The broadband race is heating up with BSNL desperately trying to match Reliance Jio offering 2GB daily cap on 4G data to its subscribers, while Airtel, Vodafone and Aircell trying to woo the customer with more freebies.
Currently, Reliance Jio is offering 28GB of 4G data for 28 days with a daily FUP of 1GB, free voice calls and unlimited SMS at Rs 309. The Rs 509 4G data plan offers 56GB of 4G data with a daily FUP of 2GB, free voice calls and unlimited SMS.
Under prepaid offer, the starting Reliance Jio offer of Rs 19 remains in tact but a new promotional offer for buyers of the Lyf phones Earth 1, Earth 2, Water 1, Water 7S, Water 8, Water 10, Water 11, F1, F1S and Wind 4S, provides 20% extra 4G data until March 31, 2018.
Matching Jio offer, BSNL has now upped its offer under Rs 339 plan providing 3GB per day with speed restricted to 80kbps after 3GB/daily and unlimited local/STD BSNL to BSNL voice calls, and 30 minutes of free voice calls from BSNL to others network per day. Its non-net voice calls will be charged at 25 P/Min. For prepaid users, BSNL’s Chaukka 444 data plan at Rs 444 offers similar data with reduced speed after 4GB per day to 80 Kbps.
Bharti Airtel offer of Rs.244 package gives 1GB of 4G data per day provides 70 days unlimited Airtel-to-Airtel calls for up to 300 minutes and 1,200 minutes per week (10 paise per minute after crossing the capped limit) for its prepaid users. Another plan of Rs 345 plan gives up to 2GB of 4G data for 28 days.
Not far behind, Vodafone has unveiled a new SuperNight pack at Rs.29 for prepaid users between 1 am to 6 am. Under this, unlimited 3G/4G data and download for five hours at Rs.29 is on the platter. that is just about Rs 6 per hour (price may vary from region to region).