After making itself the first Indian company to provide 24 mbps broadband internet, the state owned BSNL today announced its plans to launch prepaid broadband across different parts of the country. BSNL prepaid broadband plan will be first available in Karnataka and later will be expanded to other Indian states. All existing BSNL broadband customers and those who have BSNL landline connection can apply for BSNL prepaid broadband . The special about prepaid broadband is that we don’t need to worry about the broadband usage and the connection can be carried to any location in India . In total there will be 13 prepaid broadband tariff plans which can be activated using corresponding recharge vouchers . Unlimited plans are also available with BSNL prepaid broadband .
Currently more than 90 % of the mobile users in India are with prepaid connections. By announcing the prepaid broadband facilities, BSNL expect a wide range of customers who are reluctant to postpaid broadband services. Though you need BSNL landline, the facility to use recharge vouchers enable customers to access broadband facilities anywhere with ease and less expenditure. Landlines used by the prepaid connection will not be billed as its not tied to any specific number. A DSL connection from any of the 25000 supported telephone exchanges in India are suitable for BSNL prepaid broadband plan . This plan is well suited for hostlers and periodic broadband users who don’t need dedicated internet connectivity all the time. Presently two prepaid connections can taken with one BSNL landline.
How to get BSNL prepaid broadband :
As we said earlier this facility is currently limited to BSNL users in Karnataka. Interested landline customers can book the service by sending PPB to 9448077777 or by visiting nearest BSNL customer relations center .The service will activated after successful verification, and each users will be provided with username and password . Speed of initial connection will be 2mbps with 15 days validity and 50 MB free download. There will be top up coupons and prepaid recharge vouchers that users can select to upgrade, downgrade or extend broadband plans .
Update : Official list of recharge vouchers and tariff plans for BSNL prepaid broadband are now available .
BSNL prepaid broadband unlimited plan vouchers :
BSNL prepaid broadband limited plan vouchers :
Other than this there are prepaid broadband validity and and top up vouchers . These vouchers extend the validity purchased BSNL prepaid broadband service or extend the usage limits of existing card .
Top up vouchers for BSNL prepaid broadband limited plans :
Validity vouchers for BSNL prepaid broadband limited plans :
Broadband installation charge: 250
Modem purchase charges : INR 1000 and 1600 respectively for type 1 and type 2 modem .
Unlimited vouchers are not valid in Karnataka and they say it banned