BSNL slashes international call rates
Under the new tariffs, ISD rates to the US, UK and Canada would be Rs 6 per minute (10 second pulse).india Updated: Mar 09, 2006 11:57 IST
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited on Wednesday slashed international long distance call rates to Rs 6 a minute, with 10 seconds pulse, for users opting One India tariff plan.
Under the new tariffs, ISD rates to the US, UK and Canada would be Rs 6 per minute (10 second pulse) against the rate of Rs 7.20 per minute under other plans, BSNL said.
Similarly, the rates for Europe (other than UK), Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Hong Kong will now be Rs 8 a minute with 7.5 second pulse as against the existing Rs 9.60 a minute.
To the rest of the world, the rates would be Rs 10 per minute with six seconds pulse as against Rs 12 earlier.
The rates have come into effect from March 1.
"The new ISD rates are 17 per cent lower than the rates offered by BSNL under other tariff plans in both fixed and mobile segment," BSNL said.
The company also claimed that the rates offered by BSNL are the "lowest in the market".
Further, the rates offered by other operators are on per minute basis and work out to about 20-25 per cent higher when compared to BSNL rates.