Recently in a press release on May 27 yoga guru Ramdev has stepped into telecom sector with the launch of Patanjali sim card. Patanjali Ayurved has partnered with India’s 4th largest telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to bring Patanjali sim cards into market.
BSNL – Patanjali BSN 144 Plan & Offers –
Initially BSNL has unveiled a new plan called “Patanjali BSN-144” for the Patanjali sim card. Patanjali BSN 144 will be available in denominations of Rs. 144, Rs. 792 and Rs. 1,584. The Patanjali-BSNL Rs. 144 plan will offer 2GB Data and 100 SMSes per day along with free voice calls and free roaming for a validity for 30 days.
Apart from that, users having denominations of Rs. 792 will get 180 days validity and 365 days validity with a denomination of Rs. 1584 respectively.
This plan is currently available for patanjali employees or members of Bharat Swabhiman Nyas, Patanjali Yog Samiti, Mahila Prakostha, Yuva Bharat, Patanjali Kisan Seva and Patanjali Swadeshi Samriddhi cardholders. And in case if you’re not an employee of patanjali, you can also get a patanjali sim card. Wanna know how to get a patanjali sim card ? well, here is the process.
How to Buy Patanjali Sim Card –
BSNL has clarified via an official statement, If you’re not a member of patanjali family, you’ll need to buy the Swadeshi Samriddhi Card. Then only you can get a patanjali sim card.
Difference Between Patanjali Sim Card and Swadeshi Samriddhi Card –
Well you might be thinking what exactly is Patanjali samriddhi card. Well, the Swadeshi Samriddhi Card is a kind of debit card or ATM cards that can be used for payments at Patanjali stores and Hospitals in India. It’s an initiative taken by Patanjali to promote digital India. In the Swadeshi Samriddhi Card, you’ve to deposit at-least 1,000 rupees and a minimum balance of Rs.500 has to be maintained followed by Rs.20 per year annual charge.
Along with that, you’ll get 5-10% cashback in patanjali stores while paying using the card. Also the Samriddhi Card offers user an accident coverage of up-to Rs. 2.5 lakhs and life insurance of up-to Rs. 5 lakhs additionally.
So First of all, you’ve to get a patanjali swadeshi samriddhi card from any nearby BSNL stores or outlets.
After that, visit any nearby patanjali store with your identity proof documents ie. Aadhar card and the swadeshi samriddhi card, and that’s all. From there, you can buy a patanjali sim card easily.
How to Activate Patanjali BSN-144
Right after verifying your documents, your patanjali sim card will be activated shortly. You don’t need to bother with the activation process.
Should You Buy Patanjali sim Card ? Jio vs Patanjali sim –
You must consider this three things before switching to any network operator – network coverage, service quality & speed, pricing. Let’s talk about these one by one.
Network coverage – Patanjali launched sim card with cooperation of BSNL. We all know patanjali doesn’t have their own towers or networking infrastructure. For their telecom services, they’re fully dependent on BSNL’s facility. And just right after jio, BSNL is the fourth largest telecom operator in India. That’s why BSNL has a great network coverage throughout the nation. So user shall not face any issue in terms of network coverage.
Service Quality and Internet Speed – After network coverage, network quality and internet speed is the most important things to consider in today’s digital life. Talking about my personal experience, Vodafone has better network coverage that Jio, but the service quality and internet speed is just pathetic. Even in Vodafone 4G, i hardly get 300Kbps download and 100Kbps upload speed. Even it’s slower than 3G. And likewise BSNL has issues with its internet service also their service quality is just poor. If you go though any online forum, you’ll get to see a lot of complains regarding BSNL’s poor service and slow internet speeds. Personally, i don’t have any good times experience with BSNL. As per my opinion, if the infrastructure doesn’t get improved or the issues remains unsolved, Patanjail sim card won’t be able to come even closer to jio or any other operator like Airtel, Idea etc. Don’t set your expectations too high from it.
Pricing – Talking about the pricing of patanjali sim, the pre-set prices are lucrative enough. At some key-metrics, if you compare the pricing slots with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone, you’ll notice that patanjali sim card offers more budget friendly pricing with great end user value. While jio offers 2GB Per day data for 28 days at Rs.198, Patanjali sim card will offer 2GB per day data at Rs.144 for 30 days. Both of the sim will offer free roaming, voice calls and 100 SMSes per day. Pricing is really good, users gonna love it if they can provide quality services. Looking at the pricing, we can say there’s a strong possibility for jio to bring down their recharge plan prices to keep their position at the top.
Before opting for it, consider the above three things. Still if you’re interested, you must buy a patanjali sim card and give a try to the new operator. Share your opinion with us in the comments below.