BSNL SIM Replacement Charges of Rs 50 Now Offered on a Permanent Basis

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Replacing a BSNL SIM will be a bit less expensive from now on as the company’s INR 50 replacement charges are not being offered on a permanent basis.

BSNL SIM replacement charges reduced to INR 50 permanently

Back in the month of August, BSNL revised the SIM replacement cost for both its prepaid and postpaid users to INR 50 for a period of 90 days. As it turns out, the company is not planning on stopping this offer now and has made the INR 50 replacement cost for its SIM cards permanent. While this is a good strategy by the company, the discounted price is still pretty high when compared to the ones being offered by the other companies.

The change is already in effect across all the telecom circles wherein BSNL is operating as of now. Though not a very big deal, this might still come across as good news for some. Back in 2018, BSNL hiked the replacement charges by 100 percent (from just INR 10 to INR 100) which was not taken that well by the customers of the company. For a year, the cost remained the same, so we can very well expect the new replacement cost to stay for at least a couple of years. Furthermore, with the advent of 5G, the majority of such tariffs are likely to get a cut anyway.

It is hereby conveyed that the SIM replacement cost is regularised as Rs 50 under GSM Prepaid and Postpaid mobile services – BSNL

SIM replacement cost essentially means the cost incurred whenever one needs to get their SIM card changed if the card gets corrupted, damaged, lost, stolen, or is in a state wherein it can’t be used anymore. Most of the users naturally don’t want their phone number to be changed and they can actually avail this service to get a new SIM card with the same phone number. This obviously saves the customers from all the hassle and is usually the preferred way out whenever such a thing happens.

It is worth noticing that the majority of telecom providers do not charge anything for SIM replacement. This includes the likes of companies like Reliance Jio. While Jio does not charge anything, companies like Airtel and Vodafone charge INR 30 for the service which is still lesser than the current discounted price offered by BSNL. Nevertheless, any offer is an offer after all and we cannot complain much here. Plus, this will help BSNL gain more customers for its 4G services. The company finally appears to be following the footsteps of its rivals by providing 4G services at affordable prices, something it should have done a long time ago, but it’s never too late.

Meanwhile, the company has recently launched 10 new plans under its Triple Play broadband service. The plans offer three services to the customers – broadband, landline, and Cable TV. The plans range from INR 645 and go all the way up to INR 16,999. To know more about the BSNL Triple Play Plans and tariffs, you can head to our existing coverage of the same.

What are your thoughts on the latest SIM replacement charges by BSNL? Do share your thoughts on the same in the comments section below.


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