Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has been making moves in the telecom sector in quick iterations. Owing to the competition that was kick-started by the Mukesh Ambani led telco, BSNL has geared up and is in the mood of luring in as many subscribers as possible. While it is already working to bring 4G for its mobile customers, the state-owned telco is also betting on its broadband customers for more revenue. Also, with the impending launch of Reliance Jio GigaFiber, it is crucial that BSNL retains its large broadband subscriber base. To do that, the government led telco is making minute changes to its plans little by little, upping the benefits and tweaking the prices to make its plans more attractive. Right now, BSNL has introduced changes to its BB249 plan alongside introducing new broadband plans.
Experience Unlimited Broadband 249 Plan Revised
Before this revision, BSNL’s Experience Unlimited Broadband plan of Rs 249 used to come with a monthly rental of Rs 249, and it used to provide 8 Mbps speed for up to 15GB FUP, and up to 1 Mbps for further usage. The plan also used to allow free local or STD calls to BSNL network and free calls to any network between 10:30 PM and 6 AM and on Sundays.
After this new revision, which will be in effect starting today, i.e. December 1, the monthly rental of this plan will be increased to Rs 299, the FUP consequently will be increased to 1.5GB daily data with 8 Mbps speed, and the speed will be throttled down to 1Mbps after that. The calling benefits have also been changed after this revision, as now BSNL added Rs 300 worth of free calls to any network across India in addition to the earlier calling benefits. Further, BSNL has also outlined a Rs 50 cashback per month for 180 days for the new subscribers of Experience Unlimited Broadband 299 plan.
New BBG Combo ULD 549 Plan
With the start of December, BSNL has made two new steps in the broadband segment. First would be the introduction of the Experience Unlimited Broadband 299 Plan, and the other would be the introduction of another brand-new plan in its broadband portfolio which is the BBG Combo ULD 549 Plan. Under this broadband subscription, the telco will provide 8 Mbps speed to subscribers for up to 3GB per day, post the exhaustion of that FUP limit, the speed will be throttled down to 1 Mbps. As part of this plan, customers will also get the benefit of making free local, and STD calls to any BSNL number across the country 24/7. There is also going to be the benefit of free calls worth of Rs 700 to subscribers of other networks. Lastly, the telco is going to provide free unlimited calls to any network between 10:30 PM and 6 AM and Sundays for the subscribers.
Now with these plans in the telcos portfolio, the state-owned operator is on the path of loading its arsenal with attractive offerings which would attract the customers. Also, while previously BSNL was offering FUP for the entire month, now the FUP limits on BSNL’s broadband plans have started to be applied on a daily basis.