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    After the festival rush, it’s rumoured that telecom service operators went into a silent mode. The incumbent private telecom companies are no exception.

    However, after a brief stint, the state-run telecom operator BSNL revised its entry-level ₹29 recharge. The new BSNL Freedom Chhota 29 STV pack will now offer unlimited calling, 1GB data, and 300 SMS with a validity period of 7 days.

    BSNL Freedom Chhota 29 STV:

    The latest revision will be applicable across PAN India. As per the reports, the new BSNL ₹29 STV is a combo voucher that offers unlimited voice calls in the home and national roaming except for MTNL Delhi and Mumbai Telecom circles.

    Apart from 1GB data and 300 SMS benefits, the pack offers FREE BSNL caller tunes with unlimited songs change. However, please do note that this pack will have a validity of 7 calendar days.

    Previously, the BSNL Freedom Chhota 29 STV used to offer daily 2GB data, unlimited calls in the home circle, and 100 SMS within the same validity period of 7 days. The quick revision is a big let down as it used to offer 14GB of data. It’s now drastically reduced to just 1GB data.

    Leaving aside the other benefits, the reduction in data is a huge letdown.

    BSNL Freedom Chhota 9 STV:

    Apart from the 1-week validity pack, BSNl has also got Freedom Chhota 9 STV pack valid only for 1 calendar day. It offers unlimited voice calling in Home and LSA and national roaming (excluding MTNL Delhi and Mumbai Telecom circles), 100 MB data, and 100 SMS within 1 calendar day.

    Though the private telecom service operators have got better-prepaid packs, BSNL is way ahead of them by offering the cheapest pack. Undoubtedly, the state-run telecom operator BSNL offers the most affordable prepaid STV packs.

    For comparison, the Reliance Jio Prepaid PV 28 offers unlimited voice calling in both home and national roaming, 0.5GB data, and 100 SMS per day. The tariff validity of the Jio PV 28 is 7 days.

    Similarly, the Jio.com offers ₹19 and ₹52 sachet packs that offer 0.15 GB and 1.05 GB data with a validity of 1 day and 7 days respectively. It’s to be noted that Jio ₹52 offers daily 0.15 GB data and 70 SMS in 7 days period.

    Also Read: BSNL Takes On Jio with ₹1699 and ₹2099 Annual Plans

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