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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