BSNL has introduced a new combo prepaid STV of Rs 118 in Tamil Nadu and Chennai telecom circles, which offers unlimited voice calls and data for a period of 28 days. BSNL introduced this new plan taking on Reliance Jio’s Rs 98 prepaid tariff plan, which stirred the entire telecom market a couple of months back. However, BSNL introduced this new plan only in Tamil Nadu circle, and there’s no info from the company on when it’s going to launch this affordable plan in other circles. Also, this new plan will be effective from April 1, 2018, in the circle.
With the newly introduced STV 118, BSNL is offering unlimited voice calls even on roaming network excluding Mumbai and Delhi telecom circles. BSNL did not mention any FUP limit per day, so it’ safe to assume that the voice calling is unlimited like the other BSNL prepaid plans.
Alongside the data benefit, BSNL is also offering 1GB data for the validity period, and post the allotted benefit, users will be charged at standard rates. Lastly, users will also get free PRBT with this new STV. Right after the activation of this STV, the default BSNL Signature tune will be activated on free of cost. That said, customers can also change the tune as per their desired one, but there will be additional charges included for doing the same.
This plan from BSNL is aimed at gaining attention from Reliance Jio users as the new entrant is offering the same unlimited voice calls even on roaming and 2GB data for the validity period. However, Jio is also offering 300 SMS as well, which is an added advantage.
Idea Cellular also unveiled a plan of Rs 109 that offers unlimited voice calls (roaming calls too), 100 SMS per day and 1GB data for 28 days in Himachal Pradesh circle and for 14 days in other circles. Airtel is also offering a similar plan of Rs 93 for select users while Tata Docomo has a similar plan with Jio’s benefits of Rs 82.