MTNL Triggers All Private Operators On Pay Per Second Tariff

MTNL Triggers All Private Operators On Pay Per Second TariffThe Indian mobile telecommunications price war has come into a new juncture day by day, after the Reliance Mobile’s Price War Campaign against Airtel now state run Telecom Operator Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL)  has targeted its rivals and private Mobile Service operators by media ads with the tag line of MTNL’s Champion PAY PER SECOND Plan ahead of all others.

MTNL is the first 3G Mobile Service operator in India  which  has openly come up with a ad campaign targeting  all private 2G Mobile service operator like Airtel, Idea Cellular,Vodafone, Reliance and Tata Docomo quoting “MTNL BETTER THAN THE REST! with a comparison chart MTNL’s Pay Per Second Plans with  Airtel, Idea Cellular,Vodafone, Relaince Mobile and TATA Docomo’s  tariffs in Pay Per Second segments.

Though this is first of its kind, by State run telecom operator or PSU who has come up directly against the private operators with media ad on tariff.

PAY PER SECONDs Plan Comparison Chart, Published By MTNL (Mumbai and Delhi)

Video calls(3G) Own Network ½ paisa/sec NA NA NA NA NA
Video Calls (3G) Other Network 1 Paisa/sec NA NA NA NA NA
Local call to Own Network ½ paisa/sec 1paisa/sec 1paisa/sec 1paisa/sec 1paisa/sec 1paisa/sec
Local call to Other Network 1paisa/sec 1.2 paisa/sec 1paisa/sec 1.2 paisa/sec 1paisa/sec 1paisa/sec
STD Calls to Own N/W ½ paisa/sec 1paisa/sec 1paisa/sec 1paisa/sec 1paisa/sec* 1paisa/sec
STD Calls to Other N/W 1paisa/sec 1.2 paisa/sec 1paisa/sec 1.2 paisa/sec 1paisa/sec 1paisa/sec
Local SMS 25paisa Re.1 60paisa Re.1 60paisa 50paisa
National SMS Re.1 Rs.1.50 Rs.1.20 Rs.1.50 Rs.1.20 50paisa
Data Charges (GPRS / 3G) 1paisa for 10Kb 10paisa 10KB 1paisa per KB 10paisa for 10KB 1 paisa per KB 50paisa per MB

MTNL also quoted that its Pay Per Second plans comes with fully transparent billing and its prepaid customers are free to recharge with Full Talk time and also Extra Talk Time Power Recharges can be clubbed with its Pay Per Second Plan. Hence most of all private operator restrict the full talk time recharges/offers on Pay Per Second plans and wont offer any Extra Talk Time as MTNL offers with its GSM 2.75G and 3G mobile service in Mumbai and Delhi circles.

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Mathew Abraham
August 2, 2013 1:54 pm 1:54 PM


December 10, 2009 11:06 am 11:06 AM

MTNL new plan per second billing is top fevrate paln, but on roaming it very costly pl. rectify for on roaming same as home plan.

December 7, 2009 9:05 pm 9:05 PM

mtnl plan of 19 ps/min on net, 49 ps to others – plan is also good. but cost of voucher is too high with rs 108/- (tt is also less 22 m) n that also for validity of 6 m only. not even 1 year.
mtnl plz increase validity in 108 bonus coupon to 1 year at least.