Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited with its latest prepaid offer has managed to officially race ahead of the private telcos like Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel. The Rs 171 prepaid plan by the state-owned telco which has been launched for the subscribers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana circle has made the telco rank right beside Reliance Jio since this new offer is providing 60GB data for a period of 30 days. The offer ships 2GB data per day to the subscribers bundled with SMS and unlimited calling benefit.
BSNL has launched the prepaid pack in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana circle only which might be the only drawback. The telco is allowing unlimited roaming, local and STD calling in the plan with the inclusion of calling to Delhi and Mumbai users, a facility which is rarely seen on other BSNL plans. Moreover, there has been no FUP limit set on voice calling thus making this plan all the more value for money.
Moving onto the data benefit, BSNL is providing 2GB data benefit per day, which makes the total benefit for 30 days as 60GB. Lastly, users will also get 100 SMS per day for the entire validity period. On the whole, BSNL is giving unlimited voice calls without any FUP limit, 2GB data per day with no post FUP data and 100 SMS per day for a month.
On the flip side, we have Reliance Jio offering a Rs 198 tariff plan with benefits of 2GB data per day, unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS per day for 28 days. Bharti Airtel also has a Rs 199 prepaid plan, which by recharging offers the users unlimited voice calls without any FUP limit, 100 SMS per day and 1.4GB 2G/3G/4G data benefit for 28 days. So BSNL’s plan is cheaper and offers better data benefit than Jio’s and Airtel’s prepaid plans. That said, as mentioned, the plan is valid only in AP & Telangana circle.