In a move to compete with private companies like Jio, Airtel and Vodafone, the government network provider BSNL has revised its Tsunami plan. The plan is priced at ₹98 for a validity of 24 days. Since this change made by BSNL, customers are now given 2GB of high-speed data per day in the tsunami plan, revised from 1.5GB per day. However, with the increase in data, BSNL has reduced the validity of this plan. Earlier, customers had a validity of 26 days, but now its validity has been reduced to 24 days. The total data customers receive in the validity period used to be 39 GB of data but now, it has been bumped up to 48 GB.
Eros Now is providing a free subscription for 24 days for the customers of this plan. Customers will have to download the Eros Now app and register with their BSNL mobile number to avail the offer.
Reliance Jio’s prepaid plan of ₹98
Reliance Jio also has a prepaid plan of Rs 98. The validity of the plan is 28 days and it gives 2GB of data to the users. There is no daily data limit in this plan. The biggest benefit Jio offers to its customers is that they receive voice calling benefit as well with this plan. Neither Airtel nor BSNL’s ₹98 plans offer voice calling benifits along with data.
Airtel’s ₹98 prepaid plan
Airtel also provides its customers with a data-only plan for ₹98. The validity of this plan is 28 days and 5GB 3G/4G data is given to the users. No free voice calling benefits are available in this. There is no limit to spending daily data in this plan. That is the user can spend the full 5GB data in one day.
Comparing the ₹98 plans of two major private sector players in telecom with BSNL’s revised plan, there is a very clear indication that BSNL is providing tough competition. BSNL’s plan provides 46 GB of data more than that of JIO’s plan, abeit without voice calling. Whereas, BSNL, when compared to Airtel’s ₹98 plan, provides 43 GB more data.