Sorry Folks! The Patanjali-BSNL SIM Card Is Not for Everybody
Patanjali founder Baba Ramdev announced the launch of the SIM cards on 27 May.
Patanjali founder Baba Ramdev announced the launch of the SIM cards on 27 May.(Photo: File/Altered by The Quint)

Sorry Folks! The Patanjali-BSNL SIM Card Is Not for Everybody

Bad network? Poor connectivity? Well, your problem is solved if you are a Patanjali employee. Yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali in an alliance with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is launching a SIM card specifically for Patanjali employees.

While reports on Monday, 28 May, suggested that Patanjali was officially entering the telecom sector after a tie-up with BSNL, according to the press release, the tie-up is exclusively for Patanjali employees.

There is no official clarification yet on if the SIM cards will be available to everybody.

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  • Patanjali press release
    Patanjali press release
    (Photo Courtesy: Patanjali press release as accessed by The Indian Express)
  • Patanjali press release
    Patanjali press release
    (Photo Courtesy: Patanjali press release as accessed by The Indian Express)

The plan of Rs 144 will come with:

  • Unlimited calling on local and STD calls
  • 2 GB data pack
  • 100 outgoing SMSes
  • Medical insurance of Rs 2.5 lakh and life insurance of Rs 5 lakh (subject to a number of conditions)

Sunil Garg, BSNL chief General Manager, who was present at the launch, hailed the new offer as “BSNL’s best plan”.

Patanjali’s plan is BSNL’s best plan. In Rs 144, one can make unlimited calls from any part of the country. We are giving 2 GB data pack, 100 SMSes. The members of Patanjali just have to show their identity and their SIM will be activated soon after some paperwork.
Sunil Garg, BSNL Chief General Manager

(With inputs from The Indian Express and the Indian Brand Equity Foundation)

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