BSNL waives off installation charges for new fixed-line customers

New Delhi, Apr 11 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 4/11/2021 1:32:27 PM IST

India’s state-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to waive the installation charges until April 30th, for all kinds of fixed-line connections. The telecom PSU offers several telecom services such as fibre optic broadband connections, DSL broadband connections, and landline service, Business Today reported.

The installation charges for any new connection for either of the services are waived off until April 30, 2021, reported TelecomTalk. BSNL announced this information through a circular dated 8th April 2021. The offer will be available pan-India and is not limited to any particular circle.

BSNL’s head office in Delhi had released the circular ordering every other state and circle to update the information on their website as well. Further, it mentioned that the above order should be applicable immediately which means starting now till April 30th 2021, any user looking to get new broadband or a landline connection will not have to pay any installation charges.

For broadband-only connections, BSNL usually charges users Rs 250 as the installation charge. But for Bharat Fibre (Optic Fibre) connections, users need to pay Rs 500 as the installation charge. It is again Rs 250 for getting a broadband connection over the existing voice calling service.

In comparison to JioFiber, the broadband arm of Reliance Jio, this cost is minuscule. JioFiber customers are required to pay Rs 1,000 as installation charges that are non-refundable and Rs 1,500 for a security deposit against the ONU devices provided by the company. The security deposit is fully refundable though.


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