Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), one of India’s largest fiber internet service providers, is set to make a significant change to its broadband services.
The telecom company has decided to discontinue its entry-level plan, priced at Rs 329, in multiple states across the country.
This move comes as a surprise, considering the plan’s objective of bridging the digital divide by providing affordable internet access to users nationwide.
The discontinuation of the plan is scheduled to take effect by the end of this month, specifically on July 30, 2023.
Removal Decision Raises Questions
The exact reason behind BSNL’s decision to remove the plan remains unknown.
However, it is worth noting that BSNL has a history of announcing plan removals without necessarily following through.
This tactic could be a marketing strategy aimed at encouraging users to quickly subscribe to the plan before it is phased out.
It is important to mention that the plan will not be discontinued in all telecom circles, but rather in specific regions such as Bihar and Jharkhand, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, and more.
Benefits of BSNL’s Rs 329 Broadband Plan
The Rs 329 broadband plan offered by BSNL provides users with several benefits.
The plan includes a speed of 20 Mbps and a generous data allowance of 1000GB.
Once the user surpasses the fair usage policy (FUP) limit of 1000GB, the speed is reduced to 4 Mbps.
Additionally, subscribers to this plan receive a complimentary landline connection with unlimited calling.
However, it’s important to note that customers need to separately purchase the instrument required for the landline connection.
Typically, this plan is not available for customers residing in urban areas; instead, it targets low-income customers in rural areas or small towns, aiming to extend internet connectivity to underserved communities.