Exclusive: BSNL’s Unlimited Calling Offers for Prepaid Customers are here

After private telcos went on an announcement spree of unlimited calling at reasonable rates, BSNL today announced similar offerings. When compared to private telcos offerings, BSNL is offering better benefits as the vouchers are priced a little lower and offer data benefits to all customers without any discrimination. In the case of private telcos who also offer 4G services, 4G phone users get more data benefits.

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The above-mentioned plans are offered on a promotional basis for a period of 90 days.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) may have started its turnaround journey following a number of steps taken by the government and the telco itself, but the public sector unit (PSU) is yet to make profits. Communications Minister Manoj Sinha, in a written reply, informed Rajya Sabha that BSNL’s losses in the April-June quarter this fiscal stood at Rs 1,721 crore, while total income was at Rs 7,331 crore.

BSNL registered loss of Rs 7,019 crore in 2013-14, followed by Rs 8,234 crore losses in 2014-15. The telco’s losses less than halved to Rs 3,880 crore in 2015-16.

The turnover has increased from Rs 26,153 crore in 2013-14 to Rs 27,242 crore in 2014-15 and to Rs 28,449 crore in 2015-16, the Minister said, as reported by PTI.

During April-June quarter of 2016-17, BSNL’s revenue from operations stood at Rs 7,183 crore. BSNL’s total revenue, which comprises revenue from operations and other income, went up from Rs 27,996 crore in year 2013-14, to Rs 28,645 crore in 2014-15, and further to Rs 32,919 crore in 2015-16. An earlier PTI report said that BSNL saw nearly six-fold jump in operating profit during 2015-16 at Rs 3,855 crore from Rs 672 crore in the preceding fiscal, while revenue from operation turned out to be highest in the last five years.

BSNL’s revenue from operation rose 4.4 per cent to Rs 28,449 crore during financial year ended March 2016, sources told PTI in late November, citing the latest audited financial statement of the telecom corporation placed at the AGM last week.

Also read: It’s Official BSNL to Introduce New Unlimited Voice Calling at Just Rs. 149

Last week, we wrote an article saying that combo plans will be the future of Indian telecom. And, the first step towards this will be made by BSNL itself. Yes, the upcoming BSNL Rs. 149 pack will include a certain amount of data as well.

BSNL has recently launched the ‘Apoorva’ prepaid plan for its Karnataka subscribers. The tariff plan comes as a replacement for the ‘New Amogh’ plan and applies to the users who’ve ported from other networks as well.

The new ‘BSNL Apoorva’ plan offers 50MB of 3G data and 30 minutes of Local/STD calls to any network with a validity of 180 days from the day of recharge. After subscribing for this prepaid tariff plan users will be charged at 38p/minute for Local, STD, and landline calls within the network and 48p/minute for Local and STD calls to other networks.

Also Read: BSNL launches Rs. 136 Freedom Plan with 730 days validity

Have you already switched to any unlimited calling plans from private telcos or are considering such a switch? Let us know.

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Jsblr
December 20, 2016 8:36 am 8:36 AM

If you activate through SMS only Rs 294 will be charged for unlimited calls Rs339 plan. For every plan around 11? discount will be there if you activate through SMS or self-care portal

Rinu
December 21, 2016 3:05 pm 3:05 PM

Not just 11 percent, BSNL offers 13 percent discount.

Niraj kumar
December 19, 2016 12:38 pm 12:38 PM

I m very very excited for that New free calling plan like 149 & 339. I m fan of BSNL. Even I m using BSNL since 2007. And I like BSNL service and tariff plan. We all know that before a certain time our BSNL service was not good but now try to making more n more better.
……………….Use BSNL for our India.
Thanks.

shiv
December 20, 2016 10:59 am 10:59 AM

339 plan is working in roaming ? bcz i am from rajasthan but now in kolkata than this plan is working or not ??

Arvind
December 19, 2016 12:15 pm 12:15 PM

I have ported to BSNL – TN but activated my no from KA – Bangalore a month ago. Since then once in a while several people complained me for my no they can’t call. I was surprised! I didn’t believe this until my friend tried calling me in front of me! Just like it happens with Jio the call as soon as we dial gets cut without any beep sound or lady voice. Outgoing from mine is completely fine. How can I resolve this? Anyone else faced this issue?

Harsh pune
December 19, 2016 8:57 am 8:57 AM

What about BSNL LandLine customers why are such plans not available for them. Someone please message the BSNL MD

ANKIT GUPTA
December 19, 2016 11:38 am 11:38 AM

BSNL LL user already have so many Freebies like Night calling free, Sunday Free and new Plans of just 49 rs a month for the LL is simply amazing,
Who provides so many freebies at such low rates,

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Md Hussein Ansari
December 18, 2016 12:04 pm 12:04 PM

If BSNL Provide 149 Unlimited Calling To All Networks Then It’s Good For Indian Otherwise We All India Have To Follow Other Private Network Like Rcom It’s A Private Firm But Still Giving Unlimited Outgoing To All Networks In Local & Std Also In 149 & 152Rc.

Nikhil
December 19, 2016 4:12 pm 4:12 PM

Bsnl coming with such plan next month

Kirti Delhi
December 18, 2016 7:26 pm 7:26 PM

LOL rcom? even BSNL has much better coverage than RCom, better private players are AVoId.

Prasad
December 17, 2016 6:17 pm 6:17 PM

Never change Bsnl …. Always follow s private operators. Bsnl total assets people s money

anish sahu
December 17, 2016 3:17 pm 3:17 PM

Clearly jio is winner. Bsnl cmd Mr Anupam had told earlier that bsnl will match jio tariff and may cheaper than jio plan by 2-4…..then what happened…..jio is best among all of them Indian operators…..

Rohan
December 17, 2016 5:20 pm 5:20 PM

I don’t have any trust on BSNL now. As they broke trust by spreading rumours that they will provide 2Mbps unlimited plan. But they added 2GB fup. They aren’t refunding my caution money now. BSNL thief sucks customers money illegally.

Sudhakar
December 18, 2016 3:03 am 3:03 AM

Who told?. Stop spreadimg false info. I am using BSNL Rs.1199 2 Mbps true unlimited download broadband plan. No limits till now.

Lovegin
December 17, 2016 8:30 pm 8:30 PM

they will implement thsi by end this year.lets us see the SIP based calling software on our telephone .

ANKIT GUPTA
December 17, 2016 4:53 pm 4:53 PM

@Anish Sahu
This offer has nothing to do with the Plan announced by CMD BSNL
That plan will rollout from JAN 2017
So before declaring Winners,Please have paitnace

Moreover BSNL is not working for filling some individual’s pockets, It works for the betterment of the Country.
Let me see what JIO does for India.

anish sahu
December 18, 2016 1:05 pm 1:05 PM
Hello Mrs Ankit I agreed with you and your’s thought regarding bsnl ………I knew that bsnl works for nation …. and only bsnl is providing good network rular area with patership with indian company VNL with technology of solar energy where no other private tele companies have even thought including jio…but instead of stv 339 in bsnl ;I have good plan stv 149 is excellent in jio….I have good respect to bsnl in vision Ms cmd bsnl (Mr anupam shrivastaw)he is working hard to revel bsnl from huge losses to become an operation profit 672 create in 2014-15 & 8times… Read more »
ANKIT GUPTA
December 19, 2016 11:34 am 11:34 AM

@Anish Sahu
The problem here is that people are getting confused with the 339 plan introduced now and the plan that CMD BSNL talked about.
Both are completely different. In this 339 Plan the voice will totally be on voice channels ie no VOIP will be involved,(which is there in JIO) but the plan which BSNL will come out in JAN 2017 will be same as that of JIO that is with VOIP using SIP protocol and that previllage will only be given to customers who has BB at home.

Rinu
December 19, 2016 12:18 pm 12:18 PM

Then it will be more costly than the presently announced plan.

ANKIT GUPTA
December 19, 2016 1:07 pm 1:07 PM

No It wont be…. as the Voice over IP doesnot cost that much…..

Rinu
December 19, 2016 11:51 pm 11:51 PM

If you don’t know how to calculate, I shall teach you. Add the cost of VoIP (149) and broadband monthly rental (499+tax). You can see how costly it is. Wheras in Jio, it is just Rs. 149.

ANKIT GUPTA
December 23, 2016 1:13 pm 1:13 PM

Oh thx for teaching me mathematics…… Addition was kind of not in my school curriculum.

What i meant by ‘No It wont be…. as the Voice over IP doesnot cost that much…..’
I meant technology wise VoIP doesnot cost more than the current Tech.

Anyways please do let me know how am I supposed to pay you form your uncalled for Maths lessons

Raj Oberai
December 17, 2016 12:58 pm 12:58 PM

BC Postpaid Customers Chu hai kya? We pay the most and gets the worst plans.. BSNL needs to bring some plans for Postpaid as well.

dskushwaha
December 17, 2016 9:59 am 9:59 AM

Are these pack valid on roaming also?

Jay
December 19, 2016 10:02 am 10:02 AM

i dont think so. This will work only in Home network

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