BSNL to Bundle Free Landline Connection with Broadband

BSNL to Bundle Free Landline Connection with Broadband

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Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) subscribers may soon get a free landline connection along with a broadband (high speed internet) subscription. The public sector Telco is looking at packaging broadband with fixed lines in order to push its landline service and increase tele-density.

BSNL logo The demand for broadband connectivity is increasing, especially from urban homes and small and medium businesses. “BSNL will capitalise on this demand to promote its fixed line service. The bundled scheme is likely to be launched by August this year,” sources said.

Under the offer, users will have to pay a single activation charge, which is likely to be Rs 100. “The rental for fixed line will be kept at the minimum level and could be zero also. Subscribers will have to pay only call charges,” claimed sources.

The Telco is unlikely to invite losses under this scheme as broadband revenue is certain, sources said. BSNL’s monthly rate for broadband for the home segment currently varies from Rs 250 (256 kbps bandwidth) to Rs 3,300 (1 mbps bandwidth). The plans for corporates begin at Rs 700 and go up to Rs 9,000 per month depending on the bandwidth.

“Also, when a landline is installed, it will be used for making calls and will generate revenue for BSNL,” sources added. BSNL’s strategy is similar to the “free incoming for lifetime offers” which are based on the idea that subscribers will ultimately use the mobile not only for receiving calls, but will also start making calls.

Before introducing the combo offer, BSNL will have to ensure sufficient broadband capacity. Broadband networks require filtering of voice and data traffic. “BSNL is in the process of procuring 2m to 3m additional lines of broadband equipment. This will be completed by May,” sources said.

BSNL’s broadband subscriber base stood at 8.4 lakh as on December ’05. “BSNL’s current broadband capacity is 10 lakh, which is likely to be full soon,” said sources. The scheme will enhance tele-density and also help attain the government target of 250m phone connections by end ’07.

Out of these, around 70m are expected to be landlines. BSNL currently has 40m fixed line users, but around 2.5m to 3m users have been giving up connections every year, attracted by low-cost handsets besides lower mobile tariffs.

15 COMMENTS

  1. kindly assist me with the i nformation of landline connection with BSNL as soon aspossible.

  2. kindly assist me with the i nformation of landline connection with BSNL as soon aspossible.

  3. i want to know about the new scheme of bsnl which states that if a new landline connection is taken from bsnl service provider , an offer of 3 months free broadband service is being availed

  4. i want to get a new connection from bsnl
    can i have any update how to do so
    i want to know about the new scheme of bsnl which states that if a new landline connection is taken from bsnl service provider , an offer of 3 months free broadband service is being availed

  5. i want a new land line connection and all the customer service executives are providing the number 197/198 which is MTNL number,i think BSNL is least bother about customers which really suck…………….

  6. T have a bsnl landline since last 4 years. I have taken bsnl broadband connection in jan 08 in 250 plan.Today I knew that bsnl giving one free landline connection with broadband connection to operate internet seperatly.please arrange to install free landline connection which was expected with broadband connection taken in jan 08.
    Thanks and expecting prompt action.

  7. I took broad band connection (250 Home Plan) in Jan 2008. From 17 March to 10 May, I could n’t use net due to some problem with exchange. Complainted several times, tried to setup several time and finally got it fixed. I requested to excempt the rent for not using. But they charged Rs 252 for March in April bill. I don’t know, where should I complain again to get my money back.
    Another Question: In 250 home plan, landline is free. then why they are charging Rs.180 for land line and Rs 250 for broad band in monthly bill?.
    Please help me…

  8. I propose to have a new broadband connection for my home use. I want to know more about the scheme. What kind of phone is being given alongwith the connection. Is there any option for further plan changes according to the usage pattern

  9. i am a subscriber of bsnl bundle free land line connection with broadband, 300rupees. when i first read this scheme i applied and in end of july i got the connection. it was said that if you pay for one year you get two months free but when i went to pay in mupusa goa bsnl office they refuse to accept the cash, can you please make them aware or make me aware of this scheme

  10. dear all
    i want to a new internet connection and i better know that bsnl is the best so pls send me the details about the same asap(like total expendeture and other related details)

    Thanks
    Sanjeev Sharma

  11. I have a landline with a broadband connection installed a few years back.

    how do I know what is the broadband that is provided to my landline

  12. I want a new BSNL landline & internet connection (Broadband) connection. Please inform , how can i purchase the same.

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