BSNL revises basic Landline tariff plan across India

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), the state-run telecom service provider, has revised both rural and urban basic tariff plans for landline service across India. The fixed monthly charges for most rural and urban plans has been increased with corresponding increase in free calls. The new tariff will come in effect from 01-05-2016 on PAN India basis.


The fixed monthly cost for basic landline plan for rural area now comes at a cost of Rs 160 to Rs 220 per month based on exchange capacity. While for urban area the monthly cost is around Rs 200 to Rs 240. Monthly charges for Sulabh plan which provides just incoming facility has been increased to Rs 110 and Rs 150. BSNL has further increased installation charges for rural from existing Rs.550 to Rs 600.

 Revised Rural/Urban General Landline Tariff Plans
Rural General landline Plan Urban General landline plan One India Sulabh Plan
Particulars Exchange capacity <


Exchange capacity  >1000

& <30000

Exchange capacity >

30,000 lines

Exchange capacity

<30,000 lines



> 30,000 lines

For all Exg.


system in rural/urban

Exchange capacity

<30,000 lines

Exchange capacity

>30,000 lines

Existing FMC( in Rs.) 140 160 195 180 220 220 110 140
Existing  Free calls 75 on BSNL N/W only 75 on BSNL

N/W only

100 on BSNL

N/W only

90 on BSNL

N/W only

110 on BSNL

N/W only

110 on BSNL

N/W only

Nil Nil
Revised FMC (in Rs.)          160 180 220 200 240 240 120 150
Revised free calls 95 on BSNL

N/W only

95 on BSNL

N/W only

125 on BSNL

N/W only

110 on BSNL N/W only 130 on BSNL

N/W only

130 on BSNL

N/W only

Nil Nil

Call charges in Rs. /MCU.


No Change in call charges

O/G Calls, only on specific request of the customer. Rs.1.20

/MCU (Local+ STD)

Existing installation charge Rs.550 Rs.600
Revised Installation charge Rs.600 Rs.600

To complement the increase in tariff, BSNL has increased free calls for the plans exactly by the amount hiked. However, the free calls are only available for calls made to BSNL network. BSNL continues to offer unlimited free calls to any mobile and landline phone within India during night hours of 9 PM to 7 AM.

The hike in tariff comes at time when landline connections are on steep decline in the country. However, BSNL is of the opinion that landline service is causing huge loss for the telecom provider. With the latest revision, cost of owning a landline connection in the country has increased to new levels which can contribute to further fall in landline subscriber base.

Note: Do cross check with BSNL before opting the plan.

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April 26, 2016 8:24 pm 8:24 PM

Time has come to surrender my BSNL LL connection. Just a waste of money now. They launched 9PM-7AM unlimited and no one in our home bother to call after 9PM. So a relation of 28 years will come to an end now. Surrendering tomorrow.

To give a life to Landline they should offer at-least 350 mins (21000 seconds) of usage to any network with Rs.160+S.T rent. For 184 we get only 75 calls and that too to BSNL only or come with prepaid plans and offers same STV as that of mobile on landlines.

Mahmood Junaid
April 26, 2016 1:58 pm 1:58 PM

TRAI subscription figure for February is published.. BSNL lost 134180 landline connections… Airtel has seen a rapid expansion in its 3g subscriber base to 35.22 million from 31.02 million in January… wow… Airtel’s project leap is paying off it in a big way…

Mahmood Junaid
April 27, 2016 4:31 am 4:31 AM

Where did I compared wireline and wireless connection??? I only shared some statistics… Read properly…
For your information airtel has 3639372 wireline connection as of February… That prooves your statement is wrong..

April 26, 2016 3:56 pm 3:56 PM

134180 in a month?? That’s gotta hurt…

April 26, 2016 1:56 pm 1:56 PM

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Reliance Jio to post $1 billion revenue, 30 million subscribers this fiscal.