Airtel up against BSNL and Reliance Jio: Introduces new FUP policy

Jio Effect: BSNL Launched Rs.118 Prepaid Recharge Pack; Offers 1GB Data, Unlimited Voice Calls for 28 Days

Jio Effect: BSNL Launched Rs.118 Prepaid Recharge Pack; Offers 1GB Data, Unlimited Voice Calls for 28 Days

Additionally, BSNL is also offering free caller tune by default with this plan. Here are the details of the BSNL new plan 118. The new development brings 128Kbps of data speed post the FUP (Fair Usage Policy) limit. Prepaid subscribers of Bharti Airtel - which provides telecom services under brand Airtel - will now continue to receive mobile data after exhausting the prescribed daily limit of high speed data during the validity period of certain recharge packs. The biggest reason why Jio's plan trumps BSNL's offer is the 4G internet connection by the former and 3G browsing and downloads by the latter. This means that if you've recharged your prepaid account with a data-only pack or a usual unlimited pack that offers a certain amount of data on a monthly basis, you will be charged for each KB consumed post the given data limit.

In a related news, Airtel has now made a decision to focus on post-FUP speed now, as they have raised their barrier, and offering 126 Kbps of post-FUP speed.

Bharti Airtel now offers 1.4 GBs of data per day, among other benefits, for a validity period of 28 days in a recharge pack priced at Rs 199. The unlimited calls include all local calls, all std calls and all roaming incoming, outgoing calls.

An Airtel customer care executive confirmed Gadgets 360 that the unlimited experience with 128Kbps speed is only valid for the packs that have daily data limits. This remains unchanged from the other packs offered by the telco. However, BSNL charges standard call rates for voice calls made to mobile numbers in Delhi-NCR and Mumbai telecom circles, despite the "unlimited voice call" claim, unlike private players like Jio, Airtel and Vodafone.


Rs 429 plan of BSNL gives unlimited Local, STD and roaming Calls. But as reported few days back, BSNL is losing their market share at a fast speed, and a year ago along around 1.5 lakh landline users ditched BSNL.

This new landline centric plan has been designed for those, who are heavy voice users, and need an economical solution for the same.

BSNL had been offering 128 Kbps post-FUP speed since long time, and in the past, even Jio had been offering 128 Kbps post-FUP speed (but they, it is reduced to 64 Kbps). There is no further information on full-fledged launch across India.

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