BSNL To Offer 730GB Data & Unlimited Voice Calls For 1 Year At Rs 1,999
We have compared BSNL's Rs 1999 plan with Jio's similar plan
The telecom war seems to get fiercer with every passing day as no company is going to let Reliance Jio win the market so easily. Unlimited bundled data, free calls and cheaper plans has been the biggest crowd-puller in this Jio-driven market. To take on Jio and other incumbents, BSNL has launched a special 1 year long plan.
The state-run BSNL is among the other telecom companies who has repeatedly reported quarterly losses due to Jio’s predatory pricing offers.
The special BSNL tariff plan is priced at Rs 1,999 and the one year old plan will come with a validity of 365 days. The plan offer data benefits like 2GB high-speed data per day, unlimited voice calls and other added extra benefits. The BSNL one year plan also includes free 100 SMS per day
BSNL Rs 1,999 Plan – Unlimited Calling & Free SMS
The BSNL 1999 plan is a special one year plan by the state-owned public telecom company. The 1999 plan comes with a one-year validity offering unlimited data and calling benefits for 365 days. A first of its kind in the industry, the new BSNL 1999 plan comes with free SMS benefits as well.
The BSNL one year plan has extra benefits such as data, unlimited calls and free SMS. The BSNL 1999 plan will offer unlimited voice calls on local, STD and national national roaming with no FUP limit.
The BSNL one year plan also offers 100 free SMS per day for 365 days, a total of 36,500 messages throughout the period.
BSNL Rs 1,999 Plan – 2GB Data Per Day For 1 Year
Apart from unlimited calling and free SMS, the new BSNL one year plan will offer 2GB high-speed data per day throughout the validity period of one year. The BSNL 1999 plan in total will offer 730GB of data for a period of 365 days.
In the BSNL one year plan, the data will cost Rs 2.73 for each GB of data offered by the company.
|Daily Data Cap||2GB per day|
|Data Cost||Rs 2.73 per GB|
|Calls||Unlimited Calls (Local + STD + National Roaming)|
|SMS||100 per day|
BSNL Rs 1,999 Plan – Availability & Recharge
The offer is currently available as a promotional offer in the Chennai and Tamil Nadu circles. The BSNL one year plan will soon expand to other circles as well. To recharge with BSNL 1999 plan, you need to recharge your BSNL number by September 22, 2018.
The BSNL 1999 plan offers 2GB data per day, free 100 SMS per day and unlimited and free calling on local, STD, and national roaming for a period of 365 days. The calling benefits on BSNL one year plan comes with no FUP (fair usage policy) limit.
BSNL vs Reliance Jio
Reliance Jio has a similarly priced plan offering a half-year validity at Rs 1,999. The Jio half year plan offers a 180 day validity, a total of 125GB data without any daily limit or FUP with its bundled unlimited calling benefits and 100 free SMS per day.
Here’s a complete comparison between the BSNL one year plan and Jio’s half yearly plan, both priced at Rs 1,999 –
|BSNL 1999 Plan||Jio 1999 Plan|
|Price||Rs 1999||Rs 1999|
|Daily Data Cap||2GB per day||No Daily Limit|
|Data Cost||Rs 2.73 per GB||Rs 15.99 per GB|
|Calls||Unlimited Calls (Local + STD + National Roaming)||Unlimited Calls (Local + STD + National Roaming)|
|SMS||100 per day||100 per day|
|Validity||365 days||180 days|
If the BSNL 1999 plan and Jio’s 1999 half year plan are compared, BSNL has a far better plan offering more benefits. Plus, as a perk, Jio also offers free access to its premium Jio apps.
The BSNL one year plan clearly showcases how the government-owned company is aggressively fighting up against private run telecom operators like Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular. The new BSNL 1999 plan is a first-of-its-kind in the industry, and the one year plan validity will surely act as an USP for the newly launched BSNL one year plan.