Tuesday, August 30, 2016

BSNL launches unlimited 3G plan for Rs 1,099, cuts rate by 50 per cent

To counter competitors, state-run BSNL has announced a national unlimited 3G mobile data plan for Rs 1,099 and doubled the data usage limit in some existing plans.

"Due to improvement in network, BSNL has been gaining customers. We are now first in the industry to offer unlimited 3G plan for Rs 1,099 without reduction in speed. This will rejoice our customers and help them experience improved BSNL networks," BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava said.

BSNL added most number of subscribers in April for a third month in a row, as per data released by telecom regulator TRAI. Growth in mobile segment in April was led by BSNL which added 11.39 lakh subscribers followed by Bharti Airtel (9.78 lakh), Aircel (5.72 lakh), Reliance Communications (1.1 lakh), Vodafone (46,600), Quadrant (Videocon group firm- 25,012) and MTNL (11,591).

To counter private telecom operators' strategy of slashing data rates by up to 67 per cent, BSNL has doubled data usage in Rs 549 plan for 3G service to 10 GB from 5 GB.

"The plan has validity of 30 days and is equivalent to 100 per cent increase in data benefits to subscribers," Shrivastava said. The telecom firm has doubled 3G data usage in Rs 156 plan to 2 GB which will be valid for 10 days.

"Last year, BSNL had also facilitated the customer by offering 80 per cent cheaper voice tariff. By massive reduction in data tariff and introduction of unlimited data STVs (Special Tariff Vouchers), BSNL hopes to serve data customers, mainly the youth segment in a much better way," BSNL Board Director (CM) RK Mittal said.

Sunday, August 28, 2016


Offers for Mobile Customers Data STV

An unlimited free data usage without speed restriction, valid for 30 days at Rs.1099/- is introduced.
A new DATA-549 STV with 10 GB free data usage, valid for 30 days has been introduced
One more new DATA-156 STV with 2 GB free data usage, valid for 10 days, has been introduced.

Student Special Plan 

Student Special Plan launched by BSNL w.e.f. 20th June 2016 as a limited period offer is designed to attract the Student Community with 1 GB data and other freebies at an attractive cost of Rs.118/- only. The following are the features of this scheme:
For the First 60 days, local calls will be charged at 10 paise within BSNL and 30 paise for other networks After 60 days, STV-88 can be used for making both local and STD calls at 10 paise within BSNL and 30 paise for other network

Any two mobile numbers can be added and local calls will be charged at 10 paise within BSNL and 20 paise for other network.

Data Sharing in GSM Prepaid Services:

A new facility to share data with family and friends is now available to all GSM prepaid customers in Tamilnadu LSA. Customers can access data sharing option in the portal www.bsnlszprepaid.com by providing their mobile number and entering the OTP (One Time Password) received. Customer will be guided through a menu option from which he can select any of the group data packs available ranging from Rs.173 to Rs. 2013 allowing sharing of 1.2 GB to 21 GB.


Next Generation Network (NGN) 

Tamilnadu Circle has introduced a state-of-the-art technology “NGN” with a capacity of 100000 in 26 places along 4 cities, viz. Madurai, Salem, Trichy and Tirupur under Phase-I. 96 places are planned under Phase-II. NGN Switches have got various value-added services like All India IP Centrex, Prepaid Fixed Telephony, Fixed Mobile Convergence.

Wi-Fi Hotspots 

Wi-Fi Hotspots are provided by BSNL at important tourist spots and pilgrimage locations. In Tamilnadu Circle, 62 locations have been provided with this facility with 102 access points so far and there is a plan to provide another 200 Hotspot access points in Tamilnadu Circle including the places given by Tourism Development Department. Public Sector Banks like Indian Bank (15 locations, 60 access points) and State Bank of India (6 locations, 25 access points) are adopting remote villages for extending this service under “Prime Minister’s Digital India Initiative” programme.

SWAS:  Service With A Smile 

Under SWAS Programme Tamilnadu Circle has formulated an innovative programme Nalandhaana.

Nalandhaana – MEET & GREET CUSTOMERS’’ 

An innovative programme formulated by Tamilnadu Circle was launched on 1.7.2016 to “Meet and Greet” the customers at their doorsteps in the inner zone and redress their grievances, if any by a team of BSNL Officers and staff. This is aimed at retaining the existing customers and for enrolling more new customers. In the last 50 days, 50,000 customers have been visited by BSNL teams across the circle. 3000 New landline customers and 2700 new broadband customers were brought into BSNL network under this scheme apart from reconnecting 750 customers  15000 SIMs and 35000 special tariff “Nalandhana” Recharge Coupons were sold and 1200 faults were rectified.

Two Mega Melas were conducted in Tamilnadu during July and August wherein 38,000 and 68,000 mobile SIMs were sold respectively in a single day.


BSNL Tamilnadu Circle has bagged all the three prestigious awards for Best Maintained Telephone System in the country for the year 2015


BSNL Tamilnadu Circle has earned an operational profit of Rs.82.31 crores for the year 2015-16 as against the operational profit of Rs.51.39 crores in the year 2014-15.BSNL, Tamilnadu Circle was in the second Place on Pan-India basis in CM Revenue Growth among the larger circles for the year 2015-16.
Mobile Number Portability (MNP) of Tamilnadu Circle is Net Positive 1,73,193 (Net) customers preferred the BSNL services in Tamil Nadu through MNP, as on 01.08.2016

Offers for Landline Customers- Unlimited Free Calling Facility – SUNDAY IS FUN-DAY

BSNL has already introduced “Free Night Calling” from 09.00 p.m. to 07.00 a.m., to any network for BSNL landline customers. In addition to this, now BSNL has announced Sunday Unlimited free calling from BSNL Landline to any network, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, w.e.f. 15.08.2016. This will enable the landline customers to continuously be in touch with their near and dear for 34-hours “Non-stop” from 09.00 p.m. of Saturday to 07.00 a.m. on Monday. The offer is available pan-India. Experience Land line 49/- per month: A Triple Bonanza

BSNL has announced a new landline scheme for just Rs.49 per month as FMC for a limited period offer of 3 months with no installation charges. After 6 months, the connections under this scheme will be migrated to General Plan.Unlimited free night calling and Sunday free calling facilities are applicable for this scheme.A prepaid BSNL mobile SIM Card will be offered free of cost under this scheme.Tamilnadu Circle has to achieve 50,000 new connections within 3 months under this scheme.

Offers for Broadband Customers Upward Revision of download speed after Fair Usage Plan (FUP)

NO Kbps ONLY Mbps BSNL is the first Telecom Operator to upgrade the minimum download speed to
1 Mbps from 512Kbps after FUP, thus doubling the existing speed. Further, BSNL has handsomely increased pre FUP data limits across various Broadband plans. This upgradation shall enhance customer experience of BSNL Broadband services. Details of the plans are available in www.bsnl.co.in.

ADSL Broadband: BSNL

Tamilnadu circle specially offers many attractive BB plans one of the flagship plan being 750 Combo plan with Fixed monthly charges Rs.750/-, Unlimited download, 2Mbps speed upto 5GB and 1Mbps thereafter. Plan 1045 with FMC Rs.1045, Speed 4Mbps till 16GB and 1 Mbps thereafter is also available.