BSNL cuts down on free on-net minutes for landline connections Pan India

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BSNL the PSU with the largest subscriber base in landline connections Pan India, has decided to revise the tariffs for its subscribers in both rural and urban areas.


The fixed monthly charges (FMC) of some landline plans have been increased by Rs.20 while the corresponding free metered call units (MCU) for calling other BSNL numbers have nearly been halved. The details of the tariff hike are outlined in the table.

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Existing FMC (in Rs.)120140195160220220
Existing FreeMCUs


120 onBSNL N/W


140 onBSNL N/W


195 onBSNL N/W


160 onBSNL N/W only220onBSNL N/W only220 on BSNL N/W only
Revised FMC (in Rs.)140160195180220220
Revised Free On-net MCUs ( local+ STD)75 On BSNL Network only75 OnBSNL Network only100  OnBSNL Network only90         OnBSNL Network only110      OnBSNL Network only110  On BSNL Network only
Additional facilityUnlimited free calls from BSNL Landline phone to mobile & landline of any network with in India between 9PM to 7AM.
Call charges after free calls / day callsNo change in call charges & call pulse duration.

Along with the bundled free MCUs for BSNL numbers, all the above plans also include free night time calling to any mobile or landline network Pan India between 9 PM to 7 AM. The above tariff hike will come into effect from 1st November 2015 in all 20 circles where BSNL operates.

Subscribers who have recently taken a BSNL landline connection will be allowed to enjoy the existing tariff plan for up to 6 months on the network, after which the revised tariff will be applicable to them. Readers are requested to confirm with customer service before subscribing to any of the above landline tariff plans.

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