Pay Per Second Versus Pay Per Minute, Exclusive Tariff Comparison

Indian wireless market is booming from last 2 years to be world’s 2nd maximum mobile population. There are 14 company playing in this field and competition is maximum. With intense Tariff war call rate is reduced to Half a Paisa per Second, cheapest in the World. This market is well ruled by DoT & TRAI. Telecom operators serve both on CDMA & GSM technologies, with 2 different association of COAI & AUSPI. Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL & Reliance are in top 30 telecom operators of the world.

We have summed up an tariff comparison of Pay Per Second with Pay per minute – how customer pay for their calls. This tariff comparison chart will also help to select best operator option for you. You can differentiate your usage pattern – longer calls or shorter calls and therefor you can compare your current operator with all operators’ tariffs. Clearly Second pulse helps to save some coins but per minutes calls with lower tariff for longer calls help you to save more.

Pay Per Second Versus Pay Per Minute, TelecomTalk’s Exclusive Tariff Comparison-:

Duration of calls (seconds) 50p/min  (Reliance,BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone, S Tel etc)

# BSNL charged 49p/minute under [email protected] plan

1p/sec (Tata Docomo, Aircel, Airtel, BSNL, Vodafone, Reliance, Loop, & all) 1p/2sec# (MTS Kolkata lifetime offer; Aircel, Idea, Tata Docomo with Rs45/month)

MTNL (Mumbai-Delhi)

Uninor 29p/min with ‘call setup charge’ of 39p per call Reliance Mobile’s Re1/3minute Tata Indicom’s Teen Pe Teen with 1p/sec


30 50p 30p 15p 68p Re1 30p
45 50p 45p 23p 68p Re1 45p
60 50p 60p 30p 68p Re1 60p
80 Re1 80p 40p 97p Re1 80p
120 Re1 Rs1.20 60p 97p Re1 Rs1.20
150 Rs1.50 Rs1.50 75p Rs1.26 Re1 Rs1.50
180 Rs1.50 Rs1.80 90p Rs1.26 Re1 Rs1.80
200 Rs2.00 Rs2.00 Re1 Rs1.55 Rs2 Rs1.80
240 Rs2.00 Rs2.40 Rs 1.20 Rs1.55 Rs2 Rs1.80
275 Rs2.50 Rs2.75 Rs 1.38 Rs1.84 Rs2 Rs1.80
300 Rs2.50 Rs3.00 Rs 1.50 Rs1.84 Rs2 Rs1.80
320 Rs3.00 Rs3.20 Rs 1.60 Rs2.13 Rs2 Rs1.80
360 Rs3.00 Rs3.60 Rs 1.80 Rs2.13 Rs2 Rs1.80
400 Rs3.50 Rs4.00 Rs2.00 Rs2.42 Rs3 Rs2.20
500 Rs4.50 Rs5.00 Rs2.50 Rs3.00 Rs3 Rs3.20
600 Rs5.00 Rs6.00 Rs3.00 Rs3.29 Rs4 Rs3.20

# MTNL has 0.5p/sec (Half Paisa per Second) tariff,and odd and even figure of the call charges according to the call duration will be adjusted in next call.

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May 7, 2012 1:20 pm 1:20 PM

hi ansh,
I think there is a slight error it has to be 50 p/call instead of 50 p’sec.plz rectify it.

April 8, 2010 11:05 am 11:05 AM

in maximum call duration is 3 minutes so BSNL 49p/min plan is best

March 18, 2010 9:54 am 9:54 AM

For longer local calls Tata is the cheapest even with daily rentals.. No debates on that.. For longer STD calls [email protected] paise per minute is the cheapest.. Use combination to get the best value..