BSNL revises its broadband plans for every three months. To recall, Jio introduced the daily data plans in the telecom industry, but BSNL is following the same strategy in the broadband segment as well. Earlier this year, BSNL introduced four plans starting at Rs 99 with daily data benefit up to 5GB per day. But those plans didn't ship with voice calling benefit. In order to provide both voice calling and data benefit on a budget, BSNL has revised its popular BB249 broadband plan. The plan's price has now been increased to Rs 299 (excluding GST) and the benefits have been changed too. BSNL is providing 1.5GB daily data with its new Rs 299 broadband plan and the overall data benefit becomes 45GB for 30 days. Furthermore, the telco also ended its 'Happy Browsing' Offer in most circles, meaning the once you exhaust daily FUP, your speeds will be dropped to 1 Mbps.
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, 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 1 Mbps 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. Having said that, BSNL's basic broadband plan of Rs 99 offers better benefits than the Rs 299 broadband plan, which is underwhelming.
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.