The government-run telecom company BSNL launched a prepaid voucher Abhinandan-151 a few weeks ago that offered 1GB of daily data. In a new development, the company now offers an additional 500MB of data, daily. Now the Abhinandan-151 plan offers 1.5GB data per day for a period of 24 days. The new prepaid plan by BSNL is now equivalent to RelianceJio’s Rs 149 prepaid plan that also offers 1.5GB per day for 28 days.
BSNL launched the Abhinandan-151 prepaid plan in the second week of June 2019. Earlier it offered unlimited local, STD and roaming calls even to Mumbai and Delhi circles, together with 1GB daily data. This plan will come with 100 SMS per day. The free offer validity in the plan was available for 24 days and the plan validity was for 180 days. After the revision of the plan, all the free offers are the same as the older one, although the company has enhanced the data plan to 1.5GB. Earlier it offered 1GB data per day. However, the offers will only be valid for the same time period.
Even though the company is offering data up to 1.5GB, in reality, one the limit is over the FUP speeds of 40 Kbps kicks in. That is considered to be an adequate amount to browse the internet as well as sending WhatsApp messages. Here we would like to mention that BSNL does not provide 4G services so the subscribers. They will have to use the whole data benefits either on 2G or 3G networks.
Private telecom companies such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone-Idea have tried their best to surpass Reliance Jio when it comes to prepaid plans that are below Rs 200. In that case, the state-run BSNL is giving a tough competition to Reliance Jio with its Rs 200 prepaid plans.
Those who are unaware we would like to mention that the Reliance Jio’s Rs 149 prepaid plan provides 1.5GB daily data validity for up to 28 days. On the other hand, after the revision, BSNL Rs 151 prepaid plan offers similar 1.5GB of data per day. Together it comes with unlimited voice calling with no FUP limit as well as free 100 SMS per day during the entire validity. The only variation between both the prepaid plans is the validity. Reliance JioRs 149 prepaid plan offers 28 days of validity. On the other hand, BSNL Rs 151 prepaid plan provides 24 days of validity.
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