BSNL, Reliance Jio, Idea and more

Amid the continuing price wars in the telecom sector triggered by the entry of Reliance Jio, state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has rolled out "Chaukka-444", a new STV plan that gives users unlimited data for 90 days for Rs444, though at 3G speeds.

R K Mittal, the BSNL Director for consumer mobility said "We are committed to provide affordable and efficient services to all segment of our mobile customers".

State-run telecom firm BSNL today increased per day data offering to 4GB at 3G speeds under a new prepaid mobile scheme priced at Rs 444 with 90 days validity.

Jio storm has rattled all the major telecom operators in the country forcing telecom giants to form alliances and companies like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone to offer competitive prices in order to stop their customers from migrating to newbie Reliance Jio.

Earlier, BSNL had launched postpaid plans with 500% more data, compared to other telcos. The 333 Triple Ace Plan came up with a data of 3GB per day with a validity of 90 days. The free facility enables Jio users to monitor multiple SIMs in one view, get alerts of low balance and imminent expiry and monitor data usage. Under this recharge, the telecom operator offered 3 GBs of data per day. Jio's "Dhan Dhana Dhan" plan for its Prime members give 1GB and 2GB data per day at a recharge of Rs 309 and Rs 509 respectively.

Also, Reliance Jio has announced a new plan for 20 percent extra data for the LYF branded Smartphone users. Are you interesting in paying for 3G data when you have a cheaper option for 4G data?

Airtel has unveiled quite a few new plans, including those for V-Fiber users. Additionally, users will get 300 minutes of free local and STD calls network per day on Idea' network, and 1,200 minutes per week.

BSNL-Chaukka plans follow BSNL unlimited data offer called "Triple ACE" special tariff voucher.

  • Arturo Norris