- BSNL is offering 5GB data per day for a period of one month as a free trial.
- The subscriber can get maximum speeds of up to 10Mbps.
- BSNL doesn't offer free calls with this plan.
BSNL has not been in a strong position lately with regards to its financial situations but the state-owned operator has ensured that its hold on the market stays strong. Despite being behind its rivals in terms of the infrastructure, BSNL is keeping itself competitive with aggressively price telecom and broadband plans. Most of the plans either come at reduced prices while the remaining try to appeal with greater data benefits. The broadband sector is also seeing a lot of activity and BSNL is now openly challenging Jio GigaFiber to lure more customers.
BSNL at the start of this year introduced a free trial offer for its broadband service similar to Jio GigaFiber's Preview offer. However, there's a massive difference in the amount of data and validity that can be used for free. Unlike GigaFiber that offers 100GB data per month, BSNL is offering 5GB data per day. Considering the validity of one month, a customer will be entitled to almost 270GB data in a month. That is a lot of data for a casual subscriber.
However, unlike Jio GigaFiber that offers unlimited validity, for now, this BSNL plan is only restricted for one month from the date of activation. On top of that, the speeds are drastically lower than the usual - you can get maximum speeds of up to 10Mbps.
In comparison, Jio GigaFiber offers up to 100Mbps speed under the Preview offer and with all the coupons included, a subscriber can avail up to 1100GB data per month. And even when the commercial services start, it is speculated that the base plan would sell for Rs 600 per month and it will offer at least 50Mbps speed and a data quota of 1100GB per month. Jio's service is also expected to offer unlimited free calling as well as a complimentary Jio Home TV service that will stream up to 600 TV channels for free.
BSNL is extending its plan to all those BSNL subscribers who have a landline connection but haven't experienced the company's broadband service. The offer is completely free for these subscribers - no monthly charges and the security deposit will be waived off during the period. Do note that BSNL doesn't bundle unlimited calling with its broadband service and only restricts its services to data.