BSNL has now revised its Rs 241 prepaid data STV on a promotional basis. The state-run telco has revised this plan to offer much better data benefit than earlier benefit. At the same time, BSNL is taking on the likes of Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel, but the sad part is the STV 241 is a data-only plan, which means that it doesn’t offer voice calling or SMS benefits. After the revision, the STV 241 from BSNL gives a user total of 75GB of 2G/3G data, which is up from the earlier 7GB of data for the entire validity period. Another best part is the plan’s validity of 30 days, unlike other plans from BSNL or any other private telco which are valid for 28 days.
BSNL Data STV 241: Revised Benefits
Before this revision, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited used to offer a total of 7GB data benefit with the STV 241. However, after this revision, users will get a total of 75GB data which is more than tenfold than the earlier benefit. The data benefit will be split to 2.5GB per day, which in turn, for 30 days becomes 75GB. As mentioned above, it’s a Data STV so there won’t be any voice calling or SMS benefits offered with this plan.
Another benefit worth noting is the revision has been made by BSNL on a promotional basis and the new benefits will become effective from September 10, 2018, and will expire on December 5, 2018. BSNL will decide at the end of promotional period whether to extend the plan for another 90 days or to offer the plan with its old benefits. Usually, if BSNL gets enough demand for the plan, it will extend it further on a promotional basis. At the moment, BSNL has made this change only in Kerala circle, but other circle authorities might announce the same revision in the next few days.
BSNL Data STV 241 vs BSNL Data STV 198
BSNL is also offering another Data STV of Rs 198 which also gives 2GB data per day for a period of 28 days. Earlier, the same STV 198 offered 2.5GB data per day for 24 days, but now, the plan has been revised to give 2GB data every day. However, the validity of the plan has been extended to 28 days from the earlier 24 days. As you can clearly see, the STV 241 plan gives slightly better data benefit and comes with 30 days validity, which justifies the additional asking price when compared to STV 198.
BSNL is Now Bundling 1.5GB Data With STV 27
Alongside the revision to STV 241 and STV 198, the government-owned PSU also revised the entry-level STV 27 to offer better data benefit. With the Rs 27 data-only plan in Kerala, BSNL is now offering 1.5GB of 2G/3G data for a period of three days, not 28 days. The STV 27 is a suitable plan for users looking for a data-only plan for a limited period.
BSNL to Launch 4G Services Very Soon
Earlier today, BSNL has received the approval from DoT for acquiring 4G airwaves in the 2100Mhz spectrum. This essentially means that BSNL will launch 4G services across the nation in the next few weeks. BSNL has been trying to acquire 4G airwaves since quite some time, but the telco has finally received the approval from the government. It will be interesting to see how BSNL prices its 4G plans in the country.