Following the launch of mobile number portability (MNP), BSNL announced various schemes to woo subscribers of other companies. BSNL will provide free 2G and 3G connections, besides free talktime to MNP customers migrating to BSNL. MNP lets people switch service providers without having to change their phone numbers.
- No port in charges (Rs 19) shall be levied to customers moving to BSNL.
- The SIM card for 2G/3G shall be provided free of cost.
- An additional talk value of Rs. 100 for prepaid customers.
- Subscribers will also get 50 per cent rebate on the first month charges along with free 5 GB GPRS/3G usage for a month.
BSNL plans to focus on getting more corporate clients, offering them unlimited free national calls between all landlines and mobile phones within its network. BSNL wants to bring corporates under the Cellone network with Virtual Private Network. BSNL provides unlimited free calls in the VPN (virtual private network) service. [via]