BSNL, the state owned largest Telecom PSU in India, has revised its tariff structure completely in India. Now the tariffs are more consumer friendly and offers great value for money. The main highlights of new tariff structure is that now a uniform pulse system has been re introduced for all Local, National & Roaming Calls. Also new and very attractive Special Tariff Vouchers have been introduced offering Free Unlimited Roaming Incoming and Night On Net Calling at 5p per minute apart from many new amazing feature.
The complete details are as follows:
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.
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. 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.
Value of freebies offered with plan activation is more than the initial amount paid by the customer for SIM and plan Activation.
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.
New Special Tariff Voucher Details
All Calls with 3 Minute Pulse – A new STV priced at Rs.28 along with validity of 30 days will be launched with call charges of Local/STD Rs.1.00/3 Min (On-net) & Rs.1.20/3 (Off-net).
Free Incoming on Roaming – A new STV priced at Rs. 12 with validity of 15 days will be launched offering free Incoming call facility while roaming in BSNL Network.
Night Calling @ 0.05p/Min – The existing STV priced at Rs. 17 has been modified, now it offers Local/STD On-net Night call charges @ Rs.0.05/Min (11PM to 06 AM) and STV priced at Rs.50 with validity of 30 days now offers Local On-net call charges @ 10p/Min.
All 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.”
The new Tariffs will be applicable across India from 10th June, 2011 onwards.