Reliance disrupted the Indian broadband sector with the launch of its JioFiber FTTH service last year. More recently, the telco launched ‘truly unlimited’ JioFiber plans, starting from as little as Rs 399 per month. With attractive tariffs, several benefits and high-speed data, the new service posed serious threats to the likes of Airtel and BSNL in the country. The latter now offers five BSNL Bharat Fiber broadband plans to take on the competition.
The latest plans from BSNL come in denominations of Rs 449, Rs 599, Rs 799, Rs 999 and Rs 1,499. These will compete directly with Jio’s ‘truly unlimited’ plans priced at Rs 399, Rs 699, Rs 999, Rs 1,499. BSNL has announced that the new plans will be valid for 90 days from October 1st and only in cities “where challenges from the competitors exist.” These plans were available starting October 1st till January 4th, 2021. Now, on popular demand, BSNL has extended the availability of these plans for another 90 days from January 4th, 2021.
Full list of new BSNL Bharat Fiber broadband plans
- BSNL Fiber Basic Broadband Plan: Rs 449
- BSNL Fiber Basic Plus Broadband Plan: Rs 599
- BSNL Fiber Value Broadband Plan: Rs 799
- BSNL Fiber Premium Broadband Plan: Rs 999
- BSNL Fiber Ultra Broadband Plan: Rs 1,499
What is BSNL Bharat Fiber?
As the name suggests, the Bharat Fiber is BSNL’s fiber broadband service. The telco originally launched the FTTH broadband services back in 2019 and has since expanded all over the country. Through Bharat Fiber, BSNL provides high-speed internet service to its users at home using optic fiber.
How to book BSNL Bharat Fiber?
In order to book a new Bharat Fiber connection, you will have to visit the official website of BSNL. On the home page, click on the ‘Landline & Data” tab on top and from the drop-down menu, select “New Fiber Connection” under Bharat Fiber Broadband (FTTH) option.
On the next page, you will need to tap on the circular icon in the middle of the page. On the next page, you need to provide their details like name, mobile number, email ID, and address. Once submitted, BSNL will register your request and the sales team will contact you soon.
BSNL Bharat Fiber installation charges
BSNL hiked its installation charges for Bharat Fiber services earlier this month. New users opting for the service will have to pay Rs 500 as installation charges, compared to Rs 250 previously. Existing BSNL users, who already have a landline from the telco will need to pay Rs 250 as installation fees.
BSNL Bharat Fiber internet speed
BSNL Bharat Fiber internet speeds starts from as little as 30Mbps for the basic plan and goes up to 300Mbps for the Ultra plan. These speeds are consistent with similar plans being offered by Reliance JioFiber in India.
BSNL Bharat Fiber benefits
Unlike Reliance’s JioFiber, BSNL is not offering many benefits with the new Bharat Fiber plans. All four plans are being offered only on monthly tariffs and for a limited duration as of now. The Value, Premium and Ultra plans offer voice calling facilities t their users. Additionally, the last two plans also offer Disney+ Hotstar subscription to users.
BSNL Bharat Fiber plans
The new BSNL Bharat Fiber broadband plans provide unlimited data with FUP and other such benefits. Let’s take a look at individual plans and their benefits.
BSNL Fiber Basic Broadband Plan: Rs 449
The BSNL Fiber Basic broadband plan comes with the denomination of Rs 449. This is the most basic plan and will be made available in all circles except Andaman and Nicobar circle. Users of this plan will get 30Mbps data speeds up to 3.3TB. Once the FUP limit is exhausted, the speed will be capped at 2Mbps. Additionally, BSNL is providing unlimited voice calling facilities to any network with this plan.
BSNL Fiber Basic Plus Broadband Plan: Rs 599
The BSNL Fiber Basic Plus broadband plan comes in a denomination of Rs 599. It offers up to 60Mbps data speeds till 3.3TB, which is then reduced to 2Mbps once the FUP data is exhausted. This plan offers unlimited data download and unlimited calls to any network in India.
BSNL Fiber Value Broadband Plan: Rs 799
Next in the list is the BSNL Fiber Value broadband plan worth Rs 799. This plan offers data speeds of 100Mbps up to 3.3TB, just like the basic plan and post-FUP speeds of 2Mbps. This plan also offers unlimited voice calling through landlines to any network within the country.
BSNL Fiber Premium Broadband Plan: Rs 999
As the name suggests, this is one of the premium plans launched by the telco for Rs 999. It takes on the similarly priced JioFiber plan and offers faster 200Mbps data speeds as compared to 150Mbps provided by Jio. The FUP limit is the same as the other two plans, which is 3.3TB. This plan also has the unlimited landline voice calling benefit. Additionally, the BSNL Fiber Premium broadband plan offers a free Disney+ Hotstar subscription to its users, which will be cancelled if they opt-out of this plan.
BSNL Fiber Ultra Broadband Plan: Rs 1,499
The BSNL Fiber Ultra broadband plan is the top-of-the-line package offering data speeds of 300Mbps up to 4TB. The data speed post FUP limit remains the same, which is 2Mbps. Other benefits remain the same as the Premium plan including unlimited voice calling and a Disney+ Hotstar subscription.