BSNL to offer lower calling tariff for new Prepaid subscribers Pan India

State run BSNL will provide lower calling tariff for both local as well as STD, on-net as well as off-net voice calls on both per second as well as per minute platform for new prepaid activations including MNP subscribers. This is an attempt by BSNL to boost its subscriber base and subsequently augment its overall revenue.


BSNL has revised the tariff rates for first recharge coupons (FRC) of denomination Rs.36  offering per second pulse and denomination Rs.37 offering per minute pulse.

FRC 36 which currently provides local and STD on-net calls at 0.8p/sec will offer it at 1p/3sec and local and STD off-net calls which are currently provided at 0.8p/sec will be offered at 2p/3sec. FRC of denomination Rs.37 which currently provides local and STD on-net calls at 50p/min will offer the same for 10p/min and local and STD off-net calls which are currently provided at 50p/min will be offered at 30p/min. Also the validities of both FRCs has been reduced from 180 days to 60 days.

Plan Voucher Existing Reduced call rate facility Revised Reduced call rate facility
Per second Plan Rs.36 Local/STD on-net @ 0.8 paisa/sec, Local/STD off-net @ 0.8 paisa/sec Local/STD on-net @ 1 paisa/3sec, Local/STD off-net @ 2 paisa/3sec
Per minute Plan Rs.37 Local/STD on-net @ 50 paisa/min, Local/STD off-net @ 50 paisa/min Local/STD on-net @ 10 paisa/min, Local/STD off-net @ 30 paisa/min

The new reduced call rates are applicable for new Prepaid activations including MNP subscribers starting from 7th November 2015 in all 20 circles where BSNL operates. The reduced call rates will not be extended to subsequent STV recharges after the 60 days duration. Readers are requested to confirm with staff at the CSC about availability of this offer  before activating a new BSNL connection.

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Sunil Mittal
November 12, 2015 8:38 pm 8:38 PM

I am porting to BSNL.

BSNL best hai mere liye.

November 8, 2015 7:35 pm 7:35 PM

!dea Haryana is constantly increasing calling tarrifs.

1.6 p/s after expiry of rate cutter pack

After 1 month changed to 1.8 p/s

Again after one month – 2 p/s

Wtf !dea ?

Plz guys

Suggest any cheap operator in haryana with good rural coverage.

November 8, 2015 9:00 pm 9:00 PM

If you find Idea expensive then ignore airtel and especially Vodafone(3rd class premium network).. . Go for docomo but I bet there is no difference in basic tariff among all operators..

Kapil Kaushik
November 9, 2015 12:33 am 12:33 AM
!dea haryana is increasing its tarrif to the next level, in airtel u’ll get 1gb ‘3G’ for just 148 and in !dea you have to pay 175 for 1GB for ‘2G’ data.. Not only that they are increasing tarrif of voice calls and reducing validity of the rate cutter vouchers… idea is in its own world, not thinking about customers and increasing tarrifs to another extent where people start porting out from them.. I think airtel is No.1 operator of india, best in class services and their tarrifs are fine, not low not too high, just perfect for the kind… Read more »
November 9, 2015 9:30 am 9:30 AM

Does videocon have good rural coverage ?

November 9, 2015 7:59 pm 7:59 PM

Videocon coverage has been improved from last few months, and moreover they have tieup with TATA DOCOMO in haryana. You can manually select TATA DOCOMO’s network where there is low or no coverage of videocon. The best rural coverage operators are BSNL, Vodafone and idea in haryana as they all works on 900Mhz in haryana.

November 8, 2015 4:31 pm 4:31 PM

Dear BSNL please keep the price always contact and 10 and 30 paise onnet and offnet .you will get more customer and become bsnl profitable

November 8, 2015 7:05 pm 7:05 PM

Yes. We want cheap international prepaid roaming also in BSNL.