New Delhi: To boost landline business, telecom operator BSNL has announced unlimited free calling scheme from BSNL landline to any network’s mobile and landline on all Sundays on pan India basis from August 15, 2016 onwards. This is in addition to the night hour scheme wherein one can make free calls to any operator between 9pm to 7am every day.
“The competent authority on recommendation of tariff committee – CFA (Consumer Fixed Access) has approved unlimited free calling from BSNL landline to any network’s mobile and landline on all Sundays on pan India basis with effect from August 15, 2016,” read the press statement issued by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) headquarters Delhi.
The scheme has come over a year after BSNL introduced unlimited free calling (local and STD) during night (9pm to 7am) from its landline phones to all landline phones and mobile phones of all service provider’s network on all India basis.
“With this circular, BSNL also launched promotional offer for new landline customers for a period of 90 days with effect from August 15. The customers who get a new landline in the 90 day period starting from August 15 will only have to pay a fixed monthly charge of Rs 49 and the installation charges will be free. The additional facility of free night calling (local and STD) will also be available for them,” said KS Rana, AGM (sales), Meerut.
Otherwise, a new landline installation charge is Rs 500. Under the scheme, all major landline general plans of rural and urban areas, landline special plans as well as all major combo (landline with broadband) plans are covered.
Detailing the reasons to start this plan, Rana said, “The business of landlines is on a low because people these days prefer cellphones over landlines. This initiative is meant to attract more customers towards BSNL.”