State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has rationalized auto validity extension by introducing a new scheme in place of the auto validity extension by deduction of Rs 19 on the last day of Grace Period-1 (GP-1). The rationalization has taken yesterday with BSNL Tamil Nadu notifying the same on its website.
BSNL will now deduct Rs 2 from the main balance on the first day of GP-1 with connection getting reverted in active state for 3 days in the same plan without any freebies. This is for active plans. However, the same is only for those customers having balance more than or equal to ‘Plan Voucher amount’. The plan voucher amount will be deducted with the customer being reverted back to active in the same plan with applicable freebies, without Personalized Ring Back Tone (PRBT).
As for closed plans, the customers having balance more than the plan voucher amount of ‘Corporate Per Minute’ plan will have the plan voucher amount deducted on the first day of GP-1 with the customer being reverted back to active state in ‘Corporate Per Minute’ plan without PRBT.
As for customers of the closed plan, having balance Rs 2 or more but less than plan voucher amount of ‘Corporate Per Minute’ plan, Rs 2 will be deducted from the main balance on the first day of GP-1 and the connection being reverted in active state for 3 days in the ‘Corporate Per Minute’ plan without any freebies.
To recall, BSNL Chennai had in February announced the validity extension of plan using special tariff voucher or combo voucher recharge during GP-I and GP-II period for prepaid mobile services with effect from February 14, 2020. 3 days later, it had subsequently announced the auto validity extension for the withdrawn Nesam Gold Plan.