BSNL counteracts Reliance Jio with unlimited wireline plan at Rs. 249

The state-run operator BSNL has announced a broadband plan BB 249, offering the subscribers unlimited broadband data at 1Mbps speed (After consuming 1GB at 2 Mbps), effectively costing less than Re. 1 per GB download if they use up to 300GB data in a month. The plan will be available from 9 September.


“Under this plan, customers can download unlimited Broadband data without bothering about any data limit in GB. BSNL shall offer 2 Mbps speed under this plan,” mentioned a release from the operator.

“If a customer uses the above plan continuously in a month, he can download up to 300GB data by paying Rs. 249. Hence, per data download cost comes out as less than Re. 1 per GB. After six months, the customer will be migrated to one of the regular BB plan based on the choice of the customer,” stated the company.

The plan intends to attract new customers towards wireline broadband services, according to BSNL’s Chairman & Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava. He added that BSNL is the only operator offering lowest per GB data download cost plan under broadband services in the country.

After Reliance Industries’ announcement on RJio, calling for “affordable” data, more operators may come forward with new price plans.

Meanwhile, BSNL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Telecom Department regarding performance-based targets assigned to the telecom PSU. “BSNL signs MoU with Department of Telecom every year wherein certain parameter performance based targets are assigned to BSNL, by DOT and DPE (Department of Public Enterprises). On the basis of annual achievement vis-a-vis targets of the MoU, DPE evaluates company’s performance and accordingly awards rating to BSNL,” the release said.

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[…] valid for 760 days (2 years). Also, there were some other plans as well where users will be able to make free BSNL calls on Sundays with the BSNL BB249,however, that comes into the broadband […]

October 11, 2016 12:14 pm 12:14 PM

Can anyone please advice, I have migrated from 999 combo plan to 499 combo plan last month…the bill is ok but my matter of concern is they have added security deposit of 499. Is it ok that they are taking a deposit from an existing customer too…or I need to complaint to bsnl?????

September 9, 2016 5:04 pm 5:04 PM

anyone changed to 499 ?

October 11, 2016 12:15 pm 12:15 PM


September 12, 2016 7:41 pm 7:41 PM

Went on 10th and changed plan from combo 675 to combo 499 in BSNL kalyan exchange maharastra, today saw in selfcare website plan is changed to 499 done in 1 day

September 10, 2016 11:41 am 11:41 AM

It has been updated in BSNL’s system. You can change it. It is written as BBG_FTTH_COMBO_ULD_499.

September 10, 2016 12:38 pm 12:38 PM

so did you change it ?

September 11, 2016 9:54 pm 9:54 PM

But I did not understand why there was FTTH written there. Can you throw a light on this?

September 14, 2016 2:11 am 2:11 AM

It means that this plan is also provided to the customers on Fiber to Home network, if it is feasible.

September 10, 2016 3:28 pm 3:28 PM


September 10, 2016 1:40 am 1:40 AM

Now u can change to plan 499.. just show him plan details in mobile from and give application form n take receiving of application..

September 9, 2016 8:51 pm 8:51 PM

no that plan is not even visible in the portal and BSNL officials are in “strike” yesterday ,anyway existing users better disconnect imn my opinion

September 9, 2016 11:52 pm 11:52 PM

You can not change a broadband plan through portal. You will have to give an application for the same