Summary: "BSNL is not best for me" but offers some standard plans to its prepaid customers. I have listed some of the plans available in all circles.
BSNL call rates (Prepaid plans) (Also known as BSNL Excel) are more or less stable plans in terms of call rate stability. BSNL call rates are never been so cheap compared to private operators. but the govt owned this company offers some best offers during national holidays and a few festivals. Probably it has the most loyal customers who rarely (or can’t) move to other operators.
For me BSNL does neither offers best prepaid plans nor provide best service for voice call over BSNL prepaid. Many times, specially in the evening, I got route busy message. But It may be coincident or luck that whenever I felt emergency BSNL Prepaid worked for me.
By the way, let me share the latest bsnl prepaid plans available in all circles. However, this is for informational purpose please ask your retailer for exact recharge amount or better plan available in your circle.
New BSNL All local at 1p/2sec plan:
- MRP: Rs. 33 (Rs.35 for Tamilnadu)
- Voucher Type: STV
- Validity: 30 days
- Availability: All India
- Benefits: 1p/2sec Local For both On-net and Off-net (Rest all tariff will be pay per second plan)
To activate this plan on your mobile sms “VOICE33″ or “VOICE35″ or tariff as per your circle and send it to 53738.
BSNL Prepaid Plans:
|Saral Anant||Per Second||Per Minute||Pyari Jodi||General Plan||Free Roaming||Student Special||Jai Jawan|
|Plan Voucher/ FRC (MRP in Rs)||36||42||37||80||39||199||40||99|
|Free Voice Calls (ON Net / Off Net)||20/10 min||1800/1800 sec||50/20min||7000 sec any network||30/20 min|| 6000sec onnet
|30min any network||8000 sec any network|
|Free Video Calls||0||0||0||0||0||3000sec onnet||0||600 sec|
|Free Data usage||10MB||50MB||50MB||10MB||50MB||50MB||50MB||10MB|
|Free SMS (Local/STD)||25/25||50/50||50/50||25/25||50/50||50/50||100/100||25/25|
|On Net (BSNL to BSNL)||90p/min||1p/sec||50p/minute||1p/sec||50p/min||1.2 p/sec||40p/min||1p/sec|
|Off Net (BSNL to Others)||90p/minute||1.2p/sec||60p/minute||1p/sec||50p/min||1.5p/sec||40p/min||1p/sec|
|On Net (BSNL to BSNL)||Rs1.2/minute||1p/sec||50p/minute||1p/sec||60p/min||1.2p/sec||60p/min||1.2p/sec|
|Off Net (BSNL to Others)||Rs1.5/minute||1.2 p/sec||60p/minute||1p/sec||60p/min||1.5p/sec||60p/min||1.2p/sec|
|On Net (BSNL to BSNL)||Rs1/minute||1p/sec||60p/minute||1p/sec||Re1/min||1.2 p/sec||60p/min||1p/sec|
|Off Net (BSNL to Others)||Rs1.5/minute||1.2p/sec||80p/minute||1p/sec||Re1.5/min||1.5p/sec||80p/min||1.2p/sec|
|CUG upto 2 numbers||30p/minute||30p/minute||30p/minute||30p/minute||30p/minute||30p/minute||30p/minute||30p/minute|
Note: For Saral Anant users minimum Rs. 200 recharge is required. You may get extra talk-time. For more information dial 1503 from BSNL mobile or landline.
BSNL Krishi Plan:
- Free calls among Closed Users Group (CUG)
- Monthly rental: Rs. 99/=
- Free local Bsnl to Bsnl minutes: 300
- Free Local BSNL to others minutes: 200
- Sim cost: Free
- Call rates:
- BSNL to BSNL local: 30paise/minute
- BSNL to others local: 30paise/minute
- Free SMS: Local+STD on any network: 400
- Only condition: Available in rural area or subscriber should have permanent address proof of rural area.
- These plans are effective from 1 April 2012.
- All earlier 2G special and 2G special plans have been converted to New prepaid general plan.
- Now all top-ups will provide Full talk-time but NO balance.
- To increase validity you will have to recharge a plan voucher.
- To change plans just recharge with any Plan Voucher
- All STVs which has more than 90 days validity is not available. (Like magic-555, 999, STV-280, 470, 610, 650, 2999, 4999, SMS pack 520, GPRS Pack 556, 3G data pack 3100, 5000)
- All plan vouchers have Bonus 1 period 15 days and Bonus 2 (except saral anant) 165 days.
- These plans have been change according to TRAI recommendation.
If you have any information or comments regarding these BSNL prepaid plans please leave your comment below.
However BSNL is not my favorite Telecom operator for making calls but is is best in data plans and broadband plans compared to most of private operators. Click here for BSNL Data Plans.