The Jio effect has hit India’s telecom sector hard and almost all the operators in the country are feeling the heat. The established telecom operators are launching new plans every other day to fight off competition. State-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has also entered the battle. In its latest bid to match the offers being provided by Reliance Jio, BSNL on Friday afternoon launched a new plan of Rs 249.
BSNL took to its official Twitter handle to announce this new plan. In this Rs 249 plan, BSNL offers free voice (local and STD) on BSNL to BSNL calls and 1 GB of data per day for 28 days on pan-India basis. The offer is available for prepaid mobile users.
BSNL has launched this offer just days after it came up with a Rs 429 plan. In this plan, BSNL offers 1 GB data per day for 90 days for prepaid mobile customers. The users also get free voice (local and STD) on any network. The offer is available on a pan-India basis (except Kerala Circle).
Airtel too is trying its best to fight off the competition. It has recently launched Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) services in Mumbai to improve call quality for its users, becoming the second Indian telecom operator after Jio to offer this service.
Meanwhile, Jio has launched a new recharge pack priced at Rs. 399 in which it offers existing and new Prime members 1 GB of data per day at 4G speed for 84 days along with free voice calls, SMS (short message service) and access to MyJio app services.
Apart from this, Jio also has Rs 349 plan in which it offers 20 GB of 4G data with a validity of 56 days without any daily limit. You can either consume the entire 20GB data in one day or spend it over 56 days. Once the data is consumed, the data speed will be reduced to 128 kbps.