It seems like the telecom war to get prepaid customers is getting more aggressive by the day. The latest change is by the state-owned telecom operator BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited). BSNL has once again revised its prepaid plans to compete with the other telecom operators. The company has revised two of its earlier prepaid plans to offer more data to the users without any increase in the cost.
The new plan revise from BSNL comes to compete in the ever-competitive telecom sector of India. The competitors namely Jio and Airtel have a few plans at the same price point and they offer similar benefits. To get ahead in the race, BSNL has taken this measure.
Now, Rs 47 along with Rs 198 prepaid plans of BSNL will offer more data than it offered earlier. The Rs 198 plan will now include the double data offer after the revision along with double validity. So, now the Rs 198 prepaid plan will offer 54 days of validity instead of 28 days. And the users will get 108GB of data instead of 42GB offered earlier.
On the other hand, the Rs 47 prepaid plan will also offer 1GB of data now, after the plans revision. It will also offer unlimited calling and messages for 9 days. Earlier the validity of the plan was 11 days but it didn’t offer any data benefits to the user. With the revision, the Rs 47 prepaid pack offers unlimited calling and data to the user, which was not done so earlier. But it should be noted that, currently the plan is active in all circles and cities except Delhi and Mumbai (where its counterpart MTNL is present). Although BSNL has reduced the validity of the Rs 47 prepaid plan from 11 days to 9 days, it has added data benefits to the pack.
Also, the State-owned telecom operator has extended the deadline of its Bumper Offer benefits once more, till June 30, 2019. The plan and its benefits were to expire on April 30, but now it will expire next month. And till then it will offer the same benefits and recharge plans. In the Bumper Offer benefits, the selected prepaid pack users will get 2.21GB of additional data every day. This benefit and extensions are valid for all the prepaid plans offered by BSNL from Rs 186 to Rs 1,699.
The revised plans in the Bumper Offer will give about 3.21GB of data every day to the user when recharged using the Rs 186 or Rs 429 pack. Also, the Rs 485 and Rs 666 prepaid plan will offer 3.7GB of data every day to the users.