BSNL has hit the headlines this time. Recently, it revealed new voice and data plan, naming it ‘Plan 429’. This latest plan ensures the prepaid users with unlimited voice calls and 1 GB data per day for 90 days. So, the BSNL prepaid users will now have to recharge with Rs 429, after which they will be eligible for free voice (local/STD) on any network along with 90 GB of data (at 1 GB per day) for 90 days on a PAN India basis, except the Kerala Circle.
In a recent press statement, R.K.Mittal, Director (CM) BSNL, regarded that, “This Voice & Data Centric Plan is available for Rs. 429/ ie Rs. 143/ per month which gives unlimited voice (Local/STD) on any net and 90 GB data ( @ 1 GB per day) for 90 days, which is the most competitive plan in present market scenario”.
This latest offer by BSNL is basically in lieu to the wide range of data recently being introduced by arch rival Airtel. But, the slight difference over here remains that Airtel’s plans vary from circle to circle. For instance, in case of Delhi-NCR, the offer begins with as low as Rs.5 and reaches up to Rs.399. There is also a Rs 349 recharge with unlimited local and STD calls along with 28GB of data (1GB per day FUP ) for a period of 28 days. The Rs 399 plan from Airtel offers unlimited local, STD calls on Airtel and free roaming outgoing calls along with 28GB data (FUP is 1GB per day) for a period of 28 days.
Lastly, it is speculated that this competition between telecom operators have become more acute, especially after the new entrant Reliance Jio has completed a year in this zone. Jio has a wide range of plans for its prime members, added with benefits. Also, the company recently introduced two new prepaid and postpaid plans under its Dhan Dhana Dhan offer.