BSNL cuts tariffs, revises "˜One India' plan

17 Oct 2006

(The Economic Times (India) via NewsEdge) Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) is reducing its fixed line tariffs by 60% come November, as it brings its 11.6 million fixed line subscribers under the "One India" plan.

These subscribers can now make STD (subscriber trunk dialing) calls anywhere in the country at 1 rupee (2.2 US cents) per minute and local calls for 1 rupee (2.2 US cents) per three minutes.

The company also reduced monthly rentals of its existing "One India" plan from 225 rupees ($4.95) to 180 rupees ($3.96), besides doubling the free calls to 50 calls a month.

The intra-circle (within state) STD calls will now be 16% cheaper as call rates come down to 1 rupee a minute from the current 1.20 rupees (2.6 US cents) a minute.

BSNL also increased the local call PCO pulse duration to 60 seconds from the present 45 seconds, still for the call rate of 1 rupee per minute.

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