BSNL takes on Jio Double Dhamaka Offer, offers 112GB data with FIFA World Cup recharge
Jio Double Dhamaka offer which was launched only yesterday i.e. Tuesday already has a competitor now. State-owned telecom operator BSNL that had once said it will match Jio tariff-by-tariff has announced a new FIFA World Cup recharge that offers 4GB data per day to users at Rs 149.
The recharge is available throughout the FIFA World Cup Season starting from June 14 to July 15. The recharge will be available across all circles and can be purchased from both BSNL website as well as from major recharge outlets.
BSNL aims to take on Jio and Airtel with this new plan. While the per day data limit is of a significant amount, BSNL may lose its battle on the ground of SMS and call benefits. The new Rs 149 BSNL plan offers only data benefits and no SMS or calling benefits. The validity of the plan is for 28 days.
BSNL Rs 149 plan Vs Jio Rs 149 plan
Jio offers 3GB data per day along with unlimited calls and 100 SMS per day. The data amount is less than BSNL's but Jio is also giving calling and SMS benefits with the plan for 28 days.
Jio is a better option here.
BSNL Rs 149 Vs Airtel Rs 149 plan
Airtel offers 2GB data per day along with unlimited voice calling benefits and 100 SMS per day for 28 days.
Airtel is a winner here.
BSNL is offering 4GB data per day but the fact that network penetration of BSNL is poor in many areas and that BSNL does not offer 4G services is what pulls down the new plan.
BSNL plans to start its 4G services soon. The estimated band of spectrum range for 4G services is expected to be in between 5 MHz of 2100 MHz. The company is expected to do a nation-wide roll out by the end of this year. The company has launched its first 4G service in Kerala with an investment of about Rs 25,000 crore. The company has also partnered with Nokia and ZTE to roll out its 4G services across India.