In an attempt to get high speed broadband connection within the reach of the masses, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), popular broadband service provider in Mumbai launched 2 Mbps Broadband plan for Rs.25 per month, called “Broadband For Every Home”. By slashing the prices of entry-level broadband, MTNL hopes to make their ADSL based wire-line Broadband services (Triband) a favourite among the crowd, since it has now gotten more affordable. In an official statement, MTNL confirms that all the new customers choosing to go in for their “Broadband for Every Home” plan will have to “pay one time charges Rs. 200 for installation and testing Rs.300 and Rs.600 for MTNL wired or wireless (Wi-Fi) modem respectively and Rs.50 per month ADSL Modem rental extra”, while adding that if a user already has a modem, then they won't be charged for the modem.
MTNL's Broadband for Every Home plan
Those wanting to avail this offer, will have to pay Rs.300 for a year for broadband access with speeds upto 2 Mbps, at the cost of Rs.25/month. This package comes with free usage of 50 MB per month, taking the total data usage to 600 MB. MTNL adds that after a user has exhausted the free data usage limit, the charges for per MB usage after that, too is low at 20 paisa per MB. MTNL further states that, “This new plan is suitable only for casual Broadband users; hence high data usage customer can opt any other plans starting from Rs.395 per with Unlimited Data usage at 512 Kbps speed and 2 Mbps Xpress Broadband plans starting from Rs.600 per month.“
Specifics of the plan
- Plan Name: Broadband Every Home Plan
- Annual Service Charges: Rs.300 (will be taken in 1st bill)
- Download Speed: upto 2 Mbps
- Upload Speed: upto 512 Kbps
- Free Data Usage: 50 MB per month
- Additional Usage Charges: 51 MB to 500 MB at 50p/MB, 501 MB to 1 GB at 30p/MB, 1GB onwards at 20p/MB
- Bill Cap: Rs. 5,500/- per month for usage, beyond Bill Cap FREE unlimited usage at 2Mbps download speed.
- Monthly Modem Charges: Rs.50 (for MTNL Modem)
MTNL will be offering “Broadband for Every Home” as a promotional plan, which will be up from 20th February to 18th May, 2012. For further details, users can call 1503 (Toll free) 022-22221500 or visit the MTNL customer service centre of your area or log on to www.mtnlmumbai.in