BSNL 291 plan offers 8 GB of 3G data instead of 2 GB which it offered earlier. The plan will be valid for 28 days and is seen as a counter to Reliance Jio.
BSNL has slashed the price of its 3G internet plans to counter the Reliance Jio effect. Under these plans users can enjoy internet a special price of Rs 36 per GB. This is a huge reduction in costs bringing the cost down by three-fourths as compared to earlier costs.
BSNL 291 Plan Benefits
Under this plan users will get 4 times more data. Now users will get 8GB of data as compared to 2GB earlier. The plan will be valid for 28 days.
BSNL 78 Plan Benefits
Under this plan users will be given 2GB data that is double than the earlier limit of just 1 GB. The validity of this plan is also 28 days.
According to a statement by BSNL, these plans offer 3G data at a rate of Rs 36 per GB which is one of the lowest in the industry.
Competing with Reliance Jio
Under its New Year offer, Reliance Jio is currently offering 1 GB 4G data everyday. To counter this other private operators brought down the costs of their internet plans to as low as Rs 50.
“We are committed to providing affordable mobile services for all segments of the prepaid mobile customers. These offers will be valid from February 6, 2017, on Pan India basis,” BSNL Board Director for Consumer Mobility RK Mittal said.
BSNL 291 plan is again a result of Jio effect. On the other hand Reliance Jio in order to maintain a strong user base is expected to extend its free services till June 2017. By these price wars among telecom companies, customer is at the benefit. All thanks to reliance Jio which made companies lower down the prices of calling and 3G/4G data plans.