BSNL Takes on Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel With an All New Rs. 429 Plan

BSNL will soon come up with another tariff plan to counter Reliance Jio. As per various sources, BSNL is planning to introduce Rs. 429 plan which gives 1GB data and unlimited voice calls to all its customers across the country. Besides these benefits, the plan also gives discounted voice calls and SMS.


This plan from BSNL offers on-net and off-net calls at 50 paise/min. The on-net SMS will cost 25 paise and off-net SMS costs 35 paise. So, these calling and SMS rates are applicable only after the expiry of freebies. The data and voice call freebies are valid for 90 days, and after that, these calling and SMS rates will be applicable for another 90 days. So, the plan validity is 180 days.

As per sources, the new plan will be valid only for 90 days in some circles such as North East, Jammu & Kashmir, and Assam. Furthermore, it is said that the new plan is not applicable to Kerala circle based on a report on, sadly. BSNL is one of the strongest contenders in Kerala circle, however, the operator is withdrawing many of its popular plans from the circle for some unknown reasons.

This plan from BSNL is aimed at Reliance Jio Rs. 399 plan and Airtel’s Rs. 399 plan as well. Reliance Jio started this trend of offering 1GB data per day and unlimited voice calls, and BSNL is following the newcomer.

The Rs. 399 (for a new customer it costs Rs. 498) plan of Reliance Jio gives 1GB data per day and unlimited voice calls to any network across India for 84 days. On the flip side, India’s market leader, Airtel is offering a Rs. 399 plan to select existing customers offering the same benefits of 1GB data per day and unlimited voice calls to any network across the country for 84 days. The voice calls FUP is not yet revealed by Airtel.

This is a good move from BSNL and also helps the operator to retain its customers, and even allows it to capture some new audience. How do you look at this move from BSNL do share your views through comments.

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September 5, 2017 10:42 pm 10:42 PM

Off Topic: I think I am the only person here in Telecomtalk who does not have a 4G Mobile can anyone suggest me a good or average 4g mobile under 4000(will be used as a USB Teethering on my PC). Waited for Jio Phone but it doesnt support USB Teethering.

October 10, 2017 10:50 pm 10:50 PM

Buy Jio fi @999

S Gopal
September 6, 2017 9:18 am 9:18 AM

Do you presently possess a smartphone that surely has WiFi? I asked because under Rs. 4000 the options and reliability of a phone is severely limited. Of course the Jio-paired LYF 4G smartphones are always an option.

My suggestion would be to purchase a Jio 4G Personal Hotspot and it is priced at Rs. 1,999.

September 5, 2017 11:02 am 11:02 AM
Fraud tel ?? India’s only crackable voice call network. Jio ?? Most unreliable network….. Some people think — high speed data is only option for life… Not voice call!!!!!! In west bengal there are so many area in village , there are only one operator provide 2G service..But some people still thinking if he/she go in this area – they use fb/whatsapp/youtube ……..????!!!!! But still now, voice call is one and only the reliable mode of communication, which is enough in 2G/3G.. But availability of 2G/3G service is more important. In Arunachal and Kashmir (village area ) anyone can check… Read more »
September 5, 2017 12:29 am 12:29 AM

What’s the big deal here? Jio is the best. Today we got enough data only due to jio only. Otherwise these blood sucker Telecom companies will not make these kind of offers. Remember it when all other operators give 1GB data for 28 days in Rs 250. Now suddenly they can give 1Gb per day with unlimited calls at 399!!!! Wow great? That’s call blood sucker. Jio help us to gid rid of this kind of money suckers. We have faith on Jio and we will pay you untill it becomes only one Telecom company in India. Thanks jio

September 5, 2017 1:49 pm 1:49 PM

Why are u crying man? If all telecom networks are blood sucker whether it means that jio is a blood donor giving free. It is like leech it also sucks in phased manner without pain from free to increasing tariff day by day. Now Bsnl gives one of the cheapest plan of all.

S Gopal
September 5, 2017 7:36 am 7:36 AM
Yes indeed Jio has been a game changer and has been a delight to customers and shamed other operators, specially the ones who had plans to offer 1GB for Rs. 250, however, it is not as if all were in the same boat and offering such low data caps with such high rentals or price. BSNL and a few others had plans that were arguably cheaper than 250 per GB, I remember it was Rs. 145 per GB and then it marginally rose. The big deal is that it may or may not be a big deal, but, it is… Read more »