BSNL has come up with a new offer for its users that allows them to make calls even if they run out of balance. The telecom operator already allowed users to take talktime loan if they run out of balance. Now, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has reportedly increased the limit of its Talktime Loan facility to Rs 50.
The service allows BSNL prepaid subscribers to avail loan of various denominations for emergency situations. Earlier, the loan limit was just Rs 10, but that limit has reportedly been
Increased to Rs 50. All users have to do is dial a special USSD code to avail the service.
How to avail BSNL talktie loan facility?
The BSNL subscribers need to dial the USSD code 5117# to generate a request for loan. A carrier info message will show up asking the subscriber to choose the amount of loan they require
The users can now choose from – Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 30 and Rs 50. You can choose the option as per requirement and make calls for that amount. The amount will be credited immediately to your account.
However, the subscribers need to repay the amount later. It is likely to be deducted in the subsequent recharge made by the subscriber.
The talktime loan extension comes weeks after BSNL was offering extended validity to prepaid subscribers so that users could “continue to receive incoming calls”. The decision looked to provide relief to those affected by the coronavirus lockdown. The telco had also released free talk time of Rs 10 to all prepaid subscribers whose balanced reached zero during the lockdown period.