The last weeks trending news on social media about BSNL offering 20GB 3G data for Rs.50 is a fake news and has been propagated by the netizens unknowingly. The BSNL Delhi officials has given a clarification about this news and says that the company is not offering any such 20GB 3G data for Rs.50 plan nor it is intended to.
If you had keen observing the trends on the internet and social media, you would have observed the BSNL offer news trending in the top trends on Facebook, twitter and other social media websites as well. Some news websites updated this news which lead people to wrong assumptions.
However, this news shocked the competitors who are already trying to recover the BSNL’s night free calls plan. If this would have been the original news, the tariff costs from the competitors would also have come down.
This declaration that the news is a hoax disappoints the BSNL users and wannabe customers of BSNL all over the country. They should look for some other considerations now.
What made people believe in BSNL offering 20GB 3G data for Rs.50?
Offering 20GB 3G for just 50 INR is a competitor killing strategy but also the own. ISPs are charging Rs.500 and plus for the data of that range. Besides all this, BSNL has a bad reputation in many parts of the country for its quality of service and support. The introduction of night free land line calls was a stunt to grab new customers and hold the new ones by not letting them go.
At this moment of Reliance launching 4G Jio SIM cards at cheaper rates, the chances of survival for this government company could be questionable in some areas of the country. So, people thought this offering of 20GB could be real and didn’t thought it could be fake.
What do you think? Did the BSNL 20GB news excite you? Share your thoughts about it in comments.