Coronavirus effect: MTNL offers double data on all broadband plans for a month in Delhi and Mumbai

By Sameer Mitha | Published on 23 Mar 2020
Coronavirus effect: MTNL offers double data on all broadband plans for a month in Delhi and Mumbai
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New MTNL customers opting for a copper-based connection will not have to pay installation charges.

They will, however, need to purchase the modem to have the connection installed.

The double data scheme is active for a month.

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If you are living in Mumbai or Delhi, then chances are you are figuring out the best way to stay online and connected to your work without exhausting your service provider's FUP. If you have an MTNL broadband connection, then there is good news for you. The telco has announced that it will offer double data in all broadband plans for both landline and mobile for a month. MTNL took to twitter to send out this information. The plan is aimed to aid those working from home in the battle against the Coronavirus. 

"MTNL has doubled free data in all the broadband plans of landline as well as mobile for one month will effect from today so that people are encouraged to work from home," MTNL Chairman and Managing Director Sunil Kumar told PTI.

It must, however, be noted that the scheme is valid only for those in Mumbai and Delhi. If you do not have an MTNL connection and are planning on getting one, then note that new customers opting for the copper cable-based connection will not have to pay installation charges. The customer will have to buy the modem for the connection though. 

If you are a BSNL customer, then note that the company has provided a broadband plan for those working from home. The ‘Work@Home’ broadband plan from BSNL will give users 5GB of daily data. It will provide speed up to 10Mbps. The new plans are applicable across all networks in India, including the Andaman and Nicobar region. You can read more about the BSNL plan here.

On the other hand, D2h users are facing issues as the company is dealing with ‘very high traffic’ as per reports. You can read more about that here. In other news, telcos are urging Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, and Hotstar to lower streaming quality to reduce network strain. You can read more about that here.

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