In a bid to upend the ultra-low cost Reliance Jio Prime subscription plans, state-run telecom operator BSNL has launched a new recharge pack that provides customers 2GB of data per day at Rs. 339. Along with the 2GB data per day, the Rs. 339 BSNL recharge pack – which has validity of 28 days, comes with unlimited calls within the BSNL network, and 25 minutes of free calls to other networks per day. Calls beyond the free 25 minutes will be charged at 25p per minute.
“The benefits customer will get under the Combo STV (special tariff voucher) of Rs. 339 are unlimited calls in BSNL network and unlimited data with fair use policy of 2GB per day with validity of 28 days,” BSNL said in a statement. The offer is limited for 90 days.
Reliance Jio is offering 1GB of 4G data per day and unlimited calling to all network for free till March 31. From April 1 onward, Reliance Jio customers opting for Jio Prime service will get unlimited data and calls till March 31, 2018, for one time registration fee of Rs. 99 and Rs. 303 per month.
In response to this, Airtel has launched a Rs. 345 prepaid recharge pack that provides 1GB data per day, with cap of 500MB during the day and 500MB between 12am and 6am. The Rs. 549 Airtel recharge pack provides 1GB data per day without any restrictions of time.
Vodafone’s Rs. 346 recharge pack comes with 1GB of data per day for 28 days, as well as unlimited calls. Similarly, Idea Cellular’s Rs. 348 recharge pack provides 500MB of data per day and unlimited calls for 28 days.
“We are committed to providing affordable and efficient services to all segment of our loyal mobile customers. We offer best prices to our customers considering present trend of Indian telecom industry,” BSNL Director for Consumer Mobility RK Mittal said.
BSNL customers under the new scheme will also get 25 minutes of free call to other network everyday and after that they will be charged 25 paisa for minute long phone call.