comscore BSNL rivals Airtel and Vodafone with Rs 499 postpaid plan, offers 45GB data
News

BSNL rivals Airtel and Vodafone with Rs 499 postpaid plan, offers 45GB data

BSNL is challenging private telecom players with a range of postpaid plans that match or offer better data benefits.

  • Published: August 13, 2018 9:03 AM IST
bsnl-logo-stock-image-bgr-2-1

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, the state-owned telecom operator is once again challenging the mainstream players in the telecom circle, with a new postpaid plan. The operator has launched a new postpaid plan with a rental of Rs 499 that rivals offers from leading private players. Also Read - BSNL launches new Rs 1,499 Plan annual plan with unlimited voice calling

Also Read - BSNL launches IPTV service in Kerala, also opens pan-India registrations

The new Rs 499 postpaid plan from BSNL offers 45GB of data and unlimited voice calls without any FUP limit. The state-owned player recently announced some changes to its postpaid tariff plan and as a result, the new Rs 499 postpaid plan also comes bundled with 100 SMS per day. The offer basically makes BSNL competitive against the likes of Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular. However, it’s worth noting that BSNL does not offer 4G data services, but only 3G. Also Read - BSNL offering 3GB daily data for Rs 78: All you need to know

The telecom operators, who have been competing extensively, in the prepaid segment are now shifting their focus to postpaid segment. BSNL is not alone launching new postpaid plans. Reliance Jio, which has become the fastest growing telecom player, has also introduced a number of postpaid plans to woo customers away from the incumbent players. After amassing a large number of subscribers, the telecom players are now looking for consumers in the postpaid segment, who will stick around for a longer duration.

The new Rs 499 postpaid plan from BSNL follows the launch of Rs 399 plan and the biggest selling point here being the 45GB of monthly data. While the data capacity matches that offered by its competitors, BSNL’s plan is missing out on data rollover facility. BSNL says after consumption of 45GB of data, customers will not be charged for excess data but the speed will drop to 40kbps, reports Telecom Talk.

BSNL postpaid users subscribing to this plan can avail 15GB of additional data at Rs 100. The plan seems to offer much better benefits than that offered as part of Rs 399 postpaid plan. In comparison, Airtel and Vodafone offers 75GB data benefit with the Rs 499 tariff plan. Idea Cellular, on the other hand, offers 40GB data benefit with its Rs 499 plan.

Watch: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 First Look Video

With the Rs 499 postpaid plan, Airtel and Idea Cellular offer 100 SMS per day while BSNL and Vodafone offer 100 SMS for the entire validity period. BSNL definitely has some work to do when it comes to catching up with incumbents and lack of 4G does not help it either.

For the latest tech news across the world, latest PC and Mobile games, tips & tricks, top-notch gadget reviews of most exciting releases follow BGR India’s Facebook, Twitter, subscribe our YouTube Channel.
  • Published Date: August 13, 2018 9:03 AM IST



new arrivals in india

Poco X3
Poco X3

16,999

Realme Narzo 20A
Realme Narzo 20A

8,499

Realme Narzo 20
Realme Narzo 20

10,499

Realme Narzo 20 Pro
Realme Narzo 20 Pro

14,999

Oppo F17
Oppo F17

17,990

Samsung Galaxy M51
Samsung Galaxy M51

24,999

Poco M2
Poco M2

10,999

Oppo F17 Pro
Oppo F17 Pro

22,990

Realme 7 Pro
Realme 7 Pro

19,999

Realme 7
Realme 7

14,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A

6,799

Vivo Y20
Vivo Y20

12,990

Xiaomi Redmi 9
Xiaomi Redmi 9

8,999

Nokia 5.3
Nokia 5.3

13,999

Motorola Moto G9
Motorola Moto G9

11,499

Realme C15
Realme C15

9,999

Realme C12
Realme C12

8,999

Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Samsung Galaxy Note 20

77,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime

9,999

Oppo Reno4 Pro
Oppo Reno4 Pro

34,990

Samsung Galaxy M01 Core
Samsung Galaxy M01 Core

5,499

Realme 6i
Realme 6i

12,999

Asus Rog Phone 3
Asus Rog Phone 3

49,999

OnePlus Nord
OnePlus Nord

24,999

Infinix Smart 4 Plus
Infinix Smart 4 Plus

7,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

11,999

Samsung Galaxy M01s
Samsung Galaxy M01s

9,999

Vivo X50 Pro 5G
Vivo X50 Pro 5G

49,990

Vivo X50 5G
Vivo X50 5G

34,990

Realme C11
Realme C11

7,499

Poco M2 Pro
Poco M2 Pro

13,999

Realme X3
Realme X3

24,999

Realme X3 SuperZoom
Realme X3 SuperZoom

27,999

Tecno Spark Power 2
Tecno Spark Power 2

9,999

Oppo A12
Oppo A12

9,990

Oppo A52
Oppo A52

16,990

Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Galaxy A21s

15,999

Oppo Find X2
Oppo Find X2

64,990

Motorola One Fusion Plus
Motorola One Fusion Plus

17,499

Samsung Galaxy A31
Samsung Galaxy A31

20,999

Samsung Galaxy M01
Samsung Galaxy M01

8,999

Samsung Galaxy M11
Samsung Galaxy M11

10,999

Infinix Hot 9 Pro
Infinix Hot 9 Pro

9,999

LG Velvet
LG Velvet

Price Not Available

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite

Price Not Available

Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple iPhone SE 2020

42,500

Honor 30 Pro
Honor 30 Pro

Price Not Available

Honor 30
Honor 30

Price Not Available

OnePlus 8
OnePlus 8

44,999

OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro

54,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

13,999

Motorola Moto E4
Motorola Moto E4

8,999

Samsung Galaxy On Max
Samsung Galaxy On Max

9,775

nubia N2
nubia N2

15,999

Karbonn K9 Kavach 4G
Karbonn K9 Kavach 4G

5,290

Motorola Moto C Plus
Motorola Moto C Plus

6,999

Best Sellers