- BSNL has revised its Rs 199 postpaid plan
- The plan now takes on the similarly priced Reliance Jio plan
- The Rs 199 BSNL postpaid plan now offers unlimited voice calling
BSNL started offering unlimited voice calling to all networks within India with all plans in January 2021, after TRAI removed the Interconnect Usage Charges. However, the telco restricted the voice calling on its Rs 199 postpaid plans for some reason. Now, BSNL has finally revised the plan to offer truly unlimited voice calling to all networks in India.
With this move, the state-run telco is taking on the similarly priced postpaid plan from Reliance Jio. Both these plans now offer unlimited voice calling but Reliance Jio offers additional benefits, which makes it more appealing to the users. Let’s take a look at all details of the revised plan and competing offering.
BSNL Rs 199 postpaid plan revised to offer truly unlimited voice calling
The BSNL Rs 199 postpaid plan previously offered unlimited Jio-to-Jio calling and 300 minutes to other networks. However, there was a fair usage policy (FUP) limit of 250 minutes daily, in place. However, post the revision, all calls to any network within the country will now be free without any restrictions in place.
Notably, BSNL is already offering truly unlimited voice calling with its postpaid plans of Rs 399 and above. BSNL used to limit the voice calls to 250 minutes per day on all plans prior to the revision.
BSNL Rs 199 postpaid plan vs Jio Rs 199 postpaid plan
With this change, the state-run telco now competes directly with the Jio Rs 199 postpaid plan. Both BSNL and Jio offer unlimited calling, 25GB of data, and 100 SMSes per day with their Rs 199 postpaid plan. BSNL also offers a data rollover facility with its plan, which is missing from the Jio offering. However, the Mukesh Ambani-led telco is providing free access to its apps like JioTV and JioCinema.