State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced that it will withdraw its free unlimited calling benefits from BSNL landline to any landline and mobile on Sundays from February 1.
BSNL is going to withdraw the free Sunday calling benefit from February 1. This will happen nationally. But, fromCalcutta Telephones, we are working on some plans which I think will mitigate the impact for our customers,” Calcutta Telephones (CalTel) Chief General Manager SP Tripathi told PTI. For the unintended, CalTel is a unit of BSNL.Earlier, the telecom operator also revised the night voice calling scheme from 9:00 PM-7:00 AM to 10:30 AM to 6:00 AM for the broadband users. The move is in line with company’s decision to curb free night calling benefits for its broadband users.
To recall, the company introduced the free Sunday calls for landline users on August 21, 2016, which allowed users free unlimited calling from BSNL landline to any landline and mobile network of any service provider on Sundays on pan India basis.
Previously, BSNL announced a new ‘Happy Offer’ for its prepaid customers across India. The telecom operator is offering either 43 percent of extra validity or 50 percent additional data.The company revised six tariff plans including Rs 186, Rs 187, Rs 349, Rs 429, Rs 485 and Rs 666.To start with the Rs 186 and Rs 187 plans, both of them now offers unlimited voice calls along with 1GB of data per day over a period of 28 days.
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The Rs 349 and Rs 429 plans now offer unlimited voice calls (local + STD) and roaming calls along with 1GB data per day and 100 SMS per day. The former comes with a validity of 54 days, while the latter comes with 81 days of validity. The Rs 485 and Rs 666 plans offer 1.5GB of data per day along with above-mentioned benefits. Further, Rs 485 pack comes with a validity of 90 days, while the Rs 666 pack comes with a validity of 129 days.