BSNL takes on Reliance Jio with Rs 118 prepaid unlimited data plan

Ruben Fields
May 17, 2018

Now, the state-run telecom operator has a new plan to take on Reliance Jio and others. It also offers 100 SMS per day.The key highlight of the offer is that it will give 1GB data per day for a validity period of 180 days. On the lucrative front, BSNL is providing users access to a free PRBT tune. At the moment, there are a plethora of tariff plans from top telcos even under Rs 200 offering unlimited voice calls, daily data limit per day and SMS benefit as well.

In a bid to take on the cutthroat competition from Jio, Idea, and Airtel had announced their recharge plans with similar offers and prices alike. Previously, Airtel's prepaid plan was limited to just Airtel to Airtel voice calls, but the pack now includes unlimited local, STD and roaming calls to all networks. The BSNL signature tune gets activated automatically for free, once the recharge is done. However, for choosing any other ringtone, users will be charged a nominal fee. The Jio pack offers additional benefits of a free subscription to Jio apps. However, BSNL charges standard call rates for voice calls made to mobile numbers in Delhi-NCR and Mumbai telecom circles, despite the "unlimited voice call" claim, unlike private players like Jio, Airtel and Vodafone.

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BSNL's offer also comes with limitations in select circles, and it only offers half the amount of data that Jio does at Rs 20 lesser price. Airtel also started offering one GB data a day for 28 days with Rs. 149 recharge pack for its dedicated data users. Priced at Rs 118, the prepaid plan offers unlimited voice calls for 28 days. Moreover, BSNL did not mention any FUP limit per day, so we can say that the voice calling is unlimited like the other BSNL prepaid plans.

BSNL is also offering plans like Rs 39, Rs 99, Rs 319 and Rs 349 recharge pack to it's customers. Airtel's free unlimited plan with 128 kbps starts at Rs. 199.

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