:) Full talk-time on Rs.220, Rs.2000, Rs.2200, Rs.2500 & Rs.3000. Extra talk-time on Rs.550 (talktime-575), Rs. 1100 (talktime-1200) , Rs.3300 (talktime-3500) & Rs.5500 (talktime - 6000)

TRAI Directive on Blackout Days Call/SMS Charges

Sunday, 16 September 2012

The term ‘blackout days’ refers to the days on which the service providers do not allow free or concessional voice calls/ SMS offered under any plan/package.

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued further guidelines to telecom operators on blackout days call & SMS charges in addition to existing condition of blackout days should not exceed more than 5 days in a calender year.

TRAI Directives:

  1. The charges for calls or SMSs on ‘blackout’ days shall not exceed the rate in the tariff plan in which the consumer is enrolled;
    • For example if you are in nestham plan, you should not be charged more than nestham plan tariff.
  2. Consumers shall be given intimation prior to start of every blackout day and the date/occasion of the blackout day shall also be intimated; and
  3. List of blackout days applicable for the calendar year shall be displayed on the website of service providers, before start of every calendar year and shall be published, service area wise, along with the tariff plans of the service provider, every six months.

Blackout Days by AP BSNL:

  • New year Eve --31st December 
  • New Year Day --1st January    
  • Valentine Day --14th February  
  • Diwali      
  • Christmas Day --25th December

AP BSNL Doubles Broadband Speed in Hyderabad

Thursday, 6 September 2012

AP BSNL has doubled the speed of some unlimited plans for its home users in Hyderabad telecom district from 1st September, 2012. This is a good move by BSNL to attract new users as well existing users from private broadband operators.

Plan Existing Revised
BB Home ULD 499512 Kbps upto 4 GB, 256 Kbps beyond1 Mbps upto 10 GB, 256 Kbps beyond
BB Home Combo ULD 625512kbps upto 4GB thereafter 256kbps2 Mbps upto 10 GB, 512 Kbps beyond
BB Home Combo ULD 7501 Mbps upto 6 GB thereafter 512 Kbps 2 Mbps upto 15 GB, 512 Kbps beyond
BB Home ULD 7501 Mbps upto 6 GB thereafter 512 Kbps 2 Mbps upto 15 GB, 512 Kbps beyond
BBG Combo ULD 8502Mbps upto 8GB thereafter 512kbps4 Mbps upto 8 GB, 512 Kbps beyond
BB Home Combo ULD 9004Mbps upto 8GB thereafter 512kbps 4 Mbps upto 10 GB, 512 Kbps beyond

If you are a Central Government/State Government/PSU Employee, you will be entitled 20% discount on the bill amount.

Are you using BSNL broadband? If not, what is the reason?