State-run Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) today decided to cut its international call rates to 26 countries, including the US, Canada and China, for its GSM and 3G subscribers to Re1 a minute.
This comes as part of a scheme to reduce call rates to 26 countries to mark 25 years of service by the company. The new call rates would be in force for a period of three months.
"We are expecting Rs10-15 crore revenue addition through our ISD rate reductions, which -- in all -- include 26 countries through volume growth. About 1-2 lakh more subscribers are expected to add to our existing 50 lakh user base on account of this," MTNL CMD Kuldip Goyal said in New Delhi.
Calls to Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore would also be charged at Re1 a minute.
Currently, an ISD call to China costs Rs9.20 a minute and that for Singapore, Hong Kong and Canada is charged at Rs6.30.
The PSU has cut call rates to 26 countries in the Rs6.30-Rs18 a minute range to Re1-Rs5 a minute.