BSNL discontinues seven prepaid plans

State-owned telecom operator BSNL has announced that it has withdrawn some of its prepaid plans which include the data Special Tariff Vouchers (STV) and combo STV.

The plans withdrawn also incorporate the recently revised prepaid data plan of Rs 821. The telecom operator confirmed that it has withdrawn seven prepaid plans across different telecom circles. The list of plans which the company has discontinued include STV plans of Rs 398, Rs 629, Rs 2,399, Rs 821 and Rs 1,949, whereas prepaid combo STVs are Rs 3,099 and Rs 1,402.
The service provider confirmed that BSNL users will not be able to recharge their connection using any of the above mentioned plans starting today. BSNL customers will not be very happy with this move as the list include some of the popular plans such as Rs 821.

Earlier this week, BSNL has launched its ‘KOOL’ offer for prepaid customers. The USP of the plan is that it comes with a validity of 365 days at a price of Rs 999. Under the plan, the BSNL users will get unlimited internet access and the unlimited calling benefit for the period of 181 days.
This new plan is available in all circles except North-East, Jammu and Kashmir, and Assam.

In an official statement the company said, “The offer on voice calls is divided in two parts of 0-181 days and from 182-365 days. For the first half, both local and STD calls are free except Delhi and Mumbai. In these two regions, calls are charged at Rs 60 paisa per minute. Also, users get free 100 SMS per day during the first 181 days. In the second half, all voice calls after which local and national calls will be charged at 60 paisa per min. In this period, users get charged 25 paisa per local SMS and 35 paisa per national SMS.”

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