BSNL counters Reliance Jio GigaFiber, hikes Rs 699 data plan's limit 7 times to 700GB
After the modification, BSNL will offer faster downloads and higher FUP. Since the Rs 699 plan is available to Chennai circle users, the move will be beneficial only for them for now.
Reliance Jio has been giving a tough time to all the other telcos. The launch of its JioGigaFiber plan has again forced others to revamp their broadband plans. Recently, Airtel launched unlimited FUP plans. The next in line to ramp-up the competition is BSNL. The state-run telco has now revised its Rs 699 plan.
After the modification, BSNL will offer faster downloads and higher FUP. Since the Rs 699 plan is available to Chennai circle users, the move will be beneficial only for them for now. BSNL has similar plans for other circles as well and the costs vary from Rs 695 and Rs 799.
BSNL has increased the FUP limit of Rs 699 to 700GB from earlier 100GB and has doubled the download speed to 20Mbps from 10Mbps.
The plan offers a speed of 2Mbps once the FUP limit is exhausted.
The plan comes with bundled with a fixed line voice calling service. The plan also offers unlimited free calling (Local+STD) on any network within India. A user opting for any BSNL broadband plan has to pay one month's fee as a security deposit in addition to the monthly charges.
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Jio has been running a preview offer for its GigaFiber.
"The current offer is JioGigaFiber preview offer which gives you ultra high-speed internet up to 100Mbps for 90 days along with a monthly data quota of 100 GB and a complimentary access to a host of Jio's premium apps. Incase, you consume 100 GB of your data quota within a month you can continue to enjoy our high speed internet services by performing a complimentary data top-up of 40 GB via MyJio App or through Jio.com. As this is a preview offer, there are no installation charges levied but there is a refundable security deposit of Rs 4,500 taken for the ONT device (GigaHub Home Gateway). This amount needs to be paid through Debit card, Credit Card, Jio Money or Pay TM," Jio has said on its website.