State-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Tuesday launched two new promotional plans for the residents of Tamil Nadu. These new promotional plans include Rs. 186 and Rs. 485 tariff plans. Both the new tariff plans offer its Tamil Nadu prepaid subscribers unlimited voice calling facility and Internet services. These two recharge plans come bundled with unlimited voice calling as well as mobile data benefit (as per their value). Notably, these are all promotional plans which will be valid for three months and the vouchers will be precise from October 21, 2017, to January 18, 2018. Both the new plans are applicable for new and existing BSNL prepaid subscribers.

Starting with the BSNL Rs. 186 tariff plan, this plan offers its prepaid subscribers unlimited voice calling facility and a total of 1GB mobile data with a validity of 28 days. Under this recharge scheme, BSNL prepaid subscribers recharging with Rs. 186 can avail free unlimited voice calling to (in the home circle), along with 1GB mobile data for a period of 28 days.

Moving on to the BSNL Rs. 485 tariff plan, this plan offers its prepaid subscribers unlimited voice calling (all network Local + STD) and 1GB mobile data per day for 90 days. Under this recharge scheme, BSNL prepaid subscribers recharging with Rs. 485 can avail free unlimited voice calling to any network and any region in the country, along with 1GB data per day for a period of 90 days, totaling 90GB data for the period. Note that, the unlimited voice calling facility is applicable for both home and national roaming excluding Delhi and Mumbai circle, where the State-owned telecom operator doesn’t have operations. To activate these plans at lower rates, BSNL customers will need to send an SMS as PLAN BSNL 186 / PLAN BSNL 485 to 123, then it will be charged just Rs. 157 for the BSNL Rs. 186 plan and Rs. 411 for the BSNL Rs. 485 plan.

With the launch of its two new recharge plans, the State-owned telecom operator is aggressively going to compete against its rival telecom operators — Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, Bharti Airtel and others. In the Indian telecom industry, the entry of Reliance Jio is a great momentum behind the new-age price war. Reliance Jio has changed the entire telecom scenario with its highly affordable tariff plans and forced the other telecom giants to reduce their data and calling rates. To counter Reliance Jio’s business strategy, other leading telecom operators have already updated their prepaid and postpaid plans by launching highly affordable tariff and combo plans in the Indian market.

A few days ago, Bharti Airtel also launched a new Rs. 199 plan, where the company offers its prepaid subscribers unlimited voice calling to any network and any region (Local + STD) in the country, along with 1GB of 2G / 3G / 4G (depending on the circle) mobile data per day for a period of 28 days.

On the other hand, Idea Cellular also launched a similar kind of recharge plan at Rs. 198. Idea Rs. 198 recharge plan offers its prepaid subscribers unlimited voice calling (all network Local + STD + Roaming calls) and 1GB of 2G / 3G / 4G (depending on the circle) mobile internet data per day with a validity of 28 days.

Earlier this week, British telecom operator Vodafone also introduced a new Rs. 195 plan for its prepaid customers. Under this recharge plan, Vodafone prepaid subscribers recharging with Rs. 195 can avail free unlimited voice calling (all network Local + STD) and 1GB of 2G/3G/4G (depending on the circle) data for a period of 28 days.