BSNL launches 20GB of 3G internet data for Rs. 50; enters Price War 1


India’s oldest communication service provider BSNL recently released an exciting internet package which would definitely trigger price wars among all the Internet Service Providers in the country. The company has planned to offer 20 GB of 3G data for only Rs. 50. BSNL also revealed that the 20 GB of internet data can be shared among four other BSNL prepaid users residing anywhere in India. At present, the company offers 1 GB of 3G internet data for a month at a competitive price of around Rs. 200. The charges, however, varies marginally across different circles of the country. At present, the company’s data plan is still cheap compared to other leading telecom players of the country. As per available sources, the scheme is being subsidized by Government of India and is a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India Campaign.

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Relief to High Internet Users

The scheme from BSNL will bring relief to consumers who spends a considerable large amount on mobile data packs. They will now be able to share mobile internet data with one another without having to pay an extra amount for recharge after their data pack runs ou. The scheme is important for BSNL too. With revenues from voice calling falling with an increase in consumption of internet on smartphones, revenue from mobile data is set to be the main channel for revenue in the future for telecom companies. This scheme is set to boost internet usage in India. The number of BSNL card holders are also expected to rise. With the extraordinarily cheap internet package, BSNL is likely to give competition to private players who holds a major share of the telecom market.

What you need to do to avail the offer

To avail the benefits of the scheme, BSNL users need to log onto BSNL mobile safe care portal and fill in their personal details. In the online form, one would be asked to specify the four numbers with whom the 3G data would be shared.

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“BSNL is providing community data sharing and connectivity through this data sharing will empower family and friends to be in touch,” said R.K Mittal, Director of BSNL Board.

As other telecom players of the country are focussing more on 4G internet services right now, BSNL’s decision of launching such an attractive scheme will prompt them to reduce their existing 3G tariffs. Previous year, the company attempted to disrupt the Indian market by offering 80% cheaper tariff.


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