Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced a new basic prepaid tariff plan of Rs 75 to take on the recently introduced under Rs 100 prepaid plans from private telecom operators. With the Rs 75 plan, BSNL is offering unlimited voice calls without any limit, 10GB of data and 500 SMSes as freebies for 15 days. But the interesting thing here’s the plan comes with validity extension, meaning a user can extend the validity of this prepaid plan by recharging with the other popular STVs available in the market. BSNL is offering validity extension of this plan by up to 180 days (six months).
Firstly, let’s talk about the freebies offered by this plan. BSNL is giving unlimited voice calls to any network without any FUP limit, but the free calling is not valid to mobile numbers located in Mumbai and Delhi circles. The plan also comes with 10GB of 2G/3G data benefit along with 500 SMSes. These freebies will be valid for 15 days from the date of the recharge of Rs 75 plan.
As mentioned, the Rs 75 plan from BSNL is part of the validity extension scheme. A user can extend the freebies validity by up to 180 days, subjected the user performs any prepaid STV recharge. BSNL will extend the validity of the freebies by 90 days if the STV recharge amount is between Rs 98 to Rs 199 and if the recharge value is above Rs 200, the validity of the Rs 75 plan will be increased by 180 days. The STVs eligible for the validity extension are Rs 98, Rs 99, Rs 118, Rs 139, Rs 187, Rs 198, Rs 319, Rs 333, Rs 339, Rs 349, Rs 395, Rs 444, Rs 447 and Rs 551.
Also, do make a note that the plan validity will not be extended if the user recharges through other modes like self-care, web self-care and USSD. Another thing worth noticing is that BSNL has introduced this plan only in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana circle and it’s dubbed as ‘BSNL Jeevitha Prepaid Plan.’
It’s unclear at the moment on when BSNL is planning to introduce this plan in other circles and the STVs mentioned above are also valid in the said circle. Very recently, BSNL also introduced a Rs 171 prepaid tariff plan in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana circle with benefits of 2GB data per day, 100 SMS per day and unlimited voice calls for 30 days.