Detel D1 is a feature phone that comes bundled with BSNL connection offering Rs 103 talktime and cheaper voice calls.

The most economical feature phone has been launched by Detel India. Detel India partnered with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and launched Detel D1, a feature phone priced at just Rs 499.
The offer went live on December 23, 2017 and will be all across the country. Buyers who purchase the Detel D1 will get a BSNL SIM card along with the phone. The                                                                       phone along with SIM will cost Rs 499.
It may sound unbelievable but it’s true. A feature phone which can be bought for just Rs 499. It has 1.44 inch of Monochrome Display and has single SIM facility.
The phone is also backed by a good battery life of 650 mAh (15 days on standby mode). The phone is out in the market. Other features of Detel D1 include torchlight, phonebook, FM Radio, speaker, and vibration mode.
Detel feature phone buyers will now get a BSNL SIM connection with the first recharge having a validity of 365 days.
The offer is applicable on Detel D1 feature phone and it will be available across India. The Detel D1 feature phone along with BSNL connection is priced at Rs 499 where the customer is enrolled to a Rs 153 tariff plan.
The tariff plan offers a talktime of Rs 103. BSNL charges 15 paise per minute for calls on the same network. Calls to other networks are charged 40 paise per minute. The plan has a validity of 365 days and subscribers also get personal ring back tone for 28 days.

With Detel D1, BSNL is trying to compete with JioPhone, which is another feature phone that comes bundled with Jio’s 4G data plan.

Detel D1 Vs JioPhone

For those who are looking for phone with only calling benefits can opt for BSNL feature phone. It is cheaper than all the other feature phones launched recently. A phone under Rs 500 is not at a bad deal.

JioPhone is for those who have higher expectations from their feature phones.

JioPhone costs effectively zero but users have to pay Rs 500 at the time of booking and Rs 1000 at the time of delivery. It is Rs 1500 all together.

The phone comes bundled with Rs 153 plan under which you get 0.5 GB high-speed data per day, voice calling benefits, free roaming and acess to Jio bouquet of apps.