Delhi: State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam has started
a war of another kind. The company has announced up to
28 per cent cut in tariffs for fixed line telecom services
by reducing the monthly rentals.
the scheme, BSNL has cut the monthly rental to Rs180 from
the existing Rs250 in urban areas and Rs210 in rural areas.
The rental cut is likely to impact BSNL''s revenues by
up to Rs600 crore annually. However the scheme would benefit
CMD A K Sinha said, "The subscriber will save up
to 28 per cent in the effective monthly bills."
This follows BSNL''s recent offer on its prepaid cards
as it joined other mobile operators to launch a pre-paid
card with lifetime validity for Rs949 which includes preloaded
talk time of Rs99.
local call rates under a pre-paid card would be Rs1.60
within BSNL network and Rs2 to other networks. For STD
calls, the call rates would be Rs2.40 within the BSNL
network and Rs3 to other networks.
new scheme comes into effect from January 1.