The tariff war is heating up again in India. Government-owned PSU, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is going against private telecom operators especially Reliance Jio with its latest prepaid tariff plan of Rs 98, with which it’s offering 39GB of data for 26 days under Rs 100. BSNL’s new STV 98 is dubbed as ‘Data Tsunami‘ pack and has been introduced on the eve of World Telecom Day. This new tariff plan is already available to recharge across the country. So if you’re a BSNL prepaid customer and looking for an affordable data pack, you can recharge the Rs 98 plan by either heading over to the company’s recharge portal or by visiting third-party recharge portals.
BSNL’s Data Tsunami plan of Rs 98 is a data-only plan and it doesn’t offer any voice-calling or SMS benefits. And it has been introduced to take on the Reliance Jio’s Rs 98 prepaid plan and Bharti Airtel’s Rs 99 plan. Under this prepaid plan, BSNL is offering 1.5GB of data per day for a period of 26 days, taking a data war to a whole new level.
So BSNL is offering per GB of data at just Rs 1.5, which by far is the lowest by any telecom operator in the country. Reliance Jio is also offering per GB of data at Rs 1.5 with its Rs 149 plan, but it’s valid for 28 days. Also, the Rs 149 plan from Jio gives unlimited voice calls and SMS benefits too.
Since it’s the peak stage of Indian Premier League 2018, this plan will lure a lot of BSNL customers and its been a while since BSNL introduced a new tariff plan in the country. Surely, this new STV 98 will get a lot of attention from the crowd.
BSNL, last month also introduced a dedicated IPL of Rs 248, under which it offered 3GB data benefit per day for 51 days, but the STV 98 offers 1.5GB data per day for 26 days itself. As mentioned, this plan is already effective in all the circles across the country where BSNL has its operations.
Reliance Jio, with its data plan of Rs 98 is offering 2GB of high-speed data, unlimited voice calls for 28 days. Do make a note that BSNL is still offering 3G data benefit only and not 4G data like other private telecom operators.