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BSNL reduces STD call charges by 33% for calls to all Networks

In line with our commitment to provide affordable and world-class services to our esteemed customers, BSNL is reducing the STD call charges by 1/3rd. The 1/3rd reduction applies to both intra circle and inter circle STD calls.

Intra Circle STD

The call charges for distance beyond 100 kms will be Rs.1.20 per minute in place of Rs.1.80 per minute. This makes the intra circle tariff for all >50 kms calls uniform at Rs.1.20 per minute. The existing pulse rate for local & up to 50 kms calls is retained at 180 seconds (effective rate Rs.0.40 per minute). The maximum tariff of Rs.1.20 per minute makes calling from fixed phones cheaper than tariff of many mobile operators. A comparative of existing and new charges is as under:

Intra Circle STD Call Charges per minute

Particulars

Existing

Proposed Reduction
  Charges per min Pulse (in secs) Charges per min Pulse (in secs)  
F2F calls          
> 100 kms 1.80 40 1.20 60 33%

Inter Circle STD

The call charges for distance beyond 200 kms will be Rs.2.40 per minute in place of Rs.3.60 per minute. This makes the intra circle tariff for all >50 kms calls uniform at Rs.2.40 per minute. The existing pulse rate for local & up to 50 kms calls is retained at 90 seconds (effective rate Rs.0.80 per minute). The maximum tariff of Rs.2.40 per minute makes calling from fixed phones cheaper than tariff of most of the mobile operators. A comparative of existing and new charges is as under:

Inter Circle STD Call Charges per minute

Particulars Existing   Proposed   Reduction
  Charges per min Pulse (in secs) Charges per min Pulse (in secs)  
F2F calls          
> 200 kms 3.60 20 2.40 30 33%

The new reduced rates will be effective from 10th September 2004.

BSNL expects the traffic to increase with the latest reduction, which is available to all fixed line customers including the STD PCO's.
The subscribers opting for "BSNL's Alternate Packages" will get further discounted rates. For example, the effective charges per minute for a subscriber of "BSNL's super package" will be maximum Rs. 0.80 per minute for an intra circle call & Rs.1.60 per minute for an inter circle call.
BSNL rationalises Fixed to Cellular Call Charges
BSNL eliminates discrimination against the subscribers located in the Short Distance Charging Centers (SDCA) where the Cellular Operators do not have the Point of Interconnection (POI). The earlier differential rates from Uniform pulse rate of 60 seconds will apply to fixed line subscribers when making a call to BSNL's CellOne / Excel cellular subscribers & uniform 45 seconds pulse will apply for calls to other cellular networks. These pulses will be available from 10 th September 2004 and will be available to all subscribers irrespective of the location of POI.
 

Revised Pulse Rate in Seconds per Metered Call Unit(MCU)

Calls originating by bfone ( fixed line/ landline ) subscribers

*WLL: Wireless in Local Loop
*FWT: Fixed WLL Terminal
*UASP: Unified Access Service Provider
Terminating Network
Particulars Basic Cellular UASP
Fixed including FWT + UASP (Fixed) WLL
(Limited Mobility)
To level 94
(BSNL Cell)
All others Both limited & Fully Mobile
Intra Circle
Local 180 90 60 45 45
0-50 kms 180 90
>50 kms 60 60
Inter Circle
0-50 kms 90 60

30

>50 kms 30 30

Calls originating by tarang (WLL-Limited Mobility) subscribers

Terminating Network
Particulars Basic Cellular   UASP
  Fixed including FWT + UASP (Fixed) WLL (Limited Mobility) To level 94
(BSNL's Cell)
All others Both limited & Fully Mobile
Intra Circle
Local 90 180 60 45 45
0-50 kms 90 180
>50 kms 60 60
Inter Circle
0-50 kms 60 90 30
>50 kms 30 30

The revised rates will be effective from 10th September 2004

These rates will be applicable for Trunk calls and calls from STD/ISD PCO's also.

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