BSNL's new plan to expand landline reach in Odisha

Published: 08th September 2016 07:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th September 2016 07:40 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Wednesday introduced a new promotional unlimited broadband combo plan 249 to expand its landline network in the State.

Under the plan, the users will get 2 Mbps speed for the first 1 GB data and thereafter, 1 Mbps speed for the rest of the month. The plan has been introduced as an introductory offer in which 1 GB of high-speed data will cost only one rupee.

Chief General Manager Telecom Satyananda Naik said the subscriber can use unlimited data with free calling on Sundays and night calling facility on other days by paying only `249 per month for first six months.

“Thereafter, subscriber can migrate to any plan of his own choice. However, the monthly telephone rent as well as initial installation charge is totally free in Plan-249,” he informed.

The telecom PSU has introduced two more unlimited broadband combo ULD-499 and ULD-1199 for its existing customers. In ULD-499, subscribers can use unlimited broadband service up to 2 Mbps speed till 1 GB and thereafter, at the speed of flat 1 Mbps along with free calling facility by paying `499 per month.

Similarly, under ULD-1199 plan, subscribers can use unlimited broadband service at flat 2 Mbps speed along with free unlimited voice calls to any number at any time across India by paying `1,199 per month.

Naik said BSNL has cut mobile data price with data benefits increased by 100 per cent. In the mobile sector, three attractive and cost-effective data plans STV-1099, STV-549 and STV-156 also have been introduced for prepaid customers.

While the STV-1099 provides unlimited 3G data without any speed restriction for 30 days, the STV-549 provides 10 GB 3G data for 30 days and users of STV-156 can get 2 GB data for 10 days.

In addition, the validity of existing STV-561 which provides 5 GB 3G data has been extended to 60 days.

Naik informed that two post-paid plans will be launched from Friday.

The subscribers can use Plan-1125 or Plan-1525 to get 1 GB data and 5 GB data respectively along with unlimited voice calls to any network including during roaming.

Asked if they counteract Reliance Jio’s mass appeal, Naik said the new plans are aimed at retaining its customer base and attracting new customers to BSNL’s broadband services.

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