BSNL to launch unlimited mobile calls plan at Rs 149

State-owned telecom service BSNL will soon provide its customers with unlimited local and national voice calls to all other networks for just Rs 149 a month.

This monthly tariff plan, which will also include 300 MB of data, is expected to be launched on January 1, 2017 readying BSNL to compete with Reliance Jio, reported ‘The Economic Times’.

Jio’s Rs 149-plan includes unlimited voice calls, 300 MB data and 100 local and national SMSes for 28 days.

Since the entry of Jio on September 5, other private telcos have offered unlimited voice calling.

However, BSNL is the only telecom after Jio to offer the unlimited voice calling in a low-priced tariff plan.

BSNL is also working on infrastructure to accommodate more voice traffic and make use of its fibre-based broadband that has a network of 7-lakh route kilometres of fibre.

Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio is offering free voice calling and data under its ‘Welcome Offer’ till March 31, 2017.

(Agencies)

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