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

By August 20th, 2017 AT 2:39 PM

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.

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“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.

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Kaushik
Kaushik

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

Lalit K
Lalit K

INR 71 voucher for 15 days is the new one

Jio lover
Jio lover

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

onam jee
onam jee

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

Idea88
Idea88

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

Jio lover
Jio lover

Jio not workes in my hometown.

Lalit
Lalit

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

Jio lover
Jio lover

Have u checked this pack ?

Lalit
Lalit

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

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