To Attract More Customers, BSNL Taken Some Unique Steps
- Free local and national calls with a maximum of 250 minutes daily.
- If subscribers recharge their number before 30th November 2019, they will get this extra validity period of two months.
- It has also extended the validity of its Marutham plan of Rs. 1188/-.
BSNL is now offering two months extra validity on its yearly prepaid plan of Rs.1699/-. Before this plan offered benefits for 365 days but now the benefits extended to 425 days. However, subscribers can enjoy this extra facility only if they recharge their number before November 30, 2019.
The Benefits Given By BSNL:
- Free local and national calls daily for 250 minutes.
- 100 SMS
- 2 GB data daily.
The good news is that subscribers will get an extra 1 GB in November and December as an additional benefit.
The Marutham plan was previously valid up to October 23rd. now, this is extended by 90 days, which means, it is now available till January 21, 2020. There is also an additional benefit of 5 GB which can be availed in this entire 345 days of validity.
The most unique step of BSNL is that it has announced credit of 6 paise for every five minutes of voice call by its subscribers.
This Cashback Benefit Applies To
- BSNL’s (Prepaid)
- FTTH customers
This benefit of BSNL’s is just the opposite of Jio’s. They are charging their user 6 paise per minute for an outgoing call from Jio to any other network.
For the people of Mumbai and Delhi, BSNL has announced free calls to its MTNL users. MTNL is the telco operating in Delhi and Mumbai circles, owned by the respective states. The three plans of MTNL are Rs.429/-, Rs. 485/- and Rs. 665/-.
- Rs. 429/- plan – it offers free call voice calling benefits on all networks with a benefit of 1GB data per day for a validity period of 81 days.
- Rs. 485/- plan – it offers free calls and 1.5 GB data per day for a validity period of 90 days.
- Rs. 665/- plan – it offers the same plan as that of Rs. 485/- but the validity period is 122 days.
Meanwhile to meet the customer’s expectation BSNL will enable 4G services since as a telecom carrier it had not provided any high-speed data service. Although 70,000 employees have opted for a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS), yet as a revival strategy BSNL is expected to launch 4G services within 6 months by spending almost Rs. 12,000 crore on a next-generation network. The BSNL will be upgrading the existing equipment and locations will be selected for the service available as soon as possible. The telco has to undergo a tendering process.
BSNL revival strategies will help it to overcome the cash crunch and meet the expenses within the next 2 to 3 months. The government is giving BSNL a helping hand to overcome the existing challenges. Up to now, 14 high-value land parcels have been identified, worth Rs.8,000 crore which will be monetized by phased approach.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is an Indian state-owned telecommunications company. It’s headquartered is in New Delhi. From October 2000 it started its journey of providing telecom services and network management. It took over the services from the Central Government Department of Telecom Services (DTS). It is the largest provider of fixed telephony with as much as 49% share. It is also the 4th largest mobile telephony provider in India, it is also the oldest. Its history can be traced back o the British period when the first telegraph line was put up between Diamond Harbour and Calcutta. Though after the installation of the telegraph lines across India, the first telegraph was sent from Mumbai to Pune.
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The Services Rendered By BSNL Are:
- Fixed-line phone
- Mobile phone
- Internet television
The Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) is a state-owned telecommunications service provider in the cities of Mumbai and New Delhi. India. It is also a service provider in Mauritius of Africa. It had a monopoly in Mumbai and New Delhi until 1992 in India, the areas of service are Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Thane. As of January 2019, MTNL has 6.71million subscribers.