New BSNL online payment option introduced for landline, FTTH customers; check step-by-step guide
State-owned telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is facing stiff competition from private telecom operators including Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel both in terms of plans and in terms of service. This competition has forced BSNL to offer similar low-priced plans and services. Not just plans, BSNL has moved further and launched a new service in India that is aimed at helping its customers pay their telecom bills with ease.
TelecomTalk reports that the state-owned telecom provider has introduced an online payment option for its FTTH and landline customers. This facility will enable customers to pay their bills from the comfort of their homes. It also enables users to make payments in advance so that they can avoid paying the bill late. Additionally, BSNL subscribers can also pay more than the amount in their current bill that would enable them to cover future payments as well. Here's a step-by-step that will help you pay your bills online.
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Step 1: Go to BSNL's payment portal portal.bsnl.in/.
Step 2: Now click on the Landline section.
Step 3: Now enter your phone number along with the STD code.
Step 4: Now enter your registered email ID along with your mobile number. BSNL will send you a copy of the payment receipt here.
Step 5: Enter the captcha code and press on the Submit button.
Step 6: Enter the amount and press on the Pay Now button.
Step 7: Now, you will be able to select the payment method that you prefer. The list includes UPI, net banking, credit card and debit card options.
Step 8: Make the payment following which you get a receipt for the same.
The announcement comes shortly after BSNL launched new prepaid plans worth ₹75, ₹94, ₹447 in India. The ₹447 plan offers 100GB of data without any daily data limit. It also offers free access to Eros Now and comes with a validity of 60 days. The ₹94 plan offers a total of 3GB of data along with 100 minutes of voice calling for a span of 90 days. Once the time limit is consumed, subscribers will be required to pay ₹30 paisa per minute for calling. Lastly, the ₹75 plan offers a total of 2GB of data with 100 minutes of voice calling for a span of 60 days.