BSNL Rs 247 vs Jio Rs 249 prepaid recharge packs compared: which plan is better and why

We compare BSNL Rs 247 prepaid recharge plan with Jio Rs 249 recharge plan and find out which one is better amongst the two.

Highlights
  • The Indian telecom market has recently witnessed a prepaid tariff hike.
  • Even after the price hike, there are some plans that provide the users with absolute value for money.
  • Today, we compare the BSNL Rs 247 plan with the Jio Rs 249 plan and find out which is better.

Jio is the largest telecom company in India, while BSNL is the only government-run telco in the country. Both companies have their own customer base and they offer different attractive prepaid recharge plans. Amidst the ongoing tariff price hikes in India, almost everyone is looking out for the best recharge plans, and today, we are going to make your task a tad bit easier because today, we are going to compare two of the most popular recharge plans by Jio and BSNL. Let’s compare the BSNL Rs 247 plan and Jio Rs 249 plan and find out which one is better.

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BSNL Rs 247 plan: data benefits, validity, and more

The BSNL Rs 247 recharge plan offers 50GB of high-speed data without any daily limit, meaning one can consume the entire 50GB of data whenever one wants to. Post 50GB, the Internet speed is reduced to 80Kbps. Additionally, the plan comes with a validity of 30 days. Other than this, users get to enjoy unlimited voice calls across all networks in the country. There’s also Eros Now subscription being provided to users free of cost. Lastly, the BSNL Rs 247 recharge plan comes with 100 SMS per day. 

Jio Rs 249 plan: data benefits, validity, and more

Regarding the Jio Rs 249 recharge plan, it will cost the user Rs 249 and will come with a validity of 23 days. As far as data benefits are concerned, this plan comes with 2GB of high-speed internet data per day. Alongside this, Jio is offering unlimited voice calling to its users. Plus, one gets 100 free SMS per day. Lastly, with this recharge, one gets free access to Jio Apps (JioTV, JioCinema, and more).

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Jio Rs 249 recharge plan vs BSNL Rs 247 recharge plan: Which is better?

  • With the BSNL Rs 247 recharge plan, there’s no daily limit on the data one can consume. Users have a total of 50GB of data at their disposal to be consumed anytime. The Jio Rs 249 recharge plan, on the other hand, caps the high-speed data at 2GB per day. Once the 2GB of data is exhausted, one will have to wait until the next day to enjoy high-speed data.
  • The BSNL Rs 247 recharge plan offers a total of 50GB of data, while the Jio Rs 249 recharge plan offers just 46GB of total data.
  • BSNL’s Rs 247 plan is cheaper and offers a validity of 30 days, while the Jio Rs 249 recharge plan is a tad more expensive and offers a validity of just 23 days.
  • You’ll be able to enjoy 4G speed with Jio Rs 249 recharge plan, while BSNL will only offer 3G and 2G speed.
  • Jio provides a vast array of complimentary Jio services, while there’s limited access to such services when it comes to the BSNL recharge plan.

Conclusion

If you are content with 3G Internet speed, the BSNL Rs 247 recharge plan outperforms the Jio recharge plan on almost all fronts (save for complimentary Jio services), but if you can’t settle for less speed and need high-speed data, Jio is the one providing you with just that. That being said, Jio’s 4G speed is also something that is not really available everywhere in the country and it’s been noted by many consumers time and again, so that’s there too.