Right now, 1 GB of 3G data is being sold for Rs.160-250 by various Telecom players; but BSNL is now providing 20 times that data at one-fourth of price.
As per available reports, this special BSNL offer is a subsidized plan, powered by PM Modi’s Digital India campaign; and the sole purpose is to enable every section of the society with high-speed Internet at affordable prices.
According to BSNL General Manager Ram Shabd Yadav, this scheme would end up benefiting people from lower economic strata who are not able to afford mobile internet services. It is part of government’s agenda to push achieve 100 per cent internet access in the nation. The scheme would readily be availed by urban families as one internet package would be sufficient for all the users.
[ UPDATE – 1] We have tried to get in touch with BSNL officials in regards to this – however, multiple emails and calls have elicited no response since the news broke out. We will update the post as soon as we get more information
[UPDATE – 2] It seems this is a hoax – Sanjay Kumar, GM, Sales and Marketing, BSNL told digit, “We also don’t know where this story is originating from. As of now we don’t have any such plans,”
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