State-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) seems to be on a new plans launching spree of late. It’s been not too long since it announced a long term plan worth INR 698 that offered users 180 days of validity and 200GB of data (without a daily cap). That plan, however, was available only for users in the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana circles. BSNL recently also announced another plan with 180 days validity – this time for users in the Kerala circle – worth INR 997, according to our friends at Telecom Talk. Let us take a closer look at the benefits offered by this plan.
BSNL Rs 997 Prepaid Recharge details, benefits
At the outset, we would like to inform you that this new plan seems to be only available for BSNL prepaid users in the Kerala telecom circle. The plan appears to be targeted at similarly priced plans available from other leading players, including Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, and Jio.
BSNL offers unlimited voice calling, 3GB of daily data, and 100 SMSes per day with this plan. As mentioned earlier, this plan has a validity of 180 days, which translates to a total data benefit of 540GB of data. Post the 3GB daily data limit; speeds will be reduced to 80 Kbps. This plan also offers an additional benefit of Personalised Ringback Tone (PRBT) for a period of two months. The plan is effective today, November 10, 2019, in Kerala. There is no word if this plan would be made available for subscribers in other BSNL circles. Note that the unlimited calls offer is valid to calls made to any network across India. The catch, however, is that these calls will only be limited to 250 minutes per day. This restriction is standard across most other BSNL ‘unlimited’ plans from BSNL.
Prima facie, this long term plan from BSNL at least on paper, seems to offer the best benefits when compared to other similarly priced plans from the competition. We are hopeful of BSNL launching this long term recharge option to consumers in other circles as well.