BSNL Offers 60GB For ’30 Days’ Under Rs 171 Plan – Checkout Comparison With Others!

BSNL's latest salvo against Jio and Airtel is indeed very interesting.

BSNL's new Rs 171 plan is very interesting!
BSNL’s new Rs 171 plan is very interesting!

State-run BSNL has repeatedly been changing plans to offer more data and benefits, in a bid to attract new customers. After changing its FTTH plans to take on Jio GigaFiber, the public telecom is now making further changes in its prepaid segment.

The company has launched a new Rs 171 plan, which will come with 60GB monthly data and unlimited calling facility. The 171 plan also offers SMS benefits as well, doubled with 2GB data per day and unlimited voice calls.


BSNL Rs 171 Plan – More Data, More Benefits!

The all new BSNL STV 171 prepaid recharge plan will offer 2GB data per day for a period of 30 days.

Yes, not 28 days, but 30 days!

The new BSNL 171 plan will offer a total of 60GB data for a whole month (30 days). Apart from offering unlimited data, the recharge plan also offers unlimited voice calls throughout the country without any FUP.

The 171 prepaid plan from BSNL laso offers free 100 SMS per day for the validity period.

BSNL 171 STV Plan

Price Rs 171
Daily Data Cap 2GB per day
Total Data 60GB
Calls Unlimited Calls (Local + STD + National Roaming)
SMS 100 Per Day
Validity 30 days


BSNL 171 Plan – The Best 2GB Plan In The Industry?

With the new BSNL 171 prepaid recharge plan, the company has brought in some fresh changes –

  • Voice calling benefit is now available to the Delhi and Mumbai circles, which was previously unavailable.
  • Unlike other telecom operators, BSNL is offering a validity of 30 days with its latest 171 recharge plan.
  • The new 171 BSNL plan allows you to call on any number across the country, as the plan offers unlimited calling benefits.
  • Generally BSNL plans come with FUP limits, but the 171 BSNL STV plan offers unlimited voice calls without any FUP limits.

BSNL vs Jio vs Airtel – Who Offers The Best 2GB Per Day Plan?

The new 2GB Rs 171 plan from BSNL is fresh, and is definitely a better option compared to the other 2GB plans from other operators. Both Airtel and Jio has plans priced at Rs 199 and Rs 198 respectively, where Airtel offers 1.4GB data per day and Jio offers 2GB data per day.

If compared, BSNL is offering better benefits at this price with a 2-day extra validity compared to Jio and Airtel. Though, remember BSNL will offer data at 3G speeds, which may be a let down for many users.

BSNL 171 Plan vs Other Plans – Full Comparison

The BSNL 171 plan will go straight head to head with the other data-based plans available in the industry priced under Rs 200.

BSNL 171 Plan vs Jio 198 Plan vs Airtel 199 Plan

BSNL Reliance Jio Airtel
Price Rs 171 Rs 198 Rs 199
Daily Data Cap 2GB per day 2GB per day 1.4GB per day
Total Data 60GB 56GB 39.2GB
Data Cost (Per GB) Rs 2.85 Rs 3.53 Rs 5.07
Calls Unlimited Calls (Local + STD + National Roaming) Unlimited Calls (Local + STD + National Roaming) Unlimited Calls (Local + STD + National Roaming)
SMS 100 Per Day 100 Per Day 100 Per Day
Validity 30 days 28 days 28 days


BSNL 171 Plan – Verdict

The 171 STV plan from BSNL will start a new price war in the telecom industry. Expect other operators to join the bandwagon and soon they will make changes to their plans as well. Coming to the BSNL 171 plan, the plan obviously offers better benefits compared to other data-based plans available in the price segment. So, it’s a thumbs up to the new 171 BSNL plan from our side.

Also, the newly launched BSNL 171 plan is currently available only in the Telangana and AP circle, so you need to wait before BSNL launches the plan in other circles.

The 171 recharge plan plan is expected to launch in other circles in phases!

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