BSNL, one of the government-owned PSUs is right now on the verge of introducing 4G services in the country. But the telco is not shy about giving best tariff plans in the industry. While the top telecom operators in the nation are introducing bundled tariff plans, BSNL has presented two voice calling plans of Rs 319 and Rs 99. With these voice-only prepaid plans, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is putting forth unlimited voice calls without any limit for the clients. So the Rs 319 prepaid voice calling plan of BSNL offers unlimited voice calls to any network in the home circle and on national roaming, except Mumbai and Delhi. For clients looking out for free voice calling plan for Mumbai and Delhi circles, BSNL has a separate STV which is designed to offer free voice calling to Mumbai and Delhi circle mobile numbers.
According to a few reports from the web, the new plan which is priced at Rs. 319 and provides 90 days of validity, unlimited voice calls across the country along with roaming. BSNL will be skipping the Mumbai and Delhi circles according to a few reports. Though, the Rs. 99 plan provides same voice calling benefits with a validity of 26 days only. The plan also provides a free caller tune service (PRBT). Advance BSNL had reported a comparative plan in February for the Kolkata telecom circle and has now made it available for pan-India.
In recent occasions, BSNL had additionally declared an IPL special recharge pack which was accessible for Rs. 248. The plan then provided the prepaid clients with 153GB of data with a validity period of 51 days. Presently, the plans that have been reported will be available until April 30 and its validity is similar to that of the IPL schedule. The recharge pack will also enable the clients to stream the ongoing IPL matches and the plan comes with a FUP limit of 3GB every day.
In order to compete with Reliance Jio and Airtel, BSNL also has presented various new prepaid plans over the most recent two months. BSNL had additionally presented Rs 551 prepaid pack which provides 1.5GB 4G data for each day with unlimited access after FUP (Fair Usage Policy) at 80Kbps. There is also Rs. 444 pack that provides the similar data and furthermore some other advantages with unlimited voice (other network calls are restricted to 200 minutes per day) along with a validity of 60 days. There is also Rs. 485 prepaid pack which offers a client 1GB data for every day, along with unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS messages for every day and also accompanies a validity of 90 days.
Additionally, BSNL has presented a prepaid pack of Rs. 118 which gives a total of 1GB 3G/ 4G data along with unlimited BSNL-to-BSNL voice calls 30 minutes for every day for a total 0f 30 days. That said about the plans, it will be interesting to perceive how the clients find the new plans and whether they will switch to BSNL from their current network or not.