BSNL launches next-generation video conference services across India; offers calls at half rates as a promotional offer

BSNL, the state-run telecom unit, has announced the launch of its next-generation audio and video conferencing services in India. A few months ago, BSNL started upgrading their landline network to IP-based next-generation network (NGN), which allows many additional features like audio conferencing, video conferencing, video calls, etc.

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By launching its next-generation audio and multimedia video conference service throughout India, BSNL is aiming to bag premium customers. To promote this new service, BSNL has come up with a special discount scheme with upto 60 percent discount for its customers on PAN-India basis with immediate effect upto the 30th of November 2015.

BSNL is offering lower tariffs ranging from Rs. 5/min for audio conference (involving upto 3 participants) to Rs. 6000 for a 6-hour video conference (involving 21 to 30 participants). Users can also avail zero monthly rental for this service.

Details of BSNL Audio and Multimedia Video conference tariffs
Promotional tariff – Upto 30th November , 2015
Monthly Plan Charges Audio Conference Video Conference
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Bridge Usage Charges
Nos. of participant’s Session Length Charges ( in Rs)
15 Min 30 Min 45 Min 1 Hr 2 Hrs 4 Hrs 6 Hrs Charges per 5 minutes post 1 hrs (in Rs
0-3 Rs 5/Min 100 175 250 325 600 1125 1500 40
4-10 Rs 5/Min 175 300 400 550 900 1725 2500 50
11-20 Rs 7.5/Min 300 500 625 900 1750 3250 4000 75
21-30 Rs 10/Min 500 900 1175 1500 2750 5000 6000 175

After the promotional period expires on the 30th of November 2015, a higher regular tariff will be applied from the 1st December 2015. In the regular tariff, the monthly rental for audio and video conference calls is Rs. 25 and Rs. 200 respectively. For other rates, please check the chart provided below.

Details of BSNL Audio and Multimedia Video conference tariffs
Regular Tariff – From 30th November , 2015
Monthly Plan Charges Audio Conference Video Conference
Rs 25 Rs 200
Bridge Usage Charges
Nos. of participants Session Length Charges ( in Rs)
15 Min 30 Min 45 Min 1 Hr 2 Hrs 4 Hrs 6 Hrs Charges per 5 minutes post 1 hrs (in Rs
0-3 Rs 10/Min 200 350 500 650 1200 1125 1500 40
4-10 Rs 10/Min 350 600 800 1000 1800 1750 2500 50
11-20 Rs 15/Min 600 1000 1250 1800 3500 3250 4000 75
21-30 Rs 20/Min 1000 1800 2350 3000 5500 5000 6000 125

There are some tariff terms in the conference bookings as well, and you can get those offers are;

  • There is a 25 percent discount in tariff for usage between 9PM-8AM.
  • During the peak time of 11AM-4PM, there will be an increase in tariff by 10 percent.
  • Data conferencing will be charged at the same rate as video conferencing.
  • Multimedia video conference can have non-BSNL participants, and would be provided on BSNL landline number only.
  • Conference booking will be charged at Rs. 25.

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Sarveshwar
September 15, 2015 8:13 pm 8:13 PM

Meh. Adding services no matter how wonderful, cheap or whatever, will not improve the behaviour of their (mostly lazy) staffs and I speak from experience. Until that changes, it’s better to stay away from the headache.

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