In a bid to lure new customers and compete with its rivals in the Indian telecom sector more efficiently, BSNL has launched a new mega offer for its prepaid customers. Under this scheme, the telco is offering free SIM card and benefits of its STV 399 plan at just Rs 100 for new and port-in customers. To avail this new offer, the customers willing to port-in to BSNL or get a new connection will have to produce BSNL coupons printed on bills of IOCL/HPCL under GSM prepaid mobile services.
In addition to the free SIM card, BSNL is also offering unlimited voice calling benefits with data, SMS and Personalized Ring Back Tone (PRBT) with unlimited song changing facility. These benefits are also available in the Delhi and Mumbai circles where BSNL does not have operations with a total validity of 74 days. National roaming is also free under this scheme for the entire period of 74 days.
While launching this new scheme, Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL said, “Mega offer is a truly unlimited welcome-gift to new and MNP prepaid customers.”
Meanwhile, BSNL has also tied up with Nokia to support the transformation of Indian cities with intelligent infrastructure. Under this collaboration, Nokia will supply, install, commission and maintain the Smart Telecom Poles across India in all of BSNL’s telecom circles.
In addition to these, Nokia will also equip the poles with smart LED lighting systems, CCTV cameras, digital billboards and environmental sensors that will provide a strong platform to BSNL for earning healthy revenue. The smart poles have been developed for emerging countries and will be made in India under license from Nokia.
While talking about this collaboration, Sanjay Malik, Head of the India Market at Nokia, said: “At Nokia, we’re proud to be at the forefront of driving transformation together with our customers and industry stakeholders. Our Smart Telecom Pole can help ensure urban assets and data are efficiently used while opening new revenue streams. With Nokia’s deep knowledge and expertise, we have the ability to customize the solution for various use cases to meet India’s smart city infrastructure requirement. By supporting BSNL’s smart city initiatives with the latest solutions and services, we also help build the increasingly digitized and connected India of the future.”