According to a report published by ETTelecom, BSNL, the state-run telecom operator is offering 80GB of 3G data at just Rs. 4,498 with 1-year validity. What this essentially means is that the charge, eventually, breaks down to Rs. 56 for 1GB of 3G data. Given the price, it is quite a lucrative deal.
Additionally, the telco is offering 60GB of data at Rs. 4,000, 36GB of data at Rs. 2,800, and 18GB of mobile date at Rs. 1,500 with all the offers valid for 1 year. These offers are best suitable for subscribers who are willing to pay the entire bill upfront instead of paying them every single month.
Having said that, the offer is valid only until November 30, after which, the above plans and their respective prices are subjected to change. So, hurry up and avail these offers before they are no longer available.
This scheme is not entirely new since other private telecom operators in the country are already offering similar plans. For example, Bharti Airtel is charging Rs. 5,770 for 80GB of data which is 30% higher than what BSNL's plan would cost reports ETTelecom.
Similarly, Idea cellular is charging Rs. 5,500 for the same amount of data with one-year validity.
One advantage these private telcos have over the state-run telco is the fact that they offer both 3G and 4G data coverage whereas BSNL offers only 3G data for now.