BSNL bill pay by credit cards soon
LAKHS OF Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) Indore customers need not carry cash to make their bill payments any longer as BSNL Indore is making preparations to allow its customers to make payments by credit cards. Indore will be the first City in Madhya Pradesh where BSNL would be extending such a facility.india Updated: Mar 03, 2006 16:27 IST
LAKHS OF Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) Indore customers need not carry cash to make their bill payments any longer as BSNL Indore is making preparations to allow its customers to make payments by credit cards. Indore will be the first City in Madhya Pradesh where BSNL would be extending such a facility.
BSNL, Indore, General Manager AK Nigam addressing a press conference here today said that the payment through credit card has been a long-standing demand of BSNL customers in the State. “Very soon, say by mid of this month, we will give the facility of making payments by credit cards to our customers in Indore,” Nigam said. Initially, this facility will be available at Nehru Park, Meghdoot Park and Transport Nagar cash counters of BSNL.
Nigam said the BSNL has already started its ambitious One India Plan under which the customers will be able to make calls for just Re 1 across India.
This plan will be applicable to BSNL’s landline connections, WLL and mobile connections. For the landline connections, the monthly rent under this plan will be Rs 299 and every call of one minute will cost just Re 1. Existing customers can switch over to the new plan by just giving an application in this regard, the BSNL general manager said.
For the prepaid mobile customers also, the monthly rental under this plan would be Rs 299 and there will be no free calls. For BSNL customers calls within the circle from mobile to mobile would cost only 40 paise per minute while calls to BSNL landline, WLL and calls made to other operators would cost Re 1 per call per minute.
The existing post-paid customers can switch over to this new plan by just giving an application at customer care centre at Nehru Park.
However, the existing pre-paid customers cannot apply for conversion to new plan due to some technical problem. But, the new Excel customers can opt for the new Plan with a deposit of Rs 1,100.
The BSNL’s postpaid mobile connection CellOne is presently available on demand, the Excel connections will be also be available by the middle of this month, Nigam said.
In order to attract new customers to its fold, the BSNL has announced that people do not have to go to the BSNL office to book new connections. By just dialling the toll free number 1662, people can register their name for new connections and the BNSL executive will come to the customers’ residence for completing other formalities.
Under this non-STD connection plan, the BSNL will give new connection for just Rs 250 and there will be the attraction of free ITC card of Rs 200 thereby making the new connection just for Rs 50, Nigam said. This plan will be on till March 31.
Nigam also said that the ongoing free trial of Broadband plan has also been extended till March 31.