BSNL's Rs. 118 Prepaid Pack Takes on Jio's Rs. 98 Pack

BSNL rolls out Rs 118 prepaid plan to take on Reliance Jio

After its Rs. 39 offer that provides unlimited calls to its subscribers, state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched a new pack for its prepaid customers. So for instance, if you're on the Rs. 199 pack that presently offers 1.4GB data per day, you'll no longer need to recharge for a separate pack once you exceed the 1.4GB quota and will receive data at a speed of 128Kbps after surpassing the daily limit. The Rs 118 prepaid plan comes with the benefits of unlimited local STD and roaming voice calls and data benefit for a validity of 28 days. This pack has been introduced to take on Jio's Rs. 98 recharge pack that offers nearly similar benefits. BSNL is offering 1GB of data and unlimited voice calls with its new Rs 118 plan. The Jio pack offers additional benefits of a free subscription to Jio apps. Once the plan is activated, BSNL Signature tune will be activated as a default. For any other PRBT tune, BSNL will charge according to the customization user asks for.

BSNL introduced a new prepaid plan for Rs 118 in several circles including Chennai, Kolkata, and others. After the 1GB data is over, BSNL will charge its standard rates on data usage.

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To take on Jio's Rs. 98 pack, Airtel and Idea had also launched their on recharge packs in the same price range offering the same benefits. Airtel updated its Rs. 93 pack to provide data consumption of 1 GB and unlimited voice calling for a validity of 28 days. This means that if you've recharged your prepaid account with a data-only pack or a usual unlimited pack that offers a certain amount of data on a monthly basis, you will be charged for each KB consumed post the given data limit. Reliance Jio started the prepaid tariff war back in January 2018, and the incumbent telcos are still trying to catch the new entrant. BSNL has recently announced new plans doubling the FUP data for three of its FTTH plans with no change in prices. The catch is that the plan is limited to only a few circles now.

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