100GB @20mbps for 499+GST - circle specific plan

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Srivilliputhur (TN)
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BSNL FTTH & 3g, Jio 4g and Airtel 4g
As per BSNL, we'd get an SMS a couple of days before the renewal date, with a link to opt-out of Amazon Prime subscription auto-renewal. If we ignore that, then Amazon subscription is renewed automatically. As @varkey mentioned already, not sure if GST would be added on top of 999 for Amazon Prime.

Initially, I planned to switch the plan to something less than 745 so that it gets cancelled automatically just before renewal, then after a month, I can go back to a plan higher than 745. However, BSNL made it costly to switch plans as they charge 1-month advance for every migration!

For example, I was in 777 plan initially (offered as the minimum plan for all FTTH customers). After about 45 days, I switched to 749 (via online) as it offers more value. I was charged 749 extra on the next bill.

If they ever charge GST on top of that 999, I plan to cancel it on the next opportunity, assuming the cancellation process goes through as expected.
 

vishalrao

The Global Village Idiot
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Pune
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BSNL FTTH 300 mbps Fiber Ultra plan 1499
I think people have posted (and also BSNL has posted on twitter) a link to unsubscribe from Amazon prime. I don't remember or have it with me at the moment though.
 
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Bangalore | Ernakulam
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Excitel | BSNL
Looks like that works! I'll opt out before the renew date.


 


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Srivilliputhur (TN)
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BSNL FTTH & 3g, Jio 4g and Airtel 4g
At the end of the day, it is Amazon that activates the subscription. BSNL may send the activation request in such cases. Amazon's activation routine may not be buggy enough to activate the same number with the same Amazon account again. We may try getting another FTTH account with LCO, try activating it for Amazon Prime, then disconnect the old account. At least, my LCO wouldn't mind, as he is very close to me. But, if I were given the chance to write the software that activates the subscription I wouldn't activate more than one free subscription (via BSNL, Airtel or whatever).

Basically my point is that it is easy to catch and neglect such duplicate free subscription request using software, regardless of plan change, number change or ISP change.

I have high respect for developers behind Amazon. I don't think they would allow any such requests.
 
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But Amazon wouldn't need to care whether it's the same number or not. I don't think that BSNL would even pass on that information. Amazon is not the one managing the customer account etc.

It's upto BSNL to validate the user, his eligibility and what not, and after that BSNL's activation request to Amazon would be just saying, activate one year plan for this user (your Amazon account) and bill it to me.

So basically my point is that, it is BSNL's software which would handle this with the required validations. Completely agree that it is easy to catch such things, but you never know, bugs and exploits do exist and not all edge cases get caught always. 😅