After revising several of its prepaid data recharges, state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has now regularised its Data STV 155, and has introduced it in the open market. This recharge was earlier introduced as a promotional offer with its validity reportedly expiring in 90 days. However, now the recharge has been regularised and made available for all subscribers. Alongside this, BSNL had earlier revised a host of small amount STVs starting from as low as Rs. 14, going up to Rs. 241. These recharges were revised to introduce more data benefits to its users, in order to compete with Jio.
The BSNL Data STV 155 offers 2GB of daily data for a period of 17 days. So, a total of 34GB data is offered to users for 17 days. Telecom Talk reports that the Data 155 STV has been removed from its promotional offer status, and has been regularised, which means that there is no expiry date on this recharge, and it can be availed in the open market.
This recharge was announced by BSNL to take on Jio’s Rs. 149 recharge that offers 1.5GB data per day respectively for a validity of 28 days. Similarly, the Rs. 198 recharge was earlier announced by BSNL to take on the Rs. 198 Jio recharge. BSNL offers 1.5GB of data per day with a validity of 28 days, and also throws in a free PRBT for the validity period as well. Earlier, the recharge used to offer 1GB of data benefit to its users. In comparison, Jio’s Rs. 198 recharge offers 2GB of data benefit per day for 28 days, along with complete access to Jio’s entertainment apps.
At that time, as mentioned, BSNL also revised its Rs. 14, Rs. 29, Rs. 40, Rs. 57, Rs. 68, Rs. 78, Rs. 82, Rs. 85, Rs. 198, and Rs. 241 prepaid STVs to offer more data, in order to compete with Jio more effectively.