The two plans launched are the Paramilitary Plan and the Officer Plan for the jawans and officers respectively.
With daily free talk time for 20 minutes on any two BSNL numbers, jawans can talk with their own family, anywhere in country, under the Paramilitary Plan. The facility is also free of cost while on roaming.
Other than that the Paramilitary Plan offers reduced calling charges at 0.20 paisa/minute on any two BSNL numbers; be it mobile or landline. Jawans can choose any one BSNL number, anywhere in the country, to which they can call at just 0.30 paisa per minute.
The Paramilitary Plan is available both on 2G and 3G along with reduced video calling charges at 0.70 paisa per minute.
Apart from this, an economical plan has been launched with fixed monthly charges of Rs 99 (tax Inclusive), where one can enjoy per second pulse and tariff beyond freebies at 1 paisa per second.
Out of Rs 99, apart from facilities mentioned above, the jawans can also avail additional talk time worth Rs 75 per month. For control on expenditure, BSNL has also launched a prepaid plan, whereby jawans can recharge their mobiles using by vouchers.
Under the Officers Plan, serving officers can avail unlimited free calls to any BSNL numbers within a circle and 500 free SMS, both local and national. Besides this, they can avail 1500 minutes of free STD calls on any BSNL numbers every month. This also includes 300 minutes of free incoming roaming call and 200 minutes of free outgoing roaming call.
The other features of the plan include per minute pulse, free night calling on one's own network, unlimited free GPRS in Home LSA, STD calls at 0.40 paisa per minute, video calls at 0.70 paisa per minute. All this comes at a fixed monthly charge of Rs 425 plus taxes.
Speaking on the Special Tariif Plan launched for Armed Forces Personnel, RK Upadhyay, chairman and managing director, BSNL, said, "BSNL has always endeavoured to provide the most competitive plans for all its customers. We at BSNL wanted to treat our jawans and officers serving our nation with some smart yet easy-on-the-pocket kind of schemes. The special tariff plan has been launched with an aim to bring a large number of these jawans and officers to actively use and experience our entire bouquet.
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