BSNL is trying hard to match up to other telecom players in the Indian market, and keep announcing new plans and packs for prepaid and postpaid customers. With Independence Day just around the corner, BSNL has unveiled multiple new packs for prepaid users, including one Independence Day Special pack. Also Read - Jio maintains lead in 4G download speed, Vi in upload in May: TRAIAlso Read - BSNL launches a new cheap Rs 499 broadband plan to take on Airtel Xtreme, JioFiber
The new packs were first shared on Twitter. The Independence Day pack will be applicable to users in circles all over the country, and is already available for users. Under the new pack, users can avail the pack for Rs 74. The combo STV offers users Rs 74 talktime, 1GB 3G data offered per day for users (total of 5GB for the plan duration). The validity of the plan is five days, and users can purchase the plan again. The calling and SMS charges after activation stay the same. ALSO READ: MTNL broadband services disrupted after malware attack; 10,000 users affected Also Read - BSNL offers 100 minutes free calling with select plans to aid COVID-19, Cyclone Tauktae affected users
Other packs are available in Rs 259, Rs 379, and Rs 549 denominations. All the packs come with 3G data, and some call benefits. The packs are valid from 30 days to 90 days. The most basic pack, which is the Rs 259 pack offers free 110 minutes of BSNL-to-BSNL calls for 30 days. The pack also offers 3G data for Rs 220. However, the charges for the data consumption or the exact amount of data are not mentioned. Standard charges are applicable to calls from BSNL to other networks and STD calls. ALSO READ: BSNL urges customers to link mobile numbers with Aadhaar before February 6, 2018 deadline
The second pack is priced at Rs 379, and comes with 30 day validity period. It offers unlimited 3G data with 4GB FUP per day limit (total of 120GB 3G data), and unlimited on-net calling. Users also get 30 minutes of off-net calls free. After the 4GB limit is exhausted, the data speeds drop to 80kbps. ALSO READ: Jio effect: RCom offers Wi-Fi dongle, 1GB 4G data daily for 365 days at Rs 5,199
The last pack comes with a validity of 90 days, and is priced at Rs 549. The pack offers unlimited data with a limit of 5GB 3G data daily, post which the speed drops to 80kbps. The user can avail a total of 450GB 3G data under the pack. There are no call or SMS benefits for the user as a part of the pack. However, all the three packs do offer users some caller tune benefits like free tunes and a larger library. All the plans are already active and available for all circles across India.
BSNL is trying to take on Reliance Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone, and bringing in new offers regularly for customers. The service provider also tied up with multiple Wi-Fi hotspot operators globally, and unveiled a new scheme offering users Wi-Fi packs when roaming at the start of the year. The new international Wi-Fi packs come for Rs 999 (validity of seven days), Rs 1,599 (15 day validity), and Rs 1,999 (30-day validity). BSNL is now looking at switching to 4G and offering faster internet speeds to subscribers.