On the other hand, Reliance Jio Rs 98 plan is offering benefits such as 2GB of data, unlimited calls be it local, STD and roaming and 100 SMS per day for 28 days. The plan carries a validity of 28 days. State-owned telecom operators do not have the freedom like the private ones to continue using cheap data plans, however, BSNL has prepped up to mark it's presence with a list of offers. The introduction of this pack is a fine-drawn attempt to take on Reliance Jio's Rs. 98 recharge pack that provides nearly similar incentives. However, Jio is also offering 300 SMS as well, which is an added advantage. The company is also offering free PRBT tune (caller ring tones) to its subscriber. Right after the activation of this STV, the default BSNL Signature tune will be activated on free of cost. This plan is available in many circles like Kolkata, Tamil Nadu, Chennai and so on. The validity is same for all the effective circles.
With the above offer, BSNL is giving a whopping 180GB data.
In a bid to take on the cutthroat competition from Jio, Idea, and Airtel had announced their recharge plans with similar offers and prices alike. This plan was aimed at the audience with more calling needs than data consumption requirements.
According to telecom talk report, BSNL with Rs 118 plan is offering 1GB data in 3G network for a validity period of 28 days. And of course, once the limits are exhausted, the customers will be charged at the standard rates (10 paise per minute). Since the launch of Reliance Jio in September 2016, the telecom sector in the country has undergone a major disruption. The biggest reason why Jio's plan trumps BSNL's offer is the 4G internet connection by the former and 3G browsing and downloads by the latter. Airtel's free unlimited plan with 128 kbps starts at Rs. 199.