MTNL has said that it will have no blackout days, which means that its consumers will enjoy the discounts that they enjoy on other days on Diwali as well.
Generaly all the operators charge the base rate for SMSes (which varies between Rs 1 to Rs 1.5 for each SMS), however with MTNL announcing no Blackout day its consumers will be able to use discounts on SMS even on normal blackout days.
Discounts are in the form of SMS packs which offer SMS at 1 paisa per SMS or at times a fixed number of free SMS, both of which can be on Diwali as well.
Public sector mobile operator which offers services in Delhi and Mumbai has also introduced two ‘Diwali Special Top Up coupons’ priced at Rs 1,000 and Rs 3,000. The E Top Up-1000 offers core talk time of Rs 1,200 while with E Top Up-3000, subscribers will get talk-time Rs 4,000.