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Call anywhere in India at Re 1

BSNL and MTNL announced their much-awaited OneIndia plan which offers uniform rates, effective from March 1.

india Updated: Feb 10, 2006 14:45 IST

In a major bonanza for customers, state owned BSNL and MTNL on Friday announced a maximum tariff of Rs one per minute for calls anywhere in the country under the much publicised OneIndia plan, effective from March 1.

The two communication companies jointly announced the new telecom packages under which BSNL would offer a minimum tariff of 40 paise a minute for its mobile subscribers (post-paid) for calls on its network.

Under the new tariff package, fixed-line services would have a rental of Rs 299 a month and the local call charges would be Rs 1 for three minutes.

All other calls made from landline phones anywhere in the country or on mobile phones would be charged at the rate of Rs one a minute, BSNL Chairman AK Sinha told reporters.

For its post-paid mobile services, the corporation has proposed a rental of Rs 299 and the calls to other BSNL subscribers would be at the rate of 40 paise a minute. Calls to any other network across the country would attract a tariff of Rs one a minute, he said.

The pre-paid subscribers, on the other hand are being offered a package or Rs 799 which would include a talk time of Rs 550 for a validity period of 30 days. Under the package, calls made to BSNL subscribers would be at the rate of 60 paise a minute while for other networks it would be at the rate of Rs one a minute.

First Published: Feb 10, 2006 02:18 IST