BSNL battles Jio launches new plan for customers

Dora Pope
April 25, 2017

The Triple Ace plan that costs Rs. 333 offers 3GB 3G data per day after which the speed gets throttled to 80Kbps. The plans are the latest in the line of offered given by the telecom operators. In a bid to retain existing customers, incumbent telecom players like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and BSNL are pricing their plans in such a way that they retain maximum of their existing subscribers and also maintain their ARPU. There is a rage in the telecom industry.

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The costliest plan of the three plans Nehle per Dehla is priced at Rs. 395.

When the data plans expire, customers will be throttled down to 80 Kbps. This was reported in a statement given by the company. This, essentially, means that the BSNL is offering up to 270 GB data for the price of Rs 333. The Rs. 395 recharge pack also includes 3,000 minutes of calls on its network and 1,800 minutes of on other networks, it said. Apart from BSNL's Rs. 339 monthly plan, they have also launched three more plans which would provide world data and voice calling.

The Reliance Jio DTH is believed to be cheaper than the other DTH services in the market. However, it can be a decent plan if BSNL 3G network is good in your area. The next plan is called "Dil Khol Ke Bol" and is priced at Rs 349.

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BSNL's new plans are called: 'Triple Ace", "Dil khol ke bol" and "Nehle pe dehla'. This translates to 2GB of 4G internet per day.

For Airtel postpaid customers, the company has not announced any new plans after the Reliance Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer, but it is giving 30GB of free data.

Announcing its new offer, Jio said that under the Rs 309 plan it would provide "unlimited SMS, calling and data (1GB per day at 4G speed) for 3 months on first recharge". Lately, the company is in the headlines for the alleged Jio DTH service that is likely to be free for up to six months.

Users who opt for 333 pack will get 3G data up to 3GB per day with a validity of 90 days. It came up with the Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer at Rs 309 with the same features. In this scheme, customers also get 3000 minutes of calling on the BSNL network and 1800 minutes on other networks. For the Rs 309 plan, a user gets 1GB 4G data per day valid for 84 days, whereas, the Rs 509 plan offers 2GB 4G data valid for 84 days as well.

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