Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Rationalization of ISD STVs under prepaid mobile services in Chennai Telephones

Rationalization of ISD STVs under prepaid mobile services in Chennai Telephones with effect from 23-10-2013 is made as detailed below:-
 i)                  Shorter Validity ISD STVs for 7 days with MRP Rs. 18, 11, 16, and 9 are withdrawn wef 23-10-13. Group “E” ISD STV meant for Saudi Arabia and UAE with MRP Rs.26 with 30 days validity also withdrawn wef 23-10-2013.
ii)                Revised tariff for ISD STVs is as under:-  
Sl.No. Countries ISD Voice Call Rate in Rs./Min Rate Per International SMS in Rs. MRP of STV in Rs.(incl. of S.Tax) in Prepaid
A Canada,
1.49 3 41
B Bangladesh,
2.99 3 27
C France,
4.49 3 38
D Australia,
6.49 3 24
The Validity of STVs is 30 days. Talk Value available with the above STVs are “Nil”.
a)      The reduced ISD Voice and International SMS rate will also be allowed while roaming in BSNL Network.
b)      The countries for which no reduced ISD Voice call charges/International SMS rate have been prescribed, normal ISD tariff will be applicable.
c)      All the customers who recharged the ISD STVs (both 7/30 days validity) up to 22/10/2013 will avail the respective tariff till the validity period of the STVs are over.               

Friday, September 13, 2013

BSNL introduces New Uniform Data Plans under postpaid mobile services.

BSNL Chennai Telephones is happy to implement four new 3G Uniform Data 
plans under postpaid mobile services w.e.f  01.09.2013.
a) New 3G Uniform Postpaid Data Plans are as mentioned below: 

Fixed Monthly charges
(Excl.of.S.Tax) in Rs.
Bundled Free data in GB
Data charges after free Usage.
1p/10 KB
1p/10 KB
1p/10 KB
1p/10 KB

b) All the existing postpaid Data plans including unlimited data Plan (FMC.700) 
    are discontinued w.e.f 01.09.2013.
c) The data Usage charges for “bsnlstream” will remain same as 0.0025/10 KB.d) Customer Profile in all the above mentioned new uniform Data Plans will be
    3G with no speed restriction.
e) All the existing 2G/3G Postpaid Data plan customers have to be Migrated to 

    any of the above mentioned new uniform postpaid data plans by sending 
    SMS to 53733 or by giving option to change the plan in any of the nearby 
    Customer service centres.

AODP<space>A or B or C or D.

AODP-Add on data pack.
A-Rs.125 plan
B-Rs.225 plan
C-Rs.501 plan
D-Rs.901 plan

2. Existing different GPRS/Data Freebies available in 2G/3G Postpaid voice 

    plans for new bookings have been rationalized as mentioned below and 
    will be available with 3G Speed by default.

A.  Plan-99, Plan-145, and Plan-149   :   NIL
B.  Plan-175                                         :  100 MB

D.  Plan-325                                         :  250 MB
E.  Plan-525                                          :  500 MB
F.  Plan-625, Plan-725&Plan-825        : 1000 MB
G. Plan-1500                                         : 2000 MB 

Note: All The existing Postpaid Voice plan customers will get the above 
           mentioned freebies by default. But the option has to be obtained 
           from customer and 3G Services has to be enabled by CSR to obtain 
          3G Speed for the existing voice plan customers. 

3. The 2G and 3G blackberry plans uses Blackberry APN, hence blackberry 
    2G and 3G tariff plans remains unchanged.                

Friday, August 2, 2013

FREE 3G Dongle

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is launching the most attractive 
offer for the Internet savvy customers. BSNL is now offering 
3G dongle FREE  staring from 1 Aug-2013.

BSNL is also offering 3G dongle at reduced price who will 
activate their data plan with these data plan vouchers.

BSNL has 3 high DPV of MRP Rs 3299, Rs 2299 and 
Rs 1251 and allows customers free 2.5GB data usage 
per month for 12 months, 1.5GB data per month for 
12 months and 0.75GB data per month for 12 months 
respectively. Overall BSNL customers can use total 30GB, 
18GB and 9GB data activating these data plan vouchers.

The customer who will activate the data plan with DPV 3299 
will be given 3G dongle 3.6Mbps free of cost while the 
customer who will activate data plan with DPV 2299, 
they have to pay extra Rs.300 for 3G dongle. The 
customers activating with DPV 1251 will be given 3G 
dongle for just Rs 600 only.

The scheme is open from 1 Aug 2013 in all telecom circles 
of BSNL and will be valid till stock of 3G dongle 3.6Mbps 
lasts, so rush to nearest BSNL CSC and grab the offer.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Launch of STV 786 by BSNL:

BSNL Chennai Telephones is happy to launch STV 786 under 2G and 3G 
prepaid mobile services through C-TOP-UP in Chennai Telephones 
(incl TN Circle) for 90 days with effect from 29.07.2013 to 26.10.2013. 
The details are given below:-

MRP of STV is Rs.786.00

Offer is full usage value equal to MRP i.e. Rs.786 and
free Local/National SMS - Any Network - 786 nos. with 90 days validity

This STV 786 will come under Group II in Multiple Boosters for 2G/3G 
prepaid mobile services.

The above STV is applicable to all the prepaid plans except Old anant, 
Kurinji, Wonder and C-TOPUP Plans.    

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

IT Department clarifies - Salaried Employees with Total Income up to Rs.5 lakhs too have to file Income Tax Returns

Income Tax Department has issued a press release clarifying that Salaried Employees with Total Income up to Rs.5 lakhs too have to file ITR (Income Tax Return) this year viz., Assessment year 2013-14. CBDT has earlier made E-filing of Return compulsory for Assessment Year 2013-14 for persons having total assessable income exceeding five lakh rupees.

The CBDT vide its earlier notifications had exempted salaried employees having total income up to Rs. 5 lakhs including income from other sources up to Rs. 10,000/- from the requirement of filing return of income for assessment year 2011-12 and 2012-13 respectively. The exemption was available only for the assessment year 2011-12 and 2012-13. The exemption was giving considering ‘paper filing of returns’ and their ‘processing through manual entry’ on system.

However, this year the facility for online filing of returns has been made user-friendly with the advantage of pre-filled return forms. These E-filed forms also get electronically processed at the central processing centre in a speedy manner. Hence, the exemption provided during the last two years is not being extended for assessment year 2013-14. Taxpayers are encouraged to file their returns electronically. E-filing is an easy, fast and secure method of filing of income tax return. Moreover, Digital signature is not mandatory for these taxpayers and they can transmit the data in the return electronically by downloading ITRs, or by online filing and thereafter submit the verification of the return in From ITR-V acknowledgement after signature to Central Processing Centre. The processing for E-filed returns is faster.

As Returns of Income above Rs. 5 lakhs have to be e-filed online mandatorily, the same will not be received at any of the  counters. Only paper return of income upto 5 lakhs can be filed at the counters. 

BSNL Promotional scheme on 3G data card

Relaunch of promotional scheme to offer 3G data card
BSNL Chennai Telephones has relaunched the scheme to offer  3.6 Mbps 
3 G data card as a Special offer at a reduced sale price to the existing 
and new Broadband customers of Chennai Telephones on promotional basis 
for 90 days w.e.f 22.07.2013. 

1.   The details of the scheme are as follows:- 

A.  For ADSL Broadband customers with FMC >= Rs. 600/- plan
      (monthly payment option): 
      Sale price of 3.6 Mbps 3G data card:- Rs. 800/- (Excl. of 5% VAT) 
B.  For ADSL Broadband customers under annual payment option or 
      longer period commitment with any FMC plan : 
Sale price of 3.6 Mbps 3G data card:- Rs. 500/- (Excl. of 5% VAT) 

For both plans: 
1.    SUK with 1GB free data usage embedded in the SIM with a validity 
       of 30 days- Rs.132 [Exclusive of S. Tax]-Rs.148.32(incl of S.Tax)
2.    SUK price includes price of Normal SIM and for USIM, an additional 
       Rs.59 will bee charged.
3.    The bundled free data usage of 1 GB should be used within 30 days 
        from the date of activation.
4.    Plan voucher - Rs.102 [Inclusive of S.Tax ]  with one year validity 
       will has to be purchased for activation of data plan.
5.    CSR will collect device cost + SUK cost Rs.148.32 + Plan voucher 
       cost Rs.102. 

2.    After first month, customers will have to recharge their data card at 
       market operated rates offered by BSNL to all data customers. 

3.    The data cards will be offered through BSNL CSC only, after 
       verification of credential of the customer i.e. the last paid bill of the 
       BSNL ADSL Broadband connection in respect of existing customer 
       and proof of having taken BSNL Broadband connection in respect 
       of new customer, till the stock lasts, against purchase of SUK, 
       plan voucher and on submission of CAF.  

4.    Only one Data Card as per this order is to be offered against one 
       BSNL ADSL connection.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Introduction of SMS STV 20 under BSNL prepaid mobile services

Implementation of “SMS STV 20” under 2G/3G prepaid mobile services in Chennai Telephones (including TN Circle) as a Promotional offer for 90 days with effect from 29.05.2013 to 26.08.2013.

               1000 Local On net SMS FREE with a limit of 100 SMS 
               per SIM per Day,  validity 15 days.

The new STV is placed in Group III and is applicable 
 while in Home LSA and not applicable in National roaming.

The new STV is available only through SMS and 
 not through CTOPUP.

This STV is applicable for all Current plans-Life time, 
Per sec, Per min,General Neo, Student SPL Neo, 
Roam Free Neo,Anbu Jodi Neo,Nesam Gold & 
Nesam Group of plans,Saral Anant &,


Implementation of “BSNL SIMPLE- PLAN 100” prepaid plan has been made in Chennai Telephones (including TN Circle) as a Promotional plan for 90 days with effect from 29.05.2013 to 26.08.2013. 
This plan is open for MNP port-in customers also.  Customers from other plans can migrate into this new plan by sending SMS as MSIMPLE to 53733 and Rs.72.09 will be deducted from their account.

BSNL SIMPLE–PLAN 100 Plan Customers Can extend their validity for 180 days by using Topup 100 and above ,”CONTINUE” Message for extending the validity is not applicable for this plan.