BSNL jumps into data and validity revision game, update its prepaid plans

Doris Richards
January 12, 2018

Talking about the benefits of the Jio 4G 149 plan, the plan offers unlimited calls including all local, STD and roaming calls.

The move by Vodafone comes the same day Jio revised its prepaid plans to offer 1GB data per day packs at a starting price of Rs. 149. Both packs offer unlimited calls and 100 SMSes per day, although Jio's 199 pack provides 1.2GB 4G data per day while the Airtel pack providers 1GB 3G/ 4G data per day.

Jio has also introduced a 91 days 'plan. The telecom operator is offering either 43 percent of extra validity or 50 percent additional data. The validity of this pack is 70 days.

Vodafone has revised its Rs. 448 and Rs. 509 plans to offer more validity and data to prepaid subscribers just as the Reliance Jio slashed prices of its 1GB data per day plans.


The Rs. 458 plan offered 70-day validity till recently, but is now valid for 84 days. On the other hand, the Rs. 448 recharge will give Jio users 84-day validity and 1.5GB data per day, totalling 126GB of 4G data for the total validity period. This means users will get a total of 91GB data for 91 days. And as far as pricing is concerned, Jio offers the plan at the cheapest price against its two older rivals of Airtel and Voadone. Hence, Vodafone prepaid customers doing a recharge of ₹458 now get a total of 14 GB more data, whereas the customers doing recharge of ₹509 get 7 GB more data. Users would get Rs. 103 of talk time, with call rates of 15 paisa per minute for BSNL to BSNL networks in this prepaid pack. The number of messages allowed in the plan is 100 per day.

Those who happen to use excessive internet data can buy a plan for anywhere between Rs 300 to Rs 350 a month, or 28 days to be precise.

Bharti Airtel, however, continued to remain India's biggest telco with 289.53 million customers, while Mukesh Ambani-led Jio's subscriber base has grown to a shade over 152 million, end-November.

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