BSNL has introduced a new prepaid plan of Rs 78 taking on the weekly prepaid plans from private telecom operators such as Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea. This new prepaid recharge of Rs 78 from the government-owned PSU comes with 2GB daily data and unlimited voice calling benefits. And the best part is the voice calls can be made to the numbers located in Mumbai and Delhi telecom circles too. That said, this plan offers benefits for ten days, meaning the total data benefit becomes 20GB. Another thing worth noting is the telco is not providing any 4G services in the country, so you've to settle with 2G/3G data benefit. Furthermore, it's valid across all the 20 telecom circles in India where BSNL has its operations.
BSNL Prepaid STV 78: Benefits and Validity
Moving onto the benefits offered by this new prepaid plan from BSNL, it offers unlimited voice calls without any FUP limit to any network within India. Notably, BSNL is offering voice calls even to the numbers located in Mumbai and Delhi circles. Furthermore, BSNL is touting unlimited video calling option with this prepaid plan which can be activated by sending an SMS to 123 as 'STV COMBO78.'
And finally, we get to the data benefit. With its new Rs 78 prepaid plan, the telco is offering a total of 2GB data per day, post which users will get speeds of 80 Kbps. The validity of the plan is ten days, meaning users will be able to enjoy high-speed data of up to 20GB.
BSNL Withdraws Existing Prepaid STV 78
For the unaware, BSNL is already offering an STV 78 for its prepaid users in various circles. After the introduction of new STV 78, BSNL has withdrawn the earlier available similar denomination prepaid plan. The withdrawal plan offers 2GB of data for a period of three days, but it was introduced long back before the entry of Reliance Jio. So BSNL has revised its Rs 78 plan to offer ten times data benefit than earlier, and it also added unlimited voice calling benefit to the pack.
BSNL Keeps on Taking Private Telecom Operators
In the last few weeks, there has been a shift towards voice-only plans with Vodafone and Airtel leading the way. But BSNL is following the footsteps of Jio as it continues to offer combo prepaid plans which offer equally better voice calling and data benefits. The newly launched STV 78 is a clear example. Vodafone has recently launched a prepaid plan of Rs 279 offering unlimited voice calls and 4GB data for 84 days. Then there's a Rs 189 prepaid plan with unlimited voice calling and 2GB data for 56 days. BSNL is offering neither these plans, but the telco has its own set of plans which prove to be better than private telecom operators tariff plans.