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BSNL Broadband to offer new Advance Rental Plans with more discount

Rockstar11

Technomancer
We have learned from our sources that BSNL is planning to introduce “Longer duration Payment options” to its Broadband customers, irrespective of the Broadband Plan Broadband customers are using.

As of now BSNL is offering its customers, Annual Payment option under which its Broadband customers need to pay Fixed monthly charges for 10 months in advance to get 12 months of Broadband usage.

We have learned from our sources that the state run operator is now planning to make its Advance Payment Scheme more interesting and lucrative for its Broadband customers by allowing them to pay, in advance, Fixed monthly charges for a period of 2 years and 3 years.

A BSNL Broadband Customer will need to pay, in advance, Fixed monthly charges for 18 months against the usage of 24 months. Thus BSNL will effectively offer free usage of 6 months.

A BSNL Broadband Customer will need to pay, in advance, Fixed monthly charges for 24 months against the usage of 36 months. Thus BSNL will effectively offer free usage of 1 year.

We have also learned that BSNL is planning to offer these Advance Payment Schemes from the beginning of next month i.e July 1st 2011.

These new plans will surely benefit those who do not change their Broadband plans very frequently or those who have decided to stick with a particular plan.

What do you think of BSNL's this move? Do share your opinion

BSNL Broadband to offer new Advance Rental Plans with more discount
 
Trouble with such offers is that by 2012-2013, everybody else would be using faster upgraded plans while BSNL can still provide crappy 2011 level speeds to those who paid in advance saying they got what they paid for :lol:
 

Tech.Masti

Wise Old Owl
one of my friend took bsnl night 500 some months ago.... advance bill of 1year..... but he got bill from bsnl of Rs.500+tax, he surprised, contacted bsnl office, now they saying nothing can be done, you have to pay the bill first..... :x
 

mitraark

Siuuu
one of my friend took bsnl night 500 some months ago.... advance bill of 1year..... but he got bill from bsnl of Rs.500+tax, he surprised, contacted bsnl office, now they saying nothing can be done, you have to pay the bill first..... :x

WHAT ?

This kinds of things keep happenning even though people are leaving BSNL BB .. the employees just don't care much , they have a secure job , they hardly listen to any complaints or such ...
 

ico

Super Moderator
Staff member
Trouble with such offers is that by 2012-2013, everybody else would be using faster upgraded plans while BSNL can still provide crappy 2011 level speeds to those who paid in advance saying they got what they paid for :lol:
This.

Just a clever means of long-term cost cutting.
 

sachin_kothari

Ambassador of Buzz
reading the title i thought they have came up with some new high speed plans. but this is of no use as Gautam had explained.
 

deathwish

Are you dead yet?
one of my friend took bsnl night 500 some months ago.... advance bill of 1year..... but he got bill from bsnl of Rs.500+tax, he surprised, contacted bsnl office, now they saying nothing can be done, you have to pay the bill first..... :x

Despite these occurrences, I feel that BSNL is better than private companies like Airtel, as their service is more responsive and decisive. I struggled for two years with my Airtel Broadband before finally switching over to BSNL.
 

arescool

Work is So Boring...
I suppose that its just that what kind of experience u had with any company , it makes ur point of view like that... :p

First time i m hearing so many complains against BSNL.. :|
 

deathwish

Are you dead yet?
True. It all depends on the kind of service you received while you had the connection. Some people would swear by Hathaway Broadband, just because they had good experiences with the company.

We have learned from our sources that BSNL is planning to introduce “Longer duration Payment options” to its Broadband customers, irrespective of the Broadband Plan Broadband customers are using.....

I feel that taking this plan isn't a wise option. With the increasing bandwidth being offered, websites have started loading their pages (with apps, videos. etc) in an effort to make them better and have a more user-friendly interface. They can afford to do so as they know the improving broadband speeds will not hinder the user's browsing experience.

If however you decide to go for this plan, two years later, you could require a much greater bandwidth than you are allotted. As we never know how much we might need later on, I feel that you should not restrict yourself.
 

sygeek

Technomancer
Meh, they should increase their quality of service instead of worthless BS like these. BSNL doesn't have customers, it has victims.
 

Skud

Super Moderator
Staff member
Despite these occurrences, I feel that BSNL is better than private companies like Airtel, as their service is more responsive and decisive. I struggled for two years with my Airtel Broadband before finally switching over to BSNL.


I second your opinion. Actually I feel in metros, you might have better options than BSNL. Once you move out of them, the only ISP that works is BSNL. Last year during migration phase, my EVDO connection was giving problems for a few weeks. Every time I went there, they helped me out. Yes, you might have to wait for half an hour or more as the engineer was not in his desk, but I have seen it with every other providers also. And regarding technical know-how and all, well, all the service providers are more or less BS. And my BSNL BB connection was down for just a solitary day in its 8 months existence. So, no complaints. And that 2mbps means 2mbps, UL means UL unlike private providers. And lest not talk about prices. ;)
 

manna8u

Right off the assembly line
that's good news for cyber cafe owners but it there anything mention about the reliability of network,speed and what about downloading and browsing charges??
 

ajayritik

Technomancer
I second your opinion. Actually I feel in metros, you might have better options than BSNL. Once you move out of them, the only ISP that works is BSNL. Last year during migration phase, my EVDO connection was giving problems for a few weeks. Every time I went there, they helped me out. Yes, you might have to wait for half an hour or more as the engineer was not in his desk, but I have seen it with every other providers also. And regarding technical know-how and all, well, all the service providers are more or less BS. And my BSNL BB connection was down for just a solitary day in its 8 months existence. So, no complaints. And that 2mbps means 2mbps, UL means UL unlike private providers. And lest not talk about prices. ;)

I agree with most of your points here. If we are specially staying in outskirts BSNL is good. Also I hardly had any issues with disconnection for a long period.

However I don't agree on one point the prices offered by other providers is more less compared to BSNL and the thing which may go against these private providers is FUP otherwise when it comes to price I think BSNL has lot of catching up to do.
 

Skud

Super Moderator
Staff member
I agree with most of your points here. If we are specially staying in outskirts BSNL is good. Also I hardly had any issues with disconnection for a long period.

However I don't agree on one point the prices offered by other providers is more less compared to BSNL and the thing which may go against these private providers is FUP otherwise when it comes to price I think BSNL has lot of catching up to do.


That FUP is a dreaded thing for me. Will always stay with no strings attached UL connections.
 

ithehappy

Human Spambot
Well I didn't read it before. Imo, its cool. I am paying them annually for last the years now, its hassle free and money saving too. I liked the move made.
 

ajayritik

Technomancer
Mentioned in other thread one of the BSNL folks told that they have a plan 499 with 512 Kbps speed. They tried to hook my BB on that plan but it didn't work. Maybe they are trying on pilot basis.
 
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