India’s National Telecom back bone and pan India 3G mobile service operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) today announced that it has added a total of 2.5 million new GSM subscribers which is the highest number of new mobile subscribers additions in the month of October 2010.
Announcing the new achievement of BSNL, Mr Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for IT and Communications said that the telecom PSU BSNL, which was lagging behind private telcos in terms of new subscriber additions, has garnered over two million subscriber every month from the August till October, 2010.
Mr Pilot also added that at present BSNL had 3G coverage in 675 cities and will expand 3G services to 120 more cities across India by December 2010.
Earlier BSNL had added 2.2 million users in August and 2.4 millions in September 2010 which was the highest number of new mobile subscribers additions among all the telecom operators.
At the event BSNL also announced the Pan India launch of its “Pyari Jodi Offer” (earlier known as Home Unlimited Plan) which was first launched in Kerala telecom circle as a promotional offer to celebrate the Onam, after getting tremendous response BSNL extended the same plan in some more circles across India.
GET More Do More Offer : With the new Prepaid GSM connection under Payri Joadi Offer prospective subscribers will get a free talk time of Rs.15, 1000 Local/National SMS and 1000 MB data free and can also call two BSNL Local numbers at a reduced rate of 20 paisa per minute and one BSNL STD number (anywhere in India) at a reduced rate of just 20 paisa per minute without paying any additional monthly charges under by default FnF schemes.
Speaking on the pan India launch of “Pyari Jodi Offer”, Mr Gopal Das, CMD BSNL said that ” BSNL launched various affordable and customer friendly 2G and 3G tariff plans and We plan to add over 2.5 million 3G Mobile and Data users in the next five months ending March, 2011.