it to the customer FREE???

December 20, 2015 4:53 pm 4:53 PM

That is not possible. One can use maximum 5 GB in a month if he is a heavy user and the upload and download speed each comes to more than 25 KB / s.

Love Airtel
December 19, 2015 2:55 pm 2:55 PM

Who uses 2G now? You can never use 10 GB on 2G anyway. Even unlimited 2G is useless in the age of 4G.

December 19, 2015 6:19 pm 6:19 PM

@Love Airtel – still there are many lost souls waiting for 3G on their UNINOR networks… or possibly 4G on their BSNL networks… the MK’s of Hosur and the TS’s of Tamil Nadu for instance !!

December 19, 2015 11:12 am 11:12 AM

OMG!! This must be typing

Kousik Bhakta
December 19, 2015 12:14 pm 12:14 PM

I also got this offer by dialling *121#
“”Dear Customer, Reliance 2G Super offer! Recharge with Rs.56 today & get 10GB 2G Data for 28 days!””

December 19, 2015 12:40 pm 12:40 PM

are they still offering 2G data in WB ?? How strong is reliance’s 2G network?

Kousik Bhakta
December 19, 2015 3:18 pm 3:18 PM

Yes, actually after the ICRA agreement with Voda its coverage has improved a lot(equal to voda netwk, i know it..coz…i hv both voda and reliance sim). But its 2g internet speed disappointed me like vodafone.

December 19, 2015 6:35 pm 6:35 PM

How much speed u get on Voda and rcom? Has the rcom’s voice stv’s become costlier than before??

December 19, 2015 7:12 pm 7:12 PM

Krish- with AIRTEL 4G I get speeds of 10-15 Mbps (day time, peak hours) which improves to 30-32 mbps (1-2 am) which is ample for me. For anything else AIRTEL BROADBAND gives me steady 8mbps (anytime of the day), again ample for me.

December 20, 2015 4:45 pm 4:45 PM

In my area BSNL broadband gives above 450 KB / s download and above 100 KB / s upload speed before fair usage in the Rs.999 plan. After fair usage, I always get above 60 KB / s download speed and above 80 KB / s upload speed.

I am satisfied with BSNL broadband in terms of speed. I mostly don’t care about customer care because there will be only 5 non continuous downtime days in a year which does not matter. I will use BSNL or Aircel 3G during that time.

BSNL, Idea and Aircel rocks in Tamilnadu.

Jyotirmoy Manna
December 19, 2015 7:43 pm 7:43 PM

Wired broadband gives steady speed.

December 19, 2015 6:17 pm 6:17 PM

@ Kousik Bhakta – when an operator provides services over ICRA – the speeds of the parasite network (eg: Reliance) will be much less than the host network (eg: Vodafone), this is to ensure their payouts to Vodafone dont exceed their revenue earned. Same is the case here in Telangana – Vodafone 3G is much slower than IDEA 3G as it uses the latter’s infr and network.

Mahmood Junaid
December 20, 2015 1:22 am 1:22 AM

In kerala i gets more speed in airtel 3g than on idea 3g… It contradicts your statement

December 19, 2015 11:31 am 11:31 AM

1.Dial *129#

2.Select 4 “Super Data Offer”

3.Select 1 for “10GB Data”

4.That’s it!! you will get 10GB Data for 28days

Jyotirmoy Manna
December 19, 2015 2:34 pm 2:34 PM

129g iving 28 days validity ?

December 19, 2015 11:38 am 11:38 AM

Which circle?? Rcom doesn’t even have 2G license in bengal circle.

December 19, 2015 4:44 am 4:44 AM

After this pack expires

Call rates will be 2p per sec

December 19, 2015 12:40 am 12:40 AM

Apart from Tv ad, I can’t even see any trace of 4G in whole bengal circle! 4G has become a obsolate thing..that u can only sense through ur sense organ but not in ur smartphone!!
Coming to 3G, in my village Airtel 3G (& idea via icr) is present. I haven’t tested airtel 3g or 2g but idea 3G is costly compared to the data charge! so, 2G is the only viable option left..!

And they are talking “indian people are not yet ready for such service.”

December 19, 2015 6:19 pm 6:19 PM

@ Krish – which ORGANS are you using to SENSE the 4G network?

December 20, 2015 4:50 pm 4:50 PM

Whose money are you using to pay your phone bills?. Just relying on the worthless corporate plans with freebies?.

December 19, 2015 6:58 pm 6:58 PM watch 4G ad on tv :p LOL

December 19, 2015 1:50 am 1:50 AM

You can try airtel 3g. In rural areas their speed is superb probably due to less no. of users.

December 19, 2015 12:43 pm 12:43 PM

I dnt have airtel sim.. i heard their voice clarity has become poor these days..and expensive too

Jyotirmoy Manna
December 19, 2015 3:16 pm 3:16 PM

Too expensive in Kolkata.