UPDATE: BSNL has denied reports that it is offering such plan to its customers. We also don t know where this story is originating from. As of now we don t have any such plans, Sanjay Kumar, GM, Sales and Marketing, BSNL, told Digit.in. Also Read - BSNL launches a new cheap Rs 499 broadband plan to take on Airtel Xtreme, JioFiberAlso Read - BSNL offers 100 minutes free calling with select plans to aid COVID-19, Cyclone Tauktae affected users
Original Story: In a move to push PM Narendra Modi s Digital India initiative, BSNL has made a jaw-dropping announcement. The state-run telecom operator will offer 20GB of 3G data for Rs 50, which can be shared with five BSNL users across India. While one user pays for the service, the other four will be able to use the service for free of cost. Also Read - BSNL Rs 197 prepaid plan introduced, 4 prepaid plans discontinued
The move comes right after Reliance Jio s plans were leaked, where it is rumored to offer 75GB of 4G data and 4,000 minutes of talktime for Rs 200. And while telecom operators are focusing on 4G services, the lucrative mobile data plan from BSNL has created a lot of buzz among data users. It also gives BSNL a competitive edge as leading telecom operators are offering 1GB of 3G data for Rs 150 or more, whereas BSNL is offering 20 times more data for one-fourth of price.
To avail the benefits of this data pack, users are required to login to BSNL s mobile safecare portal and enter their personal details. In the form, users will also be asked to specify four numbers that they would like to share the internet data pack with.
It will be interesting to see whether private telecom operators like Airtel and Vodafone will consider reducing 3G data tariffs helping 2G users to upgrade to faster network. It is worth pointing out that Airtel and Vodafone are currently focusing on their 4G network with extensive marketing campaigns.
While BSNL has also targeted to connect one lakh panchayats with high-speed broadband, it is also gearing up to launch its 4G services in 14 circles along with video-on demand service.
Via – trak.in