State-owned telecom Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is one of India’s largest telecom service providers. Ever since the merger between BSNL and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), the teleco has been rolling out prepaid plans with different validities, bundled with popular third-party subscriptions.
BSNL historically has been making losses, and with the MTNL merger, the government has invested Rs 29,937 crore for revival of the two state-owned telecom companies.
As part of the revival plan the government has planned to raise Rs 15,000 crore sovereign bonds and monetise assets worth Rs 38,000 crore in the next four years. Additionally, voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) will be offered to the employees of these companies to cut cost.
BSNL recently offered its customers with “unlimited” voice calling and SMS benefits on the MTNL network. The new move is applicable on the BSNL prepaid plans starting from Rs 97. It is also aligning with the ongoing merger between BSNL and MTNL that was announced in October 2019.
In addition to the voice-calling benefits, BSNL has provided 100 SMS messages per day on the MTNL roaming for customers using the Rs 97, Rs 118, Rs 187, Rs 199, Rs 247, Rs 298, Rs 349, Rs 399, Rs 447, Rs 499, Rs. and 1,098 prepaid plans.
As you can see above, BSNL has a range of prepaid plans, all the way from Rs 18 to Rs 2,599. In this article, we will discuss the popular prepaid BSNL plans in detail.
List of BSNL Prepaid Plans 2020
|FRC Amount in Rs||Free Usage *||Freebies Validity||Plan Validity in Days|
|Per Second 108||108||Unlimited calls to any network + 1GB/day + 500 SMS||28 days||60|
|Patanjali SIM (Only for Members)||144 / 792 /1584||unlimited calls + 2GB/day + 100 sms/day||30 / 180 /365 days||30 / 180 /365|
|153 Plan||153||Unlimited calls +1GB/day + 100 SMS/day + Free PRBT||28 days||180|
|186 Plan||186||Unlimited Free Calls + 2GB/day + 100 SMS/day||28 days||180|
|365 Plan||365||Unlimited calls + 2GB/day + 100 SMS/day +Free PRBT + Lodhun Contest||60days||365|
|Digital India||429||Free calls + 1GB/day data & 100 SMS/day||81days||180|
|485 Plan||485||Free Calls + 1.5GB/day + 100 SMS/day1||90 days||180|
|Sixer||666||Free calls + 1.5GB/day + 100 free SMS for 134 days||134days||180|
|Plan 699||699||Free Voice calls 0.5GB/day 100SMS/day Free Tune for first 60days||160 days||160|
|BSNL 997||997||Unlimited calls+ 3GB/day +100 SMS/day + Lokdhun Content + Sony Liv + Free Caller Tune||180 days||180|
|Maha Dhamaka||1699||Free calls + unlimited data (2GB/day high speed) + 100 free SMS/day for 365 days||300 days||300|
|BSNL 1999 (BSNL One Year Plan)||1999||Unlimited calls + 3GB/day FUP + 100 SMS/day + Free Caller Tune + Lokdhun Contest||365||365|
|BSNL 2399||2399||Unlimited Voice calls every day 100SMS per day Free Tune for first 60days||600||600|
BSNL Rs 365 Pre-paid Plan with One-Year Validity
The plan’s main selling point is its one-year validity. The Rs 365 prepaid plan also offers 250 minutes of voices calls per day, 100 SMS and free Personalised Ring Back Tone (PRBT). These freebies are, however, only valid for 60 days. The plan is currently only available in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar-Jharkhand, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Kolkata- West Bengal, Northeast, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu-Chennai, UP-East, and UP-West.
BSNL Rs 2,399 Pre-paid Plan
The new Rs 2,399 pre-paid plan comes with 600 days of validity from the date of activation. The plan offers 250 minutes of outgoing calls per day but has no data benefits.
According to a report, this plan is available all over India and brings free BSNL Tunes for the first 60 days from the date of activation. The validity of this plan seems to be the major selling point as there seem to be no other benefits for customers.
BSNL Rs 786 Pre-paid Plan
The new Rs 786 plan offers 786 talkative, 30 GB of data and comes with a validity of 90 days. The operator is known to have released similar plans in the past during festivals.
BNSL customers should note that the plan is only available in select states which are Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Kerala. The Rs 786 plan is not available in any other state.
BSNL Rs 18 Combo Data Plan
The new Rs 18 combo plan for its customers, which offers 1.8 GB of data per day and comes with a validity of just 2 days.
BSNL Prepaid Plan Common FAQs
What is the meaning of freebies?
Freebies are the allowed call /data services offered free of cost at a certain volume per day or upto validity period for usage in prepaid or postpaid services.
Can I select new mobile number as per my choice for the above subscription?
Yes, you can choose the SIM numbers online as per your choice and activate them by approaching CSC or Retailer by subscribing to any above prepaid recharge plans.
Whether every BSNL recharge plan in the list are available in every state?
Yes, all the plans in the list are available in all states, and in addition to that some circle specific recharge are also launched.
Why some of the plans of BSNL recharge plan list are not available with Google Pay or other UPI?
All corporate plans mentioned in the above list of prepaid plans are available in all modes, but some circle specific are not available in some UPIs.
Are their separate recharges for validity and usage for BSNL?
Some of the longer validity prepaid plans like Rs 1699/1999 provides validity and free usage with same validity, but like Rs 429 /666 provides longer validity with shorter freebies time, so users can check the same before subscription.
Is BSNL’s Incoming and Outgoing Free in Mumbai and Delhi?
A majority of the prepaid recharge plans of BSNL now offers unlimited incoming calls and outgoing calls even in MTNL Mumbai and Delhi areas also, so just check the above tariff.
Do all BSNL unlimited plans provide validity for 4G data and voice plan equally?Yes, the mentioned freebies / plan offer validity in the table applicable for Voice, 4G data and SMS facilities.
PORT IN customers will get BSNL free SIM in prepaid or not?
At the time of PORTING, any MNP customer from JIO / Airtel / Idea Vodafone have to pay Rs 20 for 4G SIM card charges, but in that circle If free SIM offer is continuing, then the customer will get Free 4G SIM, and after activation of MNP, will have to recharge with any of the said BSNL FRC to get working with all facilities.
Can we recharge BSNL plans through UPI payment App? Yes, all the mentioned BSNL all India prepaid mobile plans can recharge through any of the UPI payments, but if any payment failure happens, one can approach to that authority only.
How to check my plan validity in mobile itself? Just dial *123# to check the present balance.
Whether all these plans will show on BSNL quick recharge site? Yes, when you enter your mobile number, circle and mail address, then your applicable BSNL new 3G / 4G prepaid plans will show.
Can I recharge these 4G plans from my existing balance? Yes, you can recharge by dialling USSD code (short code) *444*<Amount># or by logging in to mobile selfcare portal or by dialling *124# and selecting options.
Top five plans of BSNL that offer unlimited calling with long validity
If you are also a user of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and are in dilemma about the pre-prepaid recharge plan, then this news can remove your problem to a great extent. In this report, we will tell about some such plans of BSNL with which the facility of validity and unlimited calling is being provided. Let’s know about these plans of BSNL …
BSNL has a number of special tariff vouchers (STVs). All the plans mentioned in this report are from Bihar Circle. This plan may also be different in your circle. So, do check once on the site of BSNL. Of these, the Rs 49 plan is the cheapest 28-day plan. In this, you will get 100 minutes of free calling with validity of 28 days i.e. you can use these 100 minutes for calling on any network. After this, there will be a charge of 45 paise per minute. There will also be 2 GB data and 100 messages in this plan.
- BSNL recharge plan 2020 of Rs 118 – This plan also offers a validity of 28 days. Under this plan, unlimited calling can be done on any network for 28 days. It will get 500 MB of data every day.
- BSNL recharge plan 2020 Rs 147 plan – The validity of this plan is 35 days. It also has unlimited calling facility. Total 10 GB data will be available in this plan.
- BSNL recharge plan 2020 of Rs 298 – The validity of this plan is 54 days and till this time you will get unlimited local / STD calling on all networks. This plan will get 1 GB data, Eros Now subscription and 100 messages daily.
- BSNL recharge plan 2020 of Rs 319 – In this plan you get 75 days validity with unlimited calling.
- BSNL recharge plan 2020 of Rs 499 – This plan of BSNL provides unlimited local / STD calling, 1 GB data and 100 messages per day for 90 days.
BSNL increases availability of STV 49, update of Rs 108 plan
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has updated two pre-paid plans which will come into effect from December 1, 2020, giving great relief to its customers. It is also news that in the competition of Jio, BSNL is also going to launch a postpaid plan. The new changes include STV 49 and Rs 108 plan vouchers. STV 49 was supposed to end on 29 November but now BSNL has increased its availability. Now you can avail STV 49 for next 90 days.
In September this year, BSNL launched STV 49 as a promotional plan for 90 days, but now the company has extended its duration for the next 90 days, although there is no change in the features available in this plan. has been done.
BSNL STV 49 provides 100 minutes of calling on all networks. After this, a fee of 45 minutes per minute will have to be paid. This calling rate is for all local / STDs and roaming. In this plan, 2 GB data is also available tomorrow and 100 SAS is also available. The validity of this plan is 28 days.
Now talking about the Rs 108 plan, unlimited calling is available on all networks with this plan. Apart from this, it also gets 1 GB of data daily. The validity of this plan is 90 days, although the data facility is up to 45 days only. A total of 100 SMS are also available in this plan.
Calling can be done 250 minutes per day under this plan. After the new update, both these plans of Rs 108 and Rs 49 can be availed till 28 February 2021 and both these plans will be available from December 1.