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BSNL offer for defaulters to reconnect

BHARAT SANCHAR Nigam Limited (BSNL) has offered its nearly 9000 ?defaulter subscribers? of landline phones in the Bhopal telecom district to reconnect their telephones on payment of the outstanding amount in lump sum or 50 percent of the amount, if it is a large one. The subscriber would be exempted from paying the rental for discontinued period. The offer is aimed at wooing back the customers to its fold by the BSNL.

india Updated: Feb 26, 2006 15:27 IST

BHARAT SANCHAR Nigam Limited (BSNL) has offered its nearly 9000 ‘defaulter subscribers’ of landline phones in the Bhopal telecom district to reconnect their telephones on payment of the outstanding amount in lump sum or 50 percent of the amount, if it is a large one. The subscriber would be exempted from paying the rental for discontinued period. The offer is aimed at wooing back the customers to its fold by the BSNL.

General Manager, Telecom District, CS Litoriya said today that to facilitate the offer, the BSNL is now making information regarding reconnection facility available with the SDO ( phones) and sub-divisional engineer at customer service centers in the City.

However, the scheme has not been extended to mobile phone subscribers, who have defaulted on payments. The outstanding lying with the district telecom against the mobile phone subscribers is to the tune of Rs 1 crore. “BSNL has served notices to such customers and taking legal action against them,” the GM informed.

Following the recent announcement made by the Telecom Ministry, the district telecom would open its ‘One India’ plan from March 1.

Under the plan, the monthly rental is Rs 299 in case of landline, which is optional. The call charge is Re 1 per minute on STD and for three minutes in case of local. “There would be no free calls and the offer is meant for intra-circle calls beyond 50 Km and inter-circle calls to its own or any other network, without making any discrimination,” he said.

In case of post-paid cellular service, registration charge for the scheme is Rs 500 – a part would be taken as security deposit and the rest would be adjusted against billing amount.

The activation charge is Rs 200 and monthly rental would be Rs 299. The pulse rate would be of 60 seconds and pulse rate is Re 1 per pulse.

Similarly, for the pre-paid cellular service, BSNL has decided to start new recharge coupon worth Rs 799, which would cost Rs 880 to the subscriber due to 10 % service charge added to it. The talk-time available would be of Rs 550 for 30- day duration.

The pulse rate would be of 60 seconds and a single pulse would cost Re 1 for intra-circle. BSNL has also extended its two-months free offer on broadband service – Data One till March 31. A subscriber would be given two months rental free service, under the Home Plan-250 for the landline connection. Litoriya said modem charge of Rs 100 per month would be exempted for two months and security deposit would be taken after two months.

The GM also added that as the 32 BTS (towers) are on its process of installation, waiting list towards issuance of SIM for cellular connections would be made from March 31. The district telecom has also come up with a host of plans for its cellular and mobile services.

First Published: Feb 26, 2006 15:27 IST