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BSNL is offering a free SIM card to new users, but there’s a catch

On: November 17, 2020

BSNL has been revising its prepaid plans to compete with the likes of Airtel, Vi and Jio. More recently, the state-run telecom operator announced new postpaid plans with data rollover and family add-on benefits in denominations of Rs 199, Rs 798, and Rs 999. Now, the company has announced that new subscribers will get the SIM card for free.

Also read: BSNL announces Rs 199, Rs 798 and Rs 999 postpaid plans with data rollover and family add-on benefits

The latest offer from the telco comes as a limited duration offer, valid for just 15 days. Additionally, BSNL requires new subscribers to fulfil one requirement in order to be eligible for the free SIM card. Let’s take a look at all details of the limited duration offer from the telco.

BSNL is offering free SIM card for a limited period

BSNL is offering free SIM cards to new users till November 28th

BSNL is offering free SIM cards to new users till November 28th

Notably, all telecom operators in India charge for new SIM cards but the actual price is never disclosed and is included in the first recharge. According to Telecom Talk, BSNL charges Rs 20 from every new user for the SIM card.. However, from November 14th to November 28th, the telco will provide the SIM card for free in all circles where it operates.

In order to be eligible for the free SIM card, the new users have to opt for a minimum first recharge of Rs 100. The state-run telco offers an array of first recharge (FRC) plans, which can be availed at the time of getting a new connection. The new customer can visit their nearest BSNL store to get their free SIM card and also get the FRC done at the same time.

In related news, BSNL is expected to roll out its services pan-India very soon. For those who are unaware, BSNL operates in 20 telecom circles currently with its sister-concern MTNL operating in Delhi and Mumbai. However, MTNL’s license is set to expire in early 2021, post which BSNL is expected to take over the Delhi and Mumbai circles as well.

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