BSNL call rates (PrepaidPlans)

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 AnantPer SecondPer Minute    Pyari JodiGeneral PlanFree RoamingStudent SpecialJai Jawan
Plan Voucher/ FRC (MRP in Rs) 36 42 37 80 39 199 40 99
Validity Lifetime 180days180days90days 180days 180 30 days 30days
Free Voice Calls (ON Net / Off Net) 20/10 min 1800/1800 sec 50/20min 7000 sec any network 30/20 min 6000sec onnet
6000sec offnet
 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
Local (Intra-circle)
On Net (BSNL to BSNL)90p/min1p/sec50p/minute1p/sec50p/min 1.2 p/sec 40p/min 1p/sec
Off Net (BSNL to Others)90p/minute1.2p/sec60p/minute1p/sec50p/min 1.5p/sec 40p/min 1p/sec
STD (Inter-circle)
On Net (BSNL to BSNL)Rs1.2/minute1p/sec50p/minute1p/sec60p/min 1.2p/sec 60p/min 1.2p/sec
Off Net (BSNL to Others)Rs1.5/minute1.2 p/sec60p/minute1p/sec60p/min 1.5p/sec 60p/min 1.2p/sec
IncomingRs1/minute1p/sec60p/minute1p/sec Re1/min 0 60p/min 1p/sec
On Net (BSNL to BSNL)Rs1/minute1p/sec60p/minute1p/sec Re1/min 1.2 p/sec 60p/min 1p/sec
Off Net (BSNL to Others)Rs1.5/minute1.2p/sec80p/minute1p/sec Re1.5/min 1.5p/sec 80p/min 1.2p/sec
CUG upto 2 numbers30p/minute30p/minute30p/minute 30p/minute30p/minute30p/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.


  1. rupesh says

    Hey Hi,
    m using krishi postpaid sim
    m migrated to banglore from pune for year.. so m planning to continue on roaming,
    so unaware of roaming charges.. it ll be great if u know me the things
    n just know me that free call min n sms r apllied in roaming too?


    BSNL website in not intuitive i.e; it is difficult to understand the plans. I just don’t know how to extend my validity for another year. Can somebody help?

    • says

      You may recharge with any stv to extend the validity also. The validity of stv will be your nee validity. Or recharge with any regular recharge voucher, but it will be very costlier.

  3. rajesh says

    pls give ur all plans … in tv advatesments…. we can not able to get bsnl mobile planes easly… and we need unlimeted gprs rates

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