With the 72nd Independence Day right around the corner, BSNL has now introduced its Freedom Offer, under which the company is offering two prepaid plans at Rs 9 and Rs 29. Both are short validity plans lasting one day and one week, respectively. At the small price, these plans offer data and voice calling features and will be available starting August 10.
Rs 9 plan
The Rs 9 being the cheapest plan among the two, offers 2GB of data for a validity period of one day. After consuming the FUP, the speeds will be reduced to 80Kbps. For the day, users will also get unlimited voice calling across telecom operators and 100 SMS benefits. It is important to note that free calling is available throughout the country, except for Mumbai and Delhi. BSNL will be offering the plan till August 25.
Rs 29 plan
The Rs 29 prepaid plan comes with a validity period of 1 week, during which users will be getting 2GB data benefits per day. It also comes with the same calling and SMS benefits as the Rs 9 plan. User will have access to the plan till August 25, after which BSNL will be revising the data offered to only 1GB and limit the SMS to 300 a week.
While these plans will be available for a limited period of time, BSNL already carries a Rs 27 low-cost prepaid pack, which offers 1GB of data for a day for the entire week. It also comes with the same unlimited calling and 300 SMS benefits for the entire validity period. The plan is said to be available in all regions except for Mumbai and Delhi.
Watch: Xiaomi Mi A2 First Look
In other news, BSNL recently updated couple of its postpaid plans to offer 100 SMS options per day. The state-run telco revised its plan to better compete with rivals, Jio and Airtel. The Rs 399 plan is one of few plans that is getting the treatment. However, these benefits are said to be only available in Chennai and Tamil Nadu telecom circles at the moment.