BSNL Broadband Unlimited Plans Updated to Offer Up to 6 Times More High-Speed Data


After revising its Rs. 299 broadband plan to offer more speed and data, state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is now again revising a slew of its unlimited broadband plans to offer more data benefits. The company has also introduced daily FUP limits on these plans, which wasn’t the case earlier, but it has increased the data offering by up to six times. The revised BSNL unlimited broadband plans include Rs. 675, Rs. 845, Rs. 999, Rs. 1,199, Rs. 1,495, Rs. 1,745 and Rs. 2,295 plans, with the most premium plan offering up to 35GB of data per day.

The revised BSNL BBG Combo ULD 675 broadband plan offers 5GB data per day at 10Mbps speeds. Therefore, the plan now offers 150GB of data benefit per month, instead of the earlier prescribed 35GB data. Apart from the daily 5GB data, this plan also offers unlimited voice calling benefits (local +STD) on any network within India.

The BSNL BBG Combo ULD 845 broadband plan now offers 10GB of data per day at 10Mbps speeds, offering 300GB of data instead of 50GB that was offered earlier. Post FUP limit speed and unlimited voice calling facility is also offered with this plan. Similarly, there’s also the BSNL BBG Combo ULD 999 and Combo ULD 1199 broadband plans that now offer 15GB of data per day and 20GB of data per day respectively, at 10Mbps speeds.

The BBG Combo ULD 1495 broadband plan used to earlier offer 140GB data per month, but now it offers 25GB data per day (750GB data in total). And the most premium BSNL BBG Combo ULD 2295 broadband plan offers 35GB of data per day at 24Mbps speeds. Earlier, it used to offer a total of 200GB data at 24Mbps speeds.

Lastly, BSNL has also revised its BSNL BBG Combo 1745 VDSL broadband plan that now offers 30GB data per day at 16Mbps speeds. Earlier, this plan used to offer 140GB of data at 16Mbps speed, and 2Mbps after the FUP limit was crossed.

Tthe unlimited voice calling benefit and the 2Mbps speed downgrade after the FUP limit is crossed is valid across all plans. These BSNL broadband plans have been revised in all circles. All of the new plans can be viewed on the BSNL website.

As mentioned, the BSNL Rs. 299 broadband plan was recently also revised to offer 1.5GB of data per day at a download speed of up to 8Mbps. This brings a total data offering of 45GB for 30 days. Upon exceeding the limit, customers will get data access at up to 1Mbps speed. The broadband plan also gives unlimited local and STD voice calls within India on BSNL network only. For other networks in the country, the plan offers unlimited voice calls between 10:30pm to 6am and on Sundays. It also comes bundled with free voice calling benefits worth Rs. 300 on networks other than BSNL.



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Vodafone 279 Recharge With Unlimited Voice Calls, 4GB Data, 84 Days Validity Launched to Take on Jio


Vodafone has announced a 279 recharge in its lineup to take on Reliance Jio in the aggressive Indian telecom market. The telco is said to have introduced a new recharge pack worth Rs. 279 in its lineup in a move to combat rivals like Jio and Airtel. The new Vodafone 279 recharge was spotted to come with unlimited voice calling benefits for a long validity period. Additionally, there are some data benefits for subscribers as well. It is worth noting that the voice calling benefits offered by Vodafone reportedly also come with daily and weekly FUP limits.

The new Vodafone recharge worth Rs. 279 is a long-term plan as it comes with a validity period of 84 days, TelecomTalk reports. The plan is said to offer unlimited voice calls and SMS messages to Vodafone subscribers. Additionally, the Rs. 279 recharge pack reportedly also comes with 4GB of 3G/ 4G data. As mentioned, the validity period of the plan is reportedly 84 days and is available in only some circles such as Karnataka and Mumbai. It is worth noting that the unlimited voice calls are said to come with FUP limits of 250 minutes per day and 1,000 minutes per week.

Clearly, the new plan offered by Vodafone is aimed at subscribers who prefer voice calling over data benefits. To recall, Vodafone recently launched two new plans in its portfolio to offer voice calling benefits. The recharge packs worth Rs. 99 and Rs. 109 offer unlimited voice calling benefits and up to 1GB of data for a validity period of 28 days.

Interestingly, as noted by Telecom Talk, no other rival telco is offering an 84-day validity with any plan worth less than Rs. 300. For comparison, Reliance Jio’s 84-day validity plans start with the Rs. 348 recharge pack.



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Vodafone Rs. 279 Recharge Plan With Unlimited Voice Calls, 4GB Data, 84 Days Validity Launched to Take on Jio


Vodafone has reportedly announced a new prepaid pack in its lineup to take on Jio in the aggressive Indian telecom market. The telco is said to have introduced a new recharge pack worth Rs. 279 in its lineup in a move to combat rivals like Jio and Airtel. The new Vodafone was spotted to come with unlimited voice calling benefits for a long validity period. Additionally, there are some data benefits for subscribers as well. It is worth noting that the voice calling benefits offered by Vodafone reportedly also come with daily and weekly FUP limits.

The new Vodafone recharge worth Rs. 279 is a long-term plan as it comes with a validity period of 84 days, TelecomTalk reports. The plan is said to offer unlimited voice calls and SMS messages to Vodafone subscribers. Additionally, the Rs. 279 recharge pack reportedly also comes with 4GB of 3G/ 4G data. As mentioned, the validity period of the plan is reportedly 84 days and is available in only some circles such as Karnataka and Mumbai. It is worth noting that the unlimited voice calls are said to come with FUP limits of 250 minutes per day and 1,000 minutes per week.

Clearly, the new plan offered by Vodafone is aimed at subscribers who prefer voice calling over data benefits. To recall, Vodafone recently launched two new plans in its portfolio to offer voice calling benefits. The recharge packs worth Rs. 99 and Rs. 109 offer unlimited voice calling benefits and up to 1GB of data for a validity period of 28 days.

Interestingly, as noted by Telecom Talk, no other rival telco is offering an 84-day validity with any plan worth less than Rs. 300. For comparison, Reliance Jio’s 84-day validity plans start with the Rs. 348 recharge pack.



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BSNL Rs. 18 Recharge Debuts With Unlimited Data, Calling for 2 Days to Take on Jio


BSNL Rs. 18 Recharge Debuts With Unlimited Data, Calling for 2 Days to Take on Jio

The Rs. 18 BSNL pack rivals 19 Jio recharge that offers 0.15GB data and unlimited voice calls for a day

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Saturday launched a Rs. 18 special tariff voucher (STV) for pan-India subscribers to celebrate its 18th anniversary. The Rs. 18 BSNL recharge brings unlimited voice calls and unlimited video calls alongside unlimited data access for two days. The state-owned telco has also announced its premium recharge options with up to 18 percent additional talk time and bundled data. While the Rs. 1,801 BSNL recharge brings a talk time of Rs. 2,125 and 15GB data, the Rs. 1,201 recharge comes with a talk time of Rs. 1,417 and 10GB data. The latest development is aimed to counter Reliance Jio that has attracted a large number of telecom subscribers in the country through affordable recharge options.

In the bouquet of new offers, the Rs. 18 BSNL recharge brings unlimited voice calls and video calls as well as unlimited data. The recharge comes with a validity of two days. It competes against the Rs. 19 Jio recharge that includes 0.15GB data per day as well as unlimited voice calls and 20 SMS messages for a day.

Further, BSNL has launched its new high-value recharge options with a validity of 90 days. The Rs. 1,801 recharge in the new range comes with a talk time of Rs. 2,125 and 15GB data. Subscribers can also opt for the Rs. 1,201 recharge that brings a talk time of Rs. 1,417 and 10GB of data. Similarly, there is the Rs. 601 recharge with a talk time of Rs. 709 and 5GB of data.

The new recharge offers from BSNL are effective from October 1 to October 18 on a pan-India basis.

Earlier this week, BSNL launched the Rs. 299 postpaid plan with benefits such as 31GB data, unlimited voice calling benefits, and 100 SMS per day throughout the monthly billing cycle. That plan was designed to take on the Rs. 199 Jio plan and Rs. 299 postpaid plans by Airtel and Vodafone.



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BSNL Rakhi Recharge Gives Unlimited Voice Calls, Data for Rs. 399 to Rival Jio


Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), which has maintained an aggressive stance to retain market share since Reliance Jio started operations, has launched a new ‘Rakhi offer’ for prepaid users. The state-owned telecom operator is offering with this plan unlimited voice calls and data at Rs. 399 to take on rivals such as Jio, Vodafone, and Airtel. Even though this BSNL plan has been launched to celebrate the festival of Raksha Bandhan, it comes with a validity of 74 days. This STV399 offer can be availed starting August 26, but there is no clarity on how long the plan will be available.

As mentioned, with the new BSNL Rs. 399 recharge pack, subscribers can make unlimited voice calls and send unlimited SMS messages for the 74-day validity period. Furthermore, they will also get unlimited data benefits for the entire validity period. Additionally, it also comes with free Personalised Ring Back Tone (PRBT) with unlimited song change option. Notably, the new offer will be applicable during national roaming as well, including Delhi and Mumbai circles.

“Raksha Bandhan is a festival of unlimited love and affection between brothers and sisters and in line with the spirit of festival BSNL is launching this STV399 with all unlimited features which can be an ideal gift for anyone,” Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL said in a press statement.

In terms of offers close to the BSNL STV399, Jio has a few plans that offer 4G data for similar validity periods. It has a Rs. 349 plan that offers unlimited calls, SMS messages, 1.5GB of daily data, and complimentary Jio apps subscription for 70 days. Similarly, a Rs. 398 plan from Jio offers the same benefits but with 2GB of data per day for 70 days. Also, a Rs. 399 plan provides 1.5GB of data per day and a plan worth Rs. 448 offers 2GB daily data, alongside the other benefits, for a validity period of 84 days.

The state-run telco has been on a roll lately. It has been revising a number of its old plans, and introducing more new plans that suit old subscribers as well as attract new ones. To recall, the state-owned telco had recently launched two recharge packs worth Rs. 29 and Rs. 9 to celebrate Independence Day, on a pan-India basis. However, the plans will no longer be valid after Saturday.

Earlier in August, BSNL had launched a new Rs. 27 STV as well. This recharge plan offers 1GB of data for a validity period of 7 days, with unlimited voice calls and 300 SMS messages for the validity period. Users can avail unlimited voice calling benefits without any FUP limit. The plan is available pan-India for all subscribers as BSNL had instructed all circle authorities to execute the Rs. 27 plan. However, the voice calling benefits are not applicable in Mumbai and Delhi circles.



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Vodafone’s New Rs. 159 Recharge Offers Unlimited Calls, 28GB Data to Take on Jio, Airtel


Vodafone has now reportedly introduced a new plan to take on competition from the fast-growing Reliance Jio and Airtel. The new Vodafone Rs. 159 recharge that offers unlimited voice calling benefits and large amounts of data. The Rs. 159 plan looks to compete with Airtel and Jio’s existing Rs. 149 plans in India. The new Vodafone India plan is seen to offer 28GB of 3G or 4G data, and unlimited voice calling for a validity period of 28 days.

Vodafone has introduced this new Rs. 159 recharge across all 4G circles in India, and has made it available openly, reports Telecom Talk. The report states that this plan is not limited to select users, but is available in an open market model. However, we checked both the website and the app, and this plan doesn’t reflect in any of the circles across the country yet, including Mumbai, Delhi, Gujarat, Chennai, or the Andhra circles. The report states that Vodafone Rs. 159 recharge offers 28GB of data, unlimited voice calling, and 100 SMS messages per day for a validity of a month. The unlimited voice calling FUP is at 250 minutes per day, 1,000 minutes per week and 100 unique numbers for the entire validity period. The 28GB data benefit for 28 days amounts to 1GB per day. The report also states that Vodafone is offering different SMS benefits in different circles – in some it offers 100 SMS per day, in some it offers 100 SMS for the plan, and some it doesn’t provide any benefits at all.

To recall, the Reliance Jio Rs. 149 plan offers unlimited voice calls without any FUP, 100 SMS per day, 1GB of 4G data per day for validity of 28 days. It also offers all of Jio’s entertainment apps and services for free. Airtel’s Rs. 149 plan offers unlimited voice calls without any FUP, 100 SMS messages per day, and 1GB data per day for a validity of 28 days. This plan is live only for select users in all circles, and not in an open-market way like the Vodafone’s new plan.



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Airtel Expands Unlimited Broadband Data Plans to More Cities as Jio GigaFiber Registrations Open


Just days after Reliance Jio started taking registrations for the highly anticipated Jio GigaFiber broadband service, Bharti Airtel has started expanding its truly unlimited broadband data offerings in more cities. The latest move, which is certainly aimed at taking on Jio GigaFiber, comes days after Airtel was spotted offering unlimited broadband plans in Hyderabad – without any explicit FUP limits. With the expansion, the same treatment has now been given by the New Delhi-based telco to its broadband subscribers in circles such as Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Delhi-NCR, Indore, Jamnagar, Kolkata, and Mumbai, among others. Airtel is also offerings benefits such as Amazon Prime subscription and data rollover to take on the GigaFiber service that is touted to deliver up to 1Gbps download speeds.

Initially, Airtel was offering unlimited broadband data to its subscribers in Hyderabad. The service provider notably brought unlimited data for all the existing plans in the city, even with the lowest, Rs. 349 plan that offers 8Mbps of Internet speed along with unlimited local and STD calls. However, as the Jio GigaFiber service is about to hit certain circles in India, Airtel has expanded its unlimited broadband data offering and removed the existing FUP limits to other circles as well.

As specified on its official site, Airtel subscribers in Mumbai can now avail unlimited broadband data with the Rs. 699 and Rs. 1,999 plans. Similar is the case for subscribers in Ahmedabad, Infocity Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, and Surat where the operator is offering unlimited broadband data on the Rs. 499, Rs. 599, and Rs. 1,099 plans. For subscribers in Chandigarh, Delhi, Indore, Jaipur, and Kolkata, Airtel has introduced its unlimited broadband offering on the Rs. 1,999 plan. Besides, there is unlimited broadband data on the Rs. 499 and Rs. 1,999 plans in Agra, Ambala, and Karnal.

It is worth pointing out here that while Airtel says that it is offering unlimited broadband data with no speed drop, it does specify the limit. The operator is also importantly offering the unlimited data benefit for personal and non-commercial use, like what debuted in Hyderabad last month. “It is clarified and stated that this benefit is only meant for personal and non-commercial use, and is not intended for any commercial use, or special or enterprise plans. The Fair Usage Policy for the unlimited plans is capped at 3,333GB (3.3TB) post which customers can enjoy unlimited speeds at 1024 Kbps,” the company revealed in its terms and conditions.

Having said that, the monthly limit of 3.3TB is quite sufficient for home usage and far better than what Airtel subscribers were getting previously. But essentially, the operator is still putting in place a FUP limit. However, it has started marketing the select plans with unlimited broadband data to start retaining its existing subscribers and attract new subscribers ahead of the public debut of Jio GigaFiber.

Alongside the unlimited broadband data offerings, Airtel is giving benefits such as Amazon Prime subscription and unlimited local and STD voice calls to persuade subscribers. There is also Airtel V-Fiber service that is touted to up to 300Mbps speed. The expansion of the unlimited data offering was first spotted by TelecomTalk.

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Vodafone Rs. 99 Recharge Offers Unlimited Calls to Compete with Jio, Airtel


Jio started its telecom operations with the promise of unlimited free calling for all its recharges, a boon for subscribers in smaller cities with not as much demand for data as there is for calls. It was no surprise that operators such as Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, and BSNL jumped on the Jio bandwagon with data recharges having bundled calls. Then came the turn of relatively affordable recharge packs with just voice calling to cater to this segment. Now, a new Rs. 99 Vodafone recharge pack has been launched to offer bundled calls to prepaid subscribers of the operator. It will compete with the Rs. 98 Jio recharge, which offers data as well as calling benefits.

The Rs. 99 Vodafone recharge offers bundled calls limited to 1,000 minutes a week and 250 minutes a day, a customer care agent confirmed. It is available to purchase from the official Vodafone app and website but not on third-party sites such as Paytm and MobiKwik yet. The validity of the pack is 28 days. However, there are no data and SMS benefits with the pack.

Competing with the new Vodafone recharge is the Rs. 98 Jio recharge, which offers 1GB data per day and 300 text messages, along with the unlimited voice calls. It also has validity of 28 days.

Airtel too offers bundled local and STD calls, 1GB data, and 100 SMS with its Rs. 99 pack. However, its validity is just 10 days, much less than what Vodafone and Jio are offering.



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BSNL Rs. 75 Recharge Offers Unlimited Voice Calls, 10GB Data, SMS Benefits to Rival Jio


Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has reportedly launched a Rs. 75 recharge option for prepaid subscribers that reportedly brings unlimited voice calls as well as 10GB of data and 500 SMS benefits. The new recharge option is said to come with a validity 15 days, though it is said to come with a validity extension. This means subscribers will be able to enjoy the benefits of the Rs. 75 BSNL recharge even after the given validity by recharging with an STV of Rs. 98 and above. The validity extension functionality can be used to extend benefits by up to 18 days. Notably, the new Rs. 75 BSNL recharge competes against the Rs. 98 recharge offered by Reliance Jio that offers 2GB of 4G data and 300 SMS benefits alongside unlimited voice calling for 28 days. The new BSNL recharge emerges just after the state-owned telco brought a Rs. 171 recharge option with 2GB data per day, unlimited voice calls, and 100 SMS messages per day for 30 days.

The Rs. 75 BSNL recharge is initially available in the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana circle as the ‘BSNL Jeevitha Prepaid Plan’, reports Telecom Talk. The recharge is said to offers 10GB of 2G/ 3G data benefits along with unlimited voice calls and 500 SMS messages for 15 days. While it does offer unlimited voice calls, the calling benefits aren’t available for making calls to mobile numbers located in Mumbai and Delhi circles.

As we mentioned, while the validity of the Rs. 75 BSNL recharge is limited to 15 days, subscribers reportedly have the validity extension functionality to extend the given benefits by up to 180 days. The subscribers are said to STV options including Rs. 98, Rs. 99, Rs. 118, Rs. 139, Rs. 187, Rs. 198, Rs. 319, Rs. 333, Rs. 339, Rs. 349, Rs. 395, Rs. 444, Rs. 447, and Rs. 551. These options can help extend the benefits. However, it is reported that the validity of the benefits won’t be extended if the subscribers recharge through modes such as self-care, Web self-care, or USSD.

It is unclear whether BSNL will expand the Rs. 75 recharge to other regions in the coming days. Also, we weren’t able to spot its presence on the BSNL website.

Earlier this week, BSNL launched the Rs. 171 recharge option that brought 2GB of 2G/ 3G data per day alongside unlimited voice calling benefits and 100 SMS messages per day for 30 days. The Rs. 171 BSNL recharge was designed to take on the Jio Rs. 198 recharge that offers identical daily data allocation but with 28 days validity and 300 SMS messages per day.



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Pixel, Pixel XL Users Couldn’t Use Unlimited Google Photos Storage Due to Typo, Issue Fixed


One of the huge advantages of buying a smartphone from the Google Pixel series was unlimited photo and video storage in Google Photos, thereby eradicating the problems of storage forever. This has been applicable on all Pixel smartphones till date – namely the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, and Google Pixel 2 XL as well. However, many users were complaining of limited storage on the Pixel and Pixel XL, especially users running custom AOSP-based ROM. However, it has been learnt that this was due to a typo, and a fix has been issued for the same.

XDA Developers senior member razorloves discovered that photos taken by the Google Camera app improperly tagged the photos as “google” instead of “Google”. This casing error caused Google Photos to count against the storage limit. The build scripts of the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL had the “PRODUCT_MANUFACTURER” flag in lower case “google”. While this didn’t affect stock ROMs, nor did it affect AOSP-based ROMs on the Pixel 2 series of smartphones, Pixel and Pixel XL users were affected. Most of the custom ROMs have implemented a fix after razorloves published a fix a while back, however a fix was submitted to AOSP on July 3 and merged on July 6.

Google is currently thought to be working on bringing the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL this fall, alongside the commercial release of Android P. The larger variant is expected to sport a notch display, while both the variants have rear single cameras and a fingerprint scanner also mounted at the back. Specification details are scarce at the moment, however, previous reports note that both the smartphones will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC, and at least the larger variant will have a 6GB RAM. The Pixel 3 is expected to sport a 5.4-inch display, while the Pixel 3 XL is expected to sport a 6.3-inch display. Also, the Pixel 3 is tipped to measure 145.6×68.2×7.9mm, while the Pixel 3 XL is tipped to measure 158×76.6×7.9mm. The thickness increases to 8.6mm if the camera cut out is considered on both the phones.



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