Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited () 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. It has now taken the place of the more expensive Rs. 448 pack that offers a validity of 82 days, instead of the older 70 days. 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. Also, there are several other prepaid packs of Reliance Jio, Airtel, Idea, and Vodafone operators, which offer 2GB daily to users.
In comparison to Airtel, Reliance Jio with its Rs. 398 pack offers 1.5GB high-speed 4G data per day (after 1.5GB Jio offers unlimited data at 64Kbps).
Earlier this month, BSNL launched its promotional offer to to its new GSM mobile service subscribers.
Customers opting for the Rs 186, Rs 187 special tariff plan will get 1GB data per day with a validity of 28 days. Under the new Rs. 399 pack, Airtel is offering 1GB 3G/ 4G data per day, unlimited voice calls - local, STD, and roaming, and 100 SMSes per day for all handsets. Another pack that is priced at a similar rate of Rs. 399 provides the users 1GB data daily with unlimited calls and 100 SMS and has an extended validity period of 56 days. For example, the Rs. 349 pack gives helps prepaid users with 2GB data daily, unlimited local, STD and roaming calls with 100 SMS per day. This means users will get 84GB of data during the validity period, up from 70GB. Interestingly, in Odisha, Rajasthan and Haryana circles, both the Rs. 458 and Rs. 509 plans offer validity of 84 days, which essentially leaves the latter redundant. Also, Jio is cheaper than Airtel and Vodafone. The telecom operator is offering either 43 percent of extra validity or 50 percent additional data.