IN ITS continuing bid to arrest the decreasing number of landline telephones, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) on Wednesday announced a new scheme to push its basic phone service.
Now, the BSNL will provide a rent-free landline connection to its Cell-One subscribers for six months. The Cell One subscribers using the Plan 325/525 or 725 will be entitled to the offer. While the phone will be installed free of cost and no rent will be charged for six months, one will be liable to pay for the outgoing calls at the rate of Rs 1.20 per minute (for each local call).
Announcing this Diwali offer at a press conference here today, UP (East) Circle CGM Omvir Singh said that after six months free landline connection would be shifted to the BSNL general plan or some other existing plan as per the request of the customer. The facility will remain available for 90 days, he added.
Replying to a question, he said that in case, the Cell One connection was surrendered within six months, rent –free basic phone would be withdrawn.
He also announced an enhanced talk value of recharge coupons. The scheme will be valid till October 31. The subscribers, who avail the scheme, will get full talk-value on the recharge coupons of Rs 300 and Rs 500 denominations whereas the coupons of Rs 2,000, Rs 3,000 and Rs 5,000 will give an additional talk value of Rs 2500, Rs 3750 and Rs 7500, respectively. He said the BSNL would also offer vanity numbers free of cost on the purchase of coupons of Rs 5000, Rs 3000 and Rs 2000 denominations.