Many incumbent telecom operators, including BSNL, have revised their data tariffs and made new announcements to protect their market share. Mobile internet traffic in the Indian market is also growing rapidly as more users upgrade to smartphones from basic and feature phones, using the Internet for everything from watching movies to shopping online.
BSNL offers several recharge plans to its prepaid customers. Some of them are listed below.
BSNL Rs 4-7 Recharge Plan
BSNL offers 20 MBs or megabytes of mobile data for a validity period of one day under its recharge packs priced at Rs 4, according to its website. The price may vary in the range of Rs. 4 to Rs. 7 from circle to circle based on market conditions, BSNL adds.
BSNL Rs 29 Recharge Plan
Under its recharge pack priced at Rs 29 (may vary), BSNL offers 150 MB of data for a validity period of three days. Denomination may vary between Rs. 26 to Rs 33 from circle to circle based on technical feasibility, according to the BSNL website.
BSNL Rs 39 Recharge Plan
At Rs 39, BSNL offers 200 MBs of data for a validity period of five days. "The data STV of Rs 39/- is revised to Rs 43/- for west zone circles (Gujarat, Maharashtra , Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh)," BSNL added.
BSNL Rs 198 Recharge Plan
BSNL offers 2.2 GBs or gigabytes of mobile data for a validity period of 25 days in a recharge pack priced at Rs 198. This offer is not applicable on the South Zone. "To Check STV MRP for your circle please check circle website or call 1503," BSNL added.
In the South Zone, BSNL offers 1 GB of data with a validity of 24 days under its Rs 198 recharge, according to its website.
BSNL Rs 429 Recharge Plan
BSNL Rs 4,498 recharge
Under a recharge pack priced at Rs 4,498, BSNL offers 160 GB of mobile data for a validity period of 365 days, according to its website.
BSNL Unlimited Data STV
BSNL offers three "unlimited data STVs" common to the North and South circles: Rs 399, Rs 629 and Rs 2,399.
BSNL Rs 399 recharge plan, BSNL Rs 629 recharge plan
Both Rs 399 and Rs 629 packs come with a validity of 30 days. While speed is reduced to 80 Kbps after use of 2 GBs under the Rs 399 pack, under the Rs 629 STV, the reduced speed is applicable after use of 3 GBs, according to the BSNL website.
BSNL Rs 2,399 recharge pack
BSNL's Rs 2,399 pack comes with unlimited data for a validity period of 60 days, with the speed reducing to 80 Kbps after use of 16 GBs, it showed.
BSNL 'Loot Lo' offer
In its latest scheme, called 'Loot Lo Offer', BSNL is offering up to 60 per cent discount on advance payment of rental to its new postpaid customers. Besides, customers are also offered up to 500 per cent more data under the scheme.
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