BSNL, the state-run telco has recently conducted a drive test in Marine Drive Puri witnessing no call drop issues throughout the 36 Km ride. The test was conducted by none other than the telco’s CMD, Anupam Shrivastava after which he shared the results on his Twitter handle.
He also shared that the data download speed recorded during the drive tests was touching over 10Mbps. Of late, BSNL’s CMD has become quite active on Twitter. Just a couple of days ago, as part of the #TalkToBSNLCMD campaign, he revealed that the telco would soon introduce a new plan to offer unlimited off-net calling.
Although Reliance Jio started the trend, BSNL, the state-run telco has been offering the best services with its Rs. 339 plan. Of course, minus the meagre off-net voice calling minutes.
For the unaware, BSNL’s Rs. 339 plan will get you 2GB data every day until 28 days along with unlimited on-net voice calling. However, the off-net voice calling has been restricted only to 25mins/day. That’s particularly disappointing as all the other operators are offering unlimited voice calling for plans priced similarly.
Thankfully, that’s going to change soon. According to our sources, the telco will soon introduce three new plans to counter Jio’s Dhan Dhana Dhan offer. Also, it will reportedly revamp the Rs. 339 plan to offer 3GB data per day with the voice calling benefits remaining unchanged for 28 days.
Among the three new plans, the Dhil Khol Ke Bol plan will reportedly offer 2GB data for 28 days plus unlimited local and STD calls in the home circle. Users will have to pay Rs. 349 to activate this pack.
If you are someone who is concerned with data benefits more than anything else, there’s Triple Ace Rs. 333 plan which will offer 3GB data with 90-day validity.
And finally, there’s Nehle per Dehla Rs. 395 plan which will offer 2GB data per day, 3,000 free minutes for calls within the network and 1,800 minutes of off-net voice calling. All of this with 71-day validity, i.e., nearly ten weeks which puts it in line with offers from other telcos like Airtel and Idea.
Do make a note that the users will be charged at 20 paise/min post the allotted free minutes quota. Also, the download speeds will fall to 80 Kbps once you exhaust the given data limit. According to our sources, all these plans will come into existence starting April 24.
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