BSNL to offer more data, extended validity under select prepaid plans

Mindy Sparks
January 13, 2018

BSNL has extended validity of select prepaid mobile plans by 43 per cent and increased the data offered by 50 per cent, with an aim to counter Reliance Jios latest offer.

BSNL customers subscribing to Rs 186 plan voucher and Rs 187 special tariff voucher will get 1 GB data per day with 28 days validity.

In other circles, Airtel is offering the same Rs 59 plan as part of its Prepaid Promise scheme, but the benefits differ by a huge margin. Airtel also offers a Rs. 509 plan that was recently revised to offer 91 days validity with the same benefits.

Additionally, Airtel has also a Rs. 93 pack that offers unlimited voice calls to all networks, 100 SMSes per day, and a total of 1GB 3G/ 4G data with a validity of 10 days. Jio has a Rs 52 tariff plan that gives unlimited voice calls, 150MB per day, and 70 SMS for seven days, which is in-line with Airtel's Rs 59 in other circles, but not in Kolkata circle. Further, Rs 485 pack comes with a validity of 90 days, while the Rs 666 pack comes with a validity of 129 days. This plan is now live for Airtel prepaid users in Kolkata as an open market plan. Airtel had a Rs. 199 prepaid pack to compete with Jio's pack at the same rate.

In terms of calling, the tariff plans come with unlimited calling benefits for the validity period.

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. Airtel has been busy doing this against Reliance Jio's onslaught and now it's time for the state-run operator to do the same in an effort to hold on to customers and attract new ones.

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