Government-owned telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced a new first recharge coupon (FRC) priced at Rs 249. The newly introduced FRC is available on a pan-India basis and is giving users a great deal of benefits. The FRC can only be applied by new BSNL users who are recharging their phones with currency for the first time.
BSNL has also announced that any existing recharge denomination of Rs 249 will be shifted to a nearby vacant denomination at the earliest. BSNL Rs 249 FRC: To start with the prepaid coupon offers users 2GB daily data with a validity of 60 days. The coupon will also bring unlimited calling and 100 SMS per day.
However, the offer is promotional and will only be valid till March 31, 2021. The development was first noted by Kerala Telecom. Last week, BSNL rolled out an FRC priced at Rs 47 with 28 days validity and 14GB data.
BSNL noted that the other terms and conditions are as per the premium per minute plan PV 107 which means that the FRC 47 offers an initial plan validity of 100 days, after which customers will have to perform another recharge to keep their BSNL SIM card active. Private telcos Airtel, Jio, and Vi offer regular prepaid plans at Rs 249, here is what they offer:
Jio Rs 249 prepaid plan: This prepaid plan has a validity of 28 days and offers 2GB data per day, with a total data spread of 56GB.
The plan also brings unlimited domestic calls. The plan gives 100 free SMS per day with a complimentary subscription to Jio apps. Vi Rs 249 prepaid plan: This prepaid plan by Vi offers 1.5 GB of data per day with truly unlimited local or national calls to all networks.
The plan offers 100SMS per day and has a validity of 28 days. The plan also offers weekend rollover benefits and access to Vi Movies and TV. Airtel Rs 249 prepaid plan: The prepaid plan offers 1.5GB data per day with truly unlimited calls and 28 days validity with 100SMS per day.
BSNL has also launched new DSL broadband plans priced at Rs 299, Rs 399 and Rs 555. BSNL's Rs 299 broadband, also called the 100GB CUL offers 100GB data at 10Mbps speed. However, this plan will only be available for a promotional period of six months after which users will have to switch to the Rs 399 broadband plan.
The Rs 399 broadband plan or 200GB CUL gives 200GB data at 10Mbps.BSNL Rs 555 broadband plan comes with 500GB of data at 10Mbps speed.
Post exhausting the data, the speed of the internet will be reduced to 2Mbps in each plan.