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Exclusive: BSNL updates STV 198 pay-as-you-go statistics; take advantage of a fifty-day validity extension and free Lokdhun programming

At present, BSNL facts STV 198 gives limitless facts for 2GB/Day & BSNL Tunes for forty-five days.

With effect from June 1st 2021, the BSNL pay-as-you-go data offer, STV 198 (Recharge 198), may be changed to offer increased validity of fifty days and free Lokdhun content. BSNL facts STV 198 now offers unlimited data for 2GB per day and BSNL Tunes for 45 days.

According to the most recent information, this pay-as-you-go data recharge plan (BSNL Recharge 198) would give customers an extended validity duration of five days without charging an additional fee. With effect from June 1, 2021, BSNL has also decided to include Lokdhun content in this recharge offer. However, following the rate increase, the current BSNL Tunes offered may be removed from this STV.

As of 1 June 2021, BSNL’s Prepaid Mobile Data STV 198 will be revised.
STV Denomination in Rs Existing FreebiesExisting Validity in Calendar DaysRevised FreebiesRevised Validity in Calendar Days
198Unlimited Data (speed reduced to 40Kbps after 2 GB Data / day) + BSNL tunes45Unlimited Data (speed reduced to 40Kbps after 2 GB Data / day) + Lokdhun Content50

The above revision in tariff will be effective with effect from 1st June 2021 onwards across all the telecom circles. The implementation of the tariff is made in accordance with 43rd Amendment of Telecom Tariff Order and orders / guidelines / clarifications issued by TRAI from time to time.

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How do I activate my Rs. 198 BSNL Data STV (BSNL Recharge Offer)?

Data STV 198 may be activated through C Top Up, the online recharge portal, or selfcare for BSNL prepaid mobile users. The promotion is available to all prepaid mobile subscribers of BSNL, both current and new, regardless of plan.

C Top Up Activation: Customers may activate data STV 198 by adding Rs 198 to their mobile phone bill.

Simply utilize the My BSNL App or the BSNL Payment Portal to activate the online recharge portal and recharge your mobile phone with Rs 198.

Self-care Activation: Customers who have enough money in their prepaid primary accounts can utilize the SMS or USSD activation methods here.

SMS activation: Dial 123 and text STV DATA198.


To activate USSD, dial 444198#.

For your fast reference, the most recent BSNL tariff modifications are mentioned below: –

  • From June 1 over all telecom circles, BSNL will increase its data-freebie deals with STV to 2GB/Day.
  • The latest BSNL 2399 recharge package now includes unlimited calls, data, and SMS for 455 days.
  • For a Top Up of $100 per day through August 20th, 2021, BSNL Prepaid Mobile Subscribers will enjoy Full Talk Time.
  • During Covid 19 and Cyclone Tauktae, BSNL customers will enjoy 100 minutes of free calling, a free extension of the validity period, and a 4% discount on online recharges.
  • BSNL upgraded its eSIM rate choices; monthly costs now start at low Rs 16/- for IoT/M2M applications.
  • BSNL created the online chatbot BAVA (BSNL Automated Virtual Assistant) to provide customers 24/7 personal assistance.

Dear readers, please share your opinions and suggestions in the comments area regarding the most recent BSNL tariff modification. How many of you make use of the BSNL mobile data services?

What do you think?

Written by Shallu Srivastav

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