BSNL’s New Unlimited Calling Plan; Airtel Announces New Plan & Content Partnership!
The telecom has now launched a new combo prepaid plan for Rs 118/- which offers unlimited calling (local & STD) and 1GB data for a period of 28 days.
The state-run telecom, BSNL has been trying to catch up with the market lately, and the competition from other telecom operators is getting worse day by day. With unlimited free calling and dirt-cheap data offers from Jio, it has been a tough time for other operators in the last eighteen months. BSNL has also experimented with a bunch of data and calling plans in the last one year.
The company has now launched a new combo prepaid plan for Rs 118/- which offers unlimited calling (local & STD) and 1GB data for a period of 28 days. BSNL plans to take on Jio’s Rs 98/- prepaid plan which offers similar benefits. The plan has been rolled out in Tamil Nadu and Chennai circles for now. The company is expected for other circles soon. The Rs 118/- plan will be effective from April 1, 2018.
BSNL Rs 118 Unlimited Calling Plan
BSNL is offering unlimited calling with the new offer even on roaming network (excluding Mumbai and Delhi telecom circles). The FUP limit per day has not been revealed by BSNL yet, but users can make unlimited calls to other BSNL prepaid numbers.
With unlimited calling, they are also offering 1GB of data for the period of 28 days. Post FUP, data will be charged at standard rates. Users will also get a free Personalized Ring Back Tone (PRBT) with this new plan.
1GB Data + Unlimited Calling – Jio vs. BSNL vs. Idea vs. Airtel
The Rs 98 Reliance Jio plan offers unlimited voice calling all over India with 2GB of 4GB data for 28 days. Plus, Jio also offers free 300 SMS with this plan. Idea Cellular has a similar plan of Rs 109 which offers unlimited calling (with roaming), 100 SMS per day with 1GB of data for 28 days (in select circles).
Airtel has a Rs 93 plan (for select customers) with 1GB data and calling. Tata Docomo also has a similar plan with the same benefits as Jio at Rs 82. The BSNL Rs 118 plan offers unlimited calling with 1GB of data for 28 days but is not available in all circles.
Airtel’s New Prepaid Plan – 1GB Data For 28 Days
Airtel has launched a new Rs 65 plan which offers 1GB data for a period of 28 days with no limit. But, the Rs 65 plan from Airtel offers 2G/3G data and not 4G data, unlike other plans. The new Rs 65 plan will come with a validity of 28 days with 1GB of 2G/3G data for the entire period with no cap limit.
The new Airtel plan is only available in some select circles. There are no added voice calling benefits or SMS benefits bundled with the Rs 65 prepaid recharge plan.
Airtel Enters Into Content Partnership With ALT Balaji
Airtel has tied up with ALT Balaji, a Video-on-demand platform of Balaji Telefilms Ltd for a strategic partnership. Airtel now will stream all the digital content from ALT Balaji to its Airtel TV.
All the ALT Balaji content will be free for Airtel TV users and Airtel customers. The offer will be valid till June 2018, and the ALT Balaji content will be chargeable thereafter.