BSNL has launched a new plan for Rs. 298 which gives unlimited data and voice calls to any network. The new plan competes with Airtel’s Rs. 399 and Jio’s Rs. 349 plans.
Under the FRC Rs. 298 plan, BSNL is providing unlimited local and STD calls and unlimited data to any network for 56 days. There is no FUP limit for voice calls but there is a FUP on the data. After downloading 1 GB per day, the data speed will be reduced to 80 kbps. The plan has a validity of 56 days.
It should be noted that the Rs. 298 plan is a promotional offer and is applicable on first recharge only. The plan will be available for 180 days.
Airtel Rs. 399 plan
Airtel is providing a 399 plan which offers 1 GB of data and unlimited voice calls to any network. There is a FUP on voice calls of 300 minutes per day and 1200 minutes per week. The plan has a validity of 84 days.
Jio’s Rs. 349 plan
Reliance Jio which has revolutionised the telecom section has changed its plans recently. Jio’s Rs. 349 plan comes with 56 days validity and provides unlimited calling and 20 GB of 4G data where 10 GB has to be consumed every 28 days. If 10 GB is used up within 28 days the speed will be reduced to 128 kbps.
How BSNL’s plan compares with Airtel and Jio
Even though BSNL’s plan is cheaper, it should be noted that BSNL has major network issues. BSNL has poor internet connectivity and there is weak signal in many places. Jio also faces problems with penetration but it has improved its infrastructure significantly in the recent months. Now Jio works in places where there was weaker signal before. Airtel also has better network.