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BSNL revises its Rs 395 prepaid pack, re-introduces limits on voice calls

On: November 3, 2020

BSNL has revised its STV 395 prepaid plain and has re-introduced the voice calling limit. Notably, the state-run telco used to have a limit on voice calling benefits for its prepaid plans a couple of years ago. This move from the telco comes at a time when competing telcos like Airtel and Vi are offering unlimited voice calls to their prepaid customers without any FUP limit.

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Jio is also offering unlimited free on-net voice calls (Jio to Jio) but has a restriction in place on voice calls to other networks. BSNL has revised its prepaid STV 395 in all the circles where it operates. Lets’s take a look at the revised details of the STV 395 prepaid plan.

BSNL STV 395 prepaid plan now offers limited voice calls

BSNL re-introduces voice calling limits on its STV 395 prepaid plan

BSNL re-introduces voice calling limits on its STV 395 prepaid plan

After the revision, the plan now offers a total of 3,000 minutes of BSNL to BSNL calls and 1,800 minutes to other networks with no daily cap for the 71-day validity period. Once the free minutes are over, BSNL will charge all voice calls at 20 paise per minute. Notably, the telco was previously offering free 250 minutes of calls per day across all networks for the duration of the validity, which means it offered a total of 17,750 minutes of free calling to customers.

All other benefits of the revised Rs 395 BSNL prepaid plan remain the same as earlier including the validity and 2GB data per day. The data speed is reduced to 80Kbps after the FUP limit has been exhausted. As mentioned before, the revised plan has already gone live in all circles where BSNL operates, except in Mumbai and Delhi where MTNL operates instead of BSNL.

Interestingly, the revised calling benefits of the Rs 395 plan is the same as it was prior to April 2019. Last year, the telco removed the calling limits and changed it to 250 minutes per day for 71 days.

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