While we have already seen a lot of offers from phone manufacturers with Diwali drawing closer, the telecom operators are also not far behind when it comes to launching new offers and plans for luring in the consumers. With the festival around the corner, telcos have already started rolling out plans which offer very attractive data benefits along with free calling and bundled SMS. Some of these Diwali festive offer plans include a 10-day plan from state-run telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) which will be valid till the end of Diwali, whereas Reliance Jio has also introduced a new Jio Diwali Offer plan which comes with 365 days validity. Below we have listed the best plans which the telcos are offering ahead of Diwali.
BSNL Rs 78 Prepaid Plan
BSNL had introduced the Rs 78 festive season offer in Navratri, and the offer is ongoing till now and will end with the festive season. This plan by BSNL offers free unlimited calling, unlimited data and unlimited video calling benefits to the subscribers. Subscribers of this plan will be able to redeem the video quality benefits across apps or services as the BSNL plan comes with FUP as well. Another thing to note with this plan is that it won’t be offering any free SMS benefits meaning that the SMS sent by the subscribers of Rs 78 plan will incur regular charges. The plan comes with a validity of 10 days. Furthermore to lure the users, the state-run telco also introduced a couple of annual prepaid plans of Rs 1,699 and Rs 2,099 with 2GB and 4GB daily data benefit.
Reliance Jio Diwali Offer
Reliance Jio is also marching ahead and has brought a new Diwali offer for the subscribers. Under this offer, Reliance Jio is offering a year-long validity plan for Rs 1,699 which is providing a total of 547GB 4G data for 365 days with free unlimited calling and 100 SMS per day benefit. The daily data in this plan is 1.5GB, meaning that subscribers will have 1.5GB data per day in their quota after spending which, they will be able to browse the internet at 64Kbps. People buying this plan will also get 100% cashback coupon from Reliance Jio in their account.
Vodafone and Airtel Diwali Offer Prepaid Plans
Vodafone has debuted the latest Rs 597 plan in its portfolio which is specially targeted to the feature phone users instead of smartphone users. Under this plan, prepaid subscribers will get 10GB data, unlimited calling benefits and 100 SMS daily. However, subscribers should note that there will be a daily and weekly cap on calling with 250 minutes and 1000 minutes respectively.
This plan will grant 168 days validity to the feature phone users, whereas it will only be valid for 112 days for smartphone users. It’s noteworthy that Airtel also ships a Rs 597 prepaid plan under which it offers unlimited calling along with FUP, and it provides the same data benefits. This plan by Airtel comes with a 114 days validity.
Moving onto Bharti Airtel, the telco has introduced an open market recharge of Rs 289 under which it’s giving benefits of unlimited voice calling and 4GB data for 48 days. While this plan is valid for 48 days for every prepaid user, some users are getting the same benefits for 84 days.
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