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Hutchison-Essar lowers STD, ISD charges

Leading private cellular operator Hutchison-Essar lowered both domestic and international long distance charges.

india Updated: Mar 16, 2006 20:53 IST

Leading private cellular operator Hutchison-Essar on Thursday lowered both domestic and international long distance charges for both post and pre paid subscribers.

A call to US and Canada would now cost Rs 7.20 a minute as against Rs 14.24 earlier on post paid and Rs 15.24 on pre paid cards.

Maximum ISD rate now is Rs 9.99 to any part of the world.

Similarly, the company has also reduced STD charges by 24 paise across all plans with tariffs of more than Rs 2.64, the company said in a statement, adding "the STD promotional packages that were offering reduced STD call rates of Rs 2.25 per minute at a monthly charge of Rs 25, will now offer STD call rates at Rs 2.00 per minute."

Hutch also introduced two new tariff plans offering one rupee tariff across the country to post paid subscriber at a monthly rental of Rs 299 with local hutch-to-hutch calls at the rate of Re 1 for two minutes.

In another plan, the company offered all roaming calls also at Re 1 along with all local and STD calls at same rate but at a monthly rental of Rs 499.