BSNL Launches ₹99 Unlimited Plan with 26 Days Validity
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the only state-owned telecommunications company, launched two new unlimited packs starting ₹99. Undoubtedly, this is the smallest STV plan to offer unlimited voice call benefits to its subscribers.
The new ₹99 STV offers unlimited voice calls (both local and STD) to any network (both on-net and off-net) including the roaming calls. It is to be noted that these unlimited voice benefits are just limited to 26 days. The ₹99 STV is a PAN-India offer except for Mumbai and Delhi telecom circles.
BSNL ₹99 and ₹319 STV:
As per the reports, this plan does not offer any SMS or data benefits. Thus, it is aimed at the customers who only use their phones for voice calls. It looks like BSNL wants to give a tough fight to Reliance Jio’s ₹49 plan especially made for Jio Phone. The users who just need voice calling benefits can go with the BSNL₹99 STV plan.
Apart from the ₹99 STV, BSNL has also launched ₹319 STV that offers the same benefits with a validity of 90 days.
The ₹99 STV seems to be a good offering but suffers in two aspects. One, if the STV had offered a combo data benefit of at least 1GB, then it could be a saver. Moreover, the plan validity term of 26 days will not go with the Indian customers. When the Indian public is cursing 28-day validity, it is a suicidal thing to get 26 days validity period.
On contrary, if you observe Reliance Jio’s ₹98 plan, it offers unlimited voice calls and 2GB of data with a validity of 28 days. The BSNL should be generous in offering the data benefits. It not only attracts the new customers but also prevents the subscribers who are ready to port-out.
BSNL Data-Oriented Plans:
If you are looking for data benefits, then you can look at BSNL ₹149 plan. This special plan offers daily 300MB of data and 30 minutes of voice calls every day with a validity of 30 days.
However, if you are looking for a long-term plan, then look at ₹999 plan that offers unlimited voice calling and daily 1GB data with 365 days validity.
BSNL Withdraws 7 STV and Combo Plans:
Apart from launching the new plans, BSNL has also withdrawn several STV and combo plans to restructure its base.
The following plans are withdrawn from an immediate effect:
STV (in ₹) Validity (in days) STV 398 30 STV 629 30 STV 2399 60 STV 821 120 STV 1949 300 Combo STV 3099 60 Combo STV 1402 30
With additions and deletions, BSNL is surely on the way to restructure its offerings. The telecom company is confident enough to roll-out 4G across India.