The state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched a new prepaid tariff plan of Rs 171 to compete with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone. In fact, the offer is such that it beats the plans from Jio and Airtel as it offers a total of 60GB data along with voice calling and SMS benefits, which comes to 2GB data per day, with 30 days validity.
The newly launched BSNL Rs 171 plan is only for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana circle as of now, as reported by Telecom Talk. Last month, MTNL had also introduced Rs 171 special tariff voucher plan with unlimited voice calls and 100 free SMS daily for subscribers in Mumbai and Delhi. The plan also offered 1.5GB 3G data per day.
In comparison, Reliance Jio offers Rs 149 plan with 28 days validity, and subscribers get unlimited roaming and unlimited local, national calls (as per TRAI guidelines). The plan also includes 100 free SMS daily. Users also get 1.5GB daily 4G data, and after the limit is exhausted, speed gets throttled to 64Kbps till midnight without any extra charge. The plan also includes complimentary access to JioTV, JioMusic, JioMovies and other services.
Earlier today, Vodafone launched an entry-level plan priced at Rs 47 for its prepaid customers in India. The all-new Vodafone Rs 47 prepaid plan comes with a validity of 28 days and offers a total of 7,500 seconds (125 minutes) during the validity period along with 50 free SMS and 500MB of data. The limited calling minutes are valid for all local/STD/roaming calls. This plan can be activated only via the balance deduction mode.
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So far, Reliance Jio has a good monthly (28-day validity) plan at Rs 49 plan for JioPhone users. It offers 1GB of 4G data, unlimited voice calling without any FUP and 50 SMS for 28 days, but as mentioned, is only applicable for users that are using the JioPhone feature phone. The new Vodafone plan will be usable on any device.