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BSNL 4G data pack surprisingly beats Jio, Airtel with Rs 96 plan: This plan is for active Internet users

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BSNL 4G data pack surprisingly beats Jio, Airtel with Rs 96 plan: This plan is for active Internet users

Last week, TRAI released data regarding the average data speeds in the country for July and BSNL came on top as the fastest 3G network in the country at the moment, beating Airtel and Vodafone's network by a massive margin. The state-owned operator is also the only company to gain subscribers per month alongside Reliance Jio. Hence, despite suffering from financial issues, BSNL is doing well and now in a bid to capture the 4G market, BSNL has released two new 4G plans.

BSNL has been going aggressive off late with its 3G plans to tackle the competition from its rivals such as Airtel, Vodafone and others. Now, BSNL is stepping into the 4G market and to draw more customers to its services, it has launched two new data packs that offer surplus data allotment at reasonably low prices.

The first of the two packs costs Rs 96 and BSNL has actually hit the ball out of the park. With this plan, BSNL 4G subscribers will able to make use of 10GB data per day. The plan offers a validity of 28 days, which makes this a good option for those who do lots of video or audio streaming. Do note that this is just a data pack and hence, if you are looking for benefits related to calls and SMS, you won't be getting any with this plan. Additionally, this plan will be available for a limited period.

The second plan that joins the Rs 96 plan costs Rs 236 and under this, subscribers will get to use 10GB of data per day in BSNL's 4G network. However, the extra price over the Rs 96 plan offers longer validity than before. Hence, with this data pack, subscribers will get a total validity of 84 days. As with the other plan, there are no call or SMS benefits with this plan.

Do note that these plans are currently available only in those circles where BSNL has initiated its 4G service. Currently, BSNL 4G is available in the Andhra Pradesh circle and is expected to be rolled out commercially in other states once the network testing is completed.

Unlike 4G services from Jio, Airtel or Vodafone, BSNL hasn't mentioned whether BSN: 4G support VoLTE services. Hence, all we know at the moment is that you will be able to access just 4G data speeds with BSNL 4G services. existing BSNL 3G or 2G users will be able to upgrade their SIM cards to 4G card by paying Rs 50.