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BSNL terminates its 499 Bharat Fiber broadband plan


Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, the government-owned telecom operator has decided to discontinue its Rs 499 plan under which it was providing 100 GB of data per month at speeds of 10 Mbps. After the fair usage policy, the speed would get down to 80 Kbps. The company has however said that the existing subscribers will be able to continue with the plan.

In an official statement, BSNL said “It has been decided by the competent authority to withdraw PAN India Bharat Fibre Broadband plan ‘100GB [email protected] 499’ for new customers in all circles. Existing customers under this Broadband plan shall continue. However, efforts may be made to migrate these customers to some other regular Bharat Fiber Broadband plans which are in offer,”

The plan Rs 499 was launched recently in May 2021. BSNL also keeps on launching new Bharat Fiber Broadband plans. The company noted that there may be plans to migrate the existing users onto a regular Bharat fiber plan.

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Quarterly payment

The telco has announced that customers now would be able to avail the services on a quarterly basis. A new payment scheme is being rolled out by the company on a quarterly basis and which would also allow the customers to get extra 15 days of validity without charges.

BSNL Popular Broadband Plans

There are many broadband plans which BSNL is providing under its Bharat Fiber brand. The most popular one is the Rs 599 plan which offers 60 Mbps of speed. The fair usage policy is 3.3 TB, after which the speed will drop down to 2 Mbps. Then there is also the Rs 999 plan which offers 200 Mbps speed with the same fair usage policy.

No OTT platform tied up yet

In the highly competitive broadband segment, BSNL is amongst the few who are not providing any OTT benefits unlike its rivals like Jio And Airtel who are providing Netflix, Amazon, Disney + Hostar, and a host of other platforms for 1 year.

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