BSNL Rs 249 Entry-Level Broadband Plans Gets Validity Extension Again: 5 Things to Know

By July 9th, 2018 AT 11:46 AM

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the current leading player in the Indian wired broadband space has extended the validity of its entry-level broadband plan- BB249 again, but this time, it regularised the plan, meaning the plan now doesn’t have an expiry date. Earlier, BSNL offered the BB249 broadband plan on a promotional basis until June 30, 2018, but now, the plan doesn’t have any 90-day expiry period. BSNL is offering this plan on a pan-India basis, and it provides benefits such as 8 Mbps download speed, unlimited free calls on BSNL network within India and unlimited voice calls to any network between 10:30 PM to 6 AM. For the unaware, BSNL launched this plan back in 2016. Here are the five things you need to know about the BSNL BB249 broadband plan.


Offers 8 Mbps Speeds Until 5GB
The first and foremost thing to consider in a broadband plan is its speed. The BB249 plan from BSNL provides 8 Mbps of download/upload speed. But sadly, the 5 Mbps is limited to just 5GB, post which the speeds will be reduced.

Unlimited Data at 1 Mbps Speed Post 5GB
Same as other broadband players, BSNL is also offering unlimited data once after you consume the alloted 5GB of data. The post-FUP speed is 1 Mbps, and there’s no FUP at this speed though.

Valid on Pan-India Basis With Security Deposit of Rs 500
Since the beginning, BSNL offered this plan on a pan-India basis and the same continues going forward. Also, at the time of installation, BSNL will be collecting Rs 500 as a security deposit and the minimum hire period for the same is one month.

Unlimited Voice Calling
Another best part with BSNL broadband plans is they come bundled with voice calls and the BSNL BB249 plan is no exception. BSNL is providing 24 hours of free voice calling to a BSNL network within India, while to other numbers, the voice calling is limited between 10:30 PM to 6 AM. This plan is also eligible for voice calling on all Sunday to any network within India.

Flexibility to Choose the Plan for Longer Period
After regularising the BB249 plan on a pan-India basis, BSNL has announced Annual payment options for the same. A user can now choose the BB249 broadband plan for one year at Rs 2,739 (rental for 11 months and one-year free subscription). Customers can choose the same plan for two years at Rs 5,229 (rental for 21 months and three months of free subscription), while for three years, the rental is set as Rs 5,229 (30 months of subscription and free six months subscription from BSNL).

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Nakul sharma
Nakul sharma

Im not sad im happy because i got “happy browsing” msg after 5gb and using flat 8mbps all day

Adil Wadia
Adil Wadia

At about 300 MB per hour of data transfer between 90 to 100 % of download capacity, in theory you can use 5 to 6 GB daily in 24 hours of downloading.

But does BSNL internet work 24*7, that is another question and does it have the rated throughput 24*7 is also another question. Wires that are not maintained, they don’t have battery backup because no money to replace UPS batteries at the exchange, their staff gives very bad service in case of complaint, and there is no effort to keep the wireline working at all.


I have been actually using this plan for more than 2 years. Now they are providing flat 10 Mbps unlimited speed for whole month without Gujarat. Too good.


Whats ur line rate set to,can you post the screenshot

Adil Wadia
Adil Wadia

are you an urban user or Rural. Rural BSNL is horrible. They are not replacing the cables to subscribers homes if there is a fault because they don’t have the money to spend on labour for digging the cable out of the ground.. when lines were overhead they used to climb the pole and fix the wire even if there was no labour, but with underground lines they are refusing to fix the phone giving no approval for labour expenses from higher authority…

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