- The SUPER STAR 500 plan offers 500GB data with up to 50 Mbps speeds
- BSNL also has a SUPER STAR 300 plan offering Hotstar subscription
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is not falling back behind the line in the broadband sector. Although things could be troubling for the state-led telecom operator in the prepaid segment, the largest broadband provider in India has kept its guard with a constant stream of offers, new plans and revisions to keep the new and existing subscribers engaged with something new. Now in a new move, BSNL has debuted yet another new plan which is likely to get the attention of the subscribers as it comes with special benefits. Now we have already heard about the Amazon Prime benefit which BSNL has been providing with some of its plans and also a plan which ships with Hotstar subscription. This new plan will be a part of this league as it will offer Hotstar subscription too. The new plan launched by BSNL has been titled the “SUPER STAR 500” plan and here are all the details that you need to know about it.
BSNL SUPER STAR 500 Plan Details: Speed and Data FUP
The interesting thing to note about the SUPER STAR 500 plan is that it will come in two variants. The plan will be available in two options which would include a DSL plan and a Bharat Fibre plan. By now, you would have deduced that the Bharat Fibre plan will offer better speed as compared to the SUPER STAR 500 DSL plan. Under the Bharat Fibre subscription of this plan, the subscribers will get 50 Mbps speed, whereas, under DSL plan the subscribers will get up to 10 Mbps speed. The after-FUP speeds on this plan would be 2 Mbps. Lastly, as the name suggests, the SUPER STAR 500 plan comes with 500GB FUP data. BSNL has also noted that this plan would be available across all circles except Andaman and Nicobar.
BSNL SUPER STAR 500 Plan Details: Rentals
Speaking of rentals, the BSNL SUPER STAR 300 plan would set back the subscribers by Rs 949 per month. Although this plan looks attractive on the first look, there are some things that the subscribers should note about this plan. The first thing being; that there would be no annual, two years or three years payment option with this plan. This also means that there would be no cashback offer available under this plan. Notably, BSNL is offering a 25% cash back on select broadband plans’ annual subscription. But, this plan would be not eligible for the same. The subscribers of this plan would have to pay one month’s rental as the security deposit on this broadband offering.
BSNL SUPER STAR 500 Plan: Hotstar Subscription
When it comes to benefits, the SUPER STAR 500 plan comes with a complimentary Hotstar Premium pack without any additional cost. If the subscribers were to get an annual Hotstar subscription, it would cost them Rs 999 annually. Another benefit which the plan will ship for its subscribers is the unlimited calling. The subscribers will be able to access 24 hours local and STD unlimited free calling to any networks within India.
BSNL Withdraws Rs 999 Broadband Plan
With the information of this new plan, BSNL has also notified about the withdrawal of the 15GB plan. The 15GB plan by BSNL, like the name points out, used to offer 15GB data per day at up to 10 Mbps speed. The monthly rental of this plan was Rs 999. So, essentially, BSNL is now replacing the Rs 999 broadband plan with the Rs 949 SUPER STAR 500 plan which offers 500GB monthly data instead of 450GB data benefit per month. However, the subscribers of the Rs 999 plans had the benefit of getting an annual subscription plan. With this plan, the subscribers had the option of getting the 25% cashback as well.
BSNL SUPER STAR 300 Plan Also Offering Hotstar Subscription
Another interesting thing to know for customers interested in getting a BSNL broadband plan is that the new SUPER STAR 500 is not the only plan which comes with Hotstar complimentary subscription. BSNL also offers the SUPER STAR 300, which comes with Rs 749 monthly rental and provides the Hotstar complimentary subscription. This plan ships 300GB of data every month at 50 Mbps speed and unlimited calling to all networks.
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