Earlier this year, BSNL introduced the Rs 1,188 long-term prepaid plan. Called Marutham plan, it offers basic benefits, but higher validity of 345 days. It was introduced as a promotional plan for 90 days, but after getting a good response, the company has extended its availability. Here is all you need to know. Also Read - BSNL discontinues its International Wi-Fi roaming service in two circles: Report
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When the plan was launched, it was valid until October 23. But looking at the response, BSNL has now extended the validity by 90 days. This means, you will now be able to buy it until January 21, 2020, TelecomTalk reports. Also Read - BSNL Rs 429 prepaid plan now offers 1.5GB extra daily data; all you need to know
BSNL Rs 1,188 plan benefits detailed
Users get voice calls, SMS and data benefits with this plan. It includes unlimited local and national calling benefits. However, there is a voice calling cap at 250 minutes per day. Following this, users will have to pay as per base rate. Talking about data benefits, you get 5GB 2G/3G/4G data which is applicable through the 345 days validity. It is only available for users in Chennai and Tamil Nadu circles.
BSNL Rs 1,699 plan revised
The Rs 1,699 prepaid plan used to offer 365 days validity. In August this year, BSNL extended the validity to 455 days for a limited period. Now, the same is applicable on new recharge as well. Talking about benefits, the telecom operator has implemented voice calling cap at 250 minutes per day.
After 250 daily minutes have been consumed, you will be charged as per base tariff for all other outgoing calls. The plan also offers 2GB daily data along with 100 daily SMS (local and national). What s more, you also get free personalized ring back tone (PRBT) with the ability to choose and change unlimited songs.
BSNL Rs 187 and Rs 186 plans revised
The Rs 187 special tariff voucher offers a validity of 28 days. Users will get 250 minutes of local and national calling along with national roaming. Users will also be able to make and receive calls in Mumbai and Delhi circles where BSNL network doesn t exist. BSNL Rs 187 STV users will now get 3GB daily data instead of 2GB and once the limit is crossed, the speed will be throttled down the 40Kbps.
Now, coming to the Rs 186 BSNL prepaid plan, the benefits are similar to Rs 187 voucher. However, there are some small changes. The plan validity is for 28 days where users will be 3GB data daily instead of 2GB. Post FUP, speed will be dropped down to 40Kbps.