BSNL sets goals for faster growth; introduces new tariffs

BANGALORE: The new tariff package BSNL has announced for its cellular service CellOne has made it one of the cheapest cellular services in the country. The slashed rates would be effective from 10 September.



From the existing intra circle rate for pre-paid cards of Rs 2.20 per minute the tariff has been reduced to Re.0.90 per min. These rates will apply to all to all outgoing calls from CellOne to BSNL's or another network. SMS charges remain unchanged at Re0.60 per minute within the state and Re1.00 per min outside.

STD charges have also been reduced by around 33 per cent. For calls to fixed lines the calls charges are Rs.1.20 per minute intra circle and Rs 2.40 per minute inter circle.

For the post-paid plan 325 the new intra circle rates would be Rs 0.80 per minute and Rs 2.40 per minute for inter circle call beyond 200 kms



According to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) principal general manage P Ganesh BSNL's cellular growth in Karnataka had crossed 500,000 in just 24 months from launch, with more than 200,000 connections from Bangalore. BSNL officials are now targeting a figure of 800,000 connections by this year-end. On a national scale, BSNL expects to grow by 25 per cent.



As reported by, BSNL has adopted the innovative way of delivering its cellular recharge cards by associating with Bangalore Postal and Telegraph department. About 252 post offices in Bangalore and Channapatna districts have already started distributing BSNL Excel recharge coupons. BSNL along with the P&T department expects to extend this facility in a phased manner throughout the state shortly. A subscriber would be required to call up the nearest post office (PO) for charge cards and they would be delivered by the postman at their doorsteps along with the regular mail. Coupons of Rs 70, Rs 150, Rs 1000, and Rs 2000 will be sold by the post offices. In a move to make things easier for their post-paid CellOne subscribers, ECS facility payments for bills have been started.

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