State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has today announced two new annual prepaid plans of Rs 1,699 and Rs 2,099 for its customers. Both the plans offer benefits for 365 days which includes data, voice calling, text messages and Personalized Ring Back Tone (PRBT).
TelecomTalk reports that BSNL has announced the plans under Diwali Mahadhamaka scheme and calling the recharges as ‘Recharge se Azadi.’ Both the plans will be effective on a pan-India basis from October 29, 2018 and have been introduced on an open market basis, not on a promotional basis.
The Rs 1,699 plan has been introduced to compete with Reliance Jio’s recently released long-termRs 1,699 prepaid pack which also comes with a validity of 365 days.
The Rs 1,699 tariff plan offers its customers a total of 2GB data per day. After the usage hits the FUP (Fair Usage Policy) limit, BSNL will offer speed of 80 Kbps. Apart from offering data benefits, this plan also offers unlimited local, STD and national roaming calls. The calls can be even made to the numbers located in Mumbai and Delhi circles. Then, there are 100 SMSes per day and free hello tune being offering by BSNL in this plan for a period of 365 days.
Now talking about Rs 2,099 annual prepaid plan, this one offers a user 4GB data per day along with an after FUP speed of 80 Kbps. This plan also gives unlimited voice calling to any network located within India, 100 SMSes per day and free PRBT for 365 days.
Comparing the BSNL’s Rs 1,699 plan with Reliance Jio’s latest long-term plan Rs 1,699 plan, BSNL plan is offering more data benefit. BSNL is providing a total of 730GB with its prepaid plan of Rs 1,699 while Jio plan offers 547GB of data for 365 days. This means users will get 1.5GB of data per day. The pack also offers unlimited voice calls on local, STD and national roaming without any FUP limit along with 100 SMS per day.