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In collaboration with Micromax, BSNL unveiled the 4G VoLTE dual SIM handset “Bharat-1” for $2,200 with unlimited voice and data for just $97 per month.

BSNL launched 4G VoLTE dual SIM handset with Unlimited Voice & Data.

In collaboration with Micromax, the state-owned telecom operator BSNL unveiled the 4G VoLTE dual SIM “Bharat-1” handset for $2,200.

Customers of the 4G VoLTE Bharat phone from Micromax may get unlimited talking and data from BSNL for just $97 per month. The phone will enable 3G mobile connections as well. Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha stated, “I am glad that BSNL has come with 2 new schemes,” when the Bharat-1 phone was introduced. In addition to boosting BSNL’s subscriber base, this would also improve its financial standing. This is a step toward the mission of a digital India.

“Both Micromax and BSNL have been working with the aim of bringing the next wave of unconnected users on the Internet. We will now take this vision forward with Bharat-1 and create a compelling proposition for users that is a first in the category,” Rahul Sharma, co-founder, Micromax, said.

Bharat 1 has the latest Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform, powered by a 2000 mAh battery, 512MB RAM and 4GB ROM, a 2.4 inch QVGA screen, 2 MP rear camera and VGA selfie camera, 4G VoLTE and Dual Sim connectivity.

Shri. Anupam Shrivastava, CMD, BSNL said – “Connecting the last mile – to the Internet and relevant information – is an important part of the strategy for both BSNL and Micromax. We are confident that Bharat-1 will help millions of users experience the data and calling experience like never before.”

The implementation of this plan will begin on October 17, 2017, throughout all of India. Customers who purchased a BSNL Co-branded Micromax device through a reverse bundling scheme would be eligible for this plan; other customers will not be able to access it. After the second month, the Bundled Voucher, which has a 28-day validity period and the same MRP of Rs 97 (including of GST), will function as an STV with unlimited voice and 5 GB of data (speed is lowered to 80Kbps after 5GB). Only those customers who have used a Rs 97 FRC (First Purchase Coupon) would be eligible for this STV. Only e-KYC mode will be used to activate the SIM under this scheme.

FAQs on BSNL New Unlimited Voice & Data Plan @ ₹97 for Micromax Bharat-1 phone.

Q1: Whether Free SMS is LOC/STD any net SMS?
Answer: Yes, Free SMS LOC/STD on any net

Q2: Whether Free SMS /Free VOICE is allowed in HPLMN & BSNL ROAMING or only in HPLMN?
Answer: Free SMS /Free VOICE is allowed in HPLMN & BSNL ROAMING area also expect (Mumbai and Delhi).

Q3: All other Tariff as per Minute will not include the special benefit of “Full Talk value offer”?
Answer: Only full talk value offer is allowed.

Q4: Whether migration to other plans allowed?
Answer: Plan 97 is exclusively available to customer who purchases Micromax Device. Other customers are not allowed plan 97. However, if a Micromax customer who opted plan 97 may migrate to another plan if he wishes so.

Q5: Whether the customers are to be allowed to recharge existing plan voucher for the first time if they do not need PLAN97? If yes, by mistake if customer recharges some other plan voucher, again whether he should be allowed to recharge PV97 or not?
Answer: This plan is meant for Micromax bundling purpose. However, if customer wants to recharge with another plan voucher. He may be allowed. Yes, but it must be ensured that it is to be done in genuine cases only and all the terms and conditions of the tariff are complied with.

Q6: From 2nd month onward
bundled voucher 97 will act as
STV then what about validity
extension of customer in this
plan after 365 days?
Answer: After 365 days customer may opt any plan voucher
for validity extension.

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Written by Shallu Srivastav

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