BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is offering up to 120 GBs or gigabytes of mobile data at Rs 549. In a prepaid recharge pack priced at Rs 549, BSNL is offering 2 GB of mobile data per day, among other benefits, over a validity period of 60 days, according to the telecom company's website - bsnl.co.in. That means, in effect, a subscriber gets the benefit of 120 GBs in the recharge pack priced at Rs 549. BSNL offers 24 GBs to 120 GBs of data in a validity period ranging from 24 days to 80 days in its recharge packs priced from Rs 198 to Rs 561, according to the BSNL website.
Here's what subscribers get in BSNL's prepaid data recharge packs priced at Rs 198, Rs 291, Rs 549 and Rs 561. All the four recharge packs come with a free PRBT or personalized ring back tone facility. PRBT is a special service offered by BSNL which enables a subscriber to set up a tune instead of the default ring.
|Data STV/data combo voucher in Rs. (inclusive of GST)||Total bundled free usage||Validity of freebies (days)||Data charges after freebies|
|198 (including south zone)||1 GB/day + free PRBT||24||3p/10KB|
|291(inclding south zone)||1.5 GB/day + free PRBT||25||3p/10KB|
|549||2 GB/day + free PRBT||60||3p/10KB|
|561||1 GB/day + free PRBT||80||3p/10KB|
BSNL prepaid recharge pack of Rs 198
Under a prepaid recharge pack priced at Rs 198, BSNL offers 1 GB of data per day for a validity period of 24 days, according to the telecom company's website. After 24 days, the data is charged at 3 paise per 10 KBs, according to BSNL. "To Check STV MRP for your circle Please check circle website or call 1503," BSNL mentioned.
BSNL prepaid recharge pack of Rs 291
BSNL offers 1.5 GBs of data per day for a validity period of 25 days in a recharge pack priced at Rs 291. After the 25-day period, data is charged at 3 paise per 10 KBs.
BSNL prepaid recharge pack of Rs 549
At Rs 549, BSNL offers a prepaid recharge pack under which subscribers get 2 GBs of data per day for a validity period of 60 days. After the 60-day period, data is charged at 3 paise per 10 KBs.
BSNL prepaid recharge pack of Rs 561
BSNL's recharge pack priced at Rs 561 comes with 1 GB of data per day for a validity period of 80 days, according to its website. After the 50-day period, data is charged at 3 paise per 10 KBs, BSNL mentioned on its website.
These recharge packs from BSNL come amid high competition in the telecom industry especially on the data tariffs front, triggered by aggressive data pricing by new entrant Reliance Jio.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 1 unveiled the Union Budget for financial year 2018-19. The finance minister has proposed to provide Rs. 10,000 crore for creation and augmentation of telecom infrastructure in Budget 2018-19.