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BSNL hikes Rs 186 and Rs 199 prepaid plans, extends free SIM offer till January 31, 2021

BSNL has revised two of its prepaid plan vouchers and has extended the free SIM offer till January 31, 2021. BSNL recently tweaked its Rs 1999 prepaid plan to revise the streaming benefits on the plan.

twitter-logoYasmin Ahmed | December 31, 2020 | Updated 13:13 IST
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  • BSNL has hiked two prepaid plans to give the same benefits and freebies.
  • BSNL has hiked prepaid plans Rs 186 by Rs 13 and Rs 199 prepaid plan by Rs 2.
  • BSNL has also extended the free SIM offer by one month till January 31, 2021.

Government-owned telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has hiked prices of some prepaid plans with the benefits remaining unchanged. The telco has also increased the availability of getting a free SIM card till January 31, 2021. BSNL Chennai on Twitter noted that the company is rationalising PV 186 as PV 199 from January 1, 2021. BSNL will revise PV 186 to modify it to a revised price of Rs 199 with a validity of 30 days for freebies and plan validity. The freebies and features of the plan remain the same as before. The prepaid plan offers 250 minutes of free voice calls per day in Home LSA and national roaming including MTNL Mumbai and Delhi. It also comes with 2GB data per day and 100 SMS per day for 28 days.

BSNL has also hiked the price of STV 199 by Rs 2 and will now be called STV 201. The already working STV will however have no changes in the existing freebies, features, and validity. This plan offers 250 minutes of voice calls to any network in home LSA only. The plan also offers 1GB data per day and 100 SMS per day for 28 days with Cricket PRBT, free PRBT and cricket SMS alerts at no extra cost with STV 201. The development was first noted by Only Tech.

Separately, BSNL has extended free SIM offers till January 31, 2021. As per the BSNL Tamil Nadu circular, the offer will now be available to customers who join BSNL by buying a new connection or porting their existing SIM to BSNL. The company's Tamil Nadu circle website has been updated with a circular informing the extension of the BSNL Family Free SIM offer. New subscribers can get a free SIM given that the First Recharge Coupon (FRC) is more than Rs 100.

BSNL also revised its 1999 prepaid plan to tweak the streaming benefits that come with it. The telco is now giving a subscription to Eros Now for 365 days and Lokdhun content for 60 days. The plan offers unlimited voice calling across all circles and gives 3GB of data per day. After the daily limit of 3GB is reached, the speed is reduced to 80 Kbps. The plan offers 1095GB of data for 365 days and comes with 100SMS. According to reports, BSNL's network signals have emerged in Mumbai circle ahead of the reported launch of BSNL's service in Delhi and Mumbai circles which would make it a pan India operator.

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