By Bandhan.P.Singh : As part of its endeavor to provide affordable telecom services to customers, BSNL, the dominant fixed line operator of the country, has slashed STD Call charges from its Fixed Line phones to any Fixed Line phone of any network to Local Call rates w.e.f. 1st December 2010. Calls from BSNL Fixed Line (Landline as well as WLL) to any Fixed Line phone (BSNL’s as well as other networks having less than 10 digit numbers) throughout India will have same charges with three minute pulse rate. Consequently the customers will now be able to talk for three minutes in one call unit charge, which varies from 80 paise to Rs 1.20 depending upon the tariff plan.
With distinctive clear voice, no call drops and uninterrupted speech, landline customers can now make long conversations across India without paying any extra STD charges.
This facility will be automatically available to all the Fixed Line Customers of all tariff plans. The customers already availing dynamic locking facility will continue to avail the same and can bar STD (Level 0) calls, if they so desire. The revised call charges will, however, not be applicable to PCO’s and for calls to special services (i.e. Level-1 services). With this long distance calls from BSNL Fixed Line to any Fixed Line Customers have now become cheaper than that of mobile.