MTNL Offers Pre-paid Users An Increased 3G Data Limit At The Same Price: Report

In a statement released by MTNL,  the state-run telecom firm said that it will be increasing the limit on 3G internet data by up to 3 times at the same price, exclusively for its prepaid customers.


“Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) has decided to offer up to three times free data on existing prepaid 3G data coupons available in the market,” the company said, according to PTI.

According to the report by PTI, the public sector firm also announced that it will be providing 1.5GB data, as opposed to its earlier 500MB offering, to customers who sign up for their Rs. 99 data coupons with a validity of 30 days. Similarly, those who opt for the Rs. 19 data coupon will now get triple data at 750MB for 30 days.

The report also mentions that the schemes mentioned above have been in effect since August 7.

This move comes after the entry of Reliance Jio gave way to a domino effect of incumbent telcos introducing cheaper, more attractive data plans to lure in more customers. To keep up with the stiff competition, BSNL has also recently jumped on the bandwagon by introducing its own updated tariffs and data plans.

In addition to these data-centric plans, MTNL customers will receive 2GB of either 2G or 3G data every day on recharge of Rs. 319, along with unlimited calls on MTNL network in regions of Mumbai and Delhi. Moreover, you will also get 25 minutes of free calls to other networks with a validity of 25 days.

In the face of other players in the telecom industry gaining traction with users, MTNL has been facing a tough time with a net loss of Rs. 2,963.05 crore registered at the end of the previous fiscal year. The annual income of the public sector firm has also declined by 3.6 percent to Rs 3,654.69 crore in the year 2016-17.

Following this development, the government is said to have taken various steps to make sure BSNL and MTNL remain viable. There have also been speculations in the past week that the two telcos were planning a possible merger. However, it was later announced that no such merger would be happening anytime soon.

Reported By

Leave a Reply

26 Comments on "MTNL Offers Pre-paid Users An Increased 3G Data Limit At The Same Price: Report"


Sort by:   newest | oldest
August 21, 2017 1:09 am 1:09 AM

I checked mtnl mumbai website. There is no 19rs 750mb for 30 days plan.

Lalit K
August 21, 2017 8:32 pm 8:32 PM

INR 71 voucher for 15 days is the new one

Jio lover
August 20, 2017 7:46 pm 7:46 PM

Off topic
I m on airtel 399 84 days plan on secondary sim..
Primary is jio ofcourse

Can anyone tell me of i go to roaming
Will rc 52 pack will give me roaming outgoing calls free
Circle delhi

August 21, 2017 9:43 am 9:43 AM

Yes you can use it & all outgoing calls are free on this roaming rate cutter

Jio lover
August 21, 2017 10:13 am 10:13 AM

Have u checked this pack ?

August 21, 2017 2:46 pm 2:46 PM

Yes i have used it in delhi with Gujarat Airtel Sim.

August 20, 2017 11:34 pm 11:34 PM

When Jio have no roaming concept why u want to use roaming on Airtel …

Jio lover
August 21, 2017 6:47 am 6:47 AM

Jio not workes in my hometown.

onam jee
August 20, 2017 10:24 pm 10:24 PM

cant believe to airtel…still following unfair ways to cheat customers…they will definitely terminate ur 399 plan if u do anything afterwards…

August 20, 2017 5:47 pm 5:47 PM

LOL that on a 50kb/s speed, a worst network you’ll rather use anything than MTNL calls wouldn’t make through the last word, disconnects anytime, out of 8-10% market they hold in Delhi in 2010 they’re are now left with only a few lakh inactive subscribers,
They should close down their mobile arm.

August 20, 2017 9:34 pm 9:34 PM

Hy KiKu,

Who is the best Network Service provider in New Delhi?

August 21, 2017 10:50 am 10:50 AM

don’t go for Vodafone or idea in Delhi
Jio is good as cheaper option while Airtel is best in total indoor coverage everywhere that’s why they hold 50% of market share

S Gopal
August 22, 2017 8:25 am 8:25 AM
Agreed overall Airtel has the best total indoor coverage but there are parts of Delhi where Vodafone is better than Airtel, notably South-East Delhi stretching into Faridabad and Gurugram. Jio as always is currently quite economical and as good as Airtel or Vodafone in terms of coverage. It appears to be more appealing. In terms of customer support in my personal opinion Vodafone is better than others, although the way Jio has succesfully expanded they too will be investing and upgrade their brick and mortar stores as well as online customer service support, but right now Vodafone is better than… Read more »
Jio lover
August 21, 2017 6:47 am 6:47 AM


August 21, 2017 1:27 am 1:27 AM

Go for airtel or Vodafone

August 20, 2017 11:31 pm 11:31 PM

Airtel vodafone Jio & idea have good coverage in Delhi but every operator has blank areas in new delhi too so it depends on your location.

August 21, 2017 7:18 am 7:18 AM

Thanks all.
I think I will go for Jio (Primary), Airtel and Vodafone (Secondary) to be on the safe side.

S Gopal
August 22, 2017 8:20 am 8:20 AM
Historically Airtel has been the preferred choice in Delhi, after all this is the circle from where Airtel started. It undoubtedly has a strong coverage across Delhi and the NCR cities of Gurugram, Faridabad, NOIDA and Ghaziabad. In my experience there are regions, in Delhi and NCR cities , though where other operators nudged out Airtel. If you are going to be centered around a particular area you might want to learn more… In my experience in South-East Delhi extending onto Faridabad, in Gurugram the Vodafone network is as good and better than Airtel. In East Delhi, Airtel and Vodafone… Read more »
Jio lover
August 21, 2017 10:14 am 10:14 AM

Best combo

I too using