Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced the revision in validity of all existing prepaid mobile STVs (Special Tariff Vouchers) from 'Days' to 'Calendar Days' from 1st July 2016 on PAN India basis.
The latest revision is applicable to all existing corporate STVs which includes - Voice, SMS, Data, ISD and Combo vouchers except the recently launched Night Data STVs. As we reported earlier, the PSU revised the validity of all existing 3G/2G Data STVs from 'Days' to 'Calendar Days' with effect from 1st May 2016 in all telecom circles.
Later, BSNL Corporate Office has given special permission to offer validity in Days instead of Calendar Days to Data STV 68 (PAN India basis) and Data STV 17 (for South Zone Circles Only). Now, BSNL authorities has decided to withdraw this special permission also.
An official statement regarding the revision in validity of STVs read as follow: "It has been decided to change the Validity of all Corporate STVs/Combo Vouchers from 'Days' to 'Calendar Days' i.e. the validity of STVs/Combo Vouchers will be up to 23:59 Hours of last day of validity irrespective of time of recharge of validity on first day. This is to be implemented with effect from 1st July 2016. This tariff revision covers all the STVs/Combo Vouchers like voice/SMS/Data/ISD etc. issued by BSNL Corporate Office except Night Data STVs."
It means that while counting the validity, the Day of Recharge (irrespective of time) also will be counted as ONE DAY. If a customer is activating a new 3G data pack of Rs 78 having 5 days validity on today (18-06-2016) at 2 PM, the data pack will expire on Fifth day i.e., on 22-06-2016. It will be applicable to all existing prepaid STVs from 1st July 2016 in all the circles.
"The deferment of change in validity of Data STV 68 (on Pan-India basis) and Data STV 17 (for South Zone only) granted is also withdrawn. Thus validity of Data STV 68 and Data STV 17 will also be changed from 'Days' to 'Calendar Days' with effect from 1st July 2016."
See the latest offers from BSNL for its Prepaid and Postpaid Mobile Customers below:
- BSNL launches new 'Student Special' annual prepaid mobile plan with 1GB Free 3G data and 10 paise/min call rate from 20th June 2016 on PAN India basis
- BSNL launches 'FREE TO HOME' service - Free Call forwarding facility from Mobile to BSNL landline even during roaming
- BSNL to Offer Free Pyari Jodi SIM card having 20 minutes free calls with each new prepaid mobile connection from 1st June 2016 on PAN India basis
- BSNL's Voice STV 201 will offer 26,800 seconds free local/STD calls to any network, revises Voice STVs 135 and 159 also from 20th June 2016 on PAN India basis
- BSNL launches new Voice STVs which offers free local and STD calls to Any Network from 20th June 2016 on PAN India basis
- BSNL to revise Per Second Billing Voice STVs - 149 and 449 from 19th June 2016 and extended the promotional offer up to 16th September 2016
- BSNL extended FREE All India Roaming Offer further for one year on PAN India basis with effect from 15th June 2016
- BSNL launches new per second billing Voice STV 56 with 5600 seconds Free Local/STD Calls to Any network from 9th June 2016
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