- BSNL offers up to 2 GB data per day in recharge packs of Rs 198-561
- Validity period of these recharge packs ranges from 24 days to 80 days
- Telecom industry witnessing competitive mobile data pricing
Amid high competition in telecom sector, BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is offering a range of 3G prepaid data recharge vouchers that come with up to 2 GBs of 3G speed data per day. According to BSNL's website - bsnl.co.in, the telecom company's prepaid data recharge vouchers priced from Rs 198 to Rs 561 come with benefits including up to 2 GBs of data per day, for a validity period ranging from 24 days to 80 days. BSNL, for example, offers 2 GB of data per day for a validity period of 60 days under a recharge pack priced at Rs 549.
Here's what BSNL offers in some of its prepaid data STVs - priced at Rs 198, Rs 291, Rs 549 and Rs 561:
BSNL Rs 198 prepaid data recharge
BSNL offers 1 GB data per day for a validity period of 24 days under a prepaid data recharge priced at Rs 198. Among other benefits, subscribers get a free PRBT or personalized ring back tone service along with the Rs 198 recharge pack, according to the BSNL website. PRBT is a service that enables a subscriber to set up a tune instead of the default ring. "To Check STV MRP for your circle Please check circle website or call 1503," BSNL mentions.
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
291(inclding south zone)
1.5 GB/day + free PRBT
2 GB/day + free PRBT
1 GB/day + free PRBT
BSNL Rs 291 prepaid data recharge
BSNL offers 1.5 GB of data per day for a validity period of 25 days, among other benefits, in a recharge pack priced at Rs 291. BSNL's Rs 291 prepaid data recharge pack also comes with a free PRBT facility.
BSNL Rs 549 prepaid data recharge
Under a recharge pack priced at Rs 549, BSNL offers 2 GBs of data per day for a validity period of 60 days, according to its website. BSNL's prepaid recharge pack of Rs 549 includes a free PRBT facility.
BSNL Rs 561 prepaid data recharge
At Rs 561, BSNL offers a prepaid data recharge pack which comes with 1 GB of data per day for a validity period of 80 days. A free PRBT service is also included in this recharge pack.
Data under BSNL's prepaid recharge packs of Rs 198, Rs 291, Rs 549 and Rs 561 is charged at 3 paise per 10 KBs after the validity periods of freebies specified by the telecom company.
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.