Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has although denied reports about its offering 20GB of 3G data at Rs 50 plans to its customers. According to the report from Sanjay Kumar, GM, Sales and Marketing, BSNL, told Digit.in that “We also don’t know where this story is originating from. As of now we don’t have any such plans.”
Updated: the story behind this begins in a move to push PM Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative, where BSNL has originally made a mouth-watering announcement. The state-run telecom operator will offer a 20GB 3G data for a mere fifty rupees, which can also be shared with five other BSNL users across India. This means that oly one user pays for the 3G internet service, and the other four customers will be able to use the 3G service for free of charge.
Just after Reliance Jio’s plans were leaked, rumored to offer 75GB of 4G LTE data and for 4,000 minutes of talktime for Rs 200, BSNL has made this move to offer 20GB of 3G data for just Rs 50 to its customers. Here’s something you should take a note and that is the other alternative operators are taking advantage in offering 4G services, and BSNL is still on 3G offering. But nevertheless, the lucrative mobile data plan from BSNL has created a lot of hype among data usage, which lead it to a competitive edge as leading telecoom operator are offering 1GB of 3G data for RS 150 or more, while BSNL taking that in action by offering it 20 times more data for one-forth of its price.
To get 20GB of 3G Data from BSNL packs, users are required to login to BSNL’s mobile safecare portal and enter their personal details to avail. In fact, users will also be asked to specify the four numbers that they would like to share the internet data package with.
Rivarly is already there, and it will be interesting to see whether private operators such as Airtel 4G and Vodafone SuperNet 4G will consider reducing 3G data tariffs helping 2G users to upgrade to faster network. Both the Airtel and Vodafone are currently focusing on 4G LTE networks with extensive marketing campaigns. While BSNL is only targeted to connect one lakh panchayats with high-speed broadband. Now that, it seems BSNL also gearing up to launch its 4G services in 14 circles along with video-on demand authetication.
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