Doubtlessly the data prepaid tariff war in India is growing bitter with every passing day. The telcos are launching new data plans, offers and cashbacks to retain and increase their customer base. On the same lines, BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) has introduced its new data STV pack of Rs 98. Under this pack users will get 39GB data with a validity of 26 days at the meagre price of Rs 98. This price makes it one of the hottest data offers available under Rs 100. BSNL prepaid customers in all circles can recharge their SIM using this STV either by heading to the BSNL website or by visiting other third-party portals for recharge.
This new data plan by BSNL has been named the ‘Data Tsunami’ plans and it goes head on against the Rs 98 prepaid plan by Reliance Jio and also against the Rs 99 plan by Bharti Airtel. Although, there aren’t any calling or SMS benefit included in this pack, however, BSNL offers 1.5GB of data per day making it one of the most attractive plans available at this price point.
So BSNL is offering per GB of data at just Rs 1.5, which by far is the lowest by any telecom operator in the country. Reliance Jio is also offering per GB of data at Rs 1.5 with its Rs 149 plan, but it’s valid for 28 days. Also, the Rs 149 plan from Jio gives unlimited voice calls and SMS benefits too.
Since it’s the peak stage of Indian Premier League 2018, this plan will lure a lot of BSNL customers and its been a while since BSNL introduced a new tariff plan in the country. Surely, this new STV 98 will get a lot of attention from the crowd.
BSNL, last month also introduced a dedicated IPL of Rs 248, under which it offered 3GB data benefit per day for 51 days, but the STV 98 offers 1.5GB data per day for 26 days itself. As mentioned, this plan is already effective in all the circles across the country where BSNL has its operations.
Reliance Jio, with its data plan of Rs 98 is offering 2GB of high-speed data, unlimited voice calls for 28 days. Do make a note that BSNL is still offering 3G data benefit only and not 4G data like other private telecom operators.