Monday, 23 July, 2018

BSNL takes on Reliance Jio with Rs 118 prepaid unlimited data plan

Airtel offering post FUP data speed of 128Kbps BSNL takes on Reliance Jio with Rs 118 prepaid unlimited data plan
Sherri Watson | 17 May, 2018, 12:52

And now to keep in the running with Reliance Jio telecom offerings, it has launched a new Rs. 118 recharge plan that offers unlimited voice calls jammed with data incentives.

The trend was started by Reliance Jio when it launched its per day data benefit plans it has introduced the post FUP speed of 128Kbps, but later it has reduced the speed.

As first spotted by folks at TelecomTalk, Airtel subscribers who have bought any unlimited prepaid packs are eligible for the after FUP speed of 128Kbps.

The plan 118 of BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) competes with Jio plan 98. Data usage up to 1GB is free in the pack but after 1GB, there are standard rates on usage.

Users are also entitled to get 1GB mobile data with 3G speeds as BSNL is yet to roll out its 4G services in the country. The Jio pack offers additional benefits of a free subscription to Jio apps. However, BSNL's offer can be compared with RJio's Rs 98 pack which gives 2GB data in 4G network for a period of 28 days. Airtel has also a plan under Rs.100 under which the telecom operator is offering free calls and 1GB Data usage for 28 days. The plan also offers 300 SMS.

For example, if you are using 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 you will receive data at a speed of 128Kbps after surpassing the daily limit. The unlimited calls include all local calls, all std calls and all roaming incoming, outgoing calls. This remains unchanged from the other packs offered by the telco. However, it is important to note that the post FUP speed is only applicable on packs that comes with daily data limits.

With no restriction, and no rules, BSNL landline users can now call local or STD numbers, any time of the day, 7-days a week for free. And after cross the calling threshold, users will be charged at 1 paisa per second for calls.

This new landline centric plan has been designed for those, who are heavy voice users, and need an economical solution for the same.

Reliance Jio - which provides telecom services under brand Jio - now offers a revised speed of 64 Kbps beyond high speed data limit subscribed for a day. There is no further information on full-fledged launch across India.