State-owned telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Kerala has silently revamped its offerings with rationalization of validity, launch of new plans and withdrawal of certain plans. The change has happened yesterday and today.
The findings come courtesy of our community forum member Raju Lal. BSNL Kerala listings showing 04th June and 05th June as the date of last update. BSNL has launched one new plan, revised the validity of 6 new plans, and withdrawn 4 existing plans. BSNL Kerala as such hasn’t made any announcements through any circular or tweet, however the April PoS card corroborates Raju’s findings.
Data STV 16 launched
BSNL Kerala has launched Data STV Rs 16 for its customers. STV 16 comes with a validity of 1 day and offers 2 GB high speed data. BSNL Kerala customers can activate it through CTopup or online. The listings on BSNL Kerala website state 04th June as the last date of update.
|Data STV 16||2 GB||1 Day|
Plan 485 and Plan 153 Validity and Offerings revised
BSNL Kerala has revised its Plan 485 to offer 90 days validity instead of 84 days, up by 6 days. The data offerings have also been revised from the existing 1 GB high speed data per day to 1.5 GB high speed data per day, up by 0.5 GB high speed data per day.
|Plan Name||Old Offerings||New Offerings||Old Validity||New Validity|
|Plan 485||1 GB per day||1.5 GB per day||84 Days||90 Days|
|Plan 153||1.5 GB per day||1 GB per day||21 Days||28 Days|
Plan 153 has been revised to offer 28 days validity instead of 21 validity, up by 7 days. The data offerings has been reduced from the existing 1.5 GB high speed data per day to 1 GB high speed data per day, down by 0.5 GB high speed data per day.
Validity extended of Plans and STVs
BSNL Sixer Plan 666 is now offering 134 days validity, up from the 120 days validity being offered back in April. Combo STV 349 has been revised to offer 64 days validity, up from 56 days validity it was offering back in April. Combo STV 499 has been revised to offer 90 days validity, up from 84 days. Combo STV 1098 has been revised to offer 84 days validity, up from 75 days.
|Plan Name||Old Validity||New Validity|
|Sixer Plan 666||120 Days||134 Days|
|Combo STV 349||56 Days||64 Days|
|Combo STV 499||84 Days||90 Days|
|Combo STV 109||75 Days||84 Days|
Withdrawn Plans and STVs
Raju finally notes that BSNL Kerala has also withdrawn Kerala Plan 446, STV 14, STV 39, and STV 125. Kerala Plan 446 which used to offer 75 days validity with 1 GB high speed data per day back in April is no longer listed on BSNL Kerala website.
To recall, the BSNL Kerala user was the one who had reported the silent validity reduction back in December 2019.