Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has brought its national long-distance land-line tariffs at par with local land-line calls. STD call rates is reduced from 80 paise for 2 minutes to 80 paise for 3 minutes, which is the existing local call rate. After 300 calls, the rate goes up to Re 1, up to a maximum of Rs 1.20.
These revised rates will be automatically available to all BSNL fixed line consumers across tariff plans. The new rates are not applicable to public call booths and for calls to special services.
This will benefit 32 million subscribers of BSNL, which includes 26.2 million land-line subscribers and 5.8 million WLL fixed-line subscribers.