Exclusive : BSNL majorly overhauls its Prepaid Tariff

bsnl-logo We have learned from our sources that the state run operator, BSNL has done some major revision work to offer its Prepaid customers a better tariff. BSNL has made lots of changes in its Prepaid Tariff and we are having the complete details of it. After seeing the plans, I felt that this time before revision of its Prepaid Tariff, BSNL did its homework very well. The new and better revised Prepaid Tariff will be applicable from June 10th 2011.

Here are the complete details :

1. Separate validity voucher is no more required to increase the validity.  Customer will get validity along with talk value as and when he/she top up.
2. Existing prepaid plans have been rationalized to 7 distinct plans.

  • One Plan is Life Time Plan and other 6 plans are General plans.
  • One plan each is exclusively for 2G and 3G. All other plans are common for both 2G and 3G.

3. Migration from one prepaid plan to other (except Pyari Jodi & Student Special) is free. However, a nominal amount of Rs.1 to Rs.5 will be charged for technical configuration.
4. Value of freebies offered with plan activation is more than the initial amount paid by the customer for SIM and plan Activation.
5. USP of the revised plans are as under:-

  • Saral Anant- Lifetime validity. With every recharge/top-up customer will get validity also in addition to talk value.
  • 1p/sec- All voice calls , local on-net/ off net, STD on-net / off- net , roaming will be charged at the uniform rate of 1p/ sec. For Video calls also Per sec pulse has been introduced.
  • all@49– All voice calls , local on-net/ off net, STD on-net / off- net , roaming will be charged at the uniform rate of 49p/ Min. SMS Local, National & Roaming will also be charged @49p.
  • 2G Special- Reduced local voice call charges on two BSNL numbers @20P/Min and STD call to one BSNL number @30p/Min.
  • 3G Special- Attractive video call facility with On-net call charges @Rs.0.70/Min and Off-net calls @ Rs.1.00/Min in Home LSA as well as in National Roaming.  
  • Pyari Jodi- Unlimited free local calls to one BSNL Fixed/WLL number.  All voice calls (Local/STD-On-net/Off-net) @ 1p/sec. No separate validity voucher for extension of plan beyond the initial plan validity which will be extended to customer on top-up for talk value.   
  • Student Special- Student Special has been made as a separate plan with attractive call charges of Rs.0.40/Min (On-net) and Rs.0.60/Min (Off-net). 5 Friends and Family numbers with Local call charges @ Rs.0.10/Min (On-net) and Rs.0.30/Min (Off-net) are also available. The student will get 300 free Local SMS and 100 MB free data usage on recharge of Student Special Validity voucher of Rs.25 (Incl. of S. Tax) with Nil talk value and 30 days validity. Beyond free usage, local SMS  will be charged @ 5 paisa per SMS.
  • Reduced call facility on 3 BSNL numbers is available to all the prepaid plans. Reduced voice call charges on two BSNL local numbers @20P/Min and on one STD BSNL number @30p/Min is applicable to 2G Spl, 3G Spl, Pyari Jodi and Student Special plans. The reduced call charges for Saral Anant, “1p/sec” & “all@49” plans are 30p/Min. on two BSNL local numbers and 50p/Min on one STD BSNL number.

6. New STV (Rs.28 with validity of 30 days) with call charges of Local/STD Rs.1.00/3 Min (On-net) & Rs.1.20/3 (Off-net) and STV (Rs.12 with validity of 15 days) with free Incoming call facility while roaming in BSNL Network have been introduced.
7. Modified STV (Rs.17 with validity of 30 days) with Local/STD On-net Night call charges @ Rs.0.05/Min (11PM to 06 AM).and STV (Rs.50 with validity of 30 days) with Local On-net call charges @  10p/Min have been introduced.
8. Existing STVs “1p/sec” and “all @ 49” are withdrawn. If Saral Anant customer desires to avail these tariffs, he may migrate to “1p/sec plan” or “all @ 49 plan.”
9. Circle specific plans will continue.