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

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.) 120 140 195 160 220 220
Existing FreeMCUs


120 onBSNL N/W


140 onBSNL N/W


195 onBSNL N/W


160 onBSNL N/W only 220onBSNL N/W only 220 on BSNL N/W only
Revised FMC (in Rs.) 140 160 195 180 220 220
Revised Free On-net MCUs ( local+ STD) 75 On BSNL Network only 75 OnBSNL Network only 100  OnBSNL Network only 90         OnBSNL Network only 110      OnBSNL Network only 110  On BSNL Network only
Additional facility Unlimited 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 calls No 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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11 Comments on "BSNL cuts down on free on-net minutes for landline connections Pan India"


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Anil Sharma
October 23, 2015 8:58 pm 8:58 PM

Really no replacement of Landline service and its voice quality. Its amazing! Un-matched .

S Gopal
October 23, 2015 10:03 pm 10:03 PM


S Gopal
October 23, 2015 4:58 pm 4:58 PM
BSNL really has to rejig its landline operations and needs to address the serious existential question, why do we operate landlines. Across the globe the landline operator survives and makes profits primarily due to it being the provider of wired broadband services. BSNL Broadband (DataOne) although presently the numero uno wired broadband provider, has been unable to expand its subscriber base in a huge ways coupled with losing out in certain parts of metropolitan cities to aggressive competitors such as Airtel and smaller players led by ACT. As rightfully said by Sayed Ejaz, most landline operators are now offering unlimited… Read more »
October 22, 2015 12:08 pm 12:08 PM

BSNL has made landline service the most expensive telephone service in India.

Sayed Ejaz
October 22, 2015 3:12 pm 3:12 PM

Oh this is sad.
all western countries providing Landline to Landline unlimited at monthly fee.
why bsnl not giving such things.

they are suporting private telecos.
they can give landline to landline unlimites but they will not.

October 23, 2015 7:58 am 7:58 AM

most western countries don’t even have landline facilities. e.g. verizon is doing its best to cut copper lines without providing any replacement.

October 22, 2015 3:10 pm 3:10 PM

I dont think its too expensive as they have unlimited night calls to any network!

October 22, 2015 12:14 pm 12:14 PM

Fraudtel has made the mobile and data services the most expensive in the world !!!.

October 23, 2015 3:15 pm 3:15 PM


Madhan Kumar
October 22, 2015 3:03 pm 3:03 PM