BSNL unveils unlimited local and STD call plans at Rs 144
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Cashing in on the rollout by several telecom operators offering unlimited free call facility, Government run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd today joined the bandwagon with launch of a new Rs 144 plan for its customers offering similar features.
The plan, which is valid for six months, would offer unlimited local and STD calls to any network for a period of one month and it would come with 300MB data, BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Srivastava told reporters.
After handing over two new packs to customers, Srivastava said with the new pack, calls are absolutely free and would be available for both pre-paid and post-paid customers. The telecom service provider was also taking up several initiatives including launch of 4,400 WiFi hotspots across the country.
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“We have 4,400 WIFI hotspots launched country wide. I think in Mahabalipuram near Chennai has a similar WiFi hotspots. Our immediate strategy is to expand this. In next one year, we will be having around 40,000 WiFi Hotspots across the country,” he said.
Besides the company had also obtained 2500 Mhz from Government of India for launching service in rural areas, he said, adding BSNL would unveil classic LTE (Long Term Evolution) spectrum in phased manner.
Airtel also recently launched two new postpaid plans for its users across the country. The company has launched two Infinity plans priced at Rs 549 and Rs 799. Users get unlimited voice call over any network in India in addition to 4G data benefits. Both the plans include free incoming calls on national roaming and free 100 SMS per day. Under the Infinity Plan worth Rs 549, users get unlimited free local and STD voice calls to any network in India. Users will also get 1GB free data for non-4G handsets and 3GB if they are using a 4G-supported phone. In addition to these, Airtel is also giving its users a premium access to its Wynk Music and Wynk Movie service.
The other plan costs Rs 799 and gives users access to unlimited free local and STD calls to any network in India. Along with this, users also get 3G data benefit of 3GB for non-4G phones and 5GB for 4G handsets. Just like the RS 549 plan, this plan also includes a premium access to Airtel’s Wynk Music and Wynk Movie service.