BSNL ( Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited ) offers cheap and best postpaid plans under its Mobile segment. Postpaid mobile plans start at just Rs. 99. Most used plans by its customers are Plan-99, Plan-225, Plan-325, Plan-525, Plan-725, Plan-799, Plan-1125 and Plan 1525. Free data usage for these plans are 250MB, 1000MB, 2000MB, 3000MB, 5000MB, 10000MB, 20 GB and 30GB respectively. Customer need to go for Add-on packs to avail extra data at cheap rates. Data packs start at as low as Rs. 50 per month with 550MB of one time data.
Data packs without FUP ( Fair Usage Policy ) limit, are some what not cheap it seems. Pack 225 offers 4.2GB of full speed data. Where as Pack 240 offers unlimited data with fup at 3.5GB. 80 Kbps reduced speed data is offered after crossing the FUP limit. Packs 666, 901 and 1711 offer at least 128 kbps speed data after FUP limit.
|Fixed Monthly Charge in
Total bundled free Data Usage in GB
|Additional Tariff Details|
|240||Unlimited||Speed 80Kbps after 3.5GB|
|340||Unlimited||Speed 80Kbps after 5.5GB|
|666||Unlimited||Speed 128kbps after 11GB|
|901||Unlimited||Speed 128kbps after 20GB|
|1711||Unlimited||Speed 128kbps after 30GB|
Postpaid plans are not as good as prepaid mobile plans. The new BSNL plan in town PLAN 429 offers true unlimited calls to any network and a daily 1GB of data for 90 consecutive days. There are other good prepaid mobile plans from BSNL, Plan 333, Plan 339, Plan 349, Plan 395, Plan 444 (CHAUKKA) and Plan 666 (SIXER). All these plans offer trade-offs between daily cap of data and unlimited calls. Even call rate cutters STV 19 & STV 8 offer on net calls at just 15 paisa per minute. So it is up to the customer to choose prepaid vs postpaid depending on his need, comfort and financial status.