State-run BSNL surprised its users with its new offer on Monday. The telecom operator has cut down the unlimited calling monthly rental to half. The plan provides unlimited calls to any network from a landline on Sundays and night hours. Now with the revised rate, the user only needs to pay Rs. 49 of which Rs. 99 actual.
With this plan, Customer can avail first six months for fixed monthly charge of Rs 49 and then, will be charged as per the regular plan of the respective area.
“To attract new customers to experience wireline services, BSNL launched a very cost effective and affordable promotional landline voice plan ‘Experience LL 49‘,” BSNL said in a statement.
BSNL customers under this plan can make unlimited calls every Sunday, and during night hours 9 pm to 7 am. The telco has also slashed its 3G mobile Internet rates by about three-fourths to counter Reliance Jio. Also, with the revised rates, 3G mobile data is as low as Rs. 36 per GB under a special pack.
“BSNL is the only operator which offers such a low-cost landline voice plan in the country,” said N K Gupta, Director (CFA), BSNL Board. “Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to offer up to four times extra data on existing data STVs (special tariff vouchers) available in the market,” he added.
BSNL offers its customers 8GB of data on Rs. 291 plan, which is four times of 2GB earlier. Also, Rs 78 plan doubles the data at 2GB. This would be the lowest tariff plan BSNL offers to its customers. The telecom operator has set a benchmark of offering 1GB of data at Rs. 50.