All You Need To Know About BSNL Broadband Plans & Tariffs
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, otherwise popular as BSNL is the leading broadband service in India. Incorporated on 15th September 2000, BSNL has made remarkable progress in providing one of the best telecom services in the country. The services offered have been widely accepted by consumers across various regions of the country, be it a rural region or a metropolitan city.
Out of the various services, BSNL broadband is the most popular. The basic, yet widely appreciated feature is that they offer up to 2 MBPS of minimum download speed for all the connections.
Broadband is an internet connection that permits the transfer of a huge amount of data at a reasonably high speed.
BSNL uses the technology called ADSL( ie Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line ) for broadband transmission. The advantage being the user can access both telephones as well as internet services at the same time. Hence ADSL permits an always-on Internet connection which is a much-needed requirement these days, as most people are conducting business from home. It also provides a high download speed as compared to other ISDN or DIAS connections. The wide range of broadband plans available increase the efficiency as users can select various plans according to their required usage.
Introduction to BSNL Broadband Plans
BSNL has effectively come up with several categories of broadband plans which offers a wide range of options. And how would you choose a plan from this wide list? There are plans suitable for every home and business user. The tariff has to be selected according to the user's purpose and requirement.
For example, if you require a plan for domestic internet purposes or small office purposes, you can easily select one from those available on the Home user's list. If you deal with large files or require lots of downloads, you can easily choose higher capacity plans. If not, you also have basic plans that are very economic -friendly. On the other hand, if you own a commercial business, there are several carefully evaluated business plans to choose from.
Category-wise description of BSNL Broadband plans
BSNL categorises its broadband plans into three:-
- Landline broadband
- Bharat Fiber Broadband FTTH
- Wi-Max Broadband
Each category caters to the requirement of target audiences. BSNL has got all the consumers covered with exclusive packs for each user, including BSNL wireless broadband plans. For a wider perspective, you can take a look into each category to select a suitable plan.
Category 1 - Landline Broadband
BSNL Landline broadband plans have postpaid as well as prepaid plans. This facilitates easy selection by the end-user taking into consideration his/her personal preference.
BSNL Landline Broadband - Postpaid plans
Here again, the BSNL user gets to choose according to his/her purpose. There are unlimited BSNL Internet plans available that are extremely user friendly. As a free trial offer, users are also given a pack of 5GB DATA at 10 Mbps per day. Upon exceeding the daily limit, the speed would drop to 1 Mbps. Below mentioned are the existing plans.
Unlimited Usage Plans
- Promotional Unlimited Broadband Plan
- Broadband Plans with bundled facility
- Broadband unlimited Plans
BSNL offers extraordinary service measures to the weaker sections of society. With the below-mentioned plans, users can avail themselves offers and use the BSNL broadband connection to their maximum benefit.
Special BB Plan for Educational Institutes in Rural areas
This is a service-minded concessional tariff for bulk usage in Government schools in rural areas where the USOF subsidies (Universal Service Obligation Fund )are available.
The Broadband Plan-1500 now with 512 Kbps Bandwidth Speed. Initially, the plan was launched with 256 Kbps Bandwidth Speed.
Rural USOF BB Plans (Limited /Unlimited) for Rural Home & All Rural
Temporary Broadband Connection
BSNL Broadband offers temporary internet services to users as well. The minimum charges pertain to 15 day period. The usage details have been mentioned for further reference as below:-
|Particulars||Tariff in Rs.|
|Bandwidth||Above 256 Kbps|
|Security deposit for modem||1000|
|Plan charges||Double of the normal fixed monthly charges|
|Additional usage charges||As per plan applicable|
Another highlight of BSNL Landline Broadband services is that they provide VPNoBB services for e-Governance projects and also for EB customers with a Bandwidth of 256 kbps up to 24Mbps.
The Toll-free number for further details on this service is 1800 425 7007
BSNL Landline Broadband - Prepaid plans
The prerequisite to avail a prepaid plan is that a user should have a BSNL Landline connection. For the BSNL landline broadband prepaid plans, customers are provided with a user name and password for their account.
They can choose any one of the two account types:-
1. Limited Download
There would be 10 different vouchers of varying denominations which offer a limited download speed of up to 8 Mbps within the said validity period.
- Recharge vouchers include-
- Validity Voucher -To extend the validity period
- Top-up Voucher- To recharge usage within the validity period
2. Unlimited Download
BSNL offers 3 types of vouchers with different denominations giving access to unlimited download up to a speed of 1 Mbps within the validity period.
- All BSNL broadband users are offered the following initially
- 400 MB free download
- Validity- 30 days
- Activation charges Rs 100/-
Upon expiry of the validity or limit of download, Re-charge Vouchers are made available in various denominations.
Tariff for BSNL prepaid Broadband Services
Below given is information regarding the tariff for prepaid BSNL broadband services:-
A. The Initial Charges applicable at the time of application:
|Particulars||Amount in Rs.|
|Installation Charge.||Rs. 250/- *|
|Modem Charges for outright purchase - ADSL Basic||Rs. 1400/- **|
|Modem Charges for outright purchase - ADSL WiFi||Rs. 1500/- **|
* Service Tax extra, **Inclusive of Sales Tax/VAT.
B. Charges applicable while creating a Prepaid Broadband account :
|Particulars||Amount in Rs.|
|Activation (Prepaid BB Account Creation) Charges||Rs. 100/- (to be deposited at the time of application through demand note)|
|Activation (Initial) Benefits||400 MB Usages|
|30 Days Validity|
Details on Volume Based BSNL Broadband Recharge Vouchers
|Voucher Type||MRP of the Voucher in RS. (inclusive of Service Tax)||Speed||Data Usage in GB||Validity in days||GP-1*||GP-2**|
|BBV RL 200||200||Up to 2 Mbps||700 MB||30||15||30|
|BBV RL 250||250||Up to 2 Mbps||1.5||15||15||30|
|BBV RL 350||350||Up to 2 Mbps||2.5||15||15||30|
|BBV RL 450||450||Upto 2 Mbps||3||30||15||30|
|BBV RL 600||600||Up to 2 Mbps||5||30||15||30|
|BBV RULG 625||625||256 Kbps||Unlimited||20||15||30|
|BBV RL 800||800||Up to 4 Mbps||8||15||15||30|
|BBV RULG 990||990||512 Kbps||Unlimited||20||15||30|
|BBV RL 1500||1500||Up to 8 Mbps||25||15||15||30|
|BBV RULG 1600||1600||Up to 1 Mbps||Unlimited||20||15||30|
|BBV RL 1750||1750||Up to 2 Mbps||16||90||15||30|
|BBV RL 1800||1800||Up to 2 Mbps||7||180||15||30|
|BBV RL 3000||3000||Up to 2 Mbps||13||360||15||30|
There are terms and conditions applicable to each plan. For limited plans, the balance usage will be carried forward only if the recharge is within 15 days of a grace period. If not, balance usage will not be able to be carried forward. However, the user can recharge the account for up to 30 additional days.
For unlimited usage users, top-up and validity vouchers are not applicable
|Voucher Type||MRP of the Voucher in Rs. (inclusive of Service Tax)||Data Usage in GB|
|BBV Topup 200||200||2|
|BBV Topup 375||375||5|
Top-up vouchers of the following denominations shall be available for additional data usage without any change in validity:
|Voucher Type||MRP of the Voucher in RS. (inclusive of Service Tax)||Validity in days|
|BBV Validity 100||100||15|
The BSNL customer can either recharge his/her account via the BSNL portal using online services or can also approach BSNL customer care centres, other retails centres etc.
Category 2 - Bharat Fiber Broadband FTTH
A revolution was introduced by BSNL when they decided to launch the BSNL Fiber Plans. A countrywide initiative that uses fibre net technology and brings the internet to your doorstep. This was started with the aim of a digital revolution in every panchayat of the country.
Major highlights include:-
- High-speed data
- Smooth BSNL WiFi connectivity
- Provides fix access platforms for broadband speed 256 Kbps to 100 Mbps
BSNL would install HONT as well as battery backups to ensure smooth connectivity and the customer will be able to select his/her plan for voice, IPTV,Broadband etc. The bookings can be done via the BSNL online portal.
Various BSNL Fiber plans include:-
- 500GB CUL -Rs. 777 Plan
- Super Star 300- Rs. 779 Plan
- 600GB CUL-Rs. 849 Plan
- Super Star 500 -Rs. 949 Plan
- 750GB CUL- Rs. 1,277 Plan
The popular BSNL Fibre Silver Bharat broadband plan is Rs.1999 per month with 300 Mbps download as well as upload speed for both home and business requirements. It is a postpaid combo service available on a PAN India basis from 01/03/2021.
Category 3 - Wi-Max Broadband
BSNL Wi-max broadband enables internet connectivity anytime, anywhere on any device or network. Users enjoy a speed of 256 Kbps to 2 Mbps easily. There are both Prepaid tariff as well as Postpaid tariffs available to suit the requirements of the customer.
- High-speed internet access
- Increased data speed for online gaming, video streaming, video conference etc.
|Plan Name||Price (inclusive of service tax)||Data Volume and validity|
|BSNL WiFi 9||Rs. 9||1 GB, 1-day validity|
|BSNL WiFi 19||Rs. 19||3 GB, 3 days validity|
|BSNL WiFi 39||Rs. 39||7 GB, 7 days validity|
|BSNL WiFi 59||Rs. 59||15 GB, 15 days validity|
|BSNL WiFi 69||Rs. 69||30 GB, 30 days validity|
Upon availing BSNL Internet plans, if you find any of the them updated, please do not hesitate to inform us. Contact us without further delay regarding any queries relating to BSNL broadband plans. We are always available at your service and open to feedback.