BSNL’s Rs. 299 Postpaid Plan Offers 31GB Data, Unlimited Voice Calls To New Users

BSNL – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has launched a new postpaid plan of Rs.299 to challenge its competitors like Vodafone, Reliance and Airtel. It must be noted the government owned BSNL has introduced this Rs.299 plan for the customers who are new to join in the BSNL network. The Rs.299 plan brings users the benefits of unlimited voice calls, and SMS. The internet data is capped at 31 GB per month as FUP and 2G speed after FUP. The existing customer on BSNL postpaid platform are not eligible to avail this plan. The motive to bring this plan is to attract more customer and increase BSNL customer base.

BSNL Rs 299 Postpaid Recharge Plan: Benefits & Validity


The data plan has a FUP of about 31 GB of internet data billed monthly once. After the FUP the speeds will drop to 2G speed of 80kps and below. The voice calls features are unlimited to any service providers in the BSNL servicing areas or circles. The voice service is not available in the circles such as Mumbai and Delhi. The SMS service is free and is included in this Rs.299 pack. In addition with the Rs.299 charge a service charge of 18% will be levied on the final bill as GST charges with the monthly postpaid billing.

BSNL is Yet to Introduce Data Carry Forward Feature

In the competitive telecom environment, the service providers like Airtel and Vodafone are providing the customers with data carry forward facility with the postpaid plan, which means users will be able to carry forward the unused internet data volumes to the new month. Airtel has the carry forward plan on data with 500 GB for an user under the Rs.349 postpaid plan, which includes the 30 GB monthly data quota, this is in addition to the unlimited SMS and voice calls during the rental period.

BSNL Rs.299 postpaid plan vs Vodafone Rs.299 plan

The service providers in the market are trying to match with the plans and tariffs that their competitors are driving in the market. Airtel on the other hand has not yet launched the Rs.299 postpaid plan, however providers like Vodafone has the Basic RED plan of Rs.299 with data, voice calls and SMS benefits to its customers.

The Vodafone plan has a data volume of 20 GB a month with unlimited voice calls and without any Fair usage plan limits bundled with 100 SMS a month.

Which plan is better BSNL Rs.299 or Jio Postpaid Rs.199?

BSNL has more data with its plan which is about 6GB data compared to the Jio plan, however the 6 GB more data the BSNL plan is Rs.100 more to Jio. All other features such as unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS per day is the same. However on the Jio network users can make calls even to the Mumbai and Delhi Circles.