Taking on Reliance Jio, BSNL has announced a new prepaid plan priced at Rs 75 called ‘BSNL Jeevitha Prepaid Plan.’ As per a TelecomTalk report, the new plan offers voice and data benefits for 15 days, but the validity can be extended up to 180 days by again recharging with Special Tariff Vouchers (STVs). Under the Rs 75 prepaid plan from BSNL, users would get to avail unlimited voice calls, 10GB data and 500 SMS for 15 days. However, one should note that the free calling benefit doesn’t apply when placing calls in Mumbai and Delhi circles and additionally, the prepaid plan is said to be available only in the Andhra Pradesh & Telangana circle.
As per the report, the telco will extend the validity of the new prepaid plan by 90 days if the STV recharge amount is between Rs 98 to Rs 199. If the recharge value is above Rs 200, the validity is increased by 180 days. The STVs which are eligible for extending the Rs 75 pack validity are Rs 98, Rs 99, Rs 118, Rs 139, Rs 187, Rs 198, Rs 319, Rs 333, Rs 339, Rs 349, Rs 395, Rs 444, Rs 447 and Rs 551. TelecomTalk says that the plan’s validity will not be extended if the STV recharge is made using modes like web self-care, self-care, and USSD. It’s not known yet whether the state-run telecom operator will introduce the Rs 75 plan in its other circles or not.
Just before announcing the new plan, BSNL also bumped up the amount of data it offered with its select FTTH plans. The plans priced at Rs 3,999, Rs 5,999, Rs 9,999, and Rs 16,999 now offer additional data. With the Rs 3,999 monthly plan, one will get to use 500GB of FUP data with download speeds of up to 50Mbps, while with the Rs 5,999 plan one will get 1000GB of data for a month at speeds of 60Mbps. With Rs 9,999 and Rs 16,999 monthly plans, one will get to avail 2TB, 3TB data at speeds of 80 Mbps and 100 Mbps respectively. You can learn more about the revamped offerings here. You can take a look at our comparison of the best prepaid 3G/4G data plans under Rs 500 between Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone and Idea here.