• 10:02 Dec 10, 2019

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BSNL prepaid plans no more truly unlimited calling plans

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : August 05, 2019 12:11 pm

The company has finally removed the truly unlimited calls from its prepaid plans.
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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has reportedly added FUP (fair usage policy) to its range of prepaid plans. The company has finally removed the truly unlimited calls from its prepaid plans. 

 

The company has put a daily calling cap on prepaid recharges including Rs 186, Rs 429, Rs 485, Rs 666 and Rs 1,699. With this, customers will get 250 minutes of calls for local, STD and national roaming. Once the limit is over, customers need to pay 1 paisa per second. The FUP limit will be reset after midnight, report TelecomTalk. Furthermore, in case the daily 250 minutes is not utilized, then the leftover minutes will not carry forward. BSNL is not the only operator that has put a cap on the calling services, Reliance Jio was the first player to introduce daily capping on calls. 

 

Previously, BSNL has revised its Abhinandan-151 prepaid plan. The plan now comes with more data benefits. BSNL launched Abhinandan-151 prepaid plan in June in Tamil Nadu and Chennai circles. Later the plan was launched in all circles.

 

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The BSNL Abhinandan-151 plan comes with a validity period of 24 days and it now offers 1.5GB data per day. Earlier the same plan was offering 1GB data per day. So, the telco is now offering 500MB extra data for a period of 24 days. 

 

Apart from data, BSNL plan offers unlimited local, STD and roaming calls and 100 SMS per day for the subscribers. Once the data limit of 1GB is exhausted in a day, the speed will be  reduced to 40 Kbps.

 

BSNL also launched a Star membership programme for Rs 498 prepaid plan. To avail the membership, customers will have to recharge their mobile number with 498 prepaid recharge plan. Called the Star 498, the new prepaid plan offers unlimited local, STD, and roaming calls to any network and circles except Delhi and Mumbai, 1,000 SMS messages benefits, and 30GB of data.

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