BSNL Broadband Prepaid – Tariff, Plan Vouchers, Recharge, Top Up

BSNL has recently introduced Prepaid Broadband services (DSL). Details of Tariff, plan vouchers, recharge and top up details are given below.

Tariff for Prepaid Broadband Services

For taking a new prepaid broadband connection, you will have to pay the one time installation charge of Rs 250 and modem outright purchase charge in advance through Demand Note through the local commercial system at the time of application for Prepaid BB connection. In case the customer owns a modem, only Installation charges shall be collected in advance.

The Type-I modem costs Rs 1000 and Type-II modem is Rs 1600. Type I modem has Ethernet ports and Type II modem has wi-fi port as well. (service tax, sales tax and other levies extra). Please note that, unlike Cable Internet services, the customer desirous of taking Prepaid BB service of BSNL has necessarily to be Landline customer of BSNL.

The Prepaid Broadband account will be FREE of any other charges and the account will be created with complementary balance of 50MB in any plan and with validity of 15 days from the date of creation.

On request by the customer, an email id with 5 MB mail space shall be given in domain.


Prepaid Plan vouchers

To continue the Prepaid Broadband account after its creation, you have to recharge his account by any of the following plan vouchers of your choice. BSNL Prepaid broadband provides both unlimited and limited plans with upload and download functionality.

The customer can recharge his account online from the BSNL portal after purchasing the voucher either through BSNL CSC or other retail outlets.

While the account under Limited Plans will be governed by validity as well as usage amount, the account under Unlimited Plans will be governed by validity period only.

The renewal of unlimited plan will create new validity period on the date of renewal as per the value (MRP) of the Unlimited Plan Voucher, together with the related bandwidth speed opted by the customer from the Plans. For example, if a customer availing Pre-paid 256 Kbps account (unlimited) renews his/her account with BB R_UL 1200 voucher and opts for speed of upto 512 kbps at the time of renewal, charging as per the new opted bandwidth will start and new validity of 30 days will be applicable.

In case the customer opts for migrations from unlimited plan to limited plan or vice versa his/her validity/balance shall not be carried forward. The account will be treated as a fresh account. However, the customer will be able to retain his user account.

Unlimited download/upload Plan vouchers

The Grace period for renewal is 90 days after the validity . The customer account shall be permanently deleted from the system after the Grace Period.

Speed Validity in Days for different Recharge Vouchers
BB R_UL 300 Voucher (MRP Rs. 300) BB R_UL 550 (MRP Rs. 550) BB R_UL 900 (MRP Rs. 900) BB R_UL 1200 (MRP Rs. 1200)
256 Kbps 7-days 15-days 30-days N/A
Upto 512 Kbps N/A 7-days 15-days 30-days
Upto 1 Mbps N/A N/A 7-days 15-days
Upto 2 Mbps N/A N/A N/A 7-days

Limited download/upload plan vouchers( upto 2 Mbps )

The customer is offered various plans with speed upto 2 Mbps with limited download.

The balance usage value if any available will be carried forward, in case of recharge within the Grace Period of 15 days. Beyond 15 days, balance usage value if any available will not be carried forward, but the customer can recharge his account upto another 75 days. After expiry of the additional grace period of 75 days, the account of the customer shall be deleted from the system .

The details of Plan vouchers and rate at which the usage shall be charged is as follows.

Voucher Type MRP Usage Amount
Rate Per MB Validity (Days)
BB RL 50 50 30.33 0.60 7
BB RL 100 100 70.66 15
BB RL 250 250 201.65 30
BB RL 500 500 403.31 45
BB RL 750 750 679.96 0.40 60
BB RL 1200 1200 1087.94 75
BB RL 1600 1600 1450.59 90
BB RL 2000 2000 1813.24 120
BB RL 5000 5000 4533.09 0.30 210

Validity Vouchers for limited plans

Voucher Type MRP Validity in Days (for account)
BB Validity 100 100 30
BB Validity 150 150 45
BB Validity 250 250 60

Top Up Vouchers for limited plans

Top Up voucher of the following denominations shall be available for increasing the usage without any change in validity.

Top Up Vouchers for limited plans

Top Up voucher of the following denominations shall be available for increasing the usage without any change in validity. After increase of usage amount through Top Up voucher, the existing rate of usage as per plan selected by the customer shall continue.

Voucher Type MRP Usage Amount
BB Top Up 100 100 90.66
BB Top Up 200 200 181.32
BB Top Up 500 500 453.31
[source: BSNL]

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