Jio Effect: BSNL Announces Diwali Laxmi Offer. Details Here
As Diwali 2017 approaches, BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has announced 50 per cent extra talk-time along with full talk-time on select recharge packs in a limited-period scheme. BSNL's Diwali 'Laxmi' offer will open from October 16 to October 21, 2017, the telecom company said on its website - bsnl.co.in. The new scheme by BSNL comes at a time when the country's telecom industry is witnessing high competition due to aggressive mobile data pricing by Reliance Jio. Under BSNL's Laxmi offer, prepaid users buying a recharge of Rs 290 will get a talk-time or talk value of Rs 435, the state-run telecom company added.
"50% extra than Full Talk Time on Top-Up of Rs.290/390/590 (e.g., Talk Value of Rs. 435 will be given on the Top-Up of Rs. 290)," BSNL said. Aggressive data pricing and free voice calling offers by Reliance Jio - which provides telecom services under brand name Jio - has caused many incumbent telecom operators to announce new schemes, say some analysts.
Under a separate limited-period scheme, BSNL is offering unlimited on-net (BSNL-to-BSNL calls) local and STD calls along with 1GB of mobile data per day for a validity of 28 days at Rs 249, according to its website. BSNL's promotional STV or special tariff voucher of Rs 249 is available till October 25, 2017, it said.