BSNL's 4G plans beat Airtel and Jio with 10GB daily data offer
11 February 2020
State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is coming out with an irresistible offer of 10 GB of data in its upcoming 4G plans, against the 1GB data currently being offered by Jio and Airtel in their similar low-value plans.
However, BSNL, which is expected to receive radio spectrum from the government for sarting 4G services, will not have pan-India 4G spectrum and will have to do with 3G spectrum for most of the telecom circles.
The loss-making PSU has managed to offer fourth generation network services in select circles using the existing 3G spectrum. To increase the data consumption in the 4G-enabled circles, BSNL has launched two 4G-only plans – one for Rs96 and another for Rs236 that is valid for up to 84 days.
The two prepaid plans are Rs96, which is available for 28 days and Rs236 plan which is valid for 84 days to BSNL 4G subscribers where the telco has enabled 4G network. BSNL recently launched 4G services in various parts of Kolkata and the subscribers can recharge these plans to get 10GB data per day. These two plans from BSNL are way better than what Airtel and Reliance Jio are providing right now.
BSNL may not offer these 4G plans once it commercially rolls out 4G service across the country later this year. But for now, we can confirm that both these plans are available for recharge in BSNL circles where the telco has enabled 4G network. BSNL 4G is now available across Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Kolkata, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Chennai and Tamil Nadu circles. The telco is actively working on launching BSNL 4G using the existing 3G spectrum.