As a take on Jio and to claim the prime position in the Indian Telecom market, state-owned telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has recently introduced its new long-term prepaid pack that would definitely create a rage among the subscribers. Priced at ₹1,999, this pack offers 2GB of data per day, unlimited voice calls (excluding Delhi and Mumbai circles), and 100 SMS messages per day, and all these within a validity of 365 days or 12 months. This puts effective total data benefits at a whopping 730GB. The pack, however, does not offer any of the other BSNL additions such as PRBT (Personalized Ring Back Tone). Additionally, right now, BSNL currently offers 4G services only in the Kerala circle in India.
Reportedly, the BSNL long-term prepaid pack is currently valid only in the Chennai and Tamil Nadu circles. This pack is promotional in nature and could only be availed between June 25, 2018, and September 22, 2018. Ever since Jio has become one of the entrants, it has offered extreme value for money in terms of data and voice services. However, almost two years down the line, other operators have caught up with the trend and are offering benefits that would be proven better even the ones enjoyed by subscribers of the Reliance Industries-owned subscriber.
Talking more of this BSNL pack, in contrast, Jio’s ₹1,999 pack offers a validity of just 180 days and total high-speed data benefits of 125GB. However, it needs to be mentioned and remembered that Jio’s 4G VoLTE services are available pan India.
Earlier this month, BSNL has already challenged Jio by upgrading data benefits for several of its low-cost prepaid packs. The packs now offer as much as 2GB of data per day, compared to 1GB and 1.5GB previously. These in fact also offer free PRBT benefits to subscribers.