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Tata Tele cuts STD rates by 47 per cent

Tata Teleservices Ltd joined STD rate-cut war started by state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, by announcing exactly 47 per cent reduction for calls made from a distance beyond 500 kms to Rs 4.80 per minute from the existing Rs nine.

business Updated: Apr 18, 2003 17:17 IST

Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTSL) joined STD rate-cut war started by state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), by announcing exactly 47 per cent reduction for calls made from a distance beyond 500 kms to Rs 4.80 per minute from the existing Rs nine.

The fall in tariff would benefit all the three segments of landline, CDMA mobile and fixed wireless customers.

The new flat rate of Rs 4.80 per minute would be applicable from March7 till March 31, after which the new interconnect user regime would come into effect, TTSL said in a statement.

This tariff would be applicable to six circles of Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

Two days ago, BSNL slashed STD rates by 47 per cent for distance beyond 500 kms to Rs 4.80 per minute from the existing Rs 9.

Earlier, BSNL had cut mobile-to-mobile STD tariffs to Rs 4.80 per minute from Rs 9 beyond 500 kms, while retaining the existing rates for below 500 km categories.

The Corporation, in fact, had bettered the mobile-to- mobile STD rate cut announcement by cellular operators by going a step forward and extending the benefit of its reduced STD tariffs to calls from mobile to fixed line telephones also.

First Published: Mar 06, 2003 12:19 IST