August 24th, 2021 11:35 AM 0 COMMENTS

MTNL Extends Period for Offer on Prepaid Plans

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) has extended the promotional offer on its select special tariff vouchers (STVs) which includes STV 153, STV 259, and STV 409. Post the announcement of the extension, the promotional offer will now run from August 18, 2021, to November 15, 2021. This means that the offer will now be there for additional 90 days. Note that the promotional offer is exclusively reserved for MTNL customers... Read More

August 20th, 2021 6:04 PM 11 COMMENTS

BSNL Will Operate MTNL Mobile Operations In Mumbai

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will soon start operating the mobile operations of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) in Mumbai. Officially, BSNL will take over MTNL’s mobile operations in Mumbai from September 1, 2021. The report comes directly from the Times of India (TOI) and suggests that the heavy market competition and depleting number of customers on top of the underutilised infrastructure, including wire networks and cell towers, had hindered... Read More

June 5th, 2021 8:00 PM 0 COMMENTS

MTNL Allowing Users to Pay Bills Later

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all sorts of industries and sectors in more ways than one, with smaller corporations to multi-million dollar entities being affected by the pandemic. Telcos too have been forced to operate on reduced staffing due to this, as a lot of these people could not go to physical offices. It seems that due to this issue, state-owned telecom service provider Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited or MTNL... Read More

May 31st, 2021 11:19 AM 14 COMMENTS

MTNL Might Participate in 5G Trials, Where is BSNL?

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the government-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), might participate in the 5G trials soon. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will provide the telco with the necessary spectrum for trials if it submits the fees that’s required to get the permission. While MTNL might participate soon in the trials, the obvious question arises, where is BSNL? BSNL is currently pushing for the... Read More

March 11th, 2021 9:29 AM 6 COMMENTS

Government Delays BSNL and MTNL Merger Owing to Financial Reasons

The merger between state-run telcos BSNL and MTNL is delayed owing to financial reasons. Ravi Shankar Prasad, the minister of Electronics and Information Technology, said the decision has been taken considering several factors. As we already know, the financial situation of both BSNL and MTNL is not in a great position. MTNL, on the other hand, is riddled with high debt at the moment. The minister also said that the... Read More

February 18th, 2021 10:45 AM 3 COMMENTS

MTNL PV 1499 With 2GB Daily Data and 365 Days Validity Now Available Till May 13

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) has extended the availability of seven prepaid plans by another 90 days. The plans in question are STV 153, STV 196, STV 259, STV 329, STV 399, STV 409 and PV 1499. These are MTNL's daily data prepaid plans with validity ranging from 28 days to 365 days. The PV 1499 seems to be the best-prepaid plan available from any telecom operator right now because... Read More

February 5th, 2021 9:00 AM 10 COMMENTS

Union Minister States Government Has No Plans to Shutdown BSNL and MTNL

Union Minister Sanjay Dhotre has stated in the Lok Sabha that the government has no plans as of now to close the public sector telcos such as BSNL and MTNL. This is a sigh of relief for users of these services since they have been part of the loss-makers and some were predicting an exit for Bharti Sanchar Nigam Limited. The minister shared that the losses incurred by BSNL had... Read More

January 25th, 2021 12:55 PM 14 COMMENTS

BSNL and MTNL Merger Won’t be Beneficial or Feasible

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) might not merge anytime soon. In a recent meeting, a six-member Group of Ministers (GoM) had met and concluded that the merger of BSNL and MTNL isn’t the right way to go. It wouldn’t be beneficial for any party. As per a Business Standard report, a final call on the matter is yet to be taken by the Union... Read More

January 3rd, 2021 12:30 PM 15 COMMENTS

BSNL to Operate Mobile Network of MTNL in Delhi and Mumbai Circle

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is going to be operating the mobile network of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) from January 1, 2021. This can be confirmed via a report from Kerala Telecom. Last year on December 10, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) provided the state-run telco with a unified license for all the 22 telecom circles in India. This also included the Delhi and Mumbai telecom circles. So now,... Read More

October 12th, 2020 3:05 PM 6 COMMENTS

MTNL Might Operate as Virtual Network Operator of BSNL

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) might soon be operating as a Virtual Network Operator (VNO) under Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). For the unaware, MTNL only provides its telecom services in Mumbai and New Delhi within India. The operator outside India also offers its services in Mauritius. As per a Business Standard report, MTNL might soon be operating under BSNL as a VNO. A virtual network operator is a party... Read More

September 9th, 2020 6:55 PM 23 COMMENTS

MTNL Delivered Higher Call Quality in August, Idea Registers Lowest Rating

Multiple Indian telecom operators including state-run Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), Vodafone and Reliance Jio registered higher voice quality ratings in August, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) data reveals. The data released by Trai on Sunday on its MyCall Portal is said to be generated using Trai MyCall application. Trai said that the data on its MyCall Portal highlights the voice call quality feedback provided by the users on... Read More

August 17th, 2020 4:33 PM 1 COMMENTS

MTNL Revises Prepaid Plans in Mumbai and Delhi for a Limited Period

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) is a state run telco. However, MTNL only operates in select metro cities of the country and in Mauritius which is an island nation in Africa. It is a subsidiary company of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). The telco keeps on introducing new offers for its customers on a limited time basis. Now, MTNL has introduced revised prepaid plans for people in Mumbai with better... Read More

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