Diwali Offer

BSNL or Jio : Which Diwali offer is creating a bigger Dhamaka?

As Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) launched its own Diwali offer recently to counter Jio, one thing has been made clear by the state run Telecom Operator: The War isn’t over yet. With the new entrant in the telecom sector, Reliance Jio did create its own thunder in a very short span of time. Now with the cut throat competition ongoing in the telecom market with Jio’s entry, each operator is trying to charm new subscribers with new tariff plans that are easy on the pocket. All the newly revised plans are made to take on the other, which shows how none of these operators are willing to back down in this race. As Diwali approaches near, the celebrations have begun with new offers by Jio and BSNL are going head to head.


Mukesh Ambani-led RJio has a new long term offer for its prepaid subscribers that is priced at Rs 1,699 and comes with a validity of 365 days offering voice, data and SMS benefits to the users. The Jio customers can avail this offer from November 18 to November 30. Also, within their MyJio account, the customers can also receive 100% Cashback offer in the form of Digital Coupons. Four of these digital coupons, which  will be credited to the customer’s MyJio account in– three coupons worth Rs 500 and one coupon worth Rs 200. They can be used to make recharges or they can be used to shop at Reliance Digital and Reliance Digital Xpress Mini stores on a minimum purchase of Rs 5,000. Nonetheless, mobile Phones from Xiaomi, Samsung and external hard disk purchases will not be included in this Cashback Offer.

With this plan, Jio users will be getting unlimited local and national calling benefits with no FUP limitations, 100 SMSes per day and access to Jio’s suite of apps. Not only this, but in terms of total data, users will be given unconstrained 547GB throughout the year that means daily capping of 1.5GB at 4GB speeds. The speed will be reduced to 64Kbps after the user reaches a daily 1.5GB data limit.


The state-run Telcom Operator has launched its own series of festive offers for two newly launched prepaid plans which are priced at Rs. 1,699 and Rs 2,099. Both the plans will be valid for 365 days.

These newly launched prepaid plans are available across all circles, including Delhi and Mumbai.

These plans might provide the BSNL subscribers with unlimited voice calls, including local/STD and roaming, as well as free personalised ring back tone (PRBT) and 100 free SMS per day. While, with the Rs. 1,699 plan, the prepaid users will get 3GB data per day, for total plan benefits of 1095GB 4G/3G/2G data, with the Rs. 2,099 Diwali Mahadhamaka offer, they’ll get 1460GB of data benefits, with no daily limit. The report also said that in any case BSNL will offer post FUP speeds of 128Kbps for both offers.

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