INTRO: According to the reports the telecom company BSNL is offering up to Rs.50 of talk time as a loan to its customers. The company previously used to offer a loan scheme in 2016 whose limit was Rs.10. But According to a recent report from Only Tech, now all the BSNL subscribers can avail the loan facility from the USSD code *511*7#.
As by the latest information, there will be four loan options to choose from they will be– Rs. 10, Rs. 20, Rs. 30, and Rs. 50. In a typical USSD fashion, there will be separate numbers corresponding to the recharge amount and then you may choose the one that suits you the most, as you can see in the image mentioned below.
BSNL typically levies back Rs.1 for Rs.10 loans and hence, we could expect similar charges on these new proposed plans as well. The company has not officially announced the scheme at the time while we were writing this article.
Note: when a user-tested out the feature, it showed an error that read “We are sorry. You do not qualify for this service at the moment”. Let us know if it works for you in the comments.
BSNL might not be ready to bring out this Talktime loan scheme right now, which explains totally why it has not made an official announcement. With all of that said, we could expect the telecom operator to announce the new offer it in the coming weeks, as it would help its subscribers stay connected during these tough trying times.
It is worth noticing that BSNL is not the only network operator in the country that is offering extra benefits during the coronavirus pandemic. The other telecom company like Reliance Jio is also reportedly offering a 24-Hour Grace Plan with unlimited Jio calls when your current plan expires.