BSNL Launches Two New Free Incoming Call Plans for National Roaming

By July 10th, 2013 AT 1:58 PM

India’s national telecom backbone Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) today introduced new National Roaming Plan (RTP) and Free Incoming Call Plan (RTP-FR) for its prepaid customers across India at Rs.405 and Rs.705.

BSNL New Free Incoming Call Plans for National Roaming

With the new Free Incoming Call Plan (RTP-FR) – 705 plan All incoming calls while national roaming will be Unlimited Free on BSNL and MTNL Network across India. BSNL offering some free minutes for Voice and Video Callings and SMS with this plan. Beyond Free usage all outgoing calls at 80p/min for BSNL to BSNL local/STD calling and Rs.1/min and all other networks.

Apart from RTP-FR 705, BSNL also launched new National Roaming Plan priced at Rs.405 with free minutes for outgoing calls and Incoming call charges in MTNL roaming area will be 75p/min and Unlimited FREE for roaming in BSNL Network across India.

Additionally BSNL offering one Roam FREE Plan for Rs.199 per month which is already available to all prepaid customers across India.

BSNL FREE Incoming Call and National Roaming Plan in Details :

   New Roaming PlansExisting/Old Plan
RTP 405RTP FR 705Roam FREE 199
MRPRs.405Rs.705Rs.199
Free Voice Calls (BSNL to BSNL)168 Minutes168 Minutes4500 Seconds
Validity180 Days (6 months)180 Days (6 months)180 Days (6 months)
Free Voice Calls(all other network)168 Minutes168 Minutes4500 Seconds
Free 3G Video Calls (BSNL to BSNL)100 Minutes100 Minutes3000 Seconds
FREE 3G Data200 MB200 MB50 MB
FREE SMS100 (L+N)100(L+N)50 (L+N)
Local and STD Outgoing Calls (Home)80p/min (on-net)Rs.1/min (off-net)80p/min (on-net)Rs.1/Min (off-net)1.2p/Sec (on-net)1.5p/Sec (off-net)
Local and STD Outgoing Calls (National Roaming)80p/min (on-net)Rs.1/Min (off-net)80p/min (on-net)Rs.1/Min (off-net)Local Rs.1/minSTD : Rs.1.50/min
Incoming Calls on BSNL Network While RoamingUnlimited FREEUnlimited FREEUnlimited FREE
Incoming Calls on MTNL Network While Roaming in Mumbai/Delhi75p/MinUnlimited FREE75p/Min
3G Video Calls ChargesRs.2/MinRs.2/Min4p/Second

Note : The MRP of  STVs mentioned above may be fixed in the price band up to Rs.5 (+/-) of above price considering the respective circles conditions.

Our View : BSNL’s new Roaming plans or Free Incoming Plans at Rs.405 and Rs.705 are little over priced and not attractive compare to recently launched National Roaming Plans by its competitors/operators  like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular, and Reliance Communications  (Rcom).  Drop comments !

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