State-run telecom operator, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched a new Unlimited calling plan to any network with 30GB data per month at Rs 399 per month under Postpaid mobile services. The BSNL Plan-399, which is also known as Holi Dhamaka plan offers unlimited voice calls (local/STD) to any network even on roaming, free 30GB data per month per billing cycle. On the occasion of Holi, the Plan 399 is effective from March 1, 2018, on PAN India basis.
Shri R.K.Mittal, Director (CM) BSNL Board told that this postpaid offering with unlimited calling and 30 GB data at Rs. 399/- per month is one of the best in the industry. This extremely competitive and economical postpaid plan is for our existing & new customers. We are committed to providing affordable and efficient services to our customers. Details in this regard may be seen at our website www.bsnl.co.in.
This Plan 399 is BSNL’s take on Airtel and Vodafone’s Rs 399 postpaid plan. And it’s offering better data benefit than the two private telecom operators. Airtel and Vodafone are offering 20GB data per month with their Rs 399 postpaid plans, while BSNL is giving 30GB data per month. However, Airtel and Vodafone are also providing data rollover scheme, which BSNL lacks and may never implement too.
Also, this Plan 399 from BSNL doesn’t offer any SMS benefits, same as Vodafone’s Rs 399 Red Basic plan. Airtel is offering 100 SMS per day with its myPlan Infinity Rs 399 plan, so it has an advantage in this regard. BSNL should have added SMS benefits with this plan though.
The government-owned telco recently introduced a Ghar Wapsi Rs 399 postpaid plan, which also offers unlimited voice calls and 30GB data per month, but the Holi Dhamaka postpaid gives unlimited roaming calls as well. Also, we’re not sure whether the Ghar Wapsi plan is a Pan India plan or not. Nevertheless, BSNL promised to introduce this Rs 399 postpaid plan, and it introduced to stay in the competition.