BSNL will be offering unlimited free calls from its fixed line phones to any operator and any type of connection, including mobile phones, anywhere in the country beginning 1 May, in a bid to boost its landline business. The scheme, however, would be limited to calls made from 9 pm to 7 am.
"BSNL has introduced unlimited free calling during night hours from its landline phones to all landline phones and mobile phones of all service provider's network on all India basis from 1st May," BSNL said in a statement.
The scheme would be operational between 9 pm and 7 am and would cover all types of connections, including general plans of rural and urban areas, landline special plans as well as all major combo (landline with broadband) plans, the statement added.
BSNL, which dominates landline market, was the biggest loser of fixed-line customers in February while Airtel emerged as top gainer. The company had over 1.66 crore landlines at the end of February.
Even after losing 162,556 landline customers in February, BSNL dominates the market with 62.26 per cent share.