BSNL Reintroduces 5GB Free Trial Broadband Plan for Existing Landline Customers

BSNL had first introduced trial broadband plans for existing landline customers back in March

Highlights
  • The offer is only for existing BSNL landline subscribers with no broadband plans
  • The security deposit and the installation charge will be waived off in the promotional period

Being the largest broadband service provider in the country the state-led telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has a chip on its shoulder that it has to retain a chunk of its broadband subscribers when Reliance Jio GigaFiber makes its way into the country. For this, the government led telco has been making consumer centric moves in the broadband sector like offering content services with its broadband plans, better speeds and more. However, BSNL has reintroduced one of its offers which it had first debuted at the start of the year as part of its efforts. The offer that we are talking about is the broadband trial offer and here are all the details that you need to know about ‘5GB free trial’.

BSNL 5GB Free Trial Broadband Offer Details

To recall, the offer was first launched back in March, and it was to be available till March 31, 2019, for BSNL customers. But, now the offer has been reintroduced, and BSNL has said that it will be live until July 31, 2019,, i.e. the end of this month. Now, although the offer will be valid till July 31, BSNL has also noted that the benefits of the offer will be live for a month only. Under the standalone promotional offer of ‘5GB free trial’ existing BSNL landline customers who do not have a broadband connection will be able to experience BSNL broadband for no cost. Neither these customers will be required to make any upfront deposit, nor they will have to pay any monthly rental.

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As part of this plan, the existing landline customers of BSNL will get 10 Mbps speed till 5GB data per day, and after the exhaustion of this limit, the speed of the connection will be throttled down to 1 Mbps. What’s interesting to note is that this offer for existing landline subscribers of BSNL has been introduced in all circles except Andaman and Nicobar. It is also crucial to note that with this plan, the user won’t enjoy any separate calling facility and the calling benefits that the subscribers will get will be according to the existing landline plan which they are subscribed to. BSNL has also noted that the security deposit and the installation charges will be waived off during this period.

BSNL Offering Amazon Prime Benefits and Cashback on Broadband Plans

To lure more customers, BSNL has also finally decided to offer Amazon Prime benefits to some of its broadband subscribers as well in a new move. The government led telco has made a change to its cashback scheme, after which it is providing 15% cashback on plans under Rs 499, 20% cashback on plans above Rs 499 and below Rs 900 and 25% cashback on plans above Rs 900. Also, if the subscribers get these plans for 12 months straight, then the subscribers will enjoy free Amazon Prime subscription for a year.

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Arpit spends his day closely following the telecom and tech industry. A music connoisseur and a night owl, he also takes a deep interest in the Indian technology start-up scene and spends rest of his time spilling poetry and stories on paper.

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