BSNL: benefits cut in Rs 499 pack

BSNL: In a shock move, Indian telecom provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has reduced the benefits of its existing Rs 499 plan. Prior to this, users enjoyed up to 90 days of validity; however, after this alteration users are now only eligible for a decreased period of validity. Further details are provided below.

Reduction In Validity

In BSNL’s Rs 499 prepaid recharge plan, users used to get validity of up to 90 days earlier. But now the validity of 10 days has been reduced in this plan. Now this plan is listed on the company’s website with a validity of only up to 80 days.

These benefits are available in the Rs 499 plan

Users now get a validity of up to 80 days in the BSNL plan. Talking about benefits, this plan of BSNL provides 2GB of data daily. After the daily data quota is exhausted, the internet speed reduces to 40 Kbps. Apart from data, the plan offers unlimited voice calling and 100 free SMS daily.

This is just a matter of telecom benefits available in the plan. Apart from this, the BSNL plan offers subscriptions to EROS NOW in the form of PRBT, ZING, and OTT.

BSNL 5G service launch

On Thursday, Union Telecom and Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav announced that Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will be launching its 5G service in the next 5-7 months. The Minister has stated that this upgrade from 4G to 5G will be enabled through 1.35 lakh telecom towers already present in the country.

The government has devised a plan to develop telecom technology, allocating an increase of Rs 4000 crore per year in funding. 5G technology promises to be significantly faster than the current 4G networks and boasts many other benefits beyond internet speed.

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