BSNL today announced the launch of 'One Number, One Nation, One Rupee a Day' plan through a new roaming Special Tariff Voucher (STV), STV-90 that provides a validity of 90 days. This launch has come just five days after the launch of MTNL's roam free plan. We had then reported about BSNL introducing free roaming at Rs. 1 per day.
STV-90 offers free unlimited roaming all over India. The local and national outgoing calls made from roaming circle will be charged 1.5 p/sec. It must be noted that by activating BSNL's roaming STVs consumers will continue to enjoy the base plan tariffs in home circle. In addition to STV-90 other roaming STVs from BSNL are:
- STV-5: Unlimited incoming while in roaming, outgoing local/national @ 1.5 p/sec valid for a day
- STV-33: Unlimited incoming while in roaming, outgoing local/national @ 1.5 p/sec valid for 7 days
- STV-69: Unlimited incoming while in roaming, outgoing local/national @ 1.5 p/sec valid for 30 days
When you look into the three existing STVs, it is obvious that STV-90 is the best deal!
For those who need greater benefits while in roaming:
- Prepaid: RTP-FR-705 > This plan offers a validity of 180 days, provides free incoming calls while roaming plus (in both roaming/home every month)
- 336 minutes free voice call
- 100 free minutes free video call
- 100 SMS free
- 200 MB free data
- further call charges at 0.80 p/min local/STD on-net and Rs. 1.00 per min local/STD off-net
- Postpaid: RTP-FR-149 > For a monthly rental of Rs. 149 the benefits available are
- free unlimited incoming calls while roaming
- 100 free minutes outgoing (local/STD)
- 100 free SMS (local/national)
- further calls at a uniform rate of Rs. 1.00/min
With this BSNL is set to bring out a revolution. The naming of the campaign is very apt, similar to the famous ONE INDIA CAMPAIGN where landline STD tariffs were brought down to Rs. 1 in the last decade. Do you think this is the start of a revolution in mobile roaming? Are there any better plans from any other operator? Let us know.