BSNL, the state-owned telecom service provider has extended its prepaid combo plans portfolio by adding a new Rs. 118 STV (Special Talk Value) recharge. The latest STV offers 1 GB data and unlimited voice calls for a period of 28 days.
However, the plan is only applicable for Tamil Nadu and Chennai circles of BSNL. It starts on April 1, 2018, with no details about an extension to other circles.
The STV 118 basically comes with unlimited voice calls even on roaming. BSNL has not revealed if there is any FUP limit per day for the voice calls, so it’ safe to assume that the voice calling is unlimited like the other BSNL prepaid plans.
Additionally, users will get 1 GB data for 28 days. Post the allotted data, users will be charged at standard rates. Opting users will also get Personalized Ring Back Tone. Right after the activation of this STV, the default BSNL Signature tune will be activated on free of cost.
The latest plan seems a direct response to Reliance Jio Rs. 98 offer launched a couple of months ago. Under that offer, subscribers get unlimited voice calls even on roaming, 2GB data, as well as 300 SMS. Airtel too has a similar offer for Rs. 93.
Even Idea Cellular has launched Rs. 109 STV a few days ago offering 1 GB data, unlimited calling, and 100 SMS.