BSNL re-introduces STV 33 for nationwide roaming

BSNL-logoBSNL had introduced a special tariff voucher in July for nationwide roaming for Rs 33 for 90 days. Well, it went on to become pretty popular and as a result, the same has been re-introduced for its prepaid customers. The STV has been again introduced for a promotional period of 90 days which will come into effect starting from 1-November-2014. Let us take a look at what it offers:

  • Cost: Rs 33
  • Validity: 7 days
  • Incoming calls while roaming: Free
  • Local and STD calling: 1.5 paisa/sec
  • Everything else: According to your regular tariffs

Such roaming plans make a lot of sense as they save you a lot of money while roaming. So every time you go out for 4-5 days, you can opt for the weekly roaming plans and save money. Usually, the tariffs run into Re 1.5/minute for calling and receiving calls and when it gets converted to seconds, you end up saving a lot more. On the other hand, the incoming becomes free as well.

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APpL€ LoVeR™
October 30, 2014 12:31 am 12:31 AM

hahaha….i on reading this i almost laughed my head off, see @ am proud to be a BSNL customer the network that connects everyone irrespective of huge profit,present everywhere in nook and corner of our great country.

October 30, 2014 10:06 am 10:06 AM
Yes, i read the same and India is a bigger country than UK. So indirectly, it needs a lot of investment in this BIG country. Now coming to the point, when we talk about nationwide coverage, we only consider Airtel, Vodafone and BSNL in the competition. Idea cellular is still a way back when it comes providing coverage in Assam, NE, TN, and somehow J&K. Whenever i travel within main parts of India like north and south, airtel (my primary number) does all my work and same is the case with Vodafone. BSNL undoubtedly has the best coverage (2G ONLY)… Read more »
October 30, 2014 5:14 pm 5:14 PM

I agree with you on Airtel and BSNL having coverage at most parts of northen side because when i was on a trek to Gaumukh and also visited kedarnath and badrinath only airtel and BSNL showed coverage all others were dead Vodafone was having just 1 signal that too at base of all three destinations but when you come to hill stations in maharashtra only Idea and BSNL have coverage and Vodafone also has coverage at many places….Also Idea has its 80% towers 3G enabled in maharshtra so its 3G coverage is best in mh….

APpL€ LoVeR™
October 30, 2014 9:43 pm 9:43 PM
Rama,if your college is situated in middle of a jungle then you and your colleagues are the most LUCKIEST GUYS in India to get some fresh air and to study in calmness of surrounding.A quality measurement of air conducted by American embassy(i think they worried about their officers health very much) in Delhi reveled that air quality is much worsened in Delhi. The embassy’s website calculated the air quality index (AQI) at 248 at 8am and 260 at 6pm. The index is a measure of air quality on a progressively deteriorating scale of 0 to 500, based on fine particulate… Read more »
October 30, 2014 9:55 pm 9:55 PM

Now I dont know about fresh air but yeah the jungle makes it easier for us to bunk.

APpL€ LoVeR™
October 30, 2014 10:03 pm 10:03 PM

hahaha..then we are in same side!

October 30, 2014 2:50 pm 2:50 PM
Although I can’t guarantee about other states but Idea has improved its coverage in and around Chennai drastically. The testimonial was when around a few weeks back Idea signal were coming in my college and my college is in one of the most remote areas(Its surrounded by a jungle :-P). In my college even airtel does not have coverage. Only Vodafone and BSNL had coverage in my college. Now even Idea is present. I cant say about whole of TN but in and around Chennai they have covered most places. Around 1.5 – 2 years ago Idea was not able… Read more »
APpL€ LoVeR™
October 30, 2014 2:31 pm 2:31 PM

yeah dudes….BSNL is the only network that concentrate on pan India basis growth without partiality for any circle,that is why BSNL’s growth is not as fast as others while rest of pvt telcos only concentrate on circles that are profitable to them,best example for this is 2010 3G spectrum auction, all the private telcos bid for circles where they were already strong and they succeed in getting their respective strong circles.

October 30, 2014 9:28 am 9:28 AM

True yeah bsnl coverage is atleast available everywhere in India
No matter data would work or no but definately voice calls would surely be done on this network

SS Harwalkar
October 29, 2014 12:22 pm 12:22 PM

Whether such roaming STV can be used along with regular 180 days plan voucher. Whether regular plan will work in home and STV will work in roam. And whether recent charged STV will work and earlier regular plan will vanish. Knowledgeable or experienced person may clarify these points.

October 29, 2014 10:18 pm 10:18 PM

It will work with the base plan that has 180 days validity. But it cannot be used with category 1 voice boosters like Rs.99, Rs.44 etc.

October 29, 2014 10:34 am 10:34 AM

Which is the best operator in Indian(coverage wise)?BSNL or Airtel?

APpL€ LoVeR™
October 30, 2014 12:17 am 12:17 AM

In India BSNL is best and Reliance is worst.In UK EE is best and Vodafone is worst.

October 29, 2014 10:21 pm 10:21 PM

BSNL. But you can use the coverage for voice calls and not for internet (it is worst because your mobile* will not connect to mobile data even after 3 minutes of enabling it. The same thing occurs of you change the network mode from 2G to 3G and viceversa).

* means – even when mobile does not have virus or internet blocking app.