Telecom operators are rolling out new quarterly tariff plans every other month with increased data benefits. But BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) has gone a step ahead and introduced new tariff plan for one year. Yes, you heard it right, BSNL has come up with a yearly tariff plan for its prepaid users in Chennai & Tamil Nadu circles. The price of the plan is set as Rs 1,999 and comes bundled with 730GB of data for a period of 365 days. The plan also gives other benefits such as unlimited voice and 100 SMS on a daily basis. With this tariff plan, BSNL takes on the Jio’s Rs 1,999 plan, but BSNL is way ahead of the LTE-only operator.
BSNL has introduced this plan on a promotional basis in the circle, and it’s valid only from June 25, 2018, to September 22, 2018. BSNL is offering 2GB of data per day, which takes the overall data benefit to 730GB, converting to a per GB price of Rs 2.73. The same plan also gives the user unlimited voice calls without any FUP limit, but the free calling will not be applicable in Delhi and Mumbai circles because BSNL is not operating in these two circles. Lastly, it also provides a user 100 SMS per day for the entire validity period of 365 days, meaning, the Rs 1999 plan will offer 36,500 SMSes for one year.
Aforesaid, this is a promotional plan introduced only in Chennai & Tamil Nadu circles, while other circle users have to wait a bit longer as there’s no such plan.
Reliance Jio also has a Rs 1,999 tariff plan, but it offers benefits for only 180 days, so clearly, BSNL has the upper hand with this tariff plan. Jio is offering data benefit of 125GB without any daily FUP, 100 SMS per day and unlimited voice calls for 180 days. Jio also offers a free subscription to its apps and free JioTune service. Airtel used to offer a Rs 1,999 plan, but the telco is no more offering it at the moment.