State-run BSNL today announced new plans in the price range of Rs 333 to Rs 395, offering daily data usage limit of up to 3 GB, unlimited calling and 90 day validity. BSNL’s new plan, Triple Ace, for mobile customers priced at Rs 333 will offer unlimited data with 3G speed up to 3GB per day and remain valid for 90 days, said a statement issued by the company.
The company launched ‘Dil Khol Ke Bol’ plan for Rs 349 in which its customers will get unlimited local and STD calls and 2GB data with 3G speed every day after which the speed will get reduced to 80 kilobit per second. In the third plan, ‘Nehle pe Dehla’, BSNL is offering 3,000 minutes of calls on BSNL network and 1,800 minutes of calling on other network along with 2GB daily data at 3G speed for Rs 395.
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The plan has validity of 71 days. To increase pressure on competitors, BSNL revised daily data usage limit in its Rs 339 plan to 3GB from 2GB offered earlier. Once an user exhausts Rs 3GB of data, the speed will get reduced to 80 kbps.
In the tussle between telcos about being the fastest networks, on Thursday Reliance Jio emerged on top with an average download speed at 16.48 mbps, which was almost double of its rivals Idea Cellular and Bharti Airtel’s in March, a report by telecom regulator Trai showed. State run BSNL logged 2.26 mbps.
The losses of BSNL have narrowed to Rs 4,890 crore for the first nine-month period of the current fiscal, from Rs 6,121 crore in the year-ago period. It posted a 5.8 per cent increase in income from services at Rs 19,379.6 crore during the period under review. BSNL and MTNL had a market share of about 9 per cent of the total wireless subscriber base of 1.12 billion, as of December 31, as per telecom regulator Trai.