State-owned telecom operator BSNL has been consistently challenging the likes of Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone with its tariff plans. While it does not operate in two of the most important metro cities – Mumbai and Delhi – it still offers some of the most attractive plans for its prepaid and postpaid users. Now, BSNL has come up with another new offer which gives additional 2.2GB daily data to every prepaid user subscribed to ten different tariff plans.
As the country gears up for the festive season ahead, the state-owned telco is trying to offer much more data than its private rivals. Most of the leading telecom operators in the country offer prepaid plans that give 1.4GB daily data with recharge of Rs 199. Now, BSNL is upending those plans with its new offer where customers get 2.2GB additional data when they recharge with Rs 186. The plan already offers 1GB daily data and with the revised offer, customers will be able to experience a total of 3.2GB daily data. With the new offer, BSNL is giving its users a total of 89.6GB of data with recharge of Rs 186. The amount of data offered by BSNL under Rs 200 makes it unmatched against similar offers from its rivals in the segment.
Reliance Jio, which has built its telecom service in the country, by offering more data than its rivals, also cannot match BSNL. The Mukesh Ambani-led telecom operator offers only 56GB of 4G data to its prepaid users subscribing to the Rs 199 tariff plan.
BSNL Bumper Offer on Unlimited Prepaid Plans
The newly announced bumper offer from BSNL is only applicable on unlimited plan vouchers priced at Rs 186, Rs 429, Rs 485, Rs 666 and Rs 999. Telecom Talk notes that the ten tariff plans include five for new users and five for existing users. While BSNL is challenging the leaders in the industry, its limited customer base and lack of 4G support is a disappointment. The offer will be applicable across the country, except for Mumbai and New Delhi circles.
With Rs 186 plan, as mentioned above, BSNL offers 1GB daily data for 28 days while Rs 429 offers 1GB daily data for 81 days. The Rs 485 and Rs 666 prepaid plans offer 1.5GB data for a period of 90 days and 129 days respectively. The Rs 999 prepaid plan has a validity of 181 days and limits data to 1GB per day. All these plans also offer unlimited voice calls without any FUP limit to any network across the country.
BSNL Bumper Offer on Unlimited STVs
BSNL is extending the bumper offer to five unlimited STVs as well that offer similar benefits to its unlimited plan vouchers. The additional data benefit on unlimited plan vouchers is applicable only to new users while the additional data on unlimited STVs is available for existing customers as well.
The telco has five unlimited STVs priced at Rs 187, Rs 333, Rs 349, Rs 444 and Rs 448 respectively. On all these STVs, the telco is already running an extra data offer where customers get 2GB of additional data and the bumper offer only improves the free data benefit. The free data per day will be incremented by 2.2GB per day on all these plans.