BSNL has shared significant news for its broadband customers out there. The state owned telecom operator was facing tough competition from the likes of JIO 4G which was offering as much as 4GB of data per day in its early days. Soon India’s largest telecom Airtel too joined the bandwagon and started offering huge amounts of data to the customers on a daily basis. To counter this competition, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) slashed the prices of its broadband plans and started offering unlimited free calling during night hours and Sundays. Well, the news we bring to you is that the company has pulled the plug on unlimited free calling with some plans.
Why BSNL Decided To Stop Offering Unlimited Calling
Ever since the 4G war started in the Indian telecom market, the telecom operators including BSNL have been in tough competition with each other. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited tried to lure in the data hungry customer by slashing the prices of its broadband plans by up to 50% along with free unlimited calls anywhere in India on mobile as well as landline absolutely free. The only catch was that the calls could be made only between 09:00 PM and 07:00 AM on Mondays-Saturdays and entire 24 Hours on Sundays. There was a recent change in the past days when the timings were revised by BSNL to 10:30 PM and 06:00 AM.
However, the state owned Telecom Company has decided to pull back on the unlimited free calling entirely instead of further revising the hours. The decision was taken taking into consideration the fact that the huge operating costs might take BSNL to serious consequences.
BSNL Still Offers A Host Of Affordable Broadband Plans
The tough competition from mobile operators like JIO 4G and Airtel has lead BSNL to slash the prices of its Broadband Plans or offer double the speed in a few of them. This has been a rather benefiting situation for the customers as they end up getting more data and speed for the same price they paid before.
BSNL’s unlimited data plans start from as low as 499 Rupees which comes with a maximum speed of 8MBps. The same plan was available for as low as 249 Rupees for new customers for the first six months.