BSNL revises Rs 187 recharge plan to compete with RJio, Airtel
The users, however, will be charged as per their base plan for placing calls in cities like Delhi and Mumbai, due to unavailability of the operator.
The state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has revised it's existing Rs 187 recharge plan to offer unlimited calls with with 1GB of data for a period of 28 days.
Under the revised plan, BSNL will also provide its users unlimited local and STD voice calls and free caller tune.
However, users will be charged as per their base plan for placing calls in cities like Delhi and Mumbai, due to unavailability of the operator.
Unlimited voice calls include both on-net and off-net voice calls.
This new offer, which can be availed for a limited period, will be open for 180 days, but the data will be given only in the first 28 days.
Earlier, this recharge plan only offered unlimited voice calling that to within home circle.
There is also another voucher of Rs 485 which offers unlimited local and STD calls (on-net and off-net both), with free 1 GB data for the first 90 days only.
Since Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has entered the telecom sector, disruption has been created accross India for other incumbent operators who suffered huge losses.
While small telecom firms chose to consolidate with bigger players, aggressive price offering data war still remains between RJio and it's rival Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular.
RJio still offers the cheapest plan of Rs 149, providing unlimited data at 4.2 GB high speed with a daily limit of 0.15 GB for a validity period of 28 days. If users exhaust the data, they will still be able to enjoy internet at 64 kbps speed.
Also, customers can avail unlimited free voice calls including local, STD and roaming to all operators. Further, the users also get 300 free local, STD and roaming SMS, besides an access to Jio Cinema, Jio Music and My Jio.
Airtel also offers a similar Rs 149 plan, giving 300MB data along with unlimited local and STD calls for 28 days. The 4G handset users can avail 300 MB data, while others can consume only 50 MB.
Vodafone also offers Rs 199 plan with unlimited data and STD calls for 28 days period. However, a prepaid user can only get 1GB for 4G/3G data.
However, the users, who utilize over 1000 local or STD minutes in any period of seven-consecutive days, will be charged 30 paisa per minute for the rest of seven day's period. Post exhaustion of 250 minutes in a day, the operator will charge 30 paisa per minute.
Vodafone's 30 paisa per minute charge will also be applicable for remaining validity, after a customer has called more than 300 unique numbers in a week.