Indian state run telecom operator BSNL has announced that it will allow users to carry forward the unused mobile Internet data with their next mobile balance recharge (including normal data STVs). The facility has been extended to its all prepaid customers 2G as well as 3G across its circles in India, but the same was stopped in February.
Let us explain the scenario in details. Say a BSNL subscriber activates data STV 139 for his prepaid mobile number, which allows 1GB data for 19 days validity. If that customer used only 500MB data and activates same Rs.139 data STV pack within validity time of old STV, then the balance of 500MB in previous pack will automatically added to this new recharge and gets the new balance data as 1GB+500MB(previous unused data) for the next validity of 19 days of new data STV recharge.
The move is likely to help BSNL accumulate more heavy data users. Also, BSNL recently introduced Rs. 68 Data Special Tariff Voucher (STV) which allows 1GB 3G Mobile Data for 1 day, never given by any other operator at this cheapest rates in the present market.
BSNL’s carry forward plan is really interesting as well as beneficial for customers who at times fail to consume full data. However, BSNL isn’t the only company offering the carry forward plan. Tata Docomo and Vodafone also recently allowed its users carry forward their unused data balance.