BSNL Offering 90GB For 90 Days At Rs 429! Surpasses Offerings From Jio And Airtel
Even though the per GB cost is same, BSNL plans are of longer duration
Within 24 hours of Airtel announcing new plans to counter Jio, state-run BSNL has launched their Rs 429 plan, which not only matches what Airtel and Jio are offering, but actually surpasses them.
With their latest plan, BSNL has directly challenged both Airtel and Jio, as they are now offering 1 GB of data for just Rs 4.7, which is as good as what Airtel or Jio is offering.
BSNL has surpassed them, because Rs 429 plan gives 90 GB for 90 days, something which is not provided by either Airtel or Jio, as their maximum plan length is 84 days.
However, in a strange move, BSNL’s Kerala users cannot avail this plan.
BSNL’s New Move: Rs 429 Plan
BSNL pre-paid users can now avail 90 GB for 90 days, along with unlimited voice calling to any network, for just Rs 429.
This means that the user will pay Rs 143 per month, and effectively, per-GB cost under this new plan would be Rs 4.7.
Jio and Airtel are offering 84 GB in 84 days, for Rs 399, and per-GB cost under these plans is also Rs 4.7. However, with BSNL, they are offering this plan for 90 days.
This new plan from BSNL has been hailed as the ‘most competitive plan’ currently available.
R.K.Mittal, Director (Consumer Mobility) BSNL board, said: “This voice and data centric plan is available for Rs. 429, that is, Rs. 143 per month which gives unlimited voice (local/STD) on any net and 90GB data (at 1GB per day) for 90 days, which is the most competitive plan in present market scenario.”
This plan has been rolled out pan-India, except Kerala circle.
Why Has Kerala Been Excluded?
There has been no official update regarding exclusion of Kerala from BSNL’s newest plan, but it seems that users from Kerala are consuming maximum data, and BSNL doesn’t want that.
In March this year, we reported that BSNL’s then-newly launched plan: 2GB/day for Rs 339 per month is a huge hit, and overall, 400 TB of data has been consumed in one day.
Within that metrics, there was an important data as well: While 4 Southern states, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh collectively consumed 227 TB of data out of 400 TB data consumed in a day, Kerala users consumed maximum 101 TB of data.
Is this the reason that BSNL has decided not to offer this plan to Kerala?
We will keep you updated as we receive more information.