Comparison of BSNL Prepaid Plans – Tariff Plans

Here we will compare the tariff plans of BSNL prepaid plans, viz. Saral Anant, Per Second Plan, Per Minute Plan, 2G Special, 3G Special, Pyari Jodi and Student Special plans.

1. Initial Charges on taking the connection
A. SIM & Activation: Normal SIM USIM
a). SIM Price in Rs. 18.13 53.49
b). Service Tax @ 10.30% in Rs. 1.87 5.51
c). MRP of Starter Pack in Rs (inclusive of service tax @10.30%) 20 59
d). Usage Value with SIM in Rs. 0
e). Validity in days 7
f). Bonus Period 15 days
B. First Recharge Coupon (FRC): Saral Anant Per Second Plan Per Minute Plan 2G Special 3G Special Pyari Jodi $ Student Special
a). FRC Price in Rs. 13.60 38.08 43.52 100.63 108.79 29.92 36.26
b) . Service Tax in Rs. 1.40 3.92 4.48 10.37 11.21 3.08 3.74
c). MRP of FRC in Rs. 15 42 48 111 120 33 40
d). Free Usage Allowed with FRC ^ 
Free Voice Call Saral Anant Per Second Plan Per Minute Plan 2G Special 3G Special Pyari Jodi $ Student Special
i) On-net in Rs. 20 30 30 100 100 20 30
ii) Off-net in Rs. 10 20 20 50 50 10 10
Free Video Call
Local/STD On-net in Min Nil Nil Nil Nil 100 Nil Nil
Free Data Usage in MB 20 50 50 150 150 50 50
Free P2P SMS in Nos
Local 25 250 250 350 350 100 300
National 25 250 250 350 350 100 300
e) Initial Plan Validity in days Lifetime* 180 days 7 days 30 days
f) Tariff Validity Lifetime* As per Plan
g) Bonus Period
-Bonus Period-I 15 15 days
-Bonus Period -II NA 165 days
2. Plan Details: Saral Anant Per Second Plan Per Minute Plan 2G Special 3G Special Pyari Jodi $ Student Special
Applicability 2G&3G 2G&3G 2G&3G 2G 3G 2G&3G 2G&3G
(A) Voice Call Charges Rs./Min Rs./Sec Rs./Min Rs./Min Rs./Min Rs./Sec Rs./Min
Pulse rate (Seconds) 60 1 60 60 60 1 60
Local On-net 0.90 0.01 0.49 0.50 0.50 0.010 0.40
Local Off-net 0.90 0.012 0.59 0.60 0.70 0.010 0.60
Reduced call charges on 2 BSNL numbers (Rs./Min) 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30 5 F&F#
STD On-net 1.20 0.012 0.59 0.50 0.50 0.010 0.40
STD Off-net 1.50 0.012 0.59 0.60 0.70 0.010 0.60
Reduced call charges on 1 BSNL number (Rs./Min) 0.50 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.30
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(B) Video Call Charges Rs./Min Rs./Sec Rs./Min Rs./Min Rs./Min Rs./Min Rs./Min
Pulse rate (Seconds) 60 1 60 60 60 60 60
Local On-net 1.00 0.02 1.00 1.00 0.70 1.00 1.00
Local Off-net 1.50 0.03 1.50 1.50 1.00 1.50 1.50
STD On-net 1.00 0.02 1.00 1.00 0.70 1.00 1.00
STD Off-net 1.50 0.03 1.50 1.50 1.00 1.50 1.50
Incoming Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
(C) SMS
Local 0.80 0.60 0.60 0.60 0.60 0.60 0.05
National 1.00 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.50
International 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 3.00
Delivery Report NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Missed Call Alert Free Free Free Free Free Free Free
(D)National Roaming
(I) Voice Call Rs./Min Rs./Sec Rs./Min Rs./Min Rs./Min Rs./Sec Rs./Min
Pulse rate (Seconds) 60 1 60 60 60 1 60
Local On-Net 1.00 0.012 0.59 0.60 0.50 0.01 0.60
Local Off-net 1.00 0.012 0.59 0.60 0.50 0.012 0.60
STD On-Net 1.50 0.012 0.59 0.80 0.70 0.01 0.80
STD Off-net 1.50 0.012 0.59 0.80 0.70 0.012 0.80
Incoming Call 1.00 0.012 0.59 0.60 0.50 0.01 0.60
(II) SMS
Local SMS 1.00 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.50
National SMS 1.00 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.50
International SMS 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 3.00
Incoming SMS Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Non- P2P SMS (From Home LSA/While Roaming) 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00
Premium Non- P2P SMS As determined by Content Provider
(III) Video Call Rs./Min Rs./Sec Rs./Min Rs./Min Rs./Min Rs./Min Rs./Min
Pulse rate (Seconds) 60 1 60 60 60 60 60
Local On-net 1.00 0.02 1.00 1.00 0.70 1.00 1.00
Local Off-net 1.50 0.03 1.50 1.50 1.00 1.50 1.50
STD On-net 1.00 0.02 1.00 1.00 0.70 1.00 1.00
STD Off-net 1.50 0.03 1.50 1.50 1.00 1.50 1.50
Incoming Call 1.00 0.02 1.00 1.00 0.70 1.00 1.00
(E) GPRS Service
All Prepaid Plans
Activation charges 0.00
Monthly subscription 0.00
Volume based usage charges per 10 KB in Rs.(Home Location) 0.04
   Usage charges per 10 KB in Rs.(while Roaming) 0.04
(F) MMS Service
Saral Anant All Prepaid Plans Except Saral Anant
Local/National  P2P (Rate per MMS in Rs.) (Home LSA/while Roaming) 5.00 3.00
International  (Rate per MMS in Rs.) (Home LSA/while Roaming) 8.00 8.00
M2P (Downloader to pay) (Home LSA/while Roaming) As determined by the content provider
(G) Miscellaneous
All Prepaid Plans 
Voice mail facility Recording Free
Retrieval O/G Charges
CLIP Free
Call waiting / Call hold Free
Call forwarding (Only within same LSA) in Rs. Normal call charges
SIM replacement in Rs. 20
Replacement of defective SIM (BSNL fault) 0.00
(H) CUG Tariff under 2G/3G Prepaid Mobile Service:
Group Size Local CUG Zonal/National CUG
03-25 80 180
26-249 60 160
250-599 60 140
600-999 60 120
>999 60 100

Note: Calls within the CUG free. [source]

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