BSNL postpaid plans 2023: Best postpaid plans with price, data benefits, family connections, offers, and more

Here are the best BSNL postpaid plans you can get right now.

Just like other telecom players in India, BSNL also offers a slew of postpaid plans for its subscribers in India. These plans come with automatic billing for using services such as calling and internet usage. Interestingly, users also get the provision of adding family members to a postpaid plan for added benefits along with a data rollover facility. In this article, we have laid down various BSNL postpaid plans along with their price, validity, data benefits, offers, and more.

BSNL postpaid plans list: price, benefits, validity

PRICEBENEFITSVALIDITY
Rs 199
  • Unlimited local voice calling
  • 25GB with rollover facility
  • 100 SMS/day
  • 200 SMS for two months with a minimum of Rs 500 security deposit
  • Activation charge of Rs 100 for new users
1 month
Rs 399
  • Unlimited local voice calling
  • 70GB with rollover facility
  • 100 SMS/day
  • 200 SMS for two months with a minimum of Rs 500 security deposit
  • Activation charge of Rs 100 for new users
1 month
Rs 525
  • Unlimited local voice calling
  • 85GB with rollover facility
  • 100 SMS/day
  • 200 SMS for two months with a minimum of Rs 500 security deposit
  • Provision to add one family member to the plan
  • Activation charge of Rs 100 for new users
1 month
Rs 798
  • Unlimited local voice calling
  • 50GB with rollover facility
  • 100 SMS/day
  • 200 SMS for two months with a minimum of Rs 500 security deposit
  • Provision to add two family members to the plan
  • Activation charge of Rs 100 for new users
1 month
Rs 999
  • Unlimited local voice calling
  • 75GB with rollover facility
  • 100 SMS/day
  • 200 SMS for two months with a minimum of Rs 500 security deposit
  • Provision to add three family members to the plan
  • Activation charge of Rs 100 for new users
1 month
Rs 1525
  • Unlimited local voice calling
  • Unlimited internet data
  • 100 SMS/day
  • 200 SMS for two months with a minimum of Rs 500 security deposit
  • Provision to add one family member to the plan
  • Activation charge of Rs 100 for new users
1 month

Best BSNL postpaid plans

Here are the BSNL postpaid plans that are currently available:

Rs 199 BSNL postpaid plan

Starting with the most basic plan, the Rs 199 BSNL postpaid plan bundles unlimited local voice calling and roaming, 25GB of internet data, and 100 SMS per day. The unconsumed data can be transferred to the next month with the rollover facility. Furthermore, new postpaid BSNL users will be required to make an additional payment of Rs 100 as an activation charge along with Rs 500 as a security deposit for Local + STD calls, Rs 2,000 for Local + STD + ISD, and Rs 5,000 for Local + STD + ISD + international roaming calls. The security deposit also lends users free 100 SMSes for two months each. 

Rs 399 BSNL postpaid plan

The Rs 399 BSNL postpaid plan also known as the Ghar Wapsi plan offers unlimited local voice calling throughout India, 70GB of mobile data with a rollover facility of up to 210GB, and 100 SMSes on a daily basis. Besides that, just like the Rs 199 plan, users availing a new BSNL postpaid connection will be charged Rs 100 as an activation charge along with Rs 500 as a minimum security deposit.

Rs 525 BSNL postpaid plan

The Rs 525 BSNL postpaid connection comes with 85GB worth of internet data along with unlimited local voice calling to any operator in India. Although the plan comes with 100 SMS per day, new postpaid users can get free 100 SMS for two months each by depositing a security value of a minimum of Rs 500 that also grants additional STD calling. Users subscribing to this plan can also add a family member with a BSNL postpaid SIM and share benefits with them such as unlimited voice calling, 10GB of data, and 20 SMS/day.

Rs 798 BSNL postpaid plan

The Rs 798 BSNL postpaid pack also allows adding up to 2 family members into the plan which provides them with 50GB internet data, unlimited calling, and 100 SMS/day each. As for the core benefits, this plan comes with unlimited local calling, 50GB of total data, and 100 SMS per day. New users getting the plan will be required to pay activation charges of Rs 100 along with a security deposit of either Rs 500, Rs 2,000, or Rs 5000 that also grants local STD calling. Furthermore, users will be charged 1 paisa per MB once the data limit is exhausted.

Rs 999 BSNL postpaid plan

Rs 999 BSNL postpaid plan offers 75GB worth of internet data, unlimited local calling, and the provision of 100 SMS per day. The unused data can be transferred over to the next month by up to 225GB. A user can add up to 3 additional family members to this plan for shared benefits which include 75GB data, 100 SMS/day, and an unlimited voice calling facility for each member. The rest of the charges include a Rs 100 activation charge and a minimum of Rs 500 security deposit for fresh postpaid numbers.

Rs 1,525 BSNL postpaid plan

Users who want the most of their postpaid plan can get the monthly Rs 1525 BSNL plan. Like the other postpaid plans, BSNL will charge new users Rs 100 as an activation charge and a minimum of Rs 500 as a security deposit which also yields free STD calling. Coming to the basic benefits, the plan offers unlimited local voice calling, unlimited internet data, and 100 SMSes per day. Surprisingly, this particular postpaid connection only allows adding up to one family member to the plan, unlike the other affordable plans on this list. The added family member is provisioned with 75GB of internet data, unlimited calling, and 100 SMS/day.

BSNL postpaid activation charges, security deposit

New users applying for a BSNL prepaid connection are required to pay activation charges along with a one-time security deposit amount. Irrespective of the postpaid plan you opt for, these charges remain the same across all the plans i.e. Rs 100 as an activation charge and Rs 500 for Local + STD, Rs 2000 for Local +STD + ISD, or Rs 2000 for Local + STD + ISD + international roaming as a security deposit. Depending on the needs and preferences, a user can deposit the security amount.

The security deposit value is refundable once the user cancels the connection and clears all the dues. That said, BSNL employees, Central/State Government and Central PSUs employees, and bank employees with an ECS mandate from the central or state bank are not required to make a security deposit.

BSNL postpaid data add-on packs

BSNL offers a slew of data add-on packs for postpaid users who run out of their quota of internet. Let’s check these packs:

Rs 50 BSNL postpaid data add-on pack

The Rs 50 data add-on pack offers unlimited internet data but the speeds are reduced to 40Kbps after consuming 550MB of data.

Rs 75 BSNL postpaid data add-on pack

Next up, the Rs 75 data add-on pack comes with 1500MB data however speeds are restricted to 40Kbps once the limit is reached.

Rs 170 BSNL postpaid data add-on pack

The Rs 170 data add-on pack offers subscribers 2.2GB of internet data which is restricted to 40Kbps after exhausting the data. Users can also make an annual payment at a discounted price of Rs 1,915 with this add-on pack.

Rs 225 BSNL postpaid data add-on pack

Coming to the Rs 225 BSNL data add-on pack, it lends 4.2GB worth of internet data which although unlimited, the speeds are restricted to just 40Kbps once the said quota is consumed. Users can also grab this pack for one year by making an advance payment of Rs 2,543.

Rs 240 BSNL postpaid data add-on pack

The Rs 240 add-on pack lends unlimited internet data; however, the speed is limited to 80Kbps after consuming 3.5GB of data.

Rs 290 BSNL postpaid data add-on pack

The Rs 290 data add-on pack comes with 9GB data which is limited to 40Kbps speeds once the limit is reached.

Rs 340 BSNL postpaid data add-on pack

The Rs 340 add-on pack comes with unlimited internet usage with a limit of 80Kbps after using 5.5GB of data.

Rs 365 BSNL postpaid data add-on pack

The plan bundles 1GB of data each month for a period of 12 months.

Rs 501 BSNL postpaid data add-on pack

This BSNL postpaid add-on pack provides subscribers with a total of 12GB data. This plan can also be bought for 12 months at a price of Rs 5,639.

Rs 549 BSNL postpaid data add-on pack

Moving on, the Rs 549 postpaid add-on pack offers 16GB of mobile data with a limit of 40Kbps after exhaustion.

Rs 666 BSNL postpaid data add-on pack

This pack also offers unlimited high-speed mobile data. However, speeds are reduced to 128Kbps after consuming 11GB of data. BSNL users can also get the plan at Rs 7,496 for 12 months.

Rs 901 BSNL postpaid data add-on pack

The Rs 901 add-on pack offers unlimited data usage but only till 20GB after which the speeds are restricted to 128Kbps. This pack can also be purchased at Rs 10,141 when making an annual advance payment.

Rs 1,711 BSNL postpaid data add-on pack

Lastly, the Rs 1,711 BSNL postpaid data add-on also pack comes with unlimited data. However, speeds are reduced to 128Kbps after reaching the 30GB data mark. Users willing to buy the pack one year in advance can do so by purchasing it at Rs 19,258.

BSNL postpaid international roaming packs

BSNL doesn’t offer any dedicated international roaming packs. Subscribers flying abroad are charged on a per-minute basis provided they have an ongoing postpaid plan. The tariff rates for international roaming vary from country to country, which can be checked by heading over to BSNL’s official website.

How to activate international roaming on BSNL postpaid

International roaming service can be activated on a BSNL postpaid number by submitting a service request form, two self-attested photographs, and a copy of the passport to a nearby customer care centre. Once the formalities are fulfilled, users will be provided with a special international roaming SIM. This SIM should be activated beforehand and can be used right away when landing in a new country.

How to deactivate international roaming on BSNL postpaid

In order to deactivate the international roaming facility, subscribers can either call BSNL’s customer care number or visit a nearby customer care centre and ask them to stop the service. Customer care can be reached at 1503 (toll-free).

FAQs

1. Can I convert my BSNL postpaid to prepaid and vice-versa?

BSNL does not allow converting a postpaid number to a prepaid number or vice-versa, at least for the time being. Users will have to apply for a new mobile number altogether in order to reap the benefits of BSNL prepaid or postpaid.

2. What are the free services available with a BSNL postpaid connection?

Along with the basic benefits included in the plan, all BSNL postpaid connections come with a pre-activated roaming facility, caller IDs, call waiting/call hold, and voice mail, among other services.

3. How to change BSNL postpaid plan?

In order to move from one BSNL postpaid plan to another, the user is required to send an SMS to 53733 with the format CHG <old plan> <new plan>. Here, in the ‘old plan’ and ‘new plan’ enter the plan as PLAN199, PLAN399, PLAN525, PLAN798, PLAN999, or PLAN1525 depending on the plan you wish to opt for. For instance, a subscriber wants to upgrade from the Rs 199 plan to the Rs 399 plan, so the SMS format shall be CHG PLAN199 PLAN399.

The next recurring bills will carry the new amount + GST after switching the plans.