The trending news this time is created by BSNL. Recently, it had introduced its latest ₹349 prepaid recharge plan, offering 1GB daily data for a validity of 54 days clubbed with unlimited calls. Also, this plan is listed under BSNL’s prepaid tariffs on the company’s website. Now, to know more, BSNL’s new ₹349 pack would compete with prepaid recharge offers from Reliance Jio and other players like Airtel, Vodafone, which are offering increased validity and data for their customers. However, even after this, BSNL’s data connectivity is limited to 3G connections, and the telecom player does not yet offer 4G services.

To delve deep, BSNL’s ₹349 prepaid recharge offers unlimited local, STD and roaming calls. However, calls to Delhi and Mumbai are excluded from this plan. It would only offer 1GB data per day. However, even after this, if the user exhausts their daily data limit, the speed would be reduced to 40Kbps. The BSNL ₹349 prepaid recharge also includes free 100 SMS per day.


Again, in comparison, rival Reliance Jio has a prepaid recharge pack worth ₹349 which comes with 1.5GB of 4G data per day coupled with 100 free SMS per day and unlimited calls. BSNL also has a ₹448 plan with 84 days validity, which includes unlimited local, STD and national roaming calls. However, calls to Delhi and Mumbai are not part of this free unlimited calling offer. This plan further states of  1GB data per day, though speed is reduced to 80Kbps after a user exhausts their daily data. This plan includes 100 SMS per day and free personal ringback tone pack from the company.


To conclude, BSNL recently announced two new prepaid recharge offers of ₹99 and ₹319 with unlimited calling. The ₹99 plan offers a validity of 26 days, while the ₹319 plan comes with 90 days of validity and includes unlimited voice calls across the country and on roaming. Again, over here also Delhi and Mumbai circles are excluded from the unlimited calling offer.