Offer Extended Pan India with Exception of Andaman & Nicobar Circles

There have been tempting offers for BSNL customers Pan India since the lockdown announced by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in March 2020. Unfortunately Andaman & Nicobar Islands is never considered as part of India when it comes to facilities extended by BSNL. The worst being the CANI project which has been put on hold for reasons known to the BSNL, A&N Islands Circle and the Andaman & Nicobar Administration.

Port Blair/ New Delhi, 20: The A&N Administration and the BSNL were all set to inaugurate the CANI project with the scheduled visit of the Hon’ble President of India in March. Things got delayed later and there were a series of ‘reasons’ floated by the concerned authorities about the delayed launch of CANI. On one occasion, the concerned announced that the project is pending the nod of DOT while on the other hand it was the CGM of BSNL, A&N Telecom Circle, who shamelessly announced that the users of BSNL may be experiencing 4G in the next six months.

While the ‘reasons’ were floated shamelessly, the AMPHAN cyclone came as a blessing for the BSNL Andaman & Nicobar as another reason for its poor services and heavy billings in the islands. While Shri Narendra Modi has been insisting on digital India and online education considering the pandemic COVID-19, Andaman & Nicobar Islands still remain as a remote destination, with the worst services of BSNL at the highest cost pan India. Such things are only possible in places like Andaman & Nicobar Islands which are a part of India but never given due recognition because of the dictatorship prevailing.

The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has extended its broadband promotional program for “Work@Home” until June 20. The program was implemented in March and was initially valid for one month. The state-owned operator however extended its validity to May 19. The broadband service is exclusively available to BSNL landline customers who do not have a BSNL broadband link, with the goal of promoting work from home and limiting the spread of coronavirus outbreak in the region. It is applicable pan-Indiaically, with the exception of the Andaman and Nicobar circles.

BSNL has announced the extension of the Work@Home broadband program through a circular posted by the operator’s Chennai team, as originally spotted by The service is available free of charge to BSNL’s landline customers.

BSNL offers Internet connectivity with download speeds of up to 10 Mbps for customers that use the broadband promotional plan. The bundled download speed is true with an allocation of 5 GB of data. Once the speed has exceeded the given limit, as per the official details, the speed drops to up to 1Mbps.

Also applicable to customers receiving the broadband package is to use one email ID along with 1 GB data. The plan also contains no additional installation fees and security deposits. Customers however need to own a modem or customer premise equipment (CPE) to make free use of the broadband service.

Earlier last month, BSNL had extended Work@Home broadband validity to May 19. At the time of the launch, it was valid until April 19. It is designed to enable customers to stay indoors and prefer working from home to restrict the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

By dialing the toll-free number 1800-345-1504, BSNL landline customers can avail of the promotional broadband plan. It is necessary to remember that customers who already have a broadband link from the provider can’t make use of the package.