BSNL halves mobile and landline STD rates, revises mobile roaming charges

Mumbai: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), the country's largest telecom provider, has announced reduction of up to 50 per cent in STD charges of cellular services. State-run BSNL also halved the call charges of landline services from 11 June.

Under the landline services, STD rates will now be Rs1.20 per minute against Rs2.40 earlier to all networks under the general and "sulabh" plans.

"The intra-circle call charges, to BSNL network and inter circle (STD) call charges to all the networks has also been reduced by 50 per cent," BSNL CMD Kuldeep Goyal said.

BSNL also revised roaming charges under prepaid and postpaid services.

Earlier, state-owned telecom service provider MTNL and private telecom operators like Airtel and Vodafone, including others, had brought down their STD and roaming charges.
Starting Wednesday, all local calls from BSNL post-paid mobile network will cost Re1 per minute, coming down from Rs1.20 earlier, while STD calls will be charged at a flat Rs1.20 within the BSNL network and Rs1.40 for calls to any other service provider.

The corresponding tariff for the telco's rural consumer will be 80 paise a minute.