Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has increased the validity of its unlimited call and data packs of Rs. 186, Rs. 187, Rs. 349, Rs. 429, Rs. 485, and Rs. 666 to please its prepaid subscribers. With the latest development, the state-owned telecom giant is offering as a long validity as 129 days for unlimited voice calls, SMS, and up to 1.5GB of data. The new move appears to be a strategic decision to compete against Reliance Jio that is already offering cheap unlimited voice call packs in India.
The revised BSNL packs of Rs. 186, Rs. 187, Rs. 349, and Rs. 429 now offer 1GB of data per day for 28 days, 28 days, 54 days, and 81 days, respectively. The Rs. 485 and Rs. 666 packs, on the other hand, come with 1.5GB of data per day with a validity of 90 and 129 days, respectively. It is worth noting that each of the new BSNL pack includes unlimited local, STD, and roaming calls (excluding Mumbai and Delhi regions) alongside the 100 SMS limit, which is applicable to unlimited packs offered by other telcos in the country as well.
Unlike BSNL's new packs, Reliance Jio is offering 1GB data per day for 28 days along with unlimited local, STD, and roaming calls at Rs. 149. Jio subscribers are also provided with the upgraded Rs. 349 pack that offers similar benefits for 70 days. The Mumbai-based operator is also offering 1.5GB data per day for 28 days at Rs. 198, while the Rs. 498 pack offers identical data quota for 91 days.
Earlier this month, BSNL launched its promotional offer to give 2GB of free data to its new GSM mobile service subscribers. The offer running on a pan-India basis since January 5.