- BSNL has regularised Rs 298 prepaid plan with 56 days validity.
- BSNL recently regularised its Rs 249 first recharge coupon.
- Airtel, Jio and Vi also give prepaid recharge plans priced at Rs 298 and Rs 249.
Government-owned telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) recently extended the benefits of the Rs 298 prepaid plan and had made the plan available on a promotional basis till March 31, 2020. Now, the telco has made the plan available on a regular basis, and here is what it offers. While private telcos like Airtel, Jio and Vi give 2GB or 3GB daily data around Rs 300, their validity is 28 days and the streaming benefits are limited to the telco-specific apps. However, Airtel's Rs 298 prepaid plan gives access to Amazon Prime Video Mobile Edition.
BSNL Rs 298 prepaid plan: BSNL's Rs 298 offers unlimited 1GB data per day, unlimited calls to any network including MTNL coverage areas of Delhi and Mumbai, 100 free SMS per day and Eros Now entertainment for 56 days. After 1GB, the speed is reduced to 40 Kbps. The self-care activation option through SMS is not available for BSNL Eros Now with this plan. Users can recharge the plan directly through BSNL or through other online recharge apps or portals. BSNL has also regularised it Rs 249 first recharge coupon that offers users unlimited voice calls to any network without any FUP limits. It also gives unlimited data to 1GB per day after which the speed is reduced to 40 Kbps. It further gives 100 free SMS per day. The freebies with these plans are available for a period of 60 days.
Airtel Rs 298 vs Jio Rs 249 vs Vi Rs 299 prepaid plans:
Airtel Rs 298 prepaid plan: This plan gives 2GB of data per day with unlimited calling and 100 SMS per day and comes for a 28-day validity. The additional benefits of this plan include an Airtel XStream subscription and Wynk music with access to free online courses and Rs 150 cashback on Fastag. Moreover, this plan gives access to Bharti Axa life insurance. Users getting a recharge from the Airtel Thanks app get a discount of Rs 50 and 2GB additional data for this prepaid plan. So this plan can cost users Rs 248 with 2GB additional data.
Jio Rs 249 prepaid plan: This prepaid plan has a validity of 28 days and offers 2GB data per day, total data of 56GB. The plan also brings unlimited domestic calls from Jio to any network. The plan gives 100 free SMS per day with a complimentary subscription to Jio apps.
Vi Rs 299 prepaid plan: This is a double data prepaid plan that comes with a weekend rollover data benefit. This means that this plan offers 2 plus 2, 4GB daily data for 28 days along with a weekend rollover data benefit that lets users accumulate data on weekdays and use it together on the weekends, which can come in handy for streaming. This plan gives 4GB of data per day for 28 days with unlimited talktime. Users also get Rs 125 assured bonus cash to play their favourite games on MPL with Rs 75 daily discount, on food orders from Zomato with Vi Movies and TV access.