BSNL is offering free mobile data of 500 MBs to prepaid customers. The new scheme by BSNL comes at a time when the country’s telecom industry is witnessing high competition due to aggressive mobile data pricing by Reliance Jio.
BSNL is offering “500/350 MBs of mobile data for new connections under prepaid mobile services”, the state-run telecom company said on its website – bsnl.co.in. BSNL’s free 500 MB offer opened on August 29 as a limited-period promotional scheme, according to its portal. Called “welcome offer”, the promotional scheme will be applicable for all prepaid plans, according to BSNL.
Explaining the calling and data benefit under the offer, BSNL said: “Promotional Welcome offer of free 500 MB data (to be used in the first 30 days) and unlimited On-Net calls for first 3 days in East Zone and 350 MB free data in other Zones (to be used in first 30 days) for each new connection including MNP port in customers on Pan India basis for 90 days from 29.08.2017.” On-net calls refer to calls made from home network to another connection within the home network.
BSNL offers services in several telecom circles across the country. These include Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.