Baba Ramdev has been credited for venturing into industries and conquering them just like it did with the Patanjali retail products line-up. Now after garnering some solid success in retail, the Ramdev led venture has decided to set foot in the telecom sector. To make this happen, the company has decided to partner up with the state owned teclo, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. The Patanjali SIMs which Ramdev will launch will be named as ‘Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cards’. These SIMs will operate on BSNL network and will come with an exclusive plan of Rs 144 which will be valid only for Patanjali SIMs. During initial days, this plan will solely be available for Patanjali employees, however the company is expected to extend the telecom services to public shortly after.
Not only the special tariff plan, but the Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cardholders will also get additional benefits such as 10% discount on Patanjali products, health, accidental and life insurances and more benefits will be added in the future.
Coming to the BSNL Patanjali plan of Rs 144, it gives the user unlimited voice calls without any limit to any network in the country except to Mumbai & Delhi circles, 2GB of data and 100 SMS for the validity period of 30 days. These plans can be availed in three denominations: Rs 792 with 180 days validity and Rs 1584 for 365 days validity.
“Patanjali’s plan is BSNL’s best plan. In Rs 144, one can make unlimited calls from any part of the country. We are giving 2 GB data pack, 100 SMSs. The members of the Patanjali has to just show their identity and there SIM will be activated soon after some paperwork,” a report from ANI said.
Baba Ramdev also appreciated BSNL for coming forward and partnering with them. Talking about the medical and life insurance covers offered by the Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM card, it’s Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 5 lakh respectively. The insurance covers can be availed only for road accidents. And users can pick up these SIM cards from the five lakh counters of BSNL when the service opens to the public.
“There are five lakh counters of BSNL, and from there people can soon get Patanjali swadeshi-samradhi card,” Ramdev said. He also added that BSNL is a ‘Swadeshi network,’ so this partnership is for the welfare of the country.
As mentioned, this plan is exclusive to the users of Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM card holders. If you’re an employee at Patanjali, you can pick up the SIM card right away.