NEW DELHI: State-owned telecom operator BSNL has introduced a new plan for its prepaid users. The service provider has introduced a prepaid plan of Rs 199. With the launch of this new plan, the telecom operator has replaced its existing plan of Rs 186. The plan is still live on the website but customers will not be able to avail it after January 1, 2021.
Coming to the new Rs 199 plan from BSNL, this new plan is available across all the telecom circles in the country. This new plan offers 2GB data per day with the benefit of unlimited calling on all the networks.
However, there is an FUP limit of 250 minutes on calling. This means users can make free calls up to 250 minutes and once this daily is exhausted then they will have to pay some amount for further calls. The plan also offers 100 SMS per day and is valid for the period of 30 days.
This new plan from BSNL will compete against the Rs 249 plan from Reliance Jio. Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio offers 2GB data per day with unlimited calling and 100 SMS under this plan. The plan comes with the validity of 28 days and users also get free access to the Jio Suite apps which include JioTV, JioCinema and more.
Recently, BSNL rolled out an annual prepaid plan of Rs 1,499. This prepaid plan is valid for 365 days and offers free voice calls with a limit of 250 outgoing minutes every day. Beyond the 250 minutes, subscribers will have to pay as per the base plan till the limit renews at midnight. The base plan rates are Re 1 per minute for BSNL to BSNL calls and Rs 1.3 per minute for other calls including STD.