BSNL on Friday announced a new special tariff voucher (STV) for its prepaid mobile customers that gives unlimited voice calling (local/ STD), national roaming (except in Delhi, Mumbai), personalised ring back tone (PRBT), and a validity of 26 days. The Rs. 99 STV is available on a pan-India basis. Alongside, the state-owned telecom operator also launched the Rs. 319 STV that offers most of the same benefits with a 90-day validity.
The only visible difference (apart from validity) between the BSNL Rs. 99 STV and Rs. 319 STV prepaid recharges is the availability of a PRBT offering.
Shri R.K. Mittal, Director (CM) BSNL Board in a statement added that BSNL is committed to provide affordable and efficient services to its customers. These special tariff vouchers are only for voice calls and gives unlimited calling to those customers who are not using data services, he added.
Earlier this week, BSNL unveiled a new 'Maximum' prepaid pack for its users in India. Under this offer, BSNL prepaid customers will get unlimited data access for 365 days and unlimited voice calls (Local and STD) for 181 days at Rs. 999. The new BSNL prepaid plan is available in all circles except North-East India, Jammu and Kashmir, and Assam.
However, there are a few changes after the initial 181 days of recharge. When it comes to the data benefits, BSNL is offering unlimited free data with a 1GB limit per day. Following this, users will get Internet data at 40kbps speeds. In terms of voice calling, all local, STD and roaming calls are free excluding the Delhi and Mumbai circles. Meanwhile, voice calls in Mumbai and Delhi will be priced at 60 paise per minute, under this offer. The tariff, however, changes after 181 days, after which all on-net and off-net calls (home and roaming) will be charged at 60 paise per min.
In the first 181 days, BSNL prepaid subscribers will be able to avail 100 free SMS messages per day. However, after this, users will be charged 25 paise per local SMS and 35 paise per national SMS.