Telecom BSNL to Charge only Rs. 99 for Unlimited Local Calling and Data Usage to Compete with Reliance Jio By Argha Ghosh Posted on December 17, 2016 The arrival of Reliance Jio Communications in the field of telecom in India has set the cat among the pigeons. All the telecom brands in India has started to readdress their plans in order to keep up with the kind of popularity that Reliance Jio has achieved in this short period of time. And the latest news reveals that BSNL is going to bring in a sea change in their tariffs in order to keep the users intact. BSNL set to reshuffle their prepaid recharge tariff in order to stay in competition with Reliance Jio BSNL is out in the market as they have started reshuffling their tariff plans for the prepaid users incredible with the private telecom company Reliance Jio. The consumers of BSNL will be able to make unlimited calls free of cost. Also, they will be able to make usage of unlimited data besides the free calling facilities. The users of Kolkata TD, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan will have to pay a lowly amount of rupees 99 in order to make unlimited free local calls to any BSNL number from theirs. Also, they can make intra-network STD calls free of calls with this pack. This pack also provides the user with 300 MB of data. The whole package has a validity of 28 days. The same tariff plan will be hiked to around rupees 119 to 149 when the user needs to make calls to a phone number belonging to other networks. BSNL provides its users unlimited 3G usage for 30 days once the user pays Rs. 1099. The official statement from BSNL reveals that the service providers will allow the users to make unlimited local and STD calls to any network if they recharge with Rs. 399. at the cost of also provide the user with 1 GB of data balance. And the whole package will be active for 28 days across all states in India. Regarding such a step that the state-owned telecom service provider has taken, the Director for Consumer Mobility of BSNL RK Mittal has been quoted saying, “Tariff offered by BSNL are most competitive and is committed to providing affordable and excellent services to our esteemed customers.” Not only BSNL, all the other telecom brands have also started shuffling their tariffs in order to keep pace with Reliance Jio. Reportedly Reliance Jio will be providing its users with a great package at a cost of rupees 149. The package will see the users of Reliance Jio making phone calls to all other networks in India free of cost besides getting a 4G data balance of 300 MB for daytime usage. The users will not be charged at all if they use the 4G services of Reliance Jio at night after making a recharge of the aforesaid amount. The Reliance Jio has already brought in a number of changes in the telecom department in India. And in near future, we might see further changes. So the Indians might prepare themselves for some unbelievable offers and tariff plans coming up in their way in near future.