Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is the state-owned telecom network company headquartered at Delhi. The service is touted as one of the India's oldest telecom service with over 95 million users up to 2015.
Initially started in the year of 2000, the telecom service has been through a rough patch in the starting days, later on, gained attention from all over the country due to its attractive offers.
Are you planning to switch over to BSNL network? Or Are you getting a new BSNL SIM card? Here are the five things you should know about the telecom network before becoming a member.
The SIM Card Costs Just Rs. 20
Unlike other telecom services who steal your pockets for their SIM cards, the BSNL SIM card costs your just 20 rupees and can be activated within 24 hours. However, if you're looking for a nano-SIM card, then the store authorities will cost you Rs. 59.
You can choose your number online
BSNL allows you to choose your mobile number online and allows them to reserve them for future use, however, you need to visit nearest BSNL store to submit your documents and grab your SIM card.
Has 4G Service in only selected areas
It is worth noticing that BSNL does not have their 4G license all over the country. And, at times, you might face some network drops and call drops due to signal fluctuation.
Has 4G Support with Reliance Jio
Recently, the company announced that they will be using Reliance Jio's 4G services in roaming areas for better network reception and Reliance Jio will be using 2G data services of BSNL for voice calls when not on data connection.
Activating a BSNL SIM card isn't a tuff task. The SIM card will be activated within 24 hours after you got your hands on it. Having said that, the usual tele-verification should be done as per TRAI regulations.