BSNL revises ISD call rates, customers can save more than 75 percent
By insightVAS - Mon Oct 21, 11:45 am
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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) announced the launch of revised Special Tariff Vouchers (STVs) for International calls. It will help its 2G and 3G Mobile customers save more than 75 percent on making International calls to selected locations compare to normal tariff and also offers of all other Pan-India mobile service providers.
BSNL offering STVs for ISD Calls in the range for Rs.23 to Rs.41 for prepaid 2G and 3G customers whereas postpaid 2G and 3G users have to pay a fixed monthly charge (FMC) of Rs 20 to Rs 40 to avail the cheaper rates for International calling.
BSNL is the only mobile service provider in India which allow use of its all STVs for ISD calling while National Roaming with in BSNL network area across India same as Home network.
BSNL has divided the countries into four groups for various STVs. STV of Rs.41 offers prepaid GSM customers to call USA, Canada and Singapore for Rs 1.49 per minute whereas the normal rate is Rs.6 per minute without any pack or plan. BSNL mobile users can call China at Rs 1.49 per minute against the normal ISD tariff is Rs.10 per minute. Postpaid GSM customers too can avail the same rates with a FMC of Rs 40. The SMS tariff has been reduced to Rs 3 from Rs 5 per SMS.
For countries including France, Germany and UK, the rate has been reduced to Rs.4.49 per minute as against Rs.6 with a STV of Rs 38 for prepaid users and FMC of Rs 35 for postpaid customers. Customers can call Bangladesh, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Thailand at Rs.2.99 per minute with STV of Rs 27 as against a normal ISD call price of Rs 10. For Australia, the rate has been reduced to Rs 6.49 per minute with Rs 23 STV and a FMC of Rs 23 while SMS can be send for Rs 3.
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