Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Technology | By Christopher Mann

BSNL takes on Reliance Jio with Rs 118 prepaid unlimited data plan

BSNL takes on Reliance Jio with Rs 118 prepaid unlimited data plan

Prepaid subscribers of Bharti Airtel - which provides telecom services under brand Airtel - will now continue to receive mobile data after exhausting the prescribed daily limit of high speed data during the validity period of certain recharge packs. The plan carries a validity of 28 days. For any other PRBT tune, BSNL will charge according to the customization user asks for.

BSNL is also offering plans like Rs 39, Rs 99, Rs 319 and Rs 349 recharge pack to it's customers. "The largest telco (telecom operator) of the country has decided that it would now make their plans truly unlimited by allowing a speed of 128 Kbps post the completion of FUP limit", the report had said. The validity is same for all the effective circles. Additionally, this plan offers free caller tunes but there is no mobile data benefit with this plan.

In a related news, Airtel has now chose to focus on post-FUP speed now, as they have raised their barrier, and offering 126 Kbps of post-FUP speed.

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The unlimited experience data with 128Kbps speed is only valid for the packs which offer daily data limits. This plan was aimed at the audience with more calling needs than data consumption requirements. Other benefits of the Rs 198 pack include free local, STD and roaming voice calls and 100 SMS per day. As of now, the plan is active in many circles of Tamil Nadu, Kolkata, Chennai and more and soon it will be available in other circles of BSNL. the plan also offers 1GB data.

Following the suit, Idea started rolling a similar prepaid plan for Rs. 109.

Airtel Rs 509 plan: Subscribers buying this plan will get unlimited voice calls, free-roaming outgoing and incoming, 100 local/national SMS a day and 1.4GB data per day for 90 days.

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There is no daily or weekly calling limit in the BSNL plan 118. But as reported few days back, BSNL is losing their market share at a fast speed, and past year along around 1.5 lakh landline users ditched BSNL.

Reliance Jio already offers users Rs 98 prepaid plan which gives unlimited local and STD calls and national roaming for free along with 2GB data for 28 days; users also get 300 free SMS free of cost. The latest offer announced by BSNL is Rs 118 recharge pack which will compete against RJio's Rs 98 recharge pack.

This new landline centric plan has been designed for those, who are heavy voice users, and need an economical solution for the same.

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