BSNL Rs.399 Rakshabandhan Special Prepaid Recharge Plan Launches: Offers Unlimited Data, Calling

The STV Brings data, as well as voice benefits to the users


The state-run telco, Bhartiya Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL remains active in order to keep up with the price war in the telecom industry. The telecom operator has recently launched new plans and revised the existing ones to keep its subscriber base intact. BSNL has always been big on its STVs, especially, around the occasions. In the recent development, BSNL launched a ‘Rakshabandhan’ special prepaid recharge plan worth Rs. 399.

BSNL Rs. 399 Prepaid Recharge Plans: Offer Details

The latest STV (Special Tariff Vouchers) plan holds a validity of 74 days. The plan will be in effect starting August 26, that is on ‘Rakshabandhan’ and is priced at Rs. 399. The new prepaid recharge plan offers unlimited calling benefits, SMS, and data benefits. Furthermore, the telecom operator will also offer personalized Ring Back Tone (PRBT), which is the case with most of its STV offerings.

Interestingly, the STVs come with one more benefit which is not a common offering with as the traditional BSNL offers go. Under the new plan, the subscribers will be able to make calls to other users in Delhi and Mumbai as well, as part of the unlimited calling benefit.

Speaking on the new ‘Rakshabandhan’ special prepaid recharge plan, BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava said, “RakshaBandhan is a festival of unlimited love and affection between brothers and sisters, and in line with the spirit of the festival, BSNL is launching this STV 399 with all unlimited features which can be an ideal gift for anyone.”

BSNL Unlimited Voice Calling Plan: Mumbai and Delhi Circles Included

The BSNL Rs. 399 prepaid recharge plan comes with an interesting upside that includes Delhi and Mumbai circles to its unlimited voice calling benefits. Earlier, BSNL ditched Delhi and Mumbai regions when it came to calling benefits, which is not the case with this ‘Rakshabandhan’ special plan. The plan launches on August 27 and will be brought to the buyers under the name of STV399.

BSNL Revising its Existing Broadband Plans

BSNL has recently revised its Rs.699 Broadband Plan to take on Airtel V-Fiber. Bharti Airtel’s V-Fiber technology spreads across 30 cities in India with farther expansion plans already in place. In its efforts to revamp the internet offerings in the country, the telecom company mentioned on its website, ”As part of its nationwide network transformation initiative – Project Leap, Airtel is also augmenting its 550,000 Km of domestic & international fiber/submarine cable capacity in order to drive down latency, improve customer experience and serve the growing demand of data services in years to come.”

As per the upgraded benefits, Rs.699 Broadband Plan, the subscribers can now enjoy a FUP benefit of 700GB and a speed of 20Mbps. Once you hit the FUP limit, the users will be able to stream the internet at a speed of 2Mbps, which is a good enough.

BSNL has upgraded the speed from 10Mbps to 20Mbps, which comes as a result of increasing competition from the competing private telecom operators. Although, the improved speed is not much when compared to what others are offering. But, the upgraded FUP limit is still a catch, especially, for the subscribers in Chennai region. Furthermore, the Rs. 699 Broadband plan also comes with an upgraded fixed-line service that comes bundled with it. Following the suit of the other broadband service providers, BSNL has provided the Rs.699 plan subscribers an unlimited voice calling benefit as well. According to the state-run telecom operator, the users can now make an unlimited voice call to any network within the country.

Now that Jio GigaFiber is already in effect, the broadband service providers are more concerned about their subscribers than ever. BSNL, Airtel, and, other major service providers have rolled out new plans and upgraded the existing ones in the attempt to take down Reliance Jio.

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Gargi’s inclination towards gadgets developed over the four years that she invested on her Electronics and Communication degree. She last worked at HeyMojo Inc., where she lead the product marketing team and designed chatbots for the top QSRs around the world. Currently, she is a regular contributor at MySmartPrice and plans on enlightening readers with interesting news on smartphones and telecom industry. Oh, and did we forget to mention that she is also a growth hacker.