BSNL hikes national roaming tariffs

Both state run telecom PSUs BSNL and MTNL have been gradually making their tariffs dearer for their existing customer base in their effort to enhance revenue and slash burgeoning losses. Recently MTNL had slashed pulse rates for landline customers, decreased free 3G data in select 3G data packs and increased rentals of broadband plans in Mumbai circle. BSNL has now increased national roaming tariffs for prepaid customers of Per Second Plan , Per Minute Plan  and General Plan in Tamil Nadu and Chennai circles. Customers under these plans will now be charged with higher rates for voice calls , video calls and SMS while roaming across India.  These customers will now be charged Re 1/min for incoming and local outgoing voice calls and Rs 1.5/ min for STD voice  calls while roaming. Similarly SMS charges for local and national will be Rs 1.50 and video calls will be charged at 5p/sec for all calls.

BSNL Revised  National  roaming  Charges

Plan Vouchers Per  second Plan Per  Minute Plan General Plan
National  Roaming Existing Revised Existing Revised Existing Revised
(a)  Voice  Call Rs./Sec Rs./Min Rs./Min Rs./Min Rs./Min Rs./Min
Pulse  Rate  (in sec)

1

60

60

60

60

60

Local On-net

0.012

1.00

0.59

1.00

0.60

1.00

Local Off-Net

0.012

1.00

0.59

1.00

0.60

1.00

STD  On-net

0.012

1.50

0.59

1.50

0.80

1.50

STD  Off-net

0.012

1.50

0.59

1.50

0.80

1.50

Incoming Call

0.012

1.00

0.59

1.00

0.60

1.00

(b)  P2P SMS

Rs./SMS

Rs./SMS

Rs./SMS

Rs./SMS

Rs./SMS

Rs./SMS

Local SMS

0.70

1.50

0.70

1.50

0.70

1.50

National SMS

0.70

1.50

0.70

1.50

0.70

1.50

International SMS

5.00

5.00

5.00

5.00

5.00

5.00

Incoming SMS

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Non-P2P SMS

2.00

2.00

2.00

2.00

2.00

2.00

(c)    Video Calls

Rs./Min

Rs./Sec

Rs./Min

Rs./Sec

Rs./Min

Rs./Sec

Pulse  Rate  (in sec)

1

1

60

1

60

1

Local On-net

0.02

0.05

1.00

0.05

1.00

0.05

Local Off-Net

0.03

0.05

1.50

0.05

1.50

0.05

STD  On-net

0.02

0.05

1.00

0.05

1.00

0.05

STD  Off-net

0.03

0.05

1.50

0.05

1.50

0.05

Incoming call

0.02

0.05

1.00

0.05

1.00

0.05

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