Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has announced revision of its popular 3G data packs by reducing validity. The new revision comes inless than two months after last revision of 3G data packs. The new tariffs will come into effect from 20 April 2016 on PAN India basis.BSNL has reduced validity of popular data STV 57 offering 250MB data for 27 days has been reduced to 21 days. Similarly, STV 68 offering 1GB data now comes with a single day of validity. The data voucher, which was originally introduced with 10 days validity, has witnessed several rounds of revision and got reduced its validity period to just 1 day.The validity of STV 155 and STV 198 has been reduced to 15 and 24 days respectively. While data benefit available under STV 291 has been reduced to 2GB from earlier 2.2GB. However, STV 291 now comes with slightly increased validity of 30 days. BSNL has also reduced talktime in combo data STVs 239 and 451 to Rs 80 from earlier Rs 100. A new data STV 239 offering 1.2GB data with 30 days validity is available exclusive for south zone customers.
BSNL is also changing how it calculate validity for data STVs from days to calendar days. With effect from 1st May 2016 onwards, the validity of STV will be up to 23:59 hours of last day of validity irrespective of validity on first day.
BSNL, which once used to offer lowest 3G data tariff in the country has been hiking its data packs by reducing validity of existing data packs and introducing new data pack at higher denomination. With the introduction of Rs 239 1.2GB monthly data pack, BSNL is trying to match its 3G offering with incumbent operators, who offer 1GB 3G/4G for Rs 250.