Exclusive: BSNL to Introduce “New General Plan” for Prepaid Mobile Subscribers

By February 19th, 2014 AT 9:14 PM

BSNL will be introducing a new tariff plan by name “New General Plan” under prepaid mobile services from 25 February 2014. While the existing General Plan comes with several freebies like free calls and also costs more, the new plan will cost Rs. 103 and provides a free bundled top-up of the same amount.

Plan Particulars

Update (12 March 2014): From 15 March 2014, the free bundled top-up of Rs. 103 will be reduced to Rs. 100 with full talk value.

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The call rates in both existing as well as new BSNL New General Plan are

Local/STD calls on Mobile and Fixed on On-net @60p/min
Local/STD calls on Mobile Off-net @70p/min
Local/STD calls on Fixed Off-net @90p/min
Local SMS on On-net @60p/SMS
Local SMS Off-net @70/SMS
National SMS on [email protected]/SMS
National SMS Off-net @80p/SMS

Although this plan comes with no on-net or off-net tariff benefits, this seems to be a new plan just for customers as an option.

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It seems that this plans is per minute plan with 180 validity. Per minute tariff is not mentioned for home and roam. Hence it will be difficult for the customers for purchase of this plan. Clarify these points.


I told here that BSNL launched 3G in my town on Feb 18 but it seems that they are currently testing it as yesterday 3G signal was not there all day but it came back in evening. Now again no 3G signal since last night. I hope its only testing as if this hide n seek continues, people will stay away from BSNL and they won’t get benefited here also like they are losing revenues in other areas where this hide n seek runs for several weeks in a month. So reliability is not what you can get with BSNL.… Read more »

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