The competition between telecom operators in India has become pretty intense, especially after the entry of Reliance Jio, which has now completed a year in the telecom sector. And the current scenario is such that these telecom service providers are introducing new plans and tariffs almost every day.
Well, today, guess its State owned telecom operator BSNL turn. The company has yet again unveiled a new voice and data plan called 'Plan 429' that offers prepaid users unlimited voice calls and 1 GB data per day for 90 days for prepaid customers.
BSNL prepaid users can recharge with Rs 429, post which they'll be eligible for free voice (local/STD) on any network along with 90 GB of data (at 1 GB per day) for 90 days on PAN India basis (except Kerala Circle).
Commenting on the launch, R.K.Mittal, Director (CM) BSNL said, "This Voice and Data Centric Plan is available for Rs. 429 or Rs. 143 per month which gives unlimited voice (Local/STD) to any network and 90 GB data (1 GB per day) for 90 days, which is the most competitive plan in present market scenario."
BSNL's new offer comes as rival Airtel and Vodafone unveiled a slew of data and voice plans for its prepaid users just a few days back. Airtel's plans start for as low as Rs 5 and goes up to Rs 399. While Vodafone has introduced special prepaid recharge voucher or "bonus card" and the company is offering 250 MB of mobile data to its prepaid customers for a week at Rs. 87.
Notably, Jio has already introduced plans that come with a lot of benefits for its subscribers. The company recently introduced two new prepaid and postpaid plans under its Dhan Dhana Dhan offer as well.
In any case, BSNL by introducing enticing offers does want to retain its customers and not lose them to Jio which has been the case with many telecom service providers.